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This Week at Ebenezer UMC
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Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Week Twelve

The “Dear Church” series explores the pastoral letters of John (1 John, 2 John, 3 John) and the Book of Revelation. Throughout these texts, John encourages the church and helps them navigate living like Jesus in the real world while anticipating the life to come.

Psalm for the Day: Psalm 71:1-6

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered
together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your
power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

CALENDAR at-a-glance


8/25 - UMW
8/27 - Game Night & Ice Cream Social, 5pm
9/3 - United Methodist Men's Breakfast, 8am
9/4 - Calvin Center Food Collection
9/12 - Board Meeting, 6:30pm
9/15 - Night Crew Women's Meeting, 7pm
9/18 - 175th Celebration
9/22 - UMW
10/17 - Church Directory Pictures (Ebenezer)
10/24 - Church Directory Pictures (Clair Church) 

EBENEZER FAMILY

 
Birthdays
August 22 - Jenny Stanton
August 24 - Daniel Sweet
August 25 - Rosetta Herring
August 26 - Cheryl Furst, Alysa Ramsay
August 29 - Cheryl Anderson
September 1 - Jon Roe
September 3 - Becky Barton
September 4 - Logan Cook
September 8 - Aimee Wilson
September 10 - David Giseburt
September 11 - Craig Anderson
September 13 - Jason Marx

Prayer Requests
Cliff Kerns, Max Lockhard, Brenda Major, Bev Manring, Sam Still, Jerry Steele, Diane Faris, Izzy Lightle, Mark Miller, Jerry Brown, Troy Cook, Brad Grier, Rose Mulford, Axten Buntin, Ann Doss, Rachel Mulford, Pete Matt, Scott Johnson, Byron Myers, Michael Dunlap, Ken Leland, Jim Rinacke, Jim & Judy, Rona Moore, Heather, Joyce Pike, Kenny
EVENTS

175th Church Anniversary Events
September 18th - 175th Anniversary Celebration
You will not want to miss any of the exciting Anniversary events! We will begin the day with a 9:30am  fellowship time and then at 10:30am, we will have our worship service.


Ice Cream Social and Game Night
On August 27th at 5pm, we will have supper followed by fun old time games and ice cream and brownies. Call your friends, ask your neighbors. Come and have an old fashion great time.

SAVE THE DATE - 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.
OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE

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.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
 
Opportunity to learn about foster care
Currently, Judicial Circuit 5 (which includes Andrew and Buchanan counties) has 74 children in foster care and only 48 licensed homes. Our goal is to increase the number of foster homes in each county so that foster children can stay within their own community. To that end, Healthy Families is once again hosting an information meeting that is open to anyone interested in foster parenting. 
The Most Rewarding Challenge: an introduction to foster parenting 
Tuesday, September 20th – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Lindbergh Community Center, room 6 (enter on west side of building) 
802 Monroe 
St. Joseph, MO 64505 
UP NEXT


The “Dear Church” series explores the pastoral letters of John (1 John, 2 John, 3 John) and the Book of Revelation. Throughout these texts, John encourages the church and helps them navigate living like Jesus in the real world while anticipating the life to come.
Pastor Ben Mulford is available by appointment. Contact him at 816.689.8885 or bcmulford@gmail.com.

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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