Newsletter- Tidings

DNR Seminar

Please plan to be with us on Sunday, October 15 when Rev./Chaplain Beth Collier will join us after church to explain the new and very complicated Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)  forms to us.  We will meet in Fellowship Hall after worship, enjoy a brown bag lunch (Session will provide beverage and dessert) and then go through the form with Beth.  She will have forms with her so you can fill them out then or take them home with you.  This is a service of Alexian Brothers which can be of great benefit to many of us!

Christian Education Corner

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Rally Day and the beginning of the new Sunday School year! We are looking forward to another great year! The children are planning to host Fellowship Hour on October 29th – stop by to see what kind of treats they scare up for Halloween! Thank you to everyone for your constant love and support of our children!

Missions

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Disaster Relief fund.  We have donated over $1,400 to date.  This month, Missions plans on selling Butterbraids again to benefit Ashton and her family.  Although we are still working on the details, by mid-October, we hope to have order forms ready.  All of the profits from the sales will be split, with some going to Ashton’s family for Christmas, and the rest going towards the cost of a plane ticket to bring Ashton out to Chicago for a visit, hopefully sometime this coming summer.  Also, in November, we have plans on selling Chic-fil-A calendars, with those profits benefiting Heifer International.  As always, thank you to everyone for your continued generosity.

Buildings and Grounds

Greetings!  Hope you all had a fantastic summer. That’s right, fall is already here and winter is coming! The B&G committee is in the process of receiving bids to have the parking lot resealed and striped. This will involve cleaning out the larger cracks and filling them with a hot tar substance and then covering the entire lot with sealer in order to fill the remaining hair-line cracks. The stripes will then be repainted and we will be good to go for a few more years.  The sealer will have an additive of some sort to provide extra traction and to try and eliminate the excessive tire screeching we are all so fond of.

The timers on the outdoor lights have been adjusted to allow for the earlier sundowns.  If you see any lights not going on before dark, please let me know.

Have a great Halloween!

Pastoral Care

Fall is approaching – after this week of 90’s, I welcome it!

Thanks to all of you for your continued caring for one another, especially during the last few months.  We lost two very special sisters in Christ and your love and support to the Miezio and Frens families are heartwarming.  We also bid a fond farewell to Kay Pollack as she moves to Indiana to be near family – she and Dave have been members here at EGPC for almost 50 years.  God’s blessings to you, Kay, as you begin your next journey!

Marilyn Lorch donated over 60 “comfort squares” on behalf of EGPC and the Shiela Ray Senior Center to Elk Grove’s Hospice residence.  If you have any scrap yarn at home and wish to help, the squares are

2”x3” which are then given to patients and family members along with a prayer.  I will be happy to collect and donate them!

Please continue to check the Care Notes display on the Pastoral Care table for any topics of interest to you – they will be changed periodically and if there is a special topic of concern you are looking for, please check with me or Marilyn Lorch.

Food Pantry

Please mark your calendars for Oct. 30 @ 9AM.  This is the time and date for the Interfaith Council Food Drive.  It tends to be around 3-4,000 lbs of food collected from all the churches in E.G.V. and would take between 1 1/2 to 2 hrs of your time.

This year Hollander Moving and Storage is providing a truck and two men to pick up the food from the churches.  The men who have been doing this will now be helping to sort the food.

Many hands make light work.

 

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