Dear NFUMC family
Important Outdoor Worship Service Beginning Next Sunday
We have an outdoor worship services on August 16th and 23rd at 10AM in the church backyard! Also, we want to have a special time for our kids before the service begins. A separate service for our kids starts at 9:30AM under the pavilion. Don’t forget to bring your outdoor chair and sunshade. In case that there is a possibility of rain, we will reach out to you all by Saturday morning, and the service will be broadcasted by YouTube instead of having outdoor gathering.
SPECIAL PRAYER FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
Please pray for those who leave their home as they are going to college. We pray that God may bless your next step and keep them in safe!
Online worship service the weekend of June 27th to 28th. Clare Conner our lay leader led this 28min worship service with a message on a passage from Paul’s letter to the Romans.
The North Ferrisburgh UMC choir performs “Kum Ba Yah” on chimes outdoors with social distancing and masks on Saturday, June 20th. The arrangement is by Kristine Johanek, ©2015, Kristine Johanek, Marshfield, WI 54449. Suiong Wong directed Margaret Roddy, Sue Lackey, Jill Wilkens, Linda Field, Ted Marcy, and Pastor Kim Hornung-Marcy.
During the June 14th worship service, Pastor Kim spoke about the choir gathering to play chimes physically distant at our Pavilion and wearing masks. If you would like to listen to choir members led by Suiong Wong play “Amazing Grace” arranged for bell and chime choirs by Kristine Johanek on a windy Saturday, click on this video.
For Sunday, May 3rd, we had a 30 min service on the theme “overflowing hearts”. Kim’s message was on Psalm 23 and John 10: 1-10 . The service included direction on doing a love feast. She also recommended that you have a glass filled to the brim sitting in a bowl. You could then put your stone into the glass so that it overflows.
Copyrights: Pastor Kim’s worship series for Easter Season is adapted from www.worshipdesignstudio.com/series by Dr. Marcia McFee. The words and music to “Shepherd Me, O God” are by Marty Haugen ©1986 GIA Publications, Inc used under NFUMC’s One License account A-609294. The words and music to the hymn “As the Deer” are by Martin J. Nostrum ©1984 Maranatha PraiseMartin J. Nostrum ©1984 Maranatha Praise and are used with NFUMC’s CCLI licenses #20424928 and 20424911
For the Palm Sunday weekend of April 4th and 5th, Pastor Kim’s message focused on Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane as told in Mark 14:32-36.
Also, instead of communion, which is not possible remotely, Pastor Kim guides us through the Methodist tradition of a Love Feast. Have some bread or crackers and some water or other beverage handy as well as a candle to light.
So David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. Soon his brothers and all his other relatives joined him there. Then others began coming—men who were in trouble or in debt or who were just discontented—until David was the captain of about 400 men.1 Samuel 22:1-2 (NLT)
To grow ____________, you have to be connected ______________. Andy Stanley
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NLT)
What are the obstacles that keep me from living in community?
- Lack of trust
- Unrealistic expectations
- Low self-esteem
8 Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, 2 as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, 3 and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them[a] out of their resources. Luke 8:1-3 NRSV