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A SPECIAL THANKS goes to the congregation for their generous donations to the Peace and Global Witness special offering on World Communion Sunday last week. With the support of The Nor’kirk, we will be able to continue to be a beacon and a witness to Christ both within our own community as well as throughout the world.

THE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet this Wednesday, October 11th at 1:00 p.m. in the Banner Room. We welcome everyone to join this meaningful time of reflection of God’s Word.

THE OCTOBER MISSIONS COMMITTEE MEETING is Wednesday, October 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the Banner Room.  Please plan to attend as the committee discusses upcoming activities for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
HEAR YE BELL RINGERS! Have you ever wanted to try
handbell ringing? Let’s meet at the church on Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 p.m. and ring! Contact Susan Terry at 469-371-4868 or terry.susan@rocketmail.com for more information.

THE OCTOBER HOPE FOR THE HOMEBOUND delivery is next Sunday, October 15th. The signup sheet is on the bulletin board in the church hallway. Please contact John Reas if you are interested in participating in this community outreach service.

OUR NEXT BLOOD DRIVE, hosted by Carter BloodCare, is scheduled for Sunday, October 22nd. The Carter Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot from 8:00 a.m. to noon. With the recent devastation by both Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, blood reserves are critically low now. Please sign up in the Narthex and give the gift of life.

THE NEXT “JUST LUNCH” will be on Thursday, October 26th at 1:00 p.m. at Old House Barbeque (1905 Josey Lane). Come join us!

MO-RANCH 2018 MEN’S CONFERENCE:  MAY 4-6, 2018.  We have most of the beautiful Guest Lodge already reserved for us, and 25 folks have already signed up!  But there is plenty of room for more! The sign up is on the new Bulletin Board in the Hallway. We must finalize payments by January 20th. The cost is $335 per person with a discount for those under 40, $295.  Once you have paid, you will be marked paid on the bulletin board.   Please make checks out to Dave McKenas and give to him, or leave with Front Office for Dave.   Dave will provide you a receipt, coordinate a single payment to Mo-Ranch at the end of January, and serve as The Nor’kirk’s trip coordinator in 2018. It is a bunch of faith, fun, fellowship, folderol, and camaraderie!    Contact Dave McKenas at davidmckenas@gmail.com, or 817-966-3740 with any questions.

PLEASE SHARE with those in need the food supplies from our pantry. The Sharing Closet in the Narthex has canned goods and non-perishable food.

CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sunday 8 October
8:30AM Worship
9:40AM Adult Sunday School
Youth Fellowship in Price Hall
10:00AM Deacon meeting
10:45AM Worship and Children’s Church
12:00PM Worship & Music committee
Monday 9 October
7:00PM Finance committee
Wednesday 11 October
1:00PM Bible Study
6:00PM Orchestra rehearsal
6:30PM Mission committee
7:30PM Choir practice
Thursday 12 October
7:00PM Handbell practice
Saturday 14 October
9:00AM Garden Work Day
Sunday 15 October
8:30AM Worship
9:40AM Adult Sunday School
Youth Sunday School
10:45AM Worship and Children’s Church