November 9, 2014 – No other gods

Exodus 32:1-14 When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered around Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make gods for us, who shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.” Aaron said to them, “Take off the gold rings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.” So all the people took off the gold rings from their ears, and brought them to Aaron. He took the gold from them, formed it in a mold, and cast an image of a calf; and they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!” When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation and said, “Tomorrow shall be a festival to the Lord.” They rose early the next day, and offered burnt offerings and brought sacrifices of well-being; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to revel.         The Lord said to Moses, “Go down at once! Your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have acted perversely; they have been quick to turn aside from the way that I commanded them; they have cast for themselves an image of a calf, and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt! The Lord said to Moses, “I have seen this people, how stiff-necked they are. Now let me alone, so that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them; and of you I will make a great nation.” But Moses implored the Lord his God, and said, “O Lord, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? Why should the Egyptians say, ‘It was with evil intent that he brought them out to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth’? Turn from your fierce wrath; change your mind and do not bring disaster on your people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, how you swore to them by your own self, saying to them, ‘I will multiply your descendants like the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.’“ And the Lord changed his mind about the disaster that he planned to bring on his people. 1 Corinthians 10:1-7, 14-15 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them, and they were struck down in the wilderness. Now these...

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Week of November 9, 2014 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, Nov. 9th: 11:00 AM  Worship & Church School Monday, Nov. 10th: 11:00 AM Aptuxcet Garden Club Tuesday, Nov. 11th: Church Office Closed Thursday, Nov. 13th: 1:00 PM Bible Study at Bourne UMC  7:00 PM Trustees Saturday, Nov. 15th: 3:00 PM Bourne Historical Society Dinner Sunday, Nov. 16th: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School Monday, Nov. 17th: 5:30 PM Potluck Dinner 6:30 PM Charge Conference @BUMC THE CHURCH OFFICE IS CLOSED this Tuesday, Nov. 11th, Veteran’s Day. 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. 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  ...

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