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Office Hours 9 am – 2 pm (M-F) – 203-426-9998
- Sunday Services: Two Services: 8:00 am and 10:00am
- Adult Bible Study: 9:00am – Betts Conference Room
- Children’s Sunday School: app. 10:30 – 11:30 (During 10:00 service)
WORSHIP NOTES: Read Lectionary Notes HERE
More this week…
- 7:30 p.m. Church Council Meeting – Betts Conference Room
- 7:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall
- 12:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall
- 7: 00 p.m. Boy Scout Leaders – Rauner Hall
- 10:00 a.m. Quilters – Rauner Hall
- 10:00 a.m. Outreach Meeting – Betts Conference Room
- 8:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous – Choir Room
- 7:30 p.m. Sr. Coir Rehearsal – Choir Room
- 2:30 p.m. Youth Group – Rauner Hall Kitchen
- 8:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous – Betts Conference Room
- 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Duck Race Activities
Tag Sale, Clothing Boutique, Food Booth, Bouncy House, etc.
NEXT SUNDAY (05/24)
- 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 am. Worship Service
- 9:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study – Betts Conference Room
- 7:00 p.m. 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.
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 (4/26/2015, Fourth Sunday of Easter) Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18
Prior week (5/3/2015, Fifth Sunday of Easter) Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8
Last week (5/10/2015, Sixth Sunday of Easter) Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17
May 17, 2015, Ascension of the LORD
Having witnessed the risen Christ we await our calling in the gathering in the Holy Spirit in this season of Easter. Our focus has moved from Mathew this past year to the Gospel of Mark for this second year of a three year cycle. 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.
Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all the Jesus did and taught from the beginning…
Psalm 47 – Clap your hands, all you peoples, shout to god with loud shouts of joy …
Ephesians 1:15-23 – I have heard of your faith in the Lord, Jesus and your love for all the saints…
Luke 24:44-53 – Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was yet with you…”
Next week (5/24/2015, Day of Pentecost) Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15
Week after next (5/31/2015, Trinity Sunday/first Sunday after Pentecost) Isaiah 8:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17
And then (6/7/2015, Second Sunday after Pentecost) 1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:15-15); Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35
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.
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.
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, 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> .