Pastor's Page
Pastor Andy Baek
April 15, 2018
 
 
Reflection
 
- It was indeed a blessed hour with the chancel choir from Plymouth First United Methodist Church presenting their music concert in our sanctuary Sunday evening. Though the attendance was a bit hampered by the bad weather and rain outside, we’ve got even more rained inside with showers of blessings from the beautiful music they presented to the glory of God.

- I would like to thank Marcia Vanoyen, the music director, and the members of the chancel choir of Plymouth First UMC for taking time and effort to share their musical gifts with us on their way home from their music trip to Kentucky. Our big “thank you” to the ladies of the UMW also, who served a refreshment after the concert.

- My family had an occasion to celebrate 100th day birthday for our granddaughter Noelle Lee in the afternoon today. Her two aunts, who are our daughters living in New York city, also came for the occasion. With other families from her father’s side, we celebrated her 100th day on earth and had a fun time together. It was indeed a full and long day!
 
 
Prayer Concerns
 
Pastor Andy and Sarah were happy to have their two daughters from New York in church.  There were going to spend the afternoon with their granddaughter Noelle Lee.  Diana Brown lost power due to the ice storm—she’s asked for prayers for the safety of the DTE linemen.  Diana also was very joyful about the response to the UMW purse project—thanks to all!  Nancy Clark’s 5-year-old grandson Tristan Elmes has a lump on his thyroid and they are running further tests--doctors said they have never seen this on a child.  Tristan’s other grandmother in Texas is fighting the spread of her cancer--please pray for Al & Jessica and their family. Rich Haller thanked those who prayed for his daughter Karleigh and her boyfriend who were in a car accident—he considers it a miracle they survived with no serious injuries after seeing the damage to their car.  Cindy Weyher asked for continued prayers for her niece Breanna who is struggling trying to work full time while undergoing chemo treatments.
 
 
Calendar of Ministry Opportunities
 
Monday April 16 – 6 pm UMW Cluster meeting
        6:45 pm Chime Rehearsal
Tuesday April 17 – 10 am Prayer Fellowship
        6 pm Confirmation Retreat Planning Meeting
        7 pm Choir practice
Thursday April 19 – 7 pm SPPRC meeting
Sunday April 22 – 9 am Sunday School (pre-k to 6th grade, adult)
        9:50 am Youth Sunday School (grades 7 – 12)
        10:30 am Morning Worship
        6:30 pm Confirmation Class
        6:30 pm Youth Group meeting

Nursery help needed:  We need to have two helpers in the nursery during the worship service.  If you can help with this ministry, please sign up for a Sunday.   

UMW Project Purse:  The UMW’s mission in this project is to support women in need by providing everyday necessities packed lovingly in a purse.  Project Purse provides for ladies of all types and situations.  Each donation given by Project Purse also contains a handwritten note from woman-to-woman with words of home, affirmation, and courage.  YOU can make a difference in someone’s life.  The UMW will be accepting gently used purses throughout the spring.  They will also be accepting donations of Kleenex, small sizes of shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste, deodorant, small water bottles, hand sanitizer, miniature sizes of lotion, body wash, hair brushes & combs, snack bars, mints, candy, Chapstick, feminine hygiene products, nail files, notepads, pens, and pencils.

Vacation Bible School – It’s never too early to save the date for a Polar Blast:  Jesus’ Love is Cool!  Please save the evenings of July 15-17 for VBS!

Confirmation Retreat – The students in the confirmation class will be attending a Confirmation Retreat April 27 – April 28 at Riverside Retreat Center on Toledo Street.  Please pray for our confirmands as they continue their studies prior to being welcomed into the church on May 6.

2018 Graduates – We will be honoring our graduates on May 20.  Please be sure that our list is complete…if you are or know of a high school or college graduate associated with our church, please be sure that Linda Wells (734-755-5688) or Jill Bradley (734-755-1046 or 734-529-3535) has their name.  Thanks!

Rummage Sale – The Youth Group will be having their annual rummage sale Saturday May 26.  All donations will be welcome and be sure to stop on by to shop!

Coffee Hour Supplies are getting low.  We could especially use coffee (both regular and decaf) and kool-aide.  Donations can be left in the kitchen and marked “coffee hour”.  Thanks!

Heartbeat of Monroe will host their annual Joy of Life fundraising banquet on April 20 at 6 pm.  The guest speaker will be Bob Dutko of WMUZ.  Please contact Judy Williams for more information or call Heartbeat at 734-243-6550.
 
 
 
Birthdays 4/15 - 4/21
 
 
 
Sunday April 16 Sierra Churchill  
  April 16 Steven Forrest  
         
Thursday April 19 Jessica Massingill
  April 19 William Plumb  
  April 19 Robert Steffen  
         
Friday April 20 Marjorie Dennison
  April 20 JoAnn Wilfong  
         
Saturday April 21 Betty Labert  
 
 
Anniversaries 4/15 - 4/21
 
 
 
Saturday April 21 Dan & Dawn Wyse
 
  Have a blessed week!  
 

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