This weekend, tens of thousands will descend upon our community for the annual Apple and Pork festival. For many of us, it means working very hard to support the organizations we are a part of, and a disruption of our usual schedules and activities. For Clinton FCC, this Sunday means a ONE SERVICE Sunday at 9:30am - no programming this week at 8:15 or 10:45 on Apple and Pork Sunday. Will you do your very best to make our ONE SERVICE Sunday this week at 9:30am? Enjoy the Apple and Pork festival! And make sure you grab a Rotary pulled pork sandwich and a YMCA pork cutlet sandwich!
Our community has once again been dealt a difficult tragedy to deal with - the loss of one of our young HS students in an accident. Please pray for the Weiss family during this unimaginable time, as well as the Mills family. May the God of all Comfort bring peace and blessing in a manner no human can. Please remember our first responders who serve our community and are the first ones on accident scenes - doing their very best to protect and serve and save.
Please remember all of those involved in the lives of our students - the administration and staff at our schools, especially Clinton High School, as well as the various student ministries in our community. I was personally so thankful for Ben Pertl, Allison Hitchings, Jacey Wickenhauser and Amanda Scott, for their presence at Clinton HS Saturday night in the hours following this accident. We are so blessed as a community for the work of Michelle Witzke and her team at the Vault - their doors were opened yesterday for the students of our community to have a safe place to grieve. "The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." "Cast all your cares on the Lord - He cares for you."
Several quick reminders:
** Tuesday evenings means Bible Study Fellowship groups at FCC at 6:30pm - we are hosting both Men's and Women's groups this year! Why not check out this multi-church, international Bible study opportunity right here in the 61727? You can jump in anytime - what not this week?
** Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm means FIRST KIDS for preschool and grade school students! Don't miss this great opportunity for your children and grandchildren!
** Sundays evenings bring our student ministry: The Underground - new name, same Jesus! Jr High from 5-6:45pm and High School from 6:30-8pm!
** Reload for Men at the Y on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month - next gathering is Friday October 5 at 6:15AM. We will be studying Gene Getz's book The Measure of a Man - I have copies for just $10. We will study chapters 2 and 3 on October 5.
** Our sermon study through James is coming to a conclusion - this Sunday concludes our journey together! Read James 5:12-20 for this Sunday as we look at PRAYER in the life of a Christ Follower.
** The Vault Open House is Sunday October 14 from 1-4pm - come check out the Vault!
** October brings the TELL ME MORE sermon series with 18 area church! Good stuff!
** Coming Home Sunday is November 18 with ONE SERVICE at 9:30am, a catered lunch (ticket needed) at 11:30am and an afternoon gathering at around 1:00pm. Mark your calendars now and save the date!
Have a great week - see you Sunday for our ONE SERVICE Sunday!