PASTOR'S MESSAGE AND HERITAGE HAPPENINGS FOR AUGUST 18TH
There are so many different ways to get involved in doing God's work in the world. What are you called to do? One way to discern your call in the Kingdom is to think about those things you resist doing. Those things that are out of your comfort zone. Biblical history gives us a plethora of stories of those who fought the good fight and ran the race set before them but not before resisting the call. You can usually recognize a call by the temptation to avoid it. Sometimes it's your own loved ones who pull you back from doing what you know the Spirit is challenging you to do.
This Sunday be encouraged in the word of God to live by faith and to know that you join a great company of witnesses who stepped out of their comfort zones and discovered the power of God working through them.
See you Sunday.
HERITAGE SINGERS kick-off rehearsal is just a little over two weeks away on Thursday, September 5th at 7:00 p.m. in Heritage House. Additional singers are welcome!
THE ADULT EDUCATION SURVEYS are on the information table. Please take a moment to fill one and help Kiana Brewer plan fall/winter classes.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to join us as we continue to sort, count and package eyeglass readers for VOSH (Volunteer Optometrists Serving Humanity) on the following Saturdays: August 31st , September 21st , and October 12th from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Monterey Tile Company, 401 E. Ray Rd., Chandler, AZ 85225. Drive through the gates and follow signs to “Granite Slabs Warehouse”. It is a working warehouse, children must be 7 years or older. Look for a sign-up sheet on the information table in the narthex. It is not required to sign up but it helps to know how many to expect for snacks and pizza. For more info contact Roni Kozlowski at 858-344-7397 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEED HELP TO FILL THE COOKIE JAR for fellowship time. The Deacons are asking for help to fill the cookie cupboard with packages of cookies for the congregation to enjoy during fellowship on Sundays. Please no cookies with nuts.
HART PANTRY has a new wish list for the upcoming fall season. Applesauce cups, pudding cups, Ramen noodle packs, toaster pastries, men’s & women’s regular size no show socks. Thank you for all your support.
YOU ARE INVITED to Applebee’s in Peoria for a Flapjack Fundraiser to support HART on Saturday, September 7th from 8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. See the flyer on the bulletin board in Heritage House for more information.
NEW OUR DAILY BREAD devotionals for September/October/November are available on the information table.
HOMELESS? NEED TO WORK? Information cards to help direct those in need are on the table in the narthex compliments of Phoenix Rescue Mission and the City of Glendale. Take a few to hand out when you encounter someone who is homeless and needs work.
SUNDAY SCHOOL, THE WIRED WORD & ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES will resume September 8th.
PER CAPITA is the first envelope in your offering box. Per Capita is a set amount of money (apportionment) per member that congregations pay to the larger Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for their Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly operating budgets. Your contribution to Per Capita helps Heritage to pay it’s per capita apportionment of $5,365.00 in 2019. This year per capita is $36.25 for each member. To date members have given $2,801.50 towards our per capita payment.
SERVING OUR CONGREGATION brochures are available in the narthex to inform church members about pastoral services, deacon and other ministries at Heritage that serve one another in love.
NEW BOOKS for “Take-A-Book, Leave-A-Book” are on the top of the members’ mail file cabinet in the narthex.
BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO MOURN, a grief support group will begin again on September 5th at 11:30 a.m. If you are in need of a grief group in August, please call the church office for referrals.
WHAT’S ON TAP TUESDAY? Men’s fellowship meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Dubina’s Brewery, 67th Ave., just north of Bell Rd. Bring your Bible. Next meeting is September 10th.
BIBLE & BRUNCH meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Next meeting is September 11th at 10:00 a.m.Bring a dish to share. All are welcome.
THE PRAYER SHAWL GROUP meets at PuraTea Water, 3515 W. Union Hills Dr. #101 every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. to knit, crochet items for those who need to be wrapped in prayer. Beginners are welcome.
COFFEE sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex to order JUSTO CAFÉ from a coffee farm co-op in Mexico to support workers and their families. Each bag is $10.00 and includes cost of shipping.
EYEGLASSES NEEDED for the Lions Club Foundation Eyeglass Program. Look for the box in the Narthex to make your donation.