Meal and Concert – 10/22/18

MEAL and CONCERT                                                                       MONDAY OCTOBER 22, 2018   6:30 PM  in concert…                                     a love offering will be received during concert            5:30 PM  SOUP and CORNBREAD MEAL (including beverage & dessert)                                No tickets required. Donations gratefully accepted.        BOURNE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 37 SANDWICH ROAD, BOURNE, MA                         Hope to see you there!   You’ll be awfully glad you came!                   www.thekempters.com             www.bournecataumetparish.org...

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October 7, 2018

Pentecost 20   October 7, 2018  Psalm 8, Isaiah 8:16-18, Hebrews 1:1-4,2:5-13, Mark 10:13-16          As a little child ************************************************************* “Let the children come to me,” Jesus says. “For the kingdom of God belongs to such as these…. (and…) Unless you receive the kingdom of God as a little child receives, you’ll never get in.” And as Hebrews tells us – Jesus, Son of God, is not ashamed to call us his brothers and sisters – since we share the same Father in heaven… And as Hebrews also reminds us – Christ is the very image of God – and through our relationship with Christ and God the Father we too carry the image of God… So we know intuitively, at least kind of sort of… what Jesus is talking about here… Which is probably why… even at a very early age… I was able to figure out… Peter Pan got it right. It’s a good thing to never grow up. As a little child I knew… I certainly did not want to grow up. It wasn’t hard to figure out – kids have all the advantage over grown ups, with all their worries and hurries… Why go there? And by the time I hit adolescence I was all the more convinced adults were doing life all wrong. I wanted nothing to do with grown up lifestyles. Adults “know” too much. Reason too reasonably… Or think they’re being so very reasonable… even when we’re obviously sometimes not…. not that my adolescent self wasn’t all the while starting down that same grown up road… As, I suppose, with most children, by the end of adolescence and into my early twenties, all my best-laid-plans to stay forever young went off the track… And I began to think it was time to be an adult and grow up. Hey, I even thought I was a grown up, already… I wish I could say this was just a phase I was going through… I wish I could say I’ve always managed to keep my inner child alive, alert, attentive to the ways of God and God’s kingdom. I wish… but that’s not the way it’s actually been… Still, thanks God, there are times when I do feel like I’m not far from the kingdom – like when I’m fishing, singing or just feeling good in God’s good creation… Or – when I’m here in church worshiping and singing to God with you… Or – when I’m passing pumpkins, along with 105 other people – unloading our annual truckload of pumpkins, making a sea of bright orange with nice contrasting tints of green and white… Doing for others, in the company of others doing the same… Young and old, laughing, smiling, sharing stories… strangers and friends… Crossing over that invisible border… into the kingdom of God… No one to stop us at the border… Because we’re doing it all as little children… The way Jesus said to do… *** Psalm 8, our psalm this morning, reminds us – out of the mouths of babes and infants God has established a defense against God’s foes – a sure defense that causes God’s enemies to hush and keep quiet… The voices of children can, when we pause to listen for God’s Spirit, cause us to hush from bickering,...

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October 7, 2018 – Cataumet

ANNOUNCEMENTS The group to discuss The Book of Joy will continue Monday, October 8 at 6:30. A combined meeting of Church Council and Finance will be on Wednesday, Oct. 10 starting at 6:30. Volunteer Chaplains Wanted – Interested in serving as a volunteer chaplain? Please call Chaplain Sally Miller of Upper Cape Chaplaincy at 508-331-8250 or 508-457-3522. Will train.  Help is needed Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am to noon at Falmouth Hospital. Free lunch provided. OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS Bourne Food Pantry Please remember to bring in your food items. They are much needed! The cupboards are low at Peebles Elementary School! Donations ASAP are greatly appreciated. See the October Circuit Rider for a list of needed items. Bible Study meets Thursdays at 1:00 pm. 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                         9:00am                        Exercise Tuesday                        7:00 pm                        AA Meeting Thursday                       9:00 am                       Exercise Thursday                        7:00 pm                      N/A Meeting Saturday                       9:00 am                        Osteo...

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October 7, 2018 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, October 7th:                                11:00 AM      Worship Service Wednesday, October 10th:                      10:00 AM      Prayer Group                                                                          5:00 PM      Aptuxcet                                                                          7:00 PM      Choir Rehearsal Thursday, October 11th:                            1:00 PM      Bible Study Sunday,  October 14th:                             11:00 AM      Worship Service   THE SPRC MEETING will meet Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Cataumet Church at 7:00. PRAYER GROUP meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the downstairs nursery at 10 am. WE CAN Information Session on Monday October 15th at 5:30 pm. VOLUNTEER CHAPLAINS WANTED Interested in serving as a volunteer chaplain? Please call Chaplain Sally Miller of Upper Cape Chaplaincy at 508-331-8250 or 508-457-3522. Will train.  Help is needed Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am to noon. Free lunch provided. THE CUPBOARDS ARE LOW at Peebles Elementary School! Donations ASAP are greatly appreciated. A list of foods most urgently needed is forthcoming, but we can use food now. For more information please call Marsha Burt 508-759-8364.      ...

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Pumpkin Patch 2018

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