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Lenten Calendar

February 14th, Ash Wednesday Worship Service, 7.00 PM

Our Ash Wednesday Service will offer Communion and the imposition of ashes. Come for this time of renewal and reflection.

March 25th, Palm Sunday Worship 10 AM

Come and celebrate the triumphant entry of Jesus.

March 29th, Maundy Thursday/Tenebrae Worship Service, 7.00 PM

We will have Communion and the symbolic “Washing of the Feet,” ceremony.

April 1st, Easter Worship 10 AM

Invite a friend or a relative. Come and celebrate the resurrection of Christ! 

Needs You Are Certain to Have in the New Year

And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20b)

One thing you can be certain about in the coming year is that you can’t be certain about what is ahead.  This is a great blessing, because you do not need to know.  To know what is ahead and the details of what will happen would be too great a burden to carry and too great a responsibility to bear.

What you do need to know about the future is not what is ahead of you, but Who is ahead of you.  It is the Lord who goes before you, is ahead of you, and is preparing the way for you.

Just off the top of my head here are a few other needs you are certain to have in 2018:

There will be the need for prayer.  In every prayer as a believer, you will be talking to the living God, your loving Father- the One who invites you to come, the One who hears your cries, the One who answers your prayers, and the One who will work all things together for the good according to His will and purpose.

There will be the need to trust.  God does not want you to be fearful or worried about what is ahead.  He will give you what you need when you need it.  The Bible is full of examples of God’s trustworthiness even in our disobedience.  Trust in the Lord always.

There will be the need to obey.  You will never outgrow your need for obedience.  To obey the Lord is to please the Lord.  God will always give you the provisions, the time, and the opportunity to do what He has asked you to do.

There will be the need to forgive.  No one will ever act perfectly, speak perfectly, or perform perfectly all the time.  Sooner or later you will feel hurt and as we pray in the “Lord’s Prayer” we are forgiven as we forgive others.  Forgiveness is an attitude of the heart and a choice of the will that you must walk in each day.

There will be the need for Jesus.  Every day, in every moment, through every circumstance, you will need Jesus.  You will need Him fully and you will need to trust Him completely.  You will need His grace to enable you, His Spirit to empower you, His strength to support you, and His counsel to instruct you in all the will of God the Father.

As we begin this New Year, let us be on the lookout for His plans to come to pass.  And remember He is with us always, even to the end of the age.

Pastor Bob

 

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Sunday School. Sunday mornings 9:00 AM. Open to all youth pre-k through high school. Volunteers to substitute when regular teacher are absent needed! For questions or more information, please contact Robin Stolarcyk.  Please join us!

Christian Fellowship Class. Sunday mornings 9:00 AM. Room B6.  Please join us. Leader: Shirley Prentice: 648-3485.

Pastor’s Study & Prayer Group. Sunday mornings 11:30 AM, Room B6. Everyone is welcome to join.  Questions contact Pastor Bob.

Unity Circle: Ladies Group, 2nd Monday of every month 11 AM—12:30 PM. All ladies are invited to join. Contact Bev Hamm for more information.

Ladies Monday Night Bible Study: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Disciple Room (B4). The Monday Night Ladies Group is studying Adam Hamilton’s, Final Words From the Cross.  This Lenten study explores Jesus’ final words as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of those who stood near the cross. In life and in death, Jesus’ words were powerful and meaningful. Despite the serious effort and increased pain required for Jesus to speak as he hung on the cross, Jesus spoke seven “final words”—statements that have much to teach us about Jesus, his Father, and ourselves.  New friends are always welcome—beat the winter blues and warm your heart–come join the journey!  Please contact Norma O’Connor at 607-768-1177 (phone or text) or njoconnor@stny.rr.com

Knitting for the Lord. Tuesday evenings at 6 PM. Room B2. Contact Lynn Masland at or Sue Alcott.

Women’s Group. Tuesday’s 12:45 p.m. in the Disciple Room, for a time of friendship, good food, & great conversation.  Questions contact Dottie Brownlow or Pat Winters. All are invited!

Rachel Circle: Ladies Group, 3rd Tuesday of every month 10 AM—11:30 AM in the Frazer Room (B18). All ladies are invited to join. Contact Marita Root  for more information.

WordGirls: Wednesday 9:15—11:15 a.m.  All ladies are welcome to join. Questions contact Amy O’Brien.

Choir. Thursday evenings 7:00-8:00 PM.  Everyone is welcome to join. Contact Carla Fako for more information.

 

*Note: If you wish to contact any of the leaders listed in the announcements please contact the church office at 648-4339 or email: chenbridgeumc@outlook.com for their contact information.

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January 2018 Mission: The RISE Domestic Violence shelter (formerly SOS) has recently built a reading room for adults and children.  We would like to collect new and gently used books for children to stock their reading room. Please place the books in the Narthex in the assigned baskets.

Mission Moment: The 4th Sunday of the Month will be “Food Pantry Sunday.”  Each month, non-perishable non-expired donations will be gathered during the first hymn and blessed during service.The mission team will be rotating the donations to food pantries in the local area. Please help to feed those less fortunate.

Coupons to Care: To Everyone who is saving coupons & are shopping for items and who are donating to the Coupons to Care Pantry we give you many thanks.  Our program is going 4 years strong next year and we have helped many families, individuals and organizations. Please remember how important this program is and continue placing your efforts into our success. We can’t do it without each one of you so we Thank You sincerely with Gods Blessings Sharon Quackenbush Karen Hojsik Joyce Neumann

Quality Steam Cleaning continues to honor their coupons for the carpet cleaning specials, and expand it by including 10% of carpet sales to church members who mention this promotion. Coupons are also available in the back of the church or from the church office.  They donate 10% of all work done to the church.

Audio & Video Volunteers are Needed: Training will be provided. Please contact the church office; 648-4339 or Mike Howard; 724-5437 if you would be able to help.

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