Greetings, everyone –

As some of you heard in worship yesterday, my Stepmom Elisabeth is declining rapidly since she discontinued her treatments for an aggressive form of leukemia. The treatments have been keeping her alive for the last 21 months but had ceased being effective. I am leaving tomorrow afternoon to drive to Seattle to meet up with Jason and his family and we will all fly out on Wednesday to Roanoke, VA to be with Dad and Mom. At this point, I am scheduled to return late on the 18th but circumstances may affect that. Thank you to all of you who have shared your words and notes of support during this time. Please keep Theresa in your prayers as well since she is unable to go with us at this time.

SERVICES FOR HARRY HENDRON

-          The family will be holding a graveside ceremony for Harry on Friday, June 15, at 2:30pm. Pr. Ladd Bjorneby will be presiding at that service.

-          A memorial service will be held for Harry here at Central on Friday, June 22, at 11:00am with a reception to follow.

Please keep the Hendron family in your prayers over the next few weeks!

NEW PRAYER CONCERNS

-          Kay Anderson is home recovering from extensive surgery. Her recovery time will be significant and she welcomes your prayers.

-          Corine Brown is receiving hospice care at Riverview. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

-          Bill Lundquist was hospitalized briefly with a form of pneumonia but has since returned to his residence. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if you continued to pray for his recovery.

SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

The council has called a special meeting for Sunday, June 24th, following worship. The purpose of the meeting is to review a proposal to improve the security of our grounds and building by replacing and updating our lighting on the property. The proposal will update current lighting fixtures to LED bulbs and add a number of lighting fixtures around the perimeter of our building, fully lighting the back of the church and improving lighting in the parking lot and entryways out front. The council has accepted a bid from Rainbow Electric but due to the expense involved, congregational approval of the council’s decision is necessary. More details will be provided on the proposal. Please put the Special Congregation Meeting on June 24th on your calendar.

CLOTHES CLOSET TASK FORCE TO MEET

The strategic planning conversation about the Clothes Closet will continue next Sunday, the 17th, following worship. Meet in the pastor’s office.

AREA PICNIC ON SATURDAY!

Our area-wide picnic is scheduled for this Saturday beginning at Noon at Franklin Park (N Division and Queen). Bring a dish to share…meat and buns will be provided. Also, if you’ve a mind to, bring a jar of “something” for a counting game. Fill a small to medium size jar…remember you have to count how many things go in it…of buttons, Skittles, M&Ms, beads, pebbles, whatever you want. Put a piece of tape with the total on the underside of the jar cover. We’ll provide guessing sheets and “prizes” (remember those “slappy hands” from VBS!

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