Crop Walk

Dust off your Walkin’ Shoes for CROP WALK on Sunday, October 6   Immediately after church on Sunday, Oct. 6, we’ll again be joining in Elkhart-based Church World Service’s annual “CROP” Walk Against Hunger. FYI, a quarter of the local funds raised will benefit the C.C.S. Food Pantry!  The trail starts at Island Park at 1:30 PM, and always has a “short” and a “longer” path.

So … what do we need?  WALKERS – if you’d enjoy getting some exercise with good company. Or if you prefer, SPONSORS, if you’re able to support a walker with a modest (or immodest) donation. WALKERS will need to pick up a Donation Envelope & Donor Form – they’ll be available through September at our upstairs Welcome Desk, in the Bridge, or the Office. Or see Tom LeFevre, this year’s Team Captain.

Mary & John Seddon will again staff a cookie & water station along the route, and cookie makers will be needed. So please speak with Mary or John in mid-September for details on cookie delivery and timing.

Walk on!


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Military Project

Are You or Someone in your Family in the Military or a Veteran? We are working on a special project to honor those currently serving or who have served in the armed forces within our church.
 
There is still time to submit information! Forms are available in the church office. Please drop the completed form, with photo, off at the church office.  Use a separate form for each veteran. 
 
Leave a message for Lou Putnam with questions at 574-262-9334.

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Sermon Schedule

 
 
Fall Sermon Series: Words to Live By.
 
The Ten Commandments were actually first called, “The Ten Words” primarily because in the Hebrew these commands are literally 10 words long.  I suppose this would have made it easier for carving onto stone.
 
Sometimes we think of the Ten Commandments in negative terms as rules, that if broken, will lead to dire consequences.  In fact these rules were written down for a group of people who had been enslaved for generations.  They had no idea how to live with God or with each other.  These commands were intended to help them find the good life together.
 
Join us September 8 as we begin to explore how the commands can help us live life better!
 
Sept 8   
Words to Live By:
Focus
Exodus 20: 1-3
(First Commandment)
 
Sept 15   
Words to Live By:
Know yourself
Exodus 20: 4-6
(Second Commandment)
            
Sept 22   
Words to Live By:
Choose words wisely
Exodus 20: 7
(Third Commandment)
 
Sept 29   
Words to Live By:
Rest
Exodus 20: 8-11
(Fourth Commandment)
 
Oct 6   
Words to Live By:
Family Matters
Exodus 20: 12
(Fifth Commandment)
 
Oct 13   
Words to Live By:
Respect
Exodus 20:13
(6th – 9th Commandments)
 

Oct 20  Words to Live By:

Contentment
Exodus 20: 14
(10th commandment)

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