February 3, 2019
TODAY’S WORSHIP “O Worship the King” “Christ is Enough” “Holy is the Lord” “I Surrender All” “Sweet Hour of Prayer”
TODAY’S MESSAGE “God, Remember America” 1 Samuel 1 (page 418 in the pew Bible)
PRAYER AND PRAISE: Please pray for: Zoli & Helga Dan, Mohacs, Hungary Church Families: Leann Olson Scott & Julie Olson If you know of someone in our church family who should be included in our prayers and praise, please get their permission, and then leave a note on the secretary’s desk. Thanks!
TODAY: 5:30 PM – U-Turn (High School)
THIS WEEK: Mon.: 5:30 PM – MOPS Leadership Meeting Wed.: 6:00 PM – Meal Served 6:30 PM – Adventure Club for ages 2 – 6th grade 7-Up (Jr. High) Thurs.: 6:30 PM – Elder Board 7:00 PM – Trustee Board 7:00 PM – MOPS 7:30 PM – Church Board
UPCOMING EVENTS: February 20: Church Rollerskating Night February 24: Sweetheart Banquet March 2-3: All Church Retreat at Hidden Acres March 16: MOPS Marriage Night with Darwin & Darlis Anderson
NURSERY SCHEDULE: Today 9:00 AM – Julie B., Melissa K. 10:00 AM – Joel & Brooke E., Kelly S. Feb. 10 9:00 AM – Jill K., Heidi V. 10:00 AM – Sam & Hope R., Kylie A.
USHERS FOR FEBRUARY: Denny Feeley & Alan Sundblad
FOR OUR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN: If your little one needs to “get up and move” a little during the service, we have a live video feed of the service in the fellowship hall so that you can still hear the service.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin new classes this month. Kris Hauswirth will be leading the young adult Sunday School class through the book of Mark. Beginning January 13, Stephen Bloom will be leading the general adult Sunday School class. You will have to join us to discover the topic! It will be an adventure!
How are you doing at WELCOMING folks? Join the effort by using the sign-up sheet (located at the Welcome Desk and often passed around adult Sunday School classes) …and by INTRODUCING YOURSELF to those around you.
How do you like the SNACKS offered on Sunday morning in the kitchen? Sign up there to take a turn bringing some.
SWEETHEART BANQUET: Our High School youth group, U-Turn, will be preparing and serving a delicious meal and providing some great entertainment for us on February 24 at 6:00 PM. This is a fundraiser for the youth group mission trip this summer. Cost is a free-will donation. Childcare will be provided. Sign up at the welcome desk.
ALL CHURCH RETREAT at Hidden Acres in Dayton, IA is March 2 & 3! Join us for a time of getting to know each other better, along with great worship, food and games! There is a sign up at the welcome desk in the foyer, so sign up today! Polish your skills, and participate in the 2nd annual Talent Show! The cost is your free-will donation. Anyone interested in providing childcare activities during the messages please contact Denise Huskamp or Mike Ehlers.
MUCH STRONGER THAN THE SUM OF 1+1: Join us March 16 from 6:00-8:00 PM for a soup/dessert meal MOPS fundraiser, and be challenged by Darlis and Darwin Anderson and what they have learned of Biblical marriage. Marriage is God’s brilliant idea for our best and for the strengthening of societies and countries. As it was His idea, it is best to be lived out by His strength and plan. There will be humor and straight-up application of living out marriage in a way that enables two opposite people to handle incredible stress and struggle.
It is not too early to start thinking about SUMMER CAMP! This year’s theme for Hidden Acres is ILLUMINATE where campers will study the themes of light and darkness in the Bible and learn how to follow the light of the world and walk in the light! There is an early bird discount if they receive your registration by March 31, 2019. You can register online at www.hacamps.org. Check out the bulletin board by the church office for more information. Our Christian Education Committee gives EVERYONE scholarships! Make sure you invite your friends and neighbors to join you at camp! If you have any questions ask Chris or Stephanie Archer.
MENTAL FITNESS – READ: Last weekend, Terry Baxter shared we all need to work on Total Life Fitness. In the area of Mental Fitness, he challenged us to not only read more, but step out of your comfort zone and read something different than what you normally read. Our church library has a wide variety of books: Spiritual Growth, Christian Living, Devotionals, Biographies, Marriage, Family, Fiction, Humor. Face your fears and grow in 2019 – READ!
PREPARING TO WORSHIP: If you would like to listen to the songs in preparation for Sunday morning, Pastor Steve Stepec has been posting a playlist with song titles and artists, as well as a Spotify list for Sunday morning worship on our ACEFC Facebook page each week. Spotify accounts are free to sign up for, or use whatever media you prefer.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Karen’s office hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. Announcements for the bulletin and PowerPoint should be in the church office by Friday noon.
Did Terry Baxter’s class get you thinking about a SHORT TERM MISSIONS TRIP? The Missions Committee wants to help you make that a reality. It’s time to get some summer trips organized. Please contact one of our committee members – Dave Olson, Chad Kischer, Andrea Hogrefe, Gus Brinkman or Pastor Woody.