Mat 24 Pentecost worship bulletin

Thoughts….for Pentecost
African Proverb, Ghana "If you want to speak to God, tell it to the wind." Catherine the Great, 18th century "A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache." Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century "This time, like all times, is a very good one if we but know what to do with it."

*Nearly 150 years ago, Memorial Day — first called Decoration Day— was set aside to decorate the graves of the men who’d recently died in battle. America was still reeling from the Civil War when Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, issued a proclamation in 1868, according to a PBS account of his decision. Here’s how it was outlined in General Orders No. 11, Washington, D.C., May 5, 1868:
The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

May 10 worship bulletin

message: "Get Connected, Stay Connected"

Question for Reflection
In our Gospel lesson this week, Jesus speaks of his extreme love for us, calls us his friends, and says that he makes known to us everything that he hears from God. How does thinking of Christ as our friend and lover — or Lord and Master — affect our daily living?

Worship With Us Each Sunday in May!
May 17 Graduate Sunday / Youth Sunday/Ordination/Installation of Officers
- Light lunch immediately following the service -
May 24 Pentecost !!!! Prizes for the adult and the student who wears the most RED!
May 31 Retreat at Shepherd’s Spring — Trinity Sunday —Communion

May 3 worship bulletin

message: "The Power of Invitation"

Worship With Us Each Sunday in May!
May 3 Communion
May 10 Mother’s Day — Children’s Choir
May 17 Graduate Sunday / Youth Sunday
Installation of Officers
- Light lunch immediately following the service -
May 24 Pentecost
May 31 Retreat at Shepherd’s Spring — Trinity Sunday — Communion

April 26 worship bulletin

Message: "Good Shepherd: Baggage and Blessing"
Psalm 23
1-3 God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction.
4 Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I’m not afraid when you walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd’s crook makes me feel secure. 5 You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies. You revive my drooping head; my cup brims with blessing.
6 Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life. I’m back home in the house of God for the rest of my life.

April 19 worship bulletin

Message: "You are witnesses of these things"

Annual Meeting — Election of Officers — after worship...Please plan to attend and stay for lunch in the Social Room after the meeting.

April 12 worship bulletin

Message: "Our Distinctive Sign"
“With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them” Acts 4:33-34a

Questions to Ponder
1. When you read about this community where need is eradicated, how do you feel? That is, do you feel inspired, dejected, incredulous about these stories?
2. How have you developed trust in others in your life? How have you shown yourself trustworthy to others?
3. How does your faith inform the economic, political, and personal de-cisions you make every day?