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THE  ARLINGTONIAN
June  2019


TABLE OF CONTENTS
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NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
MOTHER’S DAY 2019 - BLANKET GIFTS
JUNE MEETINGS
SERVING SCHEDULES
SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE
ARLINGTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH DIRECTORY
EXERCISES FOR SENIORS
PATIENT’S PATIENCE
2019 FATHER’S DAY — HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
   
   
CONTENTS


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NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

For the July Issue of the Arlingtonian, the deadline is June 23.  Please e-mail articles to the church office or give them to Bro. Lee.

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MOTHER’S DAY 2019 - BLANKET GIFTS

We collected $150 for CWS Blankets.  Thank you!

Jean Cox In Honor of Joann Cox, Michele Frazer
In Memory of Betty Frazer, Ellen Burchell, Ollie Reynolds, Helynn Stewart
Margaret Ditchen In Honor of Debbie Ditchen Bateman, Judy Ditchen
Mandy, Mark, & Porter Gumbert In Memory of Anne Anderson, Barbara Borchardt
Joe & Sheryl Jones In Memory of Margaret Jones
Sheryl and Joe Jones In Memory of Helynn Stewart
Bill & Pat McCray In Honor of Rebecca McCray
Peggy Myers In Memory of Pat Darnell, Martha Darnell, Anne Brown, Jeannette Hicks
Betty & Al Nevius In Memory of Elizabeth Eason


La Puente:  CWS Blankets warms rural Colorado (in part from CWS.org)

The women of our congregation have been actively involved with the Church World Service Blanket Program for many years.  They have been helping to keep our neighbors warm by providing blankets to families here in the United States and around the world.

What difference can a blanket make?

A blanket can provide warmth to a victim of a flood or fire or serve as bedding to a guest in a homeless shelter or be a gift of welcome to a newly arrived refugee or migrant worker.

And last year blankets made a difference in the lives of families living in Colorado's rugged and rural San Luis Valley.  In a remote area of the San Juan Mountains called "the flats," many homes don’t have running water or electricity.  During the winter, when temperatures drop to life-threatening lows, many of these families heat their homes using only firewood.

Often their firewood runs out before the winter ends.  That’s where our help comes in.  Because of our support of the CWS Blankets Program, Church World Service provides blankets to many organizations and nonprofits, including La Puente, a mission that provides services to the families living in "the flats."

At the beginning of last winter, Robert Lockwood, one of the case managers for the Rural Outreach Initiative, delivered the blankets to these families.  The warm, wool CWS Blankets were a welcomed gift.

Robert, the caseworker who delivered the blankets said, "...we are grateful for the support of Church World Service as we could not do what we do without your continued generosity and belief in our mission. Thank you..."

People of our church have given a special offering in honor or memory of a mother or woman to help provide blankets and other emergency items to families all around the world.

They have funded blankets that can provide warmth and shelter, comfort and privacy, and healing and hope wherever God’s people may need care.

We have so much to share.  Thank you.

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JUNE MEETINGS

The Stewardship Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4.

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SERVING SCHEDULES

Elders
  Bread Cup
June 2 Lonnie Jackson Peggy Myers
June 9 Joe Jones Steve Bowman
June 16 Lonnie Jackson Joe Jones
June 23 Steve Bowman Peggy Myers
June 30 Lonnie Jackson Steve Bowman

Devotional: Lonnie Jackson

Home Communion Visitation:
 Steve Bowman, Lonnie Jackson
 Joe Jones
 
Deacons

Serving Communion:  Michele Ross and Barbara Sharp
Communion Prep and Clean-Up:  Cathy Hunt
 
Liturgists

June 2 Pam Proffitt
June 9 Paula Jackson
June 16 Larry Brown
June 23 Lonnie Jackson
June 30 Betty Nevius

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SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE

9:00 - 11:45 a.m. Nursery (infants through age 5)
9:10 - 10:00 a.m. Church School Classes
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time
10:30 a.m. Worship Service

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ARLINGTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH DIRECTORY

Copies of the directory are available in the church office.  Stop by to pick up your copy, or give us a call at (859) 252-4393, and we will get one to you.

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EXERCISES FOR SENIORS

You know how important exercise is as we grow older.  Here are a few suggestions.

I start by standing outside, behind the house, with a five-pound potato sack in each hand.  I extend my arms straight out to my sides and hold them there as long as I can.

After a few weeks, I moved up to 10-pound potato sacks, then 50-pound potato sacks and finally I got to where I could lift a 100-pound potato sack in each hand and hold my arms straight out for more than a full minute!

Next, I started putting a few potatoes IN the sacks, but I would caution you not to overdo it.

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PATIENT’S PATIENCE

You’ve probably heard this from me before.  In my 15 plus years of ministry I have made several hospital visits.  They range from being with the family of someone having a 10-minute colonoscopy (you would have to know the family) to being there when someone was having a 17-hour surgery to have an artificial heart put in (same family).  As I became more experienced in these visits I added something to my bedside prayer.  In addition to praying for strength and healing, I now include a prayer for patience (not just for the patients).

We have become a impatient society where waiting two minutes for a Big Mac is an unforgivable thing.  Any person who has dealt with injury or illness knows that recovery and healing takes a lot longer than being served the Big Mac.

No one has ever claimed being a patient in a hospital is an enjoyable experience.  To make matters worse, nothing ever happens at our convenience.  Hurry up and wait - and wait.  It is easy to lose our patience as patients.  When someone complains that it takes forever for the call button to be answered, I remind them they are fortunate their situation doesn’t require an immediate response.

When we go home to continue healing, and our caregiver is someone we love, it is still difficult to be a patient patient.  It is even more difficult being the caregiver - and being patient with the patient who is being an impatient patient.

The Gospels tell us miracle stories where Jesus healed a few people instantly as a gift of God.  The doctors and nurses we turn to now take a little longer, but they still are gifted by God with skills and a desire to heal.

Thank God for healing - and be a patient patient - or have patience with your patients.

Lee

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2019 FATHER’S DAY — HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, we honor our fathers for their devotion and care for their children.  As a way to honor a father, you are invited to give a donation to Habitat for Humanity in his honor or memory.  Each donation will be used to help Habitat for Humanity build homes, communities, and hope.

Monetary donations may be made in honor or memory of a father.  Please complete the form below if you wish to have your gift acknowledged.  A full listing of those honored will be published in the next newsletter.  Checks should be made payable to "Arlington Christian Church" with a notation "Father’s Day" in the memo line and returned to:

Arlington Christian Church
1206 N. Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40505

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2019 Father’s Day Habitat for Humanity Gift
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Acknowledgement of the gifts will be published in the bulletin and in the July Arlingtonian.

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