Posted by: deercreekcharge | April 1, 2011

To Be Continued…God’s Plan (Sunday, 3 April 2011)

Thanks for stopping by the Deer Creek Charge! We’re so glad you’re here with us! Question: What do the following things have in common? The Movie, National Velvet (1944), a prophet, a boy shepherd, a geode, Fanny Crosby, and a rural Harford County congregation? Have we piqued your interest? Good! The answer will be found in this week’s sermon based on 1 Samuel 16:1-13. Come join us as we continue our journey through Lent and discover part of God’s plan for our lives. We will also be celebrating Holy Communion this Sunday. For more information on what we believe and practice, check it out here and here.

Last week we had a great Soup and Sandwich dinner at Deer Creek! You should have been there…and the leftovers were delicious too! The good news is that the Lenten meals are not over yet! We have one more coming up on Sunday, April 17th, right after worship at Mt. Tabor! Please join us as we share a meal together.

Also, be sure to check out the Holy Week worship schedule and plan to attend…the meaning of Easter is so much more profound when you have experienced what happens between Palm Sunday and Easter. Questions about what happens? Contact us for more info. You, your family and your children are ALWAYS welcome!

Announcements:

Holy Week Worship Schedule—Please join us as we journey from the celebration through the last supper, the crucifixion and the resurrection! This is the most holy week in the Christian Year. Thursday and Friday Services can be child-friendly. Please let Bonnie know if you plan to bring young children.

Sunday, April 17th: Palm Sunday Worship: 9am (DC) & 11am (MT)

Thursday, April 21st: Holy Thursday Worship: 7pm (DC)—combined, with communion

Friday, April 22nd: Good Friday Worship: 7pm (MT)—combined, tenebrae (light/darkness)

Sunday, April 24th: Easter Worship: 9am (DC) & 11am (MT)

Scripture Readers are needed at Deer Creek. You don’t have to be a “perfect” reader—the scripture is provided in advance, so you can practice. Training can be provided. Sign up on the clipboard. Please consider serving God in this way.

Summer camp brochures are available! Friends, Fun, Faith…learn about God in the outdoors while having a fabulous time! Camps for all interests and all ages, including families. Scholarships are available. Talk to Bonnie for details., grab a brochure, or go online to www.bwccampsandretreats.org

There is an on-going calendar for sign-ups to help with Centre UMC’s food pantry, so that we don’t overwhelm them with volunteers. Sign up once, or once per month! We’ve already sent several people. Can’t make it out? Food items that are especially needed are: baked beans, cereal, canned fruit, spaghetti/sauce, “goodies” (cookies, pudding, brownies, etc.). Location: Deer Creek.

Worship Fun Fact!

Today is a “Communion Sunday.” United Methodists believe that Christ resides in heaven at the right hand of God the Father, but that when we celebrate communion, the participants are temporarily “raised up” to commune with Christ (as opposed to a Roman Catholic belief that the bread and wine become Christ, the Lutheran belief that Christ is physically present in the elements in a mysterious way, or the Baptist belief that the bread and wine are only symbolic).

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