This Week at Ebenezer UMC
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Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Week 8: The Heart of Jesus

We continue studying John's Gospel as we look at Jesus' teachings to his disciples in chapters 13 through 17. Discover the Genius of Jesus, and hear his guidance for your life as a Christian.

Psalm for the Day: Psalm 8
Scripture for the Week:   John 17


Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


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.

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 - Trinity Sunday
5/26 - UMW, 12pm
6/4 - United Methodist Men's Breakfast, 8am
6/5 - Calvin Center Food Collection
9/18 - 175th Celebration


May 22 - Patsy Fisher, Merrilee Whitson
May 24 - Stephanie Brown
May 27 - Sybil Archdekin
May 29 - Ashley Quick
June 1 - Biff Evans
June 2 - Vern Still
June 6 - Gillian Matt
June 7 - Teresa Skidmore
June 14 - Barbara Barton, June Shipps
June 16 - Ruby Maline
June 21 - Katherine Brown, Ayden Richardson

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


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! 

Soles 4 Souls
Step up and clean out! Please bring new or gently used shoes to church by May 29th. These shoes will be used to fight poverty through the distribution of your donation.

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

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