Hi Everyone! August 17, 2023
I absolutely predicted this hot spell. It happens every year because school has started! There is nothing like a sweaty kid dressed in his brand-new flannel shirt and jeans to start the school year! I’m sure everyone involved is thankful for air conditioning in the buildings. Remember to keep the students and staff in your prayers all year long.
The entrance ramp is finished and it’s beautiful! We will be able to walk on it starting Saturday afternoon. It is so much safer for us! If you would still like to contribute to this project, the blessing pitcher will be out for two more Sundays. We are still a couple of hundred dollars short.
We are still using the entrance just east of the main one for the next few days. The same key fits the lock. To double check that the church is disarmed, call or text Mary Beth, James or me and we can use our phones to check and disarm it. Just a couple of more days and we’ll be done with this project.
Save the date of Saturday, September 23rd for our 2nd annual Neighborhood Carnival. It will be from 11-1 this year and we will need lots of help.
The September/October issue of the Upper Room is available in the entryway. If you need help getting one, please let me know and we’ll figure it out.
The church received a couple of rogue emails from Pastor Mary Beth that are impersonating her. If you get an email from her from anything except firstname.lastname@example.org please don’t open it.
The Ad Board will meet on Monday, August 21st at 7pm. The Trustees will not meet this month. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting.
Hugh and Doris Homan are settling in to their new home at Edgewood in Fruitland. Their address is 1255 N. Allen Ave. Apt. 156 Fruitland, ID 83619. I heard that they would love visitors!
We have a praise this week! Roxanne Collingwood/Irwin has a new great granddaughter, Sybil Fay Saracho. Congrats to everyone!
We have some prayer requests this week.
Please say an extra prayer for Gary and Lis Williamson at this time.
Please pray for the folks in Maui. They have been devastated by wildfires. Sheri Hood’s brother’s sister-in-law Lori was trapped in the fire and suffered burns over 60% of her body. She has been airlifted to Oahu in critical condition. She will need our prayers for a long time.
Ron will have knee replacement surgery this coming Monday, the 21st. Pray for quick healing for him. I’m not sure what my office schedule will be like next week depending on how he is doing. Please call before you come to the church during the week. Most likely Pastor Mary Beth will be around if I’m not but please call the church number. 208-642-2475
Please keep these folks on your prayer list: Jean Pollock, Macy Steckley, Hugh Homan, the Jeffries, Shannon Osborn, Jim Moy, Steve Simonson, Anne DeBord, Mike’s brothers Jerry and Jay, Ron’s brothers Jerry and Jim, Mary Boesch, Olivia Bybee, Terry Hershey, Teresa’s stepdad and grandson and Jan Bolin.
We had a very nice church service last week with our visitors from Vale UMC. We were reminded of this by our pastor: We are all equally beloved! Isn’t that the best news ever? Have a great rest of your week and we hope to see you on Sunday.