Weekly Announcements

DeVore Meals:  We are planning to help the DeVore's with meals on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  If you are willing to prepare/provide a meal, please contact Ruth Cavallini (309-365-8257) with the day and the meal you will provide.  Deliver the meal to the home before 5:00 p.m.


Lexington School Personnel Luncheon:  Our church is responsible for organizing the Lexington Council of Churches Luncheon this year on Monday, August 12th.  We will be providing pulled pork sandwiches (purchased from Kemp's), sandwich buns, BBQ sauce, drinks and table service.  If you would like to contribute to the purchase of these supplies, see Ruth Cavallini.  Helpers are needed with set-up and clean-up which will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. approximately.


In the fellowship hall is our Comfort Bears and Lap blankets.

If you know of anyone who could use some cheering up and to let them know we are praying for them, please take one today.  We will be making these throughout the year. You don’t need any experience, just come with Smiles as we enjoy the fellowship as well as cutting, stuffing, tying, etc. We will meet August 8th at 6:30 pm. Any donations of fabric, stuffing and monetary donations are appreciated. Any questions or information, please see Cheryl Pensky (309) 434-0858.


Baked Goods Needed:  The Preschool will be having their orientation for parents and students on Sunday, August 25th at 6 p.m.  After orientation is over, the preschool likes to welcome that families with a cookie and punch reception.  If you would like to donate a baked good for the reception, please let us know by signing up on the bulletin board by the kitchen.  The Preschool Committee appreciates your support and delicious generosity!


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August 11: Proper 14

Luke 12:24 “Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them.” God feeds the birds of the air. This we know. It’s just that, as one wit put it, God sometimes feeds the birds … to the cats. Yes, crosses and hardships will always come. Christ said that no disciple is above his Master. But, through it all, the Lord cares for us, and He calls upon us to entrust ourselves to that care. He really is our Father, and He really will guard and keep us through whatever this life throws at us. And, in the end, we shall receive the gift of eternal life.