In Sunday's Gospel, the disciples ask Jesus to teach them how to pray. Many of us today are still unsure about the practice and purpose of prayer in our lives. What exactly is prayer? How are we supposed to pray? Come join us this Sunday at 9 AM or 11AM as we learn "How to Pray." Message by Pastor Sal. Special Music at both services: Lara Allison. Coffee Hour outside between the two services.
This Sunday at both services, we are delighted to welcome back guest singer, Lara Allison, who will be performing two songs for us. Lara, 18, is a recent graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy. She has appeared in productions such as Sweeney Todd, My Fair Lady, and Legally Blonde, and she worked on Memphis, the Musical at Saugatuck Center for the Arts.
Last Sunday during Coffee Hour, we celebrated the 100th Birthday of Pauline Zancanaro.
Our Douglas UCC family had a great time at last night's Douglas Summer Social, where we debuted our brand-new Douglas UCC tent! Thank you to all who came to join in the fun, and thank you to all who worked our church's food booth: Gemina Petruzzelli, Ed Korson, Peter and Kathleen Mueller, Annie Hotwagner, Gregg Smith, Larry LaBine, Alan Weathers, Greg Harvath. We took in $544 in donations.
Our Annual Church Picnic is Wednesday, August 7, from 6 to 8 PM at Beery Field in Douglas. We need to know how many of you plan to attend, as we need to know how much food and drink to buy.
Please sign the sheet in the Friendship Hall on Sunday if you plan to attend the picnic.
Each Sunday this summer, we invite you to share of the abundance from your garden. Please bring in vegetables and flowers from your garden and place them on the "Gardening Is Giving" table outside the church on Sunday for others to take home and enjoy. Thank you to our church's Creation Justice Team for facilitating.
Watch last Sunday's Music & Message:
Financial Stewardship Report:
July 21: Attendance: 165 (9 AM: 93 + 11 AM: 72)
Collection: $1,993.25 Online: $2,319.41 Total: $4,312.66
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