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This week @ NUMC

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Office Hours   9 am – 2 pm (M-F) -  203-426-9998

SUNDAY WORSHIP 

  • Sunday Services - June 22, 2014, begins our summer schedule - One Service – 9:00 am

     

  • Adult Bible Study 8:30am -   Betts Conference Room

 WORSHIP NOTES:   Read Lectionary Notes HERE

More this week…

Monday

  • 9:00 a.m. – Wesley Learning Center Camp
  • 7:00 p.m.- Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall
  • 8:10 p.m.- Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall

Tuesday

  • 9:00 a.m. – Wesley Learning Center Camp
  • 12:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall
  • 7:30 p.m. - Staff parish Relations Committee – Betts Conference Room

Wednesday

  • 10:00 a.m. – Quilters – Rauner Hall
  • 8:00 p.m.- Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall

Thursday

Friday

  • 8:00 pm – Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall

Saturday

  • 11:00 a.m. – NUMC Disaster Relief Trailer – Tool Training followed by Inventory

Sunday (06/22) – Worship in the Park – One Service – 10:00 am – Treadwell Park

  • 8:30 am – Adult Bible Study – Betts Conference Room
  • 9:00 am - Service – Sanctuary
  • 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm – Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall

Upcoming Events and other Needs -

  • 1st Saturday each month (September through June) – NUMC Monthly Pasta Dinner,  5:00 – 7:30 pm,        $9 adults, $8 seniors, $3.50 children. Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, 203-426-9998
  • Faith Food Pantry is in need of the following items:Pancake mix – pancake syrup – jelly  1/2 gallon juice (or bigger) Leave your donations in the basket in the Narthex.  There is a basket for your items.  Thank You for caring!! Questions about Faith Food Pantry? Call 203-426-3446
  • Association of the Religious Communities (ARC) needs occasional help moving furniture for the formally homeless who have found a new home. If you can assist with a truck or trailer or human power, please let us know and we will add you to the volunteer  list.
Wednesdays

  • (1st and 3rd) @ 7:00 pm – Supervision Group – Stephen Ministers – Betts
  • 5 pm  Sewing Little Dresses for Africa – Final night – We would love to see YOU! Please plan to bring your machine, extension cords, scissors etc.  We provide kits, additional material and notions!

Live the Word to Sunday


Live the Word to Sunday, a Lectionary Discussion


Live the Word to Sunday, a Lectionary Discussion

Preparing the way for the Lord to let God’s Word work in your life during the week to make your worship experience more meaningful. Sermons during Worship services are often based upon the Revised Common Lectionary. You are invited to log onto this site and Leave Comment on the readings presented with your questions and/or thoughts. If you have not already done so,you may register here.

Previous week (8/17/2014, Tenth Sunday after Pentecost) Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15:10-20, 21-28
Prior week (8/24/2014, Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost) Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20
Last week (8/31/2014, Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost) Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28

September 7, 2014 Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost

Having received the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, followers of Christ, filled with His very presence, brought his LIVING WORD to the world. What we receive will carry us through to Kingdom tide or what is known as the ordinary season. May you receive the gift offered in His sacrifice made for you and Christ’s saving grace. The focus of this first of three year cycle is the Gospel of Matthew. As you read this week, consider how the Living Word speaks to you. Jesus is calling you to respond to his Word. Consider the hopeful questions: Where does my help come from? Where do I see God active in the world? How is God calling me to live my life? These scriptures point us toward these profound questions and to faith and to the saving grace of God. It is our hope and prayer that your worship experience be enhanced as you gain a greater sense that God is with you in Jesus Christ.

Exodus 12:1-14 – The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt…
  • The new Pharaoh, King of Egypt had ignored command from God spoken by Moses to let the Hebrew people go. Again God would do something so powerful that the Egyptians would know it could only have come from God.
  • How are the Hebrew people to avoid this powerful plague?
  • Consider the way God has the people start this new journey with a meal, as a shared community, before a terrible event.
Psalm 148 – Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song…
  • The Psalm writer, often said to be King David, offers us a way to pray or approach God.
  • Notice this involves returning to a joy filled way of being.
  • Consider the way God responds to who aproach him this way and what happens to those who do not.
Romans 13:1-14 – Owe no one anything, except to love one another…
  • The Apostle Paul wrote letters to the churches in the decades following the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. These letters inspired enormous growth in the church through out the world for the past 2,000 years.
  • How does Paul sum up the commandments?
  • When does Paul say should you consider this way of living?
Matthew 18:15-20 – If any member of the church sins against you…”

  • In the first of Four Gospels (which means good news) we are offered words from Jesus on how to bring back those among us who have wrongfully acted against us.
  • Notice we are asked to start one on one then bring others into discussion.
  • Consider how Jesus treated tax collectors! See Mathew 9:9-13 and Mark 2:13-17 and Luke 19:1-10.

Next week (9/14/2014, Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost) Exodus 14:19-31; Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35
Week after next (9/21/2014, Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost) Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16
And the next week (9/28/2014, Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost) Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 78:1-4; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32

May the Living Word dwell and lead your heart. May you hear and respond to the Word fully, by seeking to live as Jesus intended and coming to know him through his grace and healing power. May the power of Living Word bring the presence of God in you. To God be the Glory.

Newtown UM Men Present Check to FAITH Food Pantry

FAITHFP Donate 2013

The Newtown United Methodist Men’s Fellowship group, represented by Jon Christensen (right),

presents a $300 check to FAITH Food Pantry, represented by Tom Gates (left).

FAITH Food Pantry is open Tuesday: 10 am-12 noon, and Thursday: 6 pm-7:30 pm for Newtown residents in need. One week’s worth of food is distributed once a month. FAITH also delivers food to persons unable to leave their homes. Perishable items generally purchased just prior to distribution. Peanut-butter, jelly, rice and dried pasta are generally always needed.

Community-Wide Gathering for Healing

This marks the six month anniversary of the terrible events on December 14th at Sandy Hook elementary School (SHS).

The Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association will sponsor a Community-Wide Gathering for Healing and Hope-Building today

- Friday, June 14th at 7:30 PM in the sanctuary of the Newtown Congregational Church.

It will be a time of prayer, song, community and care. All are welcome.

Also help prepare banners that are being sent to Oklahoma.


For more info call: 203 426-9024

PeaceBuilders – Helping kids after 12/14/2012

PeaceBuilders, an initiative to bring kids from Newtown together in community service and fun activities, is preparing to launch on March 17th.  Helping our kids become more resilient after the tragedy of 12-14 is a priority.

PeaceBuilders will engage kids from 11 to 14 years old in a transformation process to help them become compassionate global citizens building a culture of peace.  Part of resilience is acquiring understanding of how our diversity strengthens us as a community. PeaceBuilders will get kids involved in service activities that develop character and bring out the best qualities in one another.  Learning how these best qualities are present in every culture, religion and people helps prevent prejudice and promotes an active understanding of our common humanity.  Our first session will be on Sunday, March 17th, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Newtown Youth Academy Conference Room.

Space is limited.  For more information or to register, please contact Rachel  (newtownpeacebuilders) @ gmail.com <remove parenthesis> .