This Sunday PCF will be leading worship and I will be speaking about the Keys of relief. Receiving God’s word into your heart is like having a key that unlocks peace and relief in a stressed out life! Oh if people only knew what the bible had for them they would be re-prioritizing their life seeking these keys daily. Are you hurting? Are you stressed? Are you seeking relief? Do you need an answer? This Sunday may just hold the key you are looking for. God’s word, when accepted into your heart, becomes the most powerful tool in the universe against all that is wrong in this world. Join me this Sunday at 8:45am, 800 north main Edwardsville. I also want to tell you that Jennifer Kaburik will be singing a very special song this Sunday! Come and be blessed. See you there! Love pastor Kent

Announcements: 

FOOD DONATIONS/VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AUGUST 19 . Sunday, August 19 is Children’s Ministry Sunday.  On that morning we will have our Blessing of the Backpacks (all students, pre-K through college are encouraged to bring their school book bags and backpacks to worship for a special blessing for the school year), teachers and school staff will be recognized, Bibles will be given to students entering 3rd grade, plus we will have our annual Community Children’s Ministry Brunch from 9:45 am until 11 am.  Monies raised at this brunch are used to buy winter coats for the children at Head Start each year.  This is a great blessing to those students and parents!  We depend on food items being donated each year.  Sign-up sheets are available in the Hospitality Room.  Please remember to sign up to bring a needed food item for this brunch – if you forget to sign up, call the church office on Monday and we’ll see what is still needed.  Volunteers are also needed to serve and clean up.  Many families have benefited from this ministry through the years thanks to your contributions of time and monetary donations.

Prayers:

Pete Fornof   Please pray for God’s healing touch and for strength as he continues his treatments.

Mike Portell continued prayers for Mike’s healing and recovery from surgery.

Pastor Jackie healing prayers as she continues her treatments for skin cancer and recovers from the surgeries.

Prayers for PCF and IUMC as we both seeks God’s mission and plan for our future.

Praise: Jennifer Kaburik is finished with her Chemo treatments!