Prayer requests from worship on November 27

Prayers of Concern:

For Velda Hogaboam’s family and friends as she passed away last Thursday eve, by Shirley Lane
For Breanna Norman who has tool infection. Pray it is taken care of before becoming worse (on medication now), by Grandma Shirley Smith
For my father-in-law, by Dave Hammond
For my Mom, by Sonny Robison

Prayer requests from worship on Sunday, November 20

Prayers of Concern:

For my sister-in-law, Jackie Chaffins who has been diagnosed with State 3 lung cancer and is starting treatments and hopefully surgery to remove the lung, by Carol Warden
For Mark Willig who has been diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. He is very ill and no longer able to teach school. Pray for him and his family as well as the school district to find a replacement to teach science the rest of this school year.
For Jane Carlson who is home with cold/flu (her trip was good otherwise)
For Dave Johnson who had another heart attack (3rd one) recently, by Dave Hammond
Prayers of Praise:
Dean Payne had good outcome of surgery on wrist as tumor was benign, by Denis Long
Good to see Pete Lane and a joy to having young children in our midst today
Great special music by everyone – thanks for sharing! It is always a blessing to praise the Lord!

Methodist Messenger: November/December, 2016

From the Pastor:   

It is time again to write a monthly newsletter article and my mind is going in many directions.  We are moving toward charge conference and the holiday season is already upon us. The Wi-Fi is out at the church and I seem to be running behind on everything. Something needs to change.  It is time to sit back and listen to God. I want things to get done yesterday but God has other plans.  As I thought about this, I was reminded of a poem by Helen Steiner Rice entitled:

A Prayer for Patience

God, teach me to be patient–

Teach me to go slow–

Teach me how to “wait on You”

When my way I do not know…

Teach me sweet forbearance

When things do not go right

So I remain unruffled

When others grow uptight…

Teach me how to quiet

My racing, rising heart

So I may hear the answer

You are trying to impart…

Teach me to LET GO, dear God,

And pray undisturbed until

My heart is filled with inner peace.

And I learn to know YOUR WILL!

 

I hope you find it helpful and your life less stressful.  God is wonderful!

Yours in Christ,

Barbara

 

Choir practice:  Our choir practice continues on every Monday at 7 pm. We are learning the music for several specials during Advent!!! Please come and enjoy fun fellowship and praising our Lord with song!

 

HOPE FOR THE CHILDREN–JAMAA LETU ORPHANAGE: We have done it!! We have collected funds to support our 3 orphans at the Jamaa Letu Orphanage in the Republic of Congo.  We have $1491.00, (which includes $91.00 donated by the Sunday school class). Thank you so much!! This make a BIG difference in these girls’ lives to have funds for their schooling, daily care, and a loving, safe place to live!! Please keep them in your prayers.

 

Camas Prairie Food Bank: Some needs of holiday’s food ideas to help are:  Jello pudding – canned milk – canned fruit – pumpkin.  As always we use anything and everything. Thanks again. Carlene of the Camas Prairie Food Bank, Inc., P.O. Box 686, Grangeville, Id.  83530, Location: 411 E. North St., 983-5475.  Website is: http://www.camasprairiefoodbank.org/

 

United Methodist Women (UMW): Our next UMW unit meeting will be on Wednesday, November 9, 10:00 am.  All are invited to join us.

On Monday, November 21, 9:00 am, we will be making our Famous Methodist Mincemeat. Apple peelers are always need so please come to help peel apples and enjoy the fellowship! (Men are also very welcome!)

Our Bazaar will be on Saturday, December 3. Be sure to keep that in mind as you make your jams and jellies. Any and all crafts are always welcomed! Any homemade candies and baked goods seems to be our best sellers so if you can be sure to plan on helping us.

UMW PURPOSE – The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose Purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship; and to expand concept of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

The Sharing Circle.  We are trying to meet every Wednesday if several are coming. Please come and connect with our sisters in Christ. We are sharing and fellowship time based on the Upper Room for that day. All are welcome!

Social Action Priorities for 2017

Climate Justice.  Climate Justice requires policies for real reductions in emission, international and national agreements to mitigate climate change, and human rights framework to protect God’s creation for present and future generations.

Economic Justice/Wealth Inequality.  The United States has seen a major concentration of income and wealth in the top one percent during recent decades, making life harder for the majority.  Minimum wage jobs cannot sustain a family.

Mass Incarceration.  Our current system of mass incarceration criminalizes communities of color and creates a permanent subservient underclass.  Felons face discrimination for jobs, rentals, loan applications and education.

Maternal Health.  Women are still dying in childbirth and children continue to die from preventable diseases.  Many communities lack access to good healthcare.  The impact is greater for African-American, Latina, and Native Americans.  Environmental and social factors contribute to this disparity.

Fun at the NP UMC on Halloween:  Members of the congregation of the NP UMC had a fun time on Halloween. Vern and Lee Ann McMaster, and John Lee passed out candy to 50 Trick-or-treaters. Included with the candy was a handout telling of the church’s worship time at 8:30 am on Sunday.  Both McMasters were in costume as was John Lee which delighted the children as did the ringing of the church bell.

Members are planning to make Christmas wreaths using evergreen from Denis’ Ranch. Fun is hopping at NP UMC – come join us at worship on Sunday at 8:30 am.

The Snippet Corner: The Sermon of John Wesley- Sermon 48 – Self Denial ~

  1. But may not this very consideration make it reasonable to inquire, if much has been said and Wrote on the subject already, what need is thee to say or Write any more I answer; There are no inconsiderable numbers, even of people fearing God, who have not had the opportunity either of hearing What has been spoke, or reading what has been wrote, upon it. And, perhaps if they had read much of what has been written, they would not have been so much profited. Many who have Wrote, (some of them large volumes.) do by no means appear to have understood the subject. Either they had imperfect views of the very nature of it, (and then they could never explain it to others.) or they were not sensible of the absolute, the indispensable necessity of it. Others speak of it in so dark, so perplexed, so intricate, so mystical a manner, as if they designed rather to conceal it from the vulgar, than to explain it to common readers. Others speak admirably well, with great cleanness and strength, on the necessity of self-denial; but then they deal in generals only, without coming to particular instances.

Dave Hammond the Churches Historian (The History Hound)

 

Note from your editor: I am hoping to receive information from members, groups for each issue. I would like it by the 25th of each month in order to have time to print it before the first of the month. You may send it by email to grangevilleumc@mtida.net. Thank you to all that sent articles this month. The quotes that are used as fillers are from church bulletins or were announced at church services. Next newsletter will be for 2 months, January and February with info needed by December 28. Thank you, Rose

 

Prayer requests from Worship service on Sunday, November 13

Prayers of Concern:

For Boys orphanage at Jamaa Letu, as the lost a lady caregiver (heart attack). Children are confused, by Rose Mangini
For Jerry Cox as no reason was found for unresponsiveness, another dr. on 21st
For Christen Johns as she begins physical therapy for an ankle injury, by Linda Johns
For my friend Ferdidand Kukoa, by Dave Hammond
For Jan Maggerson, by Dave Hammond
For Sonny’s Mom
For travel back home by Jane Carlson
Prayers of Praise:
Pete Lane is doing well
Prayers answered for our grand daughter, Chloe who is out of the hospital and doing very well. Praise God and thank you everyone for all your prayers, by Dan and Cynthia Mattson
For Tiffany’s family and parents coming and sharing their story today!
Thanks to Barbara Cleary for a great Sunday school lesson
For special music by Joe Cladouhos as offertory “Because He Lives!” and all the other ways we praised our Lord together