Friday, July 20, 2018
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Joys and Concerns - July 8, 2018

Notes from July 1, 2018

- Thank you to Gayle Davis for her outstanding work on our church newsletter, The Joyful Noise.

- Gayle reported that Jim Radford will be filling in as pastor of Oakwood UMC in MD.

- Gayle also shared that she and her brother, Dennis Lee, will be performing in Flowers for Algernon at the Schulz Theater (at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School) on July 13, 14, 15 and the following weekend. Tickets can be obtained online. See hall bulletin board for details and plan to support them with your presence! 

- Pastor Debra announced that our worship service and a picnic will be held in the Singers Glen Ruritan Pavilion on August 26.  The Baptist Church will be invited to attend.

- Please pray for safe travel for the John Wright family and all others who are on the road over July 4th.

- Gayle Davis asked for prayers for her son-in-law's mother, Sheila Fowler, who has health issues and recently broke her hip.

- Paige Grassman requested continued prayers for Kathy Dove who is battling cancer.

- Dee White shared that her grandson is turning 12 years old! Dee asked that we remember the Cambodian soccer team as the search continues to rescue them from a cave.

- Laura Simmons was grateful that a friend is now expecting a healthy baby after a past miscarriage and brain surgery.

- Pastor Debra would like prayers for Nancy Croushorn & family as Nancy battles cancer.

- Barbara & Jeff Nelson had a good trip to Colorado. Brittaney sent her greetings to our church family.

- Larry Huffman would like prayers for the family of June Simmers in the loss of her husband, Jim. (June worked as custodian of Lacey Spring Elem. School)

- Patrick Cline expressed his appreciation for our congregation's generous support of our food pantry.


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The Food Pantry has received a request for cat food.  If you would like to purchase some, or bring some (opened or unopened) that you cannot use, please put it in the food donation tote in the back hallway or see Susan. 



Notes from June 24, 2018 

- It was a joy to see the "Women's Side" of the church filled with ladies who have been absent due to illness. 

- Everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to Brennan Lloyd who will celebrate his fourth birthday on Monday.

- Pastor Debra noted that her son, Kenneth, celebrated his 30th birthday this week.

- Pastor Debra stated that she feels privileged that she has been chosen to attend the Clergy Institute of Health and Wellness. She will be there for one week. Please be in prayer for her as she learns how to take care of herself.

- Pastor Debra requested prayers for Riley Sonifrank (Tara's son) who will be having a procedure on Tuesday. She also requested unspoken prayers for a 15 year old who will undergo a colonoscopy and another procedure this week.

- Sue Leitmeyer asked for prayers for 23 year old Megan Foltz who has leukemia.

 - As we approach Independence Day, please pray for freedom for ALL.

- An ice cream social will be held on July 1 at 6:00 p.m. to welcome Pastor Debra (& Patrick) back to Donovan. Everyone is invited to attend - and bring ice cream or a snack to share. 



The Food Pantry is open on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6-7 p.m.

Food of all kinds is needed to restock the shelves.  Suggested items:
Canned & Fresh Fruits                 Peanut Butter                  Paper Towels
Canned Meats                              Catsup/Mustard              Toilet Tissue
Canned Pasta                               Mayonnaise                      Tissues
Frozen Dinners                            Salad dressing                 Shampoo
Boxed Foods                                Soup                                Soap
Pancake Mix/Syrup                      Cheese                            Crackers
Sugar / Flour                              Snack Cakes                     Cereal
Dry/ Canned Milk                        Cookies / Candy                Raisins 
Spaghetti & Sauce                      Cake / Cookie Mixes         Potato Chips, etc
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables          Laundry Detergent           Dish Detergent
                          Clothes are not needed at this time.   Thank you for your support!