June  2022

Parson’s points

         

         

      The daily challenges will always be present. Covid has its ups and downs and continues to make decisions concerning our own wellbeing. With this in mind we determined to open the church as we have and continue to encourage people to use good judgment with their health and relationships to one another. Likewise we have now opened the grove for Sunday worship-weather permitting.

       We pray that God will continue to bless and guide us as we continue to be challenged with significant upcoming decisions concerning the future growth and stability of our fellowship of believers. May God bless you all in the days ahead.

In His Light,

Pastor M

610-779-2615/610-987-6637



FAMILY BANQUET

Sat., June 4th, 5:00 P.M. at Zion’s Spies E.R. Social Hall, sponsored by Women’s Ministries. Hopefully everyone purchased their tickets.

See you there for good food and Entertainment: “Comedian Jeff Allen-DVD”


PENTECOST SUNDAY- June 5th


MEN’S FELLOWSHIP

Our next meeting will be June 11th at 7:30 A.M. All men encouraged to come and share in the food and fellowship


HOLY COMMUNION June 12th

Trinity Sunday

Be sure to join us as the church family celebrates together at the “Table of the Lord.”


FATHER’S DAY-June 19th

There will be a special Father’s Day tribute. Bring all the dads and grandfathers to church.


BREAKFAST CLUB

June 15, @ 8 A.M. @ Temple Family

June 28, @ 8 A.M. @ Breakfast Hut


OUTDOOR SERVICES

We will continue to have our Sunday services in the grove, weather permitting.


CONSISTORY MEETING

Our next meeting will be MONDAY,

June 20th @ 7:00 P.M.


OUTDOOR WORSHIP AND

CHURCH PICNIC

Sponsored by the Sunday School

SUNDAY, JUNE 26th

Enjoy your Sunday morning in God’s great out-of-doors as we worship together in the pavilion. Spend the day in worship, fun and fellowship.

Box lunch will be provided.


GRADUATE RECOGNITION

Anyone graduating from college or high school are asked to contact Doris Parr, 610-780-9251, or the church office at 610-779-9787 so that they can be recognized during the church service on June 26th. Forms for information are available on the table in the Narthex or on our website.


WOMEN’S MINISTRIES

Hope to see you at the Family Banquet on June 4th @ 5:00 P.M.

Baked good donations would be greatly appreciated for our Blueberry Festival on

July 9th -please pre-wrap all baked goods.

As always, Women’s Ministries strives to keep God at the center of our "busyness".

Next Meeting June 14th @ 11:00 A.M. light lunch and games.


SHARE YOUR MUSICAL TALENTS

Anyone who would like to share their musical talents with the congregation over the summer months please see or call Jeff Griffin

610-217-7624.

To the choir: We really did some hard pieces, and your performances were awesome.  Thank you so much for your hard work this year!

Jeff Griffin


CARD SHOWER LISTS

Card shower lists for members of our congregation 80 yrs. of age and over provided by Evangelism Outreach, are on the table in the narthex or see Sue Barnett. Help yourself to the lists each month as we honor these special folks.

It will also be posted on the church website.


NEWSLETTER ARTICLES

ARE DUE THE SECOND TO LAST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH


REDNER’S SAVE A TAPE PROGRAM

This program is going well thanks to all who donate your receipts. Please put your receipts in the wooden box on top of the food cupboard in the Narthex or hand to Linda Wilson or

Sue Barnett. Thank you


HELPING HANDS MINISTRY

We have an excellent helping hands ministry program here at Zion’s Spies E.R. Church. The program is supported by various organizations in the church and is available for people with serious needs. If you know of someone in our congregation that has need of financial or

other assistance, Please contact the Pastor or the church office.


EVANGELISM & OUTREACH

We remind everyone to check your church calendars and plan on your participation at the Blueberry Festival on July 9th and our church family retreat on August 20th-Tentative. We encourage all of you to set time apart to assist us in making these events successful and meaningful. The Evangelism & Outreach committee encourages your continued support of our outreach ministry to the homeless veterans. We have had much positive feedback from our liaison, Doug Graybill, on the appreciation from these homeless people receiving much needed assistance through our mission and ministry. Next lunches- July 17th


CHURCH TREASURER’S REPORT

MARCH 2022

Congregational Offering Receipts $ 9,729.11

Total Operating Expenses $15,022138

APRIL 2022

Congregational Offering Receipts $10,495.50

Total Operating Expenses $15,697.29

Respectfully Submitted,

Susan Barnett, Treasurer


STATISTICS

ATTENDANCE

MARCH                                                                   APRIL

03/06/22             74                                   04/03/22                 72

03/13/22             71                                   04/10/22                 84

03/20/22             72                                   04/17/22               109

03/27/22             78                                   04/24/22                 50

GAINS (0)

LOSSES / TRANSFERRED (0)

DEATHS (0)

MEMBERSHIP

May 31, 2022 - 269

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Barnett, Secretary


LAWN CUTTING

If you need someone to mow your lawn or know of someone who does , give us a call

Don or Brian Satter @ 610-779-7503 or 610-914-5199


Flea Market/ Bake Sale- JULY 9th

7:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Come join us for the day. Flea Market starts at 7 A.M. Food planning is still in progress.

More information in the July Newsletter.

If you would like to offer your services and volunteer for any part of the day call the church office at 610-779-9787

BOOK DONATIONS- I plan to sell books. I need children’s and adult fiction. In the fall when we have our annual bazaar, I plan to sell trade books, Audio books , and hardcover fiction books.

So if you have books you no longer want to keep, I would appreciate all you can donate. All the money goes to the church’s general fund. Please put the book donations on the stage in the church basement or see me.

Thank you, Linda Wilson


CACTUS

The cactus on the front side wall (stained glass window) are full of buds. In a couple of weeks they will be blooming. Be sure to see this beautiful display of yellow flowers. You won’t be disappointed.


GOD CREATING THE FATHER
     When the good Lord was creating fathers he started with a tall frame. And a female angel nearby said, “What kind of father is that? If you’re going to make children so close to the ground, why have you put fathers up so high? He won’t be able to shoot marbles without kneeling, tuck a child in bed without bending, or even kiss a child without a lot of stooping.” And God smiled and said, “Yes, but if I make him child-size, who would children have to look up to?”

     And when God made a father’s hands, they were large and sinewy. And the angel shook her head sadly and said, “Do you know what you’re doing? Large hands are clumsy. They can’t manage diaper pins, small buttons, rubber bands on pony tails or even remove splinters caused by baseball bats.” And God smiled and said, “I know, but they’re large enough to hold everything a small boy empties from his pockets at the end of a day…yet small enough to cup a child’s face in his hands.”

     And then God molded long, slim legs and broad shoulders. And the angel nearly had a heart attack. “Boy, this is the end of the week, all right,” she clucked. “Do you realize you just made a father without a lap? How is he going to pull a child close to him without the kid falling between his legs?” And God smiled and said, “A mother needs a lap. A father needs strong shoulders to pull a sled, balance a boy on a bicycle, and hold a sleepy head on the way home from the circus.”

     God was in the middle of creating two of the largest feet anyone had every seen when the angel could contain herself no longer. “That’s not fair. Do you honestly think those large boats are going to dig out of bed early in the morning when the baby cries? Or walk through a small birthday party without crushing at least three of the guests?” And God smiled and said, “They’ll work. You’ll see. They’ll support a small child who wants to ride a horse to Banbury Cross, or scare off mice at the summer cabin, or display shoes that will be a challenge to fill.”

    God worked throughout the night, giving the Father few words, but a firm authoritative voice; eyes that saw everything, but remained calm and tolerant. Finally, almost as an afterthought, he added tears. Then he turned to the angel and said, “Now, are you satisfied that he can love as much as a Mother?” The angel shuteth up.           – Erma Bombeck





MONTHLY PRAYER LIST

 Monthly prayer lists are located on the side table in the Narthex. If you have requests for the list, you can fill out a prayer request form which will be on the table in the Narthex and give the information to Jessica Houck 610-823-0183.If you have any questions about this list or our  prayer chain you can see Jessica Houck or Bob Hallman. New lists will be available the Sunday following our monthly prayer meetings.

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