Last Minute Announcements
Saturday, October 14, 8:30 AM, United Methodist Men in the Christian Characters Classroom
Saturday, October 14, 9:30 AM, Habitat for Humanity work day at 919 Locust (a list of projects can be found below)
Saturday, October 14, setting up for 200th Anniversary Dinner in Fellowship Hall Oct. 15
Preparing for Worship
Gathering Music “Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing)”
Scripture Matthew 22:1-14
Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. 4Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.’ 5But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, 6while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them. 7The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. 8Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.’ 10Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11“But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, 12and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?’ And he was speechless. 13Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Sermon “Filled With Guests” Pastor Nick
UMH 568 “Christ for the World We Sing” UMH 699 “Come, and Let Us Sweetly Join”
UMH 420 “Breathe on Me, Breathe of God” UMH 514 “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”
Gathering Music “Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing)”
Scripture Joshua 4:4-7 and Hebrews 2:1-4
4Then Joshua summoned the twelve men from the Israelites, whom he had appointed, one from each tribe. 5Joshua said to them, “Pass on before the ark of the Lord your God into the middle of the Jordan, and each of you take up a stone on his shoulder, one for each of the tribes of the Israelites, 6so that this may be a sign among you. When your children ask in time to come, ‘What do those stones mean to you?’ 7then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off in front of the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it crossed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the Israelites a memorial forever.”
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Therefore we must pay greater attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. 2For if the message declared through angels was valid, and every transgression or disobedience received a just penalty, 3how can we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? It was declared at first through the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard him, 4while God added his testimony by signs and wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, distributed according to his will.
Sermon “Marking Our Present” Bishop Robert Farr
UMH 420 “Breathe on Me, Breathe of God”
UMH 514 “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”
Anthem “Sometimes When I’m Praying”
(Tune was named “NELSON” by the General Board of Discipleship,
in honor of our congregation!)
“By These Signs” “Clayride: A Gallop Through Methodist History”
Visitors who signed the attendance register at Worship Last Week
There were no visitors who signed the attendance forms this past week. Invite a friend, neighbor, or co-worker to come to worship with you this Sunday!
Calendar for the Week
200th Anniversary Celebration
9:00 Baby Grace
Birthdays This Week
15 Carol Harris
16 Lisa Maupin
17 Travis Thacher
19 Kacey Arnold, Brett Rogers
20 Marsha Kempf
21 Nickolas Haller, Jackie Leonard
22 John Tincher
200th Anniversary Celebration October 15
Plan to attend our 10:20 Church Service and Dinner on October 15, 2017. Bishop Bob Farr will preach that day, and will also attend the dinner following the service. In preparation for the dinner, we are asking the congregation to provide the covered dishes. The Celebration Team will provide the meat and the rolls.
If your last name starts with:
A through H, please bring a potato, rice, or pasta dish.
I through M, please bring a vegetable dish (e.g. vegetables, green salad dish
such as lettuce, broccoli, coleslaw).
N through S, please bring fresh fruit or a jello type salad.
T through Z, please bring a dessert.
If you find it in your heart to bring a second dish, it’s your choice as to what to bring. Thank you so much!
Please note that the former pastors and their families, as well as members of Margaret Nelson’s family/descendants have been invited to attend the Celebration events that day. There will also be an “Open House” to view and visit the new Archives Room in the Bell Tower. Join us after the dinner for the Open House, located in the southwest corner of the sanctuary. We will also have our history book to distribute (one per family).
Thank You from Outreach!
The Fall Festival for Missions, held October 7, was a great time for fellowship, food, and fundraising for missions! The members of the Outreach Team (pictured above), assisted by their families and the donations of church members, were able to raise $5475.25 for our local missions, which include:
VBS Bibles, Baby Grace, Buddy packs, Relay for Life, Mission trips,
Harvest House homeless and transitioning housing, socks and shoes for school kids,
Prison ministries, Christmas adoption of families, family food boxes, Boonslick Ministerial Alliance,
food and paper certificates, pastor’s discretionary fund to help those in need,
Neighbors Helping Neighbors food pantry, and other needs as they arise throughout the year.
KIDS Hope Pumpkin Carving October 22, 1 PM
Our mentors and KIDS Hope Kids will meet at the church to carve pumpkins together! Thanks to the Hallers who provide these pumpkins each year!
Open House at Harvest House October 22, 2-4 PM
Harvest House, 1224 Rural Street, Boonville, is our local homeless and transitional housing ministry. They have recently completed several upgrades and improvements to the shelter, managed by Teresa and Frankie Graham. Refreshments will be provided!
Hayride and Wiener Roast October 22, 3 PM
The Haller family has invited the church out to their home for a hayride and wiener roast! Their address is 10154 Martinsville Road (take I-70 exit 98 south until you get to Martinsville Road – if you get to Pilot Grove, you have gone too far!) The Education Team is providing the hot dogs for roasting over an open fire; bring your favorite picnic foods to share!
All Saints Celebration November 5
It is our tradition to remember our saints (members and family members) who have passed over into the Church Triumphant since our remembrance November 2016. We light a candle and sound a chime as each person is remembered in the service. We also show their picture on the sanctuary screens. We currently have photos of these persons:
Paul Birdsong, Betty Rainey, Dean Caldwell, Tony Campbell, Dorothy Cook, Lloyd Cook, Gary Dinwiddie, Lucy Farrell,
Anna Halford, Margaret “Donnie” Hankewich, Roy Humphreys, Greg Johnmeyer, James Marshall, Carol Ruth Smith
If there are others we need to remember, please send to Pastor Nick by email (email@example.com) their name and a photo we can use by November 1, or drop it by the church office and we can scan the photo.
Children’s Christmas Program Rehearsals begin November 5
Our children will be presenting “Star Trip: Our Faith Awakens” at the 10:20 AM service December 17 (which is also opening weekend for the next Star Wars movie!) Our three wise men are “Only One Kenobi,” “Yoma,” and “Luke Skywatcher.” King Herod looks suspiciously like Darth Vader, and Mary bears some resemblance to Princess Leia.
Guest Speaker at NAMI in November
Bob Bosma will be the guest speaker on November 14, 6:30 PM, at the monthly NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meeting. His topic will be “The PTSD Treatment Evolution in the VA System.” The meeting is open to all, with a special invitation to caretakers or family members of someone dealing with a mental illness.
Habitat for Humanity Projects
You can work on one or more of these October 14, or contact Pastor Nick if you or a group would be interested in taking on one of these projects at another time. Before we do painting throughout the house, our immediate, non-contractor jobs include:
Finish building the deck
Downstairs bathroom: remove tile around tub, remove bathroom door, remove old linoleum
Downstairs back bedroom: remove paper from ceiling, remove old door, patch hole in wall, chair rail
Downstairs front bedroom: install ceiling fan, caulk around ceiling, install closet shelves
Dining room: scrape flaking paint, repair walls where needed, nail wainscoting
Upstairs bath: remove tile around tub, patch wall
Upstairs front bedroom: install ceiling fan
Upstairs back bedroom: install insulation in attic (closet access)
Basement: patch holes in wall @ top of stairs
Help and Helping through the Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) Center
CARE Baskets CMCA is preparing for our 5th annual Community Action Relief Event, also known as the C.A.R.E. Basket initiative. We seek donations from businesses/individuals/organizations of items that cannot be purchased using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (S.N.A.P, formerly Food Stamps). These items include toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissues, dish soap, paper plates, napkins, trash bags, freezer storage bags, saran wrap, etc. We can also personalize the baskets for families and include items such as shampoo/conditioner, hand soap/hand sanitizer, tooth brush/tooth paste, diapers/wipes, etc. Last year, we used any checks/cash donations to purchase some of the personalized items. The baskets are assembled in December and are given to needy families during the Christmas season. Many of the families served last year, made the items last for several months. We were able to serve 86 families last year. We will begin to accept donations in late October/early November. We will accept referral forms for the baskets starting on November 1st. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!
Health Insurance Market Place Open enrollment for 2018 health insurance is November 1st through December 15th. If you live in Mid-Missouri: Call CMCA at 1-855-612-2259 to make a free appointment with one of our Certified Application Counselors. Certified Application Counselor will be at the Boonville office (401 E. High St.) every other Thursday until December 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
CLAIM CLAIM is holding Medicare open enrollment events in Boonville! People on Medicare can call 1-800-390-3330 to set up an appointment with their trained counselors to review their 2018 plans for no charge. Open enrollment is October 15th- December 7th. In partnership with CMCA, CLAIM will be hosting an open enrollment event on Friday, October 27th from Noon to 6:00 p.m. at Boonslick Regional Library. A CLAIM Counselor will also be available on the first and third Mondays of the month during open enrollment. at our Cooper County Family Resource Center from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Call for an appointment. Services are free and unbiased. Walk-ins are welcome. Please see the attached flyers for more information and please help spread the word.
Winter LIHEAP: Energy Assistance will be available starting on November 1st for any person who is disabled or age 60. For all other households, assistance will be available starting on December 1st. Applications can be picked up at our county offices. If a family qualifies for our energy assistance program, they also qualify for Weatherization which could ultimately be a longer term solution for high energy bills.
Eyes and Ears Needed!
If you notice something around the church that need the attention of the Trustees (lights, fans, leaks, noises, etc.), please contact the church office immediately (leave a message on the answering machine if after hours) or contact Sandy Halford, Trustees chairperson. We want to keep our facilities safe, inviting, usable, and active!
Did You Know . . .
. . . You can make all or part of your giving to the church through an automatic electronic fund transfer? We have an agreement with Vanco Services, officially authorized through the General Board of Church Finance and Administration of the United Methodist Church, to make automated transfers to the church from your selected bank account in the amounts and times designated by you. You also can change or stop the transfer by simply calling the church office, even after you have signed up for the service, if your circumstances change for any reason. The church pays for the service (25 cents per transfer), so there are no hidden or extra fees added to your account. You can pick up the enrollment form in the church office, or download it from our church website, www.nelsonmemorialumc.org, click on “My Gifts”, and scroll down to “Electronic Fund Transfer” to download the form.
“Celebration of Life” Form Now on our Church Website
You can help your family be prepared when the time comes for you to join the Church Triumphant. We have a form which can help you organize your thoughts, history, and preferences for your service. Go to our church website, www.nelsonmemorialumc.org, click on the “Worship” link on the home page (or “Sunday Worship” link on the menu), then scroll down to find the form. Download the form, print it out, and then keep a copy where your family can access it. You can also place a copy in the church office, where we will keep it in a permanent file.