October 5, 2014 – Enough

Exodus 16:1-3, 9-12 The whole congregation of the Israelites set out from Elim; and Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land of Egypt. The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger….” Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, ‘Draw near to the Lord, for he has heard your complaining.’” And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked toward the wilderness, and the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. The Lord spoke to Moses and said, “I have heard the complaining of the Israelites; say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread; then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’” Exodus 16:13-18, 31 In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground. When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat. This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Gather as much of it as each of you needs, an omer to a person according to the number of persons, all providing for those in their own tents.’“ The Israelites did so, some gathering more, some less. But when they measured it with an omer, those who gathered much had nothing over, and those who gathered little had no shortage; they gathered as much as each of them needed…. The house of Israel called it manna; it was like coriander seed, white, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey. 2 Corinthians 8:15, 9:6-12 As it is written, “The one who had much did not have too much, and the one who had little did not have too little….” 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...

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October 5, 2014 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, Oct. 5th: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School, Baby Shower at Coffee Hour 12:30 PM Membership Group Meeting Monday, Oct. 6th: 1:00 PM UMW Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 8th: 5:30 PM Aptuxcet Garden Club Thursday, Oct. 9th 1:00 PM Bible Study at Bourne UMC 6:30 PM Bible Study at Cataumet UMC Saturday, Oct. 11th: 11:00 AM Family Fest! (until 2pm) Sunday, Oct. 12th: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School THE OCTOBER NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE! Please pick up your copy on the way out today if you receive the hard copy, or check your email if you receive the e-version. BABY SHOWER: At coffee hour today we are having an all church baby shower for parishioners Eunsook An (Irene) and Ryong Jae (Isaac), who are expecting in November. We as a church would like to help celebrate the coming birth! METHODISM/MEMBERSHIP GROUP will meet Sundays for the month of October, starting today, 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 on October 16th. FAMILY FEST AND UMW LUNCHEON AND BAKE SALE! Next Saturday, October 11th, from 11am to 1pm, the Bourne United Methodist Women will be holding a bake sale and luncheon which will include homemade chowder or soup, sandwiches, chips and dessert. The cost is $8.00. Please join us and bring your friends! Also that day, from 11am to 2pm we will have games, crafts, activities and face painting for the kids in the pumpkin patch. Prizes will be awarded and there is no charge. Please join us! 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 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. ANNUAL REPORT DEADLINE is Tuesday, November 4th. PRAYER LIST In an effort to make sure we have the names of those with current needs, we will be adding names to the prayer list as requested and leaving them on the list for one month. The name may be renewed to the list by making an additional request. There are two ways to make a prayer request: 1) by filling out the prayer request card in the pew and placing in the offering plate, or 2) by contacting the church office at 508 759-4898 or bumcsecretary@verizon.net Thank you!  ...

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