May 17, 2015 – Going up

Ephesians 1:15-23 I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. Luke 24:44-53 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”   Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and they were continually in the temple blessing God. Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach from the beginning until the day when he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. After his suffering he presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father. “This,” he said, “is what you have heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father...

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Week of May 17, 2015 – Bourne

Sunday, May 17th: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School 12:30 PM Book Group Monday, May 18th: 9:00 AM DCOM 6:00 PM Finance Committee 7:00 PM Church Council Tuesday, May 19th:    9:30 AM Staff Meeting Thursday, May 21st:    1:00 PM Bible Study at Bourne UMC Saturday, May 23rd:    4:00 PM Wedding Rehearsal and Dinner Sunday, May 24th: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School 3:30 PM Wedding BOOK GROUP TODAY: We will meet today for our final session. ALTAR FLOWERS are needed for Sundays May 31st and June 7th. Donations are also needed for most of July and August. Please sign up on the list, which is located in the room between the sanctuary Crain Hall. GREETERS are needed for Sunday, May 31st and beyond, please sign up on the list in Crain Hall. LITURGISTS ARE NEEDED for some Sundays in June and most of July and August. Please sign up! THE NEXT CONTRA DANCE here at Bourne UMC will be Saturday, May 30th from 8pm to 11pm. Please join us! ALL DONATIONS FOR THE HEALTH KITS need to be in by May 31st at the latest. Please see the Health Kit insert for a list of items needed. THE JUNE NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is Tuesday, June 26th. Please have all articles and information you want included in the June newsletter into the office NO LATER than this date. Thank you.  ...

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