Thought for the Week: Seek! “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”                        2 Chronicles 7:14

Annual GBC Yard Sale Coming Up: August 24-25. We could really use your donations, so please clean out your garage. Stage the donations in the “Bunk House.” Thanks for the help.

Men’s Roundup is coming up September 7-9; about 4 weeks out. Brochures on in the foyer with all the information. This is a premier men’s event and we encourage men to attend. Sign up at www.mensroundup.com. Cost is $75 before Aug. 14th for all sessions without meals. (Estimate Meal cost $25) See Pastor Russ with questions about Roundup.

Men’s Breakfast Saturday Aug 18th  , @ 8:00am. Come and bring a friend. It’s always a time of good food & fellowship.

Note: “Something BIG is coming your way in October. Watch and pray!  

You’re Invited—to Tracy and Stephen’s wedding on August 18 at 4:00. Place: 417 SE Uglow. Potluck reception to follow.

Praise God for His Garden! Thanks to everyone who has served the Lord in this ministry!

Ladies: You are invited to a prayer time on Tuesdays—11:00 am at Dana Gilkison’s. Add: 265 SE Walnut St. Dallas

Military BibleSticks: Honor your loved ones with a Commemorative Certificate placed on our Wall of Honor with the purchase of a BibleStick for $25. If you have already donated a BibleStick—that qualifies. Get one today. Each BibleStick will be sent to a Military Chaplain who will place it in the waiting hand of our service personnel. Then pray that God will use it to nourish a soldier or bring one to Himself.

Our Mission Team is recommending we support our military through sponsoring Military BibleSticks as a mission project this year. We will be planning some fundraisers and collecting funds through Patriot Day. (See insert)

Men’s breakfast starts this Saturday at 8am. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Come on out and enjoy a good time of fellowship and good food. We could use your help with some service projects as well.  

Please remember our Missionaries in your daily prayers as they are in need of them every day. We put up new information as they come in on the bulletin board. Please take time to read them as they inform us of their work and their prayer needs. Thank You.

About Membership: This is a step of mutual affirmation. For the applicant—it is to affirm their desire to unite with this local body of believers. It is an alignment with our doctrine, polity, and philosophy of ministry and to walk in covenant community together. For the church family—it is an affirmation that they are co-witnesses together with us of Christ’s life in us—the hope of glory. This is recognition that we have been born of the Spirit and have been baptized together in Christ and that we will walk together in newness of life until Jesus returns. We recognize that this local expression of the body of Christ is but a part of the larger overall expression of the body of Christ in the world.

Missionary Newsletters can be found on our Missions Board in the foyer. All the latest postings can be read there.

E-mail Updates: If you would be interested in getting email reminders about upcoming events, AND/OR encouragements from time to time from Pastor Russ about things God is teaching him—please jot your email address on the sign-up sheet coming around. Thank you.

Prayer Ministry: Please provide your prayer requests so our prayer team can pray for you. Let’s pray for the redemption of many souls this year; and that God would grow our church. Also, please pray for our “War Room” prayer chapel makeover which is nearing completion. Thanks go to those who have been working on that.

Women’s Bible Study: At Dana Gilkison’s. Add: 265 Walnut Ave. Dallas. You can call Dana at 503-510-7752for more info. Study Time: 10:00am.   Thank You!

Librarian’s Reminder: Please check out all library material, whether you use it in your class room or take it home. Please remember to bring back all material that you check out including video’s, this gives others the opportunity to use them. Thank you for your consideration of others. Your Librarian.

Church Library: Please take time to look over our library, we
are always getting new books and Videos in for all ages. For any questions you might have about our library please see Peggy Perkins our Liberian.

All Church Announcements: need to be given to Graceann Trube by Wednesday at 3:00 pm to be printed in the following bulletin. Call the church office: 503.623.4858