Hi Everyone! August 3, 2023
Wow! Things were hoppin’ at the church on Tuesday. We had Lifeline Screening, the Fit and Fall Proof exercise group, the contractor for the new front ramp, Bible Study, AA, and the Community Closet folks here all at the same time. I absolutely loved it! PUMC is essential in our area!
We are so close to being ready for our School Supply Fair on Saturday. A lot of work has been happening behind the scenes to host such a big event. Thank you to Teresa Beer and her team for making it all work. James and Pastor Mary Beth have been involved in every step and that is much appreciated. For those of you helping, please arrive by 9:00 a.m. We will need to meet with everyone first then you can set up the classrooms. There will be donuts! For those bringing cookies, please try to get them here by nine or shortly after so we can get them put on trays. We have had lots of interest in the event so we hope it will be the best one ever. None of this could happen with the generous donations provided by you.
Vale UMC will be joining our service on Sunday, August 13th. We will have a potluck after church. Please put this on your calendar and let’s have a big turnout to welcome our Oregon neighbors.
Reed’s Concrete and Construction will be tearing out our entrance ramp the week of August 14th. The area will be roped off with construction tape so please just use the next door down that week. The project will be completed by that Sunday morning. We have had a good response for money to fund this project but we are still a little short. The Blessing Pitcher will be out for a couple of more weeks for those of you who didn’t get a chance to pitch in. Thank you everyone!
Kathryn Tompkins and her friend Lizzy are at Young Life Camp this week. Keep them in prayer as they learn about and experience God’s love and for safe travels home.
Please keep Jeanie Sandquist in your prayers. She has been suffering some unexplained symptoms for the past week or so. According to John, she is starting to feel better but is still weak.
Macy Steckley is home from the hospital and is gaining strength every day. Ron and I popped in to visit with her this week and she looks great. We’ll all be happy to have her back in church!
Kathryn Gordon sent word that the Baby Scarlet Grace is over 8lbs now and is home. What an answer to prayer!
I talked to Anne DeBord this week. She is back in McCall enjoying the cool nights and watching folks on the golf course. She has some helpers come to her home most days and help with showers, laundry, cleaning and meals. If you go to McCall, give her a call. I’m sure she’d be glad to see you!
Continue to pray for Jerry and Jim Warzyn, the Williamsons, Jerry and Jay Hall, Shannon Osborn, Mary Boesch, Olivia Bybee, Teresa’s stepdad Larry, Jan Bolin, Steve Simonson, Jean Pollock, Teresa’s grandson and Merlin Daniels
The praise songs this week will be Forever and All Who Are Thirsty. Please click on the blue links and listen in.
Please keep the School Supply Fair in your prayers this Saturday along with all the children and parents we are blessing. We are a church that loves people. Good job everyone!