This Week at Ebenezer UMC
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Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Week 3: Right to Be Offended

We are not our labels. We are not who others say we are. And we aren’t the broken self-image we see in the mirror. So how can we get to our true identity? By laying down who we think we are to become who God says we are. Let’s discover our Altar Ego.

Psalm for the Day: Psalm 119:97-104


Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed
your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your
mercy, that your Church throughout the world may
persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your
Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

CALENDAR at-a-glance

10/17 - Church Directory Pictures (Ebenezer)
10/20 - Night Crew Women's Meeting, 7pm
10/23 - Holy Land Presentation, 5pm
10/24 - Church Directory Pictures (Clair Church)
10/27 - UMW, 12pm
10/29 - Lord's Acre Sale, 11am
11/5 - United Methodist Men's Breakfast, 8am
11/6 - Calvin Center Food Collection 
11/14 - Board Meeting, 6:30pm
11/15 - Serve @ Open Door Food Kitchen
11/17 - Life Line Screening


October 11 - Lora Riggs
October 12 - Zayne Cook
October 13 - Jackie Brown
October 17 - Cade Lay
October 18 - Shelley Mulford
October 20 - Chloe Skidmore
October 23 - Billye Hitchings
October 28 - Erin Hamner

Prayer Requests
Cliff Kerns, Max Lockhard, Brenda Major, Bev Manring, Sam Still, Jerry Steele, Izzy Lightle, Mark Miller, Troy Cook, Rose Mulford, Axten Buntin, Rachel Mulford, Pete Matt, Scott Johnson, Byron Myers, Michael Dunlap, Ken Leland, Jim Rinacke, Jim & Judy, Rona Moore, Heather, Kenny,  Allen Bodenhausen, Gary Kline, Art McAnaney, Lora Riggs Nephew, Cassie Hull, Kathy Sodowsky

Church Directory Pictures
Pictures can be scheduled for October 17 at Ebenezer or Oct 24 at Clair. You can have your picture taken at either location, you may pick a date and time that works best for you and your family.

You may now start signing up for your family's photo session here!  Use the link for which date and place you would like your picture taken. You will inform them of your home church when the pictures are taken. 

Life Line Screening
Every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association’s website states that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless steps are taken to stop this disease. Early detection is critical. This is why Clair United Methodist Church is hosting Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

Holy Land Presentation
Sunday, October 23rd, @ 5pm,  Linda Guy will present a slide show and talk about her visit to Israel. 

Lord's Acre Sale
The Lord's Acre Sale will be held Saturday, October 29. A delicious turkey dinner will be served from 11-12:30p. Price per person is $8. The sale will begin at 1pm. All members are asked to bring 2 desserts and 2 salads for dinner. Items needed for the sale include crafts, baked items, produce and anything that you think will bring in money, including voucher of working for someone or other talents. Also, we will need baked items and small crafts for a table that will be available for purchase prior to sale. If you have any questions, please see Mary Boyles regarding the sale, or Evelyn Gawatz regarding the dinner.

UMCOR Relief Supply Kits
We will be collecting donations to help those in areas affected by the extreme flooding. Each bucket kit costs $65. You can find more information here. You can give directly to UMCOR online at that link, or make a donation through our church with the note "flood relief". Thank you for being generous.

Festival of Sharing
This year we are assisting the Missouri food box.  The boxes will have items to feed a family for a few days.  Lists of the items we need for the boxes are at church. If you prefer,  you can just give money and the Missions Committee will purchase any necessary items. Our youth group will take to Sedalia, so please deliver your items to church no later than October 9, 2016. 

We Are Laying Down Our...
Week 4: Longing for Approval
Pastor Ben Mulford is available by appointment. Contact him at 816.689.8885 or

If you have anything for the bulletin, please contact Pastor Ben by phone or preferably email. Bulletins are prepared on Thursdays, so please make contact by end of day on Wednesday.

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