August 3 “Fruit of the Vine” (John 15:1-8)
My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. (John 15:8 NRSV)
August 10 “Be Courageous” (Ephesians 4:1-7)
Sermon by Bryan Wilson.
August 17 “Best Friends Forever” (John 15:9-17)
I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the mas-ter is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. (John 15:15 NRSV) Baptisms at the River after Worship
August 24 “His Yoke Is Easy” (Matthew 11:28-30)
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:29-30 NRSV)
August 31 “Joy Is Good” (John 16:12-24)
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete. (John 16:24 NRSV)
JULY WORSHIP THEMES
July 6 “Do the Right Thing” (Matthew 5:17-20)
4 They utter mere words; with empty oaths they make covenants; so litigation springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field. 12 Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you. (Hos. 10:4, 12 New Revised Standard Version)
July 13 “Trust Like a Child” (Matthew 11:25-26)
At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. (Matt. 11:25 English Standard Version)
Vacation Bible School Program
July 20 “Grow Your Faith” (1 Corinthians 14:20-22)
Brothers and sisters, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults. (1 Cor. 14:20 New International Version)
Holy Communion (Bread and Cup)
July 27 “Set Your Goal for More Confident, Passionate Faith” (1 Thessalonians 1:5)
For when we brought you the Good News, it was not only with words but also with power, for the Holy Spirit gave you full assurance that what we said was true. And you know of our concern for you from the way we lived when we were with you. (1 Thess. 1:5 New Living Translation)
Baptisms at the River after Worship
SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY JUNE 29TH
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Combined Worship
During this time of worship we will be Commissioning our Youth and their Leaders who will be traveling to Colorado to attend the National Youth Conference in July.
Followed by All Church Birthday Party in the church fellowship hall.
Covered dish lunch with drink and dessert provided.
6:30-8:00 pm Junior High Youth at the Hammonds
7:00 pm Senior High YOUTH at church
June Worship Themes and Focus Scriptures
June 1 A Wild West Story (8:45 a.m.)
Music Sunday (11:00 a.m.)
June 8 “Pentecost: The Spirit Lets Us Know We Are Not Alone”
Numbers 11:24-30; Acts 2:1-21
29 But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the LORD’s people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit on them!” (Numbers 11:29, NRSV)
June 15 “The First Father’s Day Gift” Genesis 22:1-14
7 Isaac said to his father Abraham, “Father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “The fire and the wood are here, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” 8 Abraham said, “God himself will provide the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together. (Gen. 22:7-8, NRSV)
June 22 “Almost There” Mark 12:28-34
Realizing how much the man understood, Jesus said to him, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.” And after that, no one dared to ask him any more questions.(Mark 12:34, NLT)
June 29 “Journey to NYC” Luke 13:10-22
A Combined Worship Service and dedication for Youth and Advisors traveling to National Youth Conference next month, followed by our Birthday Celebration at the Community Center!
18 He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it? 19 It is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.” (Luke 13:18-19, NRSV)
VBS 2014 SERVING OTHERS
Wednesday, July 9th through Sunday, July 13th
Bible School will include bible study time and time spent participating in various service projects. Our tentative plans are: to prepare and serve dinner at Valley Mission, put together kits for Haiti, visit some elderly in our church, go to Bridgewater Home, and work at Brethren Woods.
On Sunday, July 13 we will be serving a lunch to the congregation to earn money for Haiti.
Our schedule will be as follows:
Wed. July 9: 5:30- 8:30 pm;
Thurs. July 10: 1:00 – 8:30 pm;
Fri. July 11: 5:30 – 8:30 pm;
Sat. July 12: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (or 10-2:00 if meeting us at Brethren Woods)
ITEMS NEEDED: glass jars – pickle or spaghetti size jars work well, and scraps of yarn or ribbon. There will be a box in the narthex to collect these items.
CAN DRIVE: to earn some money for VBS, we will be having a can drive June 1 and July 6. These are the Sundays after Memorial Day and July 4th. So save your cans and bring them to church June 1 and July 6.
Worship Themes for May 2014
May 4 “Turning Points” Luke 24:13-35
They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with
us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32, NIV)
May 11 “One Big Family” Acts 2:42-47
And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes,
they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having
favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those
who were being saved. (Acts 2:46-47, ESV)
May 18 10:30 am – Special Combined Service for
Children’s Sunday & Recognition of Graduates
Followed by Called Business Meeting to vote on:
Proposed Picnic Shelter and
Changes to Pastoral Committee.
Also, Update Report from Pastoral Search Committee
May 25 “My Own Worst Enemy” 2 Samuel 16:5-14
Cole Scrogham will be the speaker.