January 10 Announcements

  1. Women’s SIP! Jan. 23
  2. Nursery Volunteers for Spring
  3. Snack Collection for Mitchell/Meeker Schools
  4. Thank You from Angel Tree
  5. Sunday Morning Information
    1. Tune into Sunday Service
    1. Pre-Service Zoom Meeting
    1. BLAST
    1. For Kids
    1. Adult Sunday School/Prayer Discussion
    1. Weekly All Church Prayer Meetings
  6. Prayer Requests
  7. Prayer and Care
  8. Parent and Teen Ministry
  9. Sermon Information
  10. Finances

Women’s SIP! Jan. 23 – Please join us Saturday Morning, January 23rd @ 10am, for the first SIP! of the new year. Women’s Ministry is continuing the theme of “It is Well with my Soul” by focusing on the area of Depression through Biblical principles, tools, and resources. Our time together will also be the kickoff to our next Bible/book study on Depression, more details to come. Grab a cup of coffee or hot tea and log into Zoom for an enriching and encouraging time of teaching and fellowship. We look forward to seeing you there, Dear Sisters!

Nursery Volunteers for Spring – Liz Crimmins is looking for nursery volunteers for 2021 and is looking for people willing to serve the youngest in our church congregation and their families. No previous experience required and the only things you need to do to get started are reading a couple documents and filling out a background check. It doesn’t matter if you can serve for one Sunday or would like to get into a rotation for once a month. We would love to have you either way. If you are interested in signing up or have any questions, please email Liz at lizcrimminsisu@gmail.com or call/text her at 515-302-1325. Thanks for your prayerful consideration!

Snack Donations for Meeker/Mitchell Schools – Kate Mitchell and Meeker Elementary schools would greatly appreciate your help once again supplying snacks during their students’ long mornings of work. They are low on supplies and need to stock up on individual sizes of the following items: Goldfish, Cheez-It crackers, granola bars, Teddy Grahams, graham crackers, fruit snacks, boxes or individual cereals (Cheerios, Honeycomb, Frosted Mini Wheats, Alphabits, etc.), pretzels, sandwich crackers (cheese is a favorite, but peanut butter also good), Chex Mix. Single serving sizes only! Thanks for all you do to help support students in need. There will be a collection box in the foyer for the next three weeks.

Thank You from Angel Tree – Thank you to everyone who participated in the Angel Tree Ministry this year. As a result of your caring and extreme generosity we were able to serve 34 children.

Again, Zondervan Publishing is partnering with Angel Tree to distribute “Adventure Bibles” to the Angel Tree families who do not already have one. 

Since 1982, when a former prisoner named Mary Kay Beard launched the first Angel Tree Christmas, (Stonebrook has been involved for at least 21 years), you and many other generous friends have partnered with Angel Tree to bless prisoner’s children at Christmastime. Through your generosity, each child receives a gift card, the Gospel, and a handwritten note from their incarcerated parent.

Again, thank you and God Bless you, Angel Tree Team

Sunday Morning Information
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!

Adult Sunday School/Prayer Discussion – Join Ev Cherrington as he leads an adult Sunday school prayer discussion group from 8:45-9:30 a.m. in the Upper Room. Bring a journal, and be ready to discuss what prayer means, how prayer fits into the life of a believer, and how to pray without ceasing, among other topics. The group will meet either every two weeks or monthly, depending on the desire of the group.

Weekly Prayer Meetings – Please join us for our weekly all church prayer meetings!

– 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

Prayer and Care – Please pray for Derek Bjelland and his family as they grieve the loss of Derek’s dad on January 2.

Please pray for Fred Johnson, whose sister, Judy, passed away on Jan. 8.

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 6:50-8:30 p.m. This Wednesday we will have a Q & A time and talk through the plan for the new semester. We hope to see you there! Teens and their parents are welcome to attend. Please email Tim Hibbing (thibbing@gmail.com) with any questions.

This Week’s Sermon:  Pastor Brad will begin a new series on Stewardship by preaching on “Stewardship of Money.” Slavery—one person owning another—is an abhorrent thought. There is a sense where God owns us, for we belong to him. But God’s ownership is in stark contrast with human ownership, for we are his treasured possession, bought with the blood of his Son. And in this loving ownership, he calls us to use our lives for his purposes, to steward every part of our lives out of love for him. In week one of our miniseries on Stewardship, we will look at ways to steward our money for the One who died for us and was raised.

Weekly Memory Verse – Titus 2:14 ESV “Jesus Christ…gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.”

Giving Report as of 12/31/2020
Stonebrook’s fiscal year runs from
August 1st to July 31st.
Giving to Date:$261,618
Budgeted to Date:$259,079
Percent from budget:0.98% above budget

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.