Monthly Archives: April 2018

April 22nd Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
April 22, 2018 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song “This is the Day” UMH #657

Prelude

Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
One: We were lost and going astray.
All: ​The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters.
One: But now we returned to our shepherd.
All: ​He restores my soul. He leads me in the path of righteousness for his namesake.
One: We have heard the call of the guardian of our souls.
All: ​Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, for thou art with me.
One: This is the gate of our shepherd, the door to eternal life.
All: ​Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “He Has Made Me Glad” SUMH #2270

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time – “Camping Has So Many Great Memories” – After prayers – Sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Love the Lord Your God” SUMH #2168

SHARING THE WORD

First Reading ​Acts 4:5-12 ​Page ?
Second Reading ​Galatians 5:22-26 Page 948

Message “Three Simple Rules” Pastor Gary &
Edith Bogart

Prayer

*Hymn “The Summons” SUMH #2130

Benediction

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ Diana Hicks Nursery Liz Grossman
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

April 15th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
April 15, 2018 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Camping Sunday

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song “This is the Day” UMH #657

Prelude

Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
One: ​What joy it is to welcome you this day!
All: ​We are grateful and happy to be here.
One: ​Christ, the Good Shepherd, invites you to walk with Him.
All: ​We accept that invitation, confident in his guidance.
One: ​Be ready to serve the Lord in all that you do, for his love has been poured upon you.
All: ​Open our hearts and spirits this day, Lord, to receive your holy words and to be challenged in our service to you. Amen.

Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “He Has Made Me Glad” SUMH #2270

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time – “Camping Has So Many Great Memories” – After prayers – Sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Love the Lord Your God” SUMH #2168

SHARING THE WORD

Old Testament Reading ​Psalm 4 Page 425
New Testament Reading Galatians 5:22-26 Page 948

Message “Three Simple Rules” Pastor Gary &
Edith Bogart

Prayer

*Hymn “The Summons” SUMH #2130

Benediction

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ Dan Palmer
Nursery Doris Graham
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

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Calendar

Sunday, April 15, 2018 – Camping Sunday
9:30 am – Adult Bible Study
9:45 am – Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship
11:30 am – Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
for Camp

Monday, April 16, 2018
5:30 pm – Movie/Potluck

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
2:00 pm – Card Making Party

Thursday, April 19, 2018
1:00 pm – UMW Meeting
4:00 pm – Church Clean-up

Sunday, April 22, 2018
9:30 am – Adult Bible Study
9:45 am – Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Newsletter Deadline

April 8th Service

Holy Humor Sunday

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song “How Great is Our God” Overhead

Prelude

Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
One: We gather in the name of the risen Lord.
All: ​Christ is risen! Alleluia!
One: We gather as sisters and brothers of the resurrected one.
All: ​Christ is risen! Alleluia!
One: We gather to share our faith and worship God.
All: ​Christ is risen! Alleluia!
One: We gather to proclaim the good news of Easter!
All: ​Christ is risen! Alleluia!

Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

Humor Time

*Hymn “I Am a Christian” Overhead

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time – “Children Have Humor” – After prayers – Sing the Children out “Jesus Loves Me” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Lovely Noise” Overhead

SHARING THE WORD
First Reading ​Acts 4:32-35 ​Page 888
*Gospel Reading ​John 20:19-31​Page 883

Message “Peace Be With You!” “God loves you and so do I and there is nothing you can do about it!” Pastor Gary

Prayer

*Hymn “Mighty to Save” Overhead

Humor Time

Benediction

One: Go now with the love of God, the grace of Jesus Christ, and the​fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
All: ​Christ is risen! Alleluia!
One: Go to share your faith and your lives.
All ​Christ is risen! Alleluia!
One: Go to proclaim the good news of Easter.
All: ​Christ is risen! Alleluia!

Church Life
Sunday, April 8, 2018 – Holy Humor Sunday​
​9:45 am – Sunday School
​10:30 am – Worship

Monday, April 9, 2018
​ 5:30 pm – Movie/Potluck​

Sunday, April 15, 2018
​ 9:30 am – Adult Bible Study
​​9:45 am – Sunday School
​10:30 am – Worship
​11:30 am – Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Camp

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ Mark Gaultney
Nursery Joyce Twiss
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

Important Announcements

Monday night movie/potluck will begin on April 9th, at 5:30 pm. Bring a dish to pass and enjoy the fellowship. All are welcome.

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Adult Bible Study begins Sunday, April 15th. We will be studying Hebrews from the New Testament. To be prepared for our first class together please read and be ready to discuss chapters 1, 2 and 3. Please remember that our class is an open class so if you are not able to make a class you are indeed welcome to rejoin at any time. Our plan is to meet for six classes with the final class being on May 20th.

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Please plan to join us after the worship service SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 for the FAMOUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUND RAISER. We are raising funds to sponsor kids in our church family to go to SUMMER CAMP. It’s a very worthy endeavor to allow the kids a chance to learn more about fellowship and fun in JESUS. We thank you for your generous support!! 😊

Pastor’s Ponderings

While pastoring on the Keryx Weekend back in February at Carson City Correctional Facility, one of the inmates working on the weekend shared “Father’s Love Letter: An Intimate Message from God to You.” I and so many others have been moved as to how it makes an impact on our spirits. There are many ways that Scripture can be drawn together to be used to show God’s love for us. Scripture tells us that Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Resurrection Easter Sunday all show us how much God the Father loves each of us. May this reading bless you during Holy Week and for all times.

Pastor Gary

F A T H E R ’ S L O V E L E T T E R
An intimate message from God to you.
My Ch i l d ,
You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1 I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2 I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31 For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27 In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28 For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28 I knew you even before you were conceived.
Jeremiah 1:4-5 I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12 You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16 I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26 You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14 I knit you together in your
mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13 And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6 I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me. John 8:41-44 I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16 And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 1 John 3: 1 Simply because you
are my child and I am your Father. 1 John 3:1 I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.
Matthew 7:11 For I am the perfect father. Matthew 5:48 Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. James 1:17 For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. Matthew 6:31-33 My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11 Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalm 139:17-18 And I rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 I will never stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40 For you are my treasured possession. Exodus 19:5 I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. Jeremiah 32:41 And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3 If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29 Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 For it is I who gave you those desires. Philippians 2:13 I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20 For I am your greatest encourager. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18 As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11​One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4 And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. John 17:23​For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. John 17:26 He is the exact representation of my being. Hebrews 1:3 He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31 And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10 I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23 And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Romans 8:38-39 Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7 I have always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is… Will you be my child? John 1:12-13 I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32

Announcements and Stuff

Adult Sunday School Bible Study

Pastor Gary will be leading an Adult Sunday School Bible Study starting Sunday April 15th and continuing for five weeks ending on May 13th. We will be looking at the book of Hebrew with special emphasis on how it affirms so much of the Old and New Testament. Class will run from 9:30 – 10:15 am.

Holy Week Schedule

Thursday, March 29, 2018
6:30 pm – Holy Thursday Service at Whitehall Campus of Montague UMC
Friday, March 30, 2018
2:00 pm – Good Friday Service at CUMC
Sunday, April 1, 2018 – Easter Sunday
9:30 am – Early Gathering
9:45 am – Breakfast Served
10:30 am – Easter Celebration

CLAYBANKS CAMP COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES THE EVENT
WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR:
Please plan to join us after the worship service SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 for the FAMOUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUND RAISER. We are raising funds to sponsor kids in our church family to go to SUMMER CAMP. It’s a very worthy endeavor to allow the kids a chance to learn more about fellowship and fun in JESUS. We thank you for your generous support!! 😊

Nigerian Well Project Update

To date we have earned $2,653.25, close to half the money for the well. We will continue to have more fund-raisers for this project so be watching for them as we add them to the Upcoming Events. Something different is being planned for each month through September as well as a few continuing projects. At that time, we hope to have 100% of the total needed and be able to purchase the well by November 1st.

Up Coming Fundraising Events
• The month of March – Used Book Sale
• Now until September 30–Pop can Drive
• April 15th–Pancake Breakfast (fundraiser to help send our youth to camp)
• May 20th – Grilled Hot Dog and Hamburger Luncheon
• June 10th – Salad Bar Luncheon
• July – Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Pop Can Drive

As another way to collect for our Nigerian Well Project, we will be collecting returnable pop cans. We have set a container by the “Well” table in the fellowship hall. We also have a large box in the back classroom for larger donations. What an easy way to donate to a worthy cause without using your cash! PLUS, just think, you don’t have to remember to take them to the store yourself! 😊 (We ask, please, that you rinse all cans so the church doesn’t get too stinky!)

Church Cleanup

It’s that time of year again when we gather together to clean-up the yard at the church. We will be meeting on April 19th at approx. 4:00 pm. The silver lining to this is, as usual, there will be a hot dog roast afterward. So, mark your calendars, get rested up and join us. You will want to bring your yard-working tools and your own hotdogs, etc.

Nursery Schedule

4/1 – Kathy Ohman
4/8 – Joyce Twiss
4/15 – Doris Graham
4/22 – Liz Grossman
4/29 – Edith Bogart

Ad Council Notes

It has been agreed that our church needs a better means of communication between the Ad Council and the congregation. For that reason, we will begin printing the highlights of the meetings in the newsletters.

March Ad Council Meeting
• Gary has signed up some folks to be a part of the training program “Active Shooter Prevention”. This will be sometime in May.
• Family Promise has been going well. We will continue to provide and serve a meal to the homeless 4 times per year.
• 8 youth are signed up for camp. The registration fee for all 8 have been paid. Kathy was able to get $800 in scholarships and $200 in rebates to help with this.
• There will be a Bible study starting April 15-May 20 on Hebrews.
• It was agreed to purchase a gas grill for the church. It will be used for our May hot dog/hamburger luncheon and be available for other events as well.
• The purchase of a 24 ft. extension ladder for church use was requested by the Trustees and was granted.

Glorious Morning

Over the hillside, the sunrise is coming. Gentle and warm
It wakes up the day.
Reflecting His light for Jesus has risen. Heaven and earth now join in the praise! Those who have seen Him now are believers,
And we who now by believing have seen. Lifting our voices in one mighty chorus, Jesus is Lord and Savior and King
Glorious morning Jesus is risen!
No tomb could hold Him,
No stone could seal.
Glorious morning, the world has a Savior! He is alive and His truth is revealed.

Eternity’s war fought through the ages Comes to an end at Calvary’s cross
And the tomb now is empty
Light shatters the darkness
Night that seemed endless gives way to the dawn
Oh! Glorious morning Jesus is risen!
No tomb could hold Him.
No stone could seal.
Glorious morning the world has a Savior! He is alive and His truth is revealed. Glorious morning Jesus is risen!

No tomb could hold Him
No stone could seal
Glorious morning the world has a Savior! He is alive and His truth is revealed. Glorious morning!!

Submitted by June Freeman

Was It a Morning Like This.

Was it a morning like this?
When the Son still hid from Jerusalem
And Mary rose from her bed
To tend to the Lord she thought was dead

Was it a morning like this?
When Mary walked down from Jerusalem
And two angels stood at the tomb
Bearers of news she would hear soon

Did the grass sing?
Did the earth rejoice to feel You again?

Over and over like a trumpet underground
Did the earth seem to pound, “He is risen!”
Over and over in a never-ending round
“He is risen, hallelujah, hallelujah!”

Was it a morning like this?
When Peter and John ran from Jerusalem
And as they raced towards the tomb
Beneath their feet was there a tune?

Did the grass sing?
Did the earth rejoice to feel You again?
Over and over like a trumpet underground
Did the earth seem to pound, “He is risen!”
Over and over in a never-ending round
“He is risen, hallelujah, hallelujah!”

Over and over like a trumpet underground
Did the earth seem to pound, “He is risen!”

Was it a morning like this?
When my Lord looked out on Jerusalem.
He is risen!
Hallelujah, hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Submitted by June Freeman

Upcoming Worship Schedule

April 1st – Acts 10:34-43 / John 20:1-18
“He Chose to Give Us Victory”
Easter Sunday

April 8th – Acts 4:32-35 / John 20:19-31
“Peace Be With You!”
Second Sunday of Easter/Holy Humor Sunday

April 15th – Psalm 4 / Galatians 5:22-26
“Three Simple Rules”
Third Sunday of Easter

April 22nd – Acts 4:5-12 / 1 John 3:16-24 / John 10:11-18
“Good Shepherd”
Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 29th – Psalm 22:25-31 / 1 John 4:7-21
“God Is Love”
Fifth Sunday of Easter