May - June 2013 - Shiloh United Methodist Church

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May - June 2013 - Shiloh United Methodist Church
Shiloh Church Newsletter!
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19731 Shiloh Church Road
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Shiloh United Methodist Church
Morning Worship @ 9:15am — Church School @ 10:40AM
Pastor Ken’s Office: (301)797-4083 & Cell: (301)991-7839
Church E-mail Address: [email protected]
Pastor Ken’s E-mail Address: [email protected]
Church Website Address: www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com
Dear Shiloh Members & Friends,
On Sunday, May 19th, Shiloh U.M.C will celebrate Pentecost.
Pentecost is the birth of the church and is that long season when
we focus on our life of discipleship in the church between the first resurrection from the dead and the last. It is no accident that Pentecost begins with
the Spirit. Indeed, Christian life cannot exist without the first gift of Christ to
those who believe.
Without the Holy Spirit in our lives we cannot stand up to the spiritual forces of evil that separate us from God and one another.
St. Paul advised the Ephesians “to put on the whole armor of God
that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” We are to put
on the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit. As St. Paul wrote, “such weapons we fight
with are not weapons of the world.” The Lord has given us the resources to
fight those spiritual battles against evil, sin, discouragement, doubt, and
despair that we often experience in our world.
The Holy Spirit is the presence of Jesus for us today. Through the
Holy Spirit, God is still among us as a guide and source. The Spirit helps
us experience God’s love and grace in our lives, and serves as God’s comforting presence. Guiding and directing us in conformity to God’s will. The
Spirit transforms us, touches us, and enables us to carry on the mission of
the church in the world and God’s will on earth.
When a person confesses Christ as his Lord, he/she receives the
promise of eternal life and immediately becomes a member of God’s family
and a part of Christ’s spiritual body. One of the proofs of true Christian living is a desire to be with God’s people. “We know that we have passed
from death to life because we love the brethren.” (John 3:14) When people
have the Holy Spirit living within them they want to enjoy fellowship and to
share with one another. The fellowship life of the church nourishes the faith
of all believers. Also, the Holy Spirit produces fruits in our lives which manifest themselves in the nine gifts of the spirit:
Love
Patience
Faithfulness
Joy
Kindness
Gentleness
Peace
Generosity
Self Control
Yet, everyday life, crowded with incessant demands, can deaden
ones spiritual receptivity. Take a young housewife and mother. Her husband’s due home from work and she is trying to make dinner, bottlefeed her
infant son, and watch his sister all at once. By the time she puts the son to
bed, her daughter is outside, standing in a puddle in her best shoes. And
by the time she brings her in,, the cat has jumped up on the kitchen counter
and eaten the dinner.
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Shiloh U.M.C. Vision Statement
Having experienced firsthand the redeeming love of God, Shiloh United
Methodist Church feels compelled to share that love with others by making disciples of Jesus Christ through growth, outreach and ministry to our
community and world.
The wife and mother is juggling more activities than
she can give attention to. She can’t focus on the
things of her own household let alone the spiritual
things o Heaven.
The same with her soon-to-be-home husband… he can barely keep his head above water on
the immediate demands, let alone have time to think
about spiritual matters. Yet, part of living a spiritual
life comes from reminding ourselves that no matter
how hurried or busy we are that the Holy Spirit is
with us twenty0four hours a day. We need to remember that nothing is too common to be exalted.
In the course of a day there are many times when
we need to remind ourselves that God is with us. I
like to call this “practical” spirituality. We need to
sense God’s presence and thank God for the ordinary times of life.
The alarm clock that rouses us from sleepTHANK GOD FOR THE GIFT OF TIME.
The cup of coffee or the hurried breakfast—
THANK GOD FOR THE GIFT OF FOOD.
The crowded subway, bus, train, or highway where everyone does the unexpected—THANK
GOD FOR THE GIFT OF WORK WHICH CREATES.
In the course of the workday, someone
yells, “I’ve had fourteen complaints about such and
such; “Don’t do that again.” - THANK GOD FOR
CHALLENGES.
In Christ’s Service,
Pastor Ken
P.S. Remember to wear “red” for Pentecost!
Easter
Egg Hunt
Thank you to all who
helped, donated or attended the Easter Egg Hunt.
We had 84 children hunt eggs.
We hid over 2,000 plastic filled
& hard boiled eggs.
During the months of June/July Shiloh U.M.C. will participate in a worship and
Sunday school study called, “Irresistible Invitation: Responding to the Extravagant Heart
of God” by the Rev. Dr Maxie Dunnam. Dr Dunnam is the author of more than 40 books,
served as editor of “The Upper Room,” creator of the Walk to Emmaus, and served as
president of the World Methodist Council. He is presently a director of the Board of
Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church and serves as the chancellor of Asbury
Theological Seminary where he also served as president for 14 years.
During the months of July/August we will continue our Spiritual Gifts focus during
worship and Sunday School by participating in a study called, Treasurers of the Transformed Like, satisfying your souls thirst for more by Rev. John Ed Mathisn. The class will
challenge you in the areas of service, prayer, attendance, financial gifts, and commitment.
Our new Bishop is encouraging all the churches in the Baltimore/Washington Conference
to become Acts II churches. One of the fruits of an Acts II church is that 90% of the worshipping congregation is actively involved in ministry. This study will help us identify
ways to respond to the invitation given by God to do His ministry.
In Christ’s Services,
Pastor Ken
Kick-off
June 9, 2013 @ 4:00pm
Mothers Day & Fathers Day
June 10th - 13th
There will be envelops in the back of
the church to put $1.00 in Honor or
Memory of a Mother or Father.
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Due: May 6th (Mother’s Day)
Due: June 10th (Father’s Day)
Spiritual Gift Study Coming This Summer!
V.B.S
Everywhere
Fun Fair
Please give to Nevalene or Tammy.
(you may also put in the offering plate)
Dinner at 5:30pm
Bible School begins at 6:00pm
Please see Nevalene or Tammy
if interested in helping
Announcements
Happy Anniversary
May
1 Cody Jones
6 Kimberly Martin
11 Sondie Barnhart
12 Cecelia Renner
12 Jim Barnhart
13 Sarah Fizer
14 Gene Lemen
14 James Koontz Sr
17 Edgar Pryor
17 Margie Dentler
20 Evan Frey
23 Gerald Frey Jr
25 Amber Keck
27 Joan Hurd
28 Wayne Wallech
31 Pamela Mease
June
1 Hunter Barnhart
2 Jeffery Parks
3 Zachary Frey
4 Ross Roberts
5 Terri Shank
7 Christopher Taylor
11 Dianne Keller
12 Kenneth Fizer
14 Margo Trovinger
14 Mark Trovinger
14 Richard Beckwith
15 Jay Doyle
16 Ronald Boyd
26 Jessica Feigley
27 Arjean Ritter
27 Casey Lynn Davis
28 Shannon Uzelac
30 Michael Gardner
May
4 Charles & Joyce Jones
12 Scott & Krista Feigley
12 Bobby & Pamela Noble
19 Jacob & Ashley Doyle
25 Timothy & Doris Snouffer
28 Charles & Ann Brown
June
5 Rev Ken & Nancy Fizer
7 Ronald & Bonnie Boyd
8 Charles & Lois Patton
8 Roy & Patricia Brown
May 19th at 5:00pm
Covered Dish
Open to all Women.
(Men wanted to serve and help)
Sympathy Notes for
families of:
Eleanora Miller
and
Margaret Hinman
The Adult Choir will be on summer break
from June 30th to September 1st. Special music will be offered each week. If
you would like to sing or play an instrument during the worship service, a sign
up sheet is available at the church.
Happy Hearts Luncheon
In the church social hall
Tuesday, May 28th, 12:00pm
9 Kenneth & Linda Fizer
17 Jeff & Rhonda Parks
20 Artie & Sondie Barnhart
22 Jeff & Cecelia Renner
Mother’s Day Banquet
Choir Update!
Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference
23 Marvin & Linda Ridenour
Wednesday, May 29th - Friday, May 31st
26 Jerry & Jessica Barnhart
Lay Delegate: Fran Taylor
Joint Church Council Meeting
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Shiloh: 6:30pm
Shiloh/Otterbein:7:30pm
Graduation
Sunday
June
9th
2013
SHILOH FUN FEST
Saturday Sept 14th 8-2pm
As you are spring cleaning remember to
hold onto your things for the FEST
Be
Be understanding to your enemies.
Be loyal to your friends.
Be strong enough to face the world each day.
Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone.
Be generous to those who need your help.
Be frugal with what you need yourself.
Be wise enough to know that you do knot know
everything.
Be foolish enough to believe in miracles.
Be willing to share your joys.
Be willing to share the sorrows of others.
Be a leader when you see a path others have
missed.
Be a follower when you are shrouded by the
mists of uncertainty.
Be the first to congratulate an opponent who succeeds.
Be the last to criticize a colleague who fails.
Be sure where your next step will fall, so that you
will not stumble.
Be sure of your final destination, in case you are
going the wrong way.
Be loving to those who love you.
Be loving to those who do not love you, and they
may change.
Above all, be yourself!
A CREED TO LIVE BY
Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself
with others. It is because we are different that
each of us is special.
Don’t set your goals by what other people deem
important. Only you know what is best for you.
Don’t take for granted the things closest to your
heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for
without them life is meaningless.
Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living
in the past or for the future. By living your life one
day at a time, you live all the days of your life.
The Time Is Now
If you are ever going to love me,
Love me now, while I can know
The sweet and tender feelings
Which from true affection flow.
Love me now
While I am loving.
Do not wait until I’m gone
And then have it chiseled in marble,
Sweet words on ice-cold stone.
If you have tender thoughts of me,
Please tell me now.
If you wait until I am sleeping,
Never to awaken,
There will be death between us,
And I won’t hear you then.
So, if you love me, even a little bit,
Let me know it while I am loving
So I can treasure it.
Mother's Day Recipe A full pan decorated with fruit to make a flowery design
Use an array of colorful fruits to create a gorgeous garden you and your kids can munch on together.
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3 tablespoonsbutter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40)regular marshmallows
- OR 4 cupsminiature marshmallows
6 cupsKellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
- OR 6 cupsKellogg's® Cocoa Krispies® cereal
Fresh strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, kiwifruit, apples and/or raspberries
Canned frosting or decorating gel
Food coloring
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fect. It is a fragile thread that binds us to each
other.
Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking
chances that we learn to be brave.
Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to
give love, the fastest way to lose love is to hold it
too tightly, and the best way to keep love is to give
it wings.
Don’t dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams
is to be without hope, to be without hope is to be
without purpose.
Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not
Don’t give up when you still have something to
only where you’ve been but also where you’re gogive. Nothing is really over… until the moment you
ing. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored
stop trying.
each step of the way.
Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perNancye Sims
1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove
from heat.
2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking
spray. Cool. Cut fruits into flower shapes and arrange on top. Use tinted frosting to add flower stems and
grass. Cut into 2-inch squares. Serve the same day.
Microwave Directions: In microwave-safe
bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for
3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth.
Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave
cooking times may vary.
Note:
For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be
substituted for marshmallows.
Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.