Thoughts: Jesus told a parable about a field planted with good seed. An enemy of the field’s owner planted weeds with the good seed. The owner’s servants asked if they should destroy the weeds so the good plants could thrive.
“No, let them grow together,” the owner said. “At harvest time, gather the weeds first and burn them. Then gather the wheat into my barn.”
This seems straightforward. But when the multitude had left, the disciples asked Jesus to explain the parable.
Sometimes, when the disciples asked Jesus for an explanation, Jesus was impatient. We can almost hear his tired sigh, see him shake his head, hear him mutter.” How could I have made it any clearer!”
But this time Jesus responded immediately with a detailed explanation of the parable. He ended with a beautiful promise:
“Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their father.”
Discussion: Why is this a lesser known parable?
Activity: In this record of the Pilgrims’ first few years in the New World, William Bradford wrote that “… one small candle may light a thousand ….” This week, what could your small candle light?
Remember in prayer this week Vivian Hansard, Dick and Mildred Parker and Mike and Tina Stefanski.
This Sunday in the Christian Life Center you may sign up to give blood on August 18th.
Concerns from Sunday, July 16:
Lynne Meek and George and Jane Berquist – Prayers for family and friends of Beth Nitos, a close family member, who died Saturday morning.
Megal Corera – Prayers for my safe trip to Sri Lanka on the 22nd to see my siblings and not contact Dengue and for a safe return back home on August 10th.
Joyce Bauman – Dick and Mildred Parker – Just because…..
Dick Parker – Prayers for my procedure tomorrow and continued healing for Millie. Thanks for prayers!
Jayne Saeger & Tina Stefanski – The prayers and love and caring from all of you are the support that is sustaining us in this difficult journey. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Tim Teagan – For a friend starting treatment for colon cancer and safe travel mercies for the Rumels.
Jovi Julian – We give our thanks to God for all His blessings – for my son John Julian being chosen Troy Police Officer of the Year!
Thoughts: The parable in Matthew 12:1-9 makes farmers shudder. Seed is precious. It is not to be wasted. Either seed has been carefully culled from previous crops – labor intensive – or it has been bought – expensive. No sower worth shooting would fling seed about so irresponsibly.
Seeds do not choose where they fall. So this parable must have been directed toward sowers.
Discussion: What seeds may fall near us that we do not want to nurture?
Activity: The old hymn “Bringing in the Sheaves” admonished us to sow seeds of kindness “in the morning, at noontide, and the dewy eve.”
Remember in prayer this week Vivian Hansard, Mildred Parker, and Mike and Tina Stefanski.
Tonight at 7:30pm our softball team will take the field at Good Shepherd Lutheran School.
Tomorrow the softball team will take the field at 6:15pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran School. Both games need fans.
This Sunday is Communion with Pastor Weatherly and Rev. Jane. Following coffee fellowship at 11:30am will be a service in our chapel celebrating Wanda Payne.
Next Monday is the August Tidings deadline.
Next Monday is also Baldwin servers. Meet at church at 9:30am to carpool.
Concerns from Sunday, July 9, 2017:
Janice and Bob Drager – Request prayers for a close friend who has been on a ventilator for 10 days.
Aurand Family – Prayers for Scott’s brother, Rodney, who is recovering from a heart attack on Friday.
Terry Oliver – Granddaughter Kaylee (6 years old) having tonsils removed tomorrow at Beaumont Royal Oak.
Carley Gordon – Prayers for my grandma, Sue Nurek, as she is home recovering from a fall last Thursday.
Bill & Sue Wesp – Concerned for my mom as she deals with the loss of my dad.
Aurand Family – Prayers for Andrew as he starts his job with Parker this week.
Bob Whitford – I will race on my 4th Port Huron to Mackinack sailboat race later this month.
Dick & Millie Parker – Continued thanks for cards, notes, calls, and visits during Millie’s recovery. Thanks also for support with the passing of Dick’s sister, Helen.
Cathy Miller – Thanks for your prayers and cards. I’m feeling better.
Linda & Rick Wright – Marriage of our daughter, Cori, to Justin Cannon. May God bless them.
Megan Steiger – Update on Troy Co-op Parent Lisa whom we prayed for two weeks ago after she experienced cardiac arrest during a weekend away in Grand Rapids. Lisa was able to return home a week later and is on the mend, following many medical interventions, including a temporary heart pump. Thank you for your prayers for her, her husband, and their 3 young children.
Finance – As of today, $4895 has been raised for “Paving the Way Through Faith!” We’re looking for more Faith so we can restore our Capital Replacement Fund for the next non-budgeted, but needed, Project! Many thanks to all who have already contributed.
Thoughts: It starts early – being perverse.
Little Micah: I’ll play the pipe, and you dance.
Little Jeremiah: Nah, I don’t wanna dance.
Little Micah: Then I’ll pretend I’m a mourner, and you can wail and carry on.
Little Jeremiah: Nah, I don’t wanna mourn.
John the Baptist was criticized for neither eating or drinking – actually, he lived on locusts and wild honey – so people said he had a devil. Can’t you just hear his mother Elizabeth agonizing over his diet.
“Now John, you come home and have dinner with your father and me. Remember how you love my leg of lamb with parsley potatoes? And mint jelly, of course, and my famous fig cookies. You don’t eat enough, John. You’re too thin!”
Jesus came eating and drinking normally. So people said, “What a glutton! What a drunkard! And he hangs around with sinners!”
Discussion: What annoys us about other people?
Activity: What annoys other people about us?
Remember in prayer this week Stu & Vivian Hansard, Eunice Kraase, Steve Olsavsky, Mildred Parker, Sylvia Peacock, Joyce Rampenthal, and Mike and Tina Stefanski.
This Saturday is Men’s Breakfast at 8:00am. Bring a friend, bring your Bible. See you here!
This Sunday is Worktrip Sunday. Come hear and see what our youth did in Norristown, PA.
Next Monday, July 10th, is the UMW Fellowship luncheon at Camp Ticonderoga at 11:30am. All are welcome.
On Sunday, July 16th, at 11:30am in the Chapel, we will be celebrating Wanda Payne’s life. All are welcome to join us.
Concerns from Sunday, July 2, 2017:
Joyce Bauman – On June 28th we lost a very good Christian friend. Joyce Berard, Jan Garrett, Eleanor Rickabus and myself will miss her so much. Wanda taught us to take a sometimes boring game of pinochle and add a fifth hand and two decks of cards and play a fun game. It was challenging for 5 seniors at times, but also hilarious. Wanda was a very excellent player and did a good job of keeping us on task. On the third Monday of the month we will always remember with joy her presence in our
lives. We love you Wanda Payne.
Bill & Sue Wesp – For friend, Janet, just diagnosed with breast cancer and for Sue’s parents who have multiple health concerns.
No name - Prayers for all who suffer from demons of alcohol and drug addictions.
No name – This is the Sunday that many of our UMC churches are welcoming pastoral changes. We know there are a lot of ups and downs coming and going in transitions. Remember the families and congregations in your prayers.
Dick Parker – Death of my sister Helen Bobolink. Funeral was yesterday in Flint.
Donna Klungle – Prayers for the family of Carrie Lozier who was our choir accompanist a few years ago. She passed away on Wednesday. Three small children. Her funeral is Wednesday at 10:00am at Kensington with visitation at9:00am.
Wafaa Kareem – My brother’s diabetic foot has gotten better. Thank God.
Martin & Carolyn Jones – Happy 50th birthday to son, Darren.
Jayne Saeger & Tina Stefanski – Thanks for continued prayers. “Small” improvement with Mike, Praise God!
Jennifer Fry – My sister-in-law, Lynn, is home from the hospital.
No name – On this holiday week-end of the birth of America, you might want to think about how God has blessed you and your family by living in land of liberty, America.
Joyce & Bill Rampenthal – Joyce is doing very good after her knee replacement surgery. We thank our church friends for their prayers, cards, calls and meals. Thanks to Pastor Weatherly for her visit.
(The newly commissioned disciples are starting on their first missionary journey.)
Thaddeus: That was a lot of stuff to remember.
Judas: I didn’t like the part about being dragged into court.
James the Less: But Jesus said we would know what to say.
Thomas: If we’re not too loud, I doubt if we’ll be arrested.
Peter: But we have to get people’s attention. Now I’ve got a voice that carries.
Andrew: Yes, we know, Peter.
Simon the Zealot: Maybe some of the people we meet will invite us to supper.
James; Hope they’re good cooks.
Philip: Or at least have pretty daughters!
Matthew: You guys remember to start with the outside fork and work your way toward the plate.
Thaddeus: Say what?
Nathaniel: Jesus said if people invite us, they’re really inviting him.
John: I wish he had come with us.
Discussion: Why do people invite other people to come to their home?
Activity: Watch for someone who needs a symbolic cup of cold water.
Remember in prayer this week: Vivian & Stu Hansard, Corwin Hanson, Mildred Parker, Wanda Payne, Joyce Rampenthal, Mike and Tina Stefanski and their family.
Remember this entire week to pray for our 23 youth and 7 leaders on worktrip in Norristown, PA. They will return late on Sunday.
Careful in our driveway this week at church. Paving has begun under the direction of the Trustees. Please pray about your “Paving the Way Through Faith” donation for this much-needed project.
This Wednesday morning, June 28th, at 10am, will be the last Mid-week Word until August 2nd. Please join Rev. Jane and the gang for food, fun, fellowship, Bible Study and a little prayer.
This Wednesday, June 28th, at 6:15pm, we have another opportunity to cheer on our softball team at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, south of 15, cross street Eton.
Next Tuesday, July 4th , the office will be closed. Watch for this Word@Home on Wednesday following staff meeting.
Concerns from Sunday, June 25th:
Megan Steiger – Pray for Trop Co-op parent Lisa, mother of 3 young children. Last night while in Grand Rapids for the weekend with her husband, she had a spontaneous tear in an artery of her heart and after revival from cardiac arrest, is now in ICU with low heart function.
Jennifer Fry – Sister-in-law, Lynn, still is in the hospital due to complications following surgery last Thursday.
Vi Freeman and Jean Roberson – Please pray for our sister-in-law, Joan, who will be undergoing major surgery this week.
Mary Jo & Dale Johnston – Mary Jo will have outpatient surgery Tuesday.
Frank & Karen Glidden – Prayers for granddaughter Natash, who is having more back surgery today.
Jill Woods – A friend who lost her sister last night from an illness.
Scott Aurand – Prayers for my good family friend Jennifer undergoing a complicated surgery Monday.
No name – Prayer for a co-worker’s daughter that she may control her alcoholism.
Pray for Cathy Miller still having trouble with vertigo.
Jayne Saeger – Thank you, Thank you for your love and prayers! Mike is very sick and it is not a good outlook for him. Your support makes all the difference to us. Thank you
Jan Peacock – appendectomy this week and in church today.
Kathy Sobanski – 31 pints of blood including 2 double reds last Wednesday.
Ben Olesen – thank you to our dear church family for their kindness to us during y illness. We are so fortunate to be part of such a loving congregation. Ben and Sue
Andy & Laura Barnes – Birth of Addison Wilson expected today. our first niece.
Debbie Hagelstein – Wishing my sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Ron, “Happy 40th anniversary and prayers for another joyful 40!”
Thoughts: Three travelers approach Abraham’s tent. Abraham runs to greet them and bows low before them.
“Stay with me,” he implores them. “I’ll bring water for your feet and a morsel of bread and comfort for your hearts.”
Rather ungraciously, the travelers agree. “All right – but you do as you have offered.”
Abraham does more than he has offered. He commands Sarah to make fine cakes. He orders a servant to kill a calf and prepare the meat. He himself brings butter and milk along with the beef and the cakes and serves this repast to his three guests.
Who are these three men?
Was Abraham starved for company? Would he have been as hospitable to anyone who happened by?
For years, Abraham had longed for a son; he had prayed for a son. Now these three strangers promise Abraham that he will have a son by this time next year.
Discussion: How do we greet unexpected guests?
Activity: Try being especially welcoming to your next unexpected visitor. Some have entertained angels unawares.
Remember in prayer this week Michelle Freeman, Vivian & Stu Hansard, Corwin Hanson, Ben Olesen, Mildred Parker, Wanda Payne and Joyce Rampenthal.
This Saturday is the UMYF Worktrip car wash from 9am to 1pm. Be sure and come and get your car washed and support the youth on their trip to Norristown, PA.
This Saturday is the memorial service for Anthony Michael at 11:00am with visitation at 10:00amhere at the church. His wife LaNae was a very active member of this church. If you able to help, please call Chris Gullion.
This Sunday we will be commissioning our Mission: Possible and worktrippers at our outdoor worship. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and a dish to pass for our picnic after the service.
Monday, June 19th, is the July Tidings deadline. Send articles to jessieTFUMC@gmail.com with copy to Donna at email@example.com.
Concerns from Sunday, June 11:
Debbie Hagelstein – Prayers for friends Ron & Sarah as they have a memorial service today for Baby Addison. She passed away at 6 weeks old.
Frank & Karen Glidden – Granddaughter, Tasha, having back surgery this week.
Lynne Meek – My friend Debbie’s grandson, Logan Jon, was stillborn. His mom still has uncontrollable high blood pressure.
Martin& Carolyn Jones – Prayers of sympathy for family of dear friend, Lee Morgan, who passed away last week.
Gerri Hoffman – Prayers for my daughter-in-law Shanon Stien-Hoffman on continued recovery from a procedure that had complications. She’s now home resting/recovering.
Doug Smith – Sharon’s older brother is in Henry Ford Hospital in ICU after having a heart attack.
Tom & Shirley Geggie – Celebrating Olivia’s baptism and the fact that our entire family, including all of our children and grandchildren are here today.
Megal Corera – Many thanks to Revs and members of the church for all they did for Francis’s memorial service. Everyone who spoke to me said how great it was. Food too was great. Thanks again.
Pete & Jill Woods – Dylan turns 25 tomorrow and closes on his first home tomorrow.
Debbie Hagelstein – For Liz, Jason and Henri and my sister and brother-in-law Donna & Ron as they move into new houses. Prayers to all of them on the next journey.
Laurie &Brian Urbach – We are happy to announce the arrival of our first grandchild, Lois Kay. 7# 6 oz. Everyone is doing great.
Steve Kosinski – Alexandra Zetye has been awarded a full scholarship to Wayne State Medical School!
Congratulations to the following young adults who received the William Quick Scholarship last Sunday at Metropolitan UMC: Jessica Carl, Elise Leverenz, Kurt Leverenz, Meghan Ostrander, Meghan Rhoades, Fay Steiger, Riley Smith and Jack Stover.
Thoughts: Usually, the bodies of the executed were denied burial, but Joseph of Arimathea had received permission from Pilate to take Jesus’ body. Jesus was born in a stable, but he was buried in a tomb which the very rich Joseph of Arimathea had designed for himself.
On what became the first Easter morning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to the tomb. Jesus appeared to them and told them to tell his disciples that he would meet them in Galilee.
So the remaining eleven disciples obediently went to Galilee. One had denied knowing him; all of them had fled from Jesus’ trial and crucifixion, but they went to the designated mountain in Galilee and found Jesus there waiting for them.
Matthew gives the disciples the least time with the risen Jesus, but Jesus gives them what is known as the Great Commission. The disciples are charged with five specific tasks:
Thoughts: Do you remember struggling with Latin declensions or irregular French verbs? How marvelous simply “to begin to speak with other tongues”!
Every one heard the disciples speak in his own language. “…we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.”
As the prophet Joel had promised, God poured out his spirit. God’s love must have shone through a Christian missionary’s sermon to the people in a remote Indian village. When he had finished speaking, a woman came up to him, her face alight with joy, and said, “I have known about Jesus all my life, and now you have told me his name.”
Discussion: How can we best communicate with people who do not know Jesus?
Activity: Ask someone a question and listen to the answer with your ears and your heart.
Remember in prayer this week Michelle Freeman, Bob and Vivian Grusnick, Stu and Vivian Hansard, Shirley Gulian June Lamm, and Dick and Mildred Parker.
All week you may shop the UMW Book Sale during open office hours or if you are here for a meeting.
This Saturday from 9am to 1pm the Youth Mission Trippers will be having a car wash in the church parking lot. Bring your dirty cars to help them earn additional monies for their upcoming trip to Norristown, PA.
This Sunday is Laity Sunday, Pentecost and Communion. Please wear RED! This will also be the final day of the Book Sale.
Remember this Sunday, June 4th, is also the Boy Scout Eagle project Bottle and Can Drive. Bring all your returnables in your trunk as they will be collected outside during coffee hour. Let’s help this future Eagle Scout earn some dollars. See flyer in Tidings for additional information.
Concerns from May 28th:
Bill Rampenthal – Joyce is having knee replacement surgery on June 5th at Troy Beaumont.
Debbie Hagelstein – Prayers for Ron and Sarah, friends who lost their baby Addison Eve yesterday. She was valiant in her bravery, heroic in her strength and her will to live. She was born 17 weeks early and lived for 6 weeks. Please keep her mommy and daddy in your prayers at this most difficult time.
Jane Egermann – Prayers for my friend Linda who will be starting her fifth round of cancer treatment this week.
Karen Belt – For myself prayers. I go for driver re-examination Tuesday but don’t know how to get there. My son can’t help me.
Mary Jo & Dale Johnston – Relative of a dear friend just received a grim cancer diagnosis.
Randy Wilson – Prayers for Sheila Wilson and her family on the passing of her father.
Cheryl Russell – Prayers for brother-in-law Jim who has been hospitalized for 2 weeks due to bleeding – improving now in rehab center.
Cheryl Russell – My grandson Christian is 12 today.
Bill & Sue Wesp – Our little Olivia came home on Monday and is now doing well. Thanks for your prayers.
Joyce & Karl Henn – Congratulations to Rev. Faith Fowler and the successful fund raising tour of the United Methodist “Tiny Homes” in Detroit.
Terri Watson – My granddaughter graduated from high school June 1st.
Thoughts: My stove is 32 years old. The right front burner hasn’t worked for six years. The clock, the time and the oven light all gave out long before that. The oven is unaware of self-cleaning. I could use a new stove.
But I am afraid to buy one. I would have to learn how to use it, and new appliances demand an engineering degree.
Are we similarly afraid of reading the Bible? Do we think we need a degree in theology and a smattering of Aramaic to understand it?
To his disciples, Jesus explained the Biblical prophecies which foretold his death and resurrection, “… that they might understand the scriptures.” After Jesus ascended into heaven, the disciples returned to Jerusalem “… with great joy.”
Discussion: If we studied the bible, what would our emotions be?
Activity: Read the Bible for ten minutes each day for a week.
Remember in prayer this week Michelle Freeman, Bob & Vivian Grusnick, Vivian & Stu Hansard, June Lamm, Cathy Miller and Mildred Parker.
SHOP! SHOP! SHOP! THE UMW BOOK SALE THIS WEEK. Whenever the church is open you may come and select books for your summer reading. Bring a friend. Tell your neighbors. We have an awful lot of books to sell…for Missions!
This coming Sunday the Health Pros will be available to check your blood pressure following worship.
You may also sign up to donate blood on June 21 or attend “Hooray for Hollywood” on June 8.
Mission: Possible registrations are due by June 4th. Don’t miss this fun week. See Tidings article.
Vacation Bible School registration is now open. It will be July 31-August 4. Another fun week not to miss.
Our mission youth will be having two car washes, June 3rd and June 17th. Keep your car dirty until then. Mark your calendars, all donations will help pay for their trip to Norristown, PA.
Concerns from Sunday, May 21:
Anonymous – Prayers for my husband. We had more bad news in his recovery. Now we are being sent to UofM hospital to see a specialist. We pray that he/she can help.
Debbie Hagelstein – Continued prayers for friends Ron and Sarah and Baby Addison.
Bev Holmes – Brother, Richard, in hospital after suffering a stroke.
Lynn Meek, George and Jane Berquist - Prayers for family member, Beth, who is battling inoperable lymphoma.
Bill & Sue Wesp – Olivia, our 3 week old granddaughter, who was hospitalized with repertory issues is now home. She is stable at the moment but could use some prayers. Sue’s parents having more health issues and needing support also.
Lisa Head – Cathy Miller has been suffering with vertigo for many weeks. Please pray that she gets relief soon.
Joy and Concern:
Megal Corera – Please see Megal after service and let her know if you can attend Francis’ Memorial Service June 10th at 11am and stay for lunch as well.
Michelle Freeman – Thanks for calls, cards and texts as she prepares for surgery on Tuesday.
No name – Regional Track and Field results: Senior Andrew Gordon 1st shot put, 2nd discus. Freshman Claire Matthews 2nd long jump. Both headed to State meet!
Ann & Tom Stevens – Extremely happy to report that our daughter-in-law Elizabeth is cancer free. Thanks to all for your support and prayers.
Jan Bancroft – My thanks to all of you who sent me cards after my surgery. I had a couple of bumps in the road and I’m positive that your kind thoughts and prayers brought me through to recovery. It is great to be able to attend church again.
Thoughts: This scripture reminds us of Noah. Most people can identify Noah. Who was Noah’s wife? We don’t know her name. Fewer people know the names of Noah’s three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japhteth. Who were the sons’ wives? We don’t know their names. Were these four women good, or had they simply married into the right family:
These eight people were saved, just as baptism saves us by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. At the beginning of the baptism of a child, the minister reminds the congregation that
“Baptism is an outward and visible sign of the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, through which grace we become partakers of his righteousness and heirs to life eternal.”
What a promise! What a blessing!
Discussion: How many baptisms have you witnessed? How many times have you promised to surround a baptized child with steadfast love?
Activity: Remember the chorus?
“Jesus loves the little children….
They are precious in his sight.”
We must show children they are precious in our sights, also.
Remember in prayer this week Michelle Freeman, Bob & Vivian Grusnick, Stu & Vivian Hansard, Eunice Kraase, Mildred Parker, and Marilyn Therrian.
LAST CALL FOR all your old books and good books to be sold at the UMW Book Sale. All books must be in by Wednesday, May 17th, to be sorted and organized by our wonderful librarians. The sale begins Sunday, May 21st, at 9:00am. You may shop until Sunday, May 28th, at noon. Bring your money.
Next Sunday is New Member Sunday. If you wish to join our church, please call the office as soon as possible.
Concerns from Sunday, May 14th:
John Northey – A friend John Warning, in hospital. Needs prayers and strength.
Marie Watson – Prayers for a successful surgery and full recovery for Michelle Freeman who broke her ankle cleaning her pool yesterday.
Anonymous – Prayers of safety for a troubled young adult.
Karen Belt – Friend’s grandson Grayson born in March with many health issues. The whole family needs support and prayers.
Chuck Sonquist – Close relative starts chemo tomorrow.
Joy & Concern:
Debbie Hagelstein – Continued prayers for friend’s Ron & Sarah and baby Addison. She had surgery yesterday to put a central IV line in. It was successful. For those not knowing, Addison was born 17 weeks early at 1 lb. 7 oz.
Bill & Kathy Deyo – Roses – 5 & 5 celebrate 55 years married 5/13/62 on Mother’s Day.
Anneliese Theut – I had a great year in Bells! I love playing for everyone and I love hearing how much people love hearing them too! Also, bye to Aaron, Jessie and Meghan! We will miss you!
Lyle Pushman – The Memorial Garden has had a “face-lift” this past week. Volunteers planted flowers and shrubs, laid sod and spread mulch. Special thanks to Michelle Freeman, Marie Watson, Jan Garrett and Isaac Verhelst. We have an attractive Garden. Take a look! Again, thanks.
Jane Egermann – Michelle & Jeff had a wonderful time in Greece and I had a great week with Maya. Fun all around.
Tim Teagan – A special thanks to Lyle Pushman and his hard-working Memorial Garden Team for all they accomplished. Please take a minute to thank him and take a look at our beautiful Memorial Garden!!
Fran Pruett – Brittany Pruett, grand-daughter, graduating 5/20/17 from University of North Texas Health Science, with a Master’s degree of Physician Assistant.
Thoughts: John devotes all of chapters 13-17 to the Last Supper. Jesus has so much to explain to his disciples – so much they do not yet understand - so much they need to know.
As Jesus talks, the disciples interrupt him with questions. Not surprisingly, Peter is first.
Peter: Lord, do you wash my feet?
John: Lord, who is it who will betray you?
Peter: Lord, where are you going? Why can’t I follow you now?
Thomas: Lord, we don’t know where you’re going. How can we know the way?
Philip: Lord, show us the Father, and we’ll be satisfied.
Thaddeus: Lord, why do you show yourself to us, but not to the world?
Disciples: What do you mean when you say that we won’t see you for a while, and then we shall see you?
Discussion: What question would you like to ask Jesus?
Activity: Answer 50 questions each day patiently. At question 51, you may show a touch of asperity.
Remember in prayer this week Bob & Vivian Grusnick, Vivian Hansard, Eunice Kraase, Mildred Parker, Wanda Payne, Dennis & Alice Seppanen & Marilyn Therrian.
This Thursday is Ruth Circle in the morning and Deborah Circle in the evening. This Saturday is Men’s Breakfast at 8:00am. This Sunday we will celebrate Graduates and final Bell performances. There will be cake! Tidings deadline is Monday, May 15th, for the June issue. Please send to jessieTFUMC@gmail.com with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring your books for our Spring book sale before May 17th. Register for Mission: Possible if you are in 5th – 8th grades.
Concerns from Sunday, May 7:
Carole Welbaum – Chris Weemhoff fell and broke her hip and will be having surgery on Monday.
Cheryl Russell – My friend Cheryl has just finished 2 weeks of “full brain” radiation. Prayers for (minimal) side effects.
Ken Head – 91-year old mom in hospital in Livonia, getting IV medication, could use a few prayers! (She is now home)
John Northey – My friend John Paul is dealing with cancer and needs our prayers.
Rick Rhoades – Prayers for a co-worker who passed away from cancer.
Ken Head – Prayers for a childhood friend, Joe Ritter, just diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Debbie Hagelstein – Friend’s baby, Addison, still having major medical issues, continues to fight – need prayers – three weeks old yesterday.
Sharon Smith – This weekend, sixteen ladies from our church attended the Port Huron Retreat Center for its annual Spiritual Life Retreat for United Methodist Women. In spite of the rain, we enjoyed the opportunity for fellowship and spiritual growth.
Bill & Sue Wesp – On Monday our 5th grandchild was born. Welcome to Olivia Rose Dooley.
Bob Whitford – My brother, Russ, raced during 50th Antigua Race Week. He raced on a lady’s 30 ft boat. They won their division with 3 firsts and a second. Following week he raced his 43 ft. sailboat and won his class with 4 firsts and 1 second place.
Troy First UMC – Congrats again to Bret Miller on directing “Chasing the Star” which many of us saw last Sunday night at the theatre.
Holly Goudie - $201.15 was collected for Noisy Offering last week. Save your coins for the next Noisy offering on July 30th.
Easter offering collected for 2017 was $3832.25 and more is still coming in.
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