Posted by: deercreekcharge | March 16, 2012

There’s More to the Story… (Sunday, 18 March 2012)

Have you ever wondered if there is more to a story than you are being told? Do you ever suspect that someone isn’t telling you the full truth? Well, every time we see “John 3:16” flashed at sporting events, on billboards, or stamped on key chains, we should be screaming “THERE’S MORE TO THE STORY!” We like to take this Scripture verse and make it a “stand-alone” verse…what you need to do to be “saved.” But guess what? There’s more to the story than this. There’s more to God than this. There’s more to life than this. There’s more to salvation than this. There’s more. Wondering what that “more” is? Check out this week’s Scripture passage, John 3:14-21 (the allusion in v. 14 is actually from Numbers 21:8-9). Actually, there’s more to the story than this…this week’s passage picks up in the middle of a story. So if you have time, drop back to the beginning of John 3, and read this. Then come out on Sunday and join us as we explore the “more” together. It all starts with love…and in the words of the Beetles, “All you need is love.”

Holy Week Worship Schedules can be found below, or on this separate post (also linked from the home page).


3rd Sunday Fellowship is TODAY after worship! It will be a St. Patrick’s Day theme. Don’t forget your freewill offering. Location: Mt. Tabor.

Casual Sunday at Deer Creek NEXT SUNDAY. Come wearing your jeans, t-shirts, etc. and bring your cleaning supplies. After worship, we’ll be giving the church a good “spring cleaning” before Easter. No experience necessary. Will train.

Help feed the Homeless at the Day Shelter (New Hope UMC, Edgewood) on the 3rd FRIDAY (MT) and 4th MONDAY (DC) of each month (next: Mar. 26) We need people to make, deliver, and serve food. A sign up sheet is on the bulletin board (MT). ALSO—DC will host a Collection Drive for the Homeless Shelter (new or used): Jeans (size 30-42), socks, men’s underwear, sleeping bags, blankets & tents (size 2-person and above). Place by the food in the back of the church. Deadline: April 22.

Interested in Joining Deer Creek or Mt. Tabor? Come talk to Bonnie about what needs to happen to be an “official” member! New Members will join on April 15, May 27 (Pentecost), or another date that can be agreed upon.

Knit/Crochet to benefit the community! No experience necessary…will teach! Make scarves for the homeless or prayer shawls for those in need. Meets every other Friday at 7pm at Mt. Tabor. Next Meeting: Mar. 23.

Holy Week Worship Schedule

Palm Sunday (April 1)—9am (DC), 11am (MT) for a procession of the palms

Holy Thursday (April 5)—7pm combined service at MT—includes communion

Good Friday (April 6)—7pm combined service at DC—family-friendly tenebrae (extinguishing of the candles) accompanied by the Deer Creek Choir

Easter (April 8)—9am (DC): Family Service with a children’s play; 11am (MT): Traditional Service; both services will include communion

Summer Camp Brochures are available at both churches. Children K and up are invited to attend. Scholarships are available. Adults needed to counsel. See Bonnie for details.

Don’t forget the on-going food drives at both Deer Creek and Mt. Tabor!

Prayer List at Deer Creek: Placing someone on the prayer list? Please bring their address (mailing preferred, email ok) and give it to Janet so that we can send them a card to let them know we are praying for them—joys or concerns!

Worship Fun Fact! The church season of Lent began as a period of fasting and preparation for baptism by converts and then became a time of penance by all Christians.


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