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Ushers and Greeters: 8:30 a.m.: Don Repsher, Larry Gerberich, Tom Balcik, Christine Sinclair, MaryEllen Durney, Ron & Nancy Erdman, Roberta Balcik 9:45 a.m.: John & Amy Hollister, Brian Farris, Angie & Evan Simmons 11 a.m.: Rich Mayers, Trudi Piatt, Charlie Carmella, Alberta & Ann Marie Guerra, Dave Thompson Acolytes: 11 a.m.: Josie Mertz & Katlyn Barrett Children’s Church: Melisa Ransome Church Drivers: Sandy Oberholtzer Altar Flowers Delivery for September: Ross & Nancy Transue Scripture Readers: 8:30 a.m. Leigh Balcik, 11 a.m. Chris Perfetti Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God.
East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church
Mission: To love Jesus Christ and to share His love.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Staff Contact Information - Office 570-421-3280
Senior Pastor Edward C. Kimes, (ext.14) ekimes@ esumc.net Associate Pastor-Discipleship Candy Labar (ext. 12) firstname.lastname@example.org Congregational Care Peggy Strack (ext. 23) email@example.com Church Administrator Sharmune Burgess (ext.10) firstname.lastname@example.org Lay-Led Ministries Kelli Oney (ext. 17) email@example.com Children’s Ministry Sue Randall (ext. 11) firstname.lastname@example.org Youth Ministry Scott Kuhnle (ext. 13) email@example.com Contemporary W orship John Brush (ext. 18) firstname.lastname@example.org Administrator of Finances Sue Mertz (ext. 15) email@example.com Financial Secretary Cyndie Faunce (ext. 25) firstname.lastname@example.org Maintenance John Brush (ext. 18) email@example.com Sextons Harvey Smith & Sal Lapadula (ext. 16) Nursery Attendants Ana Price, Jennessy Hernandez, Kimberly Eaton Music - Organist Pauline Fox firstname.lastname@example.org Choirs Norm Fox
83 South Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 Church office email: email@example.com W ebsite: www.esumc.net Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 570-421-3280
The information in this bulletin is a snapshot of weekly activities in our church and community. It showcases new events that may not be present in our monthly newsletter. The Weekly News is also posted on our website: www.esumc.net along with other news and events. If you want your activity to be included, please make your submissions to the church office before 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. Submissions can be faxed to 421-0778, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or brought to the church office.
Opportunities to Grow Spiritually For Adults
“Come As You Are” As the body of Christ, we gather together to pray, to worship, to serve, and to encourage one another. Starting today at 11 a.m. in the Bridal Lounge, you will have the opportunity to “come as you are,” to be encouraged and to inspire others as you share your own stories of faith. Grab a cup of coffee and head over to the Bridal Lounge where Dave and Cathy Saunders will lead you to discuss that week’s sermon, share meaningful scriptures, and recount life’s amazing “God moments.” This group will also meet at September 19, and 26. Feel free to attend any or all of the sessions. Come as you are, and be encouraged by one another! For more information on this new discipleship opportunity, please contact Pastor LaBar by phone at 421-3280,ext. 12 or email email@example.com. Mom's Bible Study- Begins Thursday, September 16! We are excited to offer a new ministry opportunity, created especially for moms, grandmothers, and caregivers who want to grow in their own faith while their children are in school! This study will begin on September 16 and will take place on Thursday mornings from 9 to 10:15 a.m. in the Bridal Lounge. Coffee will be available at 8:45 a.m. The study will be led by our associate pastor, Candy LaBar. Our first study topic will be on the "Not-So-Well-Known Women of the Bible." What can we learn from these biblical women? As we explore their stories, what can they teach us about our relationships with God? Join us each week for coffee, conversation, and scripture study! For more information on the "Mom's Bible Study," please contact Pastor LaBar by phone at 421-3280, ext. 12 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If this is your first time worshiping with us, we welcome you. As a church we are committed to Love Jesus Christ and to Share His Love. We offer three services: 8:30 and 11 a.m. are traditional, and 9:45 a.m. is contemporary. ~ Our Welcome Center is located in Oberholtzer Hall, the room next to the sanctuary. Brochures on all our ministries are available there. ~ Our Holy Grounds Café is a place for light refreshments and coffee from 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. each Sunday in our Fellowship Hall. The café provides worshipers with an informal opportunity for fellowship. ~ Our Infant and Toddler Nurseries are available every Sunday from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. They are located on the lower level of the church and are staffed with our full-time, professional attendants and parent volunteers. ~ Children’s Church for ages four through third grade is offered at the 11 a.m. service and is guided by a parent volunteer. Children will be dismissed after the Children’s Message. Please pick up your children in the lower level of the church following worship.
ESUMC Book Club: We will be hosting two book discussion formats. 1. Our on-site book discussion group will take place on Sunday, September 19, at 6:30 p.m. During this one-time session, we will discuss the entire book, so begin reading right away! 2. Our online book discussion blog will begin during the last week of September, and will be accessible through our church website, www.esumc.net.
Opportunities for Connecting & Fellowship
Fellowship Hall In Use - Until the renovations are made to our current Youth Room, our NA & AA groups will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall Mon. - Sat. from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Wed. from 5-8 p.m., Thurs. & Sat. from 7:30 - 9 p.m. Please check with the church office before using or entering the Fellowship Hall during these times. Need a Door? Several of the old wooden/stained glass doors are in Oberholtzer Hall today. If you would be interested in one, please call the church office. Donations received will be applied to renovation project. Older Kids (55+ aged group) is going to Camp LaDore, a Salvation Army owned camp Wednesday, September 15 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The camp offers a multitude of services, activities and amenities, including bike riding, swimming in a heated pool, walking trails, etc. Cost is $10 per person and includes lunch. A donation for fuel will be taken. For transportation planning, please RSVP to Jean Snyder at 421-0485. Mark your Calendar - IAM the movie will be shown in our Fellowship Hall Sunday, October 10 at 7 p.m. This movie sends an important message – 3500 years ago, God gave us the Ten Commandments. Over time, most were forgotten. This is an outreach event bring your friends. Saturday Night Fellowship is September 18 at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The theme is Fall Flavors. Bring a dish to share and a friend. Merry Marthas & Misters (A Cooking Fellowship) will meet Friday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Faith will share some of the new foods she experienced while in England and social awareness opportunities to participate in. Adult Co-ed Recreational Basketball meets every Monday at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For more information call John at 426-7574. Adult Basketball for men meets every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For more information call Eric at 242-6047.
Opportunities for Prayer & Praise
If you have a prayer request, please list it either on the prayer sheet in the rear of the sanctuary or on the back of the friendship pad, making sure to include your name on the request. This aids us in updating weekly requests. Confidentiality is very important, we want to honor each person's right to privacy – please be mindful of this as you write your requests. Healing and Illness Scott Blue, recovery from a motorcycle accident and for his wife, Shelley for strength as her husband heals. (Scott Manhart) Howard (Dinkle Family) Troy, Jen, Regina (Karlene) Joyce Heller, healing of leg (Darla) Tammy (Tom Counterman) JoEllen Berryman (Tom & Leigh Balcik) Josiah Henderson (Chris Campbell) Peter Litchfield (Chris Campbell) Those with Cancer: Gordon Lyons (Kelli Mercurio); Rudy (Harriet Stocker); Trish Walker (Rebecca Stager); Angela Werkheiser (Rebecca Stager); Ralph (Mary Schneider) Other Kathryn (mother) & Kyley (daughter), custody (Harriette Fulmer) Trevor, custody (Chris Campbell) Strength, safety and protection while serving God: Megan Sanders, Ryan Moyer, Ben Drake, Jas Poole, Ally Jaggard, Spanish Health Ministries (Missions Team) Strength, safety and protection while serving in Marines: Joshua Hummel, Damon McHinney; Iraq: Kyle, August Jackson, Danielle Luna; Pacific: Faith Gibbs; Afghanistan: Jason Lamboy, Scott Kiess, Ryan Maciejczak, Everett Horton, Chris Stowe, Kevin Overcash; Air Force: Amelia Gordon, Dave Bennett; Army (Japan): Kamahl Gordon.
Opportunities to Celebrate God through Worship
Great Appreciation is given to Darla Piancone for her lovely vocal gift at 8:30 a.m. today. The Chancel Choir is eager to resume ministry today in the 11 a.m. service. Choirs To Resume for the Fall-Christmas Season. Chancel Choir for adults and teens on Thursdays from September 9 at 7:30-9 p.m. in Choir Room. All Bell Choirs on Tuesdays from September 14. Chime Choir at 5-5:30 p.m., Youth at 5:30-6:15 p.m and Adults at 6:30- 7:30 p.m. These choirs support worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. on a rotating schedule monthly. New members are welcome! Especially needed are 1 or 2 strong persons to handle the largest bells. Also, a high soprano would be a great encouragement to the Chancel Choir. Two Potential Musical Opportunities for special occasions, Woodwind ensemble, for grade 4 and up, contact Joe Dorsch at email@example.com and a gospel vocal ensemble, for youth and adults, contact Keith LaBar at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further details contact Pauline Fox at email@example.com or 223-9889. Dates for rehearsal and events will be discussed with interested participants. Fanfares, Fifes, and Faith" Sunday September 26, 3 p.m. - Concert by Gordon Turk, virtuoso Organist at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ, of the Methodist Camp Meeting Association and site since 1870. "Fanfares" are short, bright introductory flourishes, "Fifes" means the flute-like sounds of music for pipes, and "Faith" refers to the hymns of our spiritual heritage. Dr. Turk, whose father was a United Methodist pastor, has a deep love for church music. Help is needed in these areas: • Reception - Donated items, setup, kitchen, and cleanup • Publicity - Fliers are available in Fellowship Hall today for you to take, post, and share. • Details are also available for anyone wishing to be listed in the program as a "Friend" of the Organ Series. Welcoming - Come, enjoy, and then "walk across the room" in Christian welcome for the community visitors who usually attend these concerts. For further information contact Pauline Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org or 223-9889.
Opportunities for Congregational Care
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. - Phillippians 4:9 The team of people who direct our Stephen Ministers are Stephen Ministry leaders who have received leader training directly from the faculty of the Stephen Ministry organization headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Our leaders are Peggy Strack, Jenni Poole, Linda Johnson, Kathy Ravago, and Randy Ravago. Stephen Ministry leaders recruit, select, and train members of our congregation to become Stephen Ministers. Stephen Ministers and leaders meet twice monthly for continuing education and small group supervision. The purpose of small group supervision is to guide Stephen Ministers and support one another in their caring relationships; in essence, giving care to the care givers. Please contact Peggy Strack at the church office, 421-3280, if you have any questions about Stephen Ministry. Homebound and Care Facility church members are always happy to be remembered by the church family. Encouraging cards or notes can be sent to Lew Staples, Brookmont Healthcare Center, Brookmont Drive, Effort, Pa. 18330. Free Blood Pressure Screening Today at the End of Summer Celebration from 12:30-3 p.m. Stop by to have your blood pressure checked, speak with a nurse, and pick up literature from the American Heart Association. Altar Flowers are regularly given to members who are homebound, in care facilities, or in the hospital. 12 ounce plastic coffee containers or juice cans make good containers for delivering them. Please save your empty coffee or juice cans and give them to Peggy in the church office. Helping Children & Teens Cope with Grief, a FREE conference with internationally known author, educator, and grief counselor Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt is Monday, October 18 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm at DeSales University, Allentown. Registration is required! For information, see the Congregational Care bulletin board in Oberholtzer Hall.
Opportunities to Grow Spiritually
The Davis Class will have their monthly meeting at the home of Margaret Dagger (3243 Wigwam Park Road) Monday, September 27 at 1 p.m. Parking is limited, please plan on car-pooling. Extraordinary Women Saturday, October 2 is about embracing the powerful peace that Christ has waiting for you. Come be uplifted and renewed by inspiring messages and genuine worship with: Julie Clinton, Angela Thomas, Chondra Pierce, Karen Kingsbury, Sheri Rose Shepherd and NewSong. Cost is $20 per person for the conference and lunch. Space is limited to the first 100 women. Register online at www.esumc.net or by calling Kelli at 421-3280. United Methodist Women Muffins and Missions is Sunday, September 26 from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. All women are invited to learn about the United Methodist reading program. This program includes contemporary books in four categories relating to the purpose of the United Methodist Women — Spiritual Growth, Education for Mission, Nurturing for Community, and Social Action.
Opportunities to Grow Spiritually
Youth Ministry - Entering 7th - 12th Grades
Combined Jr. & Sr. High Sunday School will be held at 11 a.m. today in the Youth Room. Sunday Night Program will be held this Sunday from 7 - 8:30 p.m. There will be a mix of games, message, and discussion. Youth Praise Band: With the new Youth Room nearing completion, we are really looking to ramp up the youth praise band. If any student is interested in participating as a singer or musician, please contact Scott Kuhnle ASAP at email@example.com. Practices will start in September. Two New Opportunities this Fall: • Hiking Club led by Bob Rosenberger for all ages. The youth are invited to participate the third Sunday of every month following Sunday School. We will meet at the church and use the church vans to get to the trails. The first hike is Sunday, September 19 and we will leave at 12:30 p.m. and return at 4 p.m. Hiking difficulty will be between easy and moderate. • Service Saturdays: Anyone who went on a mission trip this summer (or has EVER been involved with missions) understands the value of serving others and how you as a participant can be blessed beyond any expectations. Starting Saturday, October 2, we will be offering "Service Saturdays" and continue the first Saturday of every month. Come serve our community through local missions projects. For now, please put Saturday, October 2 on your calendar. More details will follow. In order to make this program work, we will need several adult volunteers---if interested in volunteering, please let Scott know.
Children’s Ministry Nursery - Sixth Grade
Children's Choir begins on September 19 at 9 a.m. in the Choir Room for children in grades K-5th grades. Parents are requested to sign up as a "choir helper" several Sundays throughout the year, so please bring your calendars. After-School Programs for elementary students will begin with Lord's Army (4th/5th/6th graders) Tuesday, September 21. Backyard Buddies (2nd/3rd graders) starts Tuesday, September 28. Each group meets every other Tuesday throughout the school year. Group size is limited, please sign up now. Transportation is available from JM Hill, Stroudsburg Intermediate Elementary School, and Stroudsburg Middle School. ESE and JTL could be included with parents volunteers. Call Sue Randall for more information. Foundations Preschool Update! Our brand new preschool, Foundations has started. Preschool is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Please be aware that the church building will be locked during these hours.
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