JULY 2-3 ANNOUNCEMENTS
ADDITIONAL PRAYERS: Chuck Walter, Alberta McMulin, Vicky King, Barbara Garrison, Chuck Beadles, Carolan Brooks, Tom Tucker, individuals recently affected by the tornadoes and floods, service people and families, and Pastor Lane while he is on his African Mission trip.
CONDOLENCES: Condolences to the family of Rowena Robinson on her passing.
PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY
Contact Dorothy Danner at 641-842-2557.
If you would like to sign up for the e-prayer chain to receive an e-mail any time a request is made for a prayer, please contact Heather at email@example.com or 641-842-3712 with your name and e-mail information.
NEIGHBOR HELPING NEIGHBOR
A special collection is taken the first weekend of every month. These funds go through KAMA to help community needs. Please mark your check memo and/or envelope to identify this purpose to contribute.
The KAMA office hours and days of operation have changed. KAMA is now open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Maria Diminet, our foreign exchange student will be 18 on July 22. Please send a card or letter to Maria in c/o Terry & Cindy Fenoglio, 1604 McKay Drive, Knoxville. They will be mailing her birthday package on 07/12 and would like to include greetings from the church.
Thanks to Ruth Dykstra for supplying the beautiful altar floral arrangements for the Sunday services for all to enjoy and appreciate.
VISITATION PASTOR ART HILL TO RETIRE
After serving as Pastor of Visitation of our church for 10 years, I have decided to retire on July 7, 2011. I will be 75 years old on July 15, 2011 and at this age and with some health concerns, I felt it is time for someone else to assume these responsibilities.
I have developed precious friendships with the older adults and those with health problems in our church family over the past decade and will miss my visits with them. I have also lost a number of them to death over that period, and gained a lot of wisdom from sharing our lives together.
I appreciate the opportunity I have had to continue ministry the last 10 years on behalf of First United Methodist Church. When we moved to Knoxville in 2000, I had just retired after 37 years as a full-time pastor in the Iowa Conference. When I was asked to assume this position as Pastor of Visitation in June 2001, I was pleased to be back in ministry on a part-time level. This job enabled me to do the part of ministry – one-on-one relationships, visiting of shut-ins, elderly and those in hospitals – that I always enjoyed and felt I had gifts for doing well. It has been a fulfilling ministry that I have treasured this past decade, and for that I give you thanks. – With Gratitude, Rev. Art Hill
***A congregational celebration for all of Art’s wonderful years of service will be held in September. Please see the August newsletter and announcements for more details on this celebration.***
Assisting with Services:
8:30 - Liturgist: Phyllis Force
10:45 - Praise Band
Saturday - Brent and Shirley Trabert
8:30 – Ron Adams, Kevin Crawford,
Dick Cushman, Marion Friday, Benny Mott,
Timothy Shepherd, Jonathan Wilson
10:45 – Carolyn Avon, Deb Harvey,
and Johnna Kincaid
8:30 – Billy Gilkerson
8:30 – Kay Jensen
8:30 – Marion and Susan Friday
8:30 – Dick and Darlene Rose