9:00 am Traditional
11:00 am Contemporary Worship
Please plan to
join us for a
APC Family BBQ at the church
Sunday, August 8, 2010
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Message, Music and Fellowship
Hot Dogs and Ice Cream provided by your
Please bring a side-dish, your lawn chair and a
for the Food Pantry.
For the Food Pantry
pantry collection was lower than normal.
August we are
challenging every family to bring in 2 items
more). If each family brings in 2 or more items of food by August 15th,
we can quadruple our July count.
Food Pantry—Most Needed Items
100% Juice (tomato, orange, or
vegetable in a can or plastic bottle)
Fruit (canned in water or 100% juice, not
in heavy syrup)
Vegetables (tomatoes, green beans, mixed
sweet potatoes, canned with no
Beans (dry or canned in water)
Meat (tuna or chicken canned in
Whole-grain dry pasta or egg
Brown rice (regular or
Vegetable soup (low-sodium)
Whole grain crackers (wheat saltines)
Cereal (instant or regular oatmeal with no
sugar added, whole grain
cheerios, wheat chex, wheaties, granola or
Diapers and baby wipes
Fresh whole grain bread items (with
generous expiration dates)
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Personal products (shampoo, soap, feminine
hygiene, toothpaste, or deodorant)
Youth Mission trip to Milwaukee
weary travelers returned from Milwaukee
amid a lightning storm late
on July 23. Though tired, the youth and their
advisors had a successful 2010
mission trip. We made great friends
and had an awesome time serving God and
the citizens of Milwaukee. The theme for this years
trip was “More Jesus,
Me”, so we spent a lot of time trying to focus more on God and His
less on ourselves.
We did some great work in Milwaukee! One of our work crews served
Christian Youth Center, an inner city organization that serves the poverty
stricken neighborhoods. In the
afternoon, this same group worked with children
at the Boys and Girls Club. The other work crew
spent most of their time at an
area assisted living/retirement
home. They made good friends there and learned
the importance of patience and kindness
in the lives of these people. One
this group served for “The Gathering”, a Wednesday night meal
is served in a poor neighborhood. Though none of
group had the
to use the work supplies donated by our congregation, the items
were put to good use! We donated
them to another ministry site called
Lane, a community with low-income housing and a community center.
lot of on-going work needs to be done on the buildings so the supplies were
Thanks for supporting and praying for us as we
embarked on this adventure!
“Handing Your Heart
a retreat with the Psalms.
October 22 & 23
At the Christian Conference
Center in Newton.
participate in a weekend filled with faith, fun and fellowship.
Pre-retreat begins on Friday at 3:00 on:
42—This is the Pits But it Gets Better!
Registration for the weekend starts Friday night from
4:30-6:30. The retreat will conclude
by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.
What an opportunity to get closer to
God and build relationships with other women.
Johnston Presbyterian women have been invited to join us. Visit with participants from previous years—you
will discover you don’t want to miss it this year!
If you are going to college or moving away from home and would still like to keep
up with your church by getting the Encounter, please email the church
office at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your address for the fall of 2010. These addresses will also be put on a
list that will be available on the bulletin board.
The O.W.L.S. from APC and the
O.K. club from Holy Trinity are planning a tour of
the Ankeny John Deere Plant on Thursday,
August 19th. O.W.L.S. will meet at 9:30 a.m. at APC
to car pool to the plant. The tour begins at 10:00 to noon. There
be much walking as the
tour will be mostly on trams around the plant. Those who
would like to do lunch
afterward will be meeting at Old Chicago which is on
Delaware south of the Oralabor intersection and on the right. We must
have a list of
those planning on the tour to
provide to John Deere for security reasons, and we also
need to know how many want
to do lunch for reservations at Old Chicago. Please let
us know if you wish to
attend either or both by Tuesday, August 10th. Contact
Nelson at email@example.com or 964-1546 or Jacque
Hansen at 963-8531.
Worship Ministry Team News
The worship ministry team at its June meeting
studied a document titled
“Invitation to Christ, Font &
Table” a guide to sacramental practices. The team approved putting 5
practices in our worship services, beginning in September.
The 5 practices are:
the font in full view of the congregation.
the font and fill it with water on every Lord’s Day.
cup and plate on the Lord’s Table on every Lord’s Day.
appropriate portions of weekly worship from the font and from
the number of Sundays on which the Lord’s Supper is
We believe these practices will add spiritual
dimension to our worship and
deepen our understanding of our Sacramental Practices.
We invite the members of APC to study this with
us. Copies of the “Invitation
to Christ” are available on the table in the
fellowship hall for your study.
Sandy Wagener, Worship Elder
believe in being a “connected” denomination. We support the “wider
church” while creating
local faith communities. One way we do
this is financially,
through our per capita giving. For each active member (including our
APC gives Presbytery/Synod/General
Assembly (a portion goes to each)
annually. In 2010 this amount was more
than $10,000 of our budget. If you
like to pay your family’s per capita, you are invited to designate a
contribution and place it in the
offering. Thanks to the members who
already done so this year. So far it has made a $2,000 difference to
year’s gifts totaled $2,800 and our goal is to exceed that this
in advance for your generosity.
------ The Finance Ministry
Sunday, August 29, 2010
3 – 7 p.m.
Silent Auction, Music & Tapas
Visit with Kathy and the Pastoral Team live via web cam
Des Moines Social Club, 1408 Locust St
(across from sculpture park in downtown Des Moines)
Tickets: $20 each
available from Marcia McAdoo (ph. 964-5244)
~~ Proceeds support the work of Our Sister Parish in El Salvador
Evening sponsored by Compaņeros
Good News from Corozal, El Salvador!
After many years of
frustrations the land has finally been secured for the community center we
have promised to fund for our partner community! This is a tremendous
step forward for Corozal, and they are anxious to
proceed with their plans for construction. Their next step will be to
develop their building plans and create a budget for the project. We
currently have $9313.16 in our El Salvador Fund for the community
center. This money was raised through the APC cookbook sales, proceeds from
our annual soup and pie fundraiser and your donations. Other projects
we have supported in Corozal since 2003 include the
purchase of fertilizer for their crops, chairs for their community meetings,
water filters, health supplies, and school supplies.
We’ll keep you
updated on the construction progress and further costs and needs for the
community center building. Our next delegation to El Salvador
will be November 8-14, 2010. Contact Marcia McAdoo for more information
(firstname.lastname@example.org or ph: 964-5244).
Don Justo Coffees in one-pound bags (regular roast,
French roast or flavors), A Just Cup of Coffee Mugs, and APC
cookbooks are all available from the coffee cart in the Fellowship Hall.
Contact Marcia McAdoo (964-5244) with questions or special orders.
FAIR TRADE DECAF
COFFEE AND TEA AVAILABLE!
Order forms are
on the coffee cart.
NAME TAGS ! NAME TAGS !
When entering the Church for any function
(Sunday worship, Sunday school, Logos, committee meetings, etc.) grab your name tag and wear it!
CHILDREN WORSHIP BAGS Children Worship
Bags are available for children during the worship hour. Your child may tear out a picture or
activity they chose to complete. All
other items should remain in the bag and be returned to the tree stand in the
center sanctuary entrance.