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HHUMC Highlights for Thursday, March 8, 2012

HHUMC Weekly Highlights
Thursday, March 8, 2012
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Prayer: (Third Sunday of Lent, p. 218, Collects: Contemporary, The Book of Common Prayer)
Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Worship Assistants for March 11, 2012
Lector: Bob Clark
Acolytes: Grace Clement and Haley Pirullo
Greeters: Lloyd Willey and Sharon Bellerose
Ushers: Sheryl and J.W. Harriman
Nursery Helper: Jim Tatgenhorst
Counters: Gloria Lee and Angela Damboise
Fellowship: Worship Committee

Ellingwood’s Wood Corner:
Kelly Santiago is the lay speaker on Sunday, March 11 at 9 am worship service which is the First Sunday in Lent.

Ellingwood’s Corner UMC in Winterport is offering Thursday morning bible study at 11 am. Bring your own lunch. Ellingwood’s UMC is located at 796 Lebanon Rd, Winterport, ME.
Please Pray for:
• East Bucksport-Peter Remick
• Easton-Sue Brown
• Ellingwoods Corner-Mutual Ministry Team
• Ellsworth-Susan Yaruta-Young
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There will not be bible study on Friday, March 9. Pastor David Nicol will be on vacation from March 5-11.

During Lent, Join us for Sunday School for all ages at 9 am and inter-generational worship at 10 am for the Lenten season. Will you give a little more time for this short season to grow closer to God? Adult classes will be taught by Pastor David and Reeni, and will connect with the Great Stories of Faith sermon series that will be the focus for Lent. Come, be built up by the stories of faith that make us who we are in Christ!

Nurture Committee will meet Sunday, March 11 at 11:30 am in the church library.

Quilting group is meeting the Fellowship Hall Mondays at 9:30 am to 11 am until further notice.

Youth Group will meet Sunday, March 11 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Outreach will be delivering a meal to the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter on Sunday afternoon, March 11. Call Chris Henderson at 862-5506 if you want to help.

SPRC will meet on Wednesday, Marc h 14 at 6:30 pm in the church library.

VBS and Christian Education Upcoming meetings-Next week, there will be a VBS meeting at 6pm on Wednesday March 14th. We will meet in the grade 3 & 4 classroom. Please let me know if you will need childcare and I will take care of arranging for someone in the nursery. A Christian education meeting has been scheduled for at 6pm on Wednesday March 21st. Please let Reeni Cipullo know if you will need childcare and she will take care of arranging for someone in the nursery.

Free Tax Help
The free tax return preparation and free e-filing site will be open at HHUMC every Saturday from 9:00 to 4:00.

Upcoming…
Church Secretary Paula Baines will be on vacation March 15-20. The church office will be closed during this time.

One Great Hour of Sharing-March 18, 2012
For more than seventy years, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, UMCOR for short, has brought hope to communities at home and abroad. UMCOR is about being there in time of disaster, as well as providing support and expertise to those on a path of development. The relief supply ministry is part of UMCOR’s efforts of volunteers that help put together relief kits, cleaning buckets. The One Great Hour of Sharing gifts lay the foundation for UMCOR to continue in their ministry. This means that all gifts designated to specific programs can go to 100 % to those programs because UMCOR’s basis expenses are covered. For more information: http://www.umcgiving.org/giveOGHS.

Do you enjoy music and want to support a great cause? Mark your calendar for a concert fund raiser for the “Help with Hampden Fund” to be held on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 2-4 pm. at the Hampden Congregational Church. The all women’s chorus from the University of Maine and the Bangor Area Children’s Choir will be performing at this event.

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