Hi Everyone! April 27, 2023
Please spread the word that our worship service on Sunday, April 30th is at Fruitland UMC at 9:30 a.m. We sure don’t anyone showing up at our church Sunday at 11:00. Let’s show up in Fruitland and fill their sanctuary like they filled ours on January 29th.
The Trustees met on April 17th and decided to do the spring cleanup the same as fall cleanup. Separate lists for outdoor and indoor tasks are on clipboards that will be available for a few weeks. If you want to help out, sign up for a task and complete it when it is convenient for you. The church is open T-F from 9 to noon every week or if you would like to come at a different time, just let me know and I’ll arrange for it to be open for you. Please bring your own tools and cleaning supplies. We all appreciate your help!
Episode 2 of the third season of The Chosen will be shown this Sunday evening at 6:00. The UMM will provide popcorn and soda. The series is amazing, the snacks delicious and you can’t beat the company!
Monday Morning Coffee With the Pastor returns to Agape on Monday from 9-12. Stop in and have a free coffee with Pastor Mary Beth on May Day!
We received word that Hugh Homan was released from the hospital and is in skilled nursing care in Payette. That is an answer to prayer to keep him close to Doris and Jana. We are so glad he’s on the mend and getting stronger.
I made a mistake in the newsletter last week about a former preschool student of Sheri Hood. Brendan Loudermilk passed away after a battle with cancer. Let’s keep his family in our prayers.
The Sandquists have returned home after traveling to Independence, OR where John’s sister Karen passed away. They will be returning to wrap things up with Karen’s estate since she had no other family. Pray for strength for John and Jeanie.
Tony Irwin’s daughter’s stepson Darby had his brain surgery and had two tumors removed successfully. He is feeling pretty well!
Kathryn Gordon’s niece Emily had her tiny premature baby last week. She was born weighing 2lbs. 5 oz. Emily was able to go home but the baby will stay probably until close to her due date. The baby is doing well considering her size. Please keep baby, mom and dad on your prayer list! I will give you the baby’s name when I know. Remember, Glenora’s great granddaughter Eleanor weighed less than two pounds at birth and she is just fine, actually perfect!
Continue to pray for Mike Hall’s family as they lost a brother and have a brother with mesothelioma. Ron’s brother Jim had a scan and some more troubling spots were found. Keep Ron and his siblings in your prayers.
I got this word from Pam Hardenbrook’s Facebook page: Jim’s father is getting ready to take his final journey. He will soon hear those precious words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” Keep Jim, Pam and all of their family in your prayers.
Continue to pray for Floyd’s brother Frank, the Williamsons, Irene Jeffries, Shannon Osborn, James’ mom Mary, and Terry Hershey.
Since we aren’t having a worship service this week, I won’t come in to work on Friday. I’ll take a 4-day weekend. I will be in town so if something comes up, give me a call and I’ll meet you here.
I hope you can get out and enjoy this beautiful spring weather (finally). Keep in mind that all the beauty was created for us by God. Be thankful.
PS My baby girl, Tess turns 30 this Sunday!
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