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Newsletter for Septemb er 2022


EAST MAIN STREET

CHRISTIAN CHURCH

NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER 2022

SENIOR PASTOR:
Roger Gardner

ASSOC. PASTOR:
Raphael Starr

YOUTH PASTOR:
Amanda Capshaw

CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR:
Brenda Edwards

DISCIPLESHIP PASTOR:
Matthew Seible

TREASURER:
Kandie Courtney

FINANCIAL SECRETARY:
Nancy Ritchie

WEDDING COORDINATOR:
Marcy Fry


TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATOR:
Brody Stahl


OFFICE ADM:
Cathy Cannon

MINISTER OF MAINTENANCE:
Art Hensley

FALL HIGHLIGHTS

Fall has always been my favorite season of the year. The weather finds a balance between being too hot and too cold. I enjoy gathering with family and friends around a campfire, and football season is finally here! Fall is also a great time at the church. We hope you will take advantage of these fellowship and discipleship opportunities:

September 11th we kick off a new series of Bible studies on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. to help you grow in faith. The first class is called Welcome to the Family and is designed for those who are new Christians or new to EMSCC. You will discover the basic beliefs of a Christian and what it means to be part of the church. In addition, there is a class studying Old Testament characters of faith and Pastor Roger's class does a Bible study that corresponds to the message each Sunday
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September 18th we will be having a church family fellowship dinner following worship featuring the Praise Puppets who will perform their Glass Festival program.

September 22-25 is the men's Great Banquet weekend and September 29-October 2 is the women's Great Banquet weekend. These are opportunities to break away from the normal routines of life for 72 hours to focus on your relationship to Christ. It is for anyone from a seeker wanting to know more about Christ to a seasoned Christian who wants to grow in their faith. For more information or to register please contact one of the pastors.

September 6th is the date the women's Tuesday afternoon Bible study resumes at 1:00 p.m. They will be studying Revelation.

September 27th is the start date for the women's Tuesday evening Bible study at 6:30 p.m.. They will be doing a study called Finding I Am: How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your heart.

Dinners for 8 will begin in September. This is an opportunity to develop some friendships with other people in the church family. You will be put into a group of 8 and the host will arrange a time to get together for dinner. Each month the groups will change until you have met everyone. Sign up at the dinner table in the mail hallway.
God bless,
Pastor Roger




MEMORIALS
Donations have been made to the Abiding Memorial Fund in memory of JEANINE RITTENHOUSE by Sharon/Garland,Kim/Kevin Antrim, Ron/Marcia Sanders, John/Janet Goldsberry, Diana/Anthony Coiro, Patrick/Connie Kendall, Imogene Ingle, Crista Pineau, J. Lewis Small Co., Ron/Sandy Runyan. A donation has been made to the Sue Gardner Memorial Fund in memory of SUE GARDNER by Bob/Ruth Coverdale
MISSION MINISTRY UPDATE
Thank you for your generous support of YOUTH SERVING CHRIST.

For the month of September, we will turn our focus to TOOLS OF HOPE, which is an outreach ministry of Chrich World Service. They provide much needed support and assistance to villages and families in developing countries such as water wells, farm tools, warm blankets and school supplies. Leanne Gilbert will be sharing more about this mission during worship on September 11th.


PRAYER CONCERNS

CANCER

Christie Batalis, Bryndon, John Clark, Carrie Constantine, Alicia Copus, Butch Groover, Kay Landsedel, Claudia Seward

POOR HEALTH:

Nick Arnold, Tony & Kate Bonhom, Mike Connors, Jerry/Sandy Harper, Benny Haskins, Jim Hester, Howard Huffman, Bryant Hunt, Mike Landsedel, Pat Lawler, Janet Maley, Lorie Marley, Darlene Moody, Becky Poor, Tonya Purvis, Joshua Quenton, Jim Robertson, Dave/Maggie Romine, Cindy Shuck, Lane/Billie Smith, Cathy Starr, Kim Stewart, Ralph Trowbridge

ARMED FORCES:

Andrew Duncan, Darren Jarvis, Hector Mendez, Jr., Aaron Parkins, Koda Purvis, Joseph Seward, Lisa Shock

OUR NEW BIBLE STUDY
by Lysa TerKeurst
"FINDING I AM"
Hi, Ladies...
Do you want to learn how Jesus fully satisfies the cry of your heart???? Then mark your calendar and INVITE A FRIEND to our ladies evening Bible study this fall. Dates are: Tuesdays, Sept 27, Oct 11,18,25 and Wednesdays: Oct 5 and Nov 2. Registration begins later this month, Deadline to register is Friday, Sep. 23. Unfortunately, Amazon can't supply us with the books. Contact Sharon Crandall for more information at 765-552-5778.
HELPING HANDS MINISTRY
Responding to EMSCC members' need for temporary assistance: LIGHT CLEANING, MEALS, RIDES TO DR. APPTS, LAUNDRY, ETC. Call the church office (552-7171) to be part of this special ministry, if you have questions, or need Helping Hands.

CANCER CARE MINISTRY: serving people dealing directly with cancer and their caregivers through prayer, love, and open ears. If you are a church member who would like someone from the ministry to contact you, please call the church office ( 765-552-7171).

(We also have opportunities for those who would like to be a part of this ministry.)

Help us to provide the best pastoral care possible when you or a member of your family are in the hospital or another health care facility. When you register, tell them that you are affiliated with East Main Street Christian Church and sign the release allowing the facility or the hospital chaplain to notify us. You may also call the church or notify the pastor in advance of going to the hospital.
MEMORIAL FLOWERS REMINDER: Those wishing to provide flowers for a specific Sunday in memory of loved ones, should contact the florist of their choice to place and pay for the order themselves at that time. Notification should be given to the church office if this information is to be included in the monthly newsletter.

ATTENTION: Going forward, individual quarterly and/or end-of-year statements will be available upon request.





Watch your thoughts;
they become words.

Watch your words;
they become actions.

Watch your actions;
they become habits.

Watch your habits;
they become character.

Watch your character,

it becomes your destiny.




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