Loving and Learning in Lodi October 29 2017
“Sometimes we never know the value of a moment
until it becomes a memory.”
Most Sunday’s are days of remembering…remembering God’s presence and faithfulness…remembering the people and events in the Bible…remembering to walk in the ways of Jesus…remembering.
We’ll be doing some extra remembering this Sunday. Next Wednesday, November 1st, is All Saints Day, a day when we remember those who shared their love of God with us and helped us come to understand the forgiveness and grace we have in Christ. Some are alive and inspiring us now. Some have died and gone on to the church triumphant. We’ll remember them and give thanks for their witness as we worship together.
See you Sunday!
Prayers since Sunday:
~Mac McCrary hospitalized for dehydration
From Our Prayer Time on Sunday, October 22nd:
~ The sign beside the single entrance door is once again visible thanks to Bill and Elva, daughter Diane, Kris and Donny (for finding the key). The information on the sign will be very helpful to the community.
~The parsonage tree is down thanks to so many helpful hands! Lots of warmth from the wood in the winters to come.
~Melissa & Rob Laughlin were married 23 years ago in our church. Rob always says: “Happy wife makes a happy life.”
~Rev. Diane is enjoying all the surprises, on her desk, each day, for Pastor Appreciation month. Thank you!
~The elevator was fixed this past week. Yeah
~Cloverleaf scored a RECORD 70 points in Friday night’s football game! Go Colts!
~Anne Serafin’s son, Mark, got married yesterday. What a celebration! To make it even sweeter, the doctor’s told Anne NO liver cancer!
~Cindy Namerow shared about a group, Women Helping Women. They help with women’s health screenings. They celebrated this past week with about 250 women!
~Nice work with the $5 challenges that have been turned in so far.
~Bill and Judy Foster’s son-in-law passed away from ALS this past week.
~Sue Weir’s mom, Acey Baker, will be entering Hospice this week.
~Charlie Brown is in Medina Hospital due to trouble breathing. He is home now.
~Jean Parker’s memorial service was this past week. Pray for her family.
~Graham Morrison was put in hospice on Thursday. He has a wife and four daughters in Lodi.
~Always remember to pray for the empty seats in the pews. Our neighbors need our prayers.
~Our military needs our prayers.
Ongoing Prayer Concerns:
Recovering: Garry Moore, Dick Chapman, Tom & Lu Repp, Ruth Hebble, Leonard Barnhart, Mac McCrary
Cancer: Diane McMahon, Rich Serafin, Terry Gayner, Zachary, Juanita Lockard, Delbert Miller, Rev. Doug Lewis, Acey Baker
Families Grieving: The Baker Family, The Geissman Family, Grandma “Margaret” House family, The Mabel Damas family, The Max Yergin family, The Marge Lance Burton family, The Irene Warner family, The Donna Grimm Family, The Matt Ramsey Family, Dr. Craner’s family, The Max Longsdorf family, The Shelia Roberts family, The Jean Parker family
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Liturgist: Larry Cray Greeter/s: Joan Anderson
Hymns: Hymn of Promise verses 1 – 1 #707
Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying sing once #2193 TFWS
I’ll Fly Away verses 1 & 3 TFWS #2282
(a favorite of Cheryl Betts & Al Zona)
I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry verses 1 - 7 TFWS #2051
(a favorite of Judy Foster)
Scripture: II Timothy 1:3 - 7 Common English Bible
I’m grateful to God, whom I serve with a good conscience as my ancestors did. I constantly remember you in my prayers day and night. When I remember your tears, I long to see you so that I can be filled with happiness. I’m reminded of your authentic faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice. I’m sure that this faith is also inside you. Because of this, I’m reminding you to revive God’s gift that is in you through the laying on of my hands. God didn’t give us a spirit that is timid but one that is powerful, loving, and self-controlled.
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God.
THE CHURCH IN ACTION
Yearly, All-Church Conference Saturday, October 28th at Spencer UMC. Worship is at 10am, and our Church Conference is at 11AM. Everyone is welcome to attend.
You can turn in your Stewardship hopes and promises for 2018 by mailing them to the church or by placing them in the offering plate on Sunday. Thank you!
Upward Sports of Southwest Medina County will soon begin its 5th season. This fun and rewarding outreach is jointly sponsored by Lafayette and LeRoy UMCs. Upward is a Christian-based sports league that not only promotes physical activity, but also character building and sportsmanship. Practices and games are held at Lafayette UMC, 6201 Lafayette Rd, Medina. All students in Grades 1 - 6 are invited to participate in Basketball or Cheerleading. We are taking registrations for the 2017-2018. Practices will begin on Thursday evenings in December and games will be held each Saturday in January and February. Registration can be completed at the following links:
Basketball – http://www.upward.org/leagues/491881482/Basketball
Cheerleading – http://www.upward.org/leagues/491881482/Cheerleading
The new lending library can be found on the bookshelves in fellowship hall! Take a book, leave a book, adult or kids – just share!