August 2014 - acobil.org
Let Your Light Shine
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Young At Heart
Labor Day Picnic
Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.
kidzLIVE! (ages 4-11)
Jr. High (grades 7-8)
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Adult Bible Class
Kids Prayer Class (ages 4-11)
Jr./Sr. High School
College & Career
Home Fellowship Group
Last Sunday of the month
When I started to learn how to read
Braille, I felt that it was cruel and an
unfair punishment to make me work
while all of the other children were
allowed to play. I did not understand
how I was so different from all of the
other children. I knew that I was
learning to connect to the rest of the
world in a different fashion but I was
very frustrated with the learning process. Braille seemed like a meaningless pattern of dots. In
spite of those distractions and frustrations, I
would not be able to
function in school and
in life today without the
aid of Braille.
As humans, we have a
natural longing for a
God. However, we often find ourselves distracted with the noise
from the world we live in. We know
that having a relationship with God is
important, but when distractions
come our way – deadlines for jobs,
papers for school, and the increasing
amount of attention that social media seems to demand – it becomes
harder and harder to make time to
read our Bible and pray.
However, it is crucial that we get
our flesh under submission. The
Bible says in 2 Corinthians chapter
6 that we are called to be separate
from worldly living. When we are
living a separated life, we learn to
separate God’s voice from that of
the world, to put Him above all of
the pressure of worldly priorities. Matthew 5:16 says this: Let
your light so shine before men, that
they may see your good works and
glorify your Father in
heaven. Our purpose is
to allow God’s light to
shine through us so that
we can lead others to
Him. Just as I cannot
imagine going through
school without Braille,
all of us need the Lord,
whether or not we
choose to acknowledge
this in our lives.
In the beginning it
may be a struggle to make time for
the Lord. We must fight against the
distractions of the world that keep
us from our relationship with
Him. We must allow Him to do the
work in us. The reward will be
worth the battle when we realize
how much closer we’ve grown to
God. Then we can use our testimony and what we have learned to
lead others to Him.
Apostolic Church of Belleville
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Ladies’ Ministries Meeting will be held on
Saturday, August 9th at 10:00 am. Topics to be
discussed include Ladies’ Conference, a Bake Sale
and Yard Sale scheduled for September 27th, and
the annual Christmas Party. Breakfast will be
served and we will share some fun ideas. Please
come out and join us.
If you are planning on attending the Ladies’
Conference your registration fee of $35.00
is due by August 27th. The Conference is
called Fashioned For A Purpose and will be
held in Effingham on September 12-13.
We always have a
wonderful time of
I would like to extend a big Thank You! to everyone who donated linens, storage containers and
towels for the missionaries. Your donations are greatly appreciated by the missionaries who receive
Also, it’s that time of year again as we begin collecting items for our annual Auction. We are looking to
receive donations of large ticket items. If you know of someone who has a car, boat or other large
item to donate, please let me know. I am able to provide them with a receipt for their donation for tax
purposes. Please help me spread the word. Thank you.
~ Sue Kronenberger, Ladies’ Ministries Director
Ladies’ Day Out
BEACH PARTY AT THE JOHNSTON RESORT
25 Moorland Drive
Mitchell, IL 62040
Saturday, August 23rd --10:00 am TO MIDNIGHT
DINNER AT 6:00
All ladies over 14 years of age
Ready for some good fellowship, good food, R&R and fun-in-the sun??
Ladies, this might be your last chance of the season to enjoy a play day and/or evening, without responsibility. Weather permitting, there will be swimming, water guns, volleyball, badminton, croquet,
and more; dinner, ICE CREAM BAR, marshmallow roast at nightfall, and more. If you don’t like the
sun, there will be games indoors as well. Your choice on the normal potluck, or a picnic-packed, brown
bag lunch for the beach.
See Tina Johnston for proper swim attire, voting/food sign-up sheet, and further details, some of which
are yet TBD. Looking forward to a wonderful time.
Apostolic Church of Belleville
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The kidzMIN Department will be headed out on
our second annual Mystery Trip on
Saturday, September 6.
The location? IT’S A MYSTERY!
Investing in Futures Conference
August 21 - August 23 in Silvis, IL. If you would
like to attend, see Theresa Phelps for registration
Mark your calendars now! Mike and Vicki Oliver
are phenomenal family ministers and they will be
with us September 19 - 21. You don’t want to
miss these services.
We will leave the
at 10:00 am. All
kidz must have a
signed permission/waiver form
in order to attend. For more information, see
Theresa Phelps or Tramea Ivy.
Attention All kidzMin Team - Monthly Meeting will be held on September 7th at 8:30 am
Young at Heart is designed for men and women ages 50 and up. YAH meets
at least once a month for fun & fellowship.
Young at Heart will be visiting the Melvin Price Lock & Dam on August
23rd. We will leave the church at 10:00 am. We will take a survey to
see if everyone wants to have a picnic or eat at a nearby restaurant.
Senior Life Ministries of Greater St Louis will be having their quarterly meeting on
September 4th. Please see Ruth Dehne if you would be willing to drive a vehicle and take
someone along to this meeting.
Evangelist Tim Greene
August 10 - August 13
Service Times are Sunday 10:00 am & 6:00 pm &
7:30 pm Monday through Wednesday.
Are you looking for and hungering after something more from God? Do you or someone you know
need a miracle or desire a deeper relationship with God? If so, please make plans to attend these
We believe God will be here in a powerful way to pour out His Spirit during each one of these revival
services! Souls will be filled with the Holy Ghost, captives will be set free, deliverance will be
administered, and miraculous healings and restorations will take place!
Mark your calendar and plan to attend this revival with Evangelist Tim Greene.
Apostolic Church of Belleville
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1648 LaSalle Street
Belleville, IL 62221
Youth Fundraiser - Sunday, August 31st
Immediately following the morning service, C:29 will
have a BBQ/Bake Sale fundraiser at the O’Fallon
Wal-Mart. Please ask your friends and family to
stop by and buy lunch and some delicious baked
goods. If you would like to make a donation of baked goods or if you would
like to help us out at the sale, please let Shayla Chase know. Thank you!
Prayer & Fasting
This week we will fast
on behalf of our schools,
youth in our church, our
community and church
August 6th at 7:30
SFC Round Up Rally
September 5 at 7:30 pm
You won’t want to miss this night of
worship & ministry!
Monday, September 1 at 12:00 at Freeburg Park
Everyone should bring food to share, drinks, paper
products, sporting equipment, and lawn chairs.
Looking forward to a good time!
Special Singing & Speaker:
Shine Doughty & the
Mattoon Youth Choir
Host: Apostolic Church of Belleville
August 9, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:00
Free Food & Live Music
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