Thursday, August 12, 2021
Guest Message this Sunday from Rev. Ash Dotson!
This Week's Scripture Verse
Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me.
This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate,
and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.”
He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum.
When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?”
But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them,
“Does this offend you? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending
to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless.
The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But among you there are some who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him. And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.” Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?”
Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.
We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”
Back to School Sunday Wrap Up
Thank you to all who participated in the back to school festivities this past Sunday.
We hope your school year is off to a great start!
If you have a student who would like a special back to school gift,
please contact Megan: firstname.lastname@example.org
And a very special thank you to the VandeMark family for sponsoring
all the back to school gifts and treats!!
Chancel Choir, Praise Band and Joyful Bells!
Rehearsals Begin Soon!
Rehearsals will begin August 26!
The Chancel Choir will rehearse Thursdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the Sanctuary
The Joyful Bells will rehearse Thursday from 7:00pm - 8:00pm in the Choir Room downstairs.
New Members are Welcome!
There is no experience needed, only the desire to learn and sing or play bells!
Praise Band will rehearse between services on Sundays at 9:45am beginning August 29th.
If you are interested in joining or would like more information please email our music director Lindsay at email@example.com, call the church office or see her
before or after service on Sunday!
From Mourning to Joy
If you or someone you know is struggling with grief from a personal loss,
please join us for Griefshare. It is a difficult journey to do alone, let us help you.
We meet every Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
starting September 1st, 2021, for 13 weeks.
If you are interested please contact Deborah Newhardt at 702-302-7867
or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
"The Medicare Dude"
"The Medicare Dude", Russ Petersen, returns again this year to answer your questions on how Medicare works and plans to best fit your needs. Are you soon turning 65? Are you a new resident of Clark County? Do you have special health care needs? Do you feel confused and uncertain about your health care choices? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then please let Wanda Shumar know you will be attending our next scheduled event on Wednesday evening, August 25th at 6PM in the Church Chapel. If you can't attend in person or that evening please let Wanda know and she will set up a time for you to meet with Russ.
Russ did a presentation last year and it was very well received. He has been asked to come back again this year to answer your questions about Medicare and health care. This event is open to church members and the community. If you are on Medicare, it is wise to attend. Please call your Church Treasurer, Wanda Shumar at 702.525.1734 or email@example.com.
A Living Gospel: Reading God’s Story in Holy Lives Chapter 7
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of the mission oriented group of women in the United Methodist Church.
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