November 23, 2014 – Thanks be to God

Deuteronomy 8:7-18 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land where you may eat bread without scarcity, where you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron and from whose hills you may mine copper. You shall eat your fill and bless the Lord your God for the good land that he has given you. Take care that you do not forget the Lord your God, by failing to keep his commandments, his ordinances, and his statutes, which I am commanding you today. When you have eaten your fill and have built fine houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks have multiplied, and your silver and gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied, then do not exalt yourself, forgetting the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, an arid wasteland with poisonous snakes and scorpions. He made water flow for you from flint rock, and fed you in the wilderness with manna that your ancestors did not know, to humble you and to test you, and in the end to do you good. Do not say to yourself, “My power and the might of my own hand have gotten me this wealth.” But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, so that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your ancestors, as he is doing today. 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. As it is written, “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God. Through the testing of this ministry you glorify God by your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ and by the generosity of your sharing with them and with all others, while they long for you and pray for you because of the surpassing grace of God that he has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! Luke 17:11-19 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they...

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Week of November 23, 2014 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, Nov. 23rd: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School Monday, Nov. 24th: 9:00 AM Church Office open to 1pm 7:00 PM Saints and Singers Chorus Thursday, Nov. 27th: 12:00 PM Thanksgiving Dinner @ CUMC Friday, Nov. 28th: Church Office Closed (Th & Fri) Sunday, Nov. 30th: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School Decorating Party Monday, Dec. 1st:    1:00 PM UMW Christmas Potluck Lunch 7:00 PM Saints and Singers Chorus Our Family to Family Christmas gift giving project is underway. This year we are sponsoring two small families-a 6 yr. old girl and her grandparents, (the grandma is undergoing chemo and radiation for brain and lung cancer) and an 11 yr. old girl and 16 yr. old boy who are in the care of their aunt. I have Christmas suggestions for all of them and these tickets will be available starting today. Should we have any tickets left over, they will be available on November 30th. There will also be food items requested to help provide meals for a week or so. At this time, I anticipate we will wrap and tag everything on the 14th of December to be delivered to Peebles school that week but please stay tuned for that update. Our church has always been generous in their giving and I have no doubt we will do so again this year. Thank you in advance for your participation in this program. If you have any questions, please call Marsha Burt. 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 (508) 563-3555 CHRISTMAS DECORATING PARTY: On Sunday, November 30th, everyone is invited to stay and help decorate our church and the gazebo after worship & coffee hour. Please help us prepare our church for the Advent season and also join us for a light lunch. – The Worship Committee CHRISTMAS MOVIE: What if the world threw you a birthday party and YOU weren’t invited? Hoping you all can watch this wonderful Christmas movie, “The Perfect Gift” with us on Sunday, December 7th after coffee hour (1:00ish). One day a drifter, Jess, comes into town and changes people’s lives forever by teaching them the true meaning of Christmas and that the best gift of all doesn’t come in wrapping. You’ll be glad you came to see it! Young and old alike will enjoy this movie and it’s only 90 minutes long. Following the movie, join us for refreshments!  ...

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