Huron Shores Fellowship

July 26, 2015

THIS WEEK AT HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP
TODAY, July 26, 2015
9:00 a.m. Prayer Time in the prayer room
9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study for all ages
10:45 a.m. Worship Service
Infant and Toddler nurseries are available
6:30 p.m. Sm. Group at Church with Szczepanik/Englund hosting
7:00 p.m. Sm. Group at Bill & Mary Hardies (742-4614) with
Forsyth/Hardies hosting.
MONDAY, July 27
6:30 a.m. Sr. High – Michigan Adventure
2:30 p.m. Jr. High Bible @ the Beach (near Band Shell)
6:00 p.m. Christian Life and Growth Team
6:30 p.m. Sm. Group at John & Doris Feys home (471-5306) Feys hosting
TUESDAY, July 28
6 – 8 p.m. Jr. High Drop in, Sid & Sandy Rhind
6:00 p.m. Sm. Group at Jon & Karen Gonsler home (727-3377) Gonzler’s hosting
WEDNESDAY, July 29
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice
THURSDAY, July 30
12:00 Women’s Fellowship at Cabin Creek Café

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING SCHEDULED – NEXT SUNDAY
Congregational Meeting on Sunday, August 2nd. This will be an important meeting, a time to hear what the leadership is doing. Please plan to attend. Following the meeting will be a potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to share. Good food – good fellowship – good time!

CHURCH BABY SHOWER
Tuesday, August 4 at 6:00 in the fellowship hall. Ladies, please join us for a baby shower for Dawn & Brian Manion and baby boy Aidan Michael born May 28, 6 lbs. 15 oz. Ladies, please bring a dish to pass.

FALL WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAMMING
We are in need of staff for our Fall Wednesday Night Programming. We need teachers, workers and helpers for pre-school thru our BLAST group. We also need nursery workers so the workers can give their undivided time to share with the children. Also, looking for someone to head the Wednesday night supper program. Please, if you can help in some way, let us know – we need you! There is a green sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex.

NOTICE
We will not be having a Vacation Bible School at Huron Shores Fellowship this year.

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS
We need your bulletin announcements in the office no later than Wednesday morning. The bulletin is readied on Thursday, so please plan ahead.
*Our weekly bulletin announcements are posted on the church webpage https://huronshoresfellowship.org/ every Thursday. In addition, special events and other updates are posted there as well. Don’t remember to check the webpage? No problem! You can subscribe and you’ll receive an e-mail notice whenever new content is posted to the page (generally 1 or 2 a week). Visit the webpage and subscribe by clicking on the subscription box below and to the right of the cover photo.
* Also available- the AUGUST CALENDAR (monthly calendar) is available on the web site and is now available on paper copy in the information basket in the Narthex,

SMALL GROUPS
Small groups will meet this week. You’re welcome to come to a group that meets on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday evening. We’ll gather for about an hour for fellowship and light refreshments and we’ll have discussion about how we can apply this week’s sermon to our daily lives. Our sermon series is “Hurry Up and Wait”. Please join us at one of the gatherings.

YOU ARE INVITED!
Open Church Wedding of Linda Lee Plume and Douglas Paul Gehl
August 15, 2015 – 1:00 p.m. at Huron Shores Fellowship
Cake and Coffee Reception
in the Fellowship Hall immediately follow the service                         Please RSVP to Peg at 989-595-8861 by August 1, 2015
YOUTH MISSION TEAM
We had an incredible week serving in Ohio! We want to thank all of you for the support you gave by praying and by supplying tools and household items. You made a great difference in the lives of our youth and the two families that we served. Also, a big thank you to the behind-the-scenes people that made this trip possible, including Pat Harrison, Laura Kowalski, Mel Miller and Shannon Sherwin. Thank you all for being Christ!!! Youth Mission Team

Sermon Series: Hurry Up and Wait

.hurry and wait Click here to listen to the message titled “Waiting for God’s Anointed” given by Pastor Jack Lynn on July 19, 2015

Bulletin – July 19, 2015

THIS WEEK AT HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP
TODAY, July 19, 2015
9:00 a.m. Prayer Time in the prayer room
9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study for all ages
10:45 a.m. Worship Service
Infant and Toddler nurseries are available
6:30 p.m. Sm. Group at Church with Szczepanik/Englund hosting
7:00 p.m. Sm. Group at Bill & Mary Hardies (742-4614) with
Forsyth/Hardies hosting.
MONDAY, July 20
2:30 p.m. Jr. High Bible @ the Beach (near Band Shell)
6:30 p.m. Sm. Group at John & Doris Feys home (471-5306) Feys hosting
TUESDAY, July 21
7:30 p.m. Jr. High Drop Bowling
6:00 p.m. Sm. Group at Barry & Mary Wentz home (471-5239)
Wentz hosting
WEDNESDAY, July 22
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice
THURSDAY, July 23
12:00 Women’s Fellowship at Cabin Creek Café
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING SCHEDULED
The Congregational Meeting will take place on Sunday, August 2nd right after the Worship service. Plan now to be present.

TUESDAY BIBLE STUDIES
During the month of July, the Tuesday Bible Study groups will be taking a break for a few weeks. Studies will resume in August.

FALL WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAMMING
We are in need of staff for our Fall Wednesday Night Programming. We need teachers, workers and helpers for pre-school thru our BLAST group. We also need nursery workers so the workers can give their undivided time to share with the children. Also, looking for someone to head the Wednesday night supper program. Please, if you can help in some way, let us know – we need you! There is a green sign up sheet on the table in the Narthex.

CHURCH BABY SHOWER
Tuesday, August 4 at 6:00 in the fellowship hall. Ladies, please join us for a baby shower for Dawn & Brian Manion and baby boy Aidan Michael born May 28, 6 lbs. 15 oz. Ladies, please bring a dish to pass.

NOTICE
We will not be having a Vacation Bible School at Huron Shores Fellowship this year.

SMALL GROUPS
Sign up to join a small group that will meet the weeks of July 19 and 26! You’re welcome to come to a group that meets on either Sunday, Monday or Tuesday evening. We’ll gather for about an hour for fellowship and light refreshments and we’ll have discussion about how we can apply that week’s sermon to our daily lives. Our sermon series will be called “Hurry Up and Wait,” and over those two weeks we’ll look at the lives of God’s people throughout Scripture and how God worked in their lives through times of waiting. Please plan to join a group even if you’re not able to attend both weeks!

YOU ARE INVITED!
Open Church Wedding of Linda Lee Plume and Douglas Paul Gehl
August 15, 2015 – 1:00 p.m. at Huron Shores Fellowship
Cake and Coffee Reception
in the Fellowship Hall immediately follow the service                         Please RSVP to Peg at 989-595-8861 by August 1, 2015

IN APPRECIATION
Dear Church Family,
Words cannot express how thankful we are for all your support during this difficult time in our lives! We know you have been, and will continue, praying for us, which we greatly appreciate! Also, thank you for the beautiful flowers and providing a wonderful dinner following Sharyl’s Memorial Service. Many commented on how fantastic the food tasted! The many words of encouragement have given us the energy to face each new day. We continue to praise God for the love He has shown through this time. His Amazing Love and Grace continue to give us Amazing Strength! Thank you again.
In HIS Love, Russ Godfrey and Family

Congregational Update – July 12, 2015

UpdateOver the last several months the leadership team of Huron Shores Fellowship with support from the Strategic Ministry Planning team, has intentionally taken time to prayerfully and carefully seek the Lord for the direction of our church. The Servants Team met last week and provides this update to the congregation on several topics:

As was announced last month, The Servants Team made a decision to form a Pastor Search Team. Many people submitted their names for consideration to be on the Pastoral Search Team, more than the 7-9 called for in our Bylaws. The Servants Team gave prayerful and thoughtful consideration to the names that were submitted. We then selected and affirmed a team of 9 people. We are now in the process of contacting those people to confirm their commitment. Once we hear back from those selected, we will announce the team to the congregation.

The second action we took was to form a Governance Structure Committee. We have heard from many members over the last several months that our current leadership model is not working and is ineffective. We took those comments seriously and have formed a committee to review and modify our bylaws to be more relevant to support our efforts to make followers of Jesus Christ. We are in the process of contacting member to confirm their commitment to this Governance Structure Committee. It is our hope to present new bylaws to the congregation for a vote at the Annual Meeting in late September or early October.

The third action, based on recommendation from the finance team, is to look at the role and function of the interim pastor position; we will be spending the next 30 days reviewing our commitment to this role and will have a discussion at the next Servants Team meeting on how this role could be modified.

The fourth action was to set a date for the next Congregational Meeting where we will have Ministry Team updates and more information regarding the Pastoral Search and Governance Committees. That Congregational meeting will take place on Sunday, August 2nd, right after the Worship Service.

Please continue to be in prayer as God prepares the heart for someone to be our new pastor, pray for the Pastoral Search Team, and the Servants Team, and for the journey that lies ahead of us.

~ The HSF Servants Team

 

 

Sermon Series: Hurry Up and Wait

Hurry Up and Wait

Click here to listen to the message titled “Trusting God in Times of Waiting” given by MaryBeth Englund on July 12, 2015.

Sermon Series: Don’t go to Church, Be The Church

Click here to listen to the message titled “Become the Church” given by Pastor Jack Lynn on July 5, 2015.

Bulletin – July 12, 2015

THIS WEEK AT HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP

TODAY, July 12, 2015
9:00 a.m. Prayer Time in the prayer room
9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study for all ages
10:45 a.m. Worship Service
Infant and Toddler nurseries are available
7:00 p.m. Small Group at Bill & Mary Hardies (742-4614)
MONDAY, July 13
2:30 p.m. Jr. High Bible @ the Beach (near Band Shell)
5:00 p.m. Worship and Arts Team
6:00 p.m. Finance Team
6:30 p.m. Small Group at John & Doris Feys home (471-5306)
TUESDAY, July 14
6:00 p.m. Jr. High Drop-in at the Englund’s, 2050 Riverview Dr.
6:00 p.m. Small Group at home of Jon & Karen Gonsler (727-3377)
WEDNESDAY, July 15
5:30 p.m. SUMMER FAMILY WEDNESDAY NIGHT (see below)
THURSDAY, July 16
12:00 Women’s Fellowship at Cabin Creek Café
SATURDAY, July 18 – The Youth Mission Trip group will be returning.

SUMMER FAMILY NIGHT
KICK-OFF PICNIC-rain or shine-come to the (covered) Pavilion at Starlite Beach this Wednesday, July 15 at 5:30. There’ll be games taught, stories told, good food and fellowship. We’ll have a slow bike race, and a shoe-kick and swimming for the kids. Choir will have a brief practice. Please bring a dish to pass, your own beverage, and a lawn chair. Watermelon and table service will be provided. What an opportunity to invite friends! ( Note: earlier hour is to allow time for those who plan to attend the 7:00 Community Worship Gathering at the bandshell sponsored by Finding Hope.)

TUESDAY BIBLE STUDIES
During the month of July, the Tuesday Bible Study groups will be taking a break for a few weeks. Studies will resume in August.

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS
We need your bulletin announcements no later than Wednesday morning. The bulletin is readied on Thursday, so please plan ahead.

SR. HIGH MISSION TRIP
Remember to pray for our mission team as they serve in Middleton. Please sign up in the narthex to pray at specific times for our team this week. They departed yesterday and will return Saturday. Thank you for your faithful prayers.
Team members include:
Stephanie McNeil, Maggie Sytek, Emily Kozlowski, Maren Winter Kaitlyn Schultz, Chase Sherwin, Alec LeTourneau, Jacob Washburn Jacob Gapske, Jakob Lewis, Kyle Suprine, Ely Irving, Chuck Sherwin, Whitnie McNeil.

4th of July

4th of July 2015

Bulletin – July 5, 2015

THIS WEEK AT HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP
TODAY, July 5, 2015
9:00 a.m. Prayer Time in the prayer room
9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study for all ages
10:45 a.m. Worship Service
Infant and Toddler nurseries are available
TUESDAY, July 7
10:00 a.m. V.B.S Volunteers and Helpers Meeting (see below)
6:00 p.m. Sr. Hi meet @ Maren Winter’s house
WEDNESDAY, July 8
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice at the Church
THURSDAY, July 9
12:00 Women’s Fellowship at Cabin Creek Café

IMPORTANT V.B.S. MEETING
We are planning a very important meeting to decide if we have enough volunteers (teachers and helps) to be able to schedule this ministry. Please, if you can help us, plan to be there Tuesday, July 7 at 10 a.m. If you can’t make the meeting please call Sandy Ross (340-0012) ahead of time.

TUESDAY BIBLE STUDIES
During the month of July, the Tuesday Bible Study groups will be taking a break for a few weeks. Studies will resume in August.

SUMMER FAMILY WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Wednesday, July 15th- 5:30 (note: earlier time) at Starlite Beach Pavilion will be our kick-off for potluck picnics. Featured that night will be a shoe-kick for kids, a repeat of last year’s slow-bike race, and storytelling by master storyteller, Russ Lewis. We’ll provide table service and watermelon; please bring a dish to pass, your own beverage, and lawn chairs for an evening of fun and fellowship.

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS
We need your bulletin announcements no later than Wednesday morning. The bulletin is readied on Thursday, so please plan ahead.

SR. HIGH MISSION TRIP
We need your prayers as we prepare!
Check out our building donation station as we work together to reach our goal for building materials. We are collecting cans/bottles at the Sunday school entrance through July 5th.

THANK YOU FOR PRAYING …for our mission team as they prepare for times of service. We will be leaving July 11th and traveling to serve in Middleton, Ohio.
Team members include:

Stephanie McNeil, Maggie Sytek, Emily Kozlowski, Maren Winter Kaitlyn Schultz, Chase Sherwin, Alec LeTourneau, Jacob Washburn
Jacob Gapske, Jakob Lewis, Kyle Suprine, Ely Irving,
Chuck Sherwin, Whitnie McNeil

SMALL GROUP SIGN UP

Sign up to join a small group that will meet the weeks of July 12, 19 and 26! You’re welcome to come to a group that meets on either Sunday, Monday or Tuesday evening. We’ll gather for about an hour for fellowship and light refreshments and we’ll have discussion about how we can apply that week’s sermon to our daily lives. Our sermon series will be called “Hurry Up and Wait,” and over those three weeks we’ll look at the lives of God’s people throughout Scripture and how God worked in their lives through times of waiting. Please plan to join a group even if you’re not able to attend all three weeks!

Call Judy Duncan at (989) 358-0047 or email her at hsf.alpena@gmail.com if you’re able to attend and let her know which of the three nights will work best for you. More details about the groups will follow.

HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP
3558 M-32 West, Alpena, MI 49707 (989) 358-0047
Ministers: The Entire Congregation
Jack Lynn, Interim Pastor
Judy Duncan, Secretary
Email: hsf.alpena@gmail.com
Website: http://www.huronshoresfellowship.org

Small Group Sign-up

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Sign up to join a small group that will meet the weeks of July 12, 19 and 26! You’re welcome to come to a group that meets on either Sunday, Monday or Tuesday evening. We’ll gather for about an hour for fellowship and light refreshments and we’ll have discussion about how we can apply that week’s sermon to our daily lives. Our sermon series will be called “Hurry Up and Wait,” and over those three weeks we’ll look at the lives of God’s people throughout Scripture and how God worked in their lives through times of waiting. Please plan to join a group even if you’re not able to attend all three weeks!
Call Judy Duncan at (989) 358-0047 or email her at hsf.alpena@gmail.com if you’re able to attend and let her know which of the three nights will work best for you. More details about the groups will follow.