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Announcements for Sunday, September 23, 2018


If you have prayer joys / concerns, fill out a green prayer card and give it to an usher.


Our Worship Journey Together 

     You may notice some changes to the format and the flow of worship.  These changes are intentional.  Our purpose of worship every week is “to provide a life-changing experience of the presence of Jesus Christ” so that both individually and as a congregation we are transformed to be more Christ-like.  The Worship Design Team is discerning ways our worship can better fulfill its purpose for those of us already here and for those people who are new to our worship.  

     One of the changes is that the music which was previously only sung during “Worship Warmups” is now often included throughout worship.  Also, the Prayer/Praise cards are now picked up by the ushers during the offering.   You may notice that some of the worship elements have been moved around as well.   

     Worship is a journey.  The Worship Design Team is continually and intentionally discerning adjustments to worship that will better fulfill the purpose of worship.  As we try out new changes, we seek your feedback.  Please share your feedback with a member of the Worship Design Team:  Dave Hagen, Kathy Young, Joy Jorgensen, Terri Branstrom, Bill VanDeVusse and/or me.               ~ Pastor Tim


Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. 

If you would be able to help out a few Sundays in the children’s class, please talk to Connie Ness.

The youth class will be watching a deep video every week and then discussing it.  (They will also eat cereal & milk.)  Adults who would like to eat cereal and milk with them while facilitating deep conversation, can sign up on the bulletin board or call Lisa in the church office.

The adult class, led by Laurie Kaufman de la Garza in Room 8, will be using the book Wesley Revival.


Hurricane Florence

If you would like to donate to relief efforts, please mark your gift “Hurricane Flo.”


Fall Color Tour

Sunday, Sept. 30, starting after church and ending at the Buckhorn Restaurant about 1:00 or 1:30.  Please sign up on the bulletin board so the restaurant has an idea of how many to expect.


Important Note

Paula had foot surgery on Sept. 17th.  Her recovery requires that she not put weight on her foot for two weeks and that I be available to assist her if she needs it for these two weeks. 

Therefore, I will be in the church office on some portions of Tuesdays and Thursdays for the two weeks 9/17 through 9/28, but not for my entire office hours of 10am-2pm.  

I will continue to be available to meet with you, attend meetings, etc. -  simply email or call me. 

Feel free to contact me any time, as usual. 

Most importantly, I ask for you to pray for Paula’s quick and complete healing during her recovery.

Pastor Tim

(616) 401-8853 cell


Men Needed to Visit and Bring Communion

Every month Gail Johnivan and Susan Lagina take communion to people from our church family who are homebound.  While they do a great job, the people that they visit would ocassionally like to see a new face.  Especially the men would enjoy once in a while having a man come to visit.  Gail and Susan will fully train you on how to serve communion.


Addresses of College Students

The Membership Care Committee will send out care packages to college students.  Please give up-dated addresses to the church office for college students who are members of Memorial UMC.


Fall Harvest Extravaganza

Saturday, October 20

9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

An anonymous donor will match everything we raise for the Building Maintenance Fund at the Oct. 20th event:

Community-wide vendors’ fair, craft sale, bake sale, soup luncheon, right here at Memorial.  Profits go to our Building Maintenance Fund.

Lots of customers is the key. 

Hype this event to your friends!


Youth Group Benefits from Schwans

Over these next 3 months, 5% of all orders you place online or over the phone will go to the Memorial Youth Group.  It is important to connect to the fundraiser first.  Online, it’s on, and search for Memorial Youth Group.  The campaign number is 40698.  .Any questions, feel free to contact Melissa Livingston via email at or text (906) 241-8167.


Memorial Garden

We have a beautiful memorial garden with a gazebo over-looking the lake where people can scatter loved ones’ ashes.  (Talk to Lisa in the office if you are interested in this.)  People have also used it for wedding pictures and as a peaceful place to pray.

For a number of years, Carol Borden has tended the flowers there.  She is retiring from this and is looking for someone with a passion for gardening.  If you would be interested, please contact the office 428-9311.


Creative Cards have been designed by the Knitting Group for sale for $2 each.  Please check them out in the narthex, by the bulletin board.


Building Maintenance Fund 

Our first project will be repairing loose tiles in the kitchen and replacing flooring in the Education Wing restrooms.  This will be done as soon as we raise the needed $8,000.  Mark your gift “building.”

Watch the chart in the office window to see our progress!


Kiwanis and Key Club Chicken Bar-B-Q

Saturday, Oct. 6th  11:00 – 5:00  $9

Delivery available by calling 428-2261 by Oct. 5.