Enews: Sunday, August 5, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews
Sunday, August 5
One Service Only 9:00am
Dear Friend,

Summer Sermon Series on the Fruit of the Spirit –
                                                  Spiritual Formation
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against things like this.”
 Galatians 5:22-23 (CEB)
Spiritual Formation:
 “the process of being shaped according to the image of Christ by
 the gracious working of the Holy Spirit”
M. Robert Mulholland Jr.
Our Purpose…
Spiritual Formation is the process by which people are shaped by God’s love and enabled to grow in their faith. We are spiritually formed through practices such as prayer, study, fasting, worship, and other disciplines.
Spiritual growth is vital to the health of any congregation. At our Church, we pride ourselves on the quality of our worship experiences, but we also realize that spiritual growth takes work beyond participation in a worship service. Therefore, we continue offering insight on each of the “Fruit of the Spirit” as the foundation for an understanding of Spiritual Formation.
During this time, we will continue sharing practices of Spiritual disciples, in which we will go into more depth later on.
We just want to invite you to join us and open yourself to God’s possibilities to grow in our discipleship journey.
August 5th, 2018
Kindness, Gentleness, Goodness
Exodus 33:19
“The Lord said, “I’ll make all my goodness pass in front of you, and I’ll proclaim before you the name, ‘The Lord.’ I will be kind to whomever I wish to be kind, and I will have compassion to whomever I wish to be compassionate”.)
Hosea 11:1-4  
“When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt, I called my son. The more I called them, the further they went from me; they kept sacrificing to the Baals, and they burned incense to idols. Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk; I took them up in my arms, but they did not know that I healed them. I led them with bands of human kindness, with cords of love. I treated them like those who lift infants to their cheeks; I bent down to them and fed them.”  
Sirach 3:17
“My child, conduct your affairs with gentleness, and you will be loved more than a person of good repute”
Hymns:  “Bring Many Names” “For You re Good”
9:00am Worship

Music: Fusion and Guest Musicians

Park Manor Saxophone Quartet
   Julie Hensel
   Chris Prohaska
   Josh Kukec
   Julianna Karvelius
Ushers: Jody Baldyga, Tom Hayes, Liz Reyes Rodriguez, Gustavo Rodriguez, Jeff Kaiser
Coffee And…: 
Folks, we are already in August!  Please use this month as your chance for capturing some amazing family photographs!!  Please complete the information form and turn into the Church Office along with your picture no later than the end of this month!!! 
September is the target for the New Church Directory!
Last Chance Sign Up for some remaining Church Auction Events!!!!!
Ladies and Lanterns on Tuesday, August 7 at 7 p.m.
County Fair Trivia Challenge on Saturday, August 18, at 6:30 p.m.
The BBQ and Carnival Games on Sunday, August 26 – after worship.

Summer Office
We are now equipped with a Hearing Loop.  To receive the signal directly in a hearing aid, a dedicated program with a T-coil is required.  For RITE or open-tube fit BTE instruments and near normal low frequency hearing, program a “T” only setting and an MT setting for closed mold fittings.
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