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WEDNESDAY, FELLOWSHIP & BIBLE STUDY WILL RESUME. Come at 5:30 for fellowship meal, the choir will practice at 6:00 and Bible study will start at 7:00 pm. Pastor Allen will be leading us in the study of Deuteronomy. There will be a short study and activities for children during the study.
OUR RIVER CROSSING FOOD PANTRY: Thank you to everyone who helps with this valuable ministry. Please continue to supply food, paper products, toiletries and $$$’s. The pantry is open 9:00-11:00 am the 2nd and 4th Thursdays.
Pastors Reflections, Message from Rev. Mary Kathryn Allen, 10/01/2017
Greetings to you in the name of Christ!
This Sunday we have the wonderful opportunity to celebrate with all our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world! Today we are celebrating World Communion Sunday! World Communion Sunday first began in the Presbyterian Church in 1936. In 1940, it was adopted by the Federal Council of Churches as a celebration day. The Federal Council of Churches was the predecessor to what is now the National Council of Churches. This council is an organization of church leaders from several Christian denominations working together for unity and ecumenical cooperation. This celebration is a time for churches all over the world to remember our connection to one another in Christ and to pray for greater unity within the church.
The key for all of this lies in communion. The word ‘communion’ means unity and relationship. Therefore, when we participate in the Lord’s Supper, we are uniting ourselves in relationship with believers throughout the world, and throughout time in the body and blood of Christ. As United Methodists, we believe that communion is more than a symbolic act, but rather is a time where we receive God’s grace in an inexplicably tangible way. And it is through this reception of grace that we are bound together with all believers from every place and time. Celebrating World Communion Sunday also reminds us of our responsibility as members of Christ’s body to care for one another in every way that we can.
May we go from the celebration of communion this morning remembering our relationship of unity with our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world!
Thank you for the encouraging words Rev. Allen. For previous reflections, click the tab above.
CHOIR PRACTICE on Wednesday’s 6:15 pm. If you are interested in joining the choir, please see Laura Bodenmann.
The study of Moses will be given by the Claim Stakers Sunday School Class, with videos by Alexander Hamilton. Men and women are invited to join us at 8:45 Sunday mornings.
Deuteronomy, what do you know about Deuteronomy? This study will be led by Rev. Mary Kathryn Allen, starting August 15, continuing for 8 weeks. Ladies, come to “Sisters in Christ” for this illuminating study. We meet on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am. You will enjoy the fellowship of this welcoming group.
BUSHES, TREES, FLOWERS, ETC; We have a leader, now we need some volunteers. Please let us know if you can spare an hour here or there to help with the landscaping at our church. See Melissa Long, Edwina Hanson, or Wayne Teem.
Here is an PBS documentary made a few years past. click here for PBS Documentary of History of our church It was made with the help of our church historian Ronnie Mannich. A permanent link will be placed in our “About Us” link above. Very informative and enjoyable Ronnie.
HELP, VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED DURING WORSHIP FOR THE NURSERY. Sign-up sheet can be found in the nursery.
THIS SUMMER there will be special events once a month on Wednesday evenings. Note these on your calendar for fun & fellowship.
Communion Offerings: Offerings placed in the basket during communion are used for critical local community needs.(utilities, gas, ect)
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