July 20, 2018
 
 
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KIDS AGE 3 to HIGH SCHOOL!  Please joins us for Sunday School at 9:00 am during the School Year!     A great time of learning, fellowship, singing, and meeting new friends.....we look forward to seeing you! 

 

Hero Central Vacation Bible School will be Monday, June 25 through Thursday, June 28, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. It’s for ages 3 to 12. There will be crafts and music, and a light meal will be served. Please RSVP with registrations by calling Cindi Strehlow at (906)221-1094.   Volunteers are needed, too. Please contact Cindi if you can help.

 

Reading through the Bible in a Year, July 8—In the Old Testament this week we are transitioning from the books of Kings & all of the issues there, & moving into Chronicles with all the genealogy & lineage & review of some of the history in our previous readings.

The New Testament book of Acts keeps us informed of Paul’s travels & the various travel companions & those he meets along the way. As complicated as Paul’s life has become, his claim of Roman citizenship only serves to add to his unique circumstance.

We have had a celebration of the completion of reading the first half of the Bible (July 1). Verses to encourage you in the second half: “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, & you will know the truth, & the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 ESV

 
 
Reading through the Bible in a year has begun!
NIV version Bibles with 365 separate readings have been distributed. The good habit of reading the Bible on a daily basis has begun for many people.

The Old Testament reading March 18 completes the book of Numbers and begins Deuteronomy. The Israelites are approaching the end of their wanderings (40 years’ worth) and are anticipating taking possession of the lands God promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Leadership changes impact the people as Aaron dies on Mount Horeb and Joshua is his replacement. The history of the Jews' desert experience is reviewed and documented.

The New Testament book of Luke lets us follow Jesus in his early earthly ministry. There is some genealogy, some teaching with parables, miracles of healing, and the upsetting of the status quo with the Sadducees and the Pharisees.

The opportunity to talk about your reading through the Bible is a great chance to make the readings real for your Biblical experience. If those around you know you have undertaken this reading discipline, they may be likely to ask you about it, and you would have the opportunity to remember what you have read and share it with them. The discussion groups are also great chances to verbalize your Bible experience. I encourage you to share your readings with your family and friends. It is part of our Christian walk to share the Word of God with others.

Only good can come from having the Bible open and reading from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs each day. We are nearing the one-quarter mark in our goal to read the entire Bible in 2018. Discussion groups are available Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., Fridays at noon, and

Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour at 9:15 a.m. We would love to have you join us in our journey through the Bible this year.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

--Jack Noyce (715)528-2084

 

 

 The Adult Sunday school    Meets during the School year on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. to talk with each other about God and the church and how it is that we can best serve as disciples of Jesus.   You are welcome to join us!  Please call the office, 774-2545, if you would like a book and more information about the class.  Between now and May 20, the group will study Paul's letter tot he Ephesians.  Everyone is welcome.  Adult SS will take a summer break after that.  

 Coming Summer 2018—Cindi Strehlow and Kristy Ryan have volunteered to organize Vacation Bible School. They will need volunteers to help plan and work on it, so please be thinking about participating in this wonderful event for our church children. It’s a great way to not only serve your church, but have fun doing it! You can contact Cindi at (906)221-1094, or Kristy at (906)779-5282.

 Did You Know?...Our TUMC library is available to you! Located in the church office, the library contains many authors, titles, and selections.   Come check it out!