Announcements for the Week of Oct. 10

Announcements for the Week of Oct. 10

10/10 Weekly Announcements

Missions Opportunities

  • State-and-Local Missions Mini-Fundraiser Ends
  • Operation Christmas Child

Events

  • ONE Conference (Women’s)
  • Women’s SIP! Oct. 9
  • Women’s Prayer Times
  • Sunday Morning Prayer Times
  • Ev’s 84th Birthday Reception
  • Baptism Sunday Oct. 31

Serving Opportunities

  • Stonecup Volunteers Needed
  • Bapistry Setup Serving Opportunity
  • ISM Food Sign Up
  • Congratulations & Meals for the Stewart Family

News and Updates

  • Jonathan Bovenmyer Celebration of Life
  • Discovery Membership Classes Start October 10
  • Youth Group
  • Sermon Information
  • Finances

Missions Opportunities

State-and-Local Missions Mini-Fundraiser Ends
Due to your generosity, we have exceeded the fundraising goal for the State-and-Local Missions fundraiser. We will be closing the fundraiser as of Monday, October 11. Thank you so much for your contributions!

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drive
Remember to stop by our table after church and see Sven the giraffe and pick up a shoebox.  Please pray for this outreach…for the child who will receive the box you pack and for their family and their community.  Pray for the gospel to be shared and lives to be changed.  https://video.samaritanspurse.org/building-on-prayer/

We have set up a Goal Page for Stonebrook Church if you want to pack a shoebox on-line.  This will cost $25 and these boxes go to restricted countries.  Just use this link to build your box on line and it will count towards our goal of 50 on-line boxes.  

https://build-a-shoebox.samaritanspurse.org/view/5655a78a-c084-4229-94c0-42ad420fab73

If you need information on how to pack a shoebox on-line then check out this video or stop by our booth after church: https://video.samaritanspurse.org/build-a-shoebox-online/

November 14th is Collection Sunday so let’s work hard to reach our goal of 250 gospel opportunity shoeboxes packed and ready to do God’s work!

Events

Women’s ONE Conference
Stonebrook women have been invited to attend this year’s One Conference, hosted by Cornerstone Church in Ames on October 29-30. More info and registration can be found at https://www.theoneconference.org/. To receive our group rate, visit http://bfi.re/e/511377, click “Join a Group.” Select the group: “Stonebrook Community Church,” and enter the passcode: STONEBROOK.

Women’s SIP! Oct. 9
Come join us this Saturday morning as we look at some of the ways God is infinite – without end.  The sciences give us many examples of God’s infinite wisdom and power.  We see His infinite beauty and order in the study of mathematics.  Let’s be encouraged in the Word as we contemplate this attribute of our eternal God. We will meet this Saturday (Oct. 9) from 10-11:30 a.m. at Stonebrook.

Women’s Prayer Times
Stonebrook Women’s Ministry will host a women’s prayer gathering on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the church.  We will gather to praise our most powerful and merciful God, lift our petitions before Him, and pray for the furtherance of His kingdom on earth. Join us for this time of prayer!

Sunday Morning Prayer Time
Ev Cherrington is hosting weekly Sunday prayer times from 8:30-9:15 a.m. in the Upper Room. Join us as we pray!

Ev’s 84th Birthday Reception
Ev is turning 84 on October 15th which is the oldest he’s ever been. His Lord led him to this wonderful fellowship in the early 70’s. Many stories and people have come down the pike and he remembers them all– NOT. Ask him to recall some at a reception on October 17th in the multipurpose room from Noon-2 p.m. 

Baptism Sunday Oct. 31
We will have our next Baptism Sunday on October 31. If you are interested in being baptized that day, contact the church office (office@stonebrook.org).

Serving Opportunities

Stonecup Volunteers Needed
Please sign up to bring treats and/or manage Stonecup — 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).

Baptistry Set up Serving Opportunity
The baptistry set-up team needs 4-5 servants to help set up the baptistry and install the liner. Setup will be on Wed. (10/27), Thurs. (10/28) or Fri. (10/29). Time is flexible for these 3 dates. Please allow 1/2 hour from start to finish. Thank you for your serving hearts. Please call/text Dick Miller (515) 520- 1491.

ISM Food Sign up
Our international student ministry (ISM) has been meeting international students every Saturday at the church. Our goal is to build healthy love relationships that revolve around God’s truth. We serve dinner, followed by discussion and games every Saturday. Currently, the average attendance is 30-50 people/week.   

Here is a Google drive link to access to the food sign up list. If you are interested, put your name and the type of food you are providing, along with a little note (optional) about what you would like us to know about you or the reason you are sharing the meal. The students will be happy to hear it!

Congratulations & Meals for the Stewart Family
Congratulations to Evan and Anna Stewart, who welcomed Arthur Briggs Stewart on September 23, weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz, measuring 21 inches long! If you’d like to bring a meal to the Stewarts, please sign up online. Thanks for your help in caring for this young family!

News and Updates

Jonathan Bovenmyer Celebration of Life
Visitation and remembrances for Jonathan Bovenmyer will be Friday, October 8 at Stonebrook. Visitation: 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Prayer and remembrances: 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Discovery Classes Start Oct. 10
Discovery classes are open to people who are interested in finding out more about Stonebrook’s beliefs, history, vision, structure and possible membership.  The three-class series will be held during the service on Oct. 10 and 17 and the evening of Oct. 31. Show up in the kitchen when the children are dismissed for Sunday school!

Youth Group News
Youth Group will be meeting at the church on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. We are in a study on Gospel Fluency. Please email Tim Hibbing (thibbing@gmail.com) with any questions.

This Week’s Sermon
Pastor Matt will preach on Luke 7:18-35 – “The One Who is and is to Come.” While in prison, John the Baptist hears reports of Jesus’s ministry. Many things line up with his expectation of the Messiah, but many things do not. He sends his followers to ask Jesus directly “are you indeed the Messiah, or are we waiting for someone else?”  Jesus’s unusual response inspires trust in God for those who believe and repent, but for those who are righteous in their own mind, no response he could give would be sufficient.

Memory Verse: Luke 7:23 “And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

Finances

Giving Report as of 09/30/2021:
(Stonebrook’s fiscal year runs from August 1st to July 31st)

Giving to Date: $101,667
Budgeted to Date: $96,875
Percent from Budget: 10.11% 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.
  6. Use Paypal (giving@stonebrook.org). Be sure to put a description in the memo to let us know what the money is for (tithe, mission’s mini-fundraiser, etc.).

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