Remember worship starts at 9 am now through September 2.
Sarum Blessing: God be in your head, and in your understanding. God be in your eyes, and in your looking. God be in your mouth, and in your speaking. God be in your heart, and in your thinking. God be at your end, and at your departing. (The United Methodist Book of Worship, 566. Copyright © 1992. The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by Permission.)
Scripture for Sunday
Scripture Lesson: 2 Samuel 11:1-15 p. 248, NRSV
Scripture Lesson 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a pp. 248-249, NRSV
Sermon: The David Saga, Part I “The Wife of Uriah” Pastor David Nicol
Worship Assistants: Special Music by Deanna Philbrick
Lector: Virginia Ledford
Acolytes: Hailey Cipullo
Greeter: Walter Travis and Lloyd Willey
Ushers: Bob and Elizabeth Clark
Nursery Helper: Jim Tatgenhorst
Counters: Darla King and Sue Wills
Ellingwood’s Wood Corner:
July 29 and August 5-Debbie Calderwood, Lay Speaker
Please pray for the following and also please put these in your Sunday bulletin or prayer list each week:
• Faith Columbia Dan Blevins
• First UMC, Lincoln Roy Richardson
• Fort Fairfield United Parish Diane Langworthy
• Franklin Jan Rhenow
Mark your calendars….
Don’t forget summer worship starts at 9 am; now through 9/2.
Summer Office hrs:
Tuesdays: 8 am to 11 am
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 8 am to 2 pm.
Endowment Committee will meet Sunday, July 29 at 10:30 am in the church library.
Evening prayer service will be offered Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm to 7 pm.
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.
Pastor Reeni Cipullo, associate pastor of Christian Formation needs volunteers for church school on the following dates: July 29 (this coming Sunday), August 5, 12, 19 and 26, and September 2. Pastor Reeni will be on vacation on August 5 and 12. Please contact Pastor Reeni directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. In other areas, Pastor Reeni is looking for old magazines to use in church school for collages.
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.
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.
Outreach Collecting School Supplies
HHUMC’s Outreach Committee is collecting school supplies for area children on behalf of Hampden Neighborhood Food Cupboard. Supplies will be collected through August 10. Drop off items in the bin in front of the outreach board in the fellowship hall. Supplies: colored and regular pencils, pens, crayons, glue sticks, markers, scissors for children, pencil boxes, notebooks, binders, rulers, lunch boxes, twin pocket folders with binder holes.