This Sunday is Communion Sunday (Deacons Fund support) and Blanket Sunday (Church World Service). I am going to so something about the blanket Sunday offering with the kids during the Children’s message. It would be good if the kids could have an offering envelope (we will provide them) with a bit of money in it so we can work on the idea of giving to those in need.
This Sunday’s service will focus on Acts 1:1-11 and Luke 24:44-53. The message will be: “Three Hurdles.” In our effort to grow in our faith — we face many hurdles. We will focus on 3 of them this Sunday as they bubble to the surface in our reading from Acts.
I look forward to seeing you on Sunday,
Blessings to you all as we bask in the sun and fun of May,
This Sunday Mary Ann Castimore will be leading worship. The focused text will be Mark 9:2-8 with a message entitled: “Mountaintop Experiences.”
Mary Ann was gracious enough to accept the Deacon’s invitation to cover for me while I am in Massachusetts with the youth.
Please hold in prayer 7 youth and 4 adults as we visit Heifer Project’s Overlook Farm in Rutland Mass. We will experience farm life (including chores) and we will learn about hunger issues and how many people have to live in very difficutl circumstances around the world. Going on the trip are: Megan Ashley, Trish Burkins, Olivia Kayhart, Jake Markowski, Sara Stearns, Mackenzie Strum, Annika Vorsteveld, Joanie Burmania, Mary Kerr, Barb Ouimette and me.
God Bless You All,
• Saturday, April 27th, 2013
Blessings and Peace to you all,
This Sunday we will have a worship service at 30 South Water Street. The scriptures are: Acts 11:1-18 and John 13:31-35 with a Sermon entitled: “Circles of Life.” We are gong to spend some time delving into “love.”
There is a whole lot of “stuff” going on in people’s lives — so if you have a bit of time just focus a prayer on those who are suffering in different ways — many of them unknown to most of us — but suffering they are.
• Friday, April 19th, 2013
Blessings to you all,
This Sunday’s Service will focus on Genesis 1 (the first creation story) and the 23rd Psalm. We will include John 10:22-30 but the sermon will depend more on the Hebrew Texts this week. The sermon is entitled: “Who’s World?” Following the service I expect that a few of you will think your pastor has gone off the deep end — maybe that is not a new thought – but it should be an interesting service.
The Addison Association Meeting will be held at the Salisbury Congregational Church on Sunday afternoon beginning at 12:30 and going to about 3:00. The program will be on “congregational singing.” If you have an interest in this and a bit of time on Sunday afternoon — please feel invited to join your delegation at the meeting – which includes lunch.
God Bless You All,
• Friday, April 12th, 2013
Peace and Warmth to you all,
This Sunday the scriptures will be Acts 9:1-20 and John 21:1-19 with a Sermon entitled: “Way Out.” Now when one of your friends asks you what the sermon was (I am sure that happens to you all the time) you can honestly say it was “Way Out.” Some days are easy to ignore — but not today — stay warm and dry.