ANNOUNCEMENTS AND MINISTRY MOMENTS:

THE VOLANDS VISIT: AUGUST 20
Please join us in welcoming the Voland family after their two years of missionary service in Germany! The Volands will share a message about their ministry with us this Sunday, August 20th, and we will all enjoy a lunch reception for them following the service. If you would like to help with the reception, please reach out to John Chiu (JOHNCHIU@aol.com).

FALL RETREAT:  SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 1
Fall retreat preparations are being made.  This is the final opportunity to make changes to your commitment.  If you would still like to attend please let Kenny or Emmy know.  An email will be sent out soon to those who have made prior commitments to attend with retreat costs and when fees will be due.

FOOD PANTRY
The food pantry is in need of the following items: kleenex, toilet paper, paper towels, pasta sauce, pasta, kid friendly snacks, canned fruit, rice meals, tomato sauce and personal hygiene items.

FROM THE LEE’S
Thank you for your prayers for the safe arrival of Peter and the boys in France! It’s been a whirlwind of activity trying to get settled. After a week of illness and recovery, we’re about to move into our home Sunday, August 13, delayed due to repainting.  Your prayers are definitely felt as we make progress each day starting a new life here in France. It’s challenging but all worthwhile for the sake of the Gospel! Please continue to pray for:

-Peter and the boys’ adjustment to the French culture and language.
-The boys are in activities all in French next week. Please pray for them to make
friends despite the language barrier.
-Peter to begin a good relationship with Pastor Thierry and a mutual understanding of
a primary focus on language study.
-Kathy to have wisdom to get Bo into the best and safest (without bullying) school for
him as a non-French speaker.
-Moving into our new home, new neighborhood and for God to bring the right people
across our path.

ANNUAL BOWLING EVENT: SEPTEMBER 10TH
The annual bowling event to kick-off the new year of Sunday school classes will be on Sunday, September 10th following service at Stardust Bowl at 37 E Lorraine in Addison.  Pizza will be served at the bowling alley after service and a game of bowling will follow.  An Evite has been sent out with more details.  Please RSVP on the Evite or email the office.  The event is open to everyone.  Hope to see you there!

DUPAGE PADS’ 13TH ANNUAL RUN 4 HOME: SEPTEMBER 16TH
Some of us will be going on this 5k/10k/1k Walk/Run. If you would like to join us in supporting DuPage Pads, a local homeless ministry, you can start by visiting https://fundraise.dupagepads.org/fundraise/team?ftid=128906 . Donations can be made on this page. There is also a link to register in the upper right corner.

INVITE A FRIEND TO CHURCH: SEPTEMBER 17TH
Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 17th.  We are planning on having the first of several Invite-A-Friend Sundays for the upcoming year.

SHORT TERM MISSIONS
A short-term missions trip to Thailand is in the planning process for January and for next July.  We are anticipating around five individuals participating in the January trip.  Support letters will be going out in the near future, however if you would like to financially support the mission trip (in addition to prayer support, of course), you can place a check in the offering plate with the words “short-term missions trip” in the memo line. Thanks for your support!