Loving and Learning in Lodi June 3 2018
We are in the church season of Pentecost, a time when we remember the powerful coming of the Holy Spirit into the lives of the early followers of Jesus. They were never the same again. The Spirit sustained them and empowered them to boldly share the good news of Jesus.
This summer we’ll focus on the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Galatians, wrote about the character qualities that the Holy Spirit grows in our lives. He called them the ‘fruit’ of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
See you Sunday,
Prayer concerns since our prayer time on Sunday:
~from Kathleen Hastings – prayers for grandson, Tommy Smithberger, who is back in the hospital and prayers for her niece, Marcia, (who grew up with her and is like a sister) who has pancreatic cancer.
~from Pastor Diane – prayers for my family. My sister, Sharon’s, condition worsened, and she died this morning.
From our prayer time on Sunday, May 27th:
~Betty Baughman – 1715 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
~Edee Shaw’s relative
~Our graduates: Harry & Janet Baker – grandson, Grant. Clay Vaughan – brother, Tristan. Grace Harvey – TJ. Larry & Irene Scott – grandson, Henry.
~Those who are back: Garry & Nadine Moore, Bob Lorrah, Rev. Donna VanTrees, Weir crew, Anderson crew
~Tom Repp – Thankful for all our veterans.
~Susie Hall passed away peacefully over the weekend. Prayers for her family.
~Larry Scott – outpatient surgery at the SW Urology Center on Tuesday. He’s been fighting an infection.
~Delbert Miller – kidney problem. Prayers for antibiotics to work.
~Cindy Namerow – Lil Tozser whose basement flooded and her recovery from carpal tunnel and trigger finger surgery.
~Anne Serafin – Barb Shellhorn who will have surgery June 19th to repair the aneurysm in her brain.
~Bob Heitkamp – Surgery in Medina on Tuesday.
~Boyd Lance as he recovers from an infection.
~Donna Lance as she continues to recover from heart valve surgery.
~All the unspoken. And always remember our military families.
Recovering: Garry Moore, Tom Repp, Rev. Donna VanTrees
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
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
Liturgist: Jeff Van Loon Greeters: Joan Anderson
Hymns: Holy, Holy, Holy verses 1 – 4 #64
A favorite of Dottie Kimble, Leo Sparr and Clay Vaughan
Where the Spirit of the Lord Is TFWS #2119
Sweet, Sweet Spirit singe once #334
Come, Thou Almighty King verses 1 – 4 #61
Scripture Galatians 5:22 – 26 Common English Bible
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against things like this. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the self with its passions and its desires.
If we live by the Spirit, let’s follow the Spirit. Let’s not become arrogant, make each other angry, or be jealous of each other.
Leader: The word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God.
THE CHURCH IN ACTION
Our monthly church potluck is this Sunday after worship. Bring a dish to share and enjoy some great food and fellowship!
School My Sheep ~ Kickoff meeting this Sunday after church. We’ll get our food and meet at a table together. All are welcome. We need your input and ideas. The event is 2 months away which sounds like a long time but isn’t. Here’s what we’re collecting at this time:
Jeans, Khaki’s, shorts, coats, jackets, and tennis shoes.
College lined paper, 2 pocket-pronged folders, 1” binders,
soft pencil pouches, mouse sets to use with keyboards,
and over-the-ear headphones
Dollar tree is selling binders for $1.00 and a pack of 4 folders for $1.00. We have websites for the headphones and mouse sets.
Matthew 25 Coalition Rummage Sale on June 15 & 16 at 118 Center St., Seville, OH. Drop off donations for the Yard Sale from June 11-14 from 4 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Items to donate: Collectibles, Perennials, Vintage Dishes, Glassware, Casserole Dishes, Garden Tools, Handbags, Costume Jewelry, Games, Toys, Bikes, Books, Small Appliances, Camping Gear, Sports Memorabilia, and Power Tools. ***Please price your items for them. Please don’t donate adult clothing or large items.