This Week – February 28, 2019

Sunday, March 3, 2019
9:30 a.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal
10:15 a.m. Jazz Worship Service

Scripture: Proverbs 20: 6; 25: 19, Galatians 5: 22-23
Sermon: Gift or Task or Both: Faithfulness
Serving Our Church:
Liturgist: Tom Okonek
Ushers: The Worship Team
Musicians: Band of Praise
Don Lehnhoff – trombone
Tom Huelsmann – trombone
Bill Simenson – trumpet
Mark Yanni – clarinet
Chuck Wazanowski – tuba

Calling All Youth

The youth of the church are invited to meet at Caribou (by the Londonderry Bren exit off 169) THIS Sunday, March 3 at 9:15 a.m. for beverages and planning.

Cooks of Chapel Hills – Saturday, March 16th
Join us for an evening of food and conversation as we enjoy Tuscan (Italian) cuisine. Sign-up sheet is in the Narthex. We can pick you up if you need a ride.

Joke Sunday – March 24th
A Note From Alan:
It is time to send in your favorite jokes from the past year. Or whenever you heard them. I have been collecting some, folks have emailed me some already, and I have a sizable collection of comics to show. I can always use more. Mark your calendar and you may hear, or see, some new humor to share with your friends.

Astounding Glory”

Last Sunday After Epiphany/Transfiguration
UCC Women’s Week – March 3-9, 2019

 From time to time it is good to stop talking and listen. Just as an awestruck and babbling Peter was reminded by God, “This is my Child, my Chosen; listen!” we also sometimes need a reminder. How glorious Peter’s reminder must have been on that day!

During our days, we consume ourselves with the crush of work, news of the world, and other obligations. We forget the divine is all around us, a still-speaking God who leads and guides us.

Let’s commit to listening this week and trying these 7 things:

Sunday:  Spend some time with God today and commit to letting grace speak through your life.

Monday:  Ask God to shake off our complacency and forgive us for failing to listen for the Holy One’s voice.

Tuesday: Spend time with God at the end of the day reflecting on what has happened and examining your thoughts, intentions, and heart.

Wednesday: Listen to what God is calling you to do this week: help the elderly, welcome a new friend, volunteer at a women’s shelter, clean up the neighborhood.

Thursday: Spend time not only seeking God, but sharing God among your circle of friends; find the Holy One’s Voice together.

Friday:  Spend time outdoors listening to the sounds of God’s magnificent creation.

Saturday:  Journal about what gets in the way of hearing God’s call for your life.

This is Women’s Week at the United Church of Christ

This week, think of Queen Vashti, who was summoned to an elaborate party by King Xerxes that she refused. Not allowing herself to become objectified, she lost favor and was banned from the King’s presence, but maintained something more valuable, her dignity. Think of Queen Esther, who risked her life to foil a plot to annihilate her fellow Jewish people. As you celebrate Women’s Week, remember Queen Vashti and Queen Esther. Their lasting legacies inspire not only women, but all who stand up for justice and freedom. (Book of Esther)

Looking Ahead
March 1 A Toast to VEAP
March 2 Cookies For College Students – 9:30 a.m.
March 3 Youth Planning Meeting – 9:15 a.m. Caribou Coffee
Jazz Worship Service – 10:15 a.m.
VEAP March Food & Fund Drive
March 4 Worship Team Meeting – 5:30 p.m.
March 6 Adult Choir Rehearsal – 7:30 p.m.
March 10 Daylight Saving Time Starts
Worship/Communion
Confirmation – Following Worship
New Beginnings Meeting – Following Worship
March 13 Adult Choir Rehearsal – 7:30 p.m.
March 20 Adult Choir Rehearsal – 7:30 p.m.
March 24 Joke Sunday

Worship This Sunday
Scripture: Proverbs 20: 6; 25: 19, Galatians 5: 22-23
Sermon: Gift or Task or Both: Faithfulness

Prayer
May the light of God give us hope and the Power of God protect us.
May the light of God give us joy and the Peace of God calm us.
May the Light of God give us faith and the Grace of God fill us
this day and forevermore. Amen.

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