Thursday, October 17, 2019

Loving and Learning in Lodi October 20 2019

           Human beings need food! In terms of basic needs, food joins oxygen and water as one of our basic needs. The gospels share several accounts of Jesus eating with friends, religious leaders, and those on the outside of polite society. We’ll look at some of those on Sunday. We’ll see how conversation and community are formed around the table. So…in the meantime…enjoy your meals, the people you share them with, and the memories/relationships that grow around your tables!

                                                                          See you Sunday!                                                                                                                                             Pastor Diane

SHHHHH!!! I’VE GOT A SECRET FOR US! In September, Dottie Kimble, passed a milestone at Lodi UMC…she has worked and served us for 25 years!! WOW! So, on Sunday, October 27th we will celebrate her. Our Staff Parish Relations Committee will host a reception after worship and give her a gift during worship. We, also, want to shower her with our thanks and gratitude. Please write her a note or give her a card thanking her and sharing a memory you have of how she has helped you through the years. Bring your card with you on the 27th or mail it to P.O. Box 3, Lodi, OH  44254. REMEMBER…it’s a surprise for Dottie, so keep it quiet!

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Liturgist:      Cindy Namerow                                         Greeters: Ron & Faye Stewart
Hymns:         The Church’s One Foundation                               verses 1, 2 & 4                     #545
                     I Come with Joy                                         verses 1, 3 & 5                     #617
                      Blest Be the Tie That Binds                         verses 1 – 4                         #557

           After this Jesus went across the Galilee Sea (that is, the Tiberias Sea). A large crowd followed him, because they had seen the miraculous signs he had done among the sick. Jesus went up a mountain and sat there with his disciples. It was nearly time for Passover, the Jewish festival.

           Jesus looked up and saw the large crowd coming toward him. He asked Philip, “Where will we buy food to feed these people?” Jesus said this to test him, for he already knew what he was going to do.

           Philip replied, “More than a half year’s salary worth of food wouldn’t be enough for each person to have even a little bit.”

           One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said, “A youth here has five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that for a crowd like this?”

           Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass there. They sat down, about five thousand of them. Then Jesus took the bread. When he had given thanks, he distributed it to those who were sitting there. He did the same with the fish, each getting as much as they wanted. When they had plenty to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather up the leftover pieces, so that nothing will be wasted.” So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves that had been left over by those who had eaten.

Leader:    The word of God for the people of God.                        People:    Thanks be to God.


Choir rehearses on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Join us!

Celebrate 100! Capital Campaign:  Bring your pledge cards with you this Sunday and please put them in the offering plate. As reported last Sunday: 15 pledges for $51,320 for a total of $77,597 towards the $100,000!!

Yearly Church Conference, Saturday, October 26, 2019. 9:00 am – 12 noon. LeRoy United Methodist Church, Westfield Center, Ohio. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lodi United Methodist Church Cookbook: Thinking ahead to Christmas?  Want to be a part of making a wonderful Christmas present for family and friends? Get your favorite recipes ready to share in our Lodi United Methodist Church cookbook! Be sure to include the following: Name of the recipe, your name, the ingredients and the directions for making the recipe.   PLEASE double check your ingredients and amounts before you submit them. You may submit as many as you like! Give your recipes to Dottie, put them in her office, in the offering, mail them or e-mail them to or by November 1, 2019.
     Feeling creative?  We will be having a cover contest! Be the winning cover designer and you will be rewarded some free copies of the book!  We are excited to be putting this together.

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