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  • 1. “A Changing View: A Change of Heart””
    2010 at Central
    …attempting to look through God’s lens
    to see creation, to express God’s
    all-inclusive, saving love in the world.
  • 2. Christian Church
    (Disciples of Christ)
    We are Disciples of Christ,
    a movement for wholeness
    in a fragmented world.
    As part of the one body of Christ,
    we welcome all to the Lord's Table
    as God has welcomed us.
  • 3. Christian Church
    In the Upper Midwest
    Disciples together
    sharing in the fullness of God’s table
    for the blessing of all.
  • 4. Central Christian Church
    (Disciples of Christ)
    The Mission of this church is to
    continually dedicate our lives
    to receive and share God’s
    love and word with this congregation,
    the community in which we live
    and God’s world.
  • 5. Global Ministries
  • 6. Blessed Earth Ministries
  • 7. We offer prayers for…
    HospitalNursing Home
    Marie West – WaterlooJohn Shenkle– Council Bluffs
    Sherrill East
    Mitch McCrink
  • 8. Do you have a prayer request?
    Names will be printed in bulletin and on screens only with
    permission by those for whom prayers have been requested.
    Leave written requests
    in the offering plate or church office
    Call the office at 753-3129
    or email
  • 9. Birthday Blessings
    11th Pastor Gail
    13th Vi Richardson
    Amber Ferris
    16th Zachary Herink
    17th John Schneiderman
  • 10. Birthday Celebration
    Vivian Duncan
    will be 100-years-young on April 7.
    Card Shower – please send to:
    Vivian Duncan
    Glenwood Place
    2907 S. 6th Street
    Marshalltown, IA 50158
    The family will host an open house on:
    April 11 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Glenwood Place
  • 11. Celebration Day!
    Pastor Gail preaching
    Free, catered meal following worship
    Gallery displaying our
    Sabbatical Projects
    Come to the celebration!
    Please bring food items and
    place in the grocery cart.
    Most needed: Peas, corn, green beans,
    carrots, tomatoes, pork & beans,
    macaroni & cheese
    and cash donations.
  • 13. Our Soup Kitchen Dates for 2010
    March 13
    May 8
    July 10
    September 11
    November 13
    To volunteer, contact Lois Anderson 752-3268.
  • 14. Big Brothers and
    Big Sisters
    Call Big Brother/
    Big Sister Program
  • 15. Haiti Hygiene Kits
    Leave in Gathering Area
    To assemble a Hygiene Kit you will need:
    • One hand towel measuring approximately
    16" x 28" (no fingertip or bath towels)
    • One washcloth
    • One wide-tooth comb
    • One nail clipper
    • One bar of soap (bath size in wrapper)
    • One toothbrush (in original packaging)
    • Six standard size Band-aids®
    Place all items in a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper closure, remove excess air from bag, and seal. Please do not add toothpaste to the Hygiene Kit. Cartons of toothpaste that have an extended expiration date will be added to Hygiene Kit prior to shipment.
  • 16. Baby Care Kits
    Leave in Gathering Area
    To assemble a Hygiene Kit you will need:
    • 6 cloth towels
    • 2 T-shirts or undershirts (no onesies)
    • 2 washcloths
    • 2 gowns or sleepers
    • 2 diaper pins
    • 1 sweater or sweatshirt (can be hand knitted or crocheted)
    • 2 receiving blankets (can be hand knitted or crocheted).
    Item must be new and under 12 months in size. Wrap items inside one of the receiving blankets and secure with
    both diaper pins.
  • 17. “The E perience”
    9:00 a.m.
    Sunday Mornings
    Pre-school - K Nursery during worship
    Grades 1 – 12 Upstairs
    Live, Love & Learn Downstairs
    Adult Experience Room 11
    Everyone is welcome!
  • 18. Disciples
    Women Fellowship
    April Study
    “Hand-fed by Grace”
    April 8 1:00 pm Group DEMF
    April 13 7:00 pm Group Rebecca
    April 17 9:00 am Group Lydia
  • 19. Disciples
    Women Fellowship
    Little shampoo bottles and soaps
    from motels and hotels to
    send with
    First Congregational Church
    mission group in August.
    Collection box on ramp.
  • 20. Junior and Chi Rho Retreats
    at the Christian Conference Center
    Grades 3 – 5
    April 24 – 26
    Grades 6 – 8
    May 1 – 3
    Registration forms at
  • 21. Sign up for Camp!
    25 camps available for all ages,
    including Grandcamp for
    children and their grandparents.
    Rustic to ultra-modern.
    Deadline April 25
    Information & forms in the church office
  • 22. Comfort Quilters
    Every 3rd Thursday of the Month
    9:00 am to Noon
    All are welcome to help.
    Contact: Sarah Sade
  • 23. Thank you to
    Andra and Stephen
    for sharing their music today!
    CDs for sale after worship.
  • 24. Gatherers
    April 16
    6:00 p.m.
    Mama DeGrado’s
    Everyone is invited to come!
  • 25. Fellowship Time
    Hosts Wanted
    Sign up in the Gathering Area.
    Provide snacks and/or drinks for 100 (coffee is available) – something simple. Ask your group, committee, class or friends to join you in offering this simple ministry of hospitality following worship.
    Serving Fair Trade Equal Exchange Coffee
  • 26. Recycle Your Bulletin
    *If you take a bulletin and
    don’t wish to keep it,
    please place it and other papers
    in a recycle bin by the doors.
    *Help us reduce paper use and waste.
    Please take a bulletin only if you use one.
    Sponsored by the
    Middle School & High School classes
  • 27. The Library
    New books and DVDs have arrived.
    Free internet access.
    Delivery to homebound members.
    On the lower level off Fellowship Hall.
  • 28. The current newsletter
    is now available online at
    The April newsletter is online.
  • 29. Serving and Saving Tips
    ☼ Turn your refrigerator and freezer to a warmer setting.
    ☼ Turn the thermostat up three degrees in summertime and
    down three degrees in wintertime—saving $200 per year!
    ☼ Don’t drive aggressively – easy on the accelerator.
    ☼ Reduce shower time by at least two minutes.
  • 30. Please fill out the
    attendance information
    In one of the black books
    in your row.
    Thank you!
  • 31. Central Christian Church
    (Disciples of Christ)
    Phone: 641-753-3129
  • 32. Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    300 West Main Street
    Marshalltown, IA 50158
    Office open Monday – Thursday
    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Pastor Rev. Gail Thiessen
    Minister in Music & Worship Rev. Janet Lott
    Organist/Pianist Colette Benge
    Choir Director Chris Thiessen
    Office Denise Juel
    Office Susan Duncan
    Custodian Ken Fiscus
    Board Chair Dee Kilmer