|THE JOYFUL NOISE
I’ve taken steps to sell my home in Hot Springs, South Dakota. I am doing this in order to move to Wheatland. I gotten positive feedback about living in the parsonage. I will remain ¾ time in the parish. I have invited Joan (Joanie) to visit the parish. She has a very good singing voice and plays the guitar and other instruments. I’ve also invited her to sing when she visits. She will love you as much as you will love her. I’m hoping she will be able to visit in the near future.
How often have you talked with someone on the telephone who seemed to be in a hurry and wanted to get on with more important business? Or visited with someone on the street and received that same hurried feeling? You've undoubtedly experienced it...and didn't enjoy it. And, perhaps, you have also been guilty of this. If you have, why not decide to tithe time, save up chunks, bits and pieces of it, and give them away to people who interrupt your pre-established plans?
It is a great principle of love that people don't interrupt, not really. Perhaps there shouldn't even be such a word as interrupt; for when people come into your existence, even for a brief time, that is a wonderful moment of experience for both of you. Relish it. Probe it. Invest some of the time you have tithed. We can't afford to indulge in the luxury of "being too busy and important" for another person.
We have time for such inanimate things as pieces of mail, vast sprawling shopping centers, the television program which starts at 7:30. But what about relationships with people? Isn't that a great deal of what life is all about loving other people? Remember Jesus? How he raced about, hurrying from one city to another, collecting great crowds on the way to give them a few minutes of hurried heaven-data, then dashing on to the next place?
No, that is not the picture of Jesus the New Testament gives. He had time for people. In a crowd, a woman touched his robe. Lots of people were probably pushing against him, touching his robe, but he discerned the urgency in this particular touch. He stopped, taking valuable time for this "interruption." His disciples were full of fire and computer-like- efficiency. They wanted to get on with the task of getting something done, even if they didn't always know what that "something" was.
Once a bunch of small, grimy-fingered kids came along and wanted to climb on the Master's lap. "Get those kids out of here," thought the goal-oriented disciples.
"No, let them stay. Let's enjoy them and let them enjoy us," thought the true-goal-oriented Man from heaven who knew and expressed the great worth of the individual.
The next time a person "interrupts" you, think not of your work and your deadlines; rather, think of that person's needs, of his covert compliment in desiring to spend a few moments with you. Your meeting may be a significant point in each of your lives, because it is an encounter with another person God has created. you may impart something crucial to his fulfillment or he to yours.
Paul prayed: "May God, who gives patience, steadiness, and encouragement, help you to live in complete harmony with each other each with the attitude of Christ toward the other" (Rom. 15:5, TLB).
Are you caught up on your time-tithe?
So dear friends let us “encourage” one another to good works.
May God bless us in our spiritual endeavor
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND IN OUR PRAYERS:
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OPPORTUNITES TO SERVE
STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN STARTS OCT. 20
Our church is like any other business, it needs funds to run on. We need to pay utility
Thank you for you prayerful giving.
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES
November 1 Dave & Jenny H.
GATHERINGS & MEETING IN NOVEMBER
November 4 Scouts @ 6:30 p.m.
United Methodist Women
The UMW meeting scheduled for October 10 was postponed because Wheatland roads
The group finalized plans for the upcoming Harvest Celebration Potato Bar supper
We will collect our United Thank Offering at the November meeting, and will hold elections
Any ladies who attend this church are invited to attend UMW meetings on the second Thursday
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Some of the positions/people that help to keep our church running is the Staff/Pastor-
Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations (SPR)
Grace and Peace to you from a snowy Cheyenne. I am writing to announce upcoming Pathways Focus Sessions across Wyoming, this November. At annual conference this past June, we voted to approve the formation of a Pathways Team to develop options for our annual conference in response to General Conference 2019 and the upcoming General Conference 2020 (see full petition here: MSC-09 Moving Towards God’s Good Future.) As part of this action, the Pathways team is holding Focus Sessions to share information and seek feedback from across the conference regarding potential paths we may take. These five gatherings – one held in each circuit – will be facilitated by members of the Pathways Team and GC/JC delegation from Wyoming. Please share this schedule with your congregations in as many ways as possible as ALL are invited to attend!
• November 5, 7 pm – Thermopolis Federated Community Church, 244 N 6th St., Thermopolis, WY
LET US LIVE GENEROUSLY!
We as a church need your support to continue to be a force in our community. Our church family values your time, talents and treasures; we thank you for your past giving. We thank you in advance for continuing your generous support for the upcoming year through your pledge. Please pray about your pledge, however small. Thank you!
I/We (your name/s) __________________ pledge my/our support for Wheatland United Methodist Church for 2020.
Monthly gift of ________ Weekly Gift of __________ Other? _______
I would like a giving statement: During the 4th quarter of the current year. ______ In January for the previous year. _____ No giving statement necessary. _____
Thank you for your generosity!
Pledge cards can be placed in the offering plate or returned to the church office by Nov. 8 in care of Rodene M.