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  Beulah Presbyterian Church 9221 148th Avenue Orion, IL 61273  
Volume 14 July 2017

Congregational Life

Beulah is now on Facebook. Beulah Presbyterian Church Facebook page Check into this source for the most up to date information and pictures.

There is a new format for Beulah news. A pdf version of congregational information will now be available in this location. This is a large file which may take some time to download.

July Beulah Land

The Rev. Beth Hamilton is now serving as part-time interim pastor. Pastor Beth plans to be in the office from 9 - 11:30am on Wednesdays every week,and welcomes visits during that time. Her home phone is 309.667.2756, but prefers not to receive calls on her days off (Mondays and Tuesdays), unless it is an emergency, such as a death or a sudden hospitalization.

The start time for Summer Worship Service will remain at 10:40 am. Our Sunday School hour will resume on September 10.

Upcomming Events

July Mission Project
Before you know it, school will be back in session. Many families in the area cannot afford the basic supplies needed to send with their children the first day of school. The Beulah Mission Committee would like to help fulfill this need in our community and we would like all of you to help us. Throughout the month of July we will be collecting school supplies in the church Narthex. A list of suggested items will be available in the Narthex next to the display. We will then distribute these supplies to the needy families. Please watch for those Back to School Sales and help us with this collection. If you prefer to give a monetary donation, the mission committee members will do the shopping for you.

July 30th is Beulah's 5th Sunday "Favorite Hymns Day." Be sure to give Ellen your selections.

On June 25, 2017 four new officers were installed at Beulah. All four officers had been ordained previously. (You are only ordained one time.)
Elders installed were Dennis Morgan and Heather Nichols. Deacons installed were Sherrill Hills and Dale Seaholm. Thank you for answering Godís call to be an officer for three years at Beulah.
Also, thank you was expressed for the five officers going off as elders and deacons. Elders who served six years were Donna Metzler and Carla Zwicker. Deacons who served six years were Barbara Anderson, Carol Browning and Lynn Fritz. Thanks to all for your service to Beulah Presbyterian Church!

The Worship Committee decided to change the name of the fourth monthly Sundays at Beulah from Contemporary Worship Service to a Blended Worship Service. The Contemporary name raises certain expectations for a Worship Service experience at Beulah. We believe a more appropriate name is a Blended Worship Service which is more appropriately described as a traditional Worship Service with special music and some contemporary elements.
The date for our upcoming Blended Worship Service is July 23. If you are interested in participating or have musical favorites, please see Ellen Cooke, Worship Music Leader.

Long-time Beulah member, Jay Grafton, died July 7th. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 on August 26th at Beulah..

Congratulations to Our Graduates

  • Cynthia Peterson-Castro graduated from Black Hawk College with an Associate Degree in General Studies. Cynthia continues her studies in Elementary Education thru Western Illinois.
  • Jared Nichols graduated from United Township High School and is starting at Missouri University of Science & Technology this fall.
  • Trent Zwicker graduated from Western Illinois University with a major in Ag Business and a minor in Ag Economics.

Thank You

Thank You to Beulah's Sewing Group
Thank you so very much for the blankets! These blankets work perfectly for movie night. The kids are enjoying their new schools and sport teams - Will is even trying tee-ball this spring ?. Although it is good to be at my old church, Unity Presbyterian in Waterloo Ė we all miss the great people at Beulah!
Thanks again, Beth, Cate and Will

The newletter also contains the monthly lectionary readings and the prayer list.

2010 Financial Report and 2011 Budget
2011 Financial Report and Proposed 2012 Budget
2012 Financial Report and 2013 Budget
2013 Financial Report and 2014 Budget
2014 Financial Report and 2015 Budget
2015 Financial Report and 2016 Budget

Thought for the day:

We thank you, O God, that you have given us new life and freedom in Jesus Christ. Our faith and our hope are in you. Since our earthly lives pass like the flowers of the field, which bloom today and fade tomorow, we want to be rooted securely in your eternal love. Be known to us as we live from day to day, through the grace of Jesus Christ. Amen

Please keep the following people in your prayers:

Eleanor Garrison Doris Kennedy
Richard SmartSonia Grafton
Dorris Wherry Dave Gould
Gloria Paulsen Carol Schoening
Robert DeVries Mark Johnson
Gary Lovested Jim DeBishcopp
Tim and Bethany Spears Dylan Preston
Jeanne Tennant Blaine Lofgren

New addresses:
Sonia Grafton
Avonlea Cottage Room 26
2021 1st St. E
Milan, IL 61264

Eleanor Garrison
c/o Dan Garrison
7624 Chapman Road
N. Richland Hills, TX 76182

Richard Smart
Summerwood of ChanHassen
575 Lake Drive, Apt. 271
ChanHassen, MN 55317

Grace Day (Friendship Manor)
Apt. 311, Bldg. A
1209 21st Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201

Remember the following people serving the United States

Ellen Bina
Sgt. James Wherry