Today’s Prayer

They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.  There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. —Revelation 22:4,5 (NIV)

Dear heavenly Father, I look forward to the day when I will see you face to face.   At that time you will know I am yours because, through baptism, you have imprinted your name on my forehead.   And your light will shine so bright that there will no longer be a need for lamps, sun, moon, or stars.  Father, I am thankful to be present now in your majestic creation, but I realize my limitations in seeing your true glory, majesty and greatness.  Father, give me perseverance to continue on and patiently wait for the day when I can live in your light forever.  In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.


Recognition of Baptism

Elijah Lee Schultz was born to our members Dan and Kari on July 1 and was baptized in the hospital that same day. Today we publicly recognize how, though baptism, our Triune God has forgiven Elijah's sins and made him a child of God. We pray for God's blessings upon Elijah, Dan, Kari, and the rest of their family!


Open Forum & Voters’ Meeting

An Open Forum & Voters’ Meeting will be held today, Sunday, July 14 following the worship service and fellowship.  Updates on our various areas of ministry will be shared during the meeting.  A recommendation to replace our current projector and screen with two TVs will also be presented.  Hope to see you there!


Set Sail with the Son

VBS will be held on Monday, July 22—Thursday, July 25 from 6:00-8:00 pm. A free family dinner will be served beginning at 5:15 pm.


Register your child(ren), ages preK-6th grade, here.


Many volunteers—from activity leaders to group helpers to registration to decorating— are needed to help make this event happen.  Please sign up in the narthex or contact Dan Hanke.

Spread the Word

Help spread the word about VBS.  There are posters that can be taken to local businesses.  There are also flyers for you to give to friends and family.


Donations of items are needed.  A list of items is on the bulletin board.  Please take the slip of paper with the items that you are willing to bring and write your name where that slip was.  Please bring items to church by Sunday, July 21.  Please label items “VBS.”  Thank you for your generosity.


Senior Moments

The date has changed for our July Mailboat Tour of Geneva Lake. It will now be Wednesday, July 31.  Mail is delivered to about 75 homes around the lake on a daily basis from June 15 to September 15. We will spend an entertaining 2 1/2 hours aboard the Walworth from 10 am to 12:30 pm (boarding at 9:30). The cost of the tour is $34. After the tour, we will have lunch in Lake Geneva. Sign up on the sheet in the narthex by July 14. We can carpool to Lake Geneva and would plan to leave church at 8:30. Talk to Bob or Julie McGill for more details.  Our summer concert in the park and potluck picnic will be on Sunday, August 25. The concert will begin at 2:00 pm at Lions Legend Park in Franklin. Swing Nouveau, will perform sounds from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and today. Following the concert we will go to Ken and Sue Gawrisch's house for games and a potluck picnic. Bring your lawn chairs and a dish to pass.


Church Picnic

Save the date for Sunday, August 11 for the church picnic.  Food, fun, and fellowship.  Volunteers are needed to help set up, cook the food, run games, and clean up.  We’re also looking for people to bring side dishes and desserts.  Please see the sign up sheet in the narthex or contact Kathi Boziel for more information.


August Newsletter

Please submit items for the August newsletter by Sunday, July 21.


Waterford Parade Thank-You

Thank you to everyone who helped prepare the handouts for the Waterford 4th of July parade.  Special thanks to Nancy Gitzel, Joyce Grimmer, Mark & Colleen Schneider and their grandkids for helping at the parade.  We have extra handouts—if you know someone that you can invite to our VBS, please take an invite to pass along to them.




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Beats for Heartbeats Concert

Celebrate the value of every life through music! Beats for Heartbeats is Saturday, August 10. This free pro-life concert features Rhett Walker, Koine, and Him & Her Worship. Also featuring Jeremy Mattek, speaker for Time of Grace. Doors open to the Silver Lining Amphitheater (Washington County Fair Park) at 4:30 PM. Music starts at 5:30. Bring your own blankets/chairs. A variety of food trucks will be available for your eating pleasure.   Complete details at or call 414-727-8176.