Week of October 9, 2022
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Nancy Clark shared an excellent message yesterday. I’d encourage you to check it out here.
Her benediction, though, needs repeating here. She found this and wanted to share it with us.
What is in your cup?
Imagine you are holding a cup of coffee and someone comes along and bumps into you. What happens? That coffee spills out everywhere. Why did you spill the coffee? And I reply, “Because someone bumped me!” That is the wrong answer.
How can that be? Well, you spilled the coffee because there was coffee in the cup. Had there been tea in the cup, tea would have spilled out. Whatever is in the cup is what will spill out. And here’s the tough part: Therefore, life comes along and it’s gonna shake you. It will happen. Whatever’s inside of you will come out. It’s easy to fake it until you are rattled.
So we have to ask ourselves, what’s in your cup? When life gets tough, what spills over? Joy? Gratefulness? Peace? Humility? or Anger? Bitterness? Harsh words? Reactions? Life provides the cup. You choose how to fill it.
Today, let’s work to fill our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation, kindness, gentleness, and love for others. Go forth to serve the Lord with gladness in your heart.
Have a blessed week!
3rd Sunday Potluck – You are invited to our first monthly 3rd Sunday Potluck lunch this Sunday, October 16th, in the fellowship hall immediately following services. Bring a dish to pass, a big smile and great conversation. Beverages will be provided. See you there!
Worship Committee — The worship committee will meet next Monday October 17 at 7 pm.
Sock-tober Fest – For the month of October, the United Women in Faith are collecting socks and underwear for the women and children who live at Paula’s House. Please place your donations in the clothes basket in the fellowship hall. **See the UMiF bulletin board for specific needs and to learn about the purpose and programs of Paula’s House. Thank you for your generous support!
Rise Up Music Ministry – The worship committee decided to call our volunteer singers the “Rise Up Music Ministry”. We will sing once a month for special services and practice on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm as needed. Anyone, any age, that loves to sing, can come to join us! We will practice this Tuesday Oct. 11 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary and sing Laity Sunday, October 16. Please see Linda Plumb if you have any questions
A big thank you goes out to the following people for their help around the church recently:
Jason Baugher for installation of new stall partitions in Sunday school bathrooms
Pastor Brad for installation of new dumpster surround and storage shed
Louise Proctor for refinishing the storage cabinets, narthex case & tables
Dyle Leslie for mowing the church lawns
The DUMC Youth Group is going on a mission trip!!
The youth have decided to go to Louisville, KY July 5th-8th. Do you have a middle or high school student that is interested? Please let us know…comment on the Facebook page or send an email or leave a message in the church office and we will connect your with our Youth Group Leaders. All are welcome!!
Don’t have a youth that would be interested, but want to support the trip? Give online https://secure.myvanco.com/YHAV/campaign/C-YKXE
Calendar of Events
Tuesday Oct. 11 – 10 am Prayer Group
7 pm Rise Up Music Ministry Practice
Wednesday Oct. 12 – 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Grief Share
Thursday Oct 13 – 7 pm UWiF meeting
Sunday Oct 16 – 9:15 am Sunday School
10:30 am Morning Worship—Laity Sunday
11:30 am 3rd Sunday Potluck
Monday Oct 17 — 7 pm Worship Committee
Tuesday Oct 18 — 10 am Prayer Group
Wednesday Oct 19 — 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Grief Share
6:30 pm Leadership Team