Pigeon River Church May 2, 2021
Loving God by worshipping...introducing...nurturing...serving

We are glad you are here, and we hope you enjoy this opportunity to worship God with us.

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Welcome & Prayer

Hymns of Worship

"Ministry to Inmates" - Gospel Echoes

Live Stream Sign-off

Sharing & Pastoral Prayer

Closing Hymn

Benediction

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11 am Sunday school opportunities:


  • K- 5th Grade -Children's classes, . Individual rooms in the basement. If you have questions, please contact Kim Good.


  • Youth - c/o Pastor Bill in the youth room.


  • Adults - Option 1:

Adult class meet in the conference room studying the

uniform quarterly lesson, the current theme is "Prophets

Faithful to God's Covenant", today's Lesson 4 "Prophet of Courage" - c/o Tom Beachy & Brent Maust.


Option 2: "Understanding Worship" a RightNowMedia study by Tom Kraeuter in the Fellowship Hall. c/o Debi Ackerman. This study dives into what worship really is. Kraeuter states, "Your thinking will change-perhaps dramatically- but even more importantly, your heart will be changed, too." This class is not just for musicians or those in leadership. Please contact Debi if you have questions.


Announcements

Today... You can get your blood pressure checked in the nurse's office & secretary's office just after the worship service.


TTLM is looking for several workers for the summer (from third week of June through the first week of August). The job includes working with children...doing activities, crafts, and Bible stories. For more information contact Scot Wilson by email - michiganmenno@gmail.com


PR Ministries 1st Quarter 2021 Financial Report:

Offerings $72,446, Expenses $89,379, Balance -$16,933 (loss)

  PR Ministries Beginning Balance $90,830, First Quarter -$16,933 (loss), Ending Balance $73,897. 


Congregation Evaluation Summary: Thank you to all those who shared feedback with the Elder Team through the congregation evaluation. The elders have been reviewing and processing your submissions and are developing a summary report to share with the congregation in the near future.


In the coming weeks, Pastor Dave will be offering a baptism class for youth. If you would be interested in participating, please contact Pastor Dave by May 9th. Additionally, Pastor Dave has received a request for a membership class. If you would be interested in participating in that, please contact Pastor Dave by May 23rd.


A Memorial Service for Esther Bedford will be on May 8th at 11 am at Pigeon River. You are invited to attend the service, the meal afterward will only be for the family.


The totals are in for the Menno Knight program for 2021. The 34 people who recorded exercise had a total of 93,711 minutes. That is more than 4,686 miles for an average of 138 miles each. The 25 people working at losing weight accumulated a total of 215.6 pounds for an average of 8.6 pounds each! Individual awards will be announced at the ending celebration coming soon.


Looking for something "positive" to do? Why not volunteer at Positive Alternatives Pregnancy Center in Bad Axe, MI. Volunteers will receive valuable training and have the opportunity to facilitate DVD classes to help young mothers raise their children in a "positive way".. Interested? Call April Schmidt @ 989-672-4673.


MDS work in Gladwin & Midland...Good weather for vinyl siding is on the horizon!! There are openings for all of May and early June. Please gather a working group and call me about helping repair flood damaged homes.

We also have need of anyone who can do drywall hanging and finishing.

We have money for mileage, food and accommodations. Contact

Bess Fitzgerald at 269 381-4264.


Youth students, we can finally attend the Big Ticket Festival in Gaylord, MI again! The dates for this year are July 9th-11th. The weekend will be filled with live music, speakers, an indoor pool and more! For more information and to sign-up, please head to the youth room or see Carlene Maust. 


Offering Today: Safe Place/Celebrate Recovery - You can mail in your donation. Our online giving portal is on our website You can also check out how easy it is to set up giving through the Faithlife app or text. Simply text the word “GIVE” to (989)217-8181. We appreciate your generosity and flexibility.

Schedules

Offering next week: PR Ministries

Worship Leader this week: Pastor Dave

Worship Leader next week: Michael Swathwood

Fellowship Greeter this week: Denny & Debbie Weidman

Fellowship Greeter next week: Bill & Leslie Eberly

Pastoral Care this week: Tom & Karen Beachy

Pastoral Care next week: Brenda Maust

Prayer Concerns

· Our Hospitality Ministry

· Our Pastors - for wisdom and guidance from the Holy Spirit in their leadership of our congregation

Health Concerns/Situations

· Arwen Maylay - her health as she & family have returned to Africa

· (Arlin) Bear Swartzendruber

· Don Faupel diagnosed with cancer

· Alvin & Ruth Ann Yoder, grandson and daughter-in-law with cancer

· Jim & Kim Herford

· Pastor Bill’s father - spiritual healing & decision for type of treatment for his cancer

· Craig family

· Maggie Gunden

· Glenn Maust family

Missions/Organizations

· RI new worker in the initial phase of language & cultural learning to acquire effective ways to share spiritual truth and to build relationships with locals.

US/World

· India's rise in Covid deaths

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