August 5, 2018 – Cataumet

 ANNOUNCEMENTS Bourne Food Pantry Please remember to bring in your food items. They are much needed! The Bible Study Group is suspended for the summer. The group to discuss The Book of Joy will continue after Labor Day TBA. 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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August 5, 2018 -Bourne

                     THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, August 5th:                                  11:00 AM      Worship  Service                                                                                                                        Sunday,  August 12th:                               11:00 AM      Worship Service                                           ANNOUNCEMENTS THE JULY/AUGUST NEWSLETTER  is available THE NEXT MEN’S BREAKFAST will  meet August 16th at 9:30 am at the Corner Café in Pocasset. CRAFT GROUP  will meet on Friday August 17th at 10:00am at Sue DeWitte’s home, more information provided in the Newsletter. PRAYER GROUP will not meet during the month of August, but will begin meeting again Wednesday, September 12th. 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.  ...

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July 29, 2017 – Cataumet

ANNOUNCEMENTS Prayer group meets second and fourth Wednesdays, 10 am, at the Bourne church. All are welcome. The group to discuss The Book of Joy will continue after Labor Day TBA. OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS Bourne Food Pantry Please remember to bring in your food items. They are much needed! The Bible Study Group is suspended for the summer. 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 Exercise...

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July 29, 2018 -Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, July 29th:                                  11:00 AM     Outdoor Worship Service                                                                                                    Saturday, August 4th:                           10:00 AM     Children’s Clothing  Exchange                                                                                           Sunday,  August 5th:                            11:00 AM      Worship Service   THE JULY/AUGUST NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is July 31st. 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. PRAYER GROUP will not meet during the month of August, but will begin meeting again Wednesday, September 12th.    ...

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July 22, 2018

Pentecost 9   July 22, 2018 Ephesians 2:17-22, 2 Samuel 7:1-17 *********************************************************** King David decides to build a house for God. David doesn’t exactly spell out his plans – all he says to his pastor, Nathan the prophet, is “Here I am living in a house of cedar – while the ark of God stays in a tent.” Nathan knows exactly where David’s going – and says “Go, do all you have in mind – God is with you.” Perhaps King David is feeling discomforting twinges of conscience about living in a palace while God lives in a tent out at the Camp Ground. Or –  maybe it has just taken a while to get to a place where David can rest a little from all the battles he’s been waging… And actually have both the time and the means to undertake the major building project he has in mind… David’s been kept busy a long time… defeating neighbor nations in a long series of wars and battles. Along the way, he’s conquered Jerusalem, a city built on hills, surrounded by high walls, said to be impossible to defeat. But David has conquered – and now begun a radical make-over, turning Jerusalem into his new capital city, the city of David. David’s only recently been installed as king over the nation, which had been divided between it’s Southern and Northern provinces. Now the neighboring king of Tyre has built David a splendid palace of cedar, the finest construction material of the day, in hopes of maintaining good relations. A wise move, in light of David’s remarkable successes in battle. Now David hopes to escalate the make-over of Jerusalem – as last week we heard loud celebration with singing, dancing and feasting, as David brings the ark of the covenant into Jerusalem. (The same ark that loaned it’s name to Raiders of the Lost Ark – where archeologist Harrison Ford knows enough about the power of the ark to look away, while Nazis, who don’t know, go up in smoke trying to open it.) And by bringing the ark of the covenant, which holds the tablets of the Law of Moses and other holy artifacts from Israel’s past into Jerusalem – David also relocates Israel’s central place of worship from Shiloh to Jerusalem. *** When we first met David he was just a small town shepherd boy. But God called him to be shepherd king for Israel. He’s slain the legendary Philistine warrior Goliath, and become Israel’s best known military hero. He’s led armies against the Philistines winning battle after battle. People say “Saul has killed his thousands, but David has killed his ten thousands.” Which makes King Saul, David’s father-in-law, homicidally jealous. David flees into the wilderness, where for years he leads a ragtag band of guerilla fighters… Till King Saul and his son Jonathan die in battle and David is named king. With backing now from all the elders of Israel, David decides its time to build God a temple. David knows Israel’s mode of worship looks pretty humble compared with the temples of our neighbors. Israel’s corporate worship has been focused wherever the tent and tabernacle from the time of Exodus reside. Lately that’s been Shiloh to the North, but up to now the ark of God has...

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