October Newsletter

Pastor’s Corner

We swim in a sea of questions about value. We argue as a culture and in our homes about which values are the right values and what morality means. Humanity has repeatedly cast off its dependence on the Bible or any other religious text to show us the truth of wrong and right. Without such a standard by which to measure our actions, we flounder in a sea of feelings and clever sound bites.

When it comes down to it, what are God’s standards for our behavior? We are often concerned with controlling all sorts of behaviors that make us uncomfortable, but on what does God focus?

This month we are examining the book of Ezekiel, a prophet sent to Israel as the nation was going into exile. He was the prophet for telling of exile to the people before Nebuchadnezzar arrived and he was the prophet that went to Babylon with the exiles. He preached the call of God to His people. Ezekiel made the case that the children of Israel were truly guilty enough before God to deserve the punishment He brought upon them.

As such Ezekiel has much to tell us about what God finds most important in our attempt to to be good. I am looking forward to exploring this together these next few Sundays.

At the end of the month we have two great outreach events. The night of Halloween we will have a trunk or treat in the church parking lot from 5:30 p.m. until about 8 p.m., or when the crowd stops coming. November 4th from 11a.m.-3p.m. we have a Fall Festival. This year we have a petting zoo as part of it! More details will follow on the church website and emails.

Your Loving Pastor,
Dwight

 

Youth Corner
Greetings All,

It’s hard to believe but Fall is now upon us.  By way of announcements, the students and I will be going to Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens on Friday,
October 13th @ 5:00 p.m..  The cost is $30.  If you have a student who would like to go, please sign up by October 1st.  There is a sign up sheet in the youth room or just send me an e-mail.  My e-mail address is jonbaisden@gmail.com.

In addition, we will be having our annual Pumpkin Carving Contest on Wednesday, October 25th at 6:30 p.m..  We are inviting all the children and students to bring a pumpkin and enter the contest together.  We will also have snacks and drinks as well.  We’ve done this for several years now and it has been a huge success and most importantly a great chance to get everybody together.

Finally, I just want to thank you as a church for all the support and kind words many of you said during my ordination service last Sunday.  Over my years at Green Lakes, I cannot recount all of the encouragement and kindness you as a church have shown me and Christy and my own children.  Likewise, you’ve always supported the student ministry and are always willing to help.  You do not view student ministry as a burden but rather an opportunity to impact students who like us are desperately in need of a relationship with Christ. Therefore, I just wanted to let you know how much I do appreciate your support and encouragement.

Blessings,
Jon

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Sunday Services are:
9:45 a.m. Small Groups
11:00 a.m. Worship

Attention Committees
Once your committee has had a chance to meet and decide on who is Committee Chair, Co-Chair, etc. please let Brenda Parry, GLBC Ministry Assistant know.

Children’s Committee Meeting

We are going to have a short meeting on Sunday, October 8th in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the church service for everyone involved with our Children in some way (Nursery, Sunday School, Wednesday nights, etc.).  We would like to touch base with everyone regarding the curriculum as well as the registration/information cards.

Youth Trip
The Youth are going to Howl-O-Scream
Friday, October 13th.
We will be leaving @ 5.
Cost is $30.
Sign up by October 1.

Pumpkin Carving Contest
The Children and Youth will be having their annual pumpkin carving contest           Wednesday, October 25th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.                                                          Bring a pumpkin and enter the contest.

Trunk or Treat
Tuesday, October 31st at 5:30 p.m.
in the church parking lot.
Bring candy and give it away
out of the trunk of your car.

Fall Festival
Saturday, November 4th
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
FREE FUN for EVERYONE!

Ushers

10/01 Ushers Youth Volunteers
10/08 Ushers Buddy McCurdy, Ronnie Narron, & Trenton Spence
10/15 Ushers Youth Volunteers
10/22 Ushers Larry Fix, Bettie Fix, & Brenda Nobrega
10/29 Ushers Buddy McCurdy, Ronnie Narron, & Trenton Spence

Worship Greeter

10/01 Ginny Morgan
10/08 Bettie Fix
10/15 Danny Crawford
10/22 Annie Crawford
10/29 Linda Buck

Deacon for the Week

10/01 Brody Lambaiso
10/08 Paul Smith
10/15 Ken Fix
10/22 Ronnie Narron
10/29 Larry Fix

Properties’ Person for the Week

10/01 Ronnie Narron
10/08 Carol Laliberte
10/15 Shawn Cross-Rochefort
10/22 Jesse Meeks
10/29 Calvin Trainham

Happy Birthday!

October 01 Bruce Rock
October 07 Betty Fix
October 11 Hunter Baisden
October 13 Danny Crawford
October 15 Mark Weisheit
October 21 Jackie Clinton
October 24 MacKenzie Griffin
October 25 Ethan Huck

September Stats

Sunday School – 45
Worship – 79
Budget $ 13,780
Hospitality $ 20

Nursery Volunteers

10/01 Carol Laliberte and Danica Trainham
10/08 Meagan Carroll
10/15 Jennifer See
10/22 Amy and Shawn Cross-Rochefort
10/29 Beth LeDoyen

Weekly Events

10/04 Praise Band 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Sonbeam Choir 6:30 p.m.
Youth BIO Hazard 7:00 p.m.
KidsJam 7:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Practice 7:00 p.m.
10/08 Children’s Committee Mtg. after Worship Service
10/10 Deacon’s Meeting 6:15 p.m.
Stewardship Meeting 7:00 p.m.
10/11 Potluck Supper 6:00 p.m.
Praise Band 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Sonbeam Choir 6:30 p.m.
Youth BIO Hazard 7:00 p.m.
KidsJam 7:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Practice 7:00 p.m.
10/13 Youth go to Howl – O – Scream Leave at 5 p.m.
10/18 Praise Band 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Sonbeam Choir 6:30 p.m.
Youth BIO Hazard 7:00 p.m.
KidsJam 7:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Practice 7:00 p.m.
10/25 Praise Band 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Pumpkin Carving Contest 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Practice 7:00 p.m.
10/31 Trunk or Treat 5:30 p.m.

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