Verse of the Day
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. — Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)

News this Week

PRAYERS

Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Florida and Houston, they  will have a long road to recovery. Keep them in your prayers and consider helping in any way you can, here are some ideas  http://www.theleafchronicle.com/story/weather/2017/08/29/how-help-houston-flood-victims-donate/613388001/.  Check out the Diocese of Mid-Atlantic for ideas as well by visiting http://anglicandoma.org/ . Several local places are organizing ways to help, keep an ear out to how you can be a part of the healing process for so many affected by these two hurricanes.

ANNOUNCEMENT

Vestry Notes  (meets 3rd Monday of every month) From the September meeting:  We enjoyed a visit from our Bishop The Rt. Rev. John Guernsey. We decided on a company to replace the railings around the building. The work should take about a week, later we will have a work day to paint.

Update from Bishop Given Gaula in Tanzania: He continues to expand ministry among the villages and tribes of his area and we continue to raise support for his ministry. We have transferred general ministry funds of about $8,000 to Tanzania. We would like to give 20 more copies of the African Bible Commentary (Swahili edition) for the Kondoa Bible School, write a check to Church of the Word and designate it Tanzania. See bulletin board or Kondoa website for more details. Francine Thomas has written a book on her missionary visits to Kondoa. I documents the amazing testimony of the mothers of Given and Lilian. It will be available on Amazon soon.

$354.42. was raised for Crisis Pregnancy Center using the baby bottles form Mothers day to Fathers day. CPC say thank you CW/G

Congratulations to the 5 families who selected to support (adopt) a Compassion child. Check Compassion website here. You can select and adopt directly yourself anytime.

Congratulations to the adult education class who completed the 26 week course Discipleship Essentials.

Book Shelf

Love Does by Bob Goff A handbook to practical Christian living wrapped in the life of one persons adventure. $12

Sacred pathways Understanding how God wired you so you can best understand how to worship  and serve Him. $10.

Scripture Union Bible reading notes are available for you to pick up for free each quarter. SU also has resources online. Discovery is more for beginners and Encounter with God for more experienced Christians

Essential Jesus bible reading guide $1 each     a handy check off list of 100 essential bible passages about scriptures central character.

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