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Week of October 1, 2017

There are several things to be aware of this week:

The CtR Men’s Ministry is hosting a night of football (Virginia Tech v. Clemson) and fun for the whole church family at 5:30 pm THIS Saturday, September 30th at Miles Smith’s house in Ghent Square. Burgers, dogs and drinks will be provided for the adults; the rest will be covered dish. Feel free to bring any dish you are famous (or for you lovers of super spicy stuff, infamous) for. They will have a cornhole set and plenty of room for the kids to run and play. Bring any yard games you’d like to share. Please park on Botetourt Gardens and RSVP Steven Dickinson or Miles Smith (so they know how many burgers/dogs to prepare) or click on this link to RSVP via email: mjsmithiv@gmail.com.
We still need your help!  Our building has seen a recent increase in rodent activity (four of our chairs in the sanctuary have been seriously damaged by our food seeking friends).  Until further notice, we must stop bringing food into the sanctuary (drink for the moment is allowed, but please be diligent about cleaning spills).  Parents, we also ask you to be sure to clean up after your children wherever they spend their ‘fellowship’ time  after worship. Thank you!
Bishop Steve Breedlove and his wife will be with us October 6th-8th – which is less than two weeks away! He will be addressing the entire congregation during Discipleship Hour at 9am, so please make plans to come early Sunday, October 8th to meet them.
Tuesday evening, October 17th, from 6-8pm we will host a pizza dinner in the Fellowship Hall for two missionaries from Egypt, who will share their experiences in mobilizing the Egyptian church to reach out to those around them and how we can pray and be of help to them in this vital ministry to Muslims in the Middle East.
Pastoral News:  Roy Bertram’s mother passed away yesterday morning. Our prayers go out to Roy and his family as they grieve their loss. Please keep them in your prayers.
The Leadership Council asks for your continued prayer and participation with our ‘Three to Five Year Goal’ :
“We are committed to SEEK the Spirit’s direction for INTENTIONAL GROWTH –in Depth and Breadth—LEADING to STABILITY and PERMANENCE of the ‘Mother’ and the BIRTH of a ‘Daughter’ Church.”
We commend this goal to all of us.
Looking forward to worshiping with you on Sunday.