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Cheney Congregational Church

It was with great joy that we welcomed our new pastor, Rev. Matt Goodale and his wife Meghan on July 7.

Goodale will begin a new series, “A Surprising Family of Faith,” on July 14 at 10 a.m., where he will look at how all of us encounter God in unique ways. Our faith journeys may look different, but they are all embraced by God, who uses each of our stories to reveal a different texture, color or shade of God’s love for us all.

He will preach this week on Jacob, who revealed through his encounter with God that we worship a God whose love is vast enough to embrace our wrestling and questioning.

The “Lunch Bunch” will meet at noon on Thursday, July 11, and the communications team at 1 p.m. Men’s breakfast is at 7:45 a.m., Sunday, July 14, at Cheney Marketplace. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 15.

Harvey Zacker will present “The Ancient Art of Flintknapping,” a demonstration and display of finished stone tools used by Native Americans for survival, on Wednesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. It’s free and open to the public at 423 N. 6th St.

Join us Sundays at 10 a.m. to hear our fine young pastor. At Cheney Congregational Church we welcome everyone, regardless of where they are on their faith journey.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us Sunday, July 14, at 10:30 a.m. Fellowship follows the worship service.

Vacation Bible School “Adventure Awaits” begins Monday, July 15, and runs through Friday, July 19. VBS begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. daily. All children entering first- through sixth-grade this fall are welcome to attend. For registration forms go to http://www.emmanuelcheney.org. Forms are located on our home page, or click the “Ministries” tab at the top of the page.

All are welcome to visit Emmanuel’s Little Free Library and Free Community Pantry located at 639 Elm St. Donations of books, non-perishable food, and personal care items for all ages are always accepted. Both are open to the community 24/7. Emmanuel thanks you for our continued support of this outreach ministry to our neighbors in need.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

A welcoming haven nourishing all God’s people in body, mind and spirit. Holy Eucharist is at 11 a.m. The Rev. Christine Soule will preach and preside.

The ELM program will resume this fall.

Our community vegetable garden is growing and we look forward to giving this fresh, healthy food-to-come to the Cheney Food Bank.

Fellowship breakfast is each Thursday at 7:30 a.m. All are welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the parish hall.

For your contemplation: “I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear; those of the mechanics each one singing his, as it should be, blithe and strong; the carpenter singing his, as he measures his plank or beam, the mason singing his, as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work; the boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck; the shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench-the hatter singing as he stands; the wood-cutter’s song-the ploughboy’s, on his way in the morning, or at the noon intermission, or at sundown; the delicious singing of the mother.-.or of the young wife at work - or of the girl sewing or washing - each singing what belongs to her, and to none else; the day what belongs to the day - at night, the party of young fellows, robust, friendly, singing, with open mouths, their strong melodious songs.” Walt Whitman

United Methodist Church

It’s a big weekend at the United Methodist Church as we host our annual parking lot sale. Come by the church at 204 4th St. between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, and name your own price on most things from a huge assortment of household items and clothing. There will be yummy baked goods for sale as well.

Sunday morning, pastor Alissa Bertsch will preach and continue a sermon series based on Simon Peter. This week we will explore Peter’s denial of Christ. Worship begins at 10 a.m. and all are welcome.

You may call the church office for additional information on other worship and study opportunities.

 

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