Announcements – Dec 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Service

We will have our Christmas Eve Service TONIGHT from 6:00 to 7:00 pm here at Grove. Come celebrate the birth of Jesus with a special service. Bring family and friends and spread the word! We hope to see you there!

Helpers Needed

Time to sign up for Worship Helpers for 2018- Please see the bulletin board out in the lobby to sign up. We need January Helpers filled first and then Feb and on. Thank you!

Anyone that is interested in taking turns with Nancy Bell teaching the Children’s Sunday School class, see Nancy Bell. We will have a calendar on the bulletin board in the church entrance to sign up. Even if it is one Sunday a month, or the whole month this would lessen the burden on everyone. You must be willing to get clearances in Child Abuse and Criminal Background (free). We can help you obtain these. Pray on this and if the Lord speaks to you to help with the Children’s Sunday School, then sign-up or see Nancy Bell for more info!

I.H.S. Christmas Party

The I.H.S. Christmas Party will be on Saturday Jan 6th, 2018 at 6 pm. Bring a gag gift for our annual gift exchange. Anyone who needs to pay the $14 per person, can see Joyce Haywood. Merry Christmas!

Announcements – December 17, 2017

Worship Helpers December– Thank you!

  • Greeters: Sue N & Angela Z
  • Head Usher:  Kim F
  • Lay Reader: Fred S
  • Acolyte:  Danny O
  • Organist:  Jeannine B

Fellowship Meal

The next Fellowship Meal will be on TODAY. There will be a Special Guest! Plan on attending to see who will be visiting us this day! Bring a friend and a covered dish!

Mystery Guest Clue #3-This week’s clue is: You may find this person on a yellow brick road!

Advent Reading and Candle Lighting

We would like to have 3 people to sign up for the Advent Reading & Candle Lighting. Please let Mary S know if you would like to do this for one of the following dates:

  • Sunday Dec 24th (pm)

Christmas Eve Service

We will be having our Christmas Eve Service on Sunday Dec 24th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm here at Grove. Come celebrate the birth of Jesus with a special service. Bring family and friends and spread the word! We hope to see you there!

Worship Helpers Needed for 2018

Please see the bulletin board out in the lobby to sign up. We need January Helpers filled first and then Feb and on. Thank you!

Birthdays

  • 12/22 – Isabel D
  • 12/23 – Jack M

 

“Who Are We” – December 17, 2010

Thought Provoker

Prayer for the Third Week of Advent: Joy-filled Giver of Life, let the anticipation of your birth fill us with overflowing joy. May our excitement and anticipation be a sign to the world that you are always near. Amen.”

The Written Word

John 1:6-8

There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testifyconcerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

Scripture Reading

Luke 1:46-55

46 And Mary said:

“My soul glorifies the Lord
47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
    of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49     for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
    holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
    from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
    he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
    but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
    but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
    remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
    just as he promised our ancestors.”

Outreach Updates – December 12, 2017

Hospitality Time is 9:15 -9:40 a.m. in the Hospitality room located in the rear of the church.  Enjoy a time of church family fellowship along with some light refreshments before worship begins. Donations of small bottles of water and snacks are welcome for our Hospitality room.  Thank you to those who have donated!


Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard – Accepting non-perishables. This includes paper products. Donations may be placed on the landing of the steps inside the church entrance. December donation requests are for Flour, Sugar, & Instant Potatoes.


Anyone that is interested in taking turns with Nancy Bell teaching the Children’s Sunday School class, see Nancy B. We will have a calendar on the bulletin board in the church entrance to sign up. Even if it is one Sunday a month, or the whole month this would lessen the burden on everyone. You must be willing to get clearances in Child Abuse and Criminal Background (free). We can help you obtain these. Pray on this and if the Lord speaks to you to help with the Children’s Sunday School, then sign-up or see Nancy B. for more info!


JJ Powel Fuel- Anyone who receives their heating fuel from JJ Powel can give them Grove Memorial UMC’s name and we get back 3 cents a gallon. This is a FREE program that benefits our church. All you have to do is call or stop in at JJ Powel’s and let them know you would like to add Grove Memorial UMC at 611 S. Main St Lewistown to your account and we can begin to get blessed by your donation! Thank you!

Announcements – December 10, 2017

Sunday School Classes

Meet at 11 a.m. every Sunday to study God’s Word.  You are invited to attend the class most appropriate for you:

  • IHS (In His Service) Adult Class
  • Children’s Class

Worship Helpers December – Thank You!

  • Greeters: Sue & Angela
  • Head Usher: Kim
  • Lay Reader: Fred
  • Acolyte: Danny
  • Organist: Jeannine

Fellowship Meal

The next Fellowship Meal will be on Dec 17th.  There will be a Special Guest!  Plan on attending to see who will be visiting us this day!  Bring a friend and a covered dish!

Birthdays

  • 12/10 Ingrid F.
  • 12/13 Emmet K.
  • 12/14 Mim F.

Anniversaries

  • 12/12 Jo & Jim M.

The Card Station

Stop in the Hospitality Room each week to sign cards that will be going out that week.  If you would like for someone to receive a card, follow the instructions posted.  You may contribute cards for this ministry as well.

Christmas Eve Service

We will meet on Sunday December 24 from 6 to 7pm at Grove to celebrate the birth of Jesus with a special service.  Bring family and friends and spread the word! We hope to see you there!

Special Church Conference

Wednesday, December 13th at 6:45pm at Grove Memorial UMC for Grove-Lake Park-Freedom Ave.  UMC’s voting on a new Church Charge: “Burnham/Lewistown Charge” will be he name.  Please plan to attend.

2018 Worship Helpers Needed

It’s time to sign up.  We need worship helpers beginning in January to help.  Please sign up at the bulletin board in the front lobby.

Advent Reading and Candle Lighting (Help Needed)

We need 3 people to sign up for Advent Reading and Candle Lignting.  Please let Mary S. Know if you wouldl ike to do this on one of the following dates:

  • Sunday, December 17
  • Sunday, December 17 (morning)
  • Sunday, December 17 (evening)

“The Spirit of Hope” – December 10, 2017

Thought Provoker

“Jesus, you came among us with the irresistible power of a baby, requiring both our hands and captivating our whole hearts.  Help us to cast aside the sin and brokenness that we cling to, so we might be ready to hold you when you come down again.  Amen.”

The Written Word

Colossians 1:15-20

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Scripture Reading

Isaiah 40:1-11

40 Comfort, comfort my people,
    says your God.
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
    and proclaim to her
that her hard service has been completed,
    that her sin has been paid for,
that she has received from the Lord’s hand
    double for all her sins.

A voice of one calling:
“In the wilderness prepare
    the way for the Lord[a];
make straight in the desert
    a highway for our God.[b]
Every valley shall be raised up,
    every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
    the rugged places a plain.
And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
    and all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

A voice says, “Cry out.”
    And I said, “What shall I cry?”

“All people are like grass,
    and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.
The grass withers and the flowers fall,
    because the breath of the Lord blows on them.
    Surely the people are grass.
The grass withers and the flowers fall,
    but the word of our God endures forever.”

You who bring good news to Zion,
    go up on a high mountain.
You who bring good news to Jerusalem,[c]
    lift up your voice with a shout,
lift it up, do not be afraid;
    say to the towns of Judah,
    “Here is your God!”
10 See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power,
    and he rules with a mighty arm.
See, his reward is with him,
    and his recompense accompanies him.
11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:
    He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
    he gently leads those that have young.

Welcome To Grove Memorial United Methodist Church!!

Worship Services begin at 9:40am in the sanctuary, led by Pastor Randy Traxler.  Join us before the worship service in the hospitality room, located in the back of the Sanctuary for water, coffee, or snacks while we enjoy socializing with each other.

We hope you explore our web site and get to know more about us and entice you to come visit our church!

We would like to thank you for visiting our web site and learning more about our church. We have a wonderful church located at 611 South Main St, Lewistown, Pa. We have Sunday School Classes starting at 11am for children and adults.

Matthew 25:35

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…”