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Scripture for the Week

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11

Birthdays & Anniversaries

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October Birthdays:
Joe Aquino, Don Bird, Marvin Brown, Jake Dunham, Ben Johnson, Cara Krathwohl, Kathy Munkirs, Tracie Panzek, David Rubin, Marlene Scott, and Donna Steele

October Anniversaries:
George & Colleen Dorame
Pearl & Jack Jackson

Prayers for Tree of Life

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Today we pray for comfort for all those affected by yesterday's shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. We pray that the Spirit of love bind us together in common concern for one another.

"We are all, in truth, wounded by this inhuman act of violence.
Pope Francis

Thoughts & Prayers

Dear God
Please remember all those in our congregation who are dealing with health issues and for those who are traveling.
  • John and Connie Hancock
  • Jim and Sue Rosenow
  • Pearl Jackson
  • Cyn Jones
Also please pray for the future of our denomination; please pray for God’s guidance and will to be done in the United Methodist Church.

If you, or someone you know, is in need of prayer and would like to be included on this list, please let us know.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us
. - 1 John 5:15 (NIV)

Reflections: Our Deepest Longing

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2 Corinthians 5:1-5

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. 4 For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

As we continue through this stewardship season, we need to remember that all of our efforts, our desires, and our goals in stewarding our blessings should be focused on God. The Apostle Paul says we should desire to be with God above all else. This is a great reminder of why and how we are to steward God’s blessings in this life. Someday we will go to be at home with the Lord, but in the meantime, let’s do our best as good stewards for God’s kingdom. Let’s remember these two points from Pastor Terry’s sermon:
  1. The way we use our time, talents, and treasures for God is essentially rooted in our deepest longing for God.
  2. Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians is not only for our future but also for the present.

Reflection Questions:

Please read and think about each question as it applies to your Christian journey with Christ.
  • What is your deepest longing? Where does being in a relationship with God and stewarding your resources rank in your wish list?
  • What are some ways to foster a genuine desire for God, as we move through this stewardship season? Can you think of some ways the stewardship of our blessings relates to our desire for God?

Prayer:

Lord, you have given us all things, but most of all, you have given us an opportunity to be in a relationship with you. Help us to never take this lightly, and help us nurture that desire to be in your love. Amen.

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Weekly at Journey

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Tuesday

  • Scrabble
  • 12-2 PM @ Honeycutt Coffee

Thursday

  • Coffee with the Pastor
  • 9 AM @ Honeycutt Coffee

Thursday

  • Choir Rehearsal
  • 6:30 PM @ Trudy's Home

Giving to Journey United Methodist Fellowship

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Giving to Journey United Methodist Fellowship Giving to the church is a tangible recognition that all that we have comes from God and we return a portion of those gifts for the work of God’s church in our world. Your contributions to Journey have local, regional, national, and international impact through our connectional giving system. Most of the money you give supports your …
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Across the Connection

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On any given day, United Methodists respond to tragedy by offering prayers and support. We recognize that sometimes it can seem the world is full of evil and it can be a challenge to keep the faith.

Below you will find resources for helping people cope with violent events; news coverage of how the church is working to respond with peace in a world of violence; and stories about how individuals, as well as ministries, can make a positive difference even in the most difficult of times.

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It seems we are living in a time when “getting along” is getting harder and harder. On top of that, what is meant by “getting along” is changing. Whether we are talking religion, sexism, racism, homophobia or just good old-fashioned politics, we are in a time when civility has fallen by the wayside.
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