Eblast: Sunday, January 12, 2020

First United Methodist Church ENews
Sunday, January 12
8:00am Worship in the Chapel
8:45am Christian Formation
10:00am in the Sanctuary
Dear Friend,

The Baptism of the Lord!!!
God is doing something new through Jesus Christ. God is leading us in a new way of love. Our baptism is a reminder of a new beginning with God, and that Jesus has lived the same journey we live, facing temptation and living into the fullness of this life.
God is leading us a in a new way, calling us to seek forgiveness and healing rather than judgment and retribution. This is hard work, but Christ has called us to this Good News, and is with us in the journey.
A prophecy of God’s coming servant, who fulfils God’s promise, and who will bring justice and comfort.
Peter preaches about the Jesus who was baptized by John and empowered by God’s Spirit, who taught about God’s reign and did good, and who is now the judge of all and the one who brings forgiveness.

Jesus appears at the Jordan and John hesitates to baptize him, but ultimately submits to Christ and baptizes him. Then the heavens open, the Spirit descends on Jesus as a dove, and God’s voice proclaims God’s pleasure in Jesus.
God Who Speaks, speak to us in a new way, that we might listen for Your call above the noise of the world. Cry out to us, that we would hear the call of justice amidst the distractions of daily life. Sing out to us, that we would hear Your music and feel Your rhythm against the despairing notes that drag us down.
Whisper to us, that we would hear the words of Your steadfast love spoken softly and tenderly in our hearts. Call our names. Speak to us, O God, and help us to learn Your words, Your rhythm, Your song. Amen.
10:00am Worship
Music: Fusion
Baptism:  Logan Thomas McEvoy
Parents:  Danielle and Anthony McEvoy
Sponsors:  Isabella McCormick
Joseph Tomasek
 Ushers:Gerry Chvatal, LouAnn Chvatal, Jack King, 
Ron Lohman, Jeff Kaiser
Coffee And…:  

Harold Alexander Stetson
April 10, 1932 – December 30, 2019
A Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, January 10th from 3 – 8pm at Brust Funeral Home,
135 S. Main St, Lombard.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 11th at 10:30am at First United Methodist Church,
155 S. Main St, Lombard. Interment private at Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn.

Thursday, Jan 9
6:30pm Aldersgate Ringers
7:30 Chancel Choir

8:30pm Fusion


Saturday, Jan 11

9:00am Pillow Day
10:30am Memorial Service
Sunday, Jan 12
8:00am Worship in the Chapel
8:45 Christian Formation
10:00am Worship in the Sanctuary
Sunday School for Children
Fit First
Tuesday, Jan 14
7:00pm Finance Meeting
Wednesday, Jan 15
6:30pm Staff/Pastor Parish Meeting
Thursday, Jan 16
6:30pm Trustees Meeting
6:30pm Aldersgate Ringers
7:30 Chancel Choir
8:30pm Fusion
Rob Bell – Love Wins (Adult Christian Formation Class)
Jan 5 – Read thru pg 47 (Chapter 1 & half-ish of Chapter 2) & watch this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkYp0K92aDA
Jan 12 – Read pgs 47 to 93 (end of Chapter 3)
Jan 19 – Read Chapters 4-5
Jan 26 – Read Chapters 6-7
Feb.2 – Read Chapter 8

Third Saturday invites you to save the date of January 18, 2020 for our monthly gathering.  
We will meet in the church parlor at 6:30pm for appetizers and beverages.
It’s time to see how good our memories are!!
Yep, It’s Trivia Night!!
Please RSVP via text to 
Pam 630.740.3600 or 
Ron 708.533.7282
No later than January 12th, so we can prepare accordingly!   
With Christmas day behind us, it is never too late to continue the spirit of giving.  On Saturday, January 11th at 9:00 am we will meet in Fellowship Hall for a pillow sewing morning.  I guarantee the pillow you help make will greatly impact the life of someone in need of our love!  There is a job for EVERYONE, no matter your level of sewing expertise! If you are unable to join us, a monetary donation is always appreciated!


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