November 2, 2014 – For All the saints

Exodus 20:1-17 Then God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments. You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name. Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it. Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. 1 John 3:1-3 See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure. Matthew 5:1-12 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all...

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Week of November 2, 2014 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, Nov. 2nd: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School Monday, Nov. 3rd: 1:00 PM UMW Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5th: 10:30 AM Bourne Women’s Club Thursday, Nov. 6th: 1:00 PM Bible Study at Bourne UMC Sunday, Nov. 9th: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School THE DEADLINE FOR ANNUAL REPORTS is THIS Tuesday, November 4th. ALL reports MUST be into the church office by 9:00am sharp. Email or hard copy is fine. Thank you! THE NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE! Please take your copy on the way out this morning if you receive the print version, or check your email if you receive the e-version. BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets every Thursday at 1pm in the Perry Room at Bourne UMC. Please note that the 6:30pm group at Cataumet won’t be meeting until further notice. All are welcome! CATAUMET SHELTER: We have been given the go ahead to continue collecting items for the Cataumet Shelter. Items include new pillows, gently used sheets and blankets (twin and full sizes only), and housewares of any kind-dishes, glassware, pots and pans, silverware, etc. Please place your donated items in the appropriately marked container in Crain Hall on any Sunday morning. Thank you again for your support. THE ANNUAL CHARGE CONFERENCE is Monday, November 17th. There is a potluck starting at 5:30pm and the meeting starts at 6:30pm. Bourne UMC members are asked to bring a salad or dessert for the potluck. Cataumet members will be providing the main dishes. There is also a joint-SPRC meeting that evening at 5:30pm. THANKSGIVING DINNER AT CATAUMET UMC: The Cataumet UMC will be holding their annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 27th starting at 12pm. Volunteers are needed to help out. Please see the November newsletter for more info or call the Cataumet church: (508) 563-3555.  ...

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