Posted by: deercreekcharge | May 19, 2012

A Sunday Wedding…Watching and Waiting (Sunday, 20 May 2012)

Thanks for stopping by the Deer Creek Charge! We have so many exciting things going on…please be sure to check them out! This Sunday at Deer Creek, we will be celebrating a wedding of a long-time member and his bride. All the stops are coming out for this special day…and the best part is, everyone who comes to church on Sunday is invited to the wedding! (not the reception…but the ceremony, which will be held during our regular worship time of 9am).

At Mt. Tabor, we will be celebrating the last Sunday of the Christian season of Easter, which is called Ascension Sunday. It reminds us of when Jesus was “lifted up” to heaven after his resurrection and 40 days of of teaching. The sermon is entitled, “Waiting and Watching” and encourages us to wait and watch for Christ to return with expectation and hope; but to also help make God’s Kingdom a reality here on earth right now. Check out Acts 1:1-11 if you want a “preview” of worship. After worship, we will have our monthly 3rd Sunday Fellowship time with sandwiches, baked goods, other yummy food, fun, and friendship. All are welcome to attend.

Announcements:

Our Pastor, Bonnie McCubbin, will be moving to a new appointment (church) this summer. Her last Sunday preaching will be Sunday, June 3. You can read about this and the new pastor, Shannon Sullivan, at this blog post and in this Transition Letter 2012.

A Sunday Morning Wedding will take place at Deer Creek TODAY, during the regular worship service. Please leave your regular Sunday offering in the plates before or after worship. We will not pass the collection plates, but we still need to meet our budget. Join us as we celebrate with Bill Nelson and Gloria Anderson!

Third Sunday Fellowship is after worship TODAY at Mt. Tabor! Join us after worship for food, fun, and fellowship!

Help feed the Homeless at the Day Shelter (New Hope UMC, Edgewood) on the 3rd FRIDAY (MT) and 4th MONDAY (DC) of each month (CLOSED Memorial Day–May 28—DC DOES NOT serve in May. Next: June 15 (MT), June 25 (DC);) We need people to make, deliver, and serve food.

Medical Supply Collection to benefit the Homeless Shelter is in the back at Deer Creek. Anything you can donate would be helpful. Suggestions include: band aids, gauze, medical tape, ointment, alcohol pads, etc. Contact Nancy Nelson with questions.

A Personal Note: I have been blessed to serve the Deer Creek Charge since Jan. 2010. Time has flown by. I will be Commissioned as a Provisional Elder on Thursday, May 31, 7pm, at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Aliceanna Street, Baltimore; and you are all invited to attend (Carpool—parking is expensive). I would love to have my church family in attendance! ~Bonnie  NOTE: Sign-up is available—some folks need help w/ driving @night.

Interested in Joining Deer Creek or Mt. Tabor? Come talk to Bonnie ASAP. New Members will join on May 27 (Pentecost), or another date that can be agreed upon.

Knit/Crochet No experience needed-will teach! Make scarves for the homeless or prayer shawls. Meets every other Friday at 7pm at Mt. Tabor. Next Meeting: May 25.

Summer Camp Brochures are available at both churches. Friends, Fun, Faith…learn about God in the outdoors while having a fabulous time! Camps for all interests and all ages (K & up), including families. Scholarships are available. Adults needed to council. Talk to Bonnie for details, grab a brochure, or go online to http://www.bwccampsandretreats.org.

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

Worship Fun Fact! Today is called “Ascension Sunday” which is the Sunday immediately after the 40th day of Easter (the 6th Thursday), when Christ ascended into heaven. It is the last Sunday in the Easter Season.

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