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.
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