Prayer: God, like a bakerwoman, you bring the leaven which causes our hopes to rise. With your strong and gentle hands, shape our lives. Warm us with your love. Take our common lives and touch them with your grace, that we may nourish hope among humanity. We pray trusting in your name, through Jesus our Christ. Amen. (BOW #469, The United Methodist Book of Worship. The United Methodist Publishing House. Nashville, TN. Copyright 1992)
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Judy Rollins, Lay Speaker
Lector: Kelly Santiago
Acolytes: Eleanor Prescott and Cara Whitmore
Greeter: Elaine Lewis, Judy Luro and Jim Tatgenhorst
Ushers: Bob and Cynthia Sousa
Nursery Helper: Celeste Hanish
Counters: Kathy Gallupe and Darla King
Fellowship: Board of Trustees
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.
Pastor David Nicol will preside on Sunday, May 6’s worship and Holy Communion. There will be a church meeting at 10 am. Please plan to attend.
Please pray for the following:
• Orrington Brenda LeClerc
• Park St. Milo Michele St. Cyr
• Pembroke Lori Lynch
• Penobscot Deanna West
Mark your calendars….
Please note: Pastor David Nicol will be attending the continuing education workshop “Tending the Fire” from May 7-10.
Confirmation Class will be held this Sunday, May 6 from 3 pm to 5 pm.
Youth Group will meet this coming Sunday, May 6 from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Help Fill the cradle. 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.
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 email@example.com or 234-3002.
Newsletter Deadlines for Summer and Fall
• June 2012-Deadline: Tuesday, May 15. Mail date: Thursday, May 31 at 11 am.
• Summer issue: Deadline: Wednesday, June 20. Mail date: Thursday, July 5 at 11 am.
• September 2012-Deadline: Wednesday, August 15. Mail date: Thursday, August 30 at 11 am.