Enews: Sunday, May 22, 2022

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May 22, 2022

Sixth Sunday Of Easter

Worship Celebration

Celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month

So much of how we live in this world is through the lens of this world: measures of wealth and notoriety become measures of success. We have to have more stuff, more money, more of everything and anything. We do not want to be forgotten when we die, so we work for these empty measures that can never be satisfied. Jesus reminds us that if we love him, we keep his commandments. In the stories of disability and healing, we must remember that in Jesus’ time, if one was disabled, they could not work, they could only beg. Healing not the same as curing—healing and wholeness is restoration of all of us, disabled and temporarily abled, as part of God’s beloved community together. Paul reminds the church in Philippi, begun by Lydia long ago, that the world’s goods and the world’s gains do not matter, only the sharing of the Good News in Jesus Christ—because it is proclaimed out of love. The measures of our world are based on wealth and notoriety, on a fear of losing out and being forgotten. The measure of God’s beloved community is love: if you love Christ, we keep Christ’s commandments. If we love God, we love one another.

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READINGS:

John 14:23-29:

Jesus promises the gift of the Holy Spirit – God making God’s home within those who love God.

Prayer

Grace giving God, you ask us to love and to keep your word. Simple instructions. Yet, even with the Advocate to help us, we still fail at loving and following faithfully. Every time we fail, speak to us again of your truths. Keep telling us over and over again, so that one day soon, we hear your words and believe. Amen.

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Craft Club Resumes

The Craft Club will resume the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until noon in the church library. Please bring your craft projects and join us for the fellowship!

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Lombard LGBTQ+ Family Pride Fest

Saturday, June 4th from 12-3pm at First Church of Lombard located at 220 S. Main St, Lombard, IL. Lord of the FRYZ Food Truck will be there along with activities for everyone, a fire truck and firefighters, music, vendors, refreshments, free giveaways, and FUN!

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Asian American and Pacific Islander

Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, in which we celebrate and recognize the cultural and historical contributions of Asian Pacific Americans to the United States. Along with fifteen Asian Pacific American ethnic groups in The United Methodist Church—Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Formosan, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Middle Easterners, Pakistani, South Asians, Vietnamese, Tongans, Samoans, and Fijians—we honor the heritage and legacy of Asian Pacific Americans.

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2022 Bishop’s Appeal

The 2022 Northern Illinois Annual Conference Bishop’s Appeal special offering will go toward Ukraine assistance. While immediate needs are great, we know the people of Ukraine will need assistance in the long term. For more details on fundraiser ideas and bringing your collective offering to Annual Conference, visit umcnic.org/Bishopsappeal2022. In the meantime, you are encouraged to give to your local church and designate “Ukraine Assistance.”

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Humanitarian Assistance to Ukraine

United Methodists and others wishing to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country may contribute to Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery. This fund will provide direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.

Click on the image for more information.

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Memorial Services

Amy Castleberry – Saturday, May 21@ 10am

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Enews: Sunday, May 22, 2022

colorful Jesus.jpg
Vision and Mission.jpg

May 22, 2022

Sixth Sunday Of Easter

Worship Celebration

Celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month

So much of how we live in this world is through the lens of this world: measures of wealth and notoriety become measures of success. We have to have more stuff, more money, more of everything and anything. We do not want to be forgotten when we die, so we work for these empty measures that can never be satisfied. Jesus reminds us that if we love him, we keep his commandments. In the stories of disability and healing, we must remember that in Jesus’ time, if one was disabled, they could not work, they could only beg. Healing not the same as curing—healing and wholeness is restoration of all of us, disabled and temporarily abled, as part of God’s beloved community together. Paul reminds the church in Philippi, begun by Lydia long ago, that the world’s goods and the world’s gains do not matter, only the sharing of the Good News in Jesus Christ—because it is proclaimed out of love. The measures of our world are based on wealth and notoriety, on a fear of losing out and being forgotten. The measure of God’s beloved community is love: if you love Christ, we keep Christ’s commandments. If we love God, we love one another.

Paper Dove.jpg

READINGS:

John 14:23-29:

Jesus promises the gift of the Holy Spirit – God making God’s home within those who love God.

Prayer

Grace giving God, you ask us to love and to keep your word. Simple instructions. Yet, even with the Advocate to help us, we still fail at loving and following faithfully. Every time we fail, speak to us again of your truths. Keep telling us over and over again, so that one day soon, we hear your words and believe. Amen.

Quick links 2.jpg
News.jpg
craft club.jpg

Craft Club Resumes

The Craft Club will resume the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until noon in the church library. Please bring your craft projects and join us for the fellowship!

First Church Lombard2.jpg

Lombard LGBTQ+ Family Pride Fest

Saturday, June 4th from 12-3pm at First Church of Lombard located at 220 S. Main St, Lombard, IL. Lord of the FRYZ Food Truck will be there along with activities for everyone, a fire truck and firefighters, music, vendors, refreshments, free giveaways, and FUN!

Asian American Heritage.jpg

Asian American and Pacific Islander

Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, in which we celebrate and recognize the cultural and historical contributions of Asian Pacific Americans to the United States. Along with fifteen Asian Pacific American ethnic groups in The United Methodist Church—Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Formosan, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Middle Easterners, Pakistani, South Asians, Vietnamese, Tongans, Samoans, and Fijians—we honor the heritage and legacy of Asian Pacific Americans.

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2022 Bishop’s Appeal

The 2022 Northern Illinois Annual Conference Bishop’s Appeal special offering will go toward Ukraine assistance. While immediate needs are great, we know the people of Ukraine will need assistance in the long term. For more details on fundraiser ideas and bringing your collective offering to Annual Conference, visit umcnic.org/Bishopsappeal2022. In the meantime, you are encouraged to give to your local church and designate “Ukraine Assistance.”

Ukraine.png

Humanitarian Assistance to Ukraine

United Methodists and others wishing to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country may contribute to Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery. This fund will provide direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.

Click on the image for more information.

Memorials.jpg
Memorial Services

Amy Castleberry – Saturday, May 21@ 10am

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