Welcome to season of sharing and giving
November's Newsletter from Marceline UMC
From Pastor John
A couple of Sundays ago, we started a new series during our in person worship, and I called the season that starts on Halloween, Food Season. This is the time of year when we really and truly eat a lot of food, and have food around for just about everything. And don’t judge me to harshly, but I even enjoy candy corn, and candy corn pumpkins because I’m the guy that they still get made for. I know, my bad taste in candy is seconded only by my bad taste in movies.
But there is also something else that this time of year is known for too. This is one that I look forward to seeing every year, and it has already started. This is the time of year when we give to lots of folks in a variety of ways, and we share what we have with others. The Welfare Council has started this with sign-ups for Christmas Baskets, and the Juvenile Office is at work getting needs for toys for kids sorted out, and we’re getting ready for the other giving opportunities we have at this time of year.
Throughout this season we’ll have a number of different ways that we can give, but its not just about what we can give now. We are also in the process of looking at how we can give in the future. This isn’t just the money and offerings that we can give, but how we can give as a church in a wide variety of ways. I am thankful in the many ways that you all give, and I am looking forward to the opportunities we have for the future. As we go through this season, as you have that second (or third) piece of pie, reflect on the ways that we can give as a church that will impact our community in a positive way.
In this newsletter also look for some upcoming events like the Birthday Celebration coming up on Nov. 21st. We’re signing up folks to decorate tables in the Sanctuary. We’re also going to take advantage of everyone being there to get decorated for Christmas that day too!!!
At the end of the newsletter look for pictures from all the things that have been going on over the last month. There’s some good ones there.
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The kids will start working on the Christmas Program this Sunday Nov. 14th during their Sunday School time during worship.
We’re also looking for a couple more folks to help with Celebrate Recovery on Dec. 13th. Contact Eleanor Ravens (firstname.lastname@example.org)if you can help.
The Community Thanksgiving Service will be on Nov. 21st at 6pm at 1st Baptist Church. Please come and join in worship with folks from around the community that evening.
7am-7:30am Scripture Reading on KDWD 99.1
4pm Centering Prayer Live on our Facebook Page
5pm Prayer Group in the Elementary Sunday School Classroom
7am-7:30am Scripture Reading on KDWD 99.1
9am Facebook Worship
9am Adult Sunday School in the Fellowship Hall
10:10am Worship in the Sanctuary
Other Church Events
11/1 3pm-5pm: Food Pantry open in the Fellowship Hall (Christmas Basket sign-ups taking place)
11/3 5:30pm: PPR meeting in the Elementary Sunday School class
11/10 1:30pm: Orpha Circle Meeting
11/11 11am: Veteran’s Day Program at the Walsworth Community Center
11/15 3pm-5pm: Food Pantry open in the Fellowship Hall (Christmas Basket sign-ups taking place)
11/17 6:30pm: Church Council in the Fellowship Hall
11/21 After Worship: Birthday Celebration Lunch!
11/25 Thanksgiving Day
11/28 1st Sunday of Advent
Beth: Wed-Fri, 8am-2pm
Pastor John: Monday all day,others by appointment (or stop in)
I want to say a special thank you to the folks from Children’s Division, Jamie and Jennie! They did a great job filling in while Emil, Jack and I were gone. They also gave us some great information on things that we can do. If you missed their message, you can find it below
All Saints Sunday
Below are the folks that we remembered on All Saints Sunday. As you get a chance this week, say a special prayer for these families.
Orpha Circle will meet on Nov 10, 2021 at 1:30pm in the church Fellowship Room. We will have a Veterans Day program and guest speaker Wilma Jobson from the American Legion Post in Bucklin. Fay Lindbloom will have the devotion and is hostess. All ladies in the church are invited to attend, and anyone who is interested in the program is also invited to join us. Please bring items for the Food Pantry.
Year End Giving
We’re coming up on the end of the year, and also the end of the tax year. There are a variety of ways that you can make an end of year contribution. This includes everything from making an additional offering to giving stocks or other similar items. You can find out more by downloading a brochure from the Missouri United Methodist Foundation. If you have questions, please contact Pastor John.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Breakthrough Prayer: Come Holy Spirit, come show us how we can be the spiritual heart of this community, Amen
Goals: Grow in faith, Understand our role in the community, Listening for God's voice daily
Church: Denomination, Conference, Area UMC's, Area Churches
Schools: Students, Teachers, Administrators, Employees
Government: Leaders, Local, County, State, National
Young Adults, Newcomers, Unchurched
Situations: Hurricane Relief, Wildfires, Covid-19 Pandemic, Racism, Economic Disparity
Individuals: Ron Chrisman Family, Joanne King Family, Mike Brackey Family, Mark Ewigman, Gary Faris, Erin, Nova, & Jenny, John Falkenstine, Meadow Lapinski, Sam Bush, Ron Klingsmith, David Munson, Goldie Cupp, Fay Leppin, Shirley Holt, Joni’s niece, Tony Tucker (Eleanor Logue’s son), Harold Meyers, Adam Litchtenberg, Blake Linebaugh, Bill Westfall, Pat Watkins, Kris & Wyatt Ard, Kristen Gibson, Pat Biswell, Bob Marriott, Kevin Stanfield, Gene Liebhart, Gary Carlson, Kyle Lake, Linda Ewigman, Kara Robinson, Angie Builder, Bob & Pat Magee, Zoe Tolliver, Joan Sportsman, Shane Cavanah, Dan Brooks, Wayne Heins, Ruth Farris, Lynn Fellmann, Thomas Wellman
Pioneer: Mabel Worley, Marilyn Mears
Life Care: Annie George
Lenoir Woods: Ed McLachlan
Patric Munson, Nick Cain, LTC John Casey Welch, Tyler Nanneman, Jeffrey Tucker, Kelly Tucker, Brandon Wellman, Heath Floray, Steve Graves, Michael Pyrtle, William Leukenotte, Kerry Lowrey
Below are pictures from Halloween and other events that have been taking place over the last month.