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HHUMC weekly highlights for Thursday, April 26

HHUMC Weekly Highlights
Thursday, April 26, 2012
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Prayer: Creator and Architect of the universe, we are so grateful that you were not content to be simply the God of the cosmos, but sought beyond that to be a God who could walk in our midst and feel our joy and pain. You came in Christ, whom the world rejected; but not letting that be the last word, you made the stone rejected by some the chief cornerstone in the building of your Kingdom. We pray that these gifts we give to you now will be used for that work of construction: a kingdom on earth that reflects your Kingdom of Heaven. In Christ’s holy name, we pray. Amen. (Acts 4:5-12) “Copyright General Board of Discipleship. http://www.GBOD.org Used by permission.”

Sunday, April 29’s Scripture
1 John 3:16-24 pp. 990-991, NRSV
Acts 4:5-12 p. 887, NRSV
Sermon “The Name of Jesus”

Worship Assistants-Sunday, April 29, 2012
Lector: Virginia Ledford
Acolytes: Garrett Miller and Owen Clement
Greeter: Lloyd Willey and Sharon Bellerose
Ushers: Warren Chatto and Stephen Mockler
Nursery: Barbara Miller
Counters: Darla King and Sue Wills
Fellowship: SPRC
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Ellingwood’s Wood Corner:
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.

Looking Ahead…
Debbie Calderwood will be lay speaker at ECUMC on Sunday, April 29.
Please pray for the following:
• North Perry David Grainger
• Old Town Joan DeSanctis
• Orland Ralph Greene
• Orono Steve Smith
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Mark your calendars….
Help Outreach Help the Indian Women’s Mission on Indian Island (Penobscot Nation) fill a cradle on the altar beginning April 15 through Sunday, May 6. Items needed are: cloth and disposable diapers, baby clothes, including homemade hats and booties, receiving blankets, nursing supplies, and bath items. The church outreach committee will hold a baby shower in the fellowship hall on May 13 (Mother’s Day). This is an exciting and practical way to help those in our communities.

Landscape Spring Clean-up April 28th 8-12. Volunteers needed to clean up church yard. Many hands make lighter work…mark your calendars and let’s make our gardens grow here at HHUMC. Please see sign-up sheet in fellowship hall. We especially need rakers to spread wood chips!!! Thank-you Laura Osborne 862-8015.

Please join us as we burn some sneaker rubber for the Hike for the Homeless this Saturday, April 28 starting at Hampden Academy, 1 Main Road. Registration starts at 8 am, walk begins at 9:45 am to the Bangor Waterfront. This is one the biggest fundraisers for the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

Join us this Saturday for our Bean Hole Bean Supper from 4:30 pm to 6 pm, a sign up poster will be set out in the fellowship hall soon.

Please join us for a VBS meeting on Sunday, April 29 after worship in the 3rd/4th grade classroom. VBS-This year’s vacation bible school theme is Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity. Dates are: Sunday, July 15-Thursday, July 19 from 6 pm to 8 pm. We will kick off VBS with a cook-out at 5 pm on July 15.

What’s Coming Up…
The Jubilation Ringers Annual Children’s Fair will be held on Saturday, May 19th, from 9 AM to Noon at the Hampden Academy Gym. This is a giant “indoor” yard sale with over 50 tables featuring children’s equipment, toys, and clothing (sizes NB – young adult). This is a great opportunity to buy good stuff at incredible prices.
The Children’s Fair has been a major fundraiser for the bell choir for many years, wrote Paula Baines, church secretary. Adding, people inquire of the fair several weeks ahead of the event. It has become a tradition in the Hampden area.
The HHUMC Youth Group will be selling baked goods to support their ministry. For information on reserving a space, contact Pauline Kilhefner at pkilhefner@yahoo.com or 234-3002.

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