September 28, 2014 – The Lord will fight for you

Luke 9:28-36 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. They appeared in glory and were speaking of his exodus, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah” —not knowing what he said. While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!” When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen. Exodus 13:17-22, 14:5-14 When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was nearer; for God thought, “If the people face war, they may change their minds and return to Egypt.” So God led the people by the roundabout way of the wilderness toward the Red Sea. The Israelites went up out of the land of Egypt prepared for battle. And Moses took with him the bones of Joseph who had required a solemn oath of the Israelites, saying, “God will surely take notice of you, and then you must carry my bones with you from here.” They set out from Succoth, and camped at Etham, on the edge of the wilderness. The Lord went in front of them in a pillar of cloud by day, to lead them along the way, and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light, so that they might travel by day and by night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people…. When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, the minds of Pharaoh and his officials were changed toward the people, and they said, “What have we done, letting Israel leave our service?” So he had his chariot made ready, and took his army with him; he took six hundred picked chariots and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them. The Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt and he pursued the Israelites, who were going out boldly. The Egyptians pursued them, all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots, his chariot drivers and his army; they overtook them camped by the sea, by Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon. As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you...

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Week of September 28, 2014 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, Sept. 28th: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School 12:30 PM Pumpkins Arrive! Wednesday, Oct. 1st:  10:30 AM Bourne Women’s Club Thursday, Oct. 2nd: 1:00 PM Bible Study at Bourne UMC Sunday, Oct. 5th: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School Baby Shower at Coffee Hour Monday, Oct. 6th: 1:00 PM UMW Meeting PUMPKIN PATCH: The pumpkins are arriving today, around 12:30! We need lots of volunteers to help unload the truck and set up the patch. The sign up sheet for shifts in the patch is in Crain Hall. THE OCTOBER NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is Tuesday, Sept. 30th. BIBLE STUDY RESUMES: We will meet Thursday at 1pm in Bourne in the Perry Room. All are welcome! Please speak with Pastor Tim with any questions. (508) 563-9215 or timatwater@juno.com BABY SHOWER: At coffee hour next Sunday, October 5th, we are having an all church baby shower for parishioners Eunsook An and Ryong Jae, who are expecting in November. There will be a basket at the shower if you would like to bring a card and/or monetary gift. We as a church would like to help celebrate the coming birth! If you have any questions, please call Joan Davis (508) 759-2104. ANNUAL REPORT DEADLINE 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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