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Our Sunday Services start at 10:30 am, every Sunday! All are welcome to our church, invite friends and family. Thank you for your support.

THIS SUNDAY 8/20 Windshield or Rearview Mirror? ~Pastor Dan

What a difference the view makes. When we look forward we have boldness, when we focus on what is ahead we have a tendency to look to where God is taking us. When we look back we many times live in fear of the past and have a hard time being bold. This week I want to encourage you to look to the future and where God is taking you with boldness knowing he is in control.

Exodus 14:8-10

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THANK YOU BARTL FAMILY

Sunday, August 20th will be Pastor Dan’s last Sunday here before they move to Alabama. Plan to stay after the service to say thank you to Dan and Carol and their boys. (There will be a basket for cards).

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CHILDREN’S CHURCH SUMMER UPDATE

Children’s Church (4 YEARS TO 4TH GRADE) will be taking a break in July and August! (Nursery is still provided for kids ages 3 and under). We appreciate our teachers and workers and want them to have some time off. During this “off” time we will have the kids come forward during the service for a story especially for them! There will also be activity sheets available from the ushers.

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TOWN HALL MEETING

Immediately following the service on Sunday, 8/27, this meeting will be an information session with details from the board about the transition moving forward.

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TINY HOUSES IN THE NAME OF CHRIST

Meeting on Sunday 8/27 @ 2:00pm at The Island Church - Come see our power point video and get an update on our progress.

For more information, call Coyla at 360-321-4083 or text 360-969-9444

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ISLAND CHURCH PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION

Wednesday—August 23rd 10:00-11:00am

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WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY OF LUKE

Wednesdays, September 13 - December 6 (week before Thanksgiving off). Cost is $30.00 (financial assistance available). Join us for fellowship, support through the discussion and prayer, a little study homework, and teaching from David Arthur. Please let Marilyn Simmons (360-341-6311) know by 8/30 if you are interested. Time is needed to get materials!

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LOOKING FOR A WAY TO SERVE?

The greeter’s ministry is looking for happy people of ALL ages able to make our church feel like home. You’d get to be on a great team, serving once a month on Sunday mornings.

Contact Cassie Nichols clnichol@whidbey.com with your availability.

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READINESS TO LEARN SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Help local students start the school year with the new supplies they need: backpacks, 3-ring binders, highlighters, red pencils, glue sticks, markers, pencil boxes and scissors!

Bring donations and place in box in the foyer. Or you can give money using the envelopes provided in the back to school box. The goal is to provide supplies for 400 students!!

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THE ISLAND CHURCH PRESCHOOL PRE-REGISTRATION

Pre-registration is happening now for the 2017-18 school year for ages 3 - 5 ~ Monday - Wednesday - Friday ~ 9am-1pm

For more information, preschool brochures are available at the Connections Desk or call the church office 360-221-6980 or Lori Tribou, Preschool Director, 360-221-6989.

**The preschool is looking for a part time teacher for next year . (4-8 hours/week) Contact Lori Tribou.

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OPPORTUNITY TO VOLUNTEER

The Island Church Soup Kitchen needs volunteers to wash pots and pans on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 9am-1pm.

Please reply to this email if you are interested.

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NEW MEN’S MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY

Prayer gathering each Saturday morning at 7:30am in the multi-purpose room.

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness and into His marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 NKJV

Let’s “push back the darkness” men!

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KID’S CHECK SYSTEM

Attn: Parents who have kids in our Children’s Church program!

In an effort to keep our children safe, we have invested in a Kid’s Check System. Please register your child this Sunday if you haven’t already for this new check-in system for children’s church. Children’s Church starts at the beginning of the service now so check your child in downstairs before the service.

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LIFE GROUPS

Life Groups meet throughout the week all over the South End. Life Groups are intended to be more than just an evening with friends, they are designed to foster transformational environments where people can journey and do life together wherever life happens. We encourage you to find a group that is the right fit. Whether you are new to our church or have been here for a while, we encourage you to visit one or as many groups as you would like. Once you are settled in a group, dig in and rejoice in doing life with one another, all the while making a big deal out of Christ.

Contact Pastor Luis if you would like more info about getting involved in a Life Group - luis@islandchurchofwhidbey.org

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1 (NIV)

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COMPASSIONATE CARING COMMUNITIES

An organized system has been put into place to help meet the needs of our congregation and community. If you or someone you know has a general need, please contact Kathy Kansky. ~ kkansky@whidbey.com 360-341-2278 ~

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EMAIL PRAYER CHAIN

Did you know that we have an email prayer chain? If you have a request that you would like to share,

Please contact Char Henderson @ storfarm@whidbey.com or Debbie Peplinski @ peps@whidbey.com.

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THE ISLAND CHURCH PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION

Registration is continually open for Monday-Wednesday-Friday preschool for 3-5 year olds.

For more information preschool brochures are available at the Welcome Center or call the church office 221-6980 or Lori Tribou, Preschool Director, 360-221-6989.

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FOOD BANK DONATIONS BENEVOLENCE FUND

Please remember to bring non-perishable food items to place in the food boxes outside the sanctuary doors. The food is then collected and taken to the local food bank.

Also, if you would like to donate to the benevolence fund to help others in our church please mark on your offering envelope or check “benevolence fund”.

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FACEBOOK MEMBER UPDATE:

Our church's Facebook members are from around the world. The Island Church's Global Mission is to become a virtual church to isolated or persecuted Christians and to help others discover and follow Jesus.

Updated 1/6/17

Countries:

3,545 Cambodia

1,445- United States of America

560- Iraq

160- Libya

96- Liberia

77- Philippines

80- Vietnam

35- Argentina

37- India

81-Laos

25- Ethiopia

24- Indonesia

17- Malaysia

15- Bangladesh

21- Sierra Leone

15- Mexico

14- Laos

10- Albania

31- Thailand

12- Guinea

10- Algeria

28- Australia

22- South Korea

11- Canada

9- Nigeria

5- Sri Lanka

9- Saudi Arabia

5- Pakistan

3- Taiwan

9- United Kingdom

4- Japan

3- Iran

4- Italy

15- Benin

3- Honduras

4- Brazil

3- South Africa

3- Lebanon

9- Germany

2- Congo

2- Israel

2- Uganda

5- China

2- Trinidad

2- Puerto Rico

1- Jordan

1- Ireland

1- Nepal

1- Hong Kong

1- Dominican Republic

1- New Zealand

1- Barbados

1- Fiji

1- Papua New Guinea

1- Greece

Also visit our facebook page and photo albums where we archived famous paintings and statues of Jesus, a HD virtual tour inside the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's masterpiece, and beautiful Christian Stained Glass artwork at (https://www.facebook.com/TheIslandChurchofWhidbey).

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ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF ONLINE GIVING!

The Island Church of Whidbey offers online giving, which is convenient for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.

Click on 'Online Giving' tab below! Thank you!

"What happens when we live God's way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard- things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely". (Galatians 5:22-23 The Message

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