September 7, 2014 – Holy God, holy ground, holy calling

Hebrews 11:23-27 By faith Moses was hidden by his parents for three months after his birth, because they saw that the child was beautiful; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called a son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to share ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He considered abuse suffered for the Christ to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to the reward. By faith he left Egypt, unafraid of the king’s anger; for he persevered as though he saw him who is invisible. Exodus 2:11-25 One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and saw their forced labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his kinsfolk. He looked this way and that, and seeing no one he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. When he went out the next day, he saw two Hebrews fighting; and he said to the one who was in the wrong, “Why do you strike your fellow Hebrew?” He answered, “Who made you a ruler and judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “Surely the thing is known.” When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh. He settled in the land of Midian, and sat down by a well.   The priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came to draw water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. But some shepherds came and drove them away. Moses got up and came to their defense and watered their flock. When they returned to their father Reuel, he said, “How is it that you have come back so soon today?” They said, “An Egyptian helped us against the shepherds; he even drew water for us and watered the flock.” He said to his daughters, “Where is he? Why did you leave the man? Invite him to break bread.” Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah in marriage. She bore a son, and he named him Gershom (an-alien-there); for he said, “I have been an alien residing in a foreign land.” After a long time the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned under their slavery, and cried out. Out of the slavery their cry for help rose up to God. God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God looked upon the Israelites, and God took notice of them. Exodus 3:1-15 Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.” When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush,...

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Week of September 7th, 2014 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, Sept. 7th: 11:00 AM Worship/ Rally Day at Midway Park Monday, Sept. 8th: 12:30 PM UMW Potluck Luncheon Saturday, Sept. 13th:  8:00 AM Sea Watch Condos (until 12pm) Sunday, Sept. 14th:11:00 AM Worship & Church School THE UMW POTLUCK LUNCHEON will be tomorrow, Monday, September 8th at 12:30pm. The program will be “Imagine No Malaria.” Please join us, everyone is welcome! PUMPKIN PATCH: A work day is coming up on September 27th from 12pm to 4pm, to work on assembling 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. We are looking forward to another great year in the patch! 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! 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. MAILING LIST: If you are not on our mailing list (email or hard copy) to receive newsletters, and other church news, please fill out a card in Crain Hall. Also, if your address has changed, please let us know.  ...

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Bourne UMC Rally Day – September 7, 2014

Please join the Bourne UMC for Rally Day! Sunday, September 7th. Worship will take place at 11:00am at the Midway Recreational Area on Sandwich Road. Following worship we will have a BBQ with hot dogs and hamburgers which will be supplied. Please bring your favorite side dish to share, as well as a lawn chair. Games, good fellowship, fun for all! Rain date will be September...

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