Monday Musings (11/19/12)

Dear Church Family,

This past Sunday was Bible Sunday.  We were able to honor two of our 3rd Graders in worship, give them their Bibles, and pray for them.  We were reminded that God wants a relationship with all of us and that it is through His Word that He teaches us and calls us into that Relationship.  Through the children’s sermon we learned that we are called to give thanks not once a year but every day of the year.  In the sermon we heard that Christ comes to wash us clean of all our sin.  It was a Sabbath full of worship, learning, and coming together as the Body of Christ.

As you approach this holiday week and gather with family and friends please remember what is most important in your life.  It is your relationship with God through Jesus that gives you life and that enables you to be in relationship with God, to give thanks to God, and to be washed by God of all your sin.  On Thanksgiving celebrate the relationship you have with God and share the Good News of the Gospel in word and deed.  In this way others might understand why you have so much to give thanks for and they in turn might come to know Jesus as you have.

Along the Journey,

Pastor Jude

Upcoming Church Events:

  • Every Wednesday – 7:30pm Praise Team Practice
  • Saturday – 6pm Worship
  • Sunday 8:30am & 11am Worship
  • Wednesday, 11/21 at 7pm South Park Community Thanksgiving Worship at Grace Lutheran
  • Wednesday, 11/21 at 8pm Choir Practice (no choir on 11/22)
  • Saturday, 11/24 Fellowship Hall Reserved
  • Sunday, 11/25 – Christ the King Sunday – Bring Your Thanksgiving Offering to Worship
  • Sunday, 11/25 – Blessing of the Blankets at the 8:30am & 11am Services
  • Sunday, 11/25 – Congregant Feed Signup
  • Monday, 11/26 – Education Wing Carpets to be cleaned
  • Tuesday, 11/27 at 7pm Church Council Meeting (2013 budget vote)
  • Wednesday, 11/28 at 6:45pm Windy Kids
  • 12/1 – Fellowship Hall Reserved
  • 12/2 Kid’s Sunday School Celebration for Attendance for the first quarter (after church)
  • 12/2 – Angel’s for Mt. Vernon Nursing Home available on the Angel Tree (during worship)
  • 12/2 Hanging of the Greens and Pizza right after 11am worship (steelers a 4:30 start)
  • 12/2 Jodi’s Music Rectial for her students (many of our church kids) in the Sanctuary at 6:30pm
  • 12/3 at 6:30pm Trustees Meeting (Monday)
  • 12/9 Congregant Feed
  • 12/9 3pm Fellowship Hall Reserved
  • 12/10 at 8:30am Men’s Breakfast
  • 12/10 in the pm MOP’s Cookie Exchange – Fellowship Hall
  • 12/12 – 6:45pm Windy Kids
  • 12/14 – 1pm Community Committee Meeting to setup
  • 12/14 – 7pm Pack 569 Meeting
  • 12/15 – 12pm – Birthday in Bethlehem (Community Outreach Event)
  • 12/19 – Fellowship Hall Reserved
  • 12/21 – 11:30am S.A.S.S. Christmas Meal at De Lallo’s near South Hills Village
  • 12/22 – Fellowship Hall Reserved
  • 12/24 4:30pm Christmas Eve Worship at Grace Lutheran,
  • 12/24 – 7pm Family Christmas Eve Service with Choir & Candelighting at WHUMC
  • 12/14 – 11pm Traditional Christmas Eve Communion Worship & Candlelighting at WHUMC
  • 12/25 10am Christmas Day Worship at WHUMC
  • 12/30 Combined Worship Service Sunday Morning
  • 12/30 Un-decorating after Worship