February 8, 2015 – By all means save some

Isaiah 40:21-31 Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to live in; who brings princes to naught, and makes the rulers of the earth as nothing. Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, when he blows upon them, and they wither, and the tempest carries them off like stubble. To whom then will you compare me, or who is my equal? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see: Who created these? He who brings out their host and numbers them, calling them all by name; because he is great in strength, mighty in power, not one is missing. Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God”? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Mark 1:29-39 As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Si-mon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them. That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him. In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. And Simon and his companions hunted for him. When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.” He answered, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.” And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons. 1 Corinthians 9:16-27 If I proclaim the gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for an obligation is laid on me, and woe to me if I do not proclaim the gospel! For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with a commission. What then is my reward? Just this: that in my proclamation I may make...

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Week of February, 8, 2015 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, Feb. 8th: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School Monday, Feb. 9th: 1:00 PM UMW Meeting 7:00 PM Worship Committee Meeting Wednesday, Feb. 11th: 9:30 AM Library Meeting Thursday, Feb. 12th: 1:00 PM Bible Study @ Bourne Sunday, Feb. 15th: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School Monday, Feb. 16th: 6:00 PM Finance Committee 7:00 PM Church Council ALTAR FLOWERS NEEDED: A new flower chart for 2015 has been posted outside the sanctuary. Please sign up! UMW MEETING: The meeting originally scheduled for Feb 2nd has been moved to tomorrow, Monday, February 9th at 1:00pm. ASH WEDNESDAY: Join us for our Ash Wednesday Service here at Bourne UMC, on Wednesday, February 18th, at 7:00pm. SOUP SUNDAY: Mark your calendars! This year, Soup Sunday will be Sunday, March 1st. We hope that people will be able to contribute their wonderful homemade soups. There will be more info as the date gets closer, so please watch the weekly announcements.  ...

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