Announcements – April 1, 2018

Lilies are Placed in our Sanctuary to the Glory of God and…

  • In memory of Ed Ferencz – Pam Ferencz and Jasper Ocker
  • In memory of Cliff Bell – Nancy Bell
  • In honor of Victoria Morgan and in memory of James Morgan, Sr. – Jim and Josephine Morgan
  • In memory of our son, Mark – Fred and Sue Saxton
  • In memory of our Parents – Alex and Joyce Haywood

 

April 1: No Sunday School today

April 7: (2pm) Premier Design Jewelry Fundraiser @ Grove

June 26th: SIGHT & SOUND TRIP – Estimated cost of $100 for a meal, travel & ticket. Sign-ups are open now for members, family & friends.

Jul 30 – Aug 5: Week of Caring. Need help with a house project? Willing to volunteer? E-mail woclewistown@gmail.com. See the brochure in the vestibule for more information.

Thank you to our April, helpers: Greeters: Brenda & Judy, Head Usher: Bill, Lay Reader: Matt, Acolyte: Danny, Organist: Jeannine

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard: April donations are spaghetti and spaghetti sauce.

Donations for HUB: See Nancy B. Your monetary donations will help us buy toothbrushes to donate to families in crisis.

Worship Helpers are NEEDED: Sign up in the church lobby.

Church Directory Volunteers Needed: See Jayne P. or Jeannine B.

JJ Powell Program:
Mention us when you buy. They’ll donate to the church!

Choir Practice: Every Wednesday at 5:30pm

Bible Study:
Join us Wednesday at 6:30pm at the church

Call to Worship & Congregational Prayer – March 25, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP 

Let all creation shout!

Let us wave the palm branches high. Jesus is coming!

He comes in humility to claim God’s own.

May he claim us this day and heal our hearts!

Hosanna to the Son of David.

Hosanna to the blessed Son of God. AMEN.


CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

Hosanna! Blessed is Jesus who comes in God’s Name! We stand at the gates of our Jerusalem and wave our branches high. We get caught up in the excitement of the parade. Jesus sits astride a donkey, a beast of burden bearing a most precious gift. Let the joy fill your hearts this day as we shout our Hosannas. Praise God for the wondrous ways in which our lives have been touched. Prepare our hearts to worship and celebrate this day!

“Listen When God Speaks” – March 25, 2018

Isaiah 50:4-9 New International Version (NIV)

The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue,
    to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning,
    wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.
The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears;
    I have not been rebellious,
    I have not turned away.
I offered my back to those who beat me,
    my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard;
I did not hide my face
    from mocking and spitting.
Because the Sovereign Lord helps me,
    I will not be disgraced.
Therefore have I set my face like flint,
    and I know I will not be put to shame.
He who vindicates me is near.
    Who then will bring charges against me?
    Let us face each other!
Who is my accuser?
    Let him confront me!
It is the Sovereign Lord who helps me.
    Who will condemn me?
They will all wear out like a garment;
    the moths will eat them up.

New International Version (NIV)Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Announcements – March 25, 2018

March 28th (6:30pm): Ad Council Meeting – Pastor Randy, Fred S., Judy R., Brenda C. Jeannine B., Karen W., Pam F., Jayne P, Mary S., Bill D., Sue D., Morgan R., Alex H. 

March 29th (7pm): Maundy Thursday Service at Grove Memorial UMC.

March 30th (7pm): Good Friday Service at Lake Park

April 1st (6:30am): Easter Sunrise Service at the Freedom Ave. Church pavilion. Stay for breakfast at the church following the service

June 26th: SIGHT & SOUND TRIP – Estimated cost of $100 for a meal, travel & ticket. Sign-ups are open now for members, family & friends.

Jul 30 – Aug 5: Week of Caring. Need help with a house project? Willing to volunteer? E-mail woclewistown@gmail.com. See the brochure in the vestibule for more information.

Thank you to our March, helpers: Greeters: Brenda & Jayne, Head Usher: Kim, Lay Reader: Fred, Acolyte: Danny, Organist: Jeannine

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard:
March donations are toilet paper and paper towels

Donations for HUB: See Nancy B. Your monetary donations will help us buy toothbrushes to donate to families in crisis.

Worship Helpers are NEEDED: Sign up in the church lobby.

Church Directory Volunteers Needed: See Jayne P. or Jeannine B.

JJ Powell Program: Mention us when you buy. They’ll donate to the church!

Choir Practice: Every Wednesday at 5:30pm

Bible Study: Join us Wednesday at 6:30pm at the church

“We want to see Jesus?” – March 18, 2018

John 12:20-33 New International Version (NIV)

Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival.They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.

Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

“Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’?No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!”

Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.

Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.

 

New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Call to Worship and Congregational Prayer – March 18, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP

This is the fifth step on our Lenten journey, the step of sacrifice.

Be with us, Lord, as we take this step.

This requires the willingness to give all of your life to the Lord.

Be with us, Lord, as we commit our lives to you.

Come, let us worship and offer our voices of praise to God.

Let us open our hearts and spirits to God this day. AMEN


CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

Compassionate Lord, forgive us when we falter on this Lenten pathway, when the road ahead seems too uncertain and we are afraid. We admit that following Jesus is not an easy task. Jesus requires us to be willing to make the ultimate commitment of our whole lives and we hesitate and hold back. Draw us back to you, Lord. Give us confidence and courage to face the future with hope. Let us place our trust in you that the message of peace and mercy you have given to us through Jesus Christ may be offered to others through our own witness to your healing mercy. In Jesus’ Name, we pray.

AMEN.

Announcements – March 18, 2018

TODAY: Orders due for Easter Lilies. These flowers can be purchased to honor a loved one.  Cost is $9. See Joyce H.

March 24th (7:30am): Men’s prayer breakfast @ Granville UMC.

March 28th (6:30pm): Ad Council Meeting – Pastor Randy, Fred S., Judy R., Brenda C. Jeannine B., Karen W., Pam F., Jayne P, Mary S., Bill D., Sue D., Morgan R., Alex H.

March 29th (7pm): Maundy Thursday Service at Grove Memorial UMC.

March 30th (7pm): Good Friday Service at Lake Park

April 1st (6:30am): Easter Sunrise Service at the Freedom Ave. Church pavilion.  Stay for breakfast at the church following the service.

June 26th: SIGHT & SOUND TRIP – Estimated cost of $100 for a meal, travel & ticket.  Sign-ups are open now for members, family & friends.

Jul 30 – Aug 5: Week of Caring.  Need help with a house project?  Willing to volunteer? E-mail woclewistown@gmail.com.  See the brochure in the vestibule for more information.

Thank you to our March, helpers: Greeters: Brenda & Jayne, Head Usher: Kim, Lay Reader: Fred, Acolyte: Danny, Organist: Jeannine

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard: March donations are toilet paper and paper towels

Donations for HUB: See Nancy B.  Your monetary donations will help us buy toothbrushes to donate to families in crisis.

Worship Helpers are NEEDED: Sign up in the church lobby.

Church Directory Volunteers Needed: See Jayne P. or Jeannine B.

JJ Powell Program: Mention us when you buy. They’ll donate to the church!

Choir Practice: Every Wednesday at 5:30pm

Bible Study: Join us Wednesday at 6:30pm at the church.

“Born Again to be New” – March 11, 2018

John 3:1-17

Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signsyou are doing if God were not with him.”

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.[a]

“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”

Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b]gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”[d]

“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.

“You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things?Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.[e] Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,[f] that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”[g]

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

 

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Call to Worship and Congregational Prayer – March 11, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP


(Psalm 107, Ephesians 2, John 3)

God loves us with a steadfast love.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!
God loves us so much he gave us his Son.
Let us believe and have eternal life!
God loves us with a great love, rich in mercy.
Let us have faith to receive this grace!
Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good.

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

(Numbers 21)

God, we have sinned against you.
We have spoken against you and your servant Jesus.
We have uttered lies.
We have cursed you and others.
We have said vulgar things.
We have been consumed by doubt.
We have been bitten with the venom of hatred in our world.
We have oppressed the helpless.
We have been intolerant of others.
We have delighted in violence.
We have spent money foolishly.
Please, Lord God, forgive us our transgressions, that we may be healed of our sin.

Announcements – March 11, 2018

TODAY IHS Ham Loaf Sale Orders are due. See Fred S.

March 17th (7:30am): Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Lake Park UMC

March 17th (5:00pm): IHS Class Meeting

March 17th (7:00pm): IHS Soup Cooking, downstairs.

March 18th: Orders due for Easter Lilies. These flowers can be purchased to honor a loved one. Cost is $9. See Joyce H.

March 28th (6:30pm): Ad Council Meeting – Pastor Randy, Fred S., Judy R., Brenda C. Jeannine B., Karen W., Pam F., Jayne P, Mary S., Bill D., Sue D., Morgan R., Alex H.

March 29th (7pm): Maundy Thursday Service at Grove Memorial UMC.

March 30th (7pm): Good Friday Service at Lake Park

April 1st (6:30am): Easter Sunrise Service at the Freedom Ave. Church pavilion. Stay for breakfast at the church following the service.

June 26th: SIGHT & SOUND TRIP – Estimated cost of $100 for a meal, travel & ticket. Sign-ups are open now for members, family & friends.

Thank you to our March, helpers: Greeters: Brenda & Jayne, Head Usher: Kim, Lay Reader: Fred, Acolyte: Danny, Organist: Jeannine

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard:
March donations are toilet paper and paper towels

Donations for HUB: See Nancy B. Your monetary donations will help us buy toothbrushes to donate to families in crisis.

Worship Helpers are NEEDED: Sign up in the church lobby.

JJ Powell Program:
Mention us when you buy. They’ll donate to the church!

Choir Practice: Every Wednesday at 5:30pm

Bible Study:
Join us Wednesday at 6:30pm at the church.

Contact Gene D. with any announcements: