Monday Musings (3/18/13)

Blessings Church!

I pray that each of you are having a blessed day in the Lord. In worship this past Sunday we talked about the new things that God is doing. Have you thought about this? What did you say to God when you woke up today? Did you ask him to reveal to you the new thing he is doing in your life and in your world? God is at work and the simple question remains, will we be at work with him? God has great and wonderful plans for you. Two Sundays ago we talked about the Prodigal Son. Will you come home to God and enter the house for the party as the younger son and older son both were asked to do by the father. The younger son came home, was forgiven and was received as a son. He went in to the party. We don’t know what the older sons choice was. Did he go in or stay out in the field? More importantly for you however is what will your choice be? God is doing something new. God is at work in your life and in the world around you. Will you be a part of what God is doing?

Along the Journey,
Pastor Jude

Special Collection for Cheryl Harrison

Cheryl will be sharing with us at both services on Easter Sunday for a few minutes. Shortly after Easter she will be returning to the mission field in Latvia. For you who have never met Cheryl she is a daughter of this congregation and her parents are Dick and Carol Harrison who are long time members here at WHUMC. We want to be able to send Cheryl home with a gift from the congregation for the work she is doing in the name of the Lord. There will be special baskets at each entrance to the sanctuary marked Love Gift. They will be there this Sunday and next Sunday. Please pray about whether or not God would have you give a special love gift to Cheryl for the work that she is doing. Cheryl is a long time missionary with Youth With a Mission (YWAM). As a missionary with YWAM she must raise her own support for all that she does. WHUMC supports her on an annual basis with a gift of $1,800. This Love Gift is just another way that we can continue to support Cheryl and the mission work that she does.

Dates to Remember
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 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 – 7:30pm 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