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During this uncertain time, we want to make sure that you know the pastors at Maple Grove are here for you. If you need to speak with a pastor, please email or call them, and they will get back to you promptly.
PA CHILDCARE CLEARANCES DUE The majority of Maple Grove's 5 year volunteer child clearances which were obtained in June 2015 are expiring this summer. Several of you received emails with attached applications. If you prefer to renew online, go to the heading "Ministries" above, click on Kids Ministry and scroll down to find the application which can be filled out, electronically signed and returned online. Please return these asap so that we are in compliance with state law when we return to meeting indoors. There is no fee for volunteers.
Since we aren't receiving a church bulletin, here is the list of upcoming Maple Grove celebrations. You may want to reach out to these folks with a card or call.
8/1 Bree D
8/4 Michael G, Denver G, Galen S
8/6 Chelsea F
8/7 Lily R, Ken S
8/8 Tori B
8/10 Louise M
8/11 Rodney L
8/13 Noah C
8/14 Mike H
8/15 Seth H
8/18 Sue E, Jossy H, Joe L (young)
8/27 Nathan H
8/28 Wanda L
8/29 Andrew K
8/30 Darren L, Judd L, Grace M
8/31 Darlene G, Sue N
8/8 Tim & Carolyn F
8/12 Matt & Megan C
8/19 Dave & Nat L
8/21 Randy & Melanie U (Mexico)
8/22 Mike & Chrisy W
8/24 Nate & Tori B
LANCASTER MENNONITE CONFERENCE'S publication SHALOM NEWS can be read by clicking on this link.
DAVE & KENT L LIVER TRANSPLANT Continue to pray for Dave & Kent through this lengthy healing process. To follow updates, please click on the following link. https://www.caringbridge.org/public/lantzlivertransplant. To sign up for meals, go to takethemameal.com, user name Lantz, password: prayers.
CONGRATULATIONS to Dave & Sue K on the birth of their grandson! Everson Story K was born to Gary & Sarah K, Shelly, Idaho on July 27th and joins 2 brothers and 3 sisters.
MEMBERSHIP & BAPTISM Following the August 16 morning service, we will receive new members and have new believer's baptism at Bare's pond 1600 Swan Road, Atglen, PA. Please pray for our baptism members: Isabella B, Peter H, Shayla H, Marshall K. New member by transfer is Keith H.
MAPLE GROVE'S 2020-21 BUDGET is posted on a white board outside the church building. Paper copies are also on the table with other church periodicals. Please note the separate roof replacement item also listed for affirmation. See Doug L, Finance Lay Minister with any questions about the budget. Affirmation ballots will be presented on Sunday August 23; signed absentee ballots are available until the 23rd..
FAREWELL CELEBRATION Sunday, August 30, Pastor Mike L will be bringing his last message at Maple Grove. Following the service, there will be a meal provided along with a special time to thank Pastor Mike L & Fi for their years of service to Maple Grove. Feel free to bring notes, cards and gifts for them in appreciation of their investment at Maple Grove.
UPDATED CHURCH DIRECTORY PAGES can be picked up Sunday on the outdoor table with other mailbox periodicals.
Please note that Maddy F's phone number should be corrected to 484.712.2363.
Harold & Mary Ellen G's email is now: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryan & Bethany U's address is: 228 Franklin St., Ephrata, PA 17522
CONDOLENCES to the family of Barbara M, age 96 and a longtime member of Maple Grove who passed away at the home of her daughter, Linda S on July 25. A graveside service was held at Maple Grove Cemetery on Saturday, July 31. Following is a note from Linda.
Our sincere thanks for your words of condolence and comfort during the passing of our mother, Barbara
We appreciate all that Maple Grove has meant to our parents and to each of us growing up through the years of faithful ministry. We thank the Lord for such faithfulness.