Remember worship starts at 9 am through September 2.
Prayer: (excerpted from the United Methodist Book of Worship 441)
God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless these men, that they may be strengthened as Christian Fathers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect. Grant this Christ our Lord. Amen.
Scripture for Sunday, June 17 is:
Scripture Lesson Lector
2 Corinthians 4:5-12 p. 939, NRSV
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 p. 939, NRSV
Sermon: “Fragile Containers, Extraordinary Purpose”
Worship Assistants-June 17
Lector: Ann Tatgenhorst
Acolytes: Nick Gauthier
Greeters: Lloyd Willey and Sharon Bellerose
Ushers: John and Bonnie Bidwell
Nursery Helper: Angela Damboise
Counters: Earl Lee and Jay Willey
Fellowship: Finance Committee
Ellingwood’s Wood Corner:
June 17-Paul Rich
June 24-Debbie Calderwood
Please pray for the following:
• Ellen Beairsto retired effective 15 January
• Ardis Mayo McNeil Retired
• Naomi Sam Kpakra Not Appointed, moving to Maryland
• Dale Buchanan Not Appointed
Mark your calendars….
Join us for the next new member class is tonight * June 14 and it will be led by Reeni Cipullo.\
Pastor David Nicol is on vacation through Saturday June 16.
This Sunday, June 17 we will recognize our recent high school and college graduates, as well as the recent Joy Davis Scholarship recipients: Helena Tatgenhorst, Sarah Coston, and Melanie Parker. (see list of our graduates at end of Highlights)
There will be a VBS planning meeting this Sunday, June 17 at 10:30 am in the 3rd/4th grade classroom.
Please get your items into the newsletter by Wednesday, June 20. It will be a dual issue (July/August 2012). It will be mailed out July 5. E-mail items to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off in the office slot. Thanks.
Hampden Neighborhood Food Cupboard will hold its annual volunteer recognition lunch at 12 noon here on Wednesday, June 20 at 12 noon to 1:30 pm in the HHUMC fellowship hall.
Outreach committee is providing the main meal at the Salvation Army on Wednesday, June 20. If you can help, contact Chris Henderson at 862-5506 or email@example.com.
Finance Committee will meet Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall.
Next Sunday, June 24, the Trustees will meet at 10:30 am in the church library.
Will you be in 5th -7th grade next school year (2012/2013), please join us for the new youth group, J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) on June 24 from 5-7 pm.
Mark your calendars for Annual Strawberry Festival is set for June 30.
News from the Northern Maine District from Kelly Santiago
A big hearty THANK YOU and WELL DONE to all the Northern Maine District churches!! Through your efforts and the efforts of eagle eyes who covered churches that may not have been present to contribute to the CCYM check challenge (formally called the penny challenge) NME was the only district to have 100% participation of their churches. And if that wasn’t good enough…. The results are as follows…..
9th place Metro/Boston Hope $281
8th place CT/Western Mass $392
7th place Rhode Island/SE Mass $427
6th place Tri-State $543
5th place Central Mass $695
4th place Mid Maine $953
3rd place New Hampshire (our former rivals!) $1155
2nd place Vermont (one to keep an eye on) $1339
And of course…
1st place Northern Maine $3592.48 !!!!!
We have set the bar high now we will have to try to continue to exceed the expectations of those around us. All totaled the CCYM raised $9377.48
In honor of our graduates:
In honor of Rachel Ann Prescott, graduate of Hampden Academy. She is headed to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Love, Diana, David, Meredith and Eleanor Prescott.
In honor of Amelia Nealley, from Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. Biology major. Daughter of Julie and David Nealley, from Bob, Laura and Joshua Osborne.
In honor of John Madigan from the University of Maine. He majored in Construction Management and Engineering Technology, from his parents Steve and Beth Mockler.
In honor of a graduate:
From: Anne, Jim and Sarah Tatgenhorst
Last month, Vicki Churchill graduated from Beal College.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
In honor Albert H. Bishop and in memory of Robert G. Hubbard from David and Leanne Bishop.
In honor of Albert H. Bishop from Norma and family.
In honor of Bob Osborne from son Joshua Osborne.
In honor of Richard Boss and memory of Glendon “Bung” Ward from Debbie Boss.
In memory of Gene Clement and John Lawrence from the Clement family.
In memory of Harold B. Lee and Ray Moody from Earl and Gloria Lee.
In honor of Steve Mockler from John and Libby Mockler.
In honor of Dave Dilworth and in memory of Jeff Peet from Jason and Kristin Peet.
In honor of our father and grandfather, Dallas Franklin Etchison from Diana, Rachel, Meredith and Eleanor Prescott.