Keedick/Dolezal Memorial Scholarships and Camperships – Apply Now.

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Applications are now available from the church office for Keedick/Dolezal scholarships and camperships.

The application deadline is May 31, 2015.

Completed forms can be either dropped off at the church office or in the Finance box outside of the church office.

Worship Service – 2015.05.10.

May 10 – God’s Love Poured Out

Sixth Sunday of the Easter Season

May Birthday Blessing
Ordination/Installation of Teaching Elders

Romans 5:1-11
…the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us (v 5)

Camp Wyoming: A Summer Opportunity to GROW in Faith!

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Church Camp is an important part of your child’s faith development.  Because of that (and thanks to the Keedick-Dolezal Scholarship fund) our church covers the entire cost of registration for every camper from our church.

Mark the registration as “My church will pay $ all.”

Camps for those entering 1st grade through 12th grade.

Check it out at www.campwyoming.net, or find a brochure outside the Sunday School rooms.

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Vacation Bible School – July, 2015

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Vacation Bible School – July 2015

This Year’s Vacation Bible School is Sunday, July 12 – Thursday, July 166:00 – 8:35 pm at the United Methodist Church.  

Children 4 years old (by 7/1/15) through those entering 5th grade are encouraged to join our climbing team by registering to be a part of Everest VBS!   NOTE: Preschoolers must be potty trained.  Older kids are encouraged too!

Cost is $15.00 per youth, which includes a Everest VBS t-shirt and 5 Bible Buddies.  Register online at Vacation Bible School Registration.

Worship Service – 2015.05.03.

May 3 – Intro to Romans

Fifth Sunday of the Easter Season
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Romans 1:1-17
Including the customary greeting and thanksgiving portions of letters of this day, Paul writes that, “God’s righteousness is being revealed in the gospel, from faithfulness for faith, as it is written, ‘The righteous person will live by faith. (v 17)’

Temporary Change in Office Hours – May 13th – June 12th

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Photo by Aldaron

 

Deb Klopp will be out of the office on May 5th and 6th.

Beginning May 13th – June 12th she will be working in the church office Tuesday through Friday afternoons 12:45 pm-3:45 pm.

She will resume her normal morning office hours 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on June 16th.

During this time Pastor Lori will be in the office most mornings, but it would be best to call first to make sure she is available.

Children and Youth News – May, 2015

Events Coming Up:

May 6:
Wacky Wednesday Worship @ 6:30 pm – Love in Action wrap up.
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Sunday, May 17:
End of the year party – I will try and set up bowling at Don Mar on this day. Watch for details!

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Photo by PamelaVWhite

Thanks for sharing your kids with me this year and I look forward to finishing strong this spring!

– Amy Weber

Worship in May, 2015

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Photo by baslow

We are nearing the end of our year with the Narrative Lectionary. During the month of May—and the last four Sundays of the Easter Season—we will finish up the stories of the early church with readings from Romans.

True confessions time: I do not enjoy reading the letters (also known as the epistles). While there are some passages I really love (Romans 8 and Philippians 4, for example), they are heavy on theology and short on narrative, which make them more difficult to preach. However, I almost always find something of value when I wrestle with the more difficult texts.

A bit of background:
Romans is a letter written by the apostle Paul sometime between 56 and 58 CE to the early Christian be-lievers (both Jews and Gentiles) in Rome. One of Paul’s main themes and favorite words is God’s “righteousness.” It can mean holiness, faithfulness, integrity, life-saving power, justice but one thing is for certain—for Paul, humans were created to share in God’s righteousness, and through it we are given new life so that we might practice God’s righteousness in our daily lives.

May 3 – Intro to Romans
Fifth Sunday of the Easter Season
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Romans 1:1-17 Including the customary greeting and thanksgiving portions of letters of this day, Paul writes that, “God’s righteousness is being revealed in the gospel, from faithfulness for faith, as it is written, ‘The righteous person will live by faith. (v 17)’”

May 10 – God’s Love Poured Out
Sixth Sunday of the Easter Season
May Birthday Blessing
Ordination/Installation of Teaching Elders
Romans 5:1-11 …the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us (v 5)

May 17 – New Life in Christ
Seventh Sunday of the Easter Season
Roman 6:1-14 We were buried with Christ by baptism into death so that we might walk in newness of life. And therein we find hope.

May 24 – Nothing Can Separate Us
Pentecost Sunday – Wear RED!
Acts 2:1-4 The story of the first Pentecost & Romans 8:18-39 The groaning of creation, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

May 31 – TBA

Volunteer Thanks

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Photo by planeta

Laura Werkman sends out a big thank you to those who provided meals for Rod and Marge Davies. Those who provided delicious meals included: Becky Ahrens, Barb Bjork, Connie Boettcher, Susan Brust, Bob & Jeanette Madson, Linda Nost, Rozanne Petrick, Beth Simon, and Stephanie West. Your culinary skills were greatly appreciated.

And thank you to Laura for coordinating the schedule of volunteers to provide meals for the Davies!


Thank you to the Saturday, April 25th, Church Work Day Crew who stopped by to beautify our church. Though the weather provided much needed rain outside it allowed work efforts to focus on projects inside the church.

Those who were able to help included: Al & Becky Ahrens, Don Burch, Mary Clare Coulter, Pam Mott, Rozanne Petrick, and Laura Werkman. It takes people like you to keep our church in good repair and a welcoming and inviting place to worship.

Many hands made light work.

Bless each of you!