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Church Service-10:30am and
Adult Sunday School-9:00am
are meeting again at our church.

Important Announcements

Saturday, May 8th Mother’s Day Picnic 12:30 pm CLUMC Basketball Court
Please RSVP by Thursday, May 6th either by phone to church office or the sign-up sheet at the back of the church.
Menu: Hamburgers, Brats, Hot Dogs, Fruit Salad, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Chips, Dessert

Saturday, May 22nd Blessing of the Animals 8:30 am – 11 am. CLUMC Prayer Garden
Bring your pets and working animals in a crate or on a leash. All members of our community are welcome to come and participate and pray as we bless the animals among us. We also will bless those who care for their needs.

Sunday, May 30th Hymn Sing 10:30 am CLUMC Worship Service

Friday, May 21st. Retirement Celebration for Linda Avera 4-6 pm Fred’s Market
Linda Avera is retiring from being a school teacher after 38 years. If you would like to come be a part of the celebration, her retirement party is at Freds Market located at 2120 Harden Blvd. in the Banquet Room from 4-6 pm.

Month of May Ladies in Action Project The Ladies in Action service project for May is helping the animals through the SPCA. We are collecting dog and cat food, cat litter, pet toys, pet bedding such as sheets, towels, blankets, and newspapers. If interested in getting involved or if you are led to help with a monetary donation, please contact Rita Lovett.


Pastor Terry Knight

“Brighten the corner where you are….”

This Easter season I have been preaching on the very familiar stories of “Acts of the Apostles” in the time after Jesus’ ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit. In these reports I have been struck by the disruption that this was to the disciples and other followers of Jesus. I wonder how often they thought about “life getting back to normal.” Peter, Andrew, James, and John were fishermen – maybe they often wanted to get back to those nets to the routine of fishing, cleaning fish, and repairing those nets…and the Sabbath meal with their mothers and listening to the rabbi in the synagogue on the morning of the 7th day. But Jesus had changed all that – He had called them to be fishers of men: to follow Him, to be His friend, to become apostles….

I have been hearing for almost 14 months that all we want ot do is get back to noral: no masks, lots of hugs, eating together. It may be that God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is usng this time of disruption to lead us into more than the “normal” but into a purpose fo being the church. It may be that we are not to be comfortable but for us to follow the early church as we find a deeper life and a closer walk in Christ. That walk is not an easy flat, air-conditioned path but a rocky, ankle twisting climb that builds our faith and calls us up higher.

What are we being called to out of this pandemic? How are we to be doing ministry?? Something new or maybe we are to do ministry the way John Wesley did it or St. Patrick or …….??? Thy will be done.

It’s May, already!!!! The congregation is coming together for worship, fellowship and service. As we come together, we are continuing to protect each other by wearing masks, keeping our distance from each other and to socialize outside.

We will have a picnic here on Saturday, May 8th on the basketball court here at our church. On Saturday, May 22, we will have a blessing of the animals at the Prayer Garden. On Sunday, May 30th there will be a hymn sing.

Blessings,

Pastor Terry Knight