Congratulations to the Graduates – Join us in congratulating the following graduates! We will add more names next week as we receive them.
Mancy Tomar (M.S. in M.I.S.)
David Tang (B.S. in Computer Science)
Pre Service Zoom Meeting – We are discontinuing the pre service Zoom meeting.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
This Week’s Sermon – Pastor Matt will preach on “Zephaniah: The Day of the Lord.”
This week, we take a look at the book of Zephaniah, a prophet during the reign of King Josiah. After several generations of wicked kings, massive apostasy away from The Most High God to idolatry, King Josiah leads the Israel back to the worship of their true God. In the process of clearing out and repairing the temple, they find a copy of “The book of the law” (the scriptures they had at the time) – which had been lost for years – and once again are able to know God’s will for the nation. Josiah calls the whole nation to repentance. Zephaniah, using much of the language of the recently re-discovered book of Deuteronomy – warns the nation of impending judgement for their sin, but also announcing to them the good news of God’s faithfulness to his people, and that God will save and restore a people for himself – with a surprise twist: they will be from every nation! We will look at the consequence of rebellion against God, and the announcement of good news: salvation and rescue for those who trust in The Lord God.
Memory Verse: “I will gather those of you who mourn for the festival, so that you will no longer suffer reproach. Behold, at that time I will deal with all your oppressors. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth.” (ESV) Zephaniah 3:18-19
|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.
- 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.
Note: Donating by bank account rather than credit card will result in lower processing fees for Stonebrook.