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12 Wednesday, October 23, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Atlanta, will have an open house on Hallow- een evening. Take a break from the "trick or treating" and stop by for some cider and donuts. The Church is located on M-33 next to The Dinner Table. Hope to see you there. The Congregational United Church of Christ in Lewiston invites you to worship with us this Sun- day, Oct. 27. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Pas- tor David L. Engel will be bringingthemessage"Bal- ance is Key!" Doug Wilmot is the liturgist, Roberta Hanna and Denise Makranyi are the musi- cians. The scripture read- ings are Joel2: 23-27, Psalm 65, 2 Timothy 4: 6-8, 16-18 and Luke 18: 9-14. No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here at the Congregational United Church of Christ. The Board of Diaconate will meet Sunday, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. If you are unable to attend, please contact Jim Madison. October birthday bless- ings to Doug Wilmot, Oct. 28; Roberta Hanna, Oct. 29, Ralph Mitchell, Oct. 30, Lydia Ruttman and Michael Stadden, Oct. 31; and happy November birthday to Heather Huston, Nov. 1 and Mary Ann Bott, Nov. 2. Fr. Gerald Rehagan cel- ebrates holy communion at Calvary Episcopal Church, this last week of Oct. at the 11 a.m. Coffee and fellowship follow in the Founders' Room. Please join us. This past weekend, the Hillman High School Class of 1946 celebrated their 67th class reunion at Calvary's Founder's Room. Margaret Ranger Elwood, Calvary and class member, organized the event attended by21 class- mates and spouses. The group enjoyed a social hour then a Swiss steak dinner with all the trim- ---- mings, topped off with apple pie and ice cream. Margaret reported that the original class of about 28 members traveled to Washington DC for their class trip, visiting monu- ments, the national cem- etery, and Capitol Hill. They traveled by school bus and were all perfect angels on the week long trip, or at least that's how Margaret remembers it! Congratulations Class of '46! Mark your calendar and plan to make the jaunt to Long Rapids on Friday of this week for the Grace Episcopal soup and sand- wich supper. Service starts at 4:30 p.m. This week's prayer list in- cludes our vestry and our congregation as we work together to meet our church mission statement "Love God; love your neighbor; Serve both!" Members and friends who need prayer for healing, support and guidance in- clude Denise, Earlene, Phyllis, Mary, Rosemary, Hec and Michelle. Please pray for these individuals, those who seek employ- ment and legislators in bothWashington and Lan- Sing. Don't forget to thank God for all of the blessings He provides in your life each day too! We've got lots of birthday wishes to send out before the month ends. Here's the birthday list: James MacQueen IV, Oct. 21; Tyler Barrie, Oct. 24; Kelsi Barrie, Oct. 25; Jesse Marquardt, Oct. 26; Joel Marshall, Willard Klein and Alaine MacQueen, Oct. 27; Michael Porter and Diane Connon, Oct. 28; Gilbert Novotny, Oct. 30; and Gary Rose, Oct. 31. Happy anniversary wishes to Burdette and Karen Porter on Oct. 29. If you'd like information on services or activities at the church, please leave a message on the answering system and we'll be sure to call you back. The church number is 989-742-3111. Have a blessed weeld The Hillman United Methodist Church will be hosting a Trunk or Treat Halloween Party in the parking lot on Saturday, October 26 from 4-6 p.m. Parents and kids are in- vited to decorate their cars and join in. There will be a small prize for best deco- rated trunk. Games, hot dog, beverages will be pro- vided, and there will be fun for aU. There will be a rummage sale in the fellowship hall on Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All clothing and items will be $1 a bag. Pastor Lisa Kelley chose "Faith to Teach the Truth" as the title for her sermon, which was based on scrip- ture from 2 Timothy 3:14- 4:5. The choir sang and was accompanied by Jane Hardies on the piano. Wayne Caswell acted as acolyte andWayne and Bill Morrison were ushers. Please pray for those on the prayer list, for church growth, our pastors, people in our community, our military personnel and their families, our nation, and those who are travel- ing. Birthday blessings go to Emma Elkie and Linn Shifter, Oct. 23, and Jacob Barsen on Oct. 26. If you know of someone who would like a visit, please let Pastor Lisa know. Choir practice will not be held on Oct. 24, but there be a Missions & Evange- lism meeting at 6 p.m. Please be prepared for the Noisy Offering on Oct. 27. Breakfast will be served in the fellowship hall fol- lowing services on that day. Please remember our prayer requests. Everyone have a blessed week. At First Baptist Church of Atlanta, we have had some wonderful guest speakers in our recent worship ser- vices, along with some great music and fellow- ship. We would like to invite and make welcome any and all who would like to be inspired by a special service to be presented at our church on Wednesday, October. 23 at 7 p.m. Pas- tor Jim Warner from the Onaway Baptist Church will be showing a special video by the Billy Graham organization, entitled "My Hope America," explain- ing a special crusade, which shows some very interesting people sharing their personaltestimonies, which changed their life completely. Come out and be in- spired and enjoy this spe- cial service and fellowship with our congregation here at First Baptist Church of Atlanta. We are located just west of the At- lanta school on Lake 15 Road. Bethlehem Church in Lewiston will be celebrating Reformation this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Thiel will base his sermon on Psalm 46 and it is rifled "The Right Wor- ship of God." We worship God rightly when we Fear Him, Glorify Him, and Worship Him where He wants - in Christ. The divine worship ser- vice will end with the mighty hymn "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God." The congregation at At- lanta Congregational United Church of Christ welcomed Pastors Keith Lutheran - and Ginny back from a much-deserved vacation this past Sunday. The list of those for whom we are offering prayers is lengthy and includes the following: Lynda Utt, Dave Anderson, Rich Smith, Wanda Rogers, Eileen McMurphy, Bud and Nan Plane, Tyler English, Nancy Jimkoski, Anne Forrester, Keith Titus, Beth Benac, Jim Sipe, unspoken prayer, and the Stevens family. Congratulations to Judge Ben and Patty Bolser who are celebrating their 34th wedding anniversary. Pastor Keith and Tom , lOam