Tower Tidings - Week of April 29, 2018

Peace Officers Sunday - May 6th


We are planning a Peace Officers Recognition Sunday in Church on May 6th. Our past Chief Garcia, our present Chief Catren, and our Mayor Paul Foster plan to be in attendance to help us honor those who serve in our various police forces. Please share with friends and neighbors about this service, and especially invite those who serve, or have served. We will only have one service at 10am on that day.

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast - May 3rd


We invite our church members to join First Congregational at the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast held at the University of Redlands on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 (The National Day of Prayer) at 7:00a. Cost is $12 per seat and includes a continental breakfast. To make a reservation, please call the church office.

Our Church Community

(Click on the links below for more info)
Worship Service
  • Pastor Steve's Sermon this Sunday: Fishing with Jesus
  • Scripture is John 21:1-14
  • Last week's sermon: Our Calling
  • Flowers given by Alice Tillman in loving memory of Kern
Youth Ministry
Christian Education
  • Men's Coffee & God Talk Tuesdays 6:30a
  • Bethel Study Wednesdays at 7:00p in Library
  • Inductive Study Wednesdays at 7:00p
  • Adult Sunday School 8:30a in Lounge
Fellowship
  • Women's Book Club May 20th 11:15a: "Love Does"
Community/Town
Missions
(Your contributions support)
Apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan - May 4, 5, & 6
Apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan performances are rescheduled to May 4th and 5th at 7:00p, and May 6th at 3:00p. Our misadventure-prone characters—Phoebe, Avery, Reginald, and Marjorie—have wandered out into the countryside and have become lost. We will bring them home soon, so you can hear their hilarious story. We can't wait to have you join us in a few weeks!
 
Women's Book Club - May 20th
The women’s book club is reading “Love Does”, a NY Times bestseller, written by Bob Goff. Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude are irresistible and inspirational. Whether or not you’ve joined us previously, you’re welcome to read the book and come to our next discussion on May 20 at 11:15 in the church library.
 
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsals - NEW TIME 7:00p
Dear choral members, please mark your calendars! The Choir will be meeting for rehearsals at 7:00p from now until the end of June.
 
Adult Sunday School Classes
We'd like to invite you to come to a very special experience on Sundays at 8:30 AM in the Lounge. Every week through Sunday May 27, Jeff Lewis, Director of Mobilization at Cal Baptist University, will be teaching a series entitled The Grand Narrative: The Story of God. We hope you will come and explore making this course a part of your christian learning this spring.
 
Rummage Sale
It's time to start your spring cleaning! We are ready to accept your rummage at any time in preparation for the Rummage Sale in September. For now, please only bring small items. Your donations are tax deductible! Please contact the church office if you have questions or would like more information.

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Prayer List
IMMEDIATE CONCERNS
Gordon Baird
Brenda Bennett
Dorothy Dally
Barbara Davies
Lloyd Dodd
Seve Garcia
Athene Johnston
Dodie Juzwick
William Vander Lugt
Bud Miner
Don Nydam
Rev. Alicia Riedy
Carol Roghair
Jeanne Rosenquist
Marian Rundle
David Swanston IV
Bob & Monica Temple
Audrey Vaughn
Grace Wilson
Mike Wirz

LONG TERM HEALTH ISSUES
Weldon Clegg
Michael DiMuro
Steve Graves
Carl Griffin
Jean Harp
Jane Hawkins
Darla Heringes
Dodie Juzwick
Roy Sheeley
PRAYERS FOR EXTENDED CHURCH FAMILY
​Barbara Daniels - Friend of Darlene Becker
Bill Hoffman​—John Grossman’s father-in-law
Dustin and Dennis Creason—Dee Ann Palmer's niece and her husband
Teri Hankammer—Joann Dickson’s daughter
Jennifer Haynes—Granddaughter of the Lecklers & the Alfords
Keith Hook—Barbara Hook’s son
Stacy Huckins—Maizie’s daughter-in-law
Shirley Mayse—Sue Baze’s mother
Jeannine Petnode—Friend of Darla Heringes
Alma Rennegarbe—Robert Mendez’s mother
John (Tim) Simon—Ken and Madeline Hendershot’s son-in-law
David Vieten—Dee Ann Palmer's friend & Jean Vieten's adult son
Grace Williams—Ruth Ann Nydam’s granddaughter
Marge Wilson—Younger sister of Jean Nease

If you know of anyone who is in need of prayer or a visit from the pastor, please feel free to call the church office and let us know, or leave a note on your response card in church.

Birthday Wishes!

April 29:
Norma Clark

April 30:
JoAnn Waner
May 4:
Laura Harbison
Gunhild Patterson

May 5:
Courtney Leckler
Natalie Soria

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