Posted by: deercreekcharge | September 29, 2012

Come Pray with us!

Have you ever experienced the power of communal prayer? We hope you do in worship with us this week! We are exploring the fifth chapter of James and how the core of Christian community is prayer. But not prayer as an attempt to change God— prayer as a way to change ourselves. So come join us! It is a special service this week at Deer Creek as we welcome new members and at both services as we celebrate communion together.

CHURCH HAPPENINGS

Help feed the Homeless at the Day Shelter (New Hope UMC, Edgewood) on the 3rd Friday of the month (MT) and 4th Monday of each month (DC). Next: October 19 (MT) and October 22 (DC).

Knit/Crochet No experience needed— will teach! Make scarves for the homeless or prayer shawls. Meets at 7pm at Mt. Tabor. Next Meeting: October 12.

Join us for bible study on Monday mornings at 10 at Deer Creek! Even if you can’t make it every Monday, we’d love to have you whenever you are free! This week: Wilderness Living (no, we won’t be learning how to set up tents). Next week: Slumps.

Fall Festival at Deer Creek at 6pm on October 14. Come out for good food, fun, and fellowship.

Choir practice at Deer Creek is at 6 on Thursdays!

Don’t forget World Communion Sunday next week! The special churchwide offering collected then underwrites scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students across the global church and in the U.S. Just make a note for world communion Sunday on your checks or envelope. Also Rev. Lauren Godwin of the West Virginia Annual Conference will be preaching!

Our own David Moore will be preaching on October 14! Also, Aaron and Shannon will be back from their honeymoon and may bring with them some pictures and maybe leftover favors! We’ll work them into the liturgy somehow!

In case of a pastoral care need October 6-12, please contact Cheryl (DC) or Tracy (MT) and they will put you in touch with a pastor on call!

Weekly Prayer:Especially important as we think of the work we do together as a church family!

T

he image you have shaped within us,

mysteriously,

incredibly,

a reflection of your own Being,

 

Is best seen in the multiple refractions,

of our variegated humanity;

in the prismatic kaleidoscopes,

of our shared life,

our interconnectedness,

our being with each other

We seek you, God, we long for you

and, thankfully, you are not far off

not hidden;

 

We need only remember

that you are most easily found

when we find you together,

and when we are humble enough to look

even in the faces we find most strange and unfamiliar.

-John van de Laar

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