September 21, 2014 – The Passover of God

Luke 22:14-20 When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you, I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.” Exodus 12:1-14 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth of this month they are to take a lamb for each family, a lamb for each household. If a household is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join its closest neighbor in obtaining one; the lamb shall be divided in proportion to the number of people who eat of it. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a year-old male; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole assembled congregation of Israel shall slaughter it at twilight. They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. They shall eat the lamb that same night; they shall eat it roasted over the fire with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over the fire, with its head, legs, and inner organs. You shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn. This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly. It is the passover of the Lord. For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both human beings and animals; on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the Lord. The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live: when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. This day shall be a day of remembrance for you. You shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord; throughout your generations you shall observe it as a perpetual ordinance. Exodus 12:21-28, 37-42 Then Moses called all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go, select lambs...

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Week of September 21, 2014 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, Sept. 21st: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School Monday, Sept. 22nd: 10:00 AM Bourne Women’s Club Board Wednesday, Sept. 24th: 10:00 AM Bourne Women’s Club Board Saturday, Sept. 27th: 12:00 PM Pumpkin Patch Work Day Sunday, Sept. 28th: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School 12:30 PM Pumpkins Arrive! PUMPKIN PATCH: A work day is coming up on September 27th from 12pm to 4pm, to work on setting up the pallets. Please let Marsha Burt know if you’d like to help out. The pumpkins will be arriving on September 28th after church, around 12:30. We will need lots of volunteers to help unload the truck and set up the patch. Please bring your own lunch. Desserts and beverages will be provided. The sign up sheet for shifts in the pumpkin patch will be available after church on Sundays as well. THERE IS AN OLD TIME GOSPEL NIGHT at John Wesley UMC in Falmouth this Friday, September 26th, at 7:30pm. THE OCTOBER NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is Tuesday, Sept. 30th. Please have any articles you’d like included into the church office by that date. LOOKING AHEAD: Our Charge Conference will be on Monday, November 17th, with a joint SPRC meeting at 5:30 and the conference to follow at 6:30pm. Mark your calendars! The deadline for annual reports is Tuesday, November 4th. PRAYER LIST: If you would like to make a prayer request to be put into the bulletin for one month, please fill out a prayer request card in the pew and place it in the offering plate.  ...

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