Remember worship starts at 9 am now through September 2.
Prayer: Help each of us, gracious God, to live in such magnanimity and restraint that the Head of the church may never have cause to say to any one of us, “This is my body, broken by you.” Amen. (For the Unity of Christ’s Body, UMH 564)
Scripture for Sunday, July 22
Scripture Lesson: Ephesians 2:11-22 p. 950, NRSV
Scripture Lesson 2 Samuel 7:1-14a p. 245-246
Sermon: The David Saga, Part I “A Holy Temple” Pastor David Nicol
HHUMC Worship Assistants: Special Music by VBS
Lector: Judy Rollins
Acolytes: Ellie Prescott
Greeter: Bob and Elizabeth Clark
Ushers: Jay Willey and Sue Wills
Nursery Helper: Angela Damboise
Counters: Gloria Lee and Marilyn Boulier
Ellingwood’s Wood Corner:
July 22-Linda Bright, Lay Speaker
July 29 and August 5-Debbie Calderwood, Lay Speaker
Ellingwood’s Corner SPRC will meet with Pastor David Nicol on Sunday, July 22 from 3:30 pm to 5 pm.
Please pray for the following and also please put these in your Sunday bulletin or prayer list each week.
• East Bucksport Peter Remick
• Easton Sue Brown
• Ellingwood’s Corner Mutual Ministry Team
• Ellsworth Susan Yaruta Young
Mark your calendars….
Don’t forget summer worship starts at 9 am; now through 9/2.
The church office will be closed July 23 and July 24. Office hours next week will be:
Wednesday and Thursday: 8 am to 2 pm. Friday (July 27) from 8 am to 11 am.
Endowment Committee will meet Sunday, July 22 at 10:30 am in the church library.
J.A.M. (5th-7th graders) will meet Sunday, July 22 from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Evening prayer service will be offered Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm to 7 pm beginning next Wednesday, July 25. Join us in prayer.
Finance Committee will meet next Wednesday, July 25 at 7 pm.
Worship Committee will meet at Tricia Clark’s home, 840 Broadway, Bangor. for its retreat on Saturday, July 28 from 9 am to 2 pm. Bring a dish to share (non-cook). The pool is open; so bring along a swimsuit and towel.
Nominating/Lay Leadership Committee will meet Sunday, August 5 at 10:30 am in the church library. Agenda: find a nominee for treasurer to complete the 2012 year.
Storyteller/Dramatist Hannah Shively presents the “The Hat” on Sunday, August 5 at HHUMC’s 9 am worship service.
The Admin. Council will meet Wednesday, August 8 at 7 pm.
Breathing Under Water…Finding Our Anchor
Please join us for an exploration of the two halves of life using the guidelines presented in the book “Breathing Under Water” by Richard Rohr. This offering will meet for fourteen Wednesdays starting July 25th at the Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road in Hampden. For more information and registration call 862-4195, or the facilitator Bill Lagerstrom at 862-5448. This group is open to everyone interested in their spiritual development.
Summer Music and Flowers
Summer is a time of bounty in Maine, beautiful long days, growing gardens, creative energy flowing. Please share your abundance by bringing in flowers for our sanctuary and sharing your musical gifts. The flowers need not be fancy; the fields and woods share their joy too, and several boxes have been planted with flower seeds in our back garden, please pick and share with our congregation. We need anthems, in past years Jenny and a few others, could be counted on to share a poem or short reading. You need not be musical, but for those who are Tricia said she would be happy to help. Please sign up on the sheets attached to the door, at the top of the stairs heading to Fellowship Hall.
A note from a HHUMC member:
Penobscot Equestrian Team will hold a spaghetti dinner at the Orono Senior Center on Pine St. in Orono on Saturday, August 11 from 4:30 pm to 6 pm. HHUMC member Cailynn Goss invites you to attend this event to help raise funds for the September Special Olympics Equestrian event in Skowhegan. Thanks.