Sunday, April 12, 2009

Oh, Happy Day!

We had a wonderful Easter celebration today. Here's a video of Shelly and our children singing together.
(Yes, Isaac's Mommy was taping...thus the early close-up on him. ;) )...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Oh, my! Big activities coming up :-)

I'm totally convicted that I obviously have not been doing a good job of keeping this updated!

Here are some updates you need to know!!!

Friday night there is a Valentines dinner in the fellowship hall to benefit Pennies for Bella. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $10 each. Childcare is available. If you are interested in coming, but do not have a ticket, please e-mail Sonya at Dinners can also be taken as "take-out" if you cannot stay and eat.

Don't forget we have two services now! The first service starts at 8:45. Please park in the BACK lot if you are coming to this service.

There will be a yard sale to benefit Pennie for Bella on Saturday Feb. 28th. It will be a .50 sale, meaning EVERYTHING will be .50. Yes, everything! We are hoping to draw lots of people to the sale to bring awareness to Bella's story, and also hoping that the amazing pricing will help people be generous at the donation container. You can help in several ways. First, donations can be brought to the church whenever the doors are open. Nothing needs to be priced. Second, we need help Friday night the 27th loading up the truck to take things to the Clendenny's and also Saturday morning (early) to set up. Oh, and help at the sale itself. Third, and this one you can all do, tell EVERYONE you know about the sale.

No men's prayer meeting this Friday night because of the Valentine's dinner.

Titus Two this month will focus on how to study your Bible. All ladies are invited on Sunday afternoon, February 22nd, at 2 PM for a short but informative class on the basics of Bible study. We will go over some things like what's up with all those different versions of the Bible, online Bible study resources, how to go from reading the Bible to really digging deeper for greater understanding, and covering what dictionaries, concordances, etc. are and how you can use them. (If there is interest, we may follow up next month with a class about how to do Greek word studies.) We will also have time for fellowship and everyone is invited to bring a dessert or snack to share.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Sunday morning...

We had a wonderful time at church this morning, celebrating the Birth of our Savior.

Here's some video from the service...

Our toddler class singing "Joy to the World"...

Our Pre-K class singing "The First Noel"...

Our K-2 and 3-5 classes combined to sing "Jesus Is"...

Margaret closed out our service by playing "Silent Night"...thank you, Margaret!...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Great Job, Children's Choir!!

Our Children's Choir held their first ever concert tonight. They did a wonderful job.
Thank you to everyone who came was such a blessing to have so many come to cheer the kids on!

The "Manger Song" with speaking parts...

"Hallelujah, it came true"...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday's announcements

This Friday, December 19th, the children's choir will be performing their Christmas concert at 7:30. There will be a reception following. Please come listen to the kids. They've worked so hard! And please bring a dessert to share for the reception. See you Friday night.

This Saturday, December 20th, at 6PM will be our annual Christmas potato party. Once again, the Wards have graciously offered their home for our party. The church provides the potatoes, and everyone attending is asked to bring their favorite topping and a dessert to share. We will also so our traditional caroling hayride through Mt. Dora. It's good fun, and you won't want to miss it :-). The address is 1554 Hilltop Drive Mt. Dora. From 441, turn onto Donnelly heading toward downtown Mt. Dora. Turn right at the light at 11th Ave. Turn right on Hilltop. Their house is about half way down on the right hand side.

This Sunday, December 22nd, will be the ladies' Titus Two Cookie Exchange. Again, Kelly Robertson has graciously offered her house. We will get together at 2 until ??? Bring you favorite Christmas cookies to share and any holiday projects you need to do like wrapping presents or addressing cards, etc. We'll eat and get our tasks done while enjoying each other's company. Directions will be available at church on Sunday OR by e-mail from Amy at

The youth group is hand delivering Christmas cards from CCOTL members to other CCOTL members as a fundraiser for Pennies for Bella. Instead of giving the post office your .42 per card for stamps, give a per-card donation to the youth for Bella's fund, and they will deliver the cards at church for you.

Celebrate Recovery will have their 2nd annual "Kick-Off" on January 6th. A spaghetti dinner will be available at 6 and the program starts at 7. Celebrate Recovery is for anyone with a hurt, hang-up, or habit. Come check it out on January 6th! Childcare is available.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bella Update

Isabella has had her transplant (around 1 today) and she, at last report, was doing fine afterward. Yea!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Bone Marrow Drive For Isabella Clendenny

Bone Marrow Drive
For Isabella Clendenny

November 22nd from 10am to noon
at St. Matthews Episcopal Church
5873 North Dean Road
Orlando, FL 32817

Would you be willing to give a quick cheek swab to see if you could save a life?
That is all it takes to see if you are a match for someone in need of bone
marrow transplant. Isabella was recently diagnosed with a rare genetic
disorder known as Hurlers Disease and she needs a bone marrow transplant.
When a transplant is needed doctors turn to the national bone marrow
registry. Unfortunately, this list is very short, often making it hard to find a
match. Many people do not sign up because they fear that the procedure will
be painful but with new technology this is not the case. Please consider
donating. You really could save a life!!!!

For more information please send an email to

Testing Kits are being supplied by Kids Beating Cancer. Donations towards the cost
of testing are very much appreciated.