Enews: Sunday, October 20, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews
Sunday, October 20
8:00am Worship in the Chapel
8:45am Christian Formation
10:00 Worship in the Sanctuary
Dear Friend,

We’ve been talking for the last couple Sundays about our “treasure” and how to invest our time, energy, and money in the things that really matter to us. This week the Scripture reading gives us a gentle warning from Jesus to be careful when we do good. We shouldn’t parade it in front of others or try to impress God.
Jesus tells us that by finding quiet times to pray and be still before God, the focus will begin to shift from us to God. Being part of a God-celebration (when God gets the credit) is better than when we celebrate ourselves!
How do you react to someone who always wants the spotlight or seeks to be the center of attention? What do you think drives that kind of behavior? How would you define humility?
The most authentic way to give, fast and pray…Jesus explains the true practice of the Spiritual disciplines.
Everlasting God, we need your hand to guide us.
You watch over us and help us chart the seasons of our lives.
Instruct us when it is time to pluck up and when it is time to break down.
Teach us when it is time to build and when it is time to tear down.
Show us when it is time to sow and when it is time to reap.
Make a new covenant with us and put your teachings in our hearts.  
Be our God, that we may be your people-
a people who know you and who keep your ways. Amen.
10:00am Worship
Music:  Chancel Choir & Fusion
 Ushers:  Steve Anderson, Melanie Johnson, Scott Riley, 
Amy ThorpeJeff Kaiser
Coffee And…:  Eric and Jordan Haimann

Thursday October 17
noon UMW Salad Luncheon
6:30pm Trustees
6:30pm Aldersgate Ringers
7:15pm Chancel Choir
8:30pm Fusion
Monday October 21
7:00pm Reconciling Team
7:00pm Food Pantry Board
Tuesday October 22
7:00pm LaLeche League
Thursday October 24
9:00am ADCOM
6:30pm Aldersgate Ringers
7:15pm Chancel Choir
8:30pm Fusion
Wednesday, October 30 –
Charge Conference
Staff/Pastor Parish Relations
Committee @ 6:30pm
All Church Charge Conference @ 7:00pm in the Chapel

Fusion would like to retrofit our existing wired mics and go
wireless.  This improves the following:  
the sound of our vocalists, 
the sanity of our sound techs moving cables back and forth, the messy look in the front of the Praise Team in the Chancel area, and the safety of those Fusion members that are clumsy and often trip over chords….
This is an expensive undertaking, so Fusion will be selling Christmas greens and garlands this year to help us raise those funds. 
Ordering in early Fall and placing our order in mid-October gives us the largest discount available through Noble Farms. 
Order forms can be found before and after Sunday services near the water fountain and on the MUSIC bulletin board outside of Brianna’s office.
Donations are also gratefully
Many thanks in advance!

We will be taking a Straw Pole on Sunday morning following both Worship Services.  This is not a final vote.
Welcoming Statement
The First United Methodist Church of Lombard follows Jesus Christ’s example of loving God and serving others. We believe all people are created in the image of God and affirm their inherent sacred worth and dignity.
We welcome into full inclusion in the life and ministries of our church people of all ages, races, national origins, physical and/or mental abilities, socioeconomic conditions, sexual orientations, gender identities, faith backgrounds, family configurations, education backgrounds, and any other differences either real or perceived.
We especially proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in a church.As a Reconciling Congregation, we believe that we are being reconciled to God and to one another.
September 24, 2019.
Church Council.
(Proposed welcoming statement pending congregational vote)
All Saints Sunday
November 3
Please send pictures of your loved ones that have passed since All Saints Sunday 2018 so we may include them in our Worship Service for
November 3.
Please provide full name and date of passing.
Last date to submit: October 28!


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