A Prayer for World Communion Sunday by Safiyah Fosua
Jesus prayed that we might be one.
One in spirit
One in mission
In union and communion with each other and with You.
Today, God, we confess fumblings and failures in accomplishing unity, as we set aside yet another day to remind ourselves of the task.
On this World Communion Sunday, give us eyes to recognize your reflection in the eyes of Christians everywhere.
Give us a mind to accept and celebrate our differences.
Give us a heart big enough to love your children everywhere.
We thank you for setting a table with space enough for us all! Amen.
From the Africana Worship Book, Year B, (Discipleship Resources, 2007) Used with permission.”Copyright General Board of Discipleship. http://www.GBOD.org Used by permission.”
Scripture for Sunday, October 7
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 pp. 970-971, NRSV
Mark 10:2-16 p. 822, NRS V
Sermon: Jesus, the One who Sanctifies Pastor David Nicol
HHUMC Worship Assistants:
Lector: Deanna Philbrick
Communion Stewards: Kelly Brooks, tba
Acolytes: Hailey Cipullo and Grace Clement
Greeters: Kathy Gallupe, Noel March, and Elaine Lewis
Ushers: Bob and Elizabeth Clark
Nursery helper: Jim Tatgenhorst
Counters: Kathy Gallupe and Gloria Lee
Ellingwood’s Wood Corner:
October 7-Pastor Reeni Cipullo-Holy Communion
Deb Calderwood-lay preacher
October 14-Judy Rollins
October 21-Kelly Santiago
October 28-Linda Bright
Please pray for the following:
• Vanceboro Sue Breisch
• West Lubec Bernie Hammond/Milo Haskins/Bruce McCarthy
• Wyman Lynn Blevins
Worship Committee will meet Sunday, October 7 at 11:30 a.m. in the library.
Sunday, October 7 is World Communion Sunday. World Communion Sunday is one of the six church-wide Special Sundays of The United Methodist Church. World Communion Sunday provides scholarships for U.S. racial- and ethnic-minority students and international students, on both undergraduate and graduate levels. World Communion Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday in October.
October 7’s stewardship speaker is Judy Rollins. New Consecration Sunday will be October 21; more information to come.
Join us for Sunday morning adult bible study at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall.
Bell choir rehearsal will be Wednesday, October 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The bell choir will play Sunday, October 14 at the 10 a.m. service. They will rehearse on October 14 at 8:30 a.m.
Evening prayer service is held each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The “Breathing under Water” group meets Wednesday evenings after evening prayer from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the choir room.
The Voice Choir practices are Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. New voice members are most welcome.
The Bell choir practices are on Mondays at 6 p.m.
Basic lay speaking class at HHUMC will be Saturdays, October 6, 13, and 20 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Additionally, there will also be an Advanced lay speaking class “Go Preach!” on Sundays, October 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can register for both classes through the Northern Maine District, c/o Kelly Santiago. Pastor David Nicol will be teaching both classes. Each class is $25 each.
The Administrative Council will meet on Saturday, October 20 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. A guest speaker will share information on the new stewardship program “New Consecration Sunday.” Please join us.
Join us for a Harvest Celebration on Saturday, October 20 from 6-8 pm.
Bean Hole Bean Supper will be Saturday, October 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Youth Groups will meet October 14 and 28 from 5-7 pm.
A new parenting group will kick off in October during youth group meetings on the second and fourth Sundays. It will meet from 5-7 pm on October 14 and 28. There will be bible study and Discussion raising children in a Christian home, as well as addressing difficult topics that your kids may approach you about. FMI please contact Pastor Reeni by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell phone at: 207-385-7327.