Run With Perseverance - Cheri Holdridge - 7/5/2015



VILLAGE KIDS, age 4 through 4th grade, will be in worship through the opening music and then our adult volunteer will escort them to the Village Kids room.  Parents or guardians, please pick up your children at the Village Kids room immediately following the service.  Supervised child-care is also provided for children 3 and under with Dana Rood.

 OUR PIANIST TODAY is Neil Powell. We welcome Neil to The Village!

 OUR DRUMMER TODAY is Nash Smith. We welcome Nash to The Village!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - On Friday, July 10th at 6 p.m., join us at Food for Thought at Trinity Episcopal Church, 316 Adams St., Toledo to pack lunches for Toledo's hungry people.  We make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and pack them, along with other items, into paper lunch sacks, which are distributed the next day. It takes about 45 minutes.  Let's follow Jesus and do his work! There will be a sign-up sheet at church on upcoming Sundays.  Any questions, contact Patti Lusher at 419-349-6333 or

 TOLEDO LGBT UNITY PICNIC PRESENTED BY TOLEDO LGBT HISTORICAL ACHIVES – Sunday, July 19, 12-8 p.m., rain or shine, Vienna Park, 320 Vienna West Rd., Temperance, MI. Traditional picnic with chicken, brats, hamburgers & hot dogs provided along with baked beans, potato salad, and macaroni salad. Soft drinks included: iced tea, lemonade & bottled water. Forks, knifes, spoons & napkins provided. $20.00 per ticket and bring a dish to share. Games & prizes, 50/50 raffle, DJ and entertainment; baking/dessert contest with $50 prize; best picnic photo contest with $50 prize. Tickets sold at gate (cash only). Gate opens at 12 noon with food being served at 1:00 p.m.

 BAG PARTY - Everyone is invited to a "Bag Party" featuring Beth Hoffman's beautiful bags on July 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Karen Shepler’s house, 6805 N. River Rd., Waterville, OH. Bring your friends and family! For more information or directions, contact Karen at

 THEOLOGY ON TAP - Interested in casual conversation about faith issues?  Theology on Tap (formerly Pub Theology) may be for you!  We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month to talk and fellowship together.  The next gathering will July 9th at 6:30 at Shawn’s Irish Tavern, 4400 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH.   For more information, contact Karen Shepler at

 KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS – Kroger has a fundraising program for nonprofits called Community Rewards.  The Village is now enrolled on this program!  To participate, just register your Kroger Rewards Card online at using The Village Church’s organization name and/or organization number 76669. The Kroger Rewards Program allows Kroger shoppers to donate money to The Village just by swiping their Kroger card each time they shop.

GREETERS - Enjoy meeting people?  Greeters are needed to say hello to people as they enter for Sunday service and to greet newcomers to The Village.  If you are interested sign the "greeter calendar "located on the bulletin board or email Marjie Zonner at

If you would like to add any announcements to the program or the weekly email, please contact our Office Manager Shelly Savory at or 419-984-7131 by 10 a.m. on Thursday.

The Village has a small Good Samaritan Fund to assist members of The Village Community who have emergency financial needs.  If you would like to contribute to this fund, make a donation at any time by placing in an envelope or writing a check to The Village and noting in the memo line or on the envelope that your gift is for the "Good Samaritan Fund."  If you are someone who has a financial need, or if someone asks for your assistance, please direct them to Pastor Cheri.  She will determine whether or not funds are available to assist.   

Are you grateful for The Village Church?  If so, would you consider making a weekly or monthly financial commitment to The Village in order to sustain our vital ministries? Making an online donation can be set up so that it happens automatically. Go to our web site at and follow the home page link, "DONATE."  If you have questions, please contact our Office Manager, Shelly Savory at or 419-984-7131.

DO YOU LIKE OUR SUNDAY FOOD?  We've got great food - and it's all because of you!  If you would like to donate money for Sunday snacks instead of signing up to bring them in, please do so in the Sunday collection basket. Mark your donation "Village Sunday Food." If you would like to bring in snacks, a sign up list is located on the bulletin board in the hospitality area, or let Mary Ann Robinson ( know.   If you choose, you can be reimbursed for your expenses. (Just give Shelly Savory your receipt.)

 WATER SUNDAY - Once again we will celebrate Water Sunday at the end of the Summer. As you travel this summer, or participate in water related activities close to home, take a small sample of water and save it. This could be from a lake, pond, river, or even your favorite pool. Bring the water with you to worship on Sunday September 13 as we celebrate Water Sunday and remember our baptism. Questions? Contact Pastor Cheri.



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