Prayer-Almighty and most gracious God, we come together and offer our praise and thanks, even as we offer these gifts from the abundance you have given us. Remind us that, through your word, you call us to care for one another, to share generously, and to treat the poor as those who are your beloved children. Remind us continually that there are blessings you have reserved for those who share generously with those who are in need. Bring us to the world that most resembles your Kingdom, where justice and compassion are shared like the air we breathe. In the name of Christ our Savior, we pray. Amen. (Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23. Prayer from UM Foundation Faith and Money September Resources, Offertory prayer for September 9)
Scripture for Sunday
Scripture Lesson James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a p. 982, NRSV
Scripture Lesson: Mark 9:30-37 p. 821, NRSV
Sermon: Pastor David Nicol
Worship Assistants: September 9
Lector: Kelly Santiago
Acolytes: Andrew Howes and Josh Osborne
Greeter: Bob and Elizabeth Clark
Nursery Helper: Amy Clement
Counters: Gloria Lee and Angela Damboise
Fellowship: Christian Education/Sunday School
Rally Day-September 9
Please join us this Sunday for Rally Day. During worship service we will have an installation of our Sunday school teachers, a backpack blessing, and will be presenting bible to kids in the 3rd and 4th grades.
Please remember to bring your school backpack to church with you for the backpack blessing. If you don’t have a backpack please bring another school related item with you for the blessing.
Don’t forget that worship time switches back to 10am this week! At 9am Pastor David will have his adult bible study class in the fellowship hall. Childcare will be available during the bible study class.
If you have any questions about Rally Day or Sunday school please give me a call at: (207)469-5871 or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellingwood’s Wood Corner:
September 9-Linda Bright
September 16-Kelly Santiago
September 23-Paul Rich
September 30-Linda Mosley
Please pray for the following:
• Orland Ralph Greene
• Orono Steve Smith
• Orrington First Brenda Leclerc
• Park St, Milo Michele St Cyr
Office hours will continue as follows:
Tuesdays from 8 am to 11 am
Wednesdays and Thursdays 8 am to 2 pm
Evening prayer service is held each Wednesday at 6:30 pm to 7 pm.
The “Breathing under Water” group meets Wednesday evenings after evening prayer from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the choir room.
R U Ready for Mess fest? It’s Sunday, September 9 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Mark your calendars for September 9 Sunday School “Rally Day.”
Nurture Committee will meet Sunday, September 9 at 11:30 am in the church library.
Worship Service moves back to 10 am next Sunday, September 9.
Our new Bishop, Bishop Devadhar will be visiting the Northern Maine district on Monday, September 17. The clergy will meet in the afternoon and clergy and laity will have a chance to meet the new bishop in the early evening. The meeting will be held at Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church.
This year’s charge conference will be Sunday, September 30. HHUMC’s SPRC will meet at 9 am, worship at 10 am, and charge conference at 11:30 am. Ellingwood’s Corner PPRC will meet at 2:30 pm and the charge conference will be held at 3:30 pm. Please save this date.
Jubilation Ringers has three players out of commission for the fall. If you read music, youth through adults are welcome to join us. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:30.Contact person: Tricia Clark 659-7286 or email@example.com
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