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The Messenger
Mio United Methodist Church Newsletter
September, 2016
Pastor Brenda Klacking
Vol. 09.16
989-826-5521
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COMFORTABLE SEATS FOR SALE
Are you tired of the cold, uncomfortable, metal chairs in the Fellowship Hall? Here's how you can help to
bring comfort to all. At the cost of $25 each you can buy a red, padded chair or chairs. With the purchase
of 100 chairs everyone will have a comfortable seat Make checks payable to MUMC and note "chairs" in
the memo or on the envelope.
Chairs may be given "in memory of." Names will be placed in the Memorial Book.
Some {60} metal chairs will be kept in the church while others will be available for someone else's use. If
you would like chairs see a Dawn Hall or Dennis Kann.
PASTOR'S PONDERINGS...
So many things have been happening very rapidly in our world these last few weeks. So much
chaos, so much hatred, so many lives lost—it is hard to think about something positive. When I
thought about that, my thoughts turned to music and how we often remember the wordsfromthe
first line of the song but not verse three or four so I am going to try to write the rest of this with
words from hymns.
This is my Father's world, o let me ne'er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God
is the Ruler yet. This is my Father's world, the battle is not done. Jesus who died shall be
satisfied, and earth and heaven be one. (This Is My Father's World). Then I'll dread not the
future, and fear not the foe, I am safe in His keeping wherever I go; for no soul that has trusted
Him will He forget, For He never has failed me yet. I have proven Him true, what He says He
will do, He never has failed me yet. (He Never Has Failed Me Yet).
Give me a faithful heart, likeness to Thee, that each departing day henceforth may see some
work of love begun, some deed of kindness done, some wanderer sought and won, something for
Thee. (Something For Jesus). Take time to be holy, let Him be thy Guide, and run not before
Him, whatever betide.. .In joy or in sorrow, still follow the Lord, and looking to Jesus, still trust
in His Word. (Take Time To Be Holy).
Jesus calls us from the worship of the vain world's golden shore, from each idol that would keep
us, saying "Christian, love Me more." (Jesus Calls Us) Have Thine own way, Lord! Have
Thine own way! Hold o'er my being absolute sway! Fill with Thy Spirit till all shall see, Christ
only, always, living in me! (Have Thine Own Way Lord).
Lord, I would clasp Thy hand in mine, nor ever murmur nor repine, content whatever lot I see,
since 'tis my God that leadeth me! He leadeth me, He leadeth me, by His own hand He leadeth
me: His faithful follower I would be, for by His hand He leadeth me. (He Leadeth Me).
Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing, eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the
King! The Hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find. None other is so loving, so good
and kind. He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! (He Lives).
Like a mighty army moves the Church of God; brothers, we are treading where the saints have
trod; we are not divided; all one body we, one in hope and doctrine, one in charity. Onward
Christian soldiers, marching as to war, with the cross of Jesus going on before. (Onward
Christian Soldiers). All you will need He will provide, God will take care of you; nothing you
ask will be denied, God will take care of you. God will take care of you, through every day, o'er
all the way; He will take care of you, God will take care of you. (God Will Take Care Of You)
May these words of old give us strength for today as we walk this journey together.
Blessings,
CHURCH NEWS & NOTES
Ad Council
* The parking lot has new limestone and has. been leveled.
* The Safe Sanctuary Policy is filed in the office.
* Pensions, Apportionments, and Pastor Brenda's salary will remain the same in 2017.
* One hundred (100) new padded chairs will be purchased by the Trustees. (See front page for details.)
$2000 from the Memorial Fund will be put toward this purchase.
* $1000 will be given to the Mio Elementary School from the Mabel Hager Fund for a music program.
* UMM's new meeting time is 9:30 am on the same day.
* A new phone directory will be printed in the very near future.
PRAYER CONCERNS
To have your prayer concern printed in the bulletin or newsletter please put it in writing. This way all
names are spelled correctly and all of those will be included. The only exceptions are concerns that come
through the Prayer Chain.
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team is trying to find to represent our church in only 5 or 6 words (give or take). Example but not
acceptable "Meet, Eat, and Pray here". Can you come up with something "catchy"? Put any suggestions in
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A new phone directory will be printed in the next
couple of months. Please make sure all information
- phone number - address - cell phone - email are correct for you. There will be beginning lists
on the table in the Fellowship Hall. Be sure to check
out your information and make any corrections.
See Marlene for more info.
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CHARGE CONFERENCE
If s that time again. Charge Conference will be
Thursday, October 20th
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6:30 pm and Conference for members at
7:30 pm. There will be forms to be completed
and a few extra meetings in preparation. If these
involve you, please be sure to attend and aide in
filling out required forms for the Conference.
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CONFERENCE
ARE YOU FISHING FOR SOMEPLACE TO BE INVOLVED
IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH ?
United Methodist Women (UMW) meet the 4 Monday of the month, January - November at 6 pm.
United Methodist Men (UMM) meet the 1 Friday of the month, September ~ May at 9 am.
Missions meet on a call basis.
Regular Coffee Hour is the 3 Sunday of the month with just coffee served on other Sundays.
Worship Servers - Liturgist - Greeter - Usher - can sign up on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.
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According to President Bill Kusey, the United
Methodist Men will change the meeting time and
day to the 1 Friday of each month (Sept. - May)
at 9:00 am. Better get up before breakfast guys!
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SOUP N PIE SUPPER
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At Mio UMC
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The Missions Committee will sponsor the
famous Soup & Pie Supper to benefit our
Mission's program. The delicious
homemade soups and pies will be served
between 4:30 and 6:30 pm. Please come
out to support your Mission's program
and bring a friend or two to enjoy those
famous soups and pies with you. See flyer
in Newsletter.
HIS LOVE FAMILY RESOURCES requests donations to help pay off their mortgage by the end of the
year. Someone has come forward who will match donations up to half the $63,000 owed. If the mortgage
is paid off this year there would be $6000 more every year to put toward pantry supplies and operating
costs. His Love would be debt free and use all money directly for ministry. If you say YES, just send n
whatever God would have you give and note that it is for the building match fund.
UMW MISSIONS AT WORK
Our UMW has been busy with a number of different mission projects. Pill bottles filled with coins can be
turned in at anytime. This money goes to support a local need. Don't forget the "Blessing Boxes" or Heifer
Project Program. Boxes are available in the Fellowship Hall and are due back at the end of November.
Again this fall we're filing boxes for our college students. These are made up of items for personal use,
snacks, games, etc. We have 4 girls and 2 boys. We want to send the boxes out in September.
A new project is our Health Boxes to be given out locally in emergencies. These boxes consist of wash
clothes, towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, combs, etc. Our goal is to have 10 boxes on hand. If you're
interested in contributing to any of these projects, bring your gifts to church and we will be happy to
accept them.
Sharon Lantz, UMW Mission Chairperson
LABOR DAY THOUGHTS
There is a deep insight in the words of Genesis that tell of the Lord planting a garden in Eden. Then "the
Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it "(Genesis 2:15).
God intended for people to have meaningful work. "The earth is the Lord's,"
as the psalmist says, but God has turned the care of the earth over to us.
Think of this beautiful world as God's gift to us. Think also of God's
intention that we be good stewards of the earth. It is in protecting
the environment, in conserving earth's natural resources,
using the fruits of the earth wisely to "work and take care o f
what belongs to the Lord.
To Adam, God said in essence, " I have a job for you to do. You are my garden deeper. You will find
meaning in life by doing the work I need for you to do."
On Labor Day we would do well to recall that work, meant to be fulfilling and satisfying, should help
provide us a reason for living. Wise Ben Franklin said, "The man who achieves makes many mistakes, but
he never makes the biggest mistake of all: doing nothing."
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The Mio United Methodist Church
will have a Soup & Pie Supper on Thurs. Sept. 15th.
Delicious homemade soups and pies will be served.
Donations will benefit the Mission's program.
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Members of our Community are welcome to join us.
Enjoy our African theme with crafts available for purchase
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Dote Thur. Sept. 15th
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Time: 4:30 - 6:30
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SEPTEMBER
BIRTHDAYS
1 Barb Kann
5 Greg Sieszputowski
6 Pastor Brenda
9 Gar Keith
9 Dennis Kann, Sr
14 Donna Trader
17 Colleen Keith
18 Charlotte Peters
19 Jim Long
22 Greg Sidebottom
28 Dennis Maier
SEPTEMBER
ANNIVERSARIES
1 Dave & Marlene Gordon
19 Mike & Jeanne Dorn
SEPTEMBER
LECTIONARY
September 4
Jeremiah 18:1-11
Psalm 139:1-6,13-18
Philemon 1:1-21
Luke 14:25-33
September U
Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Psalm 14
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10
September 18
Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
Psalm 79:1-9 or Psalm 4
Luke 16:1-13
September 25
Jeremiah 32:l-3a, 6-15
Psalm 91:1-6,14-16
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Luke 16:19-31
At the Brook
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Dick Valley
At Wellspring
Kimberly Stitt
At Home
Joan Long
Charlotte Peters
PRAYER CONCERNS
Our Church
All civil servants
Linda Atherton
Siphiwe Banda
Dan Butler
Henry Camling
Tim & Anna Cole & family
Janet Deyarmond
Judy Doring
Dale Freeland
Matt Galfano
Pearl Geister
Tammy Grossman
Andrew Johnston
Julia
Marietta Kusey
Jim Lantz
Gary Pierce
Dave Rider & family
Marie Schneider
Lena Sherwood
Hanna Sherwood
Mark Smith
Ralph & Darlene Terry
Wayne Valentine
Mark Willett
Kerry Yost
Military
All Armed Forces
Corey Brown
Harley Foust
Dennis Kann III
Whitney Kann
Josh Petrik
Lars Scheid
James Schneider
Families of
Gary Sidebottom's mother
Shiphiwe Banda
BobDudek
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9:30 AM Worship
10:30 AM Sunday
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10:45 AM Trustees
9:30 AM Worship
10:30 AM Sunday
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9:30 AM Worship
10:30 AM Sunday
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9:30 AM Worship
10:30 AM Sunday
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6:00 PM UMW
1:00 PM Prayer
Bears
7:00 PM Ad Council
4:30 PM Soup 'N
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9:00 AM UMM
9:00 AM Picnic w/
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Mlo United Methodist Church
1 1 0 1 W . 8th Street
Mlo, Michigan 4 8 6 * 7
Phone number 989-826-5598
Address Service Requested .
Visit our Web Site at:
www.MioUMC.org
Also check us out on Face Book
E-mail Address: [email protected]
Mio United Methodist Church Mission Statement
As believers in God, thankful for the Father's faithful provision,
The Son's loving sacrifice for our sins, and the Holy Spirit's
Enabling presence in our lives we strive to:
• Worship, serve, and obey God
• Grow closer to God
• Teach the Bible
• Share God's love with others
• Be a community of fellowship and encouragement...
So that all may hear and receive the forgiveness and friendship of God.
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