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Health Fair at “Stuff the Bus”health kits

 Our Wesley Nurse helping kids with socks, socks and more socks and some shoes too

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back to school prayer walk

We will walk and pray for our schools at 1:00 Thursday the 23rd. Meet at the Fine Arts Building (Old Gym) at the High School. We will simply walk and pray for the schools to be safe this year, that our children and teachers have a great year of learning and that the administration and staff have joy in their work.

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Blessing of the Backpacks, book bags, rollers or whatever the kids and teachers are hauling their stuff in this year. Both services! You bring them; we bless them Sunday August 26!

 

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Our preaching this August will be on the “Bread of Life”. The 6th chapter of John is all about the “bread of life” metaphor Jesus used to describe who he was and is. Bread is a worldwide staple and has been for about 10,000 years. Jesus was revealed to us in the breaking of the bread, and many of the stories of our Bible are about people and bread.  We will weave the metaphor of bread throughout our sermons during this “month of new beginnings” for our children and teachers. So, August 5, 2018, we will bless the teacher crosses for the luncheon the next day. The message is “Sour Dough” and the scriptures are Numbers 21:5 and John 6:36, 41-51. Then, on August 12, 2018, the message is “Barley Bread” and our scriptures are Deuteronomy 8: 3;11-19 and John 6:56-69. On August 19, 2018, we are reminded that “Stuff the Bus” is on the 23rd. The message is “Ezekiel Bread” and the Scriptures are Ezekiel 4:9-13 and John 6: 51-58. Finally, on August 26, 2016, we will bless the backpacks and offer prayers for the children and the teachers and staff of Luling ISD. The message is “Wonder Bread” and the Scriptures are Exodus 16:13-15 and John 6:24-35.

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Children’s Time on August 19. Sometimes we are like this rough old board. A few cracks. Some places that are rotting. A few holes. But God does not just toss anything away.  He makes beautiful things! Even from an old piece of wood. Even from us! Especially from us.

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safe gatherings“Safe Gatherings” is the Conference’s new training and background checking for those who work with children, youth and vulnerable adults. So, those who teach Sunday school, VBS, visit shut-ins, work with children/youth need to have this training. It comes in three parts. The first step is to register at safegatherings.com. Registering will initiate the background checks and references requirement. There is a fee which of the conference will pay part and the church will reimburse you for any excess. The second step is a relatively painless computer training program we do individually at our own pace. The safe gatherings webpage will lead you into this training. The third step is an interactive session you can either do in person or at a webinar. Go to   https://riotexas.org/safe for times and places. We might just schedule a training at one of our close churches and go as a group.  “Safe Gatherings” will be required beginning right after Annual Conference (July 1), but it sure makes a bunch of sense to just go ahead and get it done now.

                                 

 

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Confirmation Sunday. Congratulations Hunter and Kolton

Senior Sunday 2018

                                             

Senior Sunday. Congratulations, Lynnse and Lyndsey