Announcements for the Week of August 15

Announcements for the Week of August 15

Sunday school Starts this Sunday! – We are excited to announce that Sunday school will be offered again starting this Sunday, August 15th!

We will offer:

– The Nursery for newborns & age 1; located in the brand new nursery

– Wee Worship for ages 2 & 3; located in the north hall

– Noah’s Ark for ages 4, 5, and pre-K; located in the north hall, in its long standing spot

– Blast Orange for K/1; in the north hall, next to the MPR

– Blast Yellow for 2nd-4th Grade; along the west wall, north of the nursery

– Club 56 for 5th-6th Grade; upstairs in The Upper Room

Medical Team – The Medical Team is looking for volunteers! We respond in case of a medical emergency at church or church events, in conjunction with other emergency teams at Stonebrook. First aid or medical training is helpful. If you are interested, please contact Amy Bravo at amy.e.bravo@gmail.com.

Previous volunteers–please let Amy know if you are still interested–we are re-organizing the team this year!  

Childcare Workers Needed – Youth Group parents are looking for childcare workers willing to watch a few children (ages 3-10) during their meetings at Stonebrook from 6:45 to 8:45 on Wednesday nights. Workers will be compensated.  Please call or text Holly Anderson (515-450-0314) if are interested in serving this way.

Welcome Table Volunteers Needed – The Stonebrook Welcome Table is back and ready to show hospitality to our guests and visitors! We are looking for warm, friendly faces with a heart of hospitality to man the table on Sundays. If you are interested in greeting visitors and welcoming them to Stonebrook, please sign up on here, Welcome Table Sign Up. Instructions/Training Info will be provided. Any questions, please contact Ben Wyatt at benmwyatt@gmail.com

Stonecup Volunteers Needed – Please sign up to bring treats and/or manage Stonecup! Stonecup is a fellowship time offering coffee and snacks that happens after church on Sundays. Please sign up to donate treats or to volunteer to host Stonecup on a Sunday. Sign up to bring treats for Stonecup. Sign up to host Stonecup (training provided).

New Way to Give – We have added a new offering box in the back of the auditorium for those who would like to bring a check or cash on Sundays.

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.

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!

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 – Youth Group will be hosting a pool party at Furman at 8PM on August 18th. Please email Tim Hibbing (thibbing@gmail.com) with any questions.

This Week’s Sermon – Pastor Brad will preach on “The Gospel of Luke: Luke 3:1-22” After more than 400 years of silence from God and enduring much political and moral upheaval, Israel was presented with an extraordinary moment. God sent a prophet named John (a.k.a., the Baptist) whose message was one of repentance, baptism, and forgiveness to turn hearts toward God in preparation for a coming Savior who would change the world.  This Sunday we will look at God’s remarkable faithfulness and mercy and also see how John’s message is just as relevant for us today as it was centuries ago.

Memory Verse – Luke 3:3 ESV “And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.”

Giving Report as of 07/31/2021
Stonebrook’s fiscal year runs from
August 1st to July 31st.
Giving to Date:$606,361
Budgeted to Date:$601,218
Percent from budget:.86% above budget

Ways to Give at Stonebrook – There are a number of giving tools available at Stonebrook.

  1. Deposit into the offering box at the back of the sanctuary.
  2. Mail a check to Stonebrook Community Church, 3611 Eisenhower Ave., Ames, IA 50010.
  3. Use your own bank’s bill pay system
  4. 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.
  5. Use the online giving Web portal.

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