Announcements for the Week of May 16

Announcements for the Week of May 16

All Church Picnic – Join us for an all church picnic on Saturday, May 29th at Noon! Stonebrook will provide grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and condiments. We’ll also provide paper plates, napkins, etc. Bring a dish or three to share (a side, a dessert, a bag of chips, Oreo’s, etc.). Bring your own drinks, lawn chairs, and a football or Frisbee if you are so inclined. The picnic will be at the Daley shelter at Daley Park. (*NOTE: The location is a change from the e-mail that went out. We had to reserve a larger shelter, as we have had a great response so far!). Please Click Here To RSVP

Women’s Summer Bible Study – Join us for this 5 session bible study this summer beginning Monday, June 7th at 7 p.m. hybrid (at the church or on zoom) or on Wednesday, June 9th at 6:30 a.m. To sign up drop payment and which session you’d like to join at the office.  Cost is $15 (scholarships available if needed).  Email lindsayreneecox@gmail.com for questions.

The Faithful: Heroes of the Old Testament: Explore crucial moments in the lives of 5 Old Testament figures: Queen Ester, Gideon, Hosea, Malachi and Nehemiah. Through their stories, discover how God uses the lives of ordinary people for His glory and the good of His people.

Pastor’s Weekly Podcasts – Have you had a chance yet to listen to the Stonebrook Pastor’s podcast? These podcasts cover a variety of topics of interest to Christians. This week pastors Matt, Brad, and Dave answer the question: “What does Hebrews 3:13 mean by ‘encouraging one another daily,’ and why is it so important?” The podcasts can be found at https://stonebrook.org/category/pastors-qa-podcast/.

Congratulations to the Graduates – Join us in congratulating the following graduates! We will add more names next week as we receive them.

High School:

April Wigdahl

Lana Nosalek

Abby McCorkle 

Iowa State:
Mancy Tomar (M.S. in M.I.S.)

David Tang (B.S. in Computer Science)
Christian Bannantine B.A. in Political Science/International Studies
Brody Tritle B.S. in Biology/Prepharmacy
Emily Tritle M.S. in Cyber Security 
Eli Harris B.A. in Journalism/PreLaw
Justine Rosburg in (CFer)

Oklahoma State University:
Joel Devick B.S. in Sports Media with Minor in Sports Management

Pre Service Zoom Meeting – We are discontinuing the pre service Zoom meeting.

Fundraiser at Chipotle – The Bullers are hosting a fundraiser at Chipotle on Wednesday, May 26th from 4-8pm to raise funds for Little Angels Service Dogs. Little Angels is a 501c3 non-profit organization that trains service dogs to assist adults and children with disabilities. Just mention Little Angels when you order, and 33% of your order will be donated! The online ordering code is M7T23BT if you’d like to pick up instead of dining in. Thanks for your support!

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.

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 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 off for the next few weeks until June 2nd. On June 2nd sports nights start at the church at 6:30 p.m. Please email Tim Hibbing (thibbing@gmail.com) with any questions.

This Week’s Sermon –   Pastor Brad will preach on the Minor Prophets: “Haggai- Be Strong for He Is with us.” This Sunday we will look at the brief yet powerful prophetic book, Haggai. Through this man Haggai, God called his people to awaken from their slumber and do the work of rebuilding the Lord’s house, the temple. In spite of Israel’s dark history, the people responded quickly and obeyed the Lord by beginning the reconstruction. Yet just a month later, they began losing heart until the Lord spoke to them again, this time to be strong and do the work, for he is with them. Not only do we marvel at God’s call to his people Israel, we will discover similar calls he gives to us today.

Memory Verse: Haggai 2:4 “Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the Lord. Be strong, O Joshua… Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the Lord.  Work, for I am with you, declares the Lord of hosts.” (ESV)

Giving Report as of 04/30/2021
Stonebrook’s fiscal year runs from
August 1st to July 31st.
Giving to Date:$466,075
Budgeted to Date:$455,264
Percent from budget:2.37% above 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.

Note: Donating by bank account rather than credit card will result in lower processing fees for Stonebrook.