Monday Musings (11/26/12)

Dear Church Family,

This past Sunday we got to honor the women of the church and the work they do for the community. Specifically we were able to pray over the blankets they had made that are going to help local women and children in need. What a wonderful ministry, and what a great way for us, as the church, to join with them in reaching out and helping some of God’s children. We also talked on Sunday about how each of us are called, by Jesus, to come and follow him. My question for you this week as you are going about your “stuff”, is how are you following Jesus?
How are you putting him first in your life and seeking him above all else? In the midst of this busy time between Thanksgiving and Christmas we have some wonderful opportunities to stop, reach out, and share Jesus. Look for those times! Hear God’s voice calling you to come and follow him and then be obedient, answer the call, and expectantly see where it is God will take you. God is calling….are you answering?

Along the Journey,
Pastor Jude

Upcoming Church Events:
• Every Wednesday – 7:30pm Praise Team Practice
• Every Thursday – 7:00pm Choir Practice
• Every Saturday – 6pm Modern Worship Service with Communion
• Every Sunday – 8:30am Contemporary Worship Service with Communion
• Every Sunday – 11am Traditional Worship Service with Chancel Choir (childcare provided)
• Tonight 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 Recital 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
• 12/9 5:30pm Church Christmas Gathering (food, hymn sing, and movie)
• 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 DeLallo’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 Candelighting at WHUMC
• 12/14 – 11pm Traditional Christmas Eve Communion Worship with Choir & Candlelighting at WHUMC
• 12/25 10am Christmas Day Worship at WHUMC
• 12/30 Combined Worship Service Sunday Morning
• 1/06 Un-decorating after Worship (note date change)