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Enter August: A time to begin to look at and build plans for the upcoming fall season for both the church and family. 2nd Peter says: "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

After family get togethers, and trips, and vacations, and just plain resting in Him through the summer season continue, God can refresh and restore the soul. He doesn't reform; He restores. He doesn't cover up; He restores the new. The Master Builder will pull out the original plan and refresh and restore it. He will restore the vigor. He will restore the energy. He will restore the hope. He will restore the soul.

"He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake." Look forward to August and what the Master Builder and Planner has in the weeks ahead.

"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet our Father feeds them..."

"See how the lilies of the field grow....I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these."

God, thank You for putting before us the beauties of your creation and a time of warmth and sunshine to enjoy them. Be with each area of our country with just the right touches needed to maintain this beauty as can only come from you. Amen.

Theme: In Christ Alone

The Gathering will take place in New Orleans, LA. NEXT YEAR!!! Watch for continuing fund raisers to help send our youth - like the upcoming car wash/brat fry! This 2016 summer event will involve young Christians sharing Bible Study, praise, worship and fellowship is tremendous. Thousands of other Christian youth from many areas. Always our thanks for your support and continued prayers.

Bird's eye view for August:
1...Car Wash and Cookout 9-2
21...Family Game Night 6-8
21...Youth Lock In 8pm-7am
25...Ice Cream Social 4-?


Bible study will continue in the fall. Watch the Visitor and this site for more details. Explore new or favorite sections in your Bible this summer, devotion books, books on faith or prayer.....anything that you might find to enrich the summer days ahead. See you in September. "He leads me beside the still waters..."

Please join us on AUGUST 11 at 10:00 am. We are targeting ages 2 through 7 for this activity and hope to see many there to enjoy and share the fun. Please let Chelsey Runyard know if you plan to come. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact her. THANKS!
LWML SCHOOL KITS continued......
We continue once more for the month of AUGUST and will be working with LWML to put together special school kits. Please place any of these items in the Cry Room each month.......

AUGUST: wide ruled notebooks and rulers

The kits will be assembled in September. Your additions are most appreciated!

Thank you for your help!

DON'T FORGET!!!!! join us in Summer Worship. Looking ahead to August, the Sunday morning worship services will be held at 8:30am beginning JUNE 7th and Wednesdays at 7:00pm beginning JUNE 3rd. Wednesday services give those a chance to gather in God's House even if the weekend gets is a repeat of the previous Sunday. As summer schedules continue, this will give extra opportunities to Pray, Praise and Give Thanks to the God who has given us so much to be thankful for. Please join us on either Sundays or Wednesdays through the summer.
A little note of thanks here...
to all the elders, ushers. greeters, altar guild helpers, and Meals on Wheels people who are assisting us through the summer months.
Church Notes...
The "last" summer Wednesday evening service will be on August 26th.

WORSHIP TIMES change in September. As of the 6th of September, we change back to 9:30 am.

SUNDAY SCHOOL begins on September 13th at 8:00am!!!

CONFIRMATION CLASS will begin on September 9. Pastor will meet with the class from 6-8pm.

READY FOR AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL? Perfect for the warm days of August!!

The date: Tuesday, August 25th
The time: 4:00pm -?
A MEETING FOR THE SOCIAL WILL BE HELD THURSDAY, AUGUST 6th at 6:00pm Anyone who wishes to help the committee are encouraged to attend.
All LADIES AID Members please attend this meeting also.

PLEASE REMEMBER ............the families in need in our community by donating to the Ashippun Bread Basket. Just pick up an extra item while you are out shopping, and place it in the cart in the Narthex. The bulletin will keep you posted on specific needs that might arise. Thank you! those who clean the facilities, to those who cook and bake for functions, to those who come to meetings in the busy-ness of summer, to those who give of their time-talents-and treasures, to those who come and worship their Lord and Savior in this temple in the very changeable weather, to our shepherd and his family for surrounding us in love, to those who look for God's smile in the beauty of a sunset, to those who share in worship as we gather in His house to praise His Name.....keep shining that Light!
A quote from the Christian writer Max Lucado:

Be thankful for what God has done, is doing, and is going to do.

Whether you are on the upper side or the underside of a storm cloud right now,or no matter where you might be, God will make a way for you to get to the other side. He would split a Sea to do it. Trust him. Safe you can anchor in His grace and love. Happy August!

With peace and thanksgiving to God ever living,the tasks of our everyday life we will face.
Our faith ever sharing, in love ever caring, embracing His children of each tribe and race.

With Your feast you feed us, with your light now lead us,
Unite us as one in this life that we share.
Then may all the living with praise and thanksgiving
Give honor to Christ and His name that we bear.

******With a Mighty Shout******
Therefore with angels and archangels and all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying," Holy are you Lord. Heaven and earth are full of your glory! Hosanna in the highest. The Universe proclaims the greatness of Your power and love. HELP US TO CONTINUE TO SEE AND FIND THE THUMBPRINTS THAT YOU HAVE LEFT FOR US.

THE GOSPEL IN A NUTSHELL:"For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him". John 3:16-17
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