Announcements for the Week of August 29

Announcements for the Week of August 29

Sunday school Class Assignments!

– 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/2; 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

Mitchell/Meeker Snack Collection – Kate Mitchell and Meeker Elementary school would greatly appreciate your help once again supplying snacks during their students’ long mornings of work. They are low on supplies and need to stock up on individual sizes of the following items: Goldfish, Cheez-It crackers, granola bars, Teddy Grahams, graham crackers, fruit snacks, boxes or individual cereals (Cheerios, Honeycomb, Frosted Mini Wheats, Alphabits, etc.), pretzels, sandwich crackers (cheese is a favorite, but peanut butter also good), Chex Mix. Single serving sizes work the best! Thanks for all you do to help support students in need. There will be a collection box in the foyer for the next two weeks.

Weekly Prayer Meeting – Stonebrook will have weekly all church prayer meetings starting on Sunday August 29th from 7-7:40 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room. Please join us! 

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.

Women’s Ministry Progressive Dinner – Join us on Saturday, September 25th for a Progressive Dinner. Our evening will begin at 5:30 at the church. Tickets are available for purchase online for $10. They can also be purchased in the foyer on Sept. 12th and 19th. The deadline to purchase tickets will be September 19th. Invite a friend to come with you to enjoy fellowship, a variety of tasty chili and an array of fruit pies!

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).

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!

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.

Youth Group News – Youth Group will host its fall kick-off September 1st @ 7PM. All 7th grade and above students and parents are welcome to attend. Please email Tim Hibbing (thibbing@gmail.com) with any questions.

This Week’s Sermon – Pastor Matt will preach on “The Gospel of Luke: Bring Your Nothing.” In this week’s passage, Jesus proclaims that the long awaited “year of the Lord’s favor”, is here! In his very brief sermon he tells his hometown, the people he grew up with, that he is, in fact, the Messiah. In two strange analogies to Old Testament stories, he tells them the surprising nature of his ministry: God’s grace is free, is open to the gentiles, and we should receive it as humbly as a widow and a leper. This shocking claim enrages the town. And we should ask ourselves, how do we respond?

Memory Verse – Luke 4:21 ESV “And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

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.