Announcements, 7.3.13

**COMING UP THIS WEEK** This Week’s Sermon Text: This Sunday Erik will preach on 2 Samuel 8:15 through9:1-13. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon.

No Prayer Tomorrow: Due to Independence Day, we will not hold our regularly scheduled prayer time tomorrow morning. Keep an eye on your email for our next prayer date.

Painting Volunteers Needed: A group of volunteers will be getting together from10am to 3pm this Saturday, July 6th to prime and paint the walls of the Children's Worship room at Grace Covenant. We'd love for you to join us! All ages and skill levels are welcome, and lunch will be provided. If you're interested in taking part in this Children's Ministry opportunity, please contact Jennifer Murphy at jennifer@citychurchrva.com. Please make sure to RSVP so we know how much food to bring!

**NEW**

First Things First Marriage Conference: First Things First will help host a two-day marriage conference on August 16th and 17th at the Mechanicsville Christian Center (8061 Shady Grove Road). The conference will feature a presentation from Michael and Amy Smalley entitled “The Suprising Way to a Stronger Marriage.” Tickets are $30 per person ($35 per person after August 2nd). Visit firstthingsrichmond.org to learn more and to register.

**REMINDERS**

Day of Service on Saturday, July 20th: City Church and Grace Covenant are excited to host a day of service and reflection in an effort to deepen our understanding of the Christian call to “love mercy and seek justice.”  The day will begin with a potluck breakfast and a time of worship followed by an opportunity to serve with local nonprofit organizations such as the Richmond Justice Initiative and the Randolph Community Center. For full details (including an opportunity to register), visit this webpage. Contact Blake Stack at blakestack@icloud.com with any questions.

Meals for City Church Families: City Church is currently providing meals for five families: the Shebaylos, the Eldridges, the Sibigas, the Marshalls, and the Crawfords. If you’re interested in serving these families in this way, please visit takethemameal.com to sign up. All meal schedules can be found by searching for the family’s last name. Passwords are as follows: Eldridge: Eldridge; Sibiga: Tucker; Marshall: Jane; Crawford: Crawford; Shebaylo: Morella.

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!