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ABOUT OUR FOLK - August 9, 2017
Your weekly update about what’s happening at San Marino Congregational United Church of Christ!

PRAYER REQUESTS: For the sake of privacy, we do not include prayer requests in our online posts.

WHAT'S Happening

We continue today with our second week of Pastor Donald on sabbatical and Pastor Carol holding down the fort. Here are the prayers shared in worship this past Sunday along with some announcements to keep in mind as you go about your week.

NEXT MONDAY (14TH): Lunch Bunch, San Marino Seafood Restaurant & Market, 2150 Huntington Drive

NEXT TUESDAY (15th): Sandwich making for Union Station. Fireside Room at 5:00 pm. Thanks for shopping for the sandwich making Susan J.

NEXT FRIDAY (18th): SPIRIT AND THE SCREEN at the Van Horsen Ranch, 7:15 pm. The movie is "Lilli."

Social Time: We could use some extra hands for our snack and coffee set up and take down during the next three months as roles have changed during this sabbatical time. Please consider bringing a little something to share and putting it out, then taking it up at the close of Social Time. Or, take a moment to fold a table cloth and wipe a counter. We all love our time together and your efforts make it all the better.

SABBATICAL NOTES:
This is week two of Pastor Donald's three-month sabbatical. He will return to the church on November 1, 2017. As a sabbatical is meant to be a time of rest and study, we are asked to not be in touch with him during this time. Interim Pastor Carol Barrett is taking Pastor Donald's place during this three-month period and is available for all your pastoral needs. If you need assistance you can reach Carol on her cell phone (512) 731-0755 or through the church office. Your Pastoral Relations Team will continue to be in place for you and will be supporting Carol during this time. Please talk to Pat Bell, Kris Cunz, Cathy Kotowski or Lester Wakefield should you have any concerns.

Please Note:  The United Voices choir is on summer hiatus. 
Their rehearsals will resume in the fall.

J. SEYMOUR FAMILY CENTER PROJECT(ongoing):
HELP US COLLECT FOR THE HOMELESS:  We continue to seek items throughout the year for the Jeff Seymour Family Center in El Monte who provides for the homeless and their children.  Baskets are available in the narthex for your contributions of: new packages of diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, feminine hygiene items, and travel sizes of :  •deodorant, •antibacterial wipes, •cream/lotion, •sunscreen, •toothpaste, •  toothbrushes, •soap, etc..  Nothing in large packages, please as most recipients have no place to store such items.

LIZ CAMERON FOOD PANTRY (ongoing):
Keep on bringing the food!  Everyday, children and their families go hungry, right here in our own community.  By supporting our neighborhood food bank at La Casa by donating food items to our food pantry, you are helping to solve this problem!  Food donations go directly to families who otherwise might not have enough to eat.  
 Ongoing requests:
- beans and rice (in smaller bags – NOT large quantities)
- bags of pasta
- boxes of cereal (NOT the larger sizes)
- canned proteins (tuna, chicken, ham, etc.)
- pasta sauce

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Pastor:
Donald Shenk
Clerk/Office:
Kimberly Van Horsen
Preschool:
Janet Beaulieu
Weddings:
Kimberly Van Horsen

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8:30am to 2:30pm



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