Posted by: deercreekcharge | July 12, 2012

Of Sheep and Shepherds, July 15, 2012

Welcome to the Deer Creek Charge! We are happy to have you! Sunday, Shannon will be preaching about our roles as sheep and also as shepherds; a role we see in Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.

The shepherd was one of the most ancient and common images of Christ, often found in catacombs. Such depictions were probably not intended to be an accurate picture of the historical Jesus, but rather a symbol of Christ’s loving presence. This is from the ceiling of S. Callisto catacomb, dated aroung the mid 3rd century. Image

CHURCH HAPPENINGS

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: July 23 (DC) (MT has off for the month because Jean has offered to serve!) . We usually meet at each church around 11ish. We need people to make, deliver, and serve food.

Sing Along in worship on July 22 at both Deer Creek and Mt. Tabor. You won’t want to miss this chance to sing some of our favorite songs in worship!

Medical Supply Collectionto 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.

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: July 27.

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. 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!

A Prayer for Those on Vacation:

God of Sabbath, master of infinite playfulness,

bless those who are on vacation. Protect them from the worries of home. Guide them, that they may not become lost in a new place, with no way but to wander. Shepherd them to still places. Watch over them, that they may not stumble into work or obligation. Grant them wonder, delight, renewal, and release. Run the world without them. May their fireworks be grand, their campfires lovely, their beaches uncrowded, their traffic at peace. When they are renewed, bring them home safe, whole, and changed. And may the savoring pace of their absence stay with them, by your grace. Amen. (By Steve Garnaas-Holmes at UnfoldingLight.net)

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