The Herald - May 26, 2021

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Let's Get Walking!  Tuesday mornings for the month of June, let's meet at Fletcher Park at 8:30 am for a devotion and walking. You can walk at your own pace and for however long you want, but this is another way to fellowship with one another outside before it's too hot. Any questions, see Molly!

Save the Dates for our Western Vacation Bible School this summer!  We will meet the first Wednesday of the months June – August; June 2, July 7, and August 4 from 5:30-6:30 pm.  We will meet in the Annex and have time to sing together, have a Bible story, play a game, and close it up with another song and prayer! Kiddos of all ages are welcome, and RSVP is requested but not required, just so we can plan best. Let this be a fun time for us to get back together, which we will do safely with face masks! Molly is also working on planning a time for us to go out and ride horses, details on that will come later. See Molly with any questions, hope to see you all on the range this summer!

The Mt. Zion Community Ice Cream Social Committee, is having a fundraiser carryout meal, made by Nelson’s Catering, on Thursday, June 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.  Tickets are $10.00; and sold in advance, including at our Church Office.  The meal is a pulled pork sandwich, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, ice cream, and a brownie.  Mark your calendar and help us raise money for future local recipients with catastrophic medical bills.

 

You are invited to celebrate Fred Hall’s 90th Birthday Sunday, June 13 at the Annex from 11:00 am-1:30 pm.

 

Book Club meets on Monday, June 21 at 7:00 pm to discuss America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray.

 

Wilma Myers’ 100th Birthday is June 25.  

Send card shower cards to: 

Grand Villas

925 South River Road, Apt. B17

Englewood, FL  34223

 

PRAYER CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH:

Our condolences:  to Carolyn Flesner and family and friends upon the loss of her husband, Keith Flesner.

Please pray for:  Jim Nuernberger, Rose Belcher, Estaleen Earthal, Robert Wilson (Doyle’s father), Betty McKee, Joe Snyder, Linda Gleason, Doug Weller, Jordan Farnham, Wyatt Gould, John Little, Deb Henderson (Rose Belcher’s daughter), Connie Jenkins, Sally Dennis, Sharon Grutzmacher (Dave Rozanski’s sister), Jordan Smith (Randy Williams’ friend), Kathy Rauch (Sally Dennis’ cousin), Ron Belcher, Beverly Gant, Joyce and Randy Williams.

At Nursing/Retirement Homes:  Marianne Milnor, Mary Lee and Don Graham, Pat Willis, Chad Hale, Wilma Myers, Donna Manuell, Erma Sutton, Anna Belle Farrell, Carol Moore, Helen Trolia, Pat McDonald, Joan McHood, Helen Jones, Cecil Barr.

Military Personnel:  Brennan Butler, Devon Butler, Lee Nenortas, Logan Seevers, Air Force; MacKenzie Peery, ROTC National Guard; Jacob Bradshaw, Army.

 

  • Thank you to all who took part in, and planned, the reception following my last Sunday as your choir director. Thanks also for all the cards and gifts, but most of all - thank you for your friendship and support over the last four years.  I am very lucky to have such wonderful people in my life. God Bless you all! Until we meet again...

                                                        - Rich Hansen

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Last week’s giving………………..$6,452.00

Giving for May 16..………………$7,916.50

April giving……………………...$27,898.50

Amount needed to meet budget....$26,142.67

2021 Per Capita is $42.00

Mike’s Musings

      During one visit to my parents when our daughter Sarah was little, my mother gave her a page of little red adhesive dots.  My mom told her that she should place one of the little dots on each item in the house that she wanted.  When her grandparents die, Sarah was told, she would inherit those things. 

     I was a bit aghast listening to all this.  Sarah didn’t seem troubled by the activity.  I, on the other hand, was probably troubled because I didn’t want to think of my mother dying.  Knowing my mother, though, she probably was wanting to pass along that death is a part of life, and that we’re all part of a family—what was mine I pass along to you.

     What, in terms of the big questions of life, do we pass along to our children?  Is there a God?  Is there a purpose for us here on Earth?  Do we, in some sense, live on after death?  What is truth?  Who was Jesus?  Many of us feel these days as if our children are less and less interested in receiving what we have learned about these “big questions”.  Will they be wanting to put red stickers on anything we feel we’ve learned in life and want to pass along?

     This Sunday—Memorial Sunday—we’ll be thinking about what we have to pass along, and what it means to be “joint heirs with Christ” of our heritage as children of God.  Hope to see you here!

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    Proverbs tells us that “many hands make light work”.  I get the concept, but the work that was done on Saturday the Maintenance Committee washing windows, checking lights, cleaning pews and pads—as well as the work done on Monday:  church ladies washing every single dish in the downstairs kitchen, scrubbing the refrigerator, tossing out the stuff in the refrigerator that was beginning to change colors—all of that was not light work!  We’re grateful for the many hands, however.  And a special word of thanks to Bob Paslay for helping out when Joe Snyder went in for repairs this summer.

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     Thank you for your Per Capita generosity!  Of the approximately $12,000 we owe, $4,364 has been donated so far this year, compared to $2,908 all of last year.

     See you in worship and in service—  

     Pastor Mike

All events are subject to change!

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Trinity Sunday, May 30  2¢ Hunger Fund collected  

Online worship still available.

Worship Services............................. 8:00 & 10:00 am

Monday, May 31    Memorial Day/Offices closed.

Tuesday, June 1                 Annex reserved.     

Walking/Fletcher Park.................................. 8:30 am

Line Dancing/Fellowship Hall...................... 1:00 pm

Spirituality Team........................................... 1:15 pm

AA................................................................ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, June 2          Annex reserved.

Western Vacation Bible School/Annex.. 5:30-6:30 pm

Thursday, June 3

AA................................................................ 8:00 pm

Friday, June 4            Church Offices closed.            

Saturday, June 5  

Men’s Breakfast/Fellowship Hall................. 8:00 am

Sunday, June 6      Online worship still available.

Communion Worship Services         8:00 & 10:00 am

Coffee Fellowship....................................... 11:00 am

Monday, June 7

Deacons’ Meeting......................................... 6:00 pm

Technology Committee................................. 7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 8

Walking/Fletcher Park.................................. 8:30 am

Spirituality Team........................................... 1:15 pm

Worship Committee...................................... 3:00 pm

Outreach Committee..................................... 3:30 pm

Christian Nurture Committee....................... 6:30 pm

Missions Committee..................................... 6:30 pm

Finance Committee....................................... 7:00 pm

AA................................................................ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, June 9

Care Team Meeting..................................... 10:30 am

Thursday, June 10

Ice Cream Social Carry-out/UMC........ 4:30-6:30 pm               

AA................................................................ 8:00 pm

Friday, June 11          Church Offices closed.

 

The next Herald will be published on June 9