Announcements — April 18, 2021

† IN OUR PRAYERS  The Johns’ family, at the death of Dr. David Johns; Ruth B., recovering at home from surgery to remove a tumor on her voice box; Miles P., recovering at home from heart surgery; Stephen Ministry and their care receivers.

† BAPTISM  We rejoice with Logan and Ashley P. at the baptism of their son, Gentry P., in the service this morning.  Gentry was born March 2, 2021.  His sponsors are Austin and Kelsey B. and Nicole R.  We ask God to bless this family always with His love and grace.

† VBS BULLETIN BOARD  Plans for this year’s VBS, which will be held July 25-29, are underway!  Check out the Christian Education bulletin board in the Narthex.  If you are willing to help with VBS this year please be sure to complete the VBS Volunteer Sign-up Form located on the table under the bulletin board.   The sooner we know who is willing to help, the easier the planning process is.   A volunteer meeting is scheduled to follow Sunday School today.

† VOTERS MEETING  The regular quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held next Sunday, April 25, during the Bible Class hour.

† SUNDAY SCHOOL has split into two groups.  We will have a group for the older students, 3rd grade and above, and a group for those younger than 3rd grade.  We would love to offer a High School class as well for those interested.  Hope to see you at Sunday School!

† TINY TOT SUNDAY SCHOOL is being offered the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month in the nursery classroom by Doug and Peggy S.  It is a 15 minute class to get the little ones used to coming to Sunday School. 

† PORTALS OF PRAYER  The new Portals of Prayer for the spring are on the table by the nursery in the narthex.

† WORSHIP NOTE  Today we will return to the practice of kneeling at the Communion rail for the Sacrament.  As always, if you choose to stand you certainly may.  We will no longer be printing song sheets for the service, unless specifically requested.