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The Bourne UMC will be joining in worship again outdoors on the church lawn, Sunday, August 16th at 11 am. As with every reopening these days, there are a few guidelines. As joyous as it will be to see each other again, it will be necessary for everyone to wear a mask, and while waving at each other is encouraged, everyone must limit social interaction by maintaining social distancing at all time, before, during, and after the service. It is requested that you bring your own chair.There will two greeters on the lawn at the edge of the parking lot. After you say hello to one of them, they will direct you to an usher who will show you where to put your chair. Everyone is encouraged to come early (at least 15 minutes) so there is time to be seated before the beginning of the service. If there is a line by the greeter, please maintain a distance of six feet from the person in front of you. The usher will hand you the bulletin. At the end of the service wait to leave until an usher has directed you to do so. Please wave to everyone as you leave but as hard as it will be, do not stop to chat with each other or the Pastor. We can best show our loving care for each other by following these guidelines.If you are ill, please remain home and watch our service online. If you become ill after having attended a service, it is asked that you call the church office to let someone know. If it is raining, please attend the online service.Remember, even though we are apart God is...

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THRIFT SHOP REOPENING MONDAY AUGUST 3rd

OUR THRIFT SHOP WILL BE OPENING MONDAY AUGUST 3rd, 2020. OPEN: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10-3 for customersDONATIONS: Wednesday and Saturday ONLY and by appt. Clothing will not be accepted until mid-September. (Please call 508-759-4898 Tues, Thurs, Fri from 9-1 to make appt.)REQUIREMENTS: Face masks required & gloves will be providedMust be worn at all times while in shopMust follow signs arrows for marked directional flowMust maintain social distancing of 6’RESTRICTIONS: Limited capacity of 3 customers in shopNO dressing rooms availableNO restrooms...

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April 5, 2020 – Sermon by Pastor Tim

Palm Sunday 2020 Look, your king is comingDownload

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Lent 3 March 15, 2020 – Sermon

Lent 3 March 15, 2020 Psalm 63, Genesis 29:1-2,9b-13; John 4:3-42 We who are thirsty… ************************************************************** We’ve just read together through the longest recorded conversation Jesus has with anybody anywhere in the bible. Reminding us – last week we were listening as Jesus spoke with a religious leader named Nicodemus who came to visit him by night. And at the end of their conversation Nicodemus, the scholarly religious authority figure was still in the dark… Not understanding Jesus… Today a woman of Samaria (and now we’re reminded Jews and Samaritans avoided each other’s company and would not normally share hospitality with each other) – but today a Samaritan woman meets Jesus in broad daylight and remains in lively conversation with him… Gradually coming to see more and more of who Jesus truly is… This is a longer conversation today by comparison with last week. And at the same time, a relatively brief conversation within the larger story of the love of God that begins even before the first book of the bible… And in this larger story, we now find ourselves in a story within the story… in the biblical narrative of a man and woman meeting at a well that begins in Genesis (24)…. as… Abraham, patriarch of Israel, sends his servant to find a bride for his son Isaac back in the country he and his wife Sarah left when God said go…And the servant goes back to Haran, and comes to a well, where he prays for success…And as he prays, here comes Rebekah, tending her family’s sheep. And behold, Rebekah becomes the wife of Isaac – and later the mother of Jacob – who we’ve seen today returning to that same well in his grandparent’s home town – where he meets Rachel, shepherding the sheep. And Rachel becomes his wife. Their son Joseph is sold into slavery in Egypt… And 400 years later, their great-great-great grand-nephew Moses flees Egypt after killing an Egyptian slave driver. And arrives in Midian, where he sits at a well and meets a group of shepherd women watering sheep – drives away some other shepherds harassing them – and marries one of them, Zipporah. Long story abbreviated – up to now anytime a man and woman meet at a well in the bible, marriage happens. So we have expectations… though – Of course we know Jesus is not like other men. (Mild understatement.) So – we listen closely… As Jesus engages with this woman in a different kind of courtship… Wooing her with words of mystery and wisdom… Coaching her to know him as Messiah… Never forcing the conversation… Just offering the gift of Who He is and what He has to offer… (and…) As with Nicodemus last week, there’s some word-play at work here… as Jesus asks for water – and the woman asks “what’s a Jewish guy like you doing talking with a Samaritan woman like me?” And Jesus replies “if you knew the gift of God and who you’re talking with, you would ask and he would give you living water.” (And…) We can hear her skepticism… but also a hint of interest… in her response… as she says, “Sir, you don’t even have a bucket, and this well is deep. Where do you get this living...

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March 15. 2020 – Cataumet

ANNOUNCEMENTS UMCOR Sunday will be March 22, when our designated gifts benefit the ministry of the United Methodist Committee on Relief, offering the balm of Christ’s love to those impacted by crisis or chronic need. A SMALL GROUP discussion of Methodist beliefs, history and what membership means group meets Sundays from about 12:30-1:15 in the Perry Room at Bourne UMC. All Welcome. Talk with Tim for more info. LENTEN STUDY will continue, with two day/time options available. Please see the March Newsletter for more details. The New England Annual Conference/RISEM District Listening Session on the future of the Methodist church scheduled for April 4 in Rhode Island has been canceled. A video and other materials are being prepared which can be shared in our churches. ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS PRAYER GROUP meets second and fourth Wednesdays at Bourne UMC at 10 am. BIBLE STUDY  continues on Thursdays, at 1pm in the Perry Room at the Bourne church. EVENTS EVERY WEEK Sunday 7:45 am Choir practice Sunday 9:00 am Worship Sunday 7:30 pm AA Meeting Monday 7:30 pm NA Meeting Tuesday 7:00 pm AA Meeting Thursday 7:00 pm NA Meeting Saturday 9:00 am Osteo...

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