Thanks to Tracy Waring, we have a "Prayer Box". The drawer at the bottom has index cards and pens in it, so you can write your prayer request and drop the card in the box. If you prefer that it not be shared in the bulletin, please indicate that on the card.
Congratulations to Shawn and Nicky Tiffany on the opening of The Territory Ballroom. After months of hard work, they celebrated the grand opening this past Saturday night. This is a beautiful facility that will enhance Council Grove as a destination for visitors and serve as a venue for a variety of events. We are blessed to have them serving here as members of our congregation!
For a number of years, we have provided "Grace Treats" during the Washunga Days' parade. Our tent is set up in our parking lot, and we give out free popcorn and sno cones. Pastor John often has some "tricks" to entertain the kids and teach them about Jesus at the same time. Help is always needed to set up, take down, make sno cones, and pop popcorn. We also have the ideal location to watch the parade as we hand out the treats. Make plans to be a part of this outreach!
West Virginia Reunion
The West Virginia mission trip participants will have a "reunion" potluck after church next Sunday, May 15th. Bring your favorite dish, as well as your trip highlights, and enjoy sharing good food and fellowship as you reminisce.
We have enjoyed coffee and conversation together on 2 Saturdays. In March, we will switch our get together to Friday, May 6th to perhaps enable some ladies to come that can't make it on a Saturday. We will still meet at Watts Coffee at 10AM. Come if you can- it is a great time of fellowship with our sisters in Christ!
Mothers' Day Diaper Drive
Our diaper drive for Life Choice Ministries will continue until the end of May. Diapers size 4,5, and 6 are needed, as well as 4T-5T pampers EasyUps. Thank you for participating in this ministry that meets the needs of young women who chose life!
Prayer is always important, but right now our nation is in the midst of unprecedented times. We will gather at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, May 17th, to pray for our leaders, our country, revival in our nation and other important issues. Please invite your friends and neighbors to come with you and join us in prayer!
Ladies' Bible Study
The Monday morning ladies' Bible study will not meet during the month of May. The study will resume in June - and new ladies are welcome if a summer study fits in your schedule. We are going to start a with a study on Ecclesiastes. The first lesson will be on the table in front of the office for anyone interested in joining us on June 6th at 10:15.
Our Mission Partners: United in Christ
United in Christ is involved in a number of different ministries in a wide variety of locations. Their original ministry, started in 1998, was (and still is) based in Los Fresno, Texas. Their earliest outreach ministry was in Matamoros, Mexico, which is just across the border. They have grown over the years, and now have ministries in India, Israel, Guatemala, Brazil, and most recently in West Virginia. Pray for Marc and Chacho's health and stamina as they oversee these various ministries.
Operation Christmas Child
Christmas won't be for a l-o-n-g time, but it is never too early to start thinking about Operation Christmas Child. Some stores have winter items on their clearance aisle - and toys are often included. Easter items are in the stores now, so you might find some cute bunnies or chicks. Adding a toothbrush, a bar of soap, a hair ribbon, or another item a child can use when you are shopping is a great way to gather things for the boxes without a big expense at one time!