Two cancellations for you: No membership class this Sunday; the next one will be August 6 @ 9:30am. Also, first Tuesday prayer with the elders won’t happen this month due to Fourth of July. Make plans to join the elders at 6:30am next month on August 1!

Happy Fourth of July! Let’s give thanks for all the blessings we have associated with living in a prosperous country with foundations of freedom! “I will bless you … to make you a blessing.” Gen 12:2

Visiting Missionaries – Crowder Family
On Sunday we welcome our missionaries to England, Peter & Kim Crowder and family! Make a point to say hi and meet them. Join the World Missions group on the City to receive periodic updates and stay in touch with the Crowders.

French Lunch, Normandy Fundraiser – July 9
Hearty French salads, roast beef au jus sandwiches, bread, dessert … are you hungry yet? You can support the short-term mission service team going to Normandy in September just by enjoying lunch! Plan to stay after the 2nd service on July 9 for lunch in the quad. Gluten-free items will be available too. $10 per person donation is suggestion only.

Baptism – August 13
Our next baptism is on August 13. If you or someone in your family wants to participate in it or future baptisms, email Brittany ( Parents, we have an excellent workbook that helps kids understand the meaning of baptism. Contact Regina Gossage ( to get a book and learn more about the process.

When Impulsive Becomes Repulsive
Pastor Jack preached from Ecclesiastes 5:1-9, exhorting us that a healthy fear of God won’t treat Him in a rash and impulsive manner. Coming to God with emotion and questions in times of struggle is not off-limits, yet we can’t let these times blind us to His holiness and greatness and cause us to come to Him recklessly or flippantly. Listen to “When Impulsive Becomes Repulsive.

Giving Report “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to [His work] …” 2 Cor 8:5
Weekly giving needed for FY2017 budget – $18,496.19
Total giving for offering of 6/25/17 – $23,253.87
YTD giving needed for budget – $721,351.41
Actual YTD giving to budget – $763,964.66
Giving over budget – $42,613.25

This Week
July 2 – No Membership Class – Cancelled for July
July 3 & 4 – Church Office Closed – Happy Independence Day!
July 4 – No Congregational Prayer – Cancelled
July 8 – Youth Group Kings Dominion Trip

This Month
July 9 – French Lunch, Normandy Fundraiser
July 10-14 – Backyard Bible Clubs – Week 1
July 17-21 – Backyard Bible Clubs – Week 2
July 24-28 – Backyard Bible Clubs – Week 3
July 30-August 4 – Joni & Friends Camp (pray for the team)

Looking Ahead
August 6, 9:30am – Next Membership Information Class
August 6 – Chill & Grill Picnic @ Franklin Park
August 19 – High School Pool Party
August 20 & 27 – Cross-Training – Get plugged in to serve!