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Spirit @ SCC Newsletter Vol. 59

No. 8

April 19, 2016

Spiritual Leaders in the United States

Baptism Celebrations We celebrated baptism into new life for eight young people from our Journey in Faith class on Sunday, April 10. Those baptized were: Zoey Bishop, Christian Gearheart, Jackson Golden, Makayla Grimes, Hayden Hornocker, Kendall Short, Jackson Smith, and Henry Yochum. Big thanks to their mentors – Susan Hollis, Darren Yochum, Jason DeLisle, Hannah McDonald, Dean Heaviland, Amy Trullinger, Bob Oeth, and Glenn Rose – and especially to Jared and Amy Trullinger for their leadership with these young people. Thank you to Marge and Scott for helping them prepare for the baptism service and to Bobbi Jones, the Christian Education Team, Matt Holton for filling the baptistery and many others who helped with the baptism and the luncheon that followed.

Our Faith Forum on Spiritual Leaders in the United States: Abraham Lincoln, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and Martin Luther King, Jr. continues for two more Sundays, April 24 and May 1, 9:15 a.m.— 10:00 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall. Attend this fascinating discussion of these leaders and their impact on faith in the United States. Bill Kincaid, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty/Associate Professor in Practical Parish Ministry, Christian Theological Seminary, is leading the group.

2016 Church Camp Registrations Early Bird Deadline!!! DEADLINE FOR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT RATE IS THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 24!! Forms available on the table in the Hall of Light with camps for kids completing grades K–12 (and for grandparents with the popular Grandparent & Me Camp). Make your check out to Speedway Christian Church for half of the fee for the camp(s) selected. The church will scholarship the rest!

Camperships Fundraiser Ordination Worship Service On Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m., at Speedway Christian Church, Rick Harting’s ordination to Christian ministry will take place. This will be followed by a reception in the Bethany room. Rick grew up at Speedway Christian Church. He is the son of Bill and Joyce Harting and the brother of Bill Harting (the younger) and Ann Salima.

Pauline & Art Vermillion invite you to a celebration of their 50th Wedding Anniversary Sunday, May 22, 2016 2:00—5:00 p.m. Community Room (in the Tower/main building) Robin Run Village 5354 West 62nd Street, Indianapolis ~no gifts, please~

“Put A Log On The Fire” and invest in the faith journey of our young people with a donation to the camp scholarship fund which covers half the cost of going to church camp. We send about 40 campers to camp each year. One full “Campership” is $115. Donations to our Campership Fund of any size are welcome! Check with the Christian Education rep in the Hall of Light on Sundays or contact the church office to “Put a Log on the Fire” and contribute to the Campership Fund.

Thought for the Week... No event in your life can imprison you. This is what resurrection is about. I shall not allow the events of my life to make me their prisoner.... I shall continually believe that God is not through with my life, or with me. ~Howard Thurman

Please keep in Prayer George Harper Dorren Harper Eric Anderson Janice Russell Jacki Pine John Peek John Hayes Bob Devlin Norma Wilson (Lisa Mosier’s mother) Gary Thomas (Stephen Dietzer’s step-father) David Anderson (Eric Anderson’s father) Wilma Hybarger (Don Strawser’s sister) Billy C. Roberts (Trebor Roberts’ father) ~~~

Sympathy is extended to the family of Lou & Carmel Grimes and family, upon the death of Carmel’s grandmother, Evelyn Brown who passed away on April 2, 2016.

Sympathy is extended to Doug & Addie Alkire and family, upon the death of their son, Micah Douglas Alkire who passed away on April 8, 2016.

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Thank you The Yochum Family would like to express their thanks for the thoughts, prayers, cards and kind words in the passing of Darren’s father Roger. You are all a blessing in our lives. Darren, Michi, Henry, Ava & Lucy Yochum

He’s closer than you think Just a conversation away If only you could find the time To bow your head and pray.

May Home-Bound Birthdays May 15

Ethyl Chambers

May 24

Bettie Landwerlen

May 31

Janice Conrad

Thinking Out Loud... I’m just not myself, today.” At some point, we’ve probably all said this, and we’ve heard others say it about themselves. What is meant by that? What we mean is that we aren’t at our best on that particular day. But the truth of the matter is that even when we aren’t at our best, we are our self that day. We have good days and bad days and everything in between, and no matter how we are on any day, we are who we are. We all are a mixture of positive traits and negative traits. I do believe that most people lean toward the positive traits most of the time, but the negative can creep into our lives. If we can learn to accept each other in our totality, it would make our lives much happier. Part of the problem is that we often have unspoken expectations of each other, and when someone doesn’t meet these expectations, we are hurt. We often assume that others know what we want from them, when they have absolutely no idea that we have these feelings. Plus, our expectations of others are often unreasonable, and their expectations of us are, also. I’ve heard it said that expectations are recipes for disappointments. A key is to communicate with each other what our expectations are. Another a key can be to sometimes lower our expectations. Also, a key is to be at peace with ourselves. If we are happy inside our own skin, we won’t feel others should give us the kind of happiness that we can only give ourselves. How do we find happiness with ourselves? We find it by being embraced by the truth that God loves us. If that truth penetrates us, it will set us free to be happy and free. At the conclusion of worship, I sometimes use these Words of Blessing and Commissioning that I found in a worship guide: Go from here with open arms, with heads held high, and with love in your heart. Each one of you is beautiful and loved by God. No matter what happens, always remember that. Always believe in yourself, because God believes in you. Go out and follow your dreams, and if your dreams go up in smoke, build new dreams and follow them. Grab hold of your future and make a difference in the world as Christ continues to make a difference in your life. Be everything you can be. Be at peace with others and with God, and be happy. Amen. Enjoy the ride, Scott

What a great weekend at the Spring Youth Assembly with mission projects, games, worship and small group times! Big thanks to Bob and Lisa Oeth who joined Randy as sponsors for the weekend. Thanks as well to our host site, Downey Avenue Christian Church, to Lee Yates and the IYC for their planning and leadership, and specially to Samantha Oeth for her service on IYC, leadership through the weekend and bringing the message in worship Saturday night.

Searching for the right answer for our organ... Do you remember singing the Hallelujah Chorus last month at the Easter service accompanied by the piano? It sounded as if we planned it, right? Actually, we didn’t. The move to the piano was a last-minute decision because our pipe organ was not functioning well enough that morning to handle it. For the last few years – at budget time and whenever we’re making strategic plans for the church’s future – I have reminded our staff and board that our organ is failing and that we’ll have to address it someday. About half of the functions aren’t working at all. The stops won’t stay the way they were set. The pauses you sometimes hear during services before music starts? That’s because Nikolai has to readjust what he pre-set earlier. We can no longer use the organ and hand bells together, because the organ is so badly out of tune. I give great credit to Nikolai (and Joseph before him) for being patient and creative -- and playing so well that the average person doesn’t realize the organ is failing. We worry that any day could be the day the organ breathes its last. Where would that leave us for an Easter service? Or Christmas Eve? Or a wedding? We formed a committee earlier this year to study the full spectrum of options from repair to replacement – and to gather the costs associated with each option. The committee is still doing research and will present its recommendations to the church administrative committee and trustees as soon as next month.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS LOOKING AHEAD . . . • APRIL 24 – SOUP’S ON @ ROBERTS P ARK – Chi Rho mission project preparing and serving meals at the soup kitchen at Roberts Park United Methodist Church. Leaving from church 9:30 a.m., return 2:30 p.m. (CYF meets that evening but no Chi Rho evening meeting.) • APRIL 24 – CAMP FORMS DUE IN ORDER TO GET DISCOUNT RATE • MAY 1 – LAST REGULAR EVENING MEETING – Chi Rho and CYF wrap up their regular Sunday night meetings on May 1. Youth Sunday School classes still meet through mid-June. • MAY 8 – GRADS SUNDAY – Join us to honor our high school graduates with a reception at 9 a.m. and special time in worship at 10:15 service.

Volunteers Needed ... Yard work season is here, and volunteers are needed! A weekly commitment is not required. Whatever time you can give would be greatly appreciated. Mower and gas are provided by the church. Sign up sheet on the bulletin board (across from the church office) Please help to keep our church beautiful. Any questions, please contact Matt Holton, SCC Property Chair, at 271-8428.

It isn’t the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it.

There will be flyer available soon with more questions and answers. We’ll also have more information in the next Spirit @ SCC. Stay tuned! Marge Graham

Stewardship/Finance March 2016 Receipts ..................................... $ 38,221.83 March 2016 Expenses ................................... $ 48,344.13 April 10, 2016 April 17, 2016

Offering $ 9,038.60 $ 12,690.26

Attendance 281 240

Speedway Christian Church 5110 West 14th Street Speedway, Indiana 46224

Periodicals Postage Paid at Indianapolis, IN

Worship Schedule Sunday, April 24, 2016 8:15 a.m. Worship Service Service Leaders: Denny Smith, Jane Smith Worship Leader: Ray Tice Elder: Angie Smith

10:15 a.m. Worship Service Communion Preparation & Clean Up: Rebekah Circle Service Leader: Don Brooks Worship Leader: Ray Tice Elders: Joy Rose (Bread), Joe Edmiston (Cup) Deacons & Greeters: Cindy Foxworthy, Marcia Robinson Serving Communion: Reta Kaiser, Roger Pingleton, Jack Realey, Janet Norris, Roy Shoemaker, Becky Shoemaker

Sunday, May 1, 2016 8:15 a.m. Worship Service Service Leaders: Denny Smith, Jane Smith Worship Leader: Georgia Stackhouse Elder: Art Vermillion

10:15 a.m. Worship Service Communion Preparation & Clean Up: Rebekah Circle Service Leader: Worship Leader: Georgia Stackhouse Elders: Ray Tice (Bread), Joe Edmiston (Cup) Deacons & Greeters: Heather Dietzer, Hannah McDonald Serving Communion: Sandy Hostrawser, John Stiff, Linda Stiff, Jack Realey, Jerry Oliver, Bill Scott

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Sound Tech: Tim Davidson

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Sound Tech: Joe Edmiston ~~~

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 Worship Leader: Georgia Stackhouse Elder: Chuck Bennett

Sunday, May 1, 2016 Westside Garden Plaza—3:00 p.m. Elder: Ray Tice ~~~

Thursday, May 5, 2016 Please help those in need by bringing in food items to support St. John’s Food Pantry.

Worship Leader: Michi Yochum Elder: Leslie Condre

Attention All Department Chairs -

Admin Meeting Tuesday, May 10 — 6:30 p.m. Please plan to attend.

Church - Emergency on Call Contact Friday, April 22 — Sunday, April 24 Scott Cox (502) 316-3085 Friday, April 29—Sunday, May 1 Randy Kuss (317) 201-7095

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