Enews: Sunday, April 22, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews

Sunday, April 22

Dear Friend,


Our actions speak louder than our words, so the saying goes, and it seems the Gospel agrees with this. How we live out Christ’s love is much more important and powerful than what we say.
We are called to live as Christ lived, to live with God’s love in us, and that love calls us to lay down our lives for others and to meet their needs of those around us.
Jesus knows our hearts, and calls us by name. We are called to live by Christ’s example, and to love in a way that we are willing to die to ourselves and live for others.

Peter and the other disciples are put on trial by the religious leaders, who ask them by which name or power they have healed the lame man. Peter, in response, tells them that it is by the power of Jesus that the healing has happened. Though they rejected Jesus, he has become “the cornerstone” and is the name through which humanity is saved.
As Jesus laid down his life for us we should lay down our lives for each other. We are called to follow God’s command to love one another – in action, not just in word.
Jesus proclaims himself as the good shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep, and takes it up again.
God of many pastures, your Spirit calls us to reach out and proclaim the good news where bandits and thieves seek to lead your sheep astray.
Forgive us, source of comfort and strength, when we seek to keep your care for ourselves- believing that we alone have a special place in your love. Call us once more, loving shepherd, to lay our burdens down and rest, that we might have the strength to open our eyes and see the needs of your flocks all around us. Amen.
In our Prayers Today

All of our members, especially:

Grace Stetson; Lucille Edwards; Louise Anderson, Pat Matzek, Loretta Tanis, Rich Rardin, Amy Castleberry, Jan Elsner
Those with health and family issues: Beth, Linda Dumas’s niece;
Debbie Sanchez; Kim, niece of Teddie & Dick Knapp; Marlene, friend of Shavers; Tracey, friend of Randi Grzenia; Missy Iannella;   Kayson Schumacher; Virginia Thomasma, Pat Shaver’s mother; Tony, brother in law of Christine Marousek; Linda Shaver-Gleason; Chris Gleason; Linus Gleason; Ann Efflandt, niece of Jack and Denise Karhoff King; Marilyn Blake, sister of Carol Wixson, Kate Benner, friend of the Landerholms; Jerry Buffenmeyer, Susan Friend’s Father; Sarah Wilkin, niece of Carol Wixson; Janet, extended family of Dennis Subach
 8:00am Worship in the Chapel
8:45am Conversation with Pastor 
10:00am Worship in the Sanctuary: 
Music by: Chancel Choir
Liturgist:  Carl Shaver
  Ushers: Steven Flit, Mike Johnson, Pat Price, Al Reiman,
Mike Thorpe, Jeff Kaiser
Coffee And…:  Pat Baker

(April 20 & 21)
Clean your closets, basements, and garages! Please bring your donations to the east end of room #180 during normal business hours arrows will be posted to guide you. ?’s contact the Church Office. Please only items women can handle. No computers. Monday, April 16th will be a drop-off day 7-9pm. Use the north parking lot.

As we move forward in hosting PADS this upcoming summer here are what we need. We need the same number for each of the three weekends.
We will have sign up sheets starting this weekend.
DINNER PREP – 7 People
Clean up Kitchen
Set up and make beds
Serve dinner
Clear dinner
LUNCH PREP – 4 people
Make lunches
Pack lunch bags
3 people (at least one male) on each of three shifts: 9-12, 12-3, 3-6
BREAKFAST – 6 people
Distribute lunches
CLEAN UP – 6 people
Collect linens
Wipe down pads
Sweep floor
Drop laundry off at Central DuPage Hospital
In order to be welcoming, please leave the Maple Street parking spaces close to the entrance available to people that need to park close. If you are able and would like a
little exercise, please either 1) park in lower lot or 2) pick up a parking permit to use Brust Funeral Home parking lot.
Let’s remember that for some, a long walk or stairs are dangerous. Thank you!

Beginning May 20, there will be one worship service only at 9:00am.   This will carry through September 2.
This was a choice made at our last Church Council Meeting.
More details will follow. Wait for the Messenger……


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