From the Pastor

Showing items filed under “Mid-week”

Midweek Message - April 6, 2016

Dear Friends,

This Sunday we will continue our 3-week series on the environment, leading to Earth Day on April 22.  Mark Norris will again bring the message.  For those not here last week (it was the week after Easter!!), Mark’s message was very well received, and those of us who heard it are really looking forward to this coming Sunday’s theme:  Creation Care.  (A sound-only recording of Mark’s message is posted on our website.  You can find the link on the homepage:  www.rumcweb.org)  This is a series that offers many ways that we can live out the call of the scriptures, and a study/devotional guide is being prepared for each week.  You will find the study guides on the same site as the messages.  Check it out!

Don’t miss this Saturday evening’s Coffee House with our own Washed Anew and special guest band Silhouette Song, returning by popular acclaim!  The music will encourage you and fill your heart, and the fellowship around the dinner table is always a treat.  You can preview Silhouette Song’s music at www.reverbnation.com/silhouettesong

Be sure to ask a youth or two about their experience at their retreat last weekend!  (Hint:  Ask them to tell you about the Giant Swing and Human Foosball!)  By all accounts, it was a special weekend for youth and their counselors.

If you haven’t already, please be sure to make your calendars for the piano and organ concert to be offered on Sunday, April 17, at 4 pm in the Sanctuary.  Kelly Renner and Steve Stem are preparing a very special musical program for that day.  Bring your friends.  I’ve been hearing some of the rehearsals, and I am sure you won’t be disappointed!

See you on Sunday!

Blessings on you,

Posted by Vivian McCarthy with

Midweek Message - March 2, 2016

Dear Friends,

This week our worship will center on FOCUS – the 4th essential element of the Daniel Plan.  We live in a stressful, fast-paced time when we are pulled from one thing to the next with scarcely time to breathe.  The Daniel Plan calls out to us to Focus on what it important and to Focus in such a way that we pay attention to what keeps us healthy and whole – and thus better able to parent and live in community with healthy relationships. 

As we approach Palm/Passion Sunday, please note that on March 20, our services will begin on the front lawn if the weather cooperates.  (If the weather does not cooperate, we will begin in the Narthex.)  Whether we begin inside or out, there will be about 20 chairs in the Narthex for those who find it difficult to stand for roughly 15 minutes.  We will enter the sanctuary singing, following the reading of the story of the Palm Sunday Procession. 

During Holy Week we will again walk through the drama of Jesus’ last week on earth with services on Holy Thursday and Good Friday at 7 pm as well as a community service on Good Friday at noon.  On Easter we will again have 3 services, the first at 7:30 am with an informal breakfast, led by the praise band.  At 8:30 and 10:30 am, the services will be spirited traditional, with several choirs participating, including the brass, youth, children and handbells.

Don’t miss the youth group’s Star Wars Theme Spaghetti Dinner on March 12 (see below for ticket and other information) and the Chili Cookoff on the next day after church!

See you on Sunday!

Blessings on you,

Posted by Vivian McCarthy with

Previous12345678910 ... 1718