Christ Church Announcements
Sunday September 24, 2017

Your prayers are requested for: Richard Mestler, Sissie Mooney, Nancy Annunziata, Mary Jayne Nehrboss, Patty Keller, Bob Snyder, Ed Fisher, Kevin Cetola, Carol Corsaro, Peter Zaleski, Peter Shanley, Mitch Mooney, Elvira Gonzalez, Pastor Daven Oskvig & Family, Joyce Moser, Mary Landel, Ruth Malone, Jean Ericson, Bob & Betty Kreib, Carolyn Day, Janet Hill, Charles Terranova, Fred & Lynda Painton, Ruth Luss, Shirley Downey. Also in our prayers are Lindsey Darling, Ian Johnson & Christopher Maliken, serving in the US Navy.

The flowers on the Lord’s Table are given by Nora Townsend & Herb Wilber in memory of Herb’s parents, Herb & Correnne Wilber.

Save the Date – Pastor’s Potluck
All are welcome to a Pastor’s Potluck in Crafts Hall next Sunday, October 1 at 12:15 p.m. A sign-up sheet is located in the Café – please bring a dish to share. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

Cleaning & Hygiene Kits
Cleaning supplies and personal care items are needed to complete kits for disaster relief. Bring items to church and look for the marked bins in Crafts hall. Supply lists can be found in in the Café or online at: Please donate only the requested items. Financial donations can also be made to UMCOR, marked Advance #901670. 100% of money donated goes directly to the victims of disaster!

Spiritual Formation Opportunity
Explore Membership Class
Pastor Daven Oskvig will lead an exploration of what it means to be a member of the United Methodist Church. Join him Sunday, October 1 at 10 am.

Seneca Street Celebration
Celebrate 100 years with Seneca Street Church TODAY, September 24 beginning at 1 p.m. There will be guided neighborhood walks and you can look at pictures and videos of the church’s history. At 2 p.m. the building will be rededicated by Bishop Mark Webb and District Superintendent Wayne Butler. Everyone is then invited to enjoy food at 2:30pm! See God’s work in our district and help rededicate a place that brings hope to Buffalo!

Opportunities to Serve
-Greeters are needed each week for both the Casual Praise service at 9 a.m. and the Traditional Worship service at 11 a.m. If you are willing to serve a few times each year, please contact Pam Lopez ( A friendly smile and willing spirit are all you need to help make Christ Church a more welcoming place!
-In order to make the Café an inviting place to gather, volunteers are needed! The Hospitality Team is working to create a schedule of groups and individuals to host the Café on Sunday mornings. To host the Café, contact Michele Sciolino (, 632-0752) or sign up in the Café. If you have never hosted the Café and would like a hands-on training, please contact Michele.

Connection Cards
Please fill out a Connection Card completely once and place it in the offering plate. Unused cards should also be placed in the offering plate. If your contact information changes or you have an idea, comment, or prayer request, please use the Connection Card. Thank you for making Christ Church a welcoming place by making connections!

Bible Reading Plan
September 24: Isaiah 1-3; Galatians 2
September 25: Isaiah 4-6; Galatians 3
September 26: Isaiah 7-9; Galatians 4
September 27: Isaiah 10-12; Galatians 5
September 28: Isaiah 13-15; Galatians 6
September 29: Isaiah 16-18; Ephesians 1
September 30: Isaiah 19-21; Ephesians 2