Weekly Bulletins

Bulletin 04/18/2021

Third Sunday of Easter

April 18, 2021

*Denotes people standing if able

PRELUDE – BRINGING IN THE LIGHT

      Jesus is the Light of the World. Please be silent and prepare your hearts and minds for worship.

WORDS OF WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING PRAYER  

*OPENING HYMN           “We Have Come into His House”                                        #150

                                                                                                                                                     (Praise Book)

* GREETING OF PEACE (socially distanced)                                                                                                                                                                         

      Look for someone you don’t often greet, and wish them God’s peace

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                                             

Sharing our Joys and Concerns

      Silent Prayer                                                                        

      Pastoral Prayer

      The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                       #895

                                                                                                                                                     (UM Hymnal)

THE RESPONSE OF THE PEOPLE

THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES

      Offertory                              

      The baskets are for this month’s mission offering                                                                                                          

   * Song of Praise           “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”                           #95

   * The Blessing of Our Gifts                                                                                      (UM Hymnal)

ANTHEM                                               “Friends”                                           Joyful Ringers

THE PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD                                             

SERMON TEXT                                   Luke 6: 35                                                          p.663               

                                                                                                                                                                (Pew Bible)

SERMON                        “Try a Little Kindness”                               Pastor Rob Snodgrass

Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. In Jesus name I pray Amen.

SENT FORTH TO SERVE

* CLOSING HYMN                “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”                                        #557                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                     (UM Hymnal)

* UNITING TOGETHER in the       “Bond of Love” Chorus                                          #206                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Praise Book)

POSTLUDE                                

Jesus Christ is the Light of the World. As the Light leads us out into the world, we go to serve, to love, and to share the Good News of God’s grace. You are free to leave the sanctuary during the Postlude, or to remain seated until it is completed.

NEW JOURNEY HAPPENINGS! (The Church Office is open 9 am to noon, Mon – Thurs)

Sunday, April 18

   Virtual Adult Sunday School 8:45 a.m.

   Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

Monday, April 19

   Office open from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Tuesday, April 20

   Office open from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Wednesday, April 21

   Office open from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Thursday, April 22

   Office open from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

   UMW Executive Meeting at 12 Noon in the Gather Inn.

   The Table Meal Ministry 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, April 23

   Office Closed

   Men’s Bible Study with Elton Orpurt 8:00 a.m. Gather Inn

     – All men are welcome!

Saturday, April 24

Sunday, April 25

   Virtual Adult Sunday School 8:45 a.m.

   Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US               Church Office: 269.683.7250

Pastor Rob Snodgrass: (cell) 574.261.5139; rsnodgrass72@gmail.com

Brenda Engel, Secretary: newjourneyumc2561@gmail.com

Brenda Engel, Choir Director: bbengel1@comcast.net             

Jennifer Bobelenyi, Pianist / Choir Accompanist: Jennifer.bobelenyi@gmail.com

Debra Litchfield, Organist: debralitchfield@att.net

Tracy Lewis, Custodian: 269.357.6730

Website address: http://www.newjourneyumc.org

Remember to Like and Share us on Facebook: New Journey United Methodist Church

NEW JOURNEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

                                                                                   Virtual Adult Sunday School 8:45 a.m.

Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

302 Cedar St, Niles, MI 49120

If you are visiting with us today, we warmly welcome you! As United Methodists, we share a faith in God that is rooted in Compassion, Grace, and Love. If you are seeking to worship where reason, and faith join hands, where you can make a friend while you make a difference we invite you to join us again to learn about, and share the love of our Savior Jesus Christ!

April 18, 2021

SERVING IN TODAY’S WORSHIP SERVICE

Liturgist………………………………………………………………………………………………..Donna Medlin

Ushers…………………………………………………………………………………..Starla Miller & Amy Wade

Nursery …………….……………………………….………………………………………Pam Montgomery

Song Leader………………………………………………………………………………..Brenda Engel

Pianist……………………………………………………………………….………..Jennifer Bobelenyi

Joyful Ringers Director……………………………………………………………..…..Deb Litchfield

IT Tech/Sound Tech.……………………………………………………………………John Engel

Video Techs……………………………………..………………………Mike Kohler & Donna Medlin

SERVING NEXT SUNDAY

Liturgist……………………………………………..……………Sandy Hodgman

Ushers…………………………………….……..……Starla Miller & Jane Beck

Nursery ……………………….………………………..…….…Pam Montgomery

Song Leader……………………………..………………………….Kenric Rimoni Pianist…………………………………………………………….Jennifer Bobelenyi

Organist……………………………………………………………..Deb Litchfield

Communion Stewards (May 2)…………..………………….. John & Amy Wade

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WELCOME VISITORS!  Thank you for giving us an opportunity to worship with you today. Our prayer is that together we might experience both God’s love and presence. Our goal is to be a friendly, welcoming congregation and we trust that you will find us so. Please contact the pastor for more information about New Journey.

CHILD CARE: The Nursery, for babies and children through four years of age, is located in the educational wing just past the elevator, in Room 113. Baby changing tables are available in the narthex restroom, lower level women’s restroom and in the nursery.

THE HERBIE CLINIC: is open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Anyone without health insurance and 16 or older qualifies. You must have a permanent address and please bring a photo I.D. If you would like to volunteer to help at the clinic, call Delisa at 269-313-0443. New Journey will gladly accept your monetary donations to support the HERBIE clinic and forward them to the organization.

SCRIP ORDER FORMS AND VENDOR LISTS FOR GIFT CARDS the Scrip program is temporarily on hold. We will post a notice in the bulletin and newsletter when the program resumes.

DIRECTORY UPDATE: The directory has been sent to the printer. We hope to have the directory printed and ready to distribute next week!

EVY’S CLOSET WOMEN’S CLOTHING MINISTRY: Is open by appointment only. Shoppers need to call the church at 269-683-7250 to make an appointment.

OFFERING NEWS: Your pocket change is really needed for UMCOR. But, plastic bags of large amounts of coins are very time consuming to count, so please contribute all you can, just not so much all at once. Your counters appreciate it!

UMCOR   Will you give your pocket change to help feed the hungry? When you place loose coins in the Offering Plate, we send that money to the United Methodist Committee on Relief, to address the issues of poverty and hunger around the world. Even a few coins each week can make a difference in the lives of the poor. Please be generous! Please keep in mind our credit union no longer accepts foreign currency. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

LITURGISTS:

Apr       25      Sandy Hodgman

May       2       Sue Phillips (Communion)

May       9       Dee Rough

May      16      Carol Noid

MISSION FOR APRIL: Red Bird Clinic Community Health Center

Red Bird Clinic, Inc., (located in Kentucky) guided by Jesus Christ, empowers individuals and advocates justice by providing health programs for low-income, under-insured, and uninsured members of the surrounding communities. The areas served are officially designated as Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) by the US Department of Health and Human Services, as a Health Care Provider Shortage Area and as a Dental Health Care Provider Shortage Area by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA).

Please see the form for you to make donations to Baby Fold at Old Mutare Fairfield Children’s Home in honor of your mom or other special women in your life for Mother’s Day, May 9th.

NEW JOURNEY CHURCH FAMILY PRAYER LIST

Please review the Prayer List, and notify the church office of any updates!

Cancer Patients

Doris Kass (Molly Burton Kass’ sister-in-law)       Julie McCready

Jeff Stesiak                                                               Sharon Dircks

Patti Seidner (Friend of Jim Gillispie)                    Gail Peterson                                            

Ricci Aaron (niece of Don & Bonnie Nie)               Nancy White (Pastor Rob’s Aunt)

Julie Rice (cousin of the Hams)                              Nancy Comfort

Earl Corak                                                                Marion Eldred                                              

John (Cheryl McAtee’s son-in-law)                         Rose Aravena

Rex Dillman                                                              Jack Scott

Elton Orpurt  

Health Concerns                                                      Janice Querry (John Wade’s sister)                                                     

Sherry Hans (Friend of Amy Wade                         Sarah Williams                    

Nancy Rheinholt                                                       Judy Mark                 

Patrick Apple                                                            Jason Pingel                               

Debbie Pingel                                                            Madeline Roberts (Eleanor’s niece)                                                                     

Kathy & Rob Di Addezio                                          Avery & family (friend of Bob Burton)         

Elda Dillman                                                             Bob Burton

Dixie Pingel                                                               Melva Kohler (Mike’s Mother)

Timmy (Jennifer’s son)                                              Mary Varner                                                                                                       Moonyean Quick                                                                                        Lucille Markel

John Wade                                                                 Faith Ernst                                             

Starla Miller                                                              Dave (Ham’s Nephew)

Patricia Ham                                                            Adair (Cheryl’s Granddaughter)

Janet & husband John (friends of Pastor Rob and Kathe)    

Scott Schofield                                                           Ron Hartline

Michael Lee (Brenda Severeid’s husband)              Nancy Watts                          

Madelin Merkle                                                         Mindy Corak

Jennifer Watts                                                           Bill Carter                         

Zelda Cloud (Burtons’ daughter)                             Jerry Hurlbutt

Carole Fowler                                                            Valerie Wurn

Vivian Newgent                                                         Bonnie (From Morris Chapel)

Anslie Rink-Scott (Ernst’s granddaughter)            Tim (Eleanor’s friend)

Marsha (friend of Pam Montgomery)                      Doug Nie 

Mason Mitchell, Jr.                                                  

NEW JOURNEY CHURCH FAMILY PRAYER LIST

(Continued)

Prayers for Our Shut-ins:  Marilyn Sheets, Evelyn Andrews, Helen Dunlap, Lucile Markel, Dick Noble, Lynn Schweinzger, and Megan Vite

Other Prayer Requests: Elton Orpurt’s prison ministry and the prisoners;

Kelsey Medlin for this semester in pharmacy school; our Nation; Youth across our nation; those being discriminated against around the world.

Special Concerns for Our Armed Forces

Sgt. Brett Tate – US Marines (Vivian Newgent’s great-nephew)                                      

Jimmy Johnson – US National Guard in Washington D.C. (Ron Hartline’s nephew)

Prayers for Rex Dillman, and Michael & Valerie Wurn and other family and friends of Elda Dillman who passed away last week. Arrangements: Tuesday, May 4 at Brown Funeral Home; Visitation is at 4:00 p.m.; Celebration of life service at 5:00 p.m.; dinner to follow at 6:00 p.m. Gabrizio Italian Café and Bakery, 104 N. Third Street, Niles.

ANNOUNCEMENTS (continued)

A BIG THANK YOU GOES OUT TO: Larry Mallory for all his work in getting the new sign post installed on the front lawn. The sign post features the sign for Center[ed] on Wellness and Evy’s Closet’s new permanent sign. Evy’s Closet would also like to thank the members of Ad Council who approved Mission Funds for purchasing new signage and Dick McCreedy for fixing the sign holder that is used for so many activities here at New Journey UMC. (Brenda Engel would like to add that the new Evy’s Closet sign design features Evelyn Bolton’s (her Mom) favorite colors green and yellow, in whose memory the Closet was established).

BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM ONGOING MISSION: Normally we collect kid-friendly food for the back pack program for school children at Howard Ellis School. But the program is on hold due to the pandemic. We will notify you via the bulletin and newsletter when this program will resume.

Mission Focus: Babyfold

An outreach of UMCOR, Babyfold at Old Mutare Children’s Home in Zimbabwe cares for abandoned children by providing love, clothing, food and education. Activities include: looking after the children by feeding them baby formula when they are still babies; making sure that they are healthy and paying hospital bills if any of the children becomes ill; paying school fees and buying uniforms and school supplies; supervising home works and maintaining discipline so that they grow up as good citizen; making sure that the mothers/House parents’ salaries are paid on time so that they will take good care of children without grumbling.    

From May 2 – May 30, our mission giving will support the Babyfold at Old Mutare Children’s Home as a way of honoring the women who have nourished us with love throughout our lives.

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As in the past, we have accepted funds for missions in honor of or in memory of mothers and other special women in our life. Please fill out this form with your information, included with your donation and drop it in the offering plate or bring to the church office by Wednesday, May 5th and it will be included in the bulletin on Mother’s Day May 9th.

Name: ___________________________________ Envelope # _________

Amount __________________________________

In memory of: _______________________________________

In honor of: _________________________________________

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