Friday-Recycle trailer on Cherry Street in front of City Hall, leaves Tuesday; Sept. 12-Fire Dept. meeting, Fire Station, 7 p.m.; Rural Water District No. 5 Board meeting, Board Office, 8 p.m. Sept. 13-Colony Community Bingo, City Hall Community Room, 6:30 p.m.
Friday-high school football at Crest with Burlingame, 7 p.m.; Saturday-high school JV Volleyball at Marmaton Valley, 8:30 a.m., Monday-Crest USD 479 Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.; Tuesday-high school volleyball at Northeast, 4 p.m.; Sept. 12-early release day: 3:05 p.m. grades K-5; 3:10 p.m. grades 6-12; Sept. 13-middle school volleyball at Crest with Yates Center, 8 p.m.; middle school football at Crest with Yates Center, 6 p.m.
Friday-ham and beans, stewed tomatoes, corn bread or biscuit, blueberry crisp; Monday-smothered steak, baby bakers, country blend veggies, wheat bread, applesauce; Sept. 12-chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, California veggies, roll, cherry crisp, gravy. Phone 620-852-3379 for meal reservations.
Randy Riebel gave the Communion meditation on being common vs. being uncommon at Sundays service. We want to follow Gods commandments so we can be uncommon people. Pastor Chase Riebel gave the sermon, Week Zero! Confronting Our Doubt. Faith is not the lack of doubt, but believing despite our doubt.
Mens bible study is at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Meal and prayer time at the parsonage is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by adult Bible study in the parsonage and youth Bible study in the church at 7 oclock. The current study is on evangelism.
Jon Petty, apostle, spoke about Gods promises for our lives, 2 Peter 1:1-4. By knowing God we can find a promise for every situation and circumstance.
Following next Sundays service and subsequent Sundays will be a study of the book, God is Good by Bill Johnson.
Sunday school service- 9 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m.; Mid-Week service Sept. 12 and 26-6:30 p.m.; Sept. 23-Kristan Hammond, guest speaker; 27-Women of Faith, 6:30 p.m. (dinner menu is hamburgers). Orville and Lora Crouchs wedding anniversary is Sept. 15. Pastor Sam Hershbergers birthday is Sept. 18.
Scripture presented Sunday at the United Methodist Church service was Psalm 45: 1-2, 6-9,
Song of Solomon 2: 8-13, James 1: 17-27 and Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23. Pastor Dorothy Welch presented the sermon, Unstained by the World.
It was a hot day, but well attended, for the 2018 Dont Stop Believin-themed Colony Day.
Cookie Jar Winners:
Best tasting 1. Christian Church assorted cookies and brownies; 2. Jane Ward Pink Rose hand-painted cookie jar and oatmeal cookies; 3. Halloween bat cookie jar with chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies made by Easton King. Each received a homemade potholder and a brightly colored spatula.
Best decorated 1. Carrie Riebel-cowboy/sheriff, 2. Pastor Chase Riebel and wife Jessica-three bright colored jars on a decorated serving tray) and Christian Church assorted cookies and brownies; 3. Abigail Riebel – Rock of Ages cookie jar. The three winners won an enamel cookie sheet with cookie turner and hand towel.
There were eight nicely decorated cookie jars in the competition. They ranged from Believe, to this years parade theme-Dont Stop Believin, angels and fall owls.
Other participants included Cathy Allen, Claudette Anderson and Blaine King.
There were 24 gift baskets sold at auction. Thanks to Ben Yoder for being the auctioneer.
Remember, if your basket is in good shape/clean when youre done with it; you can always return it back for Colony Day to use again next year .or better yet, take the opportunity to re-fill it for next year and donate your own themed basket.
All the proceeds go to Colony Day.
The Crest Education Foundation lemonade basket was won by Kendall McGhee.
Phyllis Luedke was the winner of the grand prize drawing, a getaway trip to Tree House Cabin in Branson, Mo.
The remainder of the Colony Day report will be in next weeks Colony News.
Houseguests of Phyllis Luedke for Labor Day weekend were her daughter and family, Dirk and Julie Nichols, Bryce and Kimberlyn Nichols, Beloit.