Archive for April, 2015

From the Pastors Desk

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

We all long to hear a real-life Easter message.  News stories about hooded terrorists kidnapping and beheading innocent victims fill the front page.  Planes crash into mountains.  The violence between the police and citizens has us reeling.  In our own circle of family and friends we hear of death and debilitating illness.  Cancer is a […]

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A View From the Belfry

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Wow! The snow is almost entirely gone, and the crocuses are in bloom!  Some of our snowbirds are returning, and aren’t wearing their heavy winter coats quite all the time.  I even heard someone say that the ticks are back.  I know what that means; it’s almost MOSQUITO SEASON!!  I’ll be pigging out soon, after […]

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Lay Leader Lines

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Q:   I once heard of a church about our size which had a small prayer group which formed and met regularly to pray for specific changes in their church.  One of the things they prayed for was that their church would grow.  It took about seven years, but eventually all those  prayers made an impact, […]

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United Methodist Women

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

The Munising UMW will host a luncheon Saturday, May 9, beginning at noon.   The Rev. Donna Lindberg-Berkompas will present her videos and impressions of the trip which she took with Woody, Janet and others to follow the missionary travels of the Apostle Paul.  Mary Prater has all the details on this.  We will carpool to […]

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From The Pastor’s Desk

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Communion: We call Communion a sacrament, which means that we understand it to be a means or channel for God’s grace to come to us, particularly as Jesus Christ is made present spiritually with us in the service.  Holy Communion reminds us that we commune both with God and with one another at the table, […]

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A View From the Belfry

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

  Happy Easter from the belfry!  (As I write this it doesn’t look anything like spring yet, even though according to the calendar it is, so I can’t really wish you a a happy spring, can I?  You know, we United Methodists really like to eat, as do all the folks who go to other […]

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Lay Leader Lines

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Q: I understand that some people don’t like change, but I for one love it!  A few months ago some of our members went to a Reach Summit.  They returned promising change, but all I’ve seen so far is that we now serve coffee and water in the entry and have a few more signs […]

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United Methodist Women

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

The long awaited registration forms are finally here for the Marquette District UMW Spring Retreat. This annual event will take place Friday evening and Saturday morning, May 1 and 2, at the Comfort Inn right here in Manistique. Janet Helmbold will be the retreat leader and several UMW members from throughout the district (including some […]

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