2016 June Newsletter - Elm Street Christian Church

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2016 June Newsletter - Elm Street Christian Church
The Reminder
June Sermon Series
JUNE 2016
‘It’s a bird.’ ‘It’s a plan.’ ‘No, it’s Superman.’
Reminder
The
Chances are you have heard that line. You probably have heard
the name Adam West (the 1960’s actor who played Batman).
These heroes come in spandex and a cape, but faithful heroes
might look a little different.
The Marvel studios makes comic books. Recently, the Marvel
studios sold its business to Disney. As of today, the comic book
company has produced over 10 billion dollars in movie sales.
That is a lot of popcorn!
You might recognize some of the comic book superhero’s names. Heroes like Captain America and Iron Man are just some of the
men and women of comic book lore.
Throughout the month of June, we will be in a sermon series entitled “Parables of a Superhero”. While we look at these
‘superheroes’, the goal is to springboard off of the heroic heroes into our faith. We will hone in on Biblical Principles that we need
to apply to our faith so we can live a life that is super! Be ready to fly!
Vacation Bible School P. 1
Casey/Elders
P. 2
Connect
P. 3
Calendar
P. 4-5
Youth Ministry
P. 6
Children’s Ministry P. 7
Sermon Series
P. 8
Sunday Service Times...
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1 Service Worship; 8:30am
Sunday School; 9:45am
2nd Service Worship; 10:45am
June 6-10
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Ages 4 - 5th Grade
Ages 4 - 5th Grade
Ages 4 - 5th Grade
KIDS - DON’T MISS OUT!
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Olney, IL 62450
618.395.8411ph
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ADULTS - VOLUNTEER & BE BLESSED!
Jr High Vacation Bible School
June 6-10
Cherry; 9:30am-noon
ESCC Leadership
Casey Kleeman, Sr Minister/[email protected]/712-501-1999
Guy Ash, Worship Minister/[email protected]/618-554-0591
Andrew Liston, Children’s Minister/[email protected]/618-838-5437
Jason Burckhartt, Youth Minister/[email protected]/618-843-8440
Mitchel Burgener, Youth Intern/[email protected]/618-839-0020
Paula Cardinal, Administrator/[email protected]/618-395-1925
Phyllis Brian, Receptionist/[email protected]/618-843-5565
Pat Ford, Custodian/618-302-4065
Wayne Gray/618-869-2669
Ben Inskeep/618-843-1763
Doug Johnstone/618-843-4859
Casey Kleeman/712-501-1999
Greg Michels/618-395-7834
Preston Parish/618-843-4069
Brian Toliver/618-843-4127
Terry Walker/618-863-2663
In the darkness of Gethsemane, Jesus introduces to us a new concept. He prays, with tears, and lifts up his voice to God,
saying, “Abba, Father” (Mark 14:36) This was the first time in Jewish history anyone had ever addressed God this way.
Children’s
Ministry
Abba is an Aramaic word which came out of the intimacy of the family circle. When a toddler was learning to talk, one of
the first words he could say was Abba (Daddy). It was considered, at the time, much too personal a word for any man to
use in addressing Almighty God. So Jesus was the first.
Casey Kleeman
It was shocking and surprising that Jesus should address God in such an intimate way, but the greater surprise is this: we
also have the privilege of crying, “Abba Father” (Romans 8:15 and Galatians 4:4). We do not approach our Maker with
fear, but with confidence! We are welcomed not as slaves but as sons!
YOUR FRIENDS AT CAVE QUEST HOPE TO SEE YOU AT VBS!
We have the right to call God our Abba and to claim His attention in a close and intimate way. While we must never be
casual or flippant, we certainly can exercise our privilege as His children. God has adopted us as His own children and
even allows us to call Him Abba.
The next time you pray, go to God as your “Abba, Father!”
See YOU at VBS!
~ Casey Kleeman
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Happy Father’s
Day!
IT’S NOT TOO LATE!
It’s not too late to be a part of VBS! Join us as we help kids get
connected to the ultimate guiding light-JESUS. Each morning of
VBS, kids will explore through several different stations, learning the following Bible points:
Even if you’ve never been a Boy
Scout, you’ve no doubt heard of
their motto: Be Prepared. The
dictionary defines being prepared
as “getting ready beforehand”.
To have things lined out and
ready to go before events happen
brings a sense of security, peace
of mind and even joy.
Being prepared doesn’t just happen, it takes work...focused work!
I’ve seen this up close as the weddings of my two sons are rapidly
approaching (May 28 and July 9).
Wedding ceremonies aren’t usually put together the day of. The
families tend not to just show up
and “wing it”. Months of planning, lots of thoughts and ideas,
shopping, measurements, counseling and hard work go into a
successful wedding day, not to
mention all the preparatory effort
to set up the honeymoon and life
together after the ceremony!
Whew...it’s enough to make your
head spin!
Actually, there’s one more wedding that’s coming up. Revelation
19:7 (speaking about Christ and
the Church) says, “Let us rejoice
and be glad and give Him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has
come, and His bride has made
herself ready.” Are you part of
the bride who is making herself
ready? Have you put in the work
to have everything lined out and
ready to go? Are you prepared?
Greg Michels, Elder
Statistics
Sunday, May 1
Attendance
SS Attendance
Offering
Sunday, May 8
Attendance
SS Attendance
Offering
Sunday, May 15
Attendance
SS Attendance
Offering
Sunday, May 22
Attendance
SS Attendance
Offering
Weekly Budget Needs:
YTD Weekly Average:
CAVE QUEST VBS DAILY BIBLE POINTS
356
129
$16,948.00
382
107
$13,092.00
392
131
$12,409.00
330
118
$11,939.00
$13,462
$14,692
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday -
Jesus Gives Us Hope (Psalms 71:5)
Jesus Gives Us Courage (Matthew 14:27)
Jesus Gives Us Direction (Proverbs 3:6)
Jesus Gives Us Love (1 John 3:16)
Jesus Gives u His Power (2 Corinthians 4:7)
Come help as kids learn new catchy songs, hear Bible stories,
play awesome games, visit the imagination station and hear
stories of how real kids shine Jesus’ light in their lives. Yes, you
will be exhausted, but it will be worth it!!!
The offering collected at VBS this year will be to reach kids in
Haiti for Jesus. Bring your offering to help make a difference!
Summer Camp
Not Too Late To
Register!
Dates Andrew will be
attending camp are:
June 12-18
Encounter 1 Camp (Grades 5-6)
Minecraft
Hey Parents! Do your kids
play Minecraft?
If so, would you like to know
how to connect with your
Minecraft gamer?
You can visit the Children’s
Ministry page on the church
website and download the
July 15-16
Foot Prints 2 (Grades 2-3)
Parent’s Quick Guide to Video
Games to see the article
Minecraft-What you need to
know to connect with your
gamer through Minecraft, by
Eric Rogers.
It’s free and just waiting for
you to download and read it.
Get
CONNECTED
Promotion Sunday
JUNE 5
Elementary through high school
students will advance to their
new grade level. If you have any
question about your child moving
up, please see Andrew or Jason.
STUDENTS...
Promotion Sunday
Don’t forget, Sunday,
June 5 you will advance
to your new grade level
Sunday School classes.
Graduating Seniors, we’d
love for you to hang
around until August 1,
but you may want to join
the Gap class too!
The first youth to read
this, make this Newsletter into an airplane
and hit Jason or Mitchel
with it, will receive a free
lunch with either Jason
or Mitchel.
BOBE’S PIZZA
Register Today!
Summer Camp
Not Too Late To Register!
Mitchel & Jason are encouraging
the following camps:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1
All men are invited to lunch at
Bobe’s pizza for lunch and fellowship on the first Wednesday of
each month at noon. Bring a
friend and join us!
June 19-24
Jr High 1 (Grades 7-8)
MEN’S BREAKFAST
June 23-26
Climbing Week (Grades 10-13)
Jason is Dean of this week
SATURDAY, JUNE 11
July 17-23
Niners Week (Freshman only)
July 31-August 6
Deeper Life (Grades 10-13)
Join men of all ages at 8am in the
ESCC Fellowship Hall. Share a
delicious breakfast, testimony
time and great fellowship. Hope
to see you there!
June 14
“America is at a crossroads, and I believe we should take every opportunity to stand up for the things of God and His Word.” -Franklin Graham
FALL KIDS MALL
Undie Sunday - June 12
Sock Sunday - July 10
Franklin Graham is traveling to all 50 states in 2016 to hold prayer rallies,
to preach the Gospel, and to challenge believers to take a stand and take
action. He’ll be urging Christians to vote, to live out their faith in every
part of their lives, and to pray for out nation just as Nehemiah cried out
to God to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem and restore hope to His people.
Fall Kids Mall will have a “shopping day” for
underprivileged children in Richland County
on August 13. Children will receive new
socks and underclothing, new shoes and
essential toiletry items. In addition, the
Dental Safari will be on site to provide the
children with a dental check-up.
Mother/Daughter Bible Study
A box will be will be at the Information Center in Fellowship Hall on the designated
Sundays listed above for donations.
June 1 - July 6; 6:30-7:30pm
Cherry; Room 404
7th grade - High School
Bonita Balding is organizing a trip to attend. Watch the Bulletin for more details.
Contact Bonita with any questions.
Is taking a break
this summer. See you in September!
Birthdays
... “you don’t just go to Church...BE THE CHURCH!”
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
1
2
3
Men’s Lunch (Bobe’s)
Mission Richland;
Mission Richland;
8am-1pm daily
8am-1pm daily
Sat
4
Mission Richland;
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
11
12
13
14
15
8am-1pm daily
Mother/Daughter
Bible Study; 6:30-7:30pm
Cherry - Room 404
5
Sunday Worship
8:30/10:45- SS/9:45am
Promotion Sunday
12
6
7
8
9
10
11
VBS - 9:30am - noon
VBS - 9:30am - noon
VBS - 9:30am - noon
VBS - 9:30am - noon
VBS - 9:30am - noon
Men’s Breakfast; 8am
16
17
18
Mother/Daughter
Bible Study; 6:30-7:30pm
Kingdom Builders
Bethany Christian Church
7pm
13
Cherry - Room 404
14
15
Mother/Daughter
Bible Study; 6:30-7:30pm
Sunday Worship
8:30/10:45- SS/9:45am
Cherry - Room 404
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
28
29
30
Laura Williams
Andrew Liston
Justin Holdrieth, Baylie Houchin, Cheri Michels, Bill Ross
Samantha Blakney, Nathan Delks, Tom Fehrenbacher, Micah Liston
Dusty Baker
Kent King, Abigail Souder
David Fox, Christine Mick
Audra Bussard, Sammie Fehrenbacher
Bob Ginder
Steven Mason
Jason Cazel
Jude Alexander, Jennifer Kerr,
1 M/M Jess Cox
Jaidyn Kleeman, Lisa Tarpley
M/M Kelsey Leathers
Greg Michels
5 M/M Brad Williams
Liz Denton, Brad Williams
6 M/M Robert Varner
Levi West
7 M/M Dan Lathrop
Melissa Erwin, Tracey Rodgers
8 M/M Kent King
Mary Ryker
9 M/M Terry Walker
Riley Wibbenmeyer
11 M/M Kevin Rhoads
12 M/M David Benson
Jim Roth
14 M/M Mike Black
Samantha Trout
M/M Bill Crackel
Alivia Leathers, Anna Toliver,
20 M/M Mark Allen
Kyler West
21 M/M Tony Mattoon
Belinda Milone
22 M/M Marc Rodgers
Stephanie Ginder, John Snidle
26 M/M Morgan Henton
Jim Baker, Casey Kleeman,
29 M/M Michael Gaede
Mary Lemke, Chloe Prevo
Anniversaries
Undie Sunday
Encounter 1 Camp
(Grades 5-6)
Membership
19
Ryan & Crystal Singer
Ava, Addilyn, Jaidyn
1803 E Scott St
Olney, IL 62450
Oil Belt (June 12-18)
Father’s Day
20
Summer Begins
21
22
23
24
25
Mother/Daughter
Climbing Week
Bible Study; 6:30-7:30pm Oil Belt -June 23-26
Sunday Worship
8:30/10:45- SS/9:45am
Cherry - Room 404
(Grades 10-13)
Baptism
Crystal Singer
1803 E Scott St
Olney, IL 62450
Jr High 1 Camp
Oil Belt -June 19-24
Sympathy
(Grades 7-8)
26
27
Sunday Worship
8:30/10:45- SS/9:45am
28
23
30
Mother/Daughter
Bible Study; 6:30-7:30pm
Cherry - Room 404
Anthony Troester & family following the loss of
his sister, Angela Snyder.
Oil Belt Cook Day...Elm Street’s day to help out in the Oil Belt kitchen is Monday, July 18. Four adults are needed for the
Norma Williamson &
family following the loss
of her niece, Patricia
Dunahee.
morning shift (8:30am- 1pm) and four adults are needed for the afternoon shift (3pm - 7pm). If you would like to volunteer, please
contact Terry Walker or the church office.
Please keep these families
in your prayers.
Births
Congratulations to Hannah
& Christopher Steber on the
birth of their daughter,
Blair Elizabeth Steber, born
on May 16, 2016. Jameson is
the big brother. Jerry &
Gail Hixon are grandparents.