Bulletin Announcements for Oct. 18

Bulletin Announcements for Oct. 18

Office Closed Oct. 15-19 – the Stonebrook office will be closed Oct. 15-19. If you have an urgent need, please e-mail brad@stonebrook.org.

Women’s SIP! Oct. 17 – Stonebrook women, join us online Saturday morning, Oct. 17, 10:00 – 11:30 am, for a SIP! (Sisters in Progress) gathering on the topic of Anxiety.  Holly Lukasiewic, LISW, from the Cornerstone Counseling Center will speak with us about clinical aspects of anxiety, what God says about anxiety, and practical ways of addressing our anxiety.  Loralynn Riggle will share with us a message of hope and freedom, and Dawn Bovenmyer will lead us in a time of reflection as we bring our burdens to Jesus. Zoom Link for Oct. 17 SIP! Meeting ID: 836 8280 8192
Passcode: 783339

Changes to Prayer Meetings – This ministry year we are adopting the following changes to our all church prayer meetings with a desire to better serve you:

– increasing the frequency: do it weekly.  This will give us a better rhythm.

– for a shorter duration each time: 30 minutes.

– Day/time: Sundays 7-7:30pm. Every Sunday unless otherwise notified.

– Do it via Zoom. Below is the zoom link that will be used each time we meet. 

Topic: Stonebrook Church Weekly Prayer Meeting (Sundays at 7-7:30pm)


Meeting ID: 939 987 4228

Passcode: 998652

Please join us this Sunday at 7pm!

Operation Christmas Child – Remember that Collection Sunday is November 15th!  If you have any questions or still need a box or two to pack…the teens will be available after church to assist. There will also be shoeboxes available for pick up at the church office during the week during regular office hours.

If you would like to be involved but you don’t like shopping during this pandemic, Samaritan’s Purse has a new way to PACK A BOX ONLINE.  Check out this video link https://video.samaritanspurse.org/build-a-shoebox-online/    Elena Heerema has designed our own Shoebox Online goal page at this link so if you pack a box online we can include your box:  https://build-a-shoebox.samaritanspurse.org/goal/view/cf52c35f-5a57-47bb-85ce-bf1eb47b7aed

 If you need a tutorial on packing your shoebox…check out this video:  https://video.samaritanspurse.org/discover-the-fun-of-packing-a-shoebox-3/

If you have questions about the cost of shipping which is $9.00 per box, check out this video: https://video.samaritanspurse.org/fueling-the-journey/

If you have any other questions or concerns about the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, contact Sandy Wigdahl (515)460-3206.

Tune into Sunday’s Service – Stonebrook services are streamed online at stonebrook.org/live at 10 a.m. CST. Let your friends, relatives, and neighbors know that they are welcome to watch, a great opportunity for them to hear God’s word! PARENTS: find a special PDF print-out to help your kids engage in the service.

 Pre Service Zoom Meeting – We will have a Pre service Zoom mtg. for anyone not returning to church.  9:30-10:00. Here is the meeting info.  Join Zoom Meeting. The password is 391072. We hope that you will join us! (Note – we will no longer have the post-service Zoom meeting)

BLAST – Parents of K-4th grade students – We are sending out weekly BLAST e-mails that include our Bible story, Christ connection, and activity sheets.  Please email Naomi (naomi.plymesser@gmail.com) if you’d like to be added to or taken off that email list. 

For Kids – Dawn Bovenmyer has created some Sunday school videos for your young children to enjoy as an additional activity before or after services on Sundays. Come join Mrs. Bovenmyer and her trusty sidekick Scout for singing, Bible stories, and lots of fun!

Prayer Requests – Stonebrook has a prayer team ready to pray for your requests! If you have a prayer request, send it to seekingGod@stonebrook.org. If you would like to join the prayer team, e-mail to office@stonebrook.org.

Parent and Teen Ministry – PTM will be meeting at the church on Wednesday from 6:50-8:30PM. We are working through a study on Ephesians. Teens and their parents are welcome to attend. Please email Tim Hibbing (thibbing@gmail.com) with any questions.

Calendar – Sundays – All Church Prayer Meetings (Weekly, 7-7:30 p.m.)
10/18 – Discovery Class
10/15-19 – Stonebrook Office Closed
10/17 – Women’s SIP! On Anxiety
10/11 – Parent and Child Dedication
10/18 – Baptism Sunday
11/15 – Deadline for Operation Christmas Child

This week’s sermon:  Pastor Brad will preach on “Acts: The Holy Spirit and His Unstoppable Church.  

Giving Report as of 09/30/2020
Stonebrook’s fiscal year runs from
August 1st to July 31st.
Giving to Date:$87,387
Budgeted to Date:$97,378
Percent from budget:10.26% below budget

Ways to Give at Stonebrook – There are a number of giving tools available at Stonebrook.

  1. Mail a check to Stonebrook Community Church, 3611 Eisenhower Ave., Ames, IA 50010.
  2. Use your own bank’s bill pay system
  3. Fill out a form to authorize Stonebrook to withdraw a certain amount from your bank account on the 5th of each month. Talk to Heidi in the office to get the form.
  4. Use the online giving Web portal.