Thank You from Obria and Martha’s House of Hope – Thank you to all those who donated to the Obria and Martha’s House of Hope collection this Easter season! The Lord had to have orchestrated every donation because the variety and amounts of each item could not have been more perfectly selected! May these gifts bless both the parents and the children who receive them and may the work of Obria and Martha’s House continue to shine for our Lord, Jesus! Thank you, dear Brothers and Sisters!
Marriage Conference April 30-May 1 – Stonebrook will be joining Walnut Creek Church in downtown Des Moines for a marriage conference April 30-May 1. The conference will start Friday evening, and end Saturday afternoon. The theme of the conference is “Known.” God never intended for us to hide from Him and others. Intimacy has always been His intention. We were made to be known. For more information and to register, go to https://walnutcreekchurch.org/known/
Play Ball! – Stonebrook will have a softball team in the Ames Church Softball League this year. The season will start on Tuesday, May 4th and go through July with all games played on Tuesday Nights from 6-10 p.m. If you are 16 years old or older and want to join the team, please contact Trey Mason at 515-520-1017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.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)
Meeting ID: 939 987 4228
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer and Care – Please pray for Ev Cherrington and his family as they grieve the loss of Ev’s brother-in-law, Don Ross.
Please pray for Bettina Rater as she grieves the loss of her brother, David, who passed away unexpectedly this week.
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 Proverbs. We hope to see you there! Teens and their parents are welcome to attend. Please email Tim Hibbing (email@example.com) with any questions.
This Week’s Sermon – Pastor Dave will preach on “Jonah — True Confessions of a Prophet.” The book of Jonah tells the story of a man of God who became terribly lost and confused. And it tells of God’s mercy to turn him around and of God’s mercy to relent of His intention to destroy Nineveh, an extremely wicked city. All of us can relate to Jonah’s struggles to understand the will of God and his stubborn refusal to follow Him. How easy it is to become lost and confused and resistant to God’s leading whenever it fails to harmonize with our desires and plans. Let us guard our hearts and humble ourselves to accept God’s will and follow His Word, even when we don’t understand the whys or how His plans will result in good.
Memory Verse: “But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Salvation belongs to the Lord!” (Jonah 2:9, ESV)
|Giving Report as of 03/31/2021|
Stonebrook’s fiscal year runs from
August 1st to July 31st.
|Giving to Date:||$401,613|
|Budgeted to Date:||$405,777|
|Percent from budget:||1.03% below budget|
Ways to Give at Stonebrook – There are a number of giving tools available at Stonebrook.
- Mail a check to Stonebrook Community Church, 3611 Eisenhower Ave., Ames, IA 50010.
- Use your own bank’s bill pay system
- 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.
- Use the online giving Web portal.
Our passion is to love God and all people by living, proclaiming, and teaching the gospel of Jesus, God’s Messiah.