HHUMC Weekly Highlights
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Prayer-Grant , O Merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (excerpted from p. 232 Proper 16, Collects: Contemporary, The Book of Common Prayer. Church Publishing Inc. New York. Copyright 1979)
Scripture for Sunday
Psalm 84 pp. 472-473. NRSV
1 Kings 8: (1,6, 10-11) 22-30, 41-43 pp. 271-273, NRSV
Sermon: “Solomon’s Temple”
Worship Assistants: August 26
Acolyte: Nick Gauthier
Greeter: Laurie March
Ushers: Bob and Cynthia Sousa, David Ledford
Nursery Helper: Angela Damboise
Counters: Gloria Lee and Angela Damboise
Fellowship: Finance Committee
Ellingwood’s Wood Corner:
August 26-Linda Mosley
September 2, 2012-Holy Communion with Pastor David Nicol. 10 am church meeting for quarterly business.
September 9-Linda Bright
Please pray for the following:
Mapleton Dot Matson
Mars Hill Sue Brown
Mattawamakeag Leon Robinson
Milbridge Lyn Blevins
Next week will be the last week of summer hours. Monday, September 3 office will be closed for Labor Day. Office will return to regular hours on Tuesday, September 4.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 am to 2 pm
Tuesdays-8 am to 11:30 am. Fridays-office closed
Evening prayer service will be offered Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm to 7 pm.
“Breathing Under Water” group meets Wednesday evenings at 7 pm after evening prayer service in the choir room.
Worship Committee will meet Sunday, September 2 at 10:30 am in the church library.
Pastor Reeni Cipullo, associate pastor of Christian Formation needs volunteers for church school on the following dates: August 26, and September 2. Please contact Pastor Reeni directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 9th will be Rally Day. In addition to the start of Sunday school we will be presenting bibles to kids in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. We will also have a “Backpack Blessing” during our worship service. Please have your kids bring their school backpack to church with them to have it blessed for the new school year. Each family will receive a sheet of “Blessings” that can be put in your child’s lunchbox or backpack.
R U Ready for MessFest? Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 9 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, for all youth 5th-12th grades. see: https://hhumchighlights.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/r-u-ready-for-mess-fest/
Needs Our Help in September:
Laundry Detergent Dish Soap
Hot Cereal Juice
Cold Cereal Coffee
Pancake Mix Canned Soups
Spaghetti Sauce Pasta
Powdered Milk Evaporated Milk
Peanut Butter Jellies and Jams
Canned Meat Canned Beans
Macaroni and Cheese
Health and Beauty Products
Soap Tooth Paste
Toilet Paper Diapers size 4-6
The Twenty Year Challenge
September is the month that Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church supports our local food cupboard. The needs of our community change with the seasons, children go back to school and receive breakfast and lunch there, but elders who have eaten from their gardens all summer come back, family members who worked out of town all summer return. The need for healthy, easy to prepare foods continues with an emphasis on proteins: canned meats and fish, peanut butter, baked beans, quick meals and low sugar fruits. The Hampden Neighborhood Food Cupboard turns 20 this year; can we collect 200 items each week in September to fill the shelves for the coming cold months?
An additional reminder that non-food essentials such as toilet paper, soap, detergent, laundry soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and feminine hygiene items are not available with food stamps. Please add these very necessary items to your grocery cart.