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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