Posted by: deercreekcharge | November 17, 2012

Ruth: Restorer of Life

Ruth Gleaning in the Fields of Boaz by Louis Bruck-Lajos

This week we are continuing to study the Book of Ruth. It is a story where in barrenness and emptiness, we find new life. It is a story that shows us how God sometimes looks like what we least expect— in this case, an impoverished widow in a foreign land. The topsy-turvy God we talked about when we talked about Esther continues to turn us on our heads! Come join us for worship followed by a fellowship meal at Mt. Tabor!

And don’t forget about worshiping with us on Thanksgiving Eve at Mt. Tabor!

CHURCH HAPPENINGS

Donate to UMCOR for hurricane relief in New York and New Jersey: Make checks out to UMCOR and write #3021787 in the memo line. We are having a special offering at both churches!

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: Nov. 16 (MT), Nov. 26 (DC).

Knit/Crochet No experience needed— will teach! Make scarves for the homeless or prayer shawls. Meets at 7pm at Mt. Tabor. Next Meeting: December 14.

Choir practice at Deer Creek is at 1:30 on Thursdays!

Thanksgiving Eve Worship will be Wednesday, Nov. 21, 7pm at Mt. Tabor

If you haven’t given Shannon pictures for the service, email them to shasullivan@gmail.com. Even if you are unable to make the service, we’d love to include what you’re thankful for! ALSO bring a non perishable food item for the day shelter to the service!

Advent begins on December 2:

Mt. Tabor Yard Sale! Saturday December 8: Invite your friends!

Christmas Cookies and Caroling with the Pastor:

Join us at the Parsonage for Cookie Baking and Caroling!

Beginning at 3pm on Sunday December 9!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship: Monday, Dec. 24, 3pm at Mt. Tabor.

Christmas Eve Family Service: Monday, Dec. 24, 7pm at Deer Creek.

Special Events in Our Community:

Dublin United Methodist Church will have a Cookie Sale 11-3 on Sat. Dec. 8.

Emory UMC will host the Old Biddies Comedy show at 2pm also on Sat. Dec. 8.

Emory UMC will have a live Nativity from 4-9 on Fri Dec. 14. Bring your friends!

Grace Episcopal Church in Dublin will have a Longest Night Service on Fri. Dec. 21 at 7.

Weekly Prayer based on Ruth 2:1-13

O God, constant and compassionate, you look over all those with trust in you. Each new day you call us to venture from our homes and families and follow you in difficult places among people we may consider strangers. Grant that we, like Ruth, may find your blessing in the wandering in our lives. And shelter us under your wings, that we may find our true home in you. Amen. (Touch Holiness: Resources for Worship)

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