October 12, 2014 – One in Mission

Exodus 17:1-7 From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. The people quarreled with Moses, and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the Lord?” But the people thirsted there for water; and the people complained against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and livestock with thirst?” So Moses cried out to the Lord, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.” The Lord said to Moses, “Go on ahead of the people, and take some of the elders of Israel with you; take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.” Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. He called the place Massah – testing – and Meribah – quarreling – because the Israelites quarreled and tested the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?” Exodus 17:8-13 Then Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some men for us and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.” So Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought with Amalek, while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed; and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands grew weary; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; so his hands were steady until the sun set. And Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the sword.   Philippians 1:27-2:5 Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God’s doing. For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well—since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have. If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own...

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Week of October 12, 2014 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, Oct. 12th: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School 12:30 PM Membership Group Meeting Monday, Oct. 13th: 7:00 PM Worship Committee Wednesday, Oct. 15th:    3:30 PM Horizons Training Thursday, Oct. 16th    3:30 PM Horizons Training 6:30 PM Bible Study at Cataumet UMC Sunday, Oct. 19th: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School METHODISM/MEMBERSHIP GROUP will meet Sundays for the month of October at 12:30pm in the Perry Room. All welcome. BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets every Thursday at 1pm in the Perry Room at Bourne UMC and at 6:30pm at Cataumet. Please note there will be no daytime meeting THIS THURSDAY October 16th. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to give homeless children a better tomorrow. Do you have 2 hours each week to play with young homeless children? Help a homeless child learn, play, and thrive. Upcoming volunteer training will be held right here this week at Bourne UMC on Weds & Thurs October 15 & 16th from 6:00 – 8:30pm (Both nights required). Please call (508) 510-3250 for more info. 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. ANNUAL REPORT DEADLINE is Tuesday, November 4th. FALMOUTH CHORALE CONCERTS: Saturday, October 18th at 4:00pm at First Church of Christ, Sandwich, and Sunday, October 19th at 4:00pm at St. Patrick’s Church in Falmouth. The program is “Light & Glory” which will feature Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna and Mozart’s “Coronation” Mass. Advance tickets are $20, see Joan Davis.  ...

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