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Nov 23, 2014

Christ the King Sunday

Pastor Tim's Message: Shepherd Us

Ezekiel 34: 11- 16, 20 - 24


A slide show of our recent Harvest Celebration is in the left column under Photo Gallery.
 


  Sunday Worship Times
         9:00 AM  Traditional Service
       10:30 Contemporary Service

  Sunday School Times
         9:00 AM Youth
         9:30 - 11:30 AM   Children- GPS (Grow, Proclaim, Serve)
        10:30 AM Adults


Upcoming Events
DateEvent
November 23, 2014 CV Ministerium Thanksgiving Service 7 PM 
November 30, 2014 Advent Begins 
December 1, 2014 Endowment Scholarship Application Deadline  
December 7, 2014 Christmas Cantata  
December 14, 2014 Christmas Dinner 2 PM 
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November Worship and Preaching   

On All Saints Sunday we turn to the last book of the Bible, Revelation.  In John’s powerful vision he sees a great crowd so large that “no one could number.”  The atmosphere is one of celebration.   Persons who have endured all sorts of earthly trials now stand in the presence of the Lamb crying out, “Victory belongs to our God.”  We are reminded that in spite of what we experience, one day we shall be in the presence of the Lord!  Knowing and believing this gives us hope. 

The second week of the month, we return to Matthew’s gospel and another of Jesus’ parables.  There were ten bridesmaids anticipating being part of a wedding celebration.  With the unexpected delay of the groom, we discover that five of the young women were unprepared.  The parable reminds us of the importance of having and keeping the right priorities.  It is so easy to become distracted that we lose sight of who we are. 

On November 16, we conclude our yearlong emphasis on Matthew’s gospel with the “Parable of the Talents.”  In the story three workers were given talents to manage in the master’s absence.  Two of the three successfully increased what they were given, while the third did nothing with his talent.  God has blessed us with one life and he desires us to do our best.  When we share our God given talents with others, we will be blessed. 

  Our focus on Christ the King Sunday is always on our relationship with Jesus.  We turn to the Old Testament book of Ezekiel to discover that centuries before the birth of Jesus, the people longed for a Messiah from the royal line of David.  We also discover another familiar image in this reading -- that the coming Messiah will be a shepherd who cares for the sheep.

The First Sunday of Advent we turn to the Old Testament prophet Isaiah.  In an emotional appeal the prophet implores God, “if only you would tear open the heavens and come down!”  There are times when we also desire some visible evidence of God’s activity and presence in our lives and in our world.  God remains faithful.

Each month the readings are shared as a way of encouraging persons to read and reflect on their prior to our time of worship. 

Nov. 2         Revelation 7:9-17
Nov. 9         Matthew 25:1-13

Nov. 16        Matthew 25:14-30

Nov. 23.       Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Nov. 30.       Isaiah 64:1-9

 


   

What's Happening

  • CV Ministerium Thanksgiving Service Nov 23, 7 PM The Conestoga Valley Ministerium Thanksgiving Service will be held at our church on Sunday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Sam Mwangi from Carpenters Community Church will be ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2014, 4:28 PM by Lois Kerchner
  • Photos from Holiday Bazaar Thanks to all who made our Holiday Bazaar such a wonderful event.  What a great chance to see the works of some of our local crafters.  Food, fun, fellowship and ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2014, 5:53 AM by Lois Kerchner
  • Holiday Bazaar Nov 8, 9AM to 1 PM Our Second Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday, November 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Individual tables can be rented for $10.00.  Crafters ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2014, 2:49 PM by Lois Kerchner
  • Honor Veterans Nov 9 We express our thanks to the brave men and women who served in one of the branches of the military.  All veterans will be asked to stand in recognition on ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2014, 2:45 PM by Lois Kerchner
  • Thank You - Kensill Fund for Hope Praise the Lord!  Thanks to His leading and the generous outpouring of donations from businesses and church members, the many who helped with solicitation of donations, mailings, setting up, food ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2014, 2:43 PM by Lois Kerchner
  • Advent Begins Nov 30 Advent begins on Sunday, November 30.  Advent is the four week time of expectant waiting and preparation for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.           Following the Traditional worship service ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2014, 2:33 PM by Lois Kerchner
  • Endowment Scholarships Deadline Dec 1 Annually the Endowment committee of Leola United Methodist church offers eligible members the opportunity to apply for an educational gift.  The gifts are available by application to students who have ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2014, 2:29 PM by Lois Kerchner
  • Christmas Door Hangars Once again we will have door hanger invitations available in early December.  The door hangers are invitations to attend one of our Christmas Eve services, and have been effective in ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2014, 2:23 PM by Lois Kerchner
  • Christmas Dinner Dec 14 Our annual Christmas dinner is scheduled for Sunday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m.  We are pleased to have the AARP Choir for our after dinner entertainment.  The AARP ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2014, 2:20 PM by Lois Kerchner
  • Christmas Cantata Dec 7 Our LUMC Choir and St. Paul's Lutheran Choir from Millersville are preparing a cantata to be sung at the 9:00 AM service on Dec 7.  The cantata is ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2014, 11:13 AM by Lois Kerchner
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