Valley Newsletter 1

WORSHIP PREVIEW:

On Sunday, we’ll jump ahead to the story of David, Bathsheba, and her husband Uriah, in 2 Samuel 11.1-15. If you’re reading along, read chapters 6-11 for context. You’ll see David building his capital city, and God discouraging him from building a temple but promising him a different kind of “house” (descendants). Pastor Lee’s message is titled “Think Again: How stories get distorted.” In preparation for this conversation, and our witness time, we hope you’ll consider your own experiences or stories that you thought you knew and then found out there was more to it, or a different way to look at things. All of that is connected with our worship this week.  Follow along with our Order of Worship.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Looking ahead to the Fall: We’re thinking about Sunday School for adults, youth, and children, and would love to have a conversation about what those programs look like. We’re inviting any and all (including the CD Team (Christian Development Team) to meet in the sanctuary on Sunday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. so we can make some timely plans.

Church Work Day Saturday, July 24  9-11:00 a.m.  Come lend a hand at our monthly work day.  We will have a variety of projects inside and out:  picking up the yard of trash and sticks, cleaning up debris from the parking lot, taking down the Christmas lights outside the office and other projects. 

Church Office Schedule: Sheila will be out of the office July 21-26 so please call ahead before stopping by to ensure that someone is available.  The church office will be CLOSED on Monday, July 26.

State Fair Volunteers:  Thank you to those who have signed up to help out at the WDM UMC food booth at the Iowa State Fair.  Now that you have had time to check your calendars, be sure to call/email the office to schedule your time. Here are the shifts available:

Thursday, August 19:  1:45-9:30 p.m. (2)

                                        5:30-9:30 p.m. (3)

West Des Moines Human Services Need of the MonthShampoo and Conditioner.  Feel free to drop items off at the lower doors (just ring the bell) and Emory Cleveland will deliver them to Human Services later this month.  

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