mid - week update
Mid-Week Update July 29, 2020
Welcome to the mid-week update. The Annual Conference was fully digital this year. I wonder, I just wonder if maybe they might do this every year. Think of the savings. The Digital Annual Conference included about 1200 – 1500 people watching and voting online. Hotel rooms were not an issue, and neither were travel expenses. Maybe they could schedule an in-person Annual Conference every five years, while meeting digitally in the intervening years. We began as we always do, singing, “And Are We Yet Alive, and see each other’s face.” Well, actually we couldn’t see each other’s faces. In reality, Bishop Bard echoed the sentiments of every participant when he expressed missing the opportunity of meeting each other in person. It’s true, Christian fellowship energizes us and our faith, and it helps us build the church. A key teaching to kick off the conference was the Parable of the Sower, who sowed seeds. We’ve heard that parable many times, and may have read it over and over. I’m always struck with the words, 11 “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.” (Luke 8:11) It’s easy to lose sight of that small but central teaching of the parable. We can do so many good things, but we must make sure we do the one thing that is needed. We must sow the word of God. Sowing God’s word in our own thoughts and emotions will help us to use it in conversation. When we sow into our own lives we become sowers who are able to sow into other lives. Let's sow the word of God.
This week’s Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:10-15
Call To Worship, Sunday Aug. 2
WL: Jesus Christ invites all who will listen to his voice, to come and worship.
P: Jesus is the head of the church.
WL: As we come, we also build with Jesus. We are His co-workers.
P: Let us be careful how we build.
WL: Jesus Christ is our firm foundation, and upon Him we must build.
P: Let us build true to plum, and use the best materials.
ALL: For the Day of Christ’s return will reveal our work. AMEN.
Sleepers are still needed for the Layette Ministry. 0-3 months only!
Please call the office if you are I need of prayer, if you are ill, or if you are in need of pastoral service. During this time, when many are not attending church or visiting with other people, we need to hear about you. Please call 362-4288
Trustee Meeting, Monday, August 3, 6:30 pm.
SPRC Meeting, Monday, August 10th 6:30 pm
UMW Lunch at the Park, August 11th, Noon, Dewey Durant Park
Flowers Under the Cross are in honor of the 56th Wedding Anniversary or Al & Marilyn Denhoff.
Elite & Nancy Shellenbarger
7/31 John & Candace Thomas
8/1 Al & Marilyn Denhoff
8/1 Tom & Diane King
7/30 Chuck Klenow
8/1 Dylan Rose
8/3 Poly Roach
8/3 Len Sarki
8/4 Clyde French
8/4 Teresa Smith
Tawas United Methodist Church
20 E. M-55
Tawas City, MI 48763