Lynden United Methodist Church
Lynden, Washington

THE SKYLIGHT

Announcements - Calendar - Coming Events...
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July - 2014
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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        Worship Committee    
        10:00 AM Independence Day  
          Church Office Closed  
             
        Bible Study - 10:00 AM    
             
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Worship Service   Men's Group Growing Together      
10:30 AM   Fairway Café - 7:30 am Community Garden Mtg.      
Sunday School     7:00 PM      
9:30 & 10:30            
    Sew N Sews - 9:30   Bible Study - 10:00 AM    
             
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Sunday Service and            
Church Picnic            
10:30 AM            
at Enfield's            
    Sew N Sews - 9:30   Bible Study - 10:00 AM    
             
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Worship Service           UMW Rummage Sale
10:30 AM           9 am - 3 pm
Sunday School            
9:30 & 10:30            
    Sew N Sews - 9:30   Bible Study - 10:00 AM    
             
27 28 29 30 31    
Worship Service            
10:30 AM            
Sunday School            
9:30 & 10:30            
             
             
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THE PANTRY SHELF

For I was hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in. Matthew 25:35 KJV 2003

Pantry

Collection is continuing for Project Homeless Connect's annual event on Friday, July 25th at Bellingham High School. Lynden United Methodist Church has committed to providing 25 hygiene kits for the individuals and families who are assisted that day.

The cost to sponsor a kit is $12 and may be added to the offering plate marked for PHC. Hotel size toiletries are also welcome. Please place those in the tubs outside the sanctuary.

The event is one day of services where guests receive medical, dental and vision screening, mental health information, DSHS services, haircuts, Washington State ID cards, housing information, pet care and other services. More than 50 providers donate their staff time and equipment, either providing services on site or referrals for free follow-up care. Guests are also served a sit-down lunch that day.

The Outreach Team will provide publicity in Lynden during the month of July. That includes distributing brochures and posters to 10 pre-authorized locations in the city. If you would like to partner up and take a week to be responsible for distribution please contact a member of the Outreach Team.

You may volunteer for a 4 hour shift the day before the event, Thursday, July 24th or for Friday, July 25th. The positions will be listed on the Whatcom Volunteer website on June 27th. whatcomvolunteers.org, once there, select Events and then Project Homeless Connect. Select the positions you are most interested in, send an email and you will be emailed back with training information.

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Church Picnic

The Enfield's have once again graciously offered their lovely wooded setting for our church service & potluck picnic, even though they will be out of town and unable to join us. Please bring a salad or dessert to share and your own table service, including plates, silverware and napkins. If you have a lawn chair or two to bring, that will help us out! Beverages will be provided. Directions to Enfield's will be available in the church lobby or you can e-mail Kathy at office@lyndenumc.com.

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JULY BIRTHDAYS

7/8 - Heidi Doornenbal

7/9 - Fred Brown

7/10 - Dee McQueen

7/13 - Ron Nymeyer

7/13 - Nancy Ruhl

7/14 - Henry Dotson

7/18 - Ann Hibbs

7/21 - Gil Ruhl

7/27 - Doris Branca

7/31 - Nancy Brown

JULY ANNIVERSARIES

7/2 - Ed & Cheri Jackson

7/16 - Wil & Daleen Brutout

7/26 - Stephen & Cayla Samms

7/31 - Jerry & Heidi Doornenbal

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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

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Just a reminder that the UMW will be taking a break during July & August Fellowship Hour. Those in the congregation who would like to "fill in" just sign up on the sheets provided. If you have any questions, talk to Peg R.

The UMW Rummage Sale will be Saturday, July 26th. As you can see, the stage in the Fellowship Hall is already filling up (good news). Please continue to bring your items as soon as possible, so they can be sorted and priced early.

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IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

UMW

Sheri Hibbs, Jim and Anne Sinclair, Moyne Brown, Kevin Riley, Kay Zuidmeer, Everett Zuidmeer, Chris Berg, Carlene Bode, Cindy Miles, Virginia Brynildsen, Marian Samms, Vicki Maguire, Beryl (Mom of Pamela), Al Neale, Sandy Schable, Ed Power’s family, Pamela Davies

Safe travels. Prayers for our Congregation. Prayers for those recovering from illness or injury. Prayers for the lonely or grief stricken. Prayers for our Nation & World. Prayers for those serving in the Armed Forces.

Prayer Vine

If you would like to add a joy or concern to the prayer vine, please contact Frances Shuler at 354-1943 and the vine will be activated. The following is our current prayer vine: Frances Shuler, Betty Oberwortmann, Bev Honcoop, Margaret Mustard, Eleanor Shagren, and Cheri Foster.

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I recently received an e-mail about a special voice mail and what it might sound like. I thought it fit perfectly, after I've vented my frustrations about phone etiquette. It's called "God's voice mail".

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if God decided to install voice mail? Imagine praying and hearing the following: Thank you for calling heaven. For English press 1. For Spanish press 2. For other languages press 3. Please select one of the following options: Press 1 for request; Press 2 for thanksgiving; Press 3 for complaints; Press 4 for all others.

I am sorry, all of our Angels are busy helping other sinners right now. However, your prayer is very important to us and we will answer it in the order that it was received. Please stay on the line.

If you would like to speak to: God, press 1; Jesus, press 2; Holy Spirit, press 3; find a loved one that has been assigned to heaven press 5, then enter their social security number followed by the # sign. If you receive a negative response, please hang up and dial area code 666.

For reservations to heaven, please enter JOHN followed by the numbers, 3:16. For answers to nagging questions about dinosaurs, life and other planets, please wait until you arrive in heaven for the specifics.

Our computers show that you have already been prayed for today; please hang up and call back again tomorrow. The office is now closed for the weekend to observe a religious holiday. If you are calling after hours and need emergency assistance, please contact your local pastor. Thank you and have a heavenly day.

All voice mail messages should be so polite and courteous.

Mullally is a Tribune Writer. Shared by Frances Shuler.

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