WHAT’S HAPPENING @ SOUTHWEST COTN

“…he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6

 

JOIN US IN WORSHIP THIS WEEK!

Sunday Bible Classes – 9:30 a.m.

Morning Worship/Children’s Church – 10:50 a.m.

To get directions to Southwest, choose “About Us” tab, then “Map and Directions.”

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

PRAYER changes things.  Who are you praying for?   If you have a prayer need, please complete a prayer card and drop it off in our white “Prayer Requests” box in the sanctuary.  We pray for these requests daily.

 

Prayer Gathering – Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

 

Communion is served in our worship services, usually on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

 

Food Pantry:   Our food pantry exists because of the example of Jesus.  It is stocked with food to feed the hungry.  Our primary mission is to the “household of faith”, and open to any who asks.

“You have not because you ask not.”  – James 4:2   Ask and it shall be given.  The food pantry is open by appointment for emergency needs.

Our biggest needs at this time are anything breakfast-related:  juice, cereal, pancake mix and syrup,  but any and all donations are appreciated.  Items that cannot be purchased with food stamps, such as toiletries, personal care items, paper supplies and any non-food items, are also accepted and appreciated.  Place your donations on the specially marked cart in the foyer.

Thank you for continuing to support this ongoing ministry.  “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for Me.”  – Matthew 25:40

 

Copies of our local church directories are available.  They are updated twice a year, in April and October.  To save on paper and ink costs, copies will be printed only upon request.  See the church sound engineer.  (Latest edition was updated April 20th, 2015.)

 

Nazarene Missions International (NMI):   Our bulletin board in the foyer has tons of information about what’s going on in the mission field.  We have a Mission bookshelf in the back of our sanctuary featuring hardcopy and audio CD format missionary reading books.  Sign-up to read a book, or listen to a CD and find out what God is doing through His missionaries helping to “Make Christlike Disciples in the Nations”.  – Please return books and CD’s as soon as possible (don’t keep more than two weeks) so that they will be available to others in our congregation.  We have a link on the right-hand side of this page for the official NMI website.

 

World Mission Broadcast – “Beyond Borders and Barriers”:   Those old-time radio receivers had a lot of circuitry, tubes, knobs, dials and controls.  So then, it takes many parts to broadcast a message.  —  Today it costs an average of $4.00 to broadcast one minute of the Gospel somewhere in the world.  How many minutes will you support?   Click the World Mission Broadcast link on the right to make an on-line donation.

 

Our teen group at Southwest COTN is a recipient of Schnucks Supermarket’s E-Scrip program.  Participating in this program is solely voluntary; however, it is an opportunity to raise funds for our teen group at no additional cost to you.  All you do is pick up an E-scrip card at the courtesy counter of your nearest Schnucks.  Activate your card by calling the phone number shown and mention Southwest COTN – Teens to the operator.   Thereafter, use your card on every Schnucks shopping visit and you will be supporting our teens!  To find out more about how the program works, go to the Schnucks supermarket website www.schnucks.com. 

 

Consider making a donation to Southwest to address some important needs.  Our 20-year-old white church van recently received $2,100 worth of repairs just to keep it safe for transporting children to church and summer camps. – The van is on our “Wish List” of items needed to help make Southwest COTN a safer and more friendly place to worship.  Click on the “Giving” tab at the top of this page to see our Wish List.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

District Assembly and Conventions (at Webster Groves COTN) – Sunday, May 31st through Tuesday, June 2nd:

The Kickoff Service is Sunday, May 31st at 6:00 p.m.

SDMI Convention – Monday, June 1st at 8:30 a.m.

NMI Convention – Monday, June 1st at 1:30 p.m.

Ordination service – Monday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m.

District Assembly business resumes Tuesday, June 2nd at 8:30 p.m.

 

Vacation Bible School – Monday, June 22nd through Friday, June 26th from 6 – 8:30 p.m.  We are returning to evening format this year.  If you work during the day and are available to volunteer to help run V.B.S. in the evening, we would certainly appreciate your help.  Otherwise, ask Pastor Becky because she will be needing help in all areas (our summer work groups that normally help with this will not be coming this year).  The V.B.S. closing program will be Sunday, June 28th during morning worship.

 

Upcoming dates of Summer Camps at Pinecrest Campground: 

Monday, June 8th through Friday, June 12th – Teen Camp.  Theme:  “Superheroes.”  Registration fees:  regular registration $180 postmarked before May 7th (that date has now passed); late registration $190 postmarked before May 25th; walk-up registration $200 after May 25th.

Monday, June 29th through Sunday, July 5th – Family Camp.  The church van will operate to Pinecrest Camp on Wednesday, July 1st and Saturday, July 4th.  (Fireworks display, Saturday, July 4th only)

Monday, July 13th through Friday, July 17th – Boys Camp (boys who have completed school in Grades 2 – 6).  Theme:  “Mindcraft.” 

Monday, July 20th through Friday, July 24th – Girls Camp (girls who have completed school in grades 2 – 6).  Theme:  “Overcomer.”

For the Boys and Girls camps, early bird registration fee is $190 if postmarked before June 8th.  Regular registration $200 if postmarked before June 15th, after June 15th late registration is $220.  Children in these grade categories interested in going to camp this year should see Pastor Becky, she will take care of things!

 

Upward Soccer Camp – Monday, July 6th through Friday, July 10th.  Applications are available in the foyer.

 

 

More specific details regarding events above may be made as the dates draw closer.  Events, dates and times are not necessarily “set in stone” so please check back periodically for updates.