Loving and Learning in Lodi March 24 2019
I believe in miracles I've seen a soul set free
Miraculous the change in one redeemed through Calvary;
I've seen the lily push its way up through the stubborn sod
I believe in miracles for I believe in God!
--Carlton C. Buck & John Peterson, 1956
I love Jesus because he works miracles! We have many accounts in the Gospels of his healing ministry where he restored the physical and mental health of people who sought him out! We read about him feeding 4000 and 5000 men (plus women and children) on hillsides with but small amounts of food ending up with baskets full of the leftovers! We read about him walking on water and triumphantly rising from the dead!
Personally, I don’t have first-hand experiences with those kinds of miracles. But, I do have experiences of the kinds of miracles written about in the chorus of the hymn I Believe in Miracles quoted above. Those other kinds of miracles and happenings are another reason I love Jesus!
See you Sunday!
From our prayer time on Sunday, March 17th:
~ Our trustees have been so hard at work! Be sure to thank them!
~ Bonnie Querin shared: The Black River Comedy Club is performing “We’re Off to See the Circus” – it’s a fun evening out!
~RJ Laughlin is 24! (We recorded our version of “Happy Birthday” for Becky to share with him.)
~Sue Whitfield’s brother, Rex’s new kidney is being accepted by his body! Yeah!
~Lynn White’s daughter will be seeing the neurosurgeon to schedule surgery this week.
~Bonnie Querin asked for prayers for Frosty who will have triple bypass.
~Carol Rommel’s son, Derek passed away.
~Donna Lance fell and broke her upper arm.
~Colette Laughlin’s friend will be having hip surgery.
~Safe travels for the Baughman family!
~Karl and Rev. Donna’s son-in-law’s mother passed away and they will all be traveling to Pennsylvania.
~Prayers for New Zealand.
~Mark and Jessica Serafin miscarried this past week.
~Grace Harvey’s former in-law, Rose Van Dyke had a stroke.
~A friend of Charlie and Peggie Brown’s, Ed’s sister passed away last month. Yesterday, his other sister passed away.
~Hattie Ziegler’s family.
~All the unspoken prayers among us.
~Remember our military personnel, our safety forces and first responders, and their families, near and far.
Recovering: Garry Moore, Tom Repp, Lee Geissman, Patty Ramey
Cancer: Terry Gayner, Zachary, Delbert Miller, Sherry Walker
Families Grieving: Jim Hastings family, Susie Hall family, Judy Yoder family, Joni Barnes family, Doris Formanek family, Ken Wiley family, Frankie Dudas family, Leonard Barnhart family, Diana McMahon family,
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Liturgist: Bob Wooley Greeters: Kris & Sue Weir
I Love You Lord sing once TFWS #2068
Awesome God sing twice TFWS #2040
This Is a Day of New Beginnings verses 1 - 4 #383
Jesus came down from the mountain with them and stood on a large area of level ground. A great company of his disciples and a huge crowd of people from all around Judea and Jerusalem and the area around Tyre and Sidon joined him there. They came to hear him and to be healed from their diseases, and those bothered by unclean spirits were healed. The whole crowd wanted to touch him, because power was going out from him and he was healing everyone.
Leader: The word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God.
THE CHURCH IN ACTION
Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Come join us!
You may still bring in items for the next few weeks, but please keep in mind the sale ends April 14th. If you have a suggested price, please indicate as this makes it much easier for the committee. Thank you!
See Jeff Van Loon for tickets to sell to the Trustees Pulled-Pork dinner on Saturday, April 27th from 5-7pm. Help make this the most successful Pulled Pork Dinner ever by picking up a pack of tickets and selling them to friends and family. Cost of the dinner is $10.
HELP!! Church chairs have escaped!! We are missing most of our metal, folding chairs. If you have borrowed some, please return them to the church as soon as possible. We do not have enough chairs for people to sit on when we have large crowds.
Save those plastic bottle caps! Dawn Rice’s daughter, Tammi Ramsey, teaches in Westerville, OH. Her high school is collecting bottle caps from plastic bottles to recycle into a park bench on the school campus. Please bring in any plastic bottle caps you have. We’ll collect them until the end of May. A box for collecting them is in Fellowship Hall.
UMCOR Sunday offering is March 31st: Each year we have the opportunity to give to the United Methodist Committee on Relief to offset their administrative costs and provide relief efforts with any remaining contributions. When those administrative costs are covered, then 100% of all other contributions go directly to relief efforts after floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, etc. in the US and around the world. We’ll have envelopes for us to use in our bulletins that Sunday. If you won’t be in worship on the 31st and want to give, simply write “UMCOR Sunday” in your check’s memo line.