Weekly Contact- July 5, 2018

Hello there,

I hope you had a happy and safe 4th perhaps with family, friends and some good food.  If you didn’t get enough celebrating, here is a reminder again of the Uplift Uptown event coming up this Saturday from 4:00 to 7:00.  Praise bands from local churches will be leading in music and worship.  There will be food and fun for the whole family.  There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted to help Marion Cares.

When you come to worship on Sunday morning, be sure to empty out your pockets, check under the couch cushions, and dump out your quarter jar, for once again we are having a noisy offering.  After the Children’s Time, the kids will be coming around with the tin buckets to gather up loose change (although we won’t say no to paper money).  All that they collect will go to benefit Marion Cares.

As far as music at worship on Sunday, Peter Binder will be playing the organ for the prelude and offertory.  Peter is a recent high school graduate and an organ student of Mark Bowman.  He has been using our organ for practice time over the last year.

I will be preaching on Mark 6:1-13 and my sermon title is “Rejected at Home.”

Finally, as many of you already know, John Heim, (our bass player in our praise band) had a serious fall a few weeks ago that resulted in a serious neck injury.  Initially, he was paralyzed from the shoulders down, but after surgery and some treatment he is starting to regain some movement.  Currently he has been moved to a rehab center in Omaha called Quality Living, Inc.  He continues to improve, and we are very hopeful.  John’s enthusiasm and optimism has not dimmed.  However, his insurance has only agreed to pay for one month of this rehab treatment.  The medical experts are saying that it could take as long as 6 months.  So John’s daughter, Jodee has set up a “Go Fund Me” page to assist the family with what could be staggering medical costs.  Keep John in your prayers and if you are interested in getting more information about what is going on with John, or to make a donation, please click here.

Stay in One Peace,