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Pastor Andy Baek
November 12, 2017
 
 
Reflection
 
- Today we held our annual Stewardship Campaign Celebration and dedicated all the pledge cards that have been turned in for the Lord’s blessings. Thank you for your faithfulness. We will announce the result of our Stewardship Campaign next Sunday.

- My financial stewardship began with $5 each Sunday when I came to America in 1981. I was then a single, full-time student, not earning a single dime, with all my educational expenses paid by my father in Korea. I promised to God that I only gave Him $5 a week but when I start working, I would give Him a full tithe.

- Since then I have brought my tithes and more into the storehouse of God each Sunday. Through tithing I acknowledge the divine ownership of all things that I have. I believe with the psalmist (Psa 24:1), "The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein." The Lord is my Creator and Sustainer. He begot me, so He is the owner of my life, and all that I have ultimately belong to him.

- I believe in tithing; I preach tithing; I teach tithing not because I want to make sure I get paid and all the church bills get paid in time but because I love God and I love all God’s children and I want them to be blessed through God’s promise on tithing (Mal. 3:6-12).

- Prayer Fellowship is being held every Tuesday at 10:00-10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

- I will lead Advent Bible Study beginning on Wednesday November 29. Two groups will meet on Wednesdays during Advent—one at 10:00 am and another at 7:00 pm. Please sign up in the fellowship hall so that we can order your copy of the book, “How’s Your Soul?” by Judah Smith. (suggested donation $8 a copy).
 
 
Prayer Concerns
 
Denise Ziesmer asked for prayer for the Matt Stoianowski who passed away suddenly last Sunday.  Sandy Wenburg gave praise to God that Rev. Ryan Wenburg will be ordained at Annual Conference; Ryan was also able to finally sell his house and the family is grateful.  Diana Brown thanked everyone for their prayers for her friend Ronda whose surgery went well; continued prayers are still needed.  Kathy Leslie asked that we keep her cousin Jay Morehouse and his family in prayer.  Janet Adams asked for prayer for her son and daughter-in-law as she struggles with pregnancy complications.  Ed Nagy (Meridith Baugher’s father) expressed his joy at how good it is to be a visitor here and feel such a part of the connectional church (and we love having you and Sally here, Ed!)  Lila Breitner asked for prayer for Zora Spewock as she moves to assisted living as well as prayer for Diane Goodridge as she awaits test results.
 
 
Calendar of Ministry Opportunities
 
Monday November 13 – 6:45 pm Chime Choir practice
Tuesday November 14 – 10 am Prayer Fellowship
            7 pm Choir Practice
            8:15 pm Administrative Board Meeting
Sunday November 19 – 9 am Sunday School (PreK-7th, Adult classes)
            9:50 am to 10:20 am Sunday School (grades 8-12)
            10:30 am Morning Worship (and noisy offering)
            6:30 pm – 7:40 pm Confirmation Class
            6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Youth Group meeting
            7 pm – Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service at Ida UMC

Save the Date:
       November 26 – Potluck followed by the Hanging of the Greens
       December 14 -- UMW Potluck Christmas gathering at the church
       (bring a dish to pass and a $10 gift for exchange (optional))
       December 15 -- 9 am UMW Cookie Bake-off in the Church Kitchen
       (we will be baking Christmas cookies for the cookie walk)
       December 16 – 9 – 11 am Christmas Cookie Walk

 Save your purses for an upcoming UMW project, details after the holidays!

Caring and Sharing Needs Pies for Thanksgiving:  Our church will be donating pies for the Caring and Sharing distributions at Thanksgiving.  If you’d like to help, the pies are $4 each.  Donations may be left in the offering plate labeled “pies for Caring/Sharing” or given to Ed Proctor.

Nursery help needed:  We need to have two helpers in the nursery during the worship service.  We have spots filled through the middle of November.  If you can help with this ministry, please sign up for a Sunday.  Thanks.
 
 
Birthdays 11/12 - 11/18
 
 
 
Sunday November 12 Sandy Olsen
     
Monday November 13 Tom Obermyer
     
Wednesday November 15 Kimberly Dukeshire
  November 15 Grayson Elmes
     
Friday November 17 Wade Jennings
  November 17 Lydia Sandefur
  November 17 Bob Tessmer
 
 
Anniversaries 11/12 - 11/18
 
 
 
Saturday November 18 Keith & Veronica Moore
     
  Have a blessed week!  
 

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