Loving and Learning in Lodi January 19 2020
On this weekend when we remember the non-violent ways of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we’ll look at Dr. Seuss’ story about the Sneetches and look for the spiritual lessons we can learn from them!
See you Sunday, as we listen for God’s voice…
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Liturgist: Patti Graves Greeter/s: Jeff & Marta Van LoonHymns: How Firm a Foundation verses 1, 2, 4 & 5 #529
Grace Alone verses 1 & 2 TFWS #2162
We Shall Overcome verses 1 - 4 #533
“You have heard that it was said, You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who harass you so that you will be acting as children of your Father who is in heaven. He makes the sun rise on both the evil and the good and sends rain on both the righteous and the unrighteous.
If you love only those who love you, what reward do you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing? Don’t even the Gentiles do the same? Therefore, just as your heavenly Father is complete in showing love to everyone, so also you must be complete.”
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God.
THE CHURCH IN ACTION
Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings 7:00 – 8:00pm. Join us!
The Staff Parish Relations Committee meets next Wednesday, January 22nd at 5:15 p.m.
Soups for Super Bowl Sunday Potluck - February 2nd - Our United Methodist Women will be providing a gift basket and a large cooker of soup to a “Soup cook-off” benefit for Matthew 25 on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at Grace Lutheran Church, Wadsworth, 1 -4 pm. In preparation for that, they will be providing soups for our monthly church potluck on the 2nd. We’ll be able to let them know what our favorite soup is and that is the one they’ll take to the Soup Cook Off. You can join them in bringing a soup if you want. Otherwise, bring a salad or light dessert to share and have fun tasting some yummy soups!!
Life Line Screening - will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Lodi United Methodist Church on 3/3/2020. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries ...a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs...a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat... tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to do. To register for this event and to receive a $10 discount on any package priced above $129, please visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle
or call 1-888-653-6441 or text the word circle to 797979.
2020 Offering Envelopes are ready for you to pick up at the back of the sanctuary by the ramp. Please sign the sheet letting us know what numbered envelopes you have chosen. Thank you for your faithful and generous giving!
Please save your plastic caps & lids for a “buddy bench” at Sylvia Anderson’s great nephew, Braden’s school.