November 14, 2007
In Pastor's Words
There is no artical this week. Sorry for any disappointment this may cause.
THE BUZZ AT ZION
BLUE COOK BOOK - 3rd EDITION
Are you looking for that perfect gift for the special cook in your life but don’t know what to buy? Women’s Ministry has a wonderful cookbook titled Country Cookin’. This 3rd edition cookbook is comprised of recipes from members in the church and is back by popular demand. The cost for year’s of kitchen favorites is normally $15.00 BUT starting November 1st the prices will be $10.00! All proceeds go to the Women’s Ministry. If you are out of town and would like to purchase a cook book please include $3.00 to cover the
cost of shipping.
Below is a side dish favorite featured by Diane Duey. Happy cooking!
Sour Cream Spinach Diane Duey
4 pkg. frozen chopped spinach, cooked and drained
1 pkg. dry Lipton onion soup mix
1 pt. sour cream
Mix ingredients. Put in casserole; let stand several hours. Cover with buttered bread crumbs. Bake at 350 until heated through, about 45 minutes. Can be prepared day before. Serves 12
Church Wide Harvest Dinner
Next Sunday evening is that wonderful meal we have all been looking forward to-Thanksgiving Harvest Dinner. It is a free meal prepared for our church family by the Wednesday Night Cook Teams, and Women’s Ministry. Doors will open at 4:30 pm at Eastside Elementary School (across the parking lot) for us to come in, find the very best seat, visit with friends, and anticipate the meal which will be served at 5:00 pm.
The purpose of this event is to come together in thanksgiving to the Lord for His blessings on us, our church and our community this year. We have planned a great dinner and fun entertainment which all of us will enjoy. But do you know what would make this evening spectacular? It would be to see you there! You do not have to make a reservation, and you don’t have to bring money or food - just come! If you have an additional questions, contact Denise Cloud or Donna Jones.
NOTES FROM THE CONSISTORY
At the recent consistory meeting discussion began on the budget process for the 2008 budget.
All involved with the expenses included within the church budget should be preparing their respective planned expenditures for January 2008 through December 2008. What is needed is not only the total amount for the annual budget expense within your area of responsibility but also the breakdown of expenditures expected on a monthly basis. This data will assist the consistory in budget planning.
The church staff has budget forms with 2007 actual data included. We as a consistory would like to have the data back into the church office by the second week in November, so please prayerfully consider your program of God’s work and those expense needs as they pertain to 2008.
For the various chairpersons/leaders it is not too late to begin thinking and preparing your annual report for your area to be included into the 2007 Annual Church Report.
I am more than willing to provide any assistance with this process that I can,
Cal Jones, Treasurer
Church Directory Update
As you all may know, we have had our portraits taken by Olan Mills for our new directory. We will now be taking pictures of various activities in our church so we can complete the “activity pages” of the directory. There will also be photos taken during our morning Worship Service thru December. Your cooperation and understanding during this time will be much appreciated. If you have photos of some of our more recent church activities and would like to donate them for the directory please bring them to the church office at your earliest convenience. If you did not have a chance to have our portrait taken but would still like to have it in the directory you may bring it to the church office as well. Should you have any questions please see Sally Reuer or Jennifer.
Thanks to ALL who participated this summer. All proceeds have been donated to the Family Life Center account by Women’s Ministry totaling $751.85.
Join us for a fabulous
Musical Presentation during Morning Worship
Evening concert at 7:00 p.m.
Reception following the concert.
*Steinway Artist (Recognized world-wide)
*Performed in more the 60 nations
*Has entertained monarchs and presidents
*Blessed the church worldwide
Do you have children studying piano?
Please see Pastor Ralph for a special get together with Larry Dalton for you and your children.
PUMPKIN PIE 4 U!
Save yourself some time and energy this Thanksgiving and support the Kenya Mission Team by purchasing a freshly baked delicious pumpkin pie. To place an order simply call Laura Newell 388-0413 or Sandi Mischke 431-5914 no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, November 19th. Please leave a message if there is no response. Pies will be picked up and paid for at the church on Wednesday, November 21st between 4 and 6 pm. Thank you for your support!
QFC SILENT AUCTION
Quilt sale in coming!
25 quilts will be
displayed in the
ready for bidding ~
starting November 25th!
Community Thanksgiving Service at First Baptist Church, Sunday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m.
We welcome new members, joining this Sunday, Gil and Sarah McEndree. Their children are: Hannah, Payton and Gavin.
Baptized this Sunday, Paige Lungren, daughter of Clint and Sarah Lungren.
Pray for 41 youth and sponsors attending Acquire the Fire in Billings this weekend.
Pastor Couch’s Sunday School Class begins a new mini-series November 25, “Revealing the Christ of Christmas”
November 25 (Sunday), Communion Service at 10:30 a.m.
November 28 (Wednesday), Hanging of the Greens Supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by decorating
November 29 (Thursday), Music Committee Dinner with Larry Dalton at Partelow’s
November 30 (Friday), Young Pianists & parents dinner with Larry Dalton at Partelow’s
December 2 (Sunday), Worship Service with Larry Dalton Message: “Angels With Us”
December 2, Special Christmas Concert with Larry Dalton at 7 p.m. Reception follows
December 9 (Sunday), Morning Worship at 10:30 “Why Trust in Jesus’ Name?”
December 16 (Sunday), Choir Cantata in Morning Service
December 16, Open House at Couch’s and
Partelow’s 2 – 5 p.m. Please plan to stop by for a few minutes
December 16, Children’s Christmas Program @ 7:00 pm
December 23 (Sunday), Morning Worship at 10:30 “The Manger Speaks”
December 24 (Monday), Christmas Eve Communion Service 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
December 30 (Sunday), Jason Snyder preaching at 10:30 Worship Service.