SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP AT 10:30am Help, we’re drowning! Pastor Emeritus Woody Berry will be preaching on the familiar account of Jesus walking on the water in the midst of the storm from Matthew 14.22-33. Mary Anna Stepp will be accompanying us with the hymns, and Lauren Falco will be providing special music. Children, teachers and school staff are encouraged to bring a backpack, a favorite red pen, a grade book (I know you don’t use grade books anymore, but you get the idea) with you for a special “Blessing of the Backpacks” as we head back to school. The service promises to be a wonderful response of words and deeds of praise and thanksgiving in acts of prayer, proclamation, remembrance, and offering for the glory of God. See you in worship!
ALSO ON SUNDAY… MEN’S BIBLE STUDY AT 9:15AM IN THE SCOUT ROOM
All are invited to meet in the Scout Room in the month of August for a Bible Study led by Ron Eads on the topic “Calls in the New Testament.” This week – Called to Break Down Barriers – Acts 8.QUICK YOUTH GROUP MEETING AFTER WORSHIP ~ Join Ryan on the third floor for 15-20 minutes outside the Godly Play classroom for a quick discussion about the upcoming month. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEXT WEEK MONDAY 10:00am Pastor’s Coffee Hour – Matt hangs out at Coffea on Monday mornings hoping you’ll stop by to chat about UK football, flowers, travel, God, whatever! (He really wants to talk Penn State football, but nobody’s perfect!) 3:30pm Visitation for Peachie Fergus 4:30pm Memorial Service 5:30pm Trustees 7:00pm SessionTUESDAY 8:30am Sweet Blessings 9:00am Staff Meeting
SATURDAY 9:00am Golf Outing at Stone Crest Golf Course – Prestonsburg, KY – Van leaves MSPC at 8 AM. Questions or reservations, contact Brent at email@example.com or 859-940-1528. 9:00am Church Breakfast Mike Schmitt, a deacon of the church and Vice President Senior Credit Analyst at Citizens Banks of Kentucky will be our speaker in August. Join us in the Scout Room for the world famous coffee and doughnuts. $1 covers the cost of the doughnuts.
ANNOUNCEMENTS MEET & GREET WITH RYAN – Families with children are invited to meet with Ryan and the Children’s Education elders to discuss the upcoming year on Sunday, August 20 after worship. Join Ryan in Fellowship Hall.
CAMPUS GROUP (UKIRK) starts 8/22 and meets Tuesday evenings at 8pm in Blevins. We will also be having Graduate Student Luncheons after worship on the last Sunday of the month starting 8/27 in the Field Room (behind office area). Spread the word and bring a friend.CARING MEALS MINISTRY – Time to restock!
Our supply of meals for this ministry is running low. Let’s replenish it! Remember that we need all kinds of meals that freeze well and are easy to reheat. Questions – email Jackie DeCroo at 859-224-9379.
DUTCH, the fourth Sunday out to lunch bunch, will be brunching at Brasabana on Sunday, August 27. Entrees included several egg dishes as well as Latino hash, biscuits and gravy, and $2 mimosas. Brasabana is located at 841 Lane Allen Road.
KROGER REWARDS In past years August 1st began the re-enrollment period. Effective immediately all participants will roll over and stay enrolled in their organization instead of having to re-enroll each year. We no longer are required to re-enroll individual card owners with the Kroger Community Rewards! So, if you are already enrolled in the rewards program and have Maxwell Street as the recipient organization, THANK YOU for your support! However, if you do not have Maxwell Street as your Kroger Community Rewards beneficiary, it’s super simple to do. To enroll as a NEW participant, visit the Kroger website www.kroger.com or call 1-800-KROGERS, option 3.
*Organization Name: Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church
MISSION AUGUST RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS!!!
Shelli is running low on some toiletries that she gives out to people in the community: toothpaste, dish soap, small packs of tissues, deodorant, razors, rolls of toilet paper, and laundry detergent pods. Please place items in the box in the lobby.
SOCIAL JUSTICEThe Catholic Action Center has worked with the city to open a new homeless shelter, which is being used well, and has replaced the former site that was controversial in its neighborhood on Winchester Road. The new location and services are receiving accolades from the community and those who are helped by this service. And now more good news: a solar panel installation is underway at the new site! This is exciting in that it will cut dramatically the cost for utilities at the center, plus it also joins with our concern for ecological justice in using renewable energy sources. Adam Edelen has worked on this project and says it is the rst shelter in the country to convert to renewable energy without public funding. It’s good to be on the cutting edge of social justice and ecological justice here in Lexington!
CARES AND CONCERNS Sue Senft is recovering from back surgery. Barbara Mabry is recovering from shoulder surgery. Mildred McKeown remains in hospice care at Sayre Christian. Darrell Maines’ brother continues at home with kidney failure. Erin Thomas continues to recover at home from surgery. She’s having a change of meds and is joyous as she continues her life. Amanda Smith-Cory is having surgery for breast cancer. Florence Dasher is in Richmond Place Rehab Unit, working on becoming more mobile. (You could send her a card at Richmond Place Rehabilitation, 2770 Palumbo Dr. 40509) The family and friends of Peachie Fergus. The family and friends of Glenna Metcalf.
Holy God, the new day begins with such promise. Help me to enter into this day with joy and confidence in your power and goodness. Whatever challenge I may face, help me to trust in your presence, remembering that you are stronger than any difficulty. Surround me in with your steadfast love, your righteousness, and peace. In Christ’s name I pray. Amen.