Weekly Bulletins

Bulletin 05/02/2021

Fifth Sunday of Easter
Communion
May 2, 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 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” #140
(UM Hymnal)

  • 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 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)
    SPECIAL MUSIC “Redeemed” Eric
    THE PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD
    SERMON TEXT Matthew 25: 14-30 p.702
    (Pew Bible)
    SERMON “Even – If Faithfulness” 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.
    THE RESPONSE OF THE PEOPLE
    COMMUNION
    Blessing the Bread and Cup
    Sharing the Bread and Cup
    SENT FORTH TO SERVE
    *CLOSING HYMN “For the Bread Which You Have Broken” #614
    (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, May 2 – Communion
    Virtual Adult Sunday School 8:45 a.m.
    Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
    Monday, May 3
    Office open from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
    Tuesday, May 4
    Office open from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
    Wednesday, May 5
    Office open from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
    Thursday, May 6
    Office open from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
    National Day of Prayer – Noon at Niles City Hall
    Lunch at Pizza Transit 12:45 p.m. and Circle meeting
    Evy’s Closet Re-Opens 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    The Table Meal Ministry 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Friday, May 7
    Office Closed
    Men’s Bible Study with Elton Orpurt 8:00 a.m. Gather Inn
  • All men are welcome!
    Saturday, May 8
    Sunday, May 9 – Mother’s Day
    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!
    May 2, 2021
    SERVING IN TODAY’S WORSHIP SERVICE
    Liturgist……………………………………………………………………………………………………….Sue Phillips
    Ushers ………………………………………………………..Starla Miller, Amy Wade & Jane Beck
    Nursery …………….……………………………….………………………………………Pam Montgomery
    Song Leader……………………………………..…..…………………………………..…Brenda Engel
    Pianist……………………………………………………………………….………..Jennifer Bobelenyi
    IT/Sound Tech………………………………………………………………………………..John Engel
    Video Techs…………………………………………………………Michael Kohler & Donna Medlin
    SERVING NEXT SUNDAY
    Liturgist……………………………………………..…………………..Dee Rough
    Ushers……………………………….…Starla Miller, Amy Wade & Jane Beck
    Nursery ……………………….………………………..…….…Pam Montgomery
    Song Leader……………………………..…………………..……. Kenric Rimoni
    Pianist…………………………………………………………….Jennifer Bobelenyi
    Organist………………………………………….………………….Deb Litchfield
    Communion Stewards (June 6)…………..………………….. 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 is complete and can be picked up in the Narthex or church office. Thanks to John Engel, Jan Pollitt and Heather Mitchell for their help on putting this together! Due to the pandemic our committee was small, but we got ‘er done! ~ Brenda Engel
    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:
    May 9 Dee Rough
    May 16 Carol Noid
    May 23 Starla Miller
    May 30 Donna Medlin
    MISSION FOR MAY: The Baby Fold at Old Mutare Children’s Home
    An outreach of UMCOR, Baby Fold cares for abandoned children by providing love, clothing, food and education. Activities include: looking after 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 citizens.
    This is the last Sunday 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. Please turn in the form in the bulletin.
    EVY’S CLOSET WOMEN’S CLOTHING MINISTRY: We are opening at our usual shopping time starting on Thursday, May 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. Until then, the Closet is open by appointment only. Shoppers need to call the church at 269-683-7250 to make an appointment.
    WELCOME NEW MEMBER: Jane Harklin, who transferred from Epworth UMC in Phoenix, AZ.
    She has been following Pastor Rob’s sermons on Facebook and now resides in Niles with her son. Her address is: 1364 Eagle Street, Niles, MI 49120. Phone 602-399-9745. Email KeepMoven89@yahoo.com. Welcome Jane!

    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)
    Jim Blank (friend of Al Orpurt) 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)
    ANNOUNCEMENTS (continued)
    EVY’S CLOSET WOULD LIKE TO THANK: the Gillispie family for their generous clothing donation. We would also like to thank the ladies from TUMS for their generous donations of clothing. Ask Marilyn White what TUMS stands for. You will be surprised!
    The Mary/Martha Circle invites all of us to participate in The National Day of Prayer at Niles City Hall at Noon on Thursday, May 6th. The theme this year is “Lord Pour Out Your Love, Life and Liberty.” We all know we need God’s protection, mercy and blessings more than ever! Please join us there at noon and then at Pizza Transit on Main Street about 12:45 p.m. for lunch and a short circle meeting. ALL are welcome for that, also.
    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.

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: _____________________________
If anyone would like to know more please contact Starla Miller.

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