THE PANTRY SHELF
For I was hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in. Matthew 25:35 KJV 2003
The Volunteers in Mission (VIM) REBUILD TEAM is in final preparation for heading to the Okanogan to work on homes destroyed in the wildfires of 2014 and 2015.
You are helping fund the recovery with contributions from the Taco Feed in the amount of $640. A special account category designated as “Okanogan” has been set up and members have contributed additional funds to the project. Enough was raised to finance the nine member team. Contributions continue to be accepted, as Rebuild is a multi-year project.
Our team, led by Noriko Lao, will leave the afternoon of October 9th, returning October 14th. Other members of the team are Nancy Brown, Melissa Rockom, Dick and Sandy Schable, Toni Hess, Pastor Conrado and two members of Ferndale United Church.
Sunday, October 2, during communion, you will be able to draw the name of a team member and be their pray partner for the week. It is a chance for a very personal connection to those going out into the field.
With fall coming on, it is time for the annual Coat Drive. October 16th is the deadline. New or gently used coats of all sizes (infant through 3XL) are needed. Collection and distribution is sponsored by the Lynden High School Leadership Class, Lynden School District Community Transitions and Family-Community Services.
Hold the date of Sunday, November 20 for our annual Thanksgiving Feast. Rick Love will again be our chef for this wonderful meal and time of fellowship. Details will be in the November Skylight.
10/4 - John Herring
10/4 - Jack Ingham
10/6 - Ed Polf
10/10 - Clair Hibbs
10/10 - Dot Brevik
10/12 - Audrey Ingham
10/16 - Andrew Ruhl
10/18 - Jim Browne
10/20 - Kay Zuidmeer
10/6 - Ron & Diane Nymeyer
10/21 - Gil & Nancy Ruhl
Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa & chocolate bars will be on sale in the Fellowship Hall, following church service, on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Help support small farmers.
NEW OFFICE HOURS
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
The October UMW General Meeting will be Wednesday, October 19th.
Executive Meeting 10:30 am
Pot Luck Luncheon 12:00 noon
Program and Meeting 1:00 pm
Threshhold Singers (a nationwide program) will give us a musical presentation and explain the purpose of their musical ministry.
Please look at the October/November Fellowship Hour "sign up" sheets and add your name to bring a Sunday refreshment.
INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY
Everyone is welcome and invited to attend a special bible study on November 22 at 1:00 pm. Christel De Waard has graciously agreed to lead us in this special bible study. This Inductive Bible Study will focus on three basic steps; Observation, Interpretation and Application. If you are interested in attending, please let Bev Honcoop know at 354-2896.
All Church Charge Conference
Sunday, October 16th
Following church service
Choir practice - Wednesdays at 5:00.
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Robert’s Cousin Dixie, Ezekiel Gomez of Red Mountain UMC (Mesa, AZ), DS Daniel Foster and family, Vivian Morris and family, Dick Stone, Will Brutout, Deloyse Stroud and family, Jack Young, Deanie DeGraaff, Ruth Lordahl, Family of Clora Downing, Kay & Everett Zuidmeer, Gaylen Brevik, Pat & Joanne White, Jane Young.
Safe travels. Prayers for our Congregation. Prayers for those recovering from illness or injury. Prayers for the lonely or grief stricken. Prayers for our Nation & World. Prayers for those serving in the Armed Forces.
If you would like to add a joy or concern to the prayer vine, please contact Frances Shuler at 354-1943 and the vine will be activated. The following is our current prayer vine: Frances Shuler, Betty Oberwortmann, Bev Honcoop, Margaret Mustard and Eleanor Shagren.