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World Communion Sunday

World Communion Sunday is a celebration observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October, that promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation.

United Methodist Church Holy Communion


May the communion we share on Sunday flow from us into the world the rest of the week.
Today is sunday go to your church to receive the body of Christy in communion. Ask us health and peace for Venezuela and World.
Special Offerings task force recommends changes to Peacemaking Offering If approved, would be restructured to Peace and Global Witness Offering Presbyterian News Service Bethany Daily Louisville The Special Offerings Advisory Task Force is recommending that the current Peacemaking Offering be converted to a Peace and Global Witness Offering to be collected on World Communion Sunday, Oct. 5 of this year. The task force has submitted its report to the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board, meeting here Feb. 5-7. If approved by the board, the report will move to the 221st General Assembly, held June 14-21 in Detroit. Restructuring the offering will allow for greater collaboration between justice and evangelism ministries while empowering congregations and mid councils to work locally, according to the recommendation. “This recommendation, driven by collaboration across the task force, the church, and program staff responds to a demand within the church for an offering allowing local congregations to expand th ...
what a great way to celebrate World Communion Sunday!!
Great preaching from Rev. Charlie Parker, world music, and free food? What else do you want for World Communion Sunday? Sun @ 7p
World Communion Sunday was great at Shoal Creek today!
Churches gather for outdoor service on World Communion Sunday
Join us this week as we celebrate World Communion Sunday with guest minister Rev. Norm Macdonald at 10:30 am. Stay following the service for the congregational meeting where the ministry candidate for our congregation will be announced.
Here we "give" again! Sunday, October 6 from 9-1:00p.m we will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive. They are still in great need of all blood types but especially O, B and A negatives. Before or after you give, please join us at the 8:30 or 10:45 service. This Sunday is World Communion Sunday and we invite all to share at the table.
Do you need World Communion Sunday envelopes or posters?
What John Wesley meant when he denied (exactly twice) Holy Communion was "not a converting ordinance"
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For a little over three years Thy Kingdom Come has strove to create a place of acceptance, a community that struggles together and worships intensely every Sunday night. There have been triumphs, downfalls, tears of joy and tears of grief. But here we are looking ahead to the start of something fresh. Beginning in February Thy Kingdom Come will no longer start at 8pm but instead begin at 7pm. This change also brings new opportunity we seek to seize. February 24th will be our first showcase where a local band will be invited to play after the service. Then on March 3rd we will experiment with a ‘Circle Pit’ service which will be a shorter service with the chairs arranged in a circle that will include communion and a communal snack time after. Currently we are also working to create a partnership with Salivation Army in order to provide an opportunity for us to serve together. This spring will be a period of resurrection, rebirth, and repentance for Thy Kingdom Come. We will bring liberation and freedom ...
HOLD THE DATE What's so special about Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm? Awakenibg Spirit Christian Church is holding its February worship service at Granny Judy's Restaurant. A week following the Superbowl we're having a bowl of soup. Come join us for worship and communion, followed by soup and light refreshments. Come and join us. Bring three, five or fifteen friends to celebrate God with the best church in the world. No infighting, back biting, hypocricy, bad feelings or politics. Just good friends, Jesus, and a whole lot of love. When: Sunday, Feb. 10 ( 2/10/13). 3:00 pm Where: Granny Judy's Kitchen, North Main Street, West Franklin, NH
Good Morning Friends,   My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. (James 1:19,20  )   This past Sunday I completed a mini-series on the theme for this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity by considering how we walk with God beyond barriers that divide. One of the key elements for any group of believers here is to refuse to allow mole hills to become mountains. As I sought the Lord on this topic His response to me was: 1. Don't make assumptions (listen carefully), 2. Don't let it simmer (settle matters quickly, take responsibility for how you feel and don't put brothers and sisters in a position where they have to take sides), 3. Let the Lord decide (entrust things to Him who judges justly). I am challenged by a question posed by A.W.Tozer in his book "The Pursuit of God," Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork ...
Blessed John XXIII (1881-1963), pope  Journal of a soul, 29/11/1940 (trans. Dorothy White rev.)   "A large number of people followed from Galilee and from Judea... and a large number of people came to him also from Jerusalem, from Idumea, from beyond the Jordan"   “Lord, open my lips and my mouth shall declare your praise”... When we think that these words are repeated at all Matins, in the name Holy Church, who prays for herself and for the whole world, and repeated by innumerable lips opened by the touch of the grace they have invoked, the vision broadens, comes alive and is fulfilled. Here the Church seen not as a historic monument of the past but as a living institution. Holy Church is not like a palace that is built in a year. It is a vast city which must one day cover the whole universe: “With the joy of the whole earth is Mount Sion founded; in the far north the city of the great king” (Ps 47,3 Vg.).    The building was begun twenty centuries ago, but it spreads and stretches through a ...
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RECONCILE Speaker: Dr. D.G.S. Dhinakaran Gist: Above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins. If you do not forgive, my heavenly Father will also not forgive your trespasses and sins. (Matthew 18:35) Forgiving must be done whole-heartedly only then your act will be fruitful. My precious Friend, it is something over which you will have to ponder. My daughter died in a cruel car accident. The secular newspapers published words of comfort to me and the members of my family. However, a particular Christian Evangelist published, “Dhinakaran had purposely planned the murder of his daughter” in his magazine. When the whole world was lamenting and mourning with me, these words pieced my heart like a spear. Later on, although I determined in my heart to forgive and forget this matter, the bitterness still lurked in the inner vault of my heart. It is a shameful act to confess but yet I carried that unpleasantness for fifteen years. Outwardly, I would shake hands an ...
Where is the scripture that says Christ did not die for all churches?
Here’s the Text of the Homily (audio posted earlier): Many, if not most, people in our modern world do not find reading the Bible interesting or exciting… Why? Basically, as in anything, we are not interested in things we do not understand. But you see - We are so blessed that there are so many resources and guides and even Bible Study Groups available to help us study and understand the Scriptures and the teachings of the Church… so we really have no reason to say that we cannot understand the Scriptures and Church teachings. If there is a will, there is a way. Pope Benedict XVI said: “It is important for the process of spiritual growth that you do not just pray and study your faith at times when it happens to cross your mind, when it suits you, but that you observe some discipline.” A movie or a novel becomes interesting when you can identify with the characters involved; when you can put yourself into the story. The same can be said of any section of the Bible. Each part has some personal ...
Each month we gather at the Lord's Table to receive communion, the life-giving nourishment of the Spirit. We do so recognizing that at the same time, there are many in our community who literally have no table around which to gather, whom we are called to serve. Beginning THIS Sunday, each time we celebrate communion at the 11:00 service, you are invited to bring a bag of groceries to donate to our food pantry. We do this in gratitude for all that God has done for us in our lives, and in response to God's call to us to be the Body of Christ in the world. (Parents, this is an EXCELLENT opportunity for children and youth to be involved. Perhaps even in the shopping process, definitely in bringing forward the food.) While all donations are appreciated, below is a list of suggested donations. Cereal Canned fruit Peanut butter Spaghetti & sauce Tuna in water Instant oatmeal Breakfast bars Canned vegetables Canned stew Juices Rice
Homily January 27, 2013, Third Sunday of Ordinary Time Cycle C NEH 8:2-4A, 5-6, 8-10 PS 19:8, 9, 10, 15 1 COR 12:12-30 LK 1:1-4; 4:14-21 Today’s readings are very rich in meaning and have many layers. They have so much to say to us and have several things of importance that are brought out. The first is the importance of Scripture and its meaning and place in our life. The second is that we are all one body, one people of God, with Christ as our head. In Nehemiah, we read that Ezra, the high priest, read from the book of the law of God, and all the people listened attentively. And, as he opened it, all the people rose.Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God,and all the people, their hands raised high, answered, “Amen, amen!” In the Gospel, Luke starts out explaining the reason for the Gospel, to write it down in an orderly sequence so that Theophilus, and in the broader sense ourselves, may realize the certainty of the teachings we receive. The gospel continues with Jesus reading from the scroll o ...
Today's Reading: Luke 6:27-36 Jesus tells us to love our enemies, and even those who don't know us or particularly care very much for us either way. He even includes those that we don't care very much for either. This little passage here contains some things that seem really hard, or even foolish, to practice in our modern world. This means speaking with respect and consideration about and to those who disagree with us politically, socially, religiously, and in every other arena--even when they are rude or inflamatory. He says to give of everyone who begs from you, without passing judgment on whether or not they are worthy of your generosity and determining first what they are going to do with it. Jesus calls us to compassion, generosity and mercy without restriction or qualification. Why? The answer is in verses 35-36: "Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the most high; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as your father is merciful." Tues., 1/29 5:30 pm . ...
Who controls our country? Our world? Just like John prophesied almost 2000 years ago, Bible prophecy right on like always, Revelation 13:3 to b specific..
My take: if it's reasonable to hope the child will be raised Catholic, considering too the godparent's help, respect any parent's wish to baptize child.
5 Reasons Jesus Would Be Fired If He Was Your Youth Pastor In the crazy “what if” world of impossible scenarios, I am convinced that Jesus would be fired within his first few months of becoming a youth leader at the typical church. Here are five reasons why… 1. He would shrink the group before he grew it. In the Gospels, Jesus scared away the loud crowds and nestled into the committed core on several occasions. What makes us think he would do anything differently in a modern youth group context as a youth leader? His large and thriving “youth group” shrunk to next to nothing after his hard- to-understand lesson on communion in John 6:66, “From this time, many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.” In Luke 14:25-27, Jesus implemented his crowd-shrinking strategy in a much more direct way, “ Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: ‘If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters —yes, even ...
1.00pm on Wednesdays Our 20 minute weekly Holy Communion and prayer service begins again next Wednesday 6th February. We usually begin by lighting candles. As we light each candle we call to our attention those who are ill and remember concerns in our lives, the congregation, the communities in which we live and the wider world. After listening to the gospel reading for the coming Sunday we have a time of reflection and discussion followed Holy Communion and prayer. We greet one another as we leave reminding ourselves that we go into the world to be peacemakers.
God's Love Never Changes Speaker: Dr. D.G.S. Dhinakaran Gist: God loves His people and cares for them like a mother cares for her child. He will never forsake His people. When you cry out to Him, He listens. His love is always available for you and it never fails. "Yes, He loves the people." (Deuteronomy 33:3) "The Lord knows those who are His" and He loves them (2 Timothy 2:19). Jesus addressed His disciples as "little children" in several places in the Bible (John 13:33; John 21:5). He will love us also even to the end. When Jesus was hanging on the cross, His eyes fell on John. His heart was troubled. He looked at John and said lovingly, "My dear John, hereafter, My mother Mary is going to be your mother. Let her bosom give you love" (John 19:25-27). Only then He closed His eyes. The Lord Jesus loves His own to the end. Today, when trials, temptations and sicknesses come, we are troubled, even without our knowledge. We lament, "The Lord has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me" (Isaiah 49:14). But ...
Any cool stories from your weekend with your family or at church?
Texts:Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:4-8; Matthew 25:31-40; John 21:15-17; Acts 6:1-7   Last Sunday I charged you with a task; you may have forgotten, but I haven’t.  It begins with a single question.  What commission has Christ given us?  This may come in the form of one short sentence but faithful answers are more complex.  The most frequently cited scripture comes from Matthew 28: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” I doubt that any of us will travel to the far corners of the earth in the service of our Lord, but the Great Commission does contain at least a few specifics that apply here on our own doorstep.  Make disciples! The word has specific meaning.  Disciples are life-long learners who strive for deeper understanding of Jesus Christ and his ways.  To that end we are empowered ...
TEN Ways 2 B a Witness for " JESUS " in These Final Days in the World: 1. Be faithful to prayer every day. 2. Read the Word of God (Scripture) daily. 3. Attend Church every Sunday and eat the Body and drink the Blood of Christ in Holy Communion. 4. Reject sin and Satan and Confess your sins regularly. 5. Fast (e.g., bread and water) regularly. 6. Meditate on the main mysteries of our faith (e.g., by praying the Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Passion Narratives). 7. Be faithful to your duties at work, home and school. 8. Be pure in speech. 9. Be modest in dress (especially women) 10. Live out the new commandment of Jesus every day: "Love one another as I have loved you."
Good morning, For those who's lives and family's I could destroy today with a single sentence. For those I could have walked into your family in the past and used your own words and actions against you to simply destroy your everything. Possibilities of what your future could hold.. Swept away from your own faults.. For those of you who spoke truth of me intertwined with lies.. "You know who you are" "Yes you do" For those who judge me now, while we sat in the same vehicle, shop, house, garage doing the same nonsense I did.. The same men I call or now called friends.. The same women of these men, who to both genders I said I love you and meant it.. I thank you.. Today I am free.. I stood up, spoke out, spoke truth and opened up all reality.. I am free.. I chose to be ignorant.. You choose to be ignorant.. What do you hide so deep through your own shame and guilt to place on your fellow man? For those who choose to say "I have morals", yet choose to help your friend go against their own morals for false h ...
What is Core: The Supper" — Daily Heartlight for 01/27/2013 Written by Phil Ware Breaking bread. The Supper. Communion. The Lord's Supper. The Eucharist. Holy Communion. This very simple, but very special, meal means so many things to so very many people from a variety of cultures all around the world. Amazingly, the New Testament says very little about it. Remove the Last Supper of Jesus with his closest followers right before his death*1 from the discussion, and there is even less said than most of us would imagine.*2 Unfortunately, what is found in the New Testament is often more debated than appreciated or cherished. In our little series on What is Core*3 we are tying the celebration, remembering, and anticipation found in Communion to the two primary anchor passages for us as followers of Jesus: Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, he was buried, and he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). We are to love God with all that we have and all t ...
How many people are really walking with God? What does it entail? Are you one of them? May this message shed some light on this subject for all. May you come to understand what it means to truly walk with God. The Scriptures tell us - "And Enoch walked with God..." (Genesis 5:24) and also that - "...Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God." (Genesis 6:9) In Deuteronomy 13:4, Moses exhorted the people with these words - "Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear Him, and keep His commandments, and obey His voice, and ye shall serve Him, and cleave unto Him." In Psalm 128:1, David called the man "blessed" who did so - "Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in His ways." The Prophet Micah instructed us on what to look for in a man confessing a right relationship with God - "He hath shown thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" (Micah 6:8) Walking wit ...
The Church is the Body of Christ! The human body does not exist to meet the needs of the hand. The hand exists to meet the needs of the body and in doing so ...
I'm ready for The Church to start tellin' folks what they're for, not just what they're against.
When we gather in Jesus' name, something transcendent happens: He is there with us!
Sunday ll b communion service in ur church. Dont miss it 4 any tin in d world. It mean more dan wht u think.
I know this is long but it hilarious! Laughing at this as my Sunday Gravy is cooking! Italian Ways. 1- you've had at least one relative who wore a black dress every day for an entire year after a funeral 2- you spent your entire childhood thinking what you ate for lunch was pronounced "sangwich" 3- your family dog understood Italian 4- every Sunday afternoon of your childhood was spent visiting your grandparents 5- you've experienced the scientific phenomenon of 150 people fitting into 50 square feet of yard for a family cookout 6- you were surprised to discover that the FDA recommends that you eat three balanced meals a day, not seven 7- you ate macaroni (pasta for the non-Italians) for dinner at least four times a week 8- you grew up thinking that no fruit or vegetables had a fixed price at the market.everything was negotiable through haggling 9- you were forced to watch Lawrence Welk and Ed Sullivan every weekend 10- you were as tall as your grandmother by the age of seven 11- you never knew anyone who ...
Need to start going to church at least once a month!! Next Sunday I will be in church somewhere!!!
Bloody gutted no Italian lakes for us this year booked it in a rush and realised its the one week this year we cant get lou out of school and letter says no changes can be made. luckily i only paid £38 so not the biggest loss in the world. but i was really looking forward to it :-(
Warning: semi-religious rant ahead ... here goes. Happy Sunday everyone! When I am on choir duty I have trouble concentrating on the parts of the Mass so, I went over the Scripture readings just now so they would be on my mind and in my heart afresh. Our second reading for the day is from 1 Corinthians 12:12-30. It talks about the many parts of the body being one. This is the passage that talks about a foot saying to the hand that it is not a part of the body and, what if the whole body was an eye ... this is a picture of the Church. I am also reading a book called "Triumph - The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church", it is a short history of the faith. I am only on chapter 3 and it is already talking about how the Church is rampant with division and, heresy. What held the Church together in those early days was the centralized authority of those with apostolic succession. Even the earliest Popes and Bishops were tasked with defending the faith on a variety of fronts. However, for the first 1500 yea ...
Two things I want to share on this Super Soul Sunday: 1. I complimented a man in his early-mid 30's on his wonderful wife. I said "Good job on choosing your wife. She is incredible." His answer to me was..."Don't give me credit for chosing my wife. My Mom set an example for me of what to look for in a woman". WOW! Moms and women.look at the powerful impact you have on your sons and those young men in your life! 2. I have felt this way before but have never heard anyone verbalize it until today. "When you are feeling at your most helpless point.reach out and help somone else". Yep...thats a good advice right there folks! Have a happy and soulful Sunday! Singing the Doxology as I write this post!
Nothing like going to church thinking you're on time only to realize they switched the times and started earlier. Guess I should get out more...
Why should you send your children to a Catholic school? So they can experience: Prayer each morning before the school day begins Prayer before eating lunch Prayer at the end of each school day A Christmas concert rather than a “Winter Concert” Weekly Mass with their closest friends Learning about saints and other heroes of faith Praying the rosary Participating in the Stations of the Cross Spiritual retreats Celebrating the true meaning of Christmas Reading scripture regularly Praying with the entire school when disasters or tragedies occur Celebrating All Saints Day instead of Halloween No school on Easter Monday! Learning responsibility for their own education by fund raising Learning the connection between faith and reason Being able to talk to a teacher about religion Sharing faith journeys with each other Seeing priests on a regular basis Celebrating Mary in May Halls decorated with a manger during Advent and Christmas Talking with friends about what to give up for Lent Congratulating second grad ...
A short and inspiring read for a Sunday: “How to Make the Most of Life” From Every-day Religion, 1886 By James Freeman Clarke Some persons make a great deal of life; others very little. To some it is intensely interesting; to others, very vapid. Some are tired of life before they have begun to live. They seem, as has been said, to have been born fatigued. Nothing interests them. This is a species of affectation with some persons to whom it seems a mark of genius to be weary of life. They think it argues an enormous experience and that they have exhausted everything. Wherever it is an affectation it is a very shallow one. Noble and manly natures seldom fall into this pit of satiety. They are full of hope and energy. To them life has inexhaustible charms. It is ever more rich, full, and varied. Each day dawns with new expectations, and closes with fresh hopes for to-morrow. And it is these living men who keep the rest of us alive. Whenever we meet them more sunshine comes into the day. Let us only share ...
BIOGRAPHY ANNE MARIE FEWAIN was born in 1906 to the family of JAM KEMOH and NASAH FEBEUF .In a family of six girls ,she later got married to Jonas KUM NGUIN BALLAH ( Ndifor Kum) a brave soldier, a few years after he returned from the 1st World War in Germany .They were blessed with seven children . NINI ANNE MARIE FEWAIN, was a very devoted Catholic Christian to the extent that even when she could no more attend mass at the fundong St Joseph parish because of her old age, some reverend sisters opted to come pray and give her Holy Communion at her Fujua residence , where she retired from her Laikom Home, to stay with her daughter Miriam Mai .until late August 2012 She decided to move to her son’s compound NDI KUM Peter at Hausa quarter; FUJUA .She was there until the 15th of January 2013 when She became so tired . With the advice of her grand daughter, Dr Irene NENG MUH Epse MPONDO,who lives in the U.K ,NDI KUM Peter rushed NINI to the NJINIKOM catholic General Hospital that early morning. Five da ...
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The Third Sunday after Epiphany; January 27, 2013; Year C Pastor Terry B. Monson Nehemiah 8:1-10; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21 Focus: This Sunday’s Epiphany comes through the Word of God. Function: To convince the children of God that daily devotions are as important to nourish the spirit as daily bread is to the body. And the Ears of all the People were attentive to the Book of the Law I love being a pastor. Not all the time, but most of the time. There are some things that are just hard. For example, I have especially appreciated Epiphany and the Sunday’s after Epiphany this year. I loved that Epiphany, which the church celebrates every January 6, fell on a Sunday this year. I loved preaching that the Magi followed God’s light and found Light Bread (LIGHT), and I enjoyed telling you that Light Bread doesn’t make you fat, it makes you shine. I loved sharing on the “Baptism of Our Lord,” how God revealed Christ in Baptism, saying, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I a ...
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time THE REVOLUTION OF GOD'S KINGDOM Year C After hearing the Gospel of St. Luke, we can imagine the scene: It's Saturday and Jesus solemnly recites the Scripture from the prophet Isaiah: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; He has sent me to announce a joyful message to the poor, to proclaim freedom to prisoners, to give sight to the blind." His movements are slow and stately, as is customary in the synagogue, to express respect for the Word of God. He later states: "Today this Scripture is fulfilled." Dear friends in Christ 1. Jesus begins his mission by announcing the coming of a new Kingdom. In a world full of evil and selfishness, He begins to quietly spread the revolution of love and forgiveness. Jesus had little time to announce His Gospel. In the world, there were many that were poor, sick, desperate, and weak, yet He says, "It is fulfilled today." He also thought of us, since we can say, "It is true today." Every time a poor soul receives ...
This is the one day even God said to be lazy, enjoy it. Love Sundays.
699 On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy [139] be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebr ...
I was asked to post this homily for those who couldn't make it this morning... Whilst sat watching Charlotte’s Web with my grandson yesterday, there was a scene in a church, and he said to me “Granddad, they killed Jesus and put him in the church didn't they”... I thought to myself...”Out of the mouth of babes, hey?” His comment threw me back 10 years when I had the privilege to sit with Gerard Hughes the author of God of Surprises and many other brilliant works , he had just published, God in All Things and we was there to pick through it. The opening chapter speaks of Jesus coming into your home today, how we would welcome him, show him off to our neighbours and friends, and make sure he is seen out and about with us; after all he is a double AA celebrity. But then after a while he begins to say things our friends don’t like at dinner dates or down the pub. He makes people feel uneasy, some threaten him, as they see what he is saying *** their conscience, and what better defence than atta .. ...
Apology for an Emotional Week – Mom and Cindy took the brunt. But, I'm better! In the quiet of this evening, I want to apologize for calling my Mom and my Sister and sharing my burden, stress, and grief as Carleton's results were initially hindering necessary treatments days then weeks while his pain increased. And, isn't a public confession so much more juicy than private ones. Baptists do have that public thing down over the Catholic privacy policy any day. So, I share the one emotional 10 minutes of last week. And, the moment Cindy and Eric cried. Since I work in an industry where leaders prefer their charts go up and to the right, I was seeing that same chart for Carelton's pain and was working to consider that potential negative outcomes. And, those who know me know my emotional impact is present, not past or future. When it might be realized, that emotion whether loss or joy has become a clear and present danger. Eric Brown hates roller coasters and surprises. In calling my sister, I meant ...
If I may share, please forgive me if I offended anyone by a previous post on Sunday worship. I was saying it was not sin for a person to gather with believers on Sunday for worship. I was not suggesting to anyone to substitute the Lords sabbath. Personally everyday to me is Holy. As a believer sanctified in Christ and seated with Him as is our position in Christ how could it not be. However I honor the sabbath as taught too. If my understanding of scripture is correct the 6 days each had a morning and evening and the 7th day did not. If this is not so pls correct me. Which would tell me the 7 th day was representing an eternal rest. If this is not correct pls tell me.
Priorities Lived Out   Last year, I read Elizabeth George's book entitled "A Woman After God's Own Heart.  It is a book that changed my life because it helped me change my priorities and see where some of my priorities were not in order.  God has always been first in my life, since I came to know Him when I was 19.  My personal intimate relationship with him has been like breathing, since then.  It's very needed and natural.  However, somewhere along the way my intimate relationship with Him got blurred with my spiritual growth, which are two separate things entirely. "What?", you say!  I know...that doesn't make sense...but I'll explain later.     In Elizabeth's book, she recommends making a daily list similar to the picture above (Note: The actual picture is located in my album titled "Priorities Sheet"...I couldnt get it to upload correctly), except that she just makes a written list every day with those same headings.  I loved this idea because I was starting to realize that I had been negl ...
The problem in the World today?. Is everyone is an expert about everything except their own problem!! ONLY GOD knows how U ended up WHERE U R!!! Don't live with someone else's subtle blame. Enjoy a meal with someone. but don't eat their Groceries. God knows what's Best for U. Don't wander aimlessly in life . Never forget , God made U and knows ALL about U! Your gifts and abilities and more than that.he wants what's Best for U. DON'T stay on the path of living for yourself. U will end up at an unfulfilled blank wall. God has a plan for You Ps 32:8 I will instruct U and teach U in the way Ye should go, I will counsel U and watch over U. Your at a crossroad then seek GODS WILL! Today is a great day to start over!
Luke 7:6-7 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof: Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed. (KJV)
Cake International 8-10 March in Manchester Competition !!! I have 10 pairs of tickets to giveaway. Five pairs to cake makers and 5 to the general public. Cake makers...5 categories .Cake pops . cupcakes . 3d novelty .wedding cake .topsy turvy All you have to do is post a photo on our wall of your work and we'll choose a the winners! Public entries. All you have to do is post on our wall and say "I want 2 tickets because.", and finish the sentence ! and we'll choose our 5 favorites . Competition closes on saturday 9th February and all winners posted on Sunday 10th...GOOD LUCK
To God be the glory! History will be made on Sunday, 27th January 2013. As His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. C. A. Maduoma and Mama Province, Mrs. O. A. Maduoma will be received as the new Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion) in the thanksgiving service holding at St. Peter's Cathedral Arondizuogu, Ideato-North LGA , Imo State by 11am. Come all, lets celebrate God's upliftment!
This Sunday, Pastor Chris will be preaching “Getting in the Habit” at all 3 services. The scripture lesson is James 2:1-10, 14-17. Communion will be served at the 8:15 service. Scripture - My friends, as believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, you must never treat people in different ways according to their outward appearance. Suppose a rich man wearing a gold ring and fine clothes comes to your meeting, and a poor man in ragged clothes also comes. If you show more respect to the well-dressed man and say to him, "Have this best seat here," but say to the poor man, "Stand over there, or sit here on the floor by my feet," then you are guilty of creating distinctions among yourselves and of making judgments based on evil motives. Listen, my dear friends! God chose the poor people of this world to be rich in faith and to possess the kingdom which he promised to those who love him. But you dishonor the poor! Who are the ones who oppress you and drag you before the judges? The rich! They are ...
Yes, he hits the nail on the head about the modern institutional church. I love the community at our church but would stop going to "worship" on Sunday morning alltogether if I could do so without hurting my pastor.
I see another example of our crazy state of affairs. Apparently a letter from an atheist organization caused the United States Military to remove relgious symbols from a chapel on a military base. Once again an example of how the voice of the few rules the many. Our world is so upside down it is hard to imagine what will be left in the future. Very sad description of our America.
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I'll be gettin' down, gettin' loud, gettin' some Gettin' high up under the moonlight It's a bring your own booze contribution We got beer and good ole boys, good ole girls Gettin' backwards in a backwoods world Sunday morning we'll have a get-right reunion Oh but tonight it's on, pass the jar around Get so far gone we come unwound We ain't lost we can be found at the dirt road communion Oh, dirt road communion
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FLASHBACK- If you remember Choir Day - What was your FAVORITE choir song? Mine was "Call Him Up". If you confess The Lord call Him up!!
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Handle with Care! January 25th, 2013 Luke 4: 20-21 20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened upon him. 21 He began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing." Emily Dickinson said: "A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day." Sometimes one person may say something to another, just a word, and especially from a husband to a spouse or visa-versa, and it becomes something not soon to forget. And when this happens, the silent treatment comes in to haunt the relationship. (I am sometimes guilty of this very thing.) Emily's little poem expresses the Biblical understanding of The Word. The Word is a lively, active reality comes into the world and accomplishes it's work. When Jesus finished reading the words of the prophet Isaiah in his own hometown and sat down, I suppose that everyone expected him to keep talking, to give a short sermon. But instead, he ...
After prayerful consultations with God, and with the prayers and encouragement of the congregation, it is with great confidence, enthusiasm and Christian joy that the Search Committee unanimously recommended to Cabinet that our new Designated Pastor be Brad Jagger of Stow, Ohio. Cabinet subsequently approved the appointment. Pastor Brad comes highly recommended by Rich Plant, our search consultant at the United Church of Christ’s Eastern Ohio Association office. Pastor Brad’s references give him high praise for his ability to preach sermons that leave you waiting impatiently for the next Sunday to roll around, to rebuild churches in numbers and in strength, to delight in the stimulation, activities and spirituality church provides, and to be a true listener.  Pastor Brad has been a member of the business world and has a keen understanding of marketing, but is now feeling a call to return to ministry. He has high energy and has many wonderful ideas for our church. Our past interim ministers have preac ...
Pope urges prayers for peace during Christian Unity Week VATICAN CITY, January 20 (CNA/EWTN News) .- Pope Benedict XVI asked for more prayers of world peace as part of the Christian Unity week celebrated this week. "For the prayer of Christian unity I would like to add again that one for peace, because, in the ongoing diverse conflicts, and end to the massacres of unarmed civilians, an end to all violence, and that courage to dialogue and to negotiate is found," he told thousands of pilgrims from his Aposotolic Palace window at St. Peter's Square today. The Church is now celebrating its annual week of prayer for Christian unity, which began Jan. 18 and will end Jan. 25. The Pope detailed the importance of unity during his Sunday Angelus at the Vatican. "One of the most serious sins that disfigures the face of the Church is against its visible unity, especially the historical divisions the have separated Christians that haven't yet been overcome," said Pope Benedict. "It's a moment always welcome to believ ...
25th jan, such a very special affair for our son Ronn Michael, it is a day he's looking for every sunday upon attendng holy mass. D event was solemn & heartwarming for us, d parents also. Today is their day to finally got d 2nd most impt part of being a true christian..1st Holy Communion..welcome to the true world of christianity..love u much son.
Female ministers of music & minstrels alike; Cover your bosoms ! I have a wife & my Son's R looking for "Godly" wives ! Cover yourself up just out of respect for the Lord your God ! Tired of seeing women showing off their Chests' & I ain't scared 2 say it !
Please tell me I'm suffering from dementia! Did I hear there is a law or proposal allowing ministers to decide if their congregation can bring guns in church? Surely our days are numbered
Azer (Pope Kirillos) was born on August 2, 1902 from Christian parents. His father was a deacon who spent his spare time teaching hymns and writing about the saints. He loved the church and used to spend long hours praying, and reading the holy Bible in his room. Every year, by tradition, the whole family spent one week in the town of Abyr during the feast of St. Menas (Mari Mina). When Azer was 25 years old he resigned from his job, and joined Al-Baramus Monastery. His name was changed to Brother Mina. He was loved by all the other monks for his care and help to the elders and the sick. On July 18, 1931 Mina the monk was ordained priest and became Father Mina. Father Mina loved to live in solitude, and decided to live in a cave two miles away from the monastery. Every Saturday he would go back to the monastery to attend the Vespers prayers, and spend the night there in order to attend the Sunday Mass and share in the Holy Communion. Lots of people used to visit Father Mina, seeking his prayer sand blessi ...
This weekend is the last Sunday of the month which means we will be shutting the gym down Sunday morning and all the kids ages pre-k & up will be in the adult service with moms and pops for communion and water baptism this Sunday. We also will be dedicating babies and children. If you've never dedicated you kids to the Lord it's not too late. Don't be shy :) It's an extremely powerful moment in time and a definite statement you're making to God, your kids, and the world.
Today is a World Communion Sunday, has started at 1940. For your ref: I Corinthians11: 23-29 Especially read 11:27-29
I know I'm late in getting around to this.but I just wanted to say that World Communion Sunday at Cornell United Methodist Church was fantastic! We celebrated the diversity of the body of Christ with several languages being used during worship and communion (swahili, german, english, greek, etc.) and thanks to Jenny Lyons we enjoyed breads from all over the world. Such a talented bunch of people!
On Sunday, October 7, 2012, Kingh's Way United Methodist Church, Saint James Episcopal Church, Covenant Presbyterian, and Central Korean Church drew together to worship on World Communion Sunday. Acolytes from 3 congregations processed into the Sanctuary with the elements. 3 congregations' choirs jointly sang an anthem and hymns. l 3 organists played pieces. Trumpets blared! Rev. Mark Struckhoff of Council of the Churches of the Ozarks preached. Truly this is how we should celebrate World Communion Sunday.
In celebration of "World Communion Sunday" (which was yesterday), today in chapel students read from Scripture in five different languages, and the entire Upper School student body was invited to receive in communion.
Did your United Methodist Church celebrate World Communion Sunday today? Watch this video to understand how your offering makes a difference in supporting scholarships for pastors around the world. Follow this link to give online to the UMC World Communion Sunday fund:
October 7th is designated is a Sunday when all pastors were encouraged by a radical group to defy the IRS and dare to promote a political candidate from the pulpit. This could jeopardize the churches non- profit as a 501(c)3. I chose to not participate in this protest. I care as much as anyone about our country but I don't talk politics from the pulpit. Instead I chose to celebrate World Communion Sunday, and the World Day of Prayer for Israel. This is also the last day of the Jewish holiday Sukkot-the Feast of Tabernacles. We celebrated all of those events with one of the most unique services and special communion I have ever been a part of. I am humbled by God's goodness and His presence in our service this morning. I thank the Lord for His mercies, blessings, and grace.
Thanks to Pastor Kelly Fowler for today's special message at Bay View United Methodist Church. It was one I could feel in my heart as we marked World Communion Sunday. Celebrated the first Sunday in October – World Communion Day is one of the most venerable of “special Sundays.” It has taken on new relevancy and depth of meaning in a world where globalization often has undermined peace and justice – and in a time when fear divides the people of God's earth. On this day we celebrate our oneness in Christ, the Prince of Peace, in the midst of the world we are called to serve – a world ever more in need of peacemaking. For communion, we had five different breads from which to select, including some very special ones to me because they represent people, places, stories, struggles I've learned intimately or witnessed first-hand in some form or another. The breads were: Challah, Corn Tortillas, Naan, Pita and Chapati.
Good worship services at Wagoner First Christian Church this morning on World Communion Sunday.
Sorry to be missing World Communion Sunday at First Christian Church Hanford. The Elders & Pastor Tom Warren have a great service planned.
Another wonderful day in worship at First United Methodist in Paragould. World Communion Sunday with the smell of...
I really must congratulate the Chancel Choir and Next Generation of Cumming First United Methodist for their presentation of "A Little Jazz Mass" by Bob Chilcott this morning. It was exceptional and a true addition to World Communion Sunday.
Wake up world, time to thank the Lord for all your blessings known and unkown. We should do this everyday, but...it is also World Communion Sunday in the United Methodist Church...come, share in the Lord with your Brothers and Sisters around the world.
From the introduction to my sermon this morning at Plymouth Church, responding to the Star-Tribune article about Archbishop Neindstedt's opposition to Marriage Equality: "Today is World Communion Sunday, a day on which God’s extravagant welcome to the Lord’s Supper is being celebrated around the globe. It is a day for flinging doors open, setting more places at the table, and marveling at how the food of love here served never runs out. Sadly, we are also learning of efforts of certain Roman Catholic bishops, including Archbishop Neinstedt in this diocese, to do the opposite: to exclude from the sacrament those whose sexual orientation, or whose views on marriage, do not comport with Church teaching. In a letter written in May, 2010 to the mother of a *** child, the Archbishop reiterated the orthodox point of view and informed the mother that her 'eternal salvation' was at stake and that those who do not accept this position 'cannot consider themselves to be Catholic and ought not to participat ...
Today is World Communion Sunday, one of the 5 special Sundays of the United Methodist Church. Part of your offering will go to fund scholarships for college students. It's great to see so many of our churches posting that they are observing it!
If you join us in worship at First Presbyterian Church Enid this morning (10:50am) you will hear a 2-person dialogue sermon on the Book of Ruth with our own Rev. Andrew Long and our good friend Rev. Karen Rogers; you'll also get to hear guest violinist Sarah Swanner--the Fiddler! Most important, it's World Communion Sunday and you are invited.
I am so excited about today! Godfrey First United Methodist and Emmanuel Free Methodist Churches are joining in mission with FAITH IN ACTION to break bread together on this World Communion Sunday at 10:00am, and then heading out into the community to be the hands of feet of Christ as a couple hundred people work on 25+ projects throughout the Alton/Godfrey area. It is so good to be part of the body of Christ!
It is Sunday morning and you woke up at O-dark thirty and can't get back to sleep. That window which is open a crack lets you know that it's much colder out this morning and you just want to pull the covers up and drift back to slumberland . . . but, then you think, "It's Sunday morning. I wonder what I'll do today?", and all hopes for sleep drift away. Your mind is on an adventure trying to figure out what you can get done with this one day of Sabbath. Why not start your day in the worship of God with the St. Paul United Church of Christ faith family in Lebanon, Illinois? Located conveniently along Routes 4 & 50, just South of the center of town and along whatever path you choose to go, the worship and fellowship facilities of St. Paul UCC are open to all of God's people. Let me say that another way, we are open to everyone . . . and you are one of God's people. Today is World Communion Sunday and the entire community of Christ's disciples gather around the Table of grace and mercy to, both, remember and ...
Join us for World Communion Sunday this morning at 8:30 and 11:00 AM. Don't miss Christian Education at 9:30 - Bill Motley will be giving a special presentation for the children and youth on the care package ministry (being supported by the special offering in worship)... And adults will enjoy the leadership of Althea Huggins as they finish up their lessons on Matthew. We hope you'll join us this morning!
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The Contemporary Singers and resident vocalists present Robert Ray's "Gospel Mass" at all three sanctuary worship services in celebration of World Communion Sunday.
A weekend of celebrations! Today, Luke & Stephanie Meyer were married & Jameson Meyer was baptized... And tomorrow morning, we baptize Nora Christenson and celebrate World Communion Sunday. God is good!
This Sunday at the United Church of Phelps is World Communion Sunday! Join with the people at the United Church and Christians around the globe in celebrating unity and the Lord's Table. The message is titled "Imagine" based on Isaiah 2 and of course, John Lennon's song. Come and imagine with us a world living in peace. Following service is a Fresh Bread Sale and all proceeds go to feeding the hungry in our community! Christian Education - 9:30am and Worship at 10:50. It's gonna be great! 58 Main St.
World Communion Sunday tomorrow--all over the world. At Gainesville First United Methodist Church all are welcome as we look at how Jesus sees children and why. 8:30 & 10:55 - Sanctuary Traditional Worship...9:30 & 10:55 Contemporary Worship. I hope to see you at the Holy table.
join us at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Highland Park United Methodist Church for World Communion Sunday. My sermon, "That All May Be One" is based on John 17:20-26. We will also take our special World Communion Sunday offering. See you there!
Getting excited for this weekend's gig! Headed to CT to play two worship services tomorrow morning at the First Unitarian Church of Hartford. It's World Communion Sunday. If you are in the area, come worship!
Now this is the way Sunday, October 6, 2012 should be treated, as World Communion Sunday. But there will be some pastors who will ignore WCS and instill their personal beliefs of politics at the pulpit. Shame.~Robin Scott
Erwin First is one of the most culturally diverse UMC congregations in Syracuse, perhaps in most of Upstate New York State. Join in celebrating our diversity as we share communion with Christians around the world on World Communion Sunday, October 7. Our service starts at 10 am and continues into the world afterwards. Bring in something representing your culture or someplace you have visited to decorate our communion table. We'll bring these items forward during the opening music. No prior experiance needed.
Weekly Rapp Sheet - Friday, October 5, 2012 All senior citizens are cordially invited to our Fall Senior Citizen Luncheon which will be held on Saturday, October 6th, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM in Gallihugh Hall. Donations of supplies and volunteers are needed. Please refer to the signup sheet in the narthex for a list of items. In recognition of World Communion Sunday, the flowers and glassware on the altar represent our connection to the Czech Republic and the tapestry on the communion table represents our Hispanic Latino Ministry. Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Boxes: Pick up an Operation Christmas Child box in the narthex. Fill it with goodies for a child, and return it to the church by November 15. Shoe boxes will be available starting October 14. Oct. 14, 2012 is Nametag Initiative Day! One of the ways we can be a more welcoming congregation is by regularly using our nametags on Sunday mornings. Beginning on Oct. 14, let’s make an effort to begin wearing our nametags more regularly! See bulletin for fur ...
Sunday October 7th is World Communion Sunday! Come celebrate with Plymouth Church UCC, Shaker Heights, and then return for the benefit concert for Melissa Becerra, teacher at Boulevard school, at 4pm, in the Sanctuary. Musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra, CIM, CWRU, as well as Jeanne & Steven Rose (violins), Todd Wilson (organ), Peter Bennet (harpsichord), Nicole Clouser (double bass), Neil Mueller (trumpet), and Zeger Verhage (clarinet) will present a concert to benefit Boulevard School 2nd grade teacher, Melissa Becerra’s trip to Rift Valley Children’s Village, Tanzania. Free-will donation. Dessert reception.
World Communion Sunday Service, Sunday, October 7 at 2 p.m. St. Andrew’s will join the congregation of St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church and United Methodist Church of Harrodsburg to celebrate a World Communion Sunday worship service on Sunday, October 7th. The worship service will begin at 2 p.m. at St. Phillip’s Church in Harrodsburg. Join us!
Ecumenical Observance Began in 1936 World Communion Sunday (originally called World Wide Communion Sunday) originated in the Presbyterian Church (USA). In 1936, for the first time, the first Sunday in October was celebrated in Presbyterian churches in the United States and overseas. From the beginning, it was planned so that other denominations could make use of it and, after a few years, the idea spread beyond the Presbyterian Church. The Department of Evangelism of the Federal Council of Churches (a predecessor body of the National Council of Churches) was first associated with World Wide Communion Sunday in 1940 when the department’s executive secretary, Jesse Bader, led in its extension to a number of churches throughout the world. Today, efforts to promote World Communion Sunday are carried out by participating denominations, and several produce materials geared toward this observance. Please contact your denomination’s national offices to inquire about the availability of such materials. Clic ...
This Sunday is World Communion Sunday. With it comes the opportunity to give. World Communion Sunday provides scholarships for U.S. racial- and ethnic students and international students, on both undergraduate and graduate levels. Pray about how God would lead you to give.
This coming Sunday, October 7th, is World Communion Sunday. Join us at the 10:00 am service - Rev. Don Davis will be preaching. His sermon is "The New Covenants" from I Corinthians 11: 23-33. A special offering will be collected to benefit those in need in Syria and those who have suffered losses from Hurricane Isaac.
World Communion Sunday!! We will celebrate Holy Communion in union with churches of many denominations all around the world! The theme for worship Saturday night and Sunday is "Faith to Heal". The scripture is Psalm 8. Please bring items which were made in other countries with you to worship. Please label them with what country they came from. New Beginnings Worship is Saturday night at 6:00 pm. It will be in the lounge. Sunday worship is in the sanctuary at 9 am. Join us for worship and Sunday School!
Do you attend the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in DeLand? I'm doing a story about the pastor's "holy grail" chalice collection and the replica of the Antioch Chalice he’s displaying for World Communion Sunday. I’d like to talk to you about it
Sunday, October 7 is World Communion Sunday. World Communion Sunday is an event that bridges denominations and spotlights our commonality in the Body of Christ. This world would be so much better off if we looked for that which we hold in common rather than our differences. Holy Communion, rightly o...
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World Communion Sunday is Sunday Oct 7. World Communion Sunday is one of the six churchwide Special Sundays of The United Methodist Church.
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