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Come early for an old fashioned Sing-a-long at 10:15am

Following services joining us for coffee, refreshments, or more in the basement!  We'd like to get to know you! 

Break Time 

We are six weeks from the Autumnal Equinox (the end of meteorological summer), which means summer is half over. Maybe it’s time to take some time off. I know our family will take a weekend away in the coming weeks, maybe even go to the State Fair. 

But in the meantime, I hope you can take some time and enjoy these lazy, hazy last days of 
summer. To help with that I have compiled a list of humorous quotes from a fellow Okie, Will Rogers. Some will make you think, more will make you laugh.

So here we go:
Don’ squat with your spurs on. (Thought of that one when we a real Cowboy at a convenience store this past week)

Good judgment comes for experience, and a lot of that from bad judgment.

Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in.

If you think you are a person of influence, try ordering someone else’s dog around.

After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

Never kick a cow chip on a hot day. (Been there, done that)

There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works. (Tried that too)

It don’t take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep. 

Always drink upstream of the herd.

When you’re throwing your weight around, be ready to have it thrown around by somebody else.

The quickest way to make money is to fold it over an put it back in your pocket. (I don’t do enough of that)

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

And finally…there are three kinds of men. The ones who learn by reading, the few who learn by 
observation and the rest of them have to touch the electric fence for themselves. 

We know Jesus had a sense of humor, so stop taking yourself so seriously. Children aren’t attracted to ‘prunes’ or ‘prudes’. Take some time to loosen up a little, laugh and enjoy what God has provided.

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 (NIV)

Pastor Lonnie Wilkerson 
As we begin the Fall, please be mindful and prayerful of those you would consider of nominating for the upcoming Annual Business Meeting. Please submit your names to Teresa Tobin nominating Chairperson.  Reminder:  
Our Annual Budget Meeting will take place in November, date to be determined. 
Current Church Council Members
Council Member term ending December 31, 2016 – Arvan Haase and Deb Tonn
Council Member term ending December 31, 2017 – Mike Link & Sophia Lockey  
Council Member term ending December 31, 2018 – Susan Westervelt
Moderator term ending December 31, 2016 – Sonja Fisher-Link
Clerk term ending December 31, 2016 – Patty Dietz
Treasurer term ending December 31, 2016 – Sonja Fisher-Link
Nominating Chairperson term ending December 31, 2016 – Teresa Tobin

The Church Covenant from our Bylaws 

We are united in striving to know the will of God as taught in the Holy Scriptures, and in our purpose to walk in the ways of the Lord, made know or to be made known to us. We hold it to be the mission of The Little Brown Church in the Vale to proclaim the gospel to all humankind, exalting the worship of the one true God and laboring for the progress of knowledge, the promotion of justice, the reign of peace, and the realization of equality for all of God’s people. Depending, as did our ancestors, upon the guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth, we work and pray for the transformation of the world into the Kingdom of God; and we look with faith for the triumph of righteousness and the life everlasting. 

64th Annual Reunion and Pastor's Reception Sock Hop
A great BIG THANK YOU to all who participated in any way in the 2016 Marriage Reunion celebration.  No matter if you Cooked or cleaned or weeded or loaded or carried or just offered your support it was all appreciated.  Without Everyone's help this would not be a success. If you helped out in anyway know it couldn't have happened without YOU.
Marriage Reunion Committee
PS.  The PIES were TERRIFIC!!!
The following individuals & vendors donated items/services to this year's events. Please join us in thanking them when you see them around town!  
Casey’s Nashua
Chickasaw County Sheriff IA
Marty Hemann, Chief Deputy
Country Boy Salvage 
Dept. of Transportation—Mason City
Gary Froiland  
Arvan Haase 

Bonnie Lore

WELCOME   IA/NE  NACCC October 7-8, 2016 

A gathering of the Iowa/Nebraska Congregational Churches that belong to the NACCC will be  held at the Little Brown Church on the evening of Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8. This two day meeting  will be a time to discus 
opportunities to work together within the Association and to Commune together to develop and strengthen our fellowship. 

The Women’s Fellowship will be serving up a delicious meal for those in attendance on Saturday.  We expect to receive 35 people from across the two states.  Please be in prayer for the clergy traveling to this event, many have never had the pleasure of visiting our church before and are looking forward to attending at our location. 

Pastor Harlan Seri from First Congregational Church of Clear Lake will be the featured speaker.   Pastor Seri earned his Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Northwestern College of St. Paul, Minnesota in 2008.  He has also taken classes at the doctorate level at Bethel Seminary as well as courses from the Master’s Institute Lutheran Seminary. 

Membership of the National Congregational Christian Churches 

The NACCC operates on an Annual Year of April 1, 2016 - March 31,2017. Each member church is required to make an annual contribution (in any amount) to the Shared Ministries Fund, the general operating fund of the Association.  The NACCC ask that churches prayerfully give at the “Fair Share” level or above (currently set at $13 per member).  They  would not be able to offer the programs and resources that our churches and their members find so valuable without the staff and administrative support paid for by the SMF.  As such, LBC will be requesting that each member submit their “Fair Share” of $13, via check with the MEMO of Fair Share, by September 30th, 2016.

September & October Birthdays

Bernie Horn - Sept 1
Hannah Pederson - Sept 2
Sophia Lockey - Sept. 8
Teresa Tobin - Sept. 8
Tim Zoll - Sept. 16
Marlene Hanson - Sept. 18
Claire Girkin - Sept. 21
Gerald Slessor - Sept. 27
Bonnie Lore - Sept. 30
Scott & Kathy Girkin Sept. 7
Scott & Carolyn Beuhrer Sept. 20

Marlys Cagley - Oct. 3
Mona Biekert - Oct. 4
Jonathan Zander - Oct. 7
Todd Dietz Oct. 7
Ben & Shirley Goddard- Oct. 3
Rolland & Marlys Cagley - Oct. 12

Regularly scheduled meetings:

Women's Fellowship:  September 1st 1:30pm & October 6th (First Thursday of the Month) in the basement, refreshments provided. 

Cedar Vale Assisted Living Sing-a-long:  September 8th & October 13th 2pm (Second Thursday of the month)

Church Council Meeting:  September 21st & October 19th (Third Wednesday of the month) in the basement.
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