SPECIAL EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Movie Night: Join us on Friday, August 29 to watch the delightful and highly rated Christian family movie, Heaven is For Real, in which a four year old boy describes being in Heaven when he had to have emergency surgery. A snack bar will be open from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Beach Volleyball: Want to show off your volleyball skills? Everyone is encouraged to come to the Sweetwater Lake beach and play volleyball with us from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 31. If you don't happen to feel like actually playing, come and join us anyway to watch the fun.
Ox Roast: The annual Cordry-Sweetwater Ox Roast will be held on Saturday, August 30 at the Cordry-Sweetwater Lot Owners' Association Clubhouse. We'll be setting up a booth at the event and could use your help with set-up and tear-down, as well as manning the booth in two hour shifts between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. We could use 6-10 volunteers, so grab a friend and sign up in the Fellowship Hall or call the office to let Amy know you can help.
Worship and the Word: After a summer hiatus, we'll be restarting Wednesday evening Worship and the Word, beginning on September 3. Join Jon and Tracy as they once again dig into God's Word to discover the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit. The focus for several weeks will be on the Fruit of the Spirit, and you won't want to miss it! This mid-week ministry is for all ages and the studies stand alone, with minimal to no homework, so you won't be lost if you miss a week or two. Join us at 7:00 p.m. each Wednesday.
Guardian Angels: We'd like to invite everyone to become involved in this ministry which reaches out to those in the congregation who aren't able to regularly attend church worship services. Some folks may be homebound or in a nursing home, may have an illness or may have had surgery, may be away at college or in the military, or could have other reasons for not being able to get to church. Through the Guardian Angels we can let them know that they're loved and in our thoughts by staying in contact with them in various ways. Some of the things we can do include preparing food after surgery, during illnesses or following funeral services; visiting congregation members at home, in the nursing home or in the hospital; making telephone calls; sending notes or cards for illnesses, hospitalization, births or birthdays; preparing "care" packages for college students or those in the military; and helping with transportation needs. If we can organize a large group of volunteers, each person's time will only be needed occasionally. If you can offer some of your time to help with any of these types of efforts, please contact Cheryl Robinson at 317-501-2553 or 317-878-4590 or Judie Petersen at 317-933-9755.
Parents, stop by the Harvestland welcome center and look at the books, magazines, games, Bibles, devotionals and tracts that are available. There are great ideas waiting to be used as you share Christ at home.
How important do you think prayer is? Do you believe it can cause miraculous things to happen or even simply make someone’s life a little better? If you have a need for prayer, or know someone else who does, we would love to hear from you. You can call in prayer requests to the church office at 317-933-2595 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each month a group of nimble-fingered souls gathers at the church to fold newsletters for Ed’s Trading Post. For those efforts, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is rewarded with a free advertisement in the newsletter. Join us for lively conversation and camaraderie, usually on the last Thursday of the month. Contact Pat Blocker for more information at 317-878-4417.
On the third Tuesday of each month (September 16) a group of church members meets at the church at noon, then travels to Nashville to The Seasons restaurant for lunch before going to the Brown County Health and Living Center to conduct a monthly birthday party for the residents there at 2:00 p.m. The party usually lasts about an hour. If you’re available that day, think about participating in this enjoyable and fulfilling activity.
Volunteers are needed! The fourth Sunday of every month (September 28) is COTL’s day to cook and serve food at Mother’s Cupboard Community Kitchen in Beanblossom. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of other church members, learn how to prepare mass quantities of food and just feel good about knowing that 100 to 150 people will have a hot meal to eat that night. We’d love to have some new volunteers join in so that the workload can be spread among a larger number of people. Don’t worry, you don’t need cooking experience – there are plenty of non-cooking jobs to be performed.
Don’t forget that the St. Vincent De Paul Society has a constant need for non-perishable canned and boxed food items, as well as clothing and household items. Please check your pantry and other parts of your home for unused items that you can contribute by placing them in the collection box at church in the Gathering Place. There’s a particular need for packaged, uncooked spaghetti, so bring in all that you can provide.
Please join us as we continue to seek God’s blessing on the renewal of Church of the Lakes!
Yours in Christ,
Pastors Jon and Tracy Lucas, 417-0784
Church of the Lakes Website: www.church-of-the-lakes.net
Church of the Lakes Telephone: 317-933-2595
Church of the Lakes e-mail: email@example.com
FREE BOOKS FOR PRESCHOOLERS! Is your preschooler receiving a free book in the mail every month? If not, please join the 450 children in Brown County and Nineveh who are receiving FREE books. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has been sending books to the children in our community since August 2008 and has since mailed books to over 850 children! There is no cost to the families and all that is needed to get those books coming in the mail is to fill out the simple registration form below. The child must be a resident of Brown County or Nineveh and be under age 5. Please share this information with friends and neighbors in the community. For questions, please call Vonda at (317) 727-2749.
Dolly Parton’s IMAGINATION LIBRARY Official Registration Form (One form per child required)
REGISTER A CHILD (The child must be under the age of 5 years.) Please print legibly.
Privacy Statement: This information will not be used for any purpose other than the Imagination Library
Preschool Child’s Full Name_____________________________________________________________
Child’s DOB____/_____/______ Sex: M / F Phone # ( )_______________________________
Child’s Home Mailing
City____________________ County: Brown / Johnson Zip Code___________ *Please notify us if this address changes
Email Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________ “This child is a resident of Brown County or 46164 Zip Code”
Signature of Parent/Guardian__________________________________________________________________
Mail form to: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, P.O. Box 54 Nineveh, IN 46164
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)