AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER
Over the summer, Pastor Eric Olsen and Michael Martin will be following the same spiritual outline for their weekly messages, concentrating on the theme: Gifts of the Spirit, Fruits of the Spirit. the topics for the rest of the summer are: August 5: The Fruit of Patience August 12: The Fruit of Self-control Ausugt 19: The Fruit of Peace August 26: The Fruit of Kindness September 2: The Fruit of Hope
WORDS OF WISDOM
Godis always ready to forgive and restore, the one in whom we can always trust.
Let this encourage you. God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile.
A recent study concluded that smiling can be good for your health; it slows down the heart and reduces stress. Your smile could be a message of cheer from God to a needy soul.
It is always the time to invest in eternity, by how we make and live by choices that show the difference the love of Jesus makes in our lives. Help us not to trade away eternal values for convenience and comfort. One is truly wise who gains their wisdom from above.
Caring for the burdens of others helps us to forget about our own.
In this noisy, busy world it is so good to spend a few minutes with God. Time with Him refreshes your soul and is the source of your inner strength. He is always near to us.
The word “gracious” comes from the word grace and it can mean an act of kindness or courtesy. As followers of Christ who have received grace, we are to show it in the way we treat others. Grace in our hearts pours out in our words and deeds.
Sometimes the struggles we face in life seem so big, but God is bigger. God’s comforting presence is more powerful than our fears.
Despite the worst circumstances, people who rely on God have a sense of stability and vitality; like a firmly rooted tree.
Do you know someone who needs your help or needs you to sit alongside them? The best way to encourage others may be to just be near. At the right times the Holy Spirit will give us words to say, if they are needed.
We received a thank you letter from the Church World Service Blankets program. Our donation totaled $275.
Rally Day will be on September 9, Lake Placid will be invited to join us since they won’t have their own service that day.
SARANAC LAKE ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY
August is pasta and sauces month. Please add your donation to the red shopping cart at the back of the sanctuary.
SAVE THE DATES - RUMMAGE SALE FOR THE CHURCH
The sale will be held on Thursday September 27 & Friday September 28 from 9am to 7pm, Saturday September 29 from 9am to noon. All items left at the church must be in good condition, no rips, no stains. All small electrical items must work. Leave before Tuesday September 25. Thank you. Questions--call Church at 518 891-3473, Deborah J. Donaldson at 518 891-4199 or Charlotte Hall at 518 891-2129.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
At the banquet on July 12th the women approved a contribution to the school district backpack program and will finalize a sweat suit donation for the emergency room at the hospital at their September 13 meeting. Plans were completed for the yard sale on July 27th and 28th.
The United Methodist Women the end of July held their annual Yard Sale to raise money for their many mission projecSt that they do over the year.
Setting up the tables before the sale were: Jeff & Sally Murray, Jim & Barbara Halla, Eric Olsen, Virginia Santy, Pete & Martha Donnelly. Helping at the sale were: Merle Smith, Jean McDonough, Nancy Roberts, Jessie Aubin, Gina Norton, Joan Sleinkofer, Linda & Jim Pierson, Avana Forsyth, Barbara Halla, Virginia Santy, Eileen Leavitt, Art & Carol Adkins, Joel Wit, Ruth Damp, Diane Kelting, Hannah Marlow, Martha Donnelly, Janean McElyea, Linda Hall, Chris Weidnimen, Alan Roberts, Darrell Davies. A special thank you to Bob Donaldson for removing garbage. The Humane Society took some items for the animals, Ria Bombard took handicapped items, Joan Sleinkofer took several quilts and blanket to Samaritan House.
It was a very, very successful sale and raised money for our various projects. A special thanks to everyone who worked and everyone who came and bought.
REMEMBER WITH A CARD
Rose Nadon: Neighborhood House, PO Box 46, Keene Valley, NY 12943
Genevieve Clarkson: Champlain Valley Senior Community, 10 Gilliland Lane, Willsboro, NY 12996
Margaret Turnbull: 3873 Burnup Road Black River, NY 13612
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