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-6150 Joseph Pascoe, Pastor Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00-12:00 Monthly Newsletter October 2012
Greetings in Jesus name, If you recall we have been looking at the change the world around us is so desperately seeking. The need is real and the desire of God is that we would live out His commission with all people in all places. Quite possibly over the last month you have looked at your relationships and realized there are many opportunities to live it out, but you just aren't sure how or ready to do it. Maybe you looked at your life and were able to identify people that you know wouldn't fall into the "friend" category, that is ok because it is quite possible that those people are the ones God is nudging you to make your mission field. Hopefully you have come to the realization that your identity is not your own but Christ's alone, and you are His and He will shine through you if you let Him. You might be wondering how you are going to make this mission field effective, or how you are going to be Grace in it? I have no doubt that some of you even have thoroughly justified reasons for the previous relationship status with those that you are frustrated. God's word says in Matthew 5:44 though that, "we are to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us". I might also add that God's love is for them as well as it is for you. There must be an understanding of the grace of God which has been done for and in you; it is that grace which will enable you to be Christ's love for and with them. My first charge for you/us is to pursue Righteousness and then living it out in action through radical acts of kindness. There must be great care taken in this commission though to not allow this to be works righteousness, or doing good deeds so that your salvation is evident for all to see, but rather let it be a mindset of your heart. You see Jesus Christ performed one huge act of kindness that gave all access to the Father through His blood. It is through that kindness that you are saved and it is through that kindness that you can offer hope to those who are desperately seeking it. A recent example of this was on our mission trip to Chillicothe. We had a chance to eat a nice meal together and our waitress was busy and from the worlds perspective not able to give us the greatest service as her patrons. She was slightly irritable and seemed to want to be anywhere but there at that moment. I happened to look at the bill when we were leaving and saw that the leader had left a huge tip. I asked him what gives as that was not a reflection of the service for sure, but expecting something radical. His response was, "Joe radical acts of kindness with no strings attached, that's how we are going to reach people with God's love". God's love for us with no strings attached! Grace.......Amen!!!! I realize that this might be easier with those you don't have a record of wrongs with, but God doesn't distinguish his grace between those lists. Rather he cancelled them for all of us by nailing them to the cross. The opportunity for you to make a difference is that much larger as those who don't deserve your grace get it. It is also in that relationship that you cannot perform, so you must rely on Him who is in you. You must allow Jesus Christ to shine through you. We have the ability to give the world what it needs. The evidence shows that it is needed, and it is real that we as Christians have what the world needs. Now is the time to start living it out. As you start seeking new "friends" and give God the chance to restore old ones. Lets start with HUGE RADICAL ACTS OF RANDOM KINDNESS! Allow Christ to change the world through you, don't try to understand who or where just act in love. IHG, Pastor Joe I am always looking for dialogue around any topic that has been written or email email@example.com
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Worship and Celebration Ministry Team News
Worship! We look forward to coming together before God and hearing His word. We encourage you to get involved in worship…be an assisting minister or greeter…lead a Children’s Moment…volunteer to share your gift of music or greeting others as they enter worship. Call any of the team members below to find out how you can serve. If anyone has any feedback or comments regarding worship, please contact anyone on the Worship and Celebration Ministry Team (Annette Andrew, Al Ormond, Glenda Campbell, Laurie Peters and Pastor Joe). See you in worship…
Sunday—An intimate time of prayer and fellowship. Time and place varies each week. See Annette Andrew for details. Two Prayer Times for Wednesday evenings: 7:00pm - New prayer time: We meet in the conference room for a time of structured and focused prayer, coming together as the body of Christ for corporate prayer. All are welcome. See Evonne Phillips or Laurie Peters for details. 7:30-10:00pm - Worship and Praise time: We meet in the sanctuary following worship band rehearsal. We worship with the I Worship DVD’s or other music for a personal time with the Lord. Afterwards we come together for prayer as the Spirit leads with prayers for the church, pastor and concerns of the congregation. All are welcome. See Bonnie Hurley for details. Outside we have a mailbox for prayers if you forget on Sunday or if the church isn’t open. Anyone in the community is welcome to use it so please tell others about it. God tells us where two or more are gathered in His name…There is also a prayer box in the back of the sanctuary for your convenience. We meet in the sanctuary before the service on Sunday mornings and everyone is welcome to join us. We pray for Pastor Joe and the worship service.
PASTOR JOE’S CALENDAR – October 2012
Office hours will be 9-12 Mon-Thurs. unless conflicting appointments or by appointment, Fri.-day off, Saturday-Sabbath, Tuesdays Men’s Breakfast at the VFW 8am, Wednesday 7pm Prayer, Sunday Youth 5:30-8pm 10/2 - Ministerial meeting. 10am 10/3 - Class 10am 10/4 - Worship meeting. 9am 10/7-8 - Youth Amazing Retreat 10/12-14 - Friends of Findley work weekend 10/15 - Class 2pm 10/16 - Sr. Luncheon 10/20 - Mission Dinner 3-9pm 10/22 - Class 2pm 10/25 - Missions meeting. 6pm 10/25 - LDT meeting. 7pm 10/28-11/1 - Vacation
Crop Walk which will take place Oct 7, beginning at the Little Valley Wesleyan Church at 1:00. More details to be announced in church as information becomes available. Let Pastor Joe know if you are interested. We have at least 5 people from our church walking that would love to have you sponsor them.
Youth Group Calendar for 2012-2013 year
Youth group will be starting back up September 16, 2012. All youth grades 6-12 are encouraged and invited to join us. We will be looking at separating into junior and senior high groups after the first meeting. Parents are also strongly encouraged to stay for the beginning of the first meeting. We look forward to partnering with you in this challenge of raising truly great kids in Gods Kingdom right now! See you all there. Pastor Joe Senior High - 5:30-7pm Junior High - 6:30-8pm September: 30 - Regular mtgs October 7-8 - Amazing Race ($59 per person) 14 - Regular mtg 21 - Regular mtg 28 - No MTG November 4 - Regular mtg 11 - Regular mtg 17-18 - Fall Gathering ($85 per person) 25 - NO MTG December 2 - Regular mtg 9 - Regular Mtg. 16 - Regular MTG 23 - Christmas Party (Combined Groups) 30 - NO MTG January 6 - Regular Mtg. 13 - Regular Mtg. 20 - Regular Mtg. 27 - DCYM Winter Event 4-8pm February 3 - Regular Mtg. 10 - Regular Mtg. 17 - Regular Mtg. 24 - Regular Mtg. March 3 - DCYM Worship @ BPUMC 10 - Regular Mtg. 17 - Regular Mtg. 24 - No Mtg. 31 - No Mtg. April 7 - Regular Mtg. 14 - Regular Mtg. 21 - Regular Mtg. 28 - Regular Mtg. May 5 - Regular Mtg. 12 - Regular Mtg. 19 - DCYM Worship @ Trinity UMC Olean 26 - No Mtg. 30-June 1 – Campout
Sunday School starts at 9:00am. There are classes for all ages from toddlers of parents attending a class right up through to the oldest adult desiring to be in fellowship with others seeking to learn more about the word of Christ.
EMERGENCY FOOD BANK
Don’t forget to bring in any of the following items any time to benefit the emergency food bank the Little Valley Ministerial Group is currently sponsoring which is being housed at the First Congregational Church. We're trying to serve right now on an emergency basis, and is available to anyone who resides within the boundaries of the Cattaraugus - Little Valley School District. There are no income guidelines to meet - we're just trying to fill a need in the community. Pastor Sue is at the church on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and may be reached at the church 938-6675. She may be contacted any other time at 640-4523. We'll arrange to have someone at the church to assist those in need. We need help from the participating churches to help supply food, as well as to get the word out to those who are in need. We need the following items - canned goods (soups, stew, fruit, tuna, meat, main dishes), pastas, cereals, juices, powdered milk. The items may be brought directly to First Congregational Church on Tuesday or Thursday, or brought to your church and Pastor Joe will make arrangements to get the items to us. Thanks for your support in our endeavor to be the compassion of Christ to those who need Him most. Pastor Sue Fish First Congregational Church
"Brownie" girl scout meetings (2nd & 3rd grade girls)
Every Thursday October thru May 5:30pm to 7pm @ LVUMC. See Jennifer Frentz for more information.
LV MISSIONS IN ACTION
LV UMC will team with ROAR Missions and Love, Inc. to provide items for persons without homes in Ohio. As we serve, we hope to learn how to better serve in our own community. Please support this outreach with your donations of tarps and blankets or a financial donation for the items to be purchased. Thanks!
We had our first choir rehearsal this past Tues. and we sure could use a few more voices! It’s a fun time, it’s an opportunity to use the gift of music if God has given that to you and those who are already involved would surely welcome you. Next rehearsal is Oct. 2 at 7PM
Fall is here and that means school has started, the temperature is getting cooler & cold temps are right around the corner. We have seen a marked increase of traffic in the clothes closet this year, people are looking for long sleeved shirts, sweat shirts, pants, boots, hats & mittens. We are in real need of jeans for toddlers thru youth (boys & girls) & men’s. Winter coats & hoodies of all sizes & gently used boots for kids right thru adult sizes. If you can help us with any clothing, boots, etc. It would be greatly appreciated. We ask please that all items are clean with no holes or rips.
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘Raca’, is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell. Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:22-24 NIV
Deposit Bottles and Cans
Don’t forget, if you hate the messy job of taking back your returnable cans and bottles, donate them to the youth and let them do it. Every little bit will help and they add up fast. It will help them raise money for their activities. Did you know water and juice bottles now have a deposit on them?
The mission team has met and set our dinner schedule for the 2012-2013 years all dinners will be from 4:30pm-7:00pm. The first dinner October 20th will be spaghetti & meatballs with breads & rolls, salad bar, drink & desert & price will be a donation. We invite you all to come, invite your neighbors & family, enjoy a good meal with great fellowship & support your mission team. You will be hearing more exciting plans of reaching out in our community to be the hands & feet of Christ.
Need a special gift for a birthday, anniversary or just because. What a wonderful opportunity to order an arrangement to have placed on the altar in honor of someone special that you can give to them afterwards. Contact Harriet ahead of time with your money to make those arrangements if you’d like to do flowers for the altar on any given week. This is a small way you can help to beautify our altar on Sunday morning, help out the committee and have a lovely gift all at the same time. Please consider doing this.
2012 IRON SHARPENS IRON MEN’S CONFERENCE
Sat, Oct. 27th from 8:30AM-4:55 PM This Conference is for Men of All Ages More information on the Narthex table or check with Randy Peters
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES
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Bill Perkins Pastor Joe Pascoe Jackie Emborsky Tom Fellows Michael Grey Alivia Rose Williams Christine Minnekine Jim Gassman Jean Newhouse Jaymie Rutherford Kyle Andrew
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Dave & Jaymie Rutherford Bob & Harriet Schauman Cory & Jenna Hendricks Bobbie Jo and Allan Ormond Jeff & Ginger Horth
If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God: You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock – the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. Deuteronomy 28:1-6 NIV
Keep those toner/ink cartridges coming! Please keep those empty toner cartridges coming but the rule is that they do not want any cartridge larger than you can hold in your hand so just the smaller ones please. Thank you again. Harriet We are still saving Campbell Soup labels. Thank you for your support. mmm mmm good. Included in those labels along with Campbell soups are V-8, Spaghettio's, Pepperidge Farms, Franco American, Swanson, Prego and Market Day products. Plastic Squeeze Bottles, Plastic Laundry Scoops and Film Cans We are still saving those film cans, laundry scoops and plastic bottles with caps, such as dish detergent, cleaners, shampoos, conditioners and beauty liquids come in. Ones that are approximately 10-30 ounces are what she is looking for. If you have any, please rinse them out and give to Bobbie Jo. Thank you to those that have contributed. NEEDED – On a regular basis we use the following things for our dinners, latch and coffee hour. If you are so led to get any of these things now or from time to time, we would greatly appreciate it. Maxwell House regular and Folgers decaf coffee, Swiss Miss instant chocolate in the bulk canister Hawaiian Punch – Gallon Size, 2 Liter size 7up (or the cheaper equivalent). We also could use about a dozen large heavy dish towels and some dish cloths. Thank you everyone who has donated items in the past!! Bill Perkins Attention! Don’’t Throw Away That Empty Cartriidge!! Briing Don t Throw Away That Empty Cartr dge Br ng iit to church!! t to church Box Tops for Education The Cattaraugus Little Valley School is collecting Box Tops for Education. You find them on many food, household and personal care products. Laurie has placed a collection box on top of the mailboxes by the glass doors. She will distribute half of those collected to each school. We appreciate your help. Wanted: Your input for the Pathfinder If you are planning an event for the church, please remember to get the information into the pathfinder. What a better way to get that information out to the many people who receive it. If it is an ongoing event, and it changes, remember to notify us of that change. Send us news of your ministry team, church group, community and personal happenings, upcoming events, original short stories or poems, testimonies, praises and concerns, want-ads. Photos may be submitted with articles. The number of photos and clipart that we can handle in each issue is limited. We will try to include these whenever possible. Photos should be bright and close-up. Dark photos and landscapes do not show up well in the black and white printed edition. Copyrighted material must have the permission of the author to be used. Internet material should have the name and permission of the originator. Articles may be submitted electronically by disk or e-mail [preferred method] to PathfinderLVUMC@aol.com, left at the church office or given to Bobbie Jo. Little Valley UMC website – CHECK IT OUT! Surf on over to the new and improved www.littlevalleyumc.org We have a feature to help us plan for the events and ministries. We have a centralized, on-line calendar for everyone to view. You can link to the calendar from the church homepage (). If anyone would like to add dates/events to the calendar, send an email to the office or to the pastor. If you are a ministry team leader and would like to add events to the calendar, let me know and I will get the login information.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS OCTOBER
2 Tue Men’s Group @ VFW 8:00am/WIC 9:00/Ministerial Meeting 10:00/Choir 7:00 3 Wed Praise Band 5:30/Prayer 7:00/Prayer & Praise Night 7:30 4 Thu Worship Team Meeting 9:00am/Brownies 2 & 3 5:30 7 Sun Sunday School 9:00/Fellowship 10:00/Worship & Communion 10:30/Crop Walk 1:00 7-8 Sun-Mon YG Amazing Retreat 8 Mon Columbus Day 9 Tue Men’s Group @ VFW 8:00 am/Eagle’s Small Group 6:45 10 Wed Praise Band 5:30/Prayer 7:00/Prayer & Praise Night 7:30 11 Thu Worship Team 8:00am/Brownies 2nd & 3rd 5:30 12-14 Fri-Sun Friends of Findley Work Weekend 14 Sun Sunday School 9:00/Fellowship 10:00/Worship 10:30/YG 16 Tue Bosses Day/Men’s Group @ VFW 8:00am/Senior Luncheon 11:30/Choir 7:00 17 Wed Praise Band 5:30/Prayer 7:00/Prayer & Praise Night 7:30 18 Thu Brownie’s 2nd & 3rd 5:30/Church Council 7:00 20 Sat Missions Spaghetti Dinner 4:30-7:00 21 Sun Sunday School 9:00/Fellowship 10:00/Worship 10:30/YG 22 Mon Emmaus Gathering at Napoli UMC 7:00 23 Tue Men’s Group @ VFW 8:00 am/Eagle’s Small Group 6:45 24 Wed Praise Band 5:30/Prayer 7:00/Prayer & Praise Night 7:30 25 Thu Brownie’s 2nd & 3rd 5:30/Missions Team 6:00 27 Sat Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference 8:30AM-4:55 PM/Bishop Webb to visit Cornerstone District 3:00 28 Sun Sunday School 9:00/Fellowship 10:00/Worship 10:30 28-11/1 Su-Th Pastor on vacation 30 Tue Men’s Group @ VFW 8:00am/Choir 7:00 31 Wed Praise Band 5:30/Prayer 7:00/Prayer & Praise Night 7:30
All Saints Day/Worship Team Meeting 9:30am/Brownie’s 2nd & 3rd 5:30/Prayer 7:00 All Souls Day Daylight Savings Ends Sunday School 9:00/Fellowship 10:00/Worship & Communion 10:30/YG/Prayer 6:00 6 Tue Election Day/Men’s Group @ VFW 8:00am/WIC 9:00/Eagle’s Small Group 6:45 7 Wed Praise Band 5:30/Prayer 7:00/Prayer & Praise Night 7:30 8 Thu Worship Team Meeting 8:00am/Brownie’s 2nd & 3rd 5:30/Prayer 7:00 9 Fri Harvest-Laity Dinner 6:00 11 Sun Veteran’s Day/Sunday School 9:00/Fellowship 10:00/Worship & Communion 10:30/Prayer 6:00/YG 13 Tue Men’s Group at VFW 8:00am/Choir 7:00 14 Wed Praise Band 5:30/Prayer 7:00/Prayer & Praise Night 7:30 15 Thu Brownie’s 2nd & 3rd 5:30/Church Council 7:00/Prayer 7:00 17-18 Sat-Sun YG Fall Gathering 18 Sun Sunday School 9:00/Fellowship 10:00/Worship 10:30/Charge Conf. 12:00/SPRC 1:00 Prayer 6:00 20 Tue Men’s Group at VFW 8:00am/Senior Luncheon 11:30/Independent Living Group 3:30/ Eagle’s Small Group 6:45 21 Wed Praise Band 5:30/Prayer 7:00/Prayer & Praise Night 7:30 22 Thu Thanksgiving Day 25 Sun Fellowship 10:00/Worship 10:30/Christmas Decorating & Lunch 12:00/Prayer 6:00 26 Mon Emmaus Gathering at Napoli UMC 7:00 27 Tue Men’s Group @ VFW 8:00am/Choir 7:00 28 Wed Praise Band 5:30/Prayer 7:00/Prayer & Praise Night 7:30 29 Thu Brownie’s 2nd & 3rd 5:30/Prayer 7:00 1 2 4 Thu Fri Sun
Little Valley United Methodist Church 109 Court Street Little Valley, NY 14755
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