Posted by: deercreekcharge | March 13, 2010

14 March–4th Sunday of Lent

Welcome back to This Week at Deer Creek [Charge]! We are glad that you stopped by! This week at the Creek, we are looking at Luke 15 and the story of the “prodigal” son. We’ll be exploring issues of hospitality, welcoming, and making sure that when we are lost, we pull out our “God compass” that will direct us back to God–that is, back home. It will be a joyful experience filled with praises to God! Won’t you join us as we gather in community?

We are busy prepping for the Easter season. We will be having worship on Palm Sunday (March 28) at both congregations (normal worship time), combined worship services on Holy (Maundy) Thursday at Mt. Tabor (7pm) and on Good Friday at Deer Creek (7pm). Communion will be served on Thursday. Friday’s service will be a “tenebrae” format…keep checking the blog for more details as we get closer to Holy Week! Easter morning we will have worship at the “normal” time and locations. Please join us as we celebrate the resurrected Christ!

Announcements for this week:

We are looking for several people who are willing to be part of a care/visitation ministry to our homebound members at Mt. Tabor. This would include serving them communion. Training will be provided. We are also looking for people interested in being a regular or substitute greeter, usher, or reader for worship. Please see Bonnie with any questions or to sign up.

 A St. Patrick’s Day Dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 5-7pm. Join us to celebrate this holiday that started in the Church and spread throughout our culture. Don’t forget to wear green! Location: Mt. Tabor.

 A Church Council Meeting will be held for Deer Creek on Thursday, March 18, 7pm. The agenda includes outlining steps to achieve the goals for the church set forth by SPRC a few weeks ago. These goals included: worship planning (what do we need/want each week?), increasing visitation to homebound, and praying for the congregation and pastor. Please come with your ideas! Location: Deer Creek.

 A Palm Sunday Dinner will be held on Sunday, March 28 at 5pm. The menu includes soup and sandwiches. Join us for this meal organized by the UMW of Deer Creek. Location: Deer Creek.

 Summer Camp is coming up! There are camps for all ages (even adults!) and family camps. See a brochure, go online to or talk to Bonnie if you are interested. Scholarships are available. Discounts for campers who have family volunteer as a counselor for any age.

 Disaster Relief: Donations for Chile: UMCOR Advance—Chilean Emergency, Advance #3021178. Donations for Haiti: Haiti Emergency, Advance #418325. Donate online by going to and clicking on the appropriate link. Or, you can write a check to “Conference Treasurer,” noting either emergency in the memo line as well as our church. The check can be placed in the offering plate. UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, is the humanitarian arm of the UMC. 100% of donations go to those in need.

Peace and Blessings! Hope to see you at Deer Creek or Mt. Tabor on Sunday!



  1. Hello there, Happy Easter 2010!

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