Bulletin Announcements for Oct. 11

Office Closed Oct. 15-19 – the Stonebrook office will be closed Oct. 15-19. If you have an urgent need, please e-mail brad@stonebrook.org.

Women’s SIP! Oct. 17 – Stonebrook women, join us online Saturday morning, Oct. 17, 10:00 – 11:30 am, for a SIP! (Sisters in Progress) gathering on the topic of Anxiety.  Holly Lukasiewic, LISW, from the Cornerstone Counseling Center will speak with us about clinical aspects of anxiety, what God says about anxiety, and practical ways of addressing our anxiety.  Loralynn Riggle will share with us a message of hope and freedom, and Dawn Bovenmyer will lead us in a time of reflection as we bring our burdens to Jesus. Zoom Link for Oct. 17 SIP! Meeting ID: 836 8280 8192
Passcode: 783339

Women’s Book Club — This year’s book is The Emotionally Healthy Woman: Eight Things you Have to Quit to Change Your Life, by Geri Scazzero.  Geri writes of her own struggles with pain, resentment, and an inauthentic, superficial spirituality.  She invites us to share in her journey as she discovered greater emotional health and genuine freedom in Christ.  The topics covered are: being afraid of what others think; lying; dying to the wrong things; denying anger, sadness, and fear; blaming; over functioning; faulty thinking; and living someone else’s life. Join us as we discuss a new chapter on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm on Zoom, starting with Chapter 1 on Wednesday, Oct. 14. No fee and no registration.  Books can be ordered on your own or contact Amy Miller (amy@straycatfarmstead.com) by Sept. 30 to join a group order ($12.50/copy).

Changes to Prayer Meetings – This ministry year we are adopting the following changes to our all church prayer meetings with a desire to better serve you:

– increasing the frequency: do it weekly.  This will give us a better rhythm.
– for a shorter duration each time: 30 minutes.
– Day/time: Sundays 7-7:30pm. Every Sunday unless otherwise notified.
– Do it via Zoom. Below is the zoom link that will be used each time we meet. 

Topic: Stonebrook Church Weekly Prayer Meeting (Sundays at 7-7:30pm)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9399874228?pwd=aUdjVm0vZUFZN2t6Y2RCd2JHNTdtUT09

Meeting ID: 939 987 4228

Passcode: 998652

Please join us this Sunday at 7pm!

Baptism Sunday Oct. 18 – We will have our next Baptism Sunday on October 18. If you have questions or are interested in being baptized, contact the church office (office@stonebrook.org) by Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Pre-marriage Retreat Oct. 23-24 – Stonebrook will host a pre-marriage retreat October. 23-24. If you are an engaged or soon to be engaged couple, this retreat is for you!  The cost is $45 per couple.  Register on the website, the app, or email (office@stonebrook.org) by October 16.

Operation Christmas Child – Collection Sunday is November 15th and the teens at Stonebrook are excited to help our church members by answering questions and handing out shoeboxes in the parking lot each Sunday.  There will also be shoeboxes available for pick up at the church office during the week during regular office hours.

If you would like to be involved but you don’t like shopping during this pandemic, Samaritan’s Purse has a new way to PACK A BOX ONLINE.  Check out this video link https://video.samaritanspurse.org/build-a-shoebox-online/    Elena Heerema has designed our own Shoebox Online goal page at this link so if you pack a box online we can include your box:  https://build-a-shoebox.samaritanspurse.org/goal/view/cf52c35f-5a57-47bb-85ce-bf1eb47b7aed

 If you have any other questions or concerns about the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, contact Sandy Wigdahl (515)460-3206.  Don’t miss this opportunity to spread the gospel to children all over the world! https://video.samaritanspurse.org/2020-urgency-of-the-gospel/  Keep praying and packing those shoeboxes!

Tune into Sunday’s Service – Stonebrook services are streamed online at stonebrook.org/live at 10 a.m. CST. Let your friends, relatives, and neighbors know that they are welcome to watch, a great opportunity for them to hear God’s word! PARENTS: find a special PDF print-out to help your kids engage in the service.

 Pre Service Zoom Meeting – We will have a Pre service Zoom mtg. for anyone not returning to church.  9:30-10:00. Here is the meeting info.  Join Zoom Meeting. The password is 391072. We hope that you will join us! (Note – we will no longer have the post-service Zoom meeting)

BLAST – Parents of K-4th grade students – We are sending out weekly BLAST e-mails that include our Bible story, Christ connection, and activity sheets.  Please email Naomi (naomi.plymesser@gmail.com) if you’d like to be added to or taken off that email list. 

For Kids – Dawn Bovenmyer has created some Sunday school videos for your young children to enjoy as an additional activity before or after services on Sundays. Come join Mrs. Bovenmyer and her trusty sidekick Scout for singing, Bible stories, and lots of fun!

Prayer Requests – Stonebrook has a prayer team ready to pray for your requests! If you have a prayer request, send it to seekingGod@stonebrook.org. If you would like to join the prayer team, e-mail to office@stonebrook.org.

Parent and Teen Ministry – PTM will be meeting at the church on Wednesday from 6:50-8:30PM. We are working through a study on Ephesians. Teens and their parents are welcome to attend. PTM will also be hosting a bonfire Friday evening. Please email Tim Hibbing (thibbing@gmail.com) with any questions.

Calendar – Sundays – All Church Prayer Meetings (Weekly, 7-7:30 p.m.)
10/11, 18 – Discovery Classes
10/15-19 – Stonebrook Office Closed
10/17 – Women’s SIP! On Anxiety
10/11 – Parent and Child Dedication
10/18 – Baptism Sunday
10/23-24 – Pre-marriage Retreat
11/15 – Deadline for Operation Christmas Child

This week’s sermon:  Pastor Brad will preach on “Acts: The Holy Spirit and His Unstoppable Church: Acts 10: For the Nation.” To enter the kingdom of God, language, ethnicity, nationality, and even how bad of a sinner we are do not matter.  Only one thing is necessary.   

Weekly Memory Verse – Acts 10:34–35 ESV “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.”

Renew Campaign Update as of 10/1/2020
Pledged$691,217
Pledges Received$649,779
% of Pledges Received94%
Time Elapsed92%

Ways to Give at Stonebrook – There are a number of giving tools available at Stonebrook.

  1. Mail a check to Stonebrook Community Church, 3611 Eisenhower Ave., Ames, IA 50010.
  2. Use your own bank’s bill pay system
  3. Fill out a form to authorize Stonebrook to withdraw a certain amount from your bank account on the 5th of each month. Talk to Heidi in the office to get the form.
  4. Use the online giving Web portal.

Terri Huffman
terri@stonebrook.org

Our passion is to love God and all people by living, proclaiming, and teaching the gospel of Jesus, God’s Messiah.