October 15, 2017 – Cataumet

ANNOUNCEMENTS  The Bible Study Group will meet on Thursdays at 1 PM in Bourne. The RISEM District Lay Academy will be held on Nov. 11 and 18 in Taunton. Please join us for lunch after worship today with Gary Melville of the United Methodist Foundation of NE in Crain Hall, Bourne UMC. Please join us in a visit with New England Conference Bishop Suda Devadhar this coming Thursday, October 19, from 5 to 8 pm at Memorial United Methodist Church in Taunton. Potluck dinner (drinks provided), followed by discussion on the state of the church with our Bishop. Please let Tim know if you are able to come.   OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS Bourne Food Pantry has been helping Bourne residents for 25 years, serving over 300 families each month. Please remember to bring in your food items. They are much needed! Backpack Program Kids are back in school and we are collecting items of food and supplies to fill the backpacks that go home with the kids on weekends. EVENTS EVERY WEEK Sunday                        8:00 am                        Choir practice Sunday                        9:00 am                        Worship Sunday                           7:00 pm                      AA Meeting Monday                         7:30 pm                       N/A Meeting Tuesday                         9:00pm                           Exercise Tuesday                        7:00 pm                        AA Meeting Thursday                       9:00 am                         Exercise Thursday                        7:00 pm                          N/A Meeting Friday                           7:30 pm                        Adult Children of Alcoholics Meeting Saturday                     9:00 am                       Osteo Exercise...

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October 15, 2017 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, October 15th:                     11:00 AM       Worship Service Monday, October 16th:                      9:00 AM       DCOM                                                                  6:00  PM       Finance Committee                                                                 7:00 PM       Church Council                                                                 7:00 PM       Choir Rehearsal Thursday,  October 19th                  9:00 AM       Men’s Breakfast                                                                 1:00 PM       Bible Study (Perry) Sunday, October 22nd:                  11:00 AM       Worship Service                                                              12:30 PM       Lunch  in Crain Hall   PLEASE JOIN us for lunch after worship today with Gary Melville of the United Methodist Foundation of New England in Crain Hall. THE NEXT MEN’S BREAKFAST will be October 19th at the Corner Café in Pocasset. PLEASE JOIN us in visiting with New England Conference Bishop Suda Devadhar this coming Thursday, October 19, from 5 to 8 pm at Memorial United Methodist Church in Taunton. Potluck dinner (drinks provided), followed by discussion on the state of the church with our Bishop. Please let Tim know if you are able to come. PRAYER GROUP will on October  25th at 10:00am in the Nursery. THE FALMOUTH CHORALE will present a concert, Baroque Splendor,, on Saturday October 21st and 22nd.  Both concerts will be at 4:00 PM at John Wesley UMC in Falmouth.  For more information contact Joan Davis at 508-759-2104. BACKPACK PROGRAM:  There is a list of items needed on the table in Crain Hall.  Thank you in advance! MAY WE PRAY WITH YOU?? There are times in our lives when we may feel the need to ask others to pray with us concerning a particular need, whether it be our own need or that of a family member or friend. Members of our by-monthly Wednesday morning prayer group would like to join you in prayer at such times. Therefore, two of our members will be in the back of the church following the worship service each Sunday waiting to meet you, one on the left and one on the right. All prayer concerns will be kept strictly confidential. FREE CHILDREN’S CLOTHING EXCHANGE: We continue to accept gently used children’s clothes, sizes 0-14, which may be dropped off at the Thrift Shop. The exchange is open the first Saturday of each month at 10am. THE RISEM DISTRICT LAY ACADAMY will be held on Nov. 11 and 18 in Taunton.  ...

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October 8, 2017

Pentecost 18   October 8, 2017   Psalm 143, Philippians 4:4-7, Psalm 130, Matthew 6:9-15,25-33, 7:7-11                    **************************************************** Author Annie Dillard has written about church, saying, (quote): “we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews.” Life with Jesus, in other words, is an adventure, a bit like a sailing around Cape Horn in a storm. An adventure in the overthrow of the world order as we know it. Which is really also what The Lord’s Prayer is all about. Every time we say this prayer we’re asking for God’s revolution to be accomplished… Every time we say “Thy will be done. On earth as it is in heaven…” we’re asking God to turn the world upside down. Most of us, I suspect, have probably said this prayer so many times that we have built up a little immunity to fully hearing everything we’re asking. But every time we pray Our Father in heaven… We’re calling on God to do the ultimate radical make-over of all the world. Consider– In the world we’re told, directly or indirectly – look out for number one – we ourselves, and those who think like us. But in the prayer Jesus gives us, we’re told to give all glory to the name of God. God alone is ultimate and above all. God’s name alone is to be kept holy. And every time we pray God’s kingdom come – God’s will be done – we’re also saying – not my will (or your will or our will) – but God’s will be done – not just in heaven, bye and bye – but here on earth as it is in heaven… And every time we pray “give us this day our daily bread,” we’re actually also asking God to not give us everything we imagine we might like or want – but to give us really all we need to live on. This prayer isn’t about piling up surplus for a rainy day future. It’s about everyone having enough for today. Everyone, not just us. Because… We pray give us our daily bread. And forgive us our debts – our sins, transgressions, trespasses. And perhaps to remind ourselves – we don’t want to be asking good things for our ourselves that we’re not asking also for others, we pray – forgive us our debts, our sins, our trespasses, as we forgive all those indebted to us – all who sin or trespass against us… And lead us not into temptation. (I know how to get there all by myself.) But bring us through every testing – every time of trial. Deliver us from every evil, as only you, O Lord our God, can do. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are all yours, Lord, not ours… This prayer, from start to finish, is never about me, myself, and I. It’s always about our God (not my God), our daily bread (not my bread alone but ours), and our debts forgiven. This prayer is for all of us together – as we pray Our Father in heaven, your name be hallowed, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. *** The Lord’s Prayer is our basic...

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October 8, 2017-Cataumet

ANNOUNCEMENTS The Bible Study Group will meet on Thursdays at 1 PM in Bourne. The RISEM District Lay Academy will be held on Nov. 11 and 18 in Taunton.   OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS Bourne Food Pantry has been helping Bourne residents for 25 years, serving over 300 families each month. Please remember to bring in your food items. They are much needed! Backpack Program Kids are back in school and we are collecting items of food and supplies to fill the backpacks that go home with the kids on weekends.   EVENTS EVERY WEEK Sunday                        8:00 am                        Choir practice Sunday                        9:00 am                        Worship Sunday                           7:00 pm                      AA Meeting Monday                           7:30 pm                       N/A Meeting Tuesday                         9:00pm                           Exercise Tuesday                        7:00 pm                        AA Meeting Thursday                       9:00 am                         Exercise Thursday                        7:00 pm                          N/A Meeting Friday                           7:30 pm                        Adult Children of Alcoholics Meeting Saturday                     9:00 am                       Osteo Exercise...

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October 8, 2017- Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, October 8st :                     11:00 AM        Worship Service Monday, October 9nd:                      4:00 PM       Worship Committee   Meeting Wednesday, October 11th:             10:00 AM        Prayer Group (Nursery)                                                                6:00 PM        Aptuxcet                                                                7:00 PM        Choir Rehearsal Thursday,  October 12th                 1:00 PM         Bible Study (Perry) Saturday, October 7th:               10:00AM        Children’s Clothing  Exchange Sunday, October 15th:               11:00 AM        Worship Service PRAYER GROUP will on October 11th and 25th at 10:00am in the Nursery. THE  UMW LUNCHEON will be Saturday October 14th from 11-2pm. THE NEXT MENS BREAKFAST will be October 19th at the Corner Café in Pocasset. BACKPACK PROGRAM:  There is a list of items needed on the table in Crain Hall.  Thank you in advance! HELP THE HOMELESS: Our church has been asked to collect new white socks, caps/hats, and bug spray/sun block. The collection box is on the landing at the entrance to Crain Hall. Thank you for your support! THE RISEM DISTRICT LAY ACADEMY will be held on Nov. 11 and 18 in Taunton. FREE CHILDREN’S CLOTHING EXCHANGE: We continue to accept gently used children’s clothes, sizes 0-14, which may be dropped off at the Thrift Shop. The exchange is open the first Saturday of each month at 10am. MAY WE PRAY WITH YOU ?? There are times in our lives when we may feel the need to ask others to pray with us concerning a particular need, whether it be our own need or that of a family member or friend. Members of our by-monthly Wednesday morning prayer group would like to join you in prayer at such times. Therefore, two of our members will be in the back of the church following the worship service each Sunday waiting to meet you, one on the left and one on the right. All prayer concerns will be kept strictly confidential.    ...

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