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Office Hours 9 am – 2 pm (M-F) – 203-426-9998
REGULAR WORSHIP SCHEDULE
- Two Services – 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
- Adult Bible Study: 9:00am – Betts Conference Room
WORSHIP NOTES: Read Lectionary Notes HERE
More this week…
- 7:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall
- Noon Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall
- 7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts – Rauner Hall
- 7:30 p.m. Lenten Book Study – Betts Room
- 10:00 a.m. Wesley Learning Center – Rauner Hall
- 11:00 a.m. Quilters – Rauner Hall
- 7:30 p.m. SPRC – Betts Room
- 8:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall
- 1:00 p.m. Lenten Book Study – Betts Room
- 7:30 p.m. Senior Choir rehearsal – Choir Room
- 8:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous – Choir Room
- 5:00 pm. Spaghetti Supper – Rauner Hall
Followed by NUMC Coffee House
NEXT SUNDAY (04/02)
- 8:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Sanctuary
- 9:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study – Betts Room
- 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Sanctuary
- 11:30 a.m. Confirmation Class – Betts Room
- 5:45 p.m. Middle School Youth Group
- 6:45 p.m. High School Youth Group
- 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 join us in a small group bible study, Sunday morning between the services, from 10 to 11 o’clock.
Previous week (3/12/2017, Second Sunday in Lent) Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 ; Matthew 17:1-9
Prior week (3/19/2017, Third Sunday in Lent) Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11 ; John 4:5-42
Last week (3/26/2017, Fourth Sunday in Lent) 1 Samuel 15:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14 ; John 9:1-41
Spril 2, 2017 – Fifth Sunday of Lent
Walking through the season of Lent we turn our walk toward Jerusalem, as Jesus leads us to his Glory through Holy walk and on to Easter. Our liturgy leads us from this year through the Gospel of Matthew, the first 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.
Ezekiel 37:1-14 – The hand of the LORD came upon me and he brought me out by the spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of a valley…”
Psalm 130 – Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord…
Romans 8:6-11 – To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the spirit….”
John 11:1-45 – Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany…”
Next week (4/9/2017, Psalm Sunday) Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11 ; Matthew 26:14-27:66
Week after next (4/16/2017, Easter Sunday) Jeremiah 31:1-6; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Acts 10:34-43 ; Matthew 28:1-10
And then (4/23/2017, Second Sunday of Easter) Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9 ; John 20:19-31
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> .