Hi Everyone! November 9, 2023
Last Sunday’s service could have gone badly but it sure didn’t. Our pastor was in Portland for a housing summit and Danny was scheduled to run the service but…. Danny wasn’t feeling well and had no voice. Things began to happen. Glenora agreed to run the service, Pastor Mary Beth recorded a sermon in her hotel room and James sent it to Ron. Ron made sure the sermon would play and everything was just fine! Thank you to everyone involved. You are appreciated!
We are 100% ready for our Charge Conference. I appreciate the committee members working hard to get necessary info to me so quickly. I also appreciate our pastor for taking this task on with me. We make a good team! The meeting will be Monday at 7:00 p.m. and will be officiated by Reverend Mike Hollomon from Caldwell. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
The UMM’s monthly breakfast meeting will be this Saturday at 9:00 at Erika’s Kitchen. All men are invited!
The UMM will be service a baked potato and chili lunch after church this Sunday. Please plan to stay and enjoy this delicious meal. A free will offering will be taken.
Payette had an election for City Counselors on Tuesday and I’m pleased to let you know that our own Lori Steiniker has been reelected to the City Council of Payette! Congrats Lori. I’m sure you will continue to do an excellent job!
Did you know that the season of Advent starts this Sunday? Advent marks the start of a new church year and reminds us that we wait for Christ to return. The color for Advent is blue.
We will be decorating the church for the Christmas season after church on Sunday, November 26th. Please plan to stay that Sunday to help with the Hanging of the Greens. It won’t take too long with lots of help and it always looks so beautiful!
The praise songs for this week are the John Wesley advent hymn Light of Those Whose Dreary Dwelling and God Help Me to Be. Click on the blue links to listen to the songs and be reminded of them so that we sound a bit better on Sunday.
Let’s keep our world in our prayers this week. With all the conflict in the Middle East and Europe we need constant prayers.
Locally please keep praying for Larry and Irene Jeffries, Jim Warzyn, Lis Williamson, Olivia Bybee, Hugh Homan, Tory, Josh, Katie, Bob Maynard and my brother-in-law Bill.
I talked to Carol Bruce’s daughter Suzi yesterday. Carol has been ill and has been staying with Suzi for a few weeks but is starting to feel better. Pray for a complete recovery.
Have a great rest of your week and we hope to see you here on Sunday. Please stay and enjoy the meal afterward.