Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world; Evermore gives us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (Fourth Sunday in Lent, Book of Common Prayer, p. 219, Collects: Contemporary)
Worship Assistants for March 18, 2012
Lector: Dorna Thomas
Acolytes: Andrew Howes and Noah Clement
Greeters: Judy Luro and Jim Tatgenhorst
Ushers: Bob and V al Grinrod
Nursery Help: Amy Clement
Counters: Earl Lee and Jay Willey
Fellowship: Youth Group
Ellingwood’s Wood Corner:
Kelly Santiago is the lay speaker on Sunday, March 18 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.
Church Secretary Paula Baines will be on vacation starting tomorrow through Tuesday, March 20. The church office will be closed during this time.
Friday Adult Bible Study at 9:30 am will resume next Friday, March 23, 2012.
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.
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!
Outreach Committee will meet on Sunday, March 18 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.
Confirmation Class will meet this Sunday, March 18 from 3 pm to 5 pm.
Finance Committee will meet next Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 pm in the 1st/2nd grade classroom.
Don’t miss the VBS meeting tonight at 6 pm in the 3rd /4th grade classroom.
There will be a Christian Education meeting at 6 pm next Wednesday, March 21 in the 3rd/4th grade classroom.
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.