And we’re going to kick off the season with our second annual Chicken Delight potluck (20th). Bring your donations for Heifer Project chickens. Bring along a dish containing eggs or chicken; drinks and table settings will be provided. After the meal you are invited to join in our celebrative chicken dance.
Then, shake off the blues of winter by attending a Southwest District Faith Fest service of inspirational singing and witnessing at the at the Hancock United Methodist Church from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday the 27th. I have room for four adults or five kids in my car. If you’d like a ride, let me know.
We can’t begin to imagine, even with all the photos and videos, the devastation in Japan from the earthquake, tsunami, and now the threat of radiation. But we can pray long and hard for the people involved. If you’d like to supplement your prayers with gifts now, check with the Red Cross or other reputable organizations. In due time, we will also take an offering for relief and recovery efforts.
It’s a troubled world we’re living in. In addition to our own concerns, our prayers for peace are sorely needed.
Please plan to show up Saturday, May 14 to help us as a church show that we care about our community and the persons who work to make it a good place to live in and conduct business. We’ll be serving a meal in honor of our town council and town workers. There will be other hands-on activities as well. Stay “tuned” in for further details.
For this Sunday (20th)
• Scripture: John 3:1-17
• Sermon Title: “Nick at Night”
- See Numbers 21:4-9 for an explanation of why Moses needed to lift up a bronze serpent in the wilderness. Do you see any connection to Jesus’ life?
- Why did Nicodemus (Nick) approach Jesus at night?
- Later in John we learn that Nicodemus had a chance to stand up for Jesus. Do you think he did?
- Read John 19:38-42 to learn about Nicodemus’ last encounter with Jesus.
- John 3:16 is a well known and often quoted bible verse. How does John 3:17 add to its meaning?
LOVE & JOY