Happening This Sunday

Sunday June 23, Picnic by the Pond? After worship…if it’s not raining… High school students are invited to Post Family Farm for a picnic by the pond.  Roast hot dogs, go canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, fishing, play lawn games, maybe even go swimming!  WE WILL RESCHEDULE IF IT’S RAINING! We will leave church around noon and be back to church by 3:30 pm.  The Church Van is NOT available so I will need help with transportation!

Next Sunday

Next Sunday June 30, is a Prism Sunday. Our 10am worship will be a combined BES/SES service in the large sanctuary. Rev. Andrew Mead will deliver the message and we’ll welcome our VBS friends who will be worshiping with us. Afterward, plan to stay and enjoy ice cream and coffee during the coffee hour!

Youth News

High School:  Vote for Cedar Point Date! Voting closes today! We will be taking a trip to Cedar Point once every 4 years.  And this is the year! Cost is $40/person (+ food money).  But when should we go?  Vote for 1 (or more!) of these dates:

July 13, July 14, July 28, Aug. 3, or Aug. 4

Write your vote on our voting tally located on a café window at COS.

Church News

Visitors and friends digital kiosk – If you’ve been attending COS (or if it’s your first time here) and you’re interested in becoming more connected, stop by the welcome counter in the cafe area. We have a new digital kiosk, where you’re invited to share email/contact information with us. We’d love to get to know you better!

COS is hoping to appoint a Basic English Service Music Coordinator to help and lead in the planning of the BES worship services that welcome and utilize the creative and spiritual expression of congregants’ gifts.  This is a part time position (12 hours a week for an initial period of one year).  For further details consult the church’s website at coscrc.org/jobs 

Giving Update:

Our giving for Sunday June 16 (including the weekly online giving) totaled $21,378. Our giving for the month of June is currently at $70,264.

An update regarding financials for month end included the following activity:

May 2019                               Actual                 

Receipts                                  $ 85,321

Expenditures                        100,746

Income (Loss)                 $ (15,425)

The general fund balance on May 31 was reported at 21,042. 2018-19 Monthly budgeted receipts were expected to be $119,028. This requires general fund giving to be $29,757 each week. Our May receipts were $85,321.  This was a weekly average of $21,330.

Is Centering Prayer integral to your spiritual life?  This contemplative practice has (re)formed and meets at the Dominican Center, in the Meditation Room behind the Chapel. We gather on alternate Tuesdays from 12:00-12:40 pm: Jul 2, 16, 30 and beyond. Please join us in this traditional Christian communal silence.