Eylau United Methodist Church

NEWSLETTER (August 2015)

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Our Purpose:

Love God - Love Others - Serve God in the World

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A Prayer for the Persecuted

 

 

 

Dear Lord, we pray for our Christian brothers and sisters who live where trouble is brewing. Many suffer persecution in lands far and near. They face violence and harassment, hunger, kidnapping, oppressive laws and efforts to destroy their belief in you. Let them feel your mighty hand of love and protection as they go about their daily tasks. Let each person find strength, courage and wisdom in you. When troubles surround them, may they dwell on your sacrifice and guidance.

Give comfort to those grieving the loss or suffering of loved ones. Generously meet daily needs for shelter and food. Provide a safe worship place for those whose churches have been destroyed. Provide safe passage to those who must leave families, communities and country for new surroundings. 

Thank you for allowing your children to be the remnant you hold dear. We pray these things in Christ, our persecuted but victorious Savior. Amen.  

 

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3rd Sunday Meal

August 16

 

Invite your friends to our next meal.  Bring your favorite Salads and deserts.  See you there!

 

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Happy Birthday! 

 

6 Cynthia Akins

7 Matt Combs

8 Laverne Ogden

8 Tyler Thrapp

12 Nancy Guest

23 Audrey Jones

30 Linda Breed

 

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Welcome New Members

 

We would like to extend a warm Christian welcome to our newest members: Cyndi & Don Petty.  Welcome to the Eylau UMC family!

 

Sign into our Church Directory for member information.

 

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Eylau United Methodist Women

 

The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose Purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. 

 

Please help with School Kits

In some countries, children don't have books or school supplies. Many have no schoolrooms; classes are held in inadequate or half-destroyed buildings, tents, or even the open air. School kits may be these children's only educational resources.  You are invited to participate in this mission project (Pick up instructions in old Fellowship Hall)

 

Click here -> How to Assemble a School Kit <- Click here

 

The next occasion for the United Methodist Women will be the District Mission U, Sept. 5 @ Bascom UMC. 

 

If you wish to join United Methodist Women, you may do so by attending one of our meetings.

 

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A Broken Body

 

The video for “Broken Together,” a contemporary Christian song by Casting Crowns, features a married couple struggling through a lifetime of faults and failings. But the song’s message applies to church families, as well, according to lead singer Mark Hall. 

Instead of trying to appear perfect and put-together on Sundays, he says, Christians need to be real with one another in an honest, “broken together” community. 

“In community,” Hall says, “we can tear the plastic off and just be ourselves. We can say, ‘You know what, we don’t have it all together at our house, and it’s kind of a mess. But Jesus lives in this mess, and he’s walking with us through it.’”

 

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A New Heaven and New Earth: The Book of Revelation Revisited

by Reverend Paula J Behrens

(Fellowship Hall)

Wednesdays @ 7 PM

Sign up now!

 

Sept 9 - Dec 16

(12 sessions)

Why is this study important?

• Deepen your faith

• Better understand what you believe about God and why you believe what you believe.

Sessions:

1-     Varying Views (9/9/2015)

2-     The Rapture Theory (9/16/2015)

3-     The First Vision of Daniel (9/23/2015)

1 Week Interlude

4-     The Seventy Weeks of Daniel (10/7/2015)

5-     The Olivet Discourse & a Timeline (10/14/2015)

6-     The Revelation of Jesus Christ (10/21/2015)

7-     The Invitation (10/28/2015)

1 Week Interlude

8-     The Victory Belongs to God (11/11/2015)

9-     Seals, Trumpets and Bowls (11/18/2015)

Thanksgiving Interlude

10-     Silence in Heaven (12/2/2015)

11-     The Two Beasts and Babylon (12/9/2015)

12-     A New Heaven and New Earth (12/16/2015)

 

In this study we will take a look at the visions of Daniel, the apocalyptic writings in the Gospels, as well as, the Book of Revelation itself. 

A "suggested" fee of $20 per person will go directly into the general budget of the church.  Simply place your donation in the offering plate on Sunday morning (or mail/bring it to the church office) and mark it "Revelation Bible Study."  Books and supplies will be donated by the pastor. 

REGISTER ONLINE (Use coupon code "free") 

We have an Invitation to the “Revelation” Bible Study on DVD 

Pick up as many DVD videos as you need to share with everyone in your circle of influence!

 

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The Book of Revelation

 

Some people think of the book of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament, as a wild and strange book that somehow predicts everything that will ever happen, if you could only figure it out, but actually, the message of the book of Revelation is that of hope.  It communicates that when the end comes God is going to bring about something new.  Jesus, God incarnate, is Alpha and Omega, the “A” and the “Z” and everything in between.  And one day, He will gather together the true meaning of all things from beginning to end.

            You see, the Revelation points to ultimate reconciliation with God.  It points to the fulfillment of everything that has been promised to us.  And it gives us a glimpse of what the complete fulfillment of our faith will look like.

            John writes: Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.  And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "See, the home of God is among mortals.  He will dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes.  Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.  And the one who was seated on the throne said, See, I am making all things new.  Also He said, Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.  Then he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.  To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life (Revelation 21:1-6). 

 

In this passage, John, the writer of Revelation, speaks about something so new and so different that it is beyond human description.  In his vision, he speaks of a totally new order.  Think about a place where life is filled to the brim with God's presence, filled to the brim with the peace and the joy and the love of God.  That's what dwelling in the new city will be like, John says. 

 

Join us in September as we take a closer look at a biblical account of this amazing writing.  Add you name to the sign-up sheet in the old Fellowship Hall or REGISTER ONLINE - Remember to use the coupon code "free."

 

Grace & Peace,

Pastor Paula

 

 

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Remember to look for the beauty of God's presence in the warm days of summer!

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Next Fellowship meal will be August 16!

 

Salads & Desserts... Yum! 

 

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Liturgists for August

 

2 - Don Petty

9 - Max Harris

16 - Carol Stoner

23 - Jewel Sullivan

30 - Elizabeth Allison

 

* Please let the pastor know if you would like your name added to the Alternate Liturgist list.

 

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Newsletter Preparation

 

Newsletter Volunteer Day is August 19 @ 10:30AM 

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Committees

To see which Committees you will be serving on visit this link and click "LEADERSHIP"

2015 COMMITTEES

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Opportunities

SUNDAYS:

• Gathering Time - 9:15 AM

• Sunday School for all ages - 9:45 AM

• Wesley Sundays/A Modern day Class Meeting - 9:45 AM

• Worship - 11:00 AM

MONDAYS:

• Prayer Meeting @ 10 AM (Check Calendar)

TUESDAYS:

• Computer Class @ 11 AM (By Appointment)

WEDNESDAYS:

• Choir Practice (Summer Break)

THURSDAYS:

• Computer Class @ 11 AM (By Appointment)

 

Special dates

 

• Church Council Meeting, August 9, 2015

• Worship Committee Meeting, August 12, 2015

• 3rd Sunday Meal, August 16, 2015

• United Methodist Women, August 17, 2015

• SPRC Meeting, August 18, 2015

• Newsletter Volunteer Day, August 19, 2015

• Pastor on vacation, August 24-September 6, 2015

• 5th Sunday Singing, August 30, 2015

• Noisy Offering, August 30, 2015

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