Announcements for the Week of Feb. 28

Announcements for the Week of Feb. 28

Women’s Game Night March 6 – Ladies of Stonebrook, the Women’s Ministry Team is coordinating a game night Saturday March 6th from 7 p.m. -8:30 p.m. This game night has a theme: Luau. Dress up in your favorite Hawaiian shirt and/or beach gear. Or you can simply have a little flower in your hair. There are in person and zoom options available. We are looking forward to a fun evening of laughter, fellowship and snacks for those attending in person. It will be held in the auditorium with social distancing guidelines being followed. Ladies of Stonebrook, the Women’s Ministry Team is coordinating a game night Saturday March 6th from 7 p.m. -8:30 p.m. There will be in person and zoom options available. We are looking forward to a fun evening of laughter, fellowship and snacks for those attending in person. It will be held in the auditorium with social distancing guidelines being followed.

2021 Women’s Retreat Every Piece: God’s Mosaic – Calling all women of Stonebrook!  Mark your calendars!  We are looking forward to spending time with you either in-person or virtually on Saturday, April 10th for this year’s one day retreat.  We will gather at the church to spend some time in (socially distanced) fellowship with our sisters in Christ.  We have a full day of connection, relaxation, and fun planned for you. 

God is our creator and we are his masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10).  Each of us have innumerable characteristics and experiences that God is using to mold and shape us into the women he desires us to be.  Bring a friend or come make a new one as we consider how God will utilize every piece of us to create His beautiful mosaic.  

Contact Nicole Balvanz (nbalvanz@gmail.com) or the church office if you have questions. Online early bird registration begins February 14th.  $20.00 in-person (Lunch and snacks provided), $10.00 Virtual Only. Remember to register early! We can’t wait to see you at this year’s retreat! 

Pre-Marriage Retreat March 26-27 – Stonebrook will host a pre-marriage retreat March 26-27. If you are an engaged or soon to be engaged couple, this retreat is for you!  The cost is $45 per couple.  Register on the website, the app, or email (office @stonebrook.org) by March 15.

Sunday Morning Information
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!

Weekly Prayer Meetings – Please join us for our weekly all church prayer meetings!

– 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)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9399874228?pwd=aUdjVm0vZUFZN2t6Y2RCd2JHNTdtUT09

Meeting ID: 939 987 4228

Passcode: 998652

Prayer and Care – Ken Trytek and family would like to thank all of you for your notes, calls and prayers while he underwent surgery for prostate cancer.  The surgery was successful and he’s on the mend for the next several weeks.  Prayers for his continued recovery are very welcome!

Congratulations to new parents Adam and Holly Ring on the arrival of their daughter, Payton Hope! Payton was born on Groundhog Day (a whole month early)! She weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and had an extended stay in the NICU. After over a week and a half in the hospital, they are happy to be healthy and at home!” If you would like to provide a meal for this family, click here.

Please pray for Carol Kelly, who has been ill for months now and has had multiple tests and scans and no answers. Next week she goes in to see a ENT and has a pre-surgery consult with a surgeon about removing a lymph node from her neck for a biopsy, which is somewhat risky. Pray for answers and healing.

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 6:50-8:30 p.m. We are in a study on Revelation about the seven churches. We hope to see you there! Teens and their parents are welcome to attend. Please email Tim Hibbing (thibbing@gmail.com) with any questions.

This Week’s Sermon –   Pastor Matt will preach on “How to pursue unity when we disagree.”
“The mission of Jesus’s church is to bring glory to God by making disciples. Jesus taught us that unity is a cornerstone of this mission. Three enemies of unity are inaction, improper handling of disagreement, and false doctrine. This week we will examine the scriptures to find out how we can navigate disagreement well in the pursuit of unity and sound doctrine. And in so doing we will learn how to advance the mission: bringing God glory and helping people come to know him.”

Giving Report as of 01/30/2021
Stonebrook’s fiscal year runs from
August 1st to July 31st.
Giving to Date:$304,346
Budgeted to Date:$307,599
Percent from budget:1.06% 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.

Terri Huffman
terri@stonebrook.org

Our passion is to love God and all people by living, proclaiming, and teaching the gospel of Jesus, God’s Messiah.