Enews: Sunday, June 9, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews
Sunday, June 9
9:00 One Worship Service
Dear Friend,

Pentecost is the culmination of the work of God through creation, and now into the body of Christ. What once was scattered at Babel is now brought together. What caused confusion is now clear. What separated us is now brought together.
We are no longer Jew and Gentile, we are one through Christ Jesus, and we know this oneness through the work of the Holy Spirit that confirms who we are: children of God, the body of Christ.

Humanity seeks to build a tower that reaches the heavens, but God confuses their language and they scatter over the earth.
The believers are filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, and they start to praise God in various languages.

John’s conclusion to the Revelation proclaims Christ as the one who invites all to find life in Christ, and who is coming to  ‘set things to rights’ bringing rescue and the safety of the Holy City to those who respond to God’s invitation.
Jesus promises the Holy Spirit to be an advocate for his followers, and to lead them into truth.
Spirit of Life, You moved over the dark, dark deep, and called forth light. You moved over the formless void and created a world. You breathed into the soil of the earth and caused us to breathe life. You are within us, with us and around us, always. With every breath, we give thanks. With every breath, we know life.
With every breath, we know we will return to You. Spirit of Life, You are breathing something new into this world now. Spirit of Truth, You are breathing Your wisdom into us now. Spirit of Hope, You are leading us forward, and we know You are at work in the body of Christ. Spirit of Life, move us, again and again. Amen.
9:00am Worship
Music: Fusion
Ushers:  Gerry Chvatal, LouAnn Chvatal, Jack King, 
Ron Lohman Jeff Kaiser
Baptism:  Colton Allen Baldyga
Parents:  Taylor and Tom Baldyga
Sponsors: Steven and Sara Casamento
Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance 
Saturday, June 8 at 11:30am
in our Sanctuary
Loretta Ruth Tanis (Moser)
June 2, 1935 – May 7, 2019

Please join Pastor Luis after worship Sunday in the Chapel for coffee and conversation.
Pastor will be sharing about events he attended: United Methodist Forward, United Methodist Next, and Our Annual
Conference.   All are welcome!
“The Long Shadow”
From New Orleans to Virginia, Mississippi and Canada, The Long
Shadow follows two white Southern filmmakers as they travel the roads of oppression and suppression to reveal the connections of slavery and strong-arm Southern politics to the current racial strife in America. The film is a disturbing story about the lingering human cost of ignorance, intolerance and inaction in the United States, casting a long shadow over our national identity & imperfect democracy. 87 minutes
Elmhurst College- Irion Hall (Buik Recital Bldg) Monday , June 10doors open 6:30pm – screening@ 7pm
following the movie there will be time to share open/non-judgmental
conversations that hope to build understanding & racial healings.
Sponsored by local area faith communities & institutions
Special thanks to the Office of the Elmhurst College Chaplain
Visit www.thelongshadowfilm.com for the trailer & more info.


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