Loving and Learning in Lodi July 15 2018
Sometimes I have a ‘long fuse.’ Something happens that upsets me. I can feel irritation that could turn into frustration and anger. But, it subsides. I go on my way.
Sometimes I have a ‘short fuse.’ Something happens that upsets me. I can feel irritation that does turn into frustration and anger. It doesn’t subside. I say or do something that I later regret.
Sunday, we look at the fruit of the Spirit, patience…the fruit of the Spirit that helps us restrain our impulses for irritation and anger…
See you Sunday,
From our prayer time on Sunday, July 8th:
~Clay Vaughn will be 23 on Wednesday and looks forward to continuing his job and helping others.
~Missy Laughlin shared that Colin has a birthday on Saturday - he will be 17 and looks forward to graduating high school (this is happening too quickly!)
~Rich Serafin let us know that Anne has a birthday coming up - she will be 73 years young and wants to continue helping her buddy (Kenny) and others.
~Neil McLoda thanked everyone for the prayers and cards and said he is recovering well from his hip replacement.
~Martha Zona thanked us for our prayers for her grandson who had a second surgery and is now home from the hospital and doing okay.
~Ruth Anderson shared that Dottie is in San Diego because on Monday evening Breanna will get her "white doctor's coat" and start her physical therapy residency.
~Ruth Anderson also thanked everyone for the calls, prayers, and cards after her recent fall and she has decided the elevator is a good thing!
~Anne Serafin thanked us for the prayers and cards for Kenny and please keep praying for him and Sonny.
~Cindy Namerow shared that her mom had an x-ray and her shoulder is mending. She also shared that there was a shed fire in Sterling last night and thankfully no one and no animals were hurt.
~Rev. Diane thanked us for the prayers and let us know that her fingers are healing nicely.
~Cindy Namerow asks for continued prayers for the children trapped in the cave in Thailand.
~Deanne Heitkamp let us know that Bob is going in for his third try at leg surgery on Wednesday. Please pray for him and for the doctor.
~Pat Geissman requests prayers for her granddaughter Kerri who is suffering from ulcers in her small intestines; and also for Kerri's friend's sister who overdosed Thursday. She is in a coma and her kidneys are failing.
~Ruth Anderson asks for prayers for John Kimble's cousin, Greg, whose hands were burned in an accident in San Diego.
~Rev. Diane asks for prayers for the children separated from their parents and families at our borders.
Recovering: Garry Moore, Tom Repp, Rev. Donna VanTrees, Ken Wiley
Cancer: Diane McMahon, Rich Serafin, Terry Gayner, Zachary, Delbert Miller
Families Grieving: The Donna Grimm Family, The Max Longsdorf family, The Jean Parker family, The Acey Baker family, The Lois Jockisch family, The Jim Hastings family, The Windy Klinect family, The Susie Hall family,
Rev. Diane and family with her oldest sister’s death
Sunday, July 15th, 2018
Liturgist: Bob Wooley Greeters: Cindy Namerow
Hymns: Come! Come! Everybody Worship verses 1 - 3 TFWS #2271 Where the Spirit of the Lord Is TFWS #2119
This Is My Father’s World verses 1 - 3 #144
Be Still My Soul verses 1 – 3 #534
Scripture Ephesians 4:1 - 6 Common English Bible
Therefore, as a prisoner for the Lord, I encourage you to live as people worthy of the call you received from God. Conduct yourselves with all humility, gentleness, and patience. Accept each other with love, and make an effort to preserve the unity of the Spirit with the peace that ties you together. You are one body and one spirit, just as God also called you in one hope. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all, who is over all, through all, and in all.
Leader: The word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God.
THE CHURCH IN ACTION
A Thank You and a Need for Help: The ‘Thank You’ goes to Larry and Letha Mapes for so faithfully keeping our church’s yard and flower beds looking spectacular for so many years! Our only rival was their very own yard a few houses down the hill! For all the hard work and the beauty they brought to our church, we are forever in their debt! Thank you, Larry and Letha!
Subsequently, the need for help comes from the Trustees needing help in mowing and maintaining our church’s yard and flower beds. If you can help with mowing or tending the flower beds, please let our Trustee Chairperson, Don Graves know. You can reach him at 330-620-3453. The Trustees are open to a rotating schedule of people who would look after the property. Thanks for considering it!
United Methodist Women meet this Saturday at 9:30 am. All women of the church are welcome.
School My Sheep: August 4th Well, you've done it again! We never cease to be amazed by what this church can do when you put your mind to accomplishing something! We have purchased or received the following;
Headphones 100 Done! Wired mice for computers 110 Done!
Book Bags (large and small) Total 45 college ruled paper packs 16
1" Binders 14
And, and and....all 3 school principals are in the loop. An email was sent to all Cloverleaf families today from Mrs. Jamie Lormeau (High School Principal) alerting them to the even and asking them to donate if able.
Feel free to bring in your items so we can keep updating! God is Good! We could really use plastic totes! Boxes aren’t holding up as well. Put your name on it, and it WILL be returned!