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The Call Sermon Title and Scriptures July 10, 2016 “Defining Love” Luke 10:25-37

Sermon Title and Scriptures July 17, 2016 - Guest Preacher -

Work Day July 23 (9-Noon) We will be having another work day to help get the church ready for the Regional Assembly in October. We thank all who helped out last month at our first work day. We are encouraging all who can help to come by on the 25th and help us as we get the church looking its best.

Please do not park under the portico on Sunday mornings. This area is for loading and unloading only

For those who are interested, the Mid-Town Concert Series’ year-end report will be available this Sunday on the information table in the lobby Timpani Drum Dedication This Sunday!

Choir Anthems

In the month of July, the choir will be singing their favorite anthems from the past year. If you have had a favorite anthem this year, come on Sunday mornings to worship and maybe you’ll be able to hear it again. 7/17/16 Lord of the Dance 7/24/16 Prayer of St. Francis 7/31/16 What I Have I Will Give Thee

The Coke machine is fixed, Halleluia!!! (exact change only)

A special shout out to my old High School friend Melanie Buergler (Fischer). It was great to see you Sunday and thank you for reading “The Call”! - Jim

Congregational Concerns Slone Kays Joan Conn Mary Pering Dan Hicks Marjorie Ray Mary Slack Eldon and Shirley Cobb Linda McCoy Carl Potter Ed Howard Robert Taylor Marjorie Arnold Betty Fesperman Don and Sue Brown Cal Wise Diana Criger Lucas Lynch Karen Sunderwirth Joyce Prince, sister of Wilma Frazier Brenda Gahagam, Daughter of Vivian Loucks Lori Harach, daughter-in-law of Gary and Nancy Morris Bill Nelson, Son-in-law of Betty Jo Gardner Margaret Austin, sister of Shirley Cobb Barbara Gard, Daughter-in-law of Lorene Murray Lorelai Clubb, Granddaughter of Barb Rossetter Terri Griffith, Daughter of Darrell & Nancy Kays Vi Graham, cousin of Hattie Alishire Don Starnes, Brother-in-law of Jan & Bill McGee Kim Stayce, friend of Patsy Tipton (Please notify the office when a concern can be removed) The deadline to get your submissions into “The Call” is Monday 9:00 am

PICTORAL DIRECTORY Mark You Calendar Aug 15, 16, 17, 19 from 2-9 Aug 20 from 10-5 Makeup day - Sept 6 Please let the office know if you have any conflicts with these dates.

July 10

July 17

FINANCIALS

Elders

Marilynn West Shirley Musser

Patty Thurman Rick Vestal

Deacons

Everett FrenchDiana Criger Bill Grier Nancy Kays David Lane Carolyn Condict Joyce Moots Ken Hillen Dan Hicks Teresa Hicks Marilyn Ferguson

Gary Bass – Jack Edel David Edel Jim Criger Kylie Criger Dewayne Rout Larry Wakefield Charlie Mabry Kathy Osborn Susan Haynes Geoff French

6/26/2016 General Fund Contributions: $ 2,569 Attendance: 143

Invocation and Offering

Curtis Thomas

Phil Brown

Communion & Fellowship Prep.

Joe & Kay Parrish Bill & Karen Fischer

Patsy Tipton Bob & Dorothy Thurman

Usher

Jan Bass

Patty Soukup

Greeter

Herb & Norma Knight

Curtis & Isaac Thomas

Fellowship Pianist

Kris Kaatz

Eugene Prier

7/3/2016 General Fund Contributions: $ 8,122 Attendance: 133

This past week I had the wonderful opportunity to spend the week with the youth of our church. Along with Joyce Thomas, I was joined by Curtis Thomas, Erin Frazier, Jordan Simmons, and Andrew Thomas, as we traveled to St. Louis to help out the area by doing mission work. As we traveled we had no idea as to what we would be doing for the week. There were many opportunities that we were told about, but were not told which ones in which we would be participating. WE ended up helping a woman in Webster Groves who was around 90 and was unable to see. We worked on her house, painting her windows, making sure all the windows were properly sealed and caulked, painting the awning over her front porch, and helping her with her backyard, which had overgrown quite a bit. For three days the youth of our church spent on her house, the first day, painting and caulking, the second day some working on painting, others in the backyard, and on the third day all of us working in the backyard (yes, it was that overgrown!). All in all the work was done and she was very grateful for what we had done, as an added bonus we purchased her a new welcome mat for her newly painted home. The week was a success. It was inspiring to see how hard our youth worked and how much they cared to make sure everything looked its very best. In fact, when the rain started to fall heavily on Thursday morning I had to tell them to stop and come in out of the rain.

To let you know that work was not all that was done on the trip, we were also able to drive around St. Louis and take in the city. We stayed at Washington University in St. Louis and saw the surrounding area, we were able to fellowship together over shakes and snow-cones in the afternoon, after the work had been done. We spent an evening at the City Museum where we were able to take in the many different slides it had to offer, as well as some pizza. As a group we went miniature golfing and watched a movie together, and we bonded over the rides at Six Flags. All in all the week was a complete success, getting all our work done and still having time to spend together as a group in fun. Central Christian Church should be very proud of the work the youth did this past week and how they represented our church as one of 19 DOC churches involved in this event.

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI PERMIT NO. 1332

Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 1475 N. Washington Ave. Springfield, MO 65802

Return Service Requested

Specially prepared for:

Sunday Mornings 9:30 am Worship 10:30 am Fellowship 10:45 am Sunday School Ministry Team Greg Walton, Board Chair Rev. Geoff Weinman, Minister Dr. Mark Bowdidge, Music Director Vicky Claborn, Organist Shirley Musser, Visitation Director Geoff French, Youth Director Joyce Thomas, Children’s Director Jim Criger, Office Administrator Raul Juan Duran, Custodian Office Phone: 417-869-7241 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.centralchristianspringfield.org

Sunday Morning Schedule 3rd Quarter 2016 7/5/2016 DEACON GROUP

ELDER COMMUNION

ELDER OFFERING

INVOCATION & OFFERING

Fischer

7/3

Linda Zweerink

Bob Thurman

Dana Powell

French

7/10

Marilynn West

Shirley Musser

Curtis Thomas

Bass

7/17

Patty Thurman

Rick Vestal

Phil Brown

Edwards

7/24

Karen Hicks

Bill Fischer

Barb Rossetter

Fischer

7/31

Mary Jane Cross

Cal Wise

Jim Criger

French

8/7

Chrystal Melton

Kay Parrish

Clio Lynch

Bass

8/14

Cheryl Horton

Don Carlson

Wilma Frazier

Edwards

8/21

Greg Walton

Marilynn West

Barb Rossetter

Fischer

8/28

Bill Fischer

Linda Zweerink

Dana Powell

French

9/4

Shirley Musser

Mary Gleghorn

Jan Bass

Bass

9/11

Bob Thurman

Wilma Frazier

Jim Criger

Edwards

9/18

Phil Brown

Jim Ferguson

Carma Weinman

Fischer

9/25

Rick Vestal

Gwen Thomas

Clio Lynch

COMMUNION & FELLOWSHIP PREP Rhonda Stewart Darrell & Linda Zweerink Joe & Kay Parrish Bill & Karen Fischer Patsy Tipton Bob & Dorothy Thurman Wanda & John Haley John & Mary Bermond Joe & Mary Jane Cross Dana Powell Jim & Marilyn Ferguson Rhonda Stewart Joe & Kay Parrish Darrell & Linda Zweerink Bill & Karen Fischer Patsy Tipton Bob & Dorothy Thurman Wanda & John Haley John & Mary Bermond Joe & Mary Jane Cross Dana Powell Jim & Marilyn Ferguson Rhonda Stewart Joe & Kay Parrish Darrell & Linda Zweerink Bill & Karen Fischer

USHER (Top of Ramp) Lew & Betty Bowsher Jan Bass Patty Soukup Dave & Joyce Moots Robert & Beth Taylor Teresa Allen Glendon & Anna Marie Walker Herb & Norma Knight Paul & Sharon Martin Everett & Carolyn Deeds Janice McGee Lew & Betty Bowsher Jan Bass

GREETER (West Entrance) Glendon & Anna Marie Walker Herb & Norma Knight Curtis & Isaac Thomas Paul & Sharon Martin Everett & Carolyn Deeds Bev Vestal & Dana Powell Lew & Betty Bowsher Curtis & Isaac Thomas Dave & Joyce Moots Robert & Beth Taylor Bev Vestal & Dana Powell Glendon & Anna Marie Walker Herb & Norma Knight

ACCESS ASSISTANCE Josh Thomas Howard McCoy Jim Criger Patrick Willis Josh Thomas Howard McCoy Jim Criger Patrick Willis Josh Thomas Howard McCoy Jim Criger Patrick Willis Josh Thomas