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This Week at Ebenezer UMC
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Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Guest Speaker

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 146

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK

O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your
inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by
your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our
Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one
God, for ever and ever. Amen.

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

Vacation Bible School
Mark your calendars for June 13-17! This year, our theme is Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of the World. More information to follow. See Kathy Hessel, Beth Carr or Phyllis Fisher if you can help.
EVENTS

Royals Faith & Family Day
We are getting a group together to go to the Royals game on Saturday, July 9th. Tickets start at $27 each and includes the game and a post-game concert by Casting Crowns (lower level tickets start at $52). This will be a fun-filled day for the family. Encourage friends to come with you. Please get your order and money in by June 5th. Contact Larry Reynolds 816-344-1669 or Pastor Ben for information.


175th Church Anniversary Events
September 18th - 175th Anniversary Celebration
You will not want to miss any of these exciting events! More details to come.

CALENDAR at-a-glance


This Sunday - Calvin Center Food Collection
6/13 - Board Meeting, 6:30pm
6/13-6/17 - Vacation Bible School
6/16 - Night Crew Women's Meeting, 7pm
6/19-6/25 - Youth Mission Trip
6/23 - UMW, 12pm
7/9 - Royals Faith & Family Day
9/18 - 175th Celebration

EBENEZER FAMILY


Birthdays
June 6 - Gillian Matt
June 7 - Teresa Skidmore
June 14 - Barbara Barton, June Shipps
June 16 - Ruby Maline
June 21 - Katherine Brown, Ayden Richardson
June 23 - Tim Brown
June 27 - Jarrett Archdekin
June 30 - Phyllis Fisher
July 5 - Meredith Robbins

Prayer Requests
Cliff Kerns, Max Lockhard, Brenda Major, Bev Manring, Sam Still, Robert, Jerry Steele, Diane Faris, Graham, Izzy Lightle, Mark Miller, Jerry Brown, Troy Cook, Brad Grier, Rose Mulford, Axten Buntin, Ann Doss, Rachel Mulford, Pete Matt, Wilma Hiller, Scott Johnson, Byron Myers, Michael Dunlap, Ken Leland, Jim Rinacke

OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE

 
Pregnancy Resource Center Mission
As a congregation we are once again doing the baby bottle challenge between Mother's day and Father's day.  This is one of our church's big mission objectives each year for a local agency.
The Pregnancy Resource Center is an important organization that strives to help pregnant women in all aspects of the challenge of having a baby.  Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and used wisely. Please take a bottle and try to add to it daily during the next month.  The bottle needs to be returned Father's Day. If you are writing a check, please make it out to the Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC).

Fellowship Hall Almost Paid Off!
Thank you to all those who have supported the building of our Fellowship Hall. Our goal is to have it paid off by our 175th Anniversary Celebration this September. We only have around $3200 left to raise to pay off the loan. If you would like to designate a gift towards the Fellowship Hall fund, please be sure to specify that by writing "Fellowship Hall" in the memo of your check, or on your offering envelope. Keep up the great work! 

Foster Care Opportunity
Children in foster care have suffered from abuse and neglect and are in need of safe, stable, and nurturing homes. Currently, Judicial Circuit 5 (consisting of Buchanan and Andrew counties) has 77 children in foster care and only 43 licensed homes. In an effort to raise awareness about the need for foster homes in your community, Healthy Families is hosting:
The Most Rewarding Challenge: An introduction to foster parenting
Tuesday, June 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
McCarthy Baptist Church
2710 S. Belt Highway
St. Joseph, MO 64503
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.

Week 2: Knowing Jesus
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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