Enews: Sunday, July 28, 2019

 

First United Methodist Church ENews
Sunday, July 28
Service of Holy Communion
9:00 One Worship Service
Dear Friend,

God remains faithful, even when we do not. God is persistent in pursuing us, calling us back to recognize where we have come from, who we are as God’s children. God is so persistent that God came to us as one of us, to intercede on behalf of us, to live and die as one of us, and to show us that we all might have abundant life now and for eternity.
There are other spiritualities and ways of life, but the Way of Christ is an embodied faith, one in which we are baptized with Christ, and Christ was baptized with us in the same river. Christ died as one of us, and we rise with Christ.
READINGS 

A song in celebration of God’s grace and forgiveness, and God’s blessing in restoring God’s people.
Paul encourages believers to sink their roots deep into Christ and find their completeness in Christ. He reminds us that in Christ our sinful nature was ‘circumcised’ and we have been raised to new life. So we no longer need to pander to legalism.

Jesus teaches on prayer, and on the need for persistence in prayer, reminding the disciples that God gives the Holy Spirit to all who ask
Prayer
Spirit of Life, breathe new life into us. Encourage our hearts, renew our resolve. The world threatens to squeeze the goodness of life out of us. Help us to expand our lungs, to breathe deep, to know Your love.
Revive us, O God, in the pursuit of justice. Call us, O God, in the path of peace. Lead us, O God, in the work of reparation, reconciliation, and love. In the name of Christ, who called us into the life of the Spirit, we pray. Amen.
9:00am Worship
Music: Fusion
Ushers:  Steven Flint, Pat Price, Al Reiman, 
Mike Thorpe, Jeff Kaiser

Thurs. 7/25     7:00pm Fusion
     Pastor Luis will be attending MARCHA Annual Meeting- August 1 -3 in Philadelphia PA.
 
We are cancelling our subscription 
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More Fun for YOU!
Socializing….relaxing…eating…What’s not to like?!
All you need to do is sign up for these upcoming auction events. Contact Denise Karhoff King at 630-379-6616, Susan Friend at 630-309-0408, or the hosts of either event.
 
Lunch on the Lido Deck…Sunday, September 8….11:30 a.m.    
$20/person
Hosted by Sandy Wright and Veronica Russell
Enjoy a delicious, professionally-catered lunch on the church patio. Catch up with friends and meet some new folks, too.
 
Oktoberfest Celebration…Sunday, October 6…high noon    
$20/person
Hosted by the Auction Committee
It is time enjoy a traditional German dinner. Sausages and bratwurst, with all the trimmings! Prost!
 

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