Choir Rehearsal: Choir rehearsal is held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
Bible Study: The Bible Study group meets every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the parsonage. We are currently in our “Paul the Apostle” Bible Study. See the Bible Study Group page, accessible from the home page of our website, for more information.
Carpenters Table: Thanks to all for your variety of contributions to Carpenters Table, whether it be food donations, food preparation, manual labor, kindness, a good sense of humor, etc. Every contribution is appreciated! Our next date to serve the Carpenters Table meal is Thursday, September 12th. A sign-up sheet for needed food items and volunteers can be found in the Good Shepherd Room. Our remaining dates to serve in 2019 (all on Thursdays) are as follows: October 24th, and December 12th. Please contact Kathy Cromwell at KathleenCromwell@comcast.net, 443-331-3160 (home), or 410-456-7672 (cell) if you are interested in helping or have any questions.
Baust Literary Society: The book selection for August is Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult. For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. As a scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journal, the story races to a mesmerizing finish.
In October, the group will be reading The Killing Floor by Lee Child. Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, GA where in less than an hour he’s arrested for murder (not much of a welcome). All Reacher knows is that he didn’t kill anybody, at least not here, not lately, but he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, GA, not a chance in Hell. Some novelists can write not-notch action and some can create compelling mysteries, but it’s rare to find both skills in a single book.
The Prayer Chain: The Prayer Chain has been reactivated. If you have someone who needs prayers, please email Jane Rodkey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-984-0648.
EBUCC Facebook Page: Check out the church’s newly updated Facebook page. Beth Raver does a fantastic job running and updating the page, so refer to it often. You never know whose picture you may see! Beth is requesting that if any of you are taking pictures that would be nice for the FB page, please send them to her.
Taneytown Caring and Sharing Food Bank: Each church participating in Taneytown Caring and Sharing has been asked to donate certain food/necessity items for each month. EBUCC has been asked for donations of peanut butter and jelly during the month of September. There is a box located in the Good Shepherd Room for collecting these items. Please note that they can always use tuna fish, peanut butter and jelly, or any kind of cereal if you would prefer to donate those items. Jane Rodkey will take EBUCC’s collection to the Food Bank at the end of each month.
Altar Flowers for 2019: Would you like to honor, celebrate, or remember someone or something which is important to you or to our church family? Order forms for the 2019 placement of flowers on the altar or the piano are available at each church entrance. The forms show reserved and remaining dates to reserve altar flowers. We will take care of ordering fresh bouquets from The Cutting Garden for $40 (cash or check payable to “EBUCC”) or you may supply and deliver your own flowers. Only 6 dates remain open for the rest of the year! Once you have completed your information, please give or mail the form to Susan Hardinger.
Please see Bob Miller if you would like to serve as a liturgist or acolyte. Pastor Jeff encourages both youth and adults to volunteer as liturgist.
Prayer Shawls: Kathy Dull and the Sewing Club have been making prayer shawls that are blessed and then given out to those in need of prayer. If you would like to help Kathy and the rest of the Sewing Club to create more prayer shawls see Kathy Dull or Pastor Jeffry Dull.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE BULLETIN ARE DUE TO HELEN MILLER BY 9 AM EACH THURSDAY.