Monday Musings (3/11/13)

Hello Church!

This past Sunday we talked about the grace of a father who loved both his wayward younger son and his older stubborn son. We talked about how God has shown all of us grace and has received us with open arms back into the family. My question for you this week is simply, who do you need to let back in to the family? We all have people we need to accept, hug, and welcome back. Who is it for you and why haven’t you done it yet? If God can forgive you and accept you back with all your faults and sins, can’t you forgive your brother or sister? God has called each one of us in Christ to become more and more like Jesus. His Holy Spirit is in us creating and reshaping us to become just that. So what is stopping you today from showing to others the same grace and love that God has shown you? Perhaps this is the new thing you can do for lent. Forgive even when it is hard. God has forgiven you. Isn’t time to forgive others?

Along the Journey,
Pastor Jude

Dates to Remember
3/12 – 7:00pm Women’s Forum
3/15 – 11:30am S.A.S.S.
3/19 – 7:00pm SPRC Meeting
3/20 – 6:45pm Windy Kids
3/21 – 1pm Community Committee
3/21 – 5pm Leave for Bishops Day on the District at St. Paul’s UMC, Allison Park
3/23 – 1pm Easter Egg Hunt
3/23 – Afternoon (TBA) Choir Practice
3/24 – Palm Sunday
3/26 – 7pm Education Meeting
3/28 – 7:00pm Agape Meal (RSVP with the office)
3/29 – 5:00pm Torre/Belback Wedding at WHUMC
3/29 – 7:00pm Good Friday Worship at Grace Lutheran
3/30 – 6:00pm Easter Vigil Worship at Memorial Garden Fire pit
3/31 – 8:30am & 11:00am Easter Worship
3/31 – 9:45am Special Kids Sunday School
3/31 – 10:30am Choir Practice
4/8 – 8:30am Men’s Breakfast
4/9 – 7:00pm Women’s Forum
4/13 – 4:00pm 2nd Annual Roast-beef Dinner
4/14 – 11:00am Mops Sunday at WHUMC
4/19 – 11:30am S.A.S.S.
4/20 – 7:00pm Blue Grass Concert at WHUMC
4/21 – 6:30pm Jodi’s Music Recital at WHUMC (7 church kids take lessons from Jodi)
4/22 – 7:00pm Finance Meeting
4/27 – Women’s Forum Brunch
4/28 – Begin dropping items off after 11am service for May Market
5/3 – 6:30pm Movie Night at WHUMC – “Wesley”
5/4 – Mops May Market
5/8 – 1:00pm Community Committee
5/10-5/11 WHUMC Spring Adult Retreat at Jumonville – Cost is $65 per adult – limit of 10 rooms so RSVP today
5/12 – Mother’s Day – Choirs Greatest Hits & Sunday School Kids sing at 11am service
5/13 – 8:30am Men’s Breakfast
5/14 – 7:00pm Women’s Forum
5/17 – 11:30am S.A.S.S.
5/19 – Pentecost Sunday – 10am Combined Worship Service for Confirmation. Fellowship meal to follow
5/26 – Summer Sunday Schedule Begins (8:30am & 10am) (please note that on hot days we will worship in Fellowship Hall for the 10am service)
6/13-6/16 – Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference
6/17-21 – Community VBS at WHUMC