July 21, 2019 – Cataumet

ANNOUNCEMENTS 250th Anniversary Celebration and Cataumet Village Day: We are getting ready to join with many Cataumet Village and Bourne-wide organizations to celebrate our church and the village on the weekend of August 9-11. We will need help setting up the church history display on Tuesday, July 23 at 10 am and Thursday, July 25, at 6:30 pm. Please let Donna Mark know if you can help. There is also a sign-up sheet in Handy Hall for volunteers to help with the Friday night set-up and refreshments and Saturday daytime set-up and lunch, tours, etc. Bay Community Alliance Church in Buzzards Bay presents Vickie Truett in concert Sunday, July 28th at 2:00pm. There will be a free cookout at 12:30pm prior to the concert. A love offering for Vickie will be taken during the concert.   EVENTS EVERY WEEK Sunday                         7:45 am                        Choir practice Sunday                         9:00 am                        Worship Sunday                           7:30 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                     NA Meeting Saturday                       9:00 am                        Osteo Exercise...

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Upcoming Event – July 21, 2019

Celebrating  225 years in  Bourne Village! The Bourne United Methodist Church invites you to join in the celebration.  Sunday, July 21st 11 am on the Briggs-McDermott House lawn there will be an historical commemorative service.  Meet Jesse Lee, John Perry, Ellis Swift, Amelda Perry, Betsey Keene and others as they share their remembrances of life in Monument/Bourne Village.  The BriggsMcDermott House is directly across the street from the church on Sandwich Road in Bourne Village. There will be a Family Picnic immediately following the service.  Bring a picnic lunch for your family and share news and fellowship with others, just as it was done years ago.  Dessert and beverages will be provided.   In case of rain, there is a contingency plan. Everyone is...

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April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday   April 21, 2019   Psalm 116, Isaiah 25:6-9, 2 Corinthians 5:13-19, John 20:1-18        The new creation ***************************************************************** Christ has risen – Alleluia! Christ – risen from the dead – marks the beginning of a new creation – in which everything is made new. Yet – Probably we’ve noticed… so often most of the world doesn’t seem to have received the message. Life on earth still features so much of the same-old-same-old… same-as-it-ever-was patterns of death, denial and dysfunction… It’s not just the obvious dog-eat-dog, nation against nation, neighbor against neighbor symptoms. It’s also even when we’re conscientiously trying to do the right thing – but still see death-sin-evil-wickedness often seeming to have the upper hand. Life on earth continuing as-it-always-was – except speeding faster… How then, are we to hear – this strange report of Jesus risen from the dead? *** Sometimes it helps to revisit and review… from more than one angle of vision… Mary Magdalene comes to the tomb while it’s still dark… Only to find the stone that sealed the tomb rolled away… She runs to find two other disciples – probably wondering – could this empty tomb be the work of grave robbers – who might still be lurking in the tomb? Or could this be the Roman empire – disappearing the body of Jesus to try to make it harder for his followers to make him into a martyr who inspires rebellion? Or – could this possibly be something else… altogether…  too mysterious…for words? Mary runs – gets Simon Peter and the other disciple – who run together to the tomb. One at a time they enter, look into the empty tomb – and now are persuaded by the linen wrappings removed – by the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, now carefully rolled up – persuaded this is not the work of grave robbers or the empire. The “other disciple” (who many assume is John the gospel writer) now believes…. But disciples don’t yet understand the scriptures like the passage we’ve read from Isaiah – that prophesies God overcoming the power of death. We don’t know exactly what they believed or were thinking… We just know now the two male disciples head home for breakfast… Leaving only Mary Magdalene, alone… at the tomb, weeping… A pair of angels appears now, sitting in the tomb – striking up a conversation almost casually as if we do this everyday– asking Woman, why are you weeping? She tells them she’s looking for the body of Jesus… Either not noticing who they are – or not impressed by these angel visitors… So intently looking only for the body of Jesus… Even when she now sees Jesus standing close by – hears him echo the angel’s question – Woman, why are you weeping? adding Whom are you looking for? – still, not knowing it is Jesus – still thinking he’s the gardener – telling him, Sir, if you know where his body is let me know! I will take him away… It’s only as she hears him call her name – Mary!– that she recognizes Jesus. Alive! And replies and rushes to him…and… Jesus sends her now to tell the other disciples – he is risen – he will be ascending to God the Father… And...

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April 21, 2019 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday,  April 21st:                                11:00 AM     Easter Service Wednesday, April 24th:                        10:00 AM     Prayer Group                                                                    10:00 AM     BWC Thursday, April 25th                                1:00 PM     Bible Study Sunday, April 28th :                               11:00 AM     Worship Service THE NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is Thursday April 25th. CRAFT GROUP will meet on Friday April 26th at 10:00 at Sue Dewitte’s House DINNER WITH FRIENDS IS BACK! Friday and Saturday nights, please sign up in Crain Hall. PLEASE FIND HEALTH KIT shopping lists on the table in Crain Hall. BOOK GROUP is on Monday 4/29 at 6PM at the Parsons. THE NEXT SPRC MEETING is 4/30 at 7PM. PRAYER GROUP meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. BIBLE STUDY meets Thursday at 1pm.  ...

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April 21, 2019 – Cataumet

ANNOUNCEMENTS Conversation with Bishop Devadhar Saturday April 27, 3-6 We are invited to conversation with Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar Saturday April 27, 3-6 p.m., East Bridgewater UMC, 54 N. Central St., East Bridgewater, MA.  Bishop Devadhar is holding ‘Holy Conversations’ in each district during April and May. Methodist church members/attenders are all invited to join these unstructured conversations with the bishop in advance of the 2019 Annual Conference session June 13-15.  Contact Tim if you would to carpool. OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS Bible study continues to meet every Thursday at 1:00 pm. The group discussion of the Book of Joy will meet again on April 29. EVENTS EVERY WEEK Sunday   7:45 am  Choir practice Sunday   9:00 am  Worship Sunday   7:30 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 NA Meeting Saturday  9:00 am  Osteo...

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