Week of April 17, 2016 – Cataumet

ANNOUNCEMENTS Bible study Thursdays 1:00pm, at BUMC. There will be no bible study this week, April 21, as Pastor Tim will be away. Cataumet Handy Hall Photo display   The group that has been meeting to review/discuss the book “Slow Church” had commented on the idea that we needed to think about our church and what attracts folks to the area. We came up with the idea to refresh one of the bulletin boards in Handy Hall to include some of the things we love about our church as well as the surrounding environment. When we take a moment to look around, we see so many instances of God’s beauty in this world and so many of them are nearby for us to enjoy. If you haven’t already seen the photo display, take a minute to stop by and enjoy!! – Rich Dow  OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS Canal Clean-Up this year is on April 23rd. If you are interested in participating, please call Rosie at 508.375.6903 and mention the canal clean-up. Bourne Food Pantry.  Please remember to bring in your food items. They are much needed this time of the year. The Back Pack Program. Please bring Items for the backpacks that go home with the kids from our Bourne...

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Week of April 17, 2016 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, April 17th: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School Monday, April 18th: 6:00 PM Finance Committee 7:00 PM Church Council Sunday, April 24th: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School 2:00 PM Girl Scouts THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed this Tuesday, April 19th. PASTOR TIM IS AWAY from April 18th to the 22nd. WALKING GROUP: Starting Friday, May 6th, a group will gather in the parking lot under the Bourne Bridge every Friday in May at 9:00am. Bring your walking shoes, a bottle of water, and a willingness to be an encouragement to others. We will enjoy the fellowship and the glorious day that God has made. THE THIRFT SHOP NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: Workers are needed especially on Fridays, either all day or for a morning or afternoon shift. Also, Saturdays have a rotating volunteer schedule and it would be helpful to have additional volunteers willing to work one Saturday a month or so.  If you are willing to help out in this important ministry to the community and our church, please speak with Judy Chamillard, Marsha Burt, Sue Weston, or Susan Goux. CATAUMET SHELTER DONATIONS: We are continuing to collect items to support the folks living in the Cataumet Shelter. We need twin and full size sheets and blankets in clean, gently used condition, brand new pillows, and kitchen dishes, pots and pans, silverware, etc. Also, any small books, crayons, toys or games for the children living there would be appreciated. See Marsha Burt with questions. BACKPACK PROJECT: We are collecting food items for our ongoing backpack project. For more information and a list of food needed, please pick up a flier on your way out to fellowship. Thank you! PICTURES NEEDED! If you took any pictures of recent church events, especially on Easter, we’d love to see them and use them on our website and Facebook page. Please either email them to Brittany at bumcsecretary@verizon.net, or burn them onto a cd and drop them off in her mailbox. Thank you!  ...

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April 17, 2014 – Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday 2014 Exodus 12:1-14 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth of this month they are to take a lamb for each family, a lamb for each household. If a household is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join its closest neighbor in obtaining one; the lamb shall be divided in proportion to the number of people who eat of it. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a year-old male; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole assembled congregation of Israel shall slaughter it at twilight. They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. They shall eat the lamb that same night; they shall eat it roasted over the fire with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over the fire, with its head, legs, and inner organs. You shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn. This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly. It is the passover of the Lord. For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both human beings and animals; on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the Lord. The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live: when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. This day shall be a day of remembrance for you. You shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord; throughout your generations you shall observe it as a perpetual ordinance. Luke 22:7, 14-20 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed….          When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you, I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in...

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