We’re getting ready for Halloween

Your weekly update from Marceline UMC

Hello Church,

Did you have a tiring week last week? I’ve talked to a few folks and it feels like last week was kind of a tiring one. Not because there was a whole lot special or different going on, just tiring. Start this week out in a good way. Take a moment and do just as we said in worship yesterday. Claim Jesus’ name. Remember its in his name that we do things. If you can do that, then anything else this week brings we can handle.

This week is the rummage sale! Check out more information later in this update. Our parting shot this week is a Sunday evening view of the rummage sale….its just getting started.

Also, we’re getting ready for Halloween. We’re going to decorate the boat and hand out candy and provide a relaxing place for parents. We need your help! We need candy. If you would like to get some candy, you can bring it to the church and leave it in the back of the sanctuary. We also need some lanterns to help provide some extra light, Christmas lights to decorate the boat with, and any other hanging lights you might have. We’ll have more info as we get closer, and we’ll be looking for folks to help that evening. Its going to be a lot of fun!

Church Council folks, don’t forget next Sunday is Charge Conference at 2pm over at Trinity in Brookfield. If you can make it, please attend. We’ll get to meet our new District Superintendent, Rev. Mi Hyeon Lee.

Also, next Sunday after our in person worship, we’ll have our last listening session. If you would like to be a part of that, stay after church up in the parlor. You can find a list of questions farther down to reflect on.

We’ll also be recording Bible verses for the radio. Stay after worship so you can become Marceline radio famous!

Check later in the email for info about Celebrate Recovery, and an updated list of devotions and prayer resources.

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Have a great week!

Pastor John

Questions for Listening sessions

  1. What do you see as the purpose of the church?

  2. In your opinion, what are the most important ministries of the church?

  3. How would you describe our church to someone new to our area?

  4. What do you think are the greatest needs of our community?

  5. When you talk to someone who is struggling/hurting what scripture/songs/words of comfort would you share with them?

  6. What has changed for you during Covid? What has remained the same?

  7. How has our community changed? How has it remained the same?

  8. How do you live differently now than you did before March 2020?

  9. What is your greatest fear about any changes that might or might not come from Covid?

  10. What gives you hope?

Going On This Week

Columbus Day
5:30 Celebrate Recovery Dinner

7am Community Prayer at 1st Baptist Church
4pm Centering Prayer on live on our Facebook Page
5:00pm Prayer Group meeting in the downstairs Sunday School room

Wednesday - Friday
7am-5pm Rummage Sale

7am-Noon $1 Bag day at the Rummage Sale

9am Facebook Worship
9am Sunday School
10:10am Worship
After Worship Listening Session & Recording for the Radio

Click on the link to help serve a meal for Celebrate Recovery
Click on the link to sign up for a listening session

Community Calendars
Marceline School Calendar
My Country 99.1 Community Calendar

Worship Links
Online Worship Posts
Youtube Services, Messages
Worship Music Lists: YouTube, Spotifiy

You can sign-up to serve a meal at Celebrate Recovery from July to December of this year. Just click on the link. Check the box or boxes for what you want to do. Then click "Submit and Sign Up" at the bottom of the screen to enter your name, email (optional), and any comments like what you want to bring.

CR Sign-UP

You can still sign-up in the back of the sanctuary too, and we'll keep the list updated every week.

Donna’s Sunday School Class

Donna Moore is starting her Sunday School class back up. It’ll meet down in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to come.

Prayer & Devotions

The Hours
The Examen
Prayer Guide - PDF (book format), Online Format

Daily Devotions
Seedbed Devotions
The Upper Room
GPS Guide from Church of the Resurrection
Our Daily Bread
Daily Meditations from the Center for Action & Contemplation

Church Blog
Check our church blog for recent announcements and newsletters. That's where we try to put more information for things that are going on.

Other Resources
RightNow Media: Sign-Up if you haven't already
Bible Project: Videos that explain books of the Bible
Five Day Bible Reading - Read through the Bible in a year
YouVersion - Online Bible

Prayer List

Goals: Grow in faith, Understand our role in the community, Listening for God's voice daily

Groups: Church: Denomination, Conference, Area UMC's, Area Churches
Schools: Students, Teachers, Administrators, Employees
Young Adults, Newcomers, Unchurched

Government: Leaders, Local, County, State, National

Situations: Covid-19 Pandemic, Racism, Economic Disparity

Individuals: Ernie Dillard Family, Rhonda Farris Family, Mary Syler Family, 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), Dillon Ewigman, Harold Meyers, Adam Litchtenberg, Blake Linebaugh, Bill Westfall, Pat Watkins, Kris & Wyatt Ard, Kristen Gibson, Pat Biswell, Bob Marriott, Kevin Stanfield, Ron Chrisman, 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, Marylin Mears
Life Care: Annie George
Lenior Woods: Ed McLachlan

Military Service: 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

Parting Shot

As always, we’ve got lots of good stuff for the Rummage Sale (and we’re not even full yet). You can bring your donations, and don’t forget to come shop starting on Wednesday.