Enews: Sunday, May 27, 2016

First United Methodist Church ENews
Sunday, May 27
One Service Only 9:00am
Dear Friend,


The Bible records our history of our relationship with God. Beginning with Abraham and Sarah, our faith began as a personal faith that grew to be a family, and later into a nation. Through the work of the Spirit, we understand that God is the God of the world, of all of creation, of all nations. The covenant has moved from the personal to the communal to the universal: God is the God of all, and through the Spirit, we know that we are all children of God.

Isaiah receives a vision of God in God’s glory in the Temple, and he hears the seraphim singing “Holy, Holy, Holy.” Then, after he has confessed and been cleansed, he hears God asking for someone whom God can send, and he volunteers.
By the power of God’s Spirit, we are heirs with Christ of God’s glory, we are adopted as children of God, and we are able to live according to the Spirit’s leading, not following our sinful nature.
Jesus teaches Nicodemus that, in order to see God’s Reign, he must be born of the Spirit. For whoever believes in Jesus, sent by God into the world to save the world, receives God’s eternal life.
Forgive us, Spirit of truth, when we neglect your wisdom or close our minds to your call.
Forgive us, Spirit of love, when we neglect the needs of your world or harden our hearts to the needs of mercy and compassion.
Forgive us, Spirit of God, when we neglect your guidance or close our spirits to your presence.
Blow where you will, Spirit of freedom, but please blow through our lives.
Open our minds. Open our hearts. Open our spirits, that our spirits may blow through your world with love, compassion, justice, and truth. In your Holy Spirit, we pray. Amen.

In our Prayers Today:

All of our members, especially:

Dorothy Miller; Holly Linneweh; Bill Battcher; Lucille Edwards;
Louise Anderson, Pat Matzek, Loretta Tanis, Rich Rardin, Amy Castleberry,
Jan Elsner
Those with health and family issues: William, grandson of Teddie and Dick Knapp; ; 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; 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;
Sarah Wilkin, niece of Carol Wixson; Janet, extended family of
Dennis Subach
 9:00am Worship in the Sanctuary: 
Music by: Men’s Choir
  Ushers: Steven Flint, Pat Price, Al Reiman, Mike Thorpe, Jeff Kaiser
Coffee And…:
Raffle to Benefit Glenbard East Fire Victims
First Church of Lombard is selling raffle tickets for a quilt.  Tickets are $5.00 each and will benefit the high school students that were badly burned in  the Fire Explosion on April 28.
Tickets will be available at our Church on Sunday as well as the actual quilt for you to see.
Checks can be made out to First Church.
For more information checkout this week’s Lombardian.
Tuesday, May 29  6:30pm PADS Orientation Meeting in the Chapel

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.
PADS – Volunteer Needs for Saturday, June 2
Dinner Prep (on site) Salvation Army, 1 S 415 Summit Ave., Oakbrook Terrace, 60181: We need 5 people
Sunday, June 2
5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Breakfast Prep, Serve, Clear, clean kitchen, distribute lunches : We Need 3 people
Clean-up – Collect Linens, wipe down pads, sweep floors, drop laundry at Central DuPage Hospital: 6:00-7:30 – We need 3 people.
Clean Laundry Pick-up and Return to Salvation Army: Between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, Monday-Friday: We need 1 person
Midnight to 3 a.m.: 1 person
3am to 6 am – 2 persons (1 needs to be male)
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!


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