Announcements for the Week of May 30

Announcements for the Week of May 30

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 Butternut Shelter at Emma McCarthy Lee Park. (*NOTE: The location has changed twice.  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). Register by June 4.  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 Esther, 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.

Memorial Services – There will be a memorial service Saturday, June 5th at 4 p.m. at Stonebrook church for Jeff Moore, a former member of Stonebrook (visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. at Stonebrook). Jeff was on the church planting team that went to East Lansing, Michigan with Dave and Dawn Bovenmyer back in 1977. He was married to Peg (Gunderson) who also attended our church and was on the church plant as well. Any questions can be directed to Dave Bovenmyer (dave@stonebrook.org).

There will be a memorial service Saturday, June 12 at 1:00 p.m. at Stonebrook church for Dick and Helen Opperman (parents of Vicki Jones). Dick passed away on April 30, and Helen passed away on May 26. Any questions can be directed to Terri Huffman (terri@stonebrook.org).

Greeters Needed – If you would like to serve in a monthly rotation as a greeter on Sunday mornings, please contact Heidi (heidi@stonebrook.org) or Ben Wyatt (benmwyatt@gmail.com). Greeters are especially needed on the fourth Sundays of each month. 

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/.

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 – We will not host weekly prayer meetings over the summer.

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.

Prayer and Care – Congratulations to Brody and Emily Tritle on the birth of their daughter, Avery Grace, born on Saturday, May 22nd at 4:58 p.m. Weight:  6 lbs. 12 oz. Length: 20 inches. Please consider providing a meal for this family as they adjust to their first child!

Food will be for 2 adults. Drop off food at 6 p.m. or text Emily (515-236-0015) or Brody (515-231-5377) to arrange other times (leave a message and they should get back with you soon!). https://takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=UWYU7505. Last name: Tritle. Password: baby.

Parent and Teen Ministry – PTM will start sports nights at the church on June 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Please email Tim Hibbing (thibbing@gmail.com) with any questions.

This Week’s Sermon –   Pastor Dave will preach on the Minor Prophets: “Malachi: Where is My Honor?” Is it worth it to serve God? Is there really a difference between how God treats the righteous and the unrighteous? Do our efforts to seek God and serve Him even matter? These were questions that the people of Israel were asking during the ministry of Malachi, the last of the Minor Prophets. A hundred years after Haggai and Zechariah spurred the nation to rebuild the temple, the expected Messianic age had not come. Israel remained under foreign domination. No king sat on David’s throne. No Messiah had arisen to bring in God’s kingdom, and it appeared that those who loved and served the Lord were no better off than those who didn’t. Malachi proclaims that the problem is not a lack of love or faithfulness on God’s part, but a lack of devotion, respect, and faithfulness on the people’s part. He urgently calls them, and us, to repentance, to genuine faith, to renewed enthusiasm, and to perseverance and hope in the coming of the long-expected Messiah-King.

Memory Verse: But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 4:2–3, 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.