Christ Covenant Church E-Announcements for Thursday, 10/18/2018

This Sunday:
This Sunday our guest speaker, Stephanie Voland, will be preaching on: “Forgiveness”, taken from Matthew 18:21-35, the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND MINISTRY MOMENTS:

PASTOR KEN ON VACATION
Pastor Ken will be on vacation beginning Monday, October 15th through Monday, October 22nd. Stephanie Voland will be the guest speaker for the October 21st Sunday service.

SMALL GROUP MEETING
Small Group Homies October meeting will be this Sunday Oct 21st at 4:30 p.m. at Kenny and Joyce’s house. New members welcome.

CARPET CLEANING: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23
The carpets throughout the building will be cleaned Tuesday, October, 23rd. Volunteers are needed after service on October 21st to move items from the carpeted rooms, classrooms and sanctuary, out to the non-carpeted areas, fellowship hall and hallways, of the building. Thank you, Everyone, for all your help!

ANGEL TREE MINISTRY PARTY DECEMBER, 16
We will once again be participating in Angel Tree. This is a wonderful ministry that connects children with their incarcerated parent by providing a Christmas gift on behalf of the parent. We will be hosting a party on December 16 to present the gifts. There are several ways you can get involved: 1) purchase gifts, 2) help plan the party, 3) help host activities at the party. For more information or to volunteer in one of these ways, contact Paul Mast Hewitt.

HOSTS NEEDED FOR COMMUNITY GATHERINGS WITH THE VOLANDS
Would you like to host a small group (about 8 people) to connect with the Voland family in a more intimate setting? We are hoping to plan for two small gatherings. One would be on November 3rd or 4th. Another would be in December, on any of the first three weekends. 3-6:30 pm appears to be the best time. If you may be interested in serving this way and have any questions, please reach out to Irada (iradarb@gmail.com) or directly to the Volands.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS
As the weather turns colder and the holidays fast approaching, please consider donating to the pantry. Last week our pantry served 6 families totaling 18 individuals. We are grateful for all donations. The following items are needed in the pantry: Mac & Cheese, paper towels, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, pasta sauce, personal care items, frozen meals and household cleaners.

CHRISTIAN MUSIC CONCERT FEATURING TIM TIMMONS, NOVEMBER 17
Love in Concert presents Christian music artist, Tim Timmons, on Saturday, November 17th, at 6pm at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church (149 W. Brush Hill Rd., Elmhurst). Tim Timmons has most recently been touring with the group Mercy Me. The tickets for this fundraiser are $30 for adults and $10 for children under twelve. Food sponsored by Chick-Fil-A. Silent auction. Tickets at door or purchase at pickyourticket.com. There are two free adult tickets and two free tickets for children for those involved in our music ministry.

SMALL GROUP SEASON KICKOFF
This month marks the beginning of the small group season for the 2018-19 year! We will be studying the BLESS curriculum, a new approach to prayer and evangelism we introduced at our church retreat. Our small groups would love to welcome new members as a great way to extend fellowship and discipleship beyond Sunday morning. If you are interested in joining a small group, please contact Ben Ashworth at: ben.ashworth236@gmail.com or Glenn Der at: hknc2348@aol.com

GOD’S GARDEN REPORTS
Are you curious about what happens in our children’s ministry? We send out regular emails with summaries of what is covered in our classes and announcements for what is coming up. If you’re not already getting the regular emails, sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/GodsGardenSignUp.

WORSHIP ARTS TEAM OF CHRIST COVENANT CHURCH
For those—young and old—who would be interested in being a part of a team that would occasionally present a skit or dramatic reading during worship, please let Stacy Ashworth know.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Seeking an enthusiastic individual to develop programming and lead a ministry that fosters spiritual discipleship and missional living for the youth. 10 hours per week. For more details contact Pastor Ken at: revdockenj@gmail.com, Glenn Der at: hknc2348@aol.com, or Ben Ashworth at: ben.ashworth236@gmail.com

PRAYER REQUESTS
Submit prayer requests to Pastor Ken or to the office.

Please continue to pray for Jackson and the Nguyen family as Jackson continues to heal.

Pray for the Jao’s: As I work on campus access issues at Knox College (IL), Rollins College (FL), Wayne State University (MI), University of Iowa, Northern Colorado University, and Fort Smith University (Colorado). Pray ministry flourishes in spite of the opposition; Please also pray as I work on initiatives to influence university administrators around this issue as I speak and travel: Oct. 18-20 at InterVarsity Board of Trustees Meetings (Wisconsin). Jennifer will be in Botswana doing research from Oct. 17-31, so I’d be grateful for prayers for her safe travel as well; Celebrate with us. Across the country, we hear stories of students working hard to reach students in the crucial first weeks of school (e.g., students at CUNY-Hunter College collected over 4,000 contact cards), students becoming Christians during the first week of school, and student leaders taking risks to plant ministry on new campuses. God is on the move.

Praise for the Lee’s: …Believers in Lyon faithfully worshiping at the churches we visited!; Avignon Church’s Vitalite team continuing the pathway!; FLE (French as a Foreign Language) 5 hours for Bo and 6 hours for Theo!; Receipt of the full amount of our last rental deposit!; Peter’s new French classes!; Pray for ..Discernment to find the right church fit for our family; Patience for Peter, Bo and Theo to practice speaking French every day; Kathy’s role definition with the French national team of Vitalite; Solution to Kathy’s allergies in the apartment; Persistent prayer every Sunday.

Pray for the Volands: Weekly fundraising coaching with Tailored Fundraising beginning 10/1; FeG Kiel as they welcome a Youth/Young Adult Pastor to their staff on 10/1; An in-home gathering/missions Q&A, hosted by the Ashworth family in October; Stephanie as she preaches at Christ Covenant Church 10/21; Our time at the Refugee Highway Partnership Roundtable in Glen Ellyn, IL 10/24-26; Upcoming meetings with 3 potential church partners in October.

CHURCH & COMMUNITY CALENDAR

10/21: Small Group Homies Meeting 4:30 PM.

10/23: Carpet Cleaning

11/4: Youth Group 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

11/17: Christian Music Concert Featuring Tim Timmons

12/16: Angel Tree Party

CHURCH OFFICE
Office hours: By appointment. To reserve a church classroom for a meeting, post an event for the church calendar, or to add an announcement to the weekly distribution, email officeadmin@parkwoodcommunity.org Requests for announcement additions and prayer requests should be emailed by Thursday at 11:00AM and may be edited for space.

“Our vision is to grow ever more deeply in our love for God–in our hearts, through our thoughts, and with our choices–as we abide in Christ and share God’s healing grace by the power of the Holy Spirit.”