Over The Coffee - Aug 2016

We donated 50 jars of peanut butter and 42 jars of jelly to the Clintonville Resource Center at the beginning of the month and will now use the table in the sanctuary to collect school supplies for CRC throughout this month.  Thanks to all who shared in this project for needy families as the summer ends and children head back to school.  The Day Care Kid's Club will end their summer session on August 12th.  It has been a fun summer having the children playing, reading, riding their bikes on the parking lot, and enjoying themselves while their parents are working.  Some of the children have gotten to know some of our church members as we have shared the building during these three months

The Common Lectionary Readings for the month of August are as follows:          

August 7 -  Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Psalm 33:12-22; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40   

August 14 -  Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm 82, Hebrews 11:29-12:21, Luke 12:49-56

August 21 -  Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 103:1-8, Hebrews 12:18-29, Luke 13:10-17

August 28 -  Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 112; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14:1,7-14

We will continue in the Book of Acts over the rest of the summer.  The sermon           passages and message titles for the month are as follows:

August 7   -  Acts 7:54-8:8 “Martyrdom, Scattering and the Spirit”                  

August 14-  Acts 8:9-40   “Along for the Ride”                 

August 21   -  Acts 9:1-31“Switching Sides”                  

August 28   -  Acts 9:32-43 “A Good Woman and a Good Outcome”  

! Get your calendars out and save October 4-5 for the 190th Annual Gathering of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio.  It will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Columbus North at 6500 Doubletree Avenue.  The theme this year is “Partners in the Gospel” and the special speaker is Dr. Mark Harden, President of Ashland Theological Seminary.  The cost is $130, which includes the registration as well as Tuesday lunch and dinner and Wednesday breakfast and lunch.  There is no one-day registration this year.  The Missions Banquet speaker will be Rev. Sharon Koh, the Executive Director Elect of International Ministries ABC/USA.  This will be a great opportunity to hear our new denominational mission leader. ! Have a great rest of the summer!       

Pastor Cy