First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill
Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Pastor's Sermon Enhancer PLUS


The Pastor's Sermon Enhancer PLUS

June 23, 2017



Good morning Church!


Hope you're having a Spirit filled week!


Thank You!:  Thanks to our summer camp team for their hearts for serving the hungry.  They held a car wash to benefit the church's Food Pantry.  Thanks to all who washed, and to those who made donations.


News from Summer Camp:  Shout out to all of our summer camp staff and volunteers.  We have about 90 children enrolled, 5 days a week, from 6:30 am to 6 pm.  Pat Wolfarth says it's going well.  One of the blessings is not only providing a safe place to stay, nutritional breakfast and lunches, Pat gets to lead them in Chapel.


Here's some excerpts from Pat: Hope you're having a great week!

After the Noah story children were asked “What would you say to God if you were in the desert and He ask you to build a big boat?”

    “I would ask God where will I get the wood?“

     “I would tell him – I’ll try.”

     “Where is the water coming from?”

     “I don’t think Mom would let me.”

 After the story about Abraham children were asked, “What would you say to God if He asked you to pack up and move not telling you where?:

     “How many miles away.”

     “Should I pack a lunch.”

     “Can my Mom go with me?”

      “I have to think about it.”
      “What am I going in.”

       “I have to bring my family.”

       “I would just say – I’ll do it.”

After chapel a 5th grade boy came up to me – “I just love your stories, Ms. Pat.”


Normally you don’t get this – but they all clap and say thank you ………………….I think The Holy Spirit is at work.


Bob McBain's Last Sunday: This will be Bob's last Sunday.  There will be a reception for he and Ann after the 10:15 service.  There will be cake, coffee, video, and an opportunity to shake a hand or give a hug.


Traditional Music Director Search Update:  Big thanks to Randy Roberts for filling in during Bob's recent illness. Randy, Chet Bowman, and Jack Evans stand in the ready if need be as interims.  We have a possible candidate going through the process.  Please keep leadership in prayer as we seek just the right person and thank all those who have stepped up to ensure the quality of our worship in the interim.


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:  Christian sympathy is extended to Mr. David Sprake-Jones and family.   David’s wife, Margaret “Peggy” Sprake-Jones, was transferred to The Church Triumphant on Wednesday, July 21, 2017.  A Memorial service will be held in The Sanctuary on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.  


Summer Opportunities to Succeed: Summer is often a time of challenges for churches, expenses (utilities) go up and giving/attendance go down.  Last year we had a strong summer.  Thank you's have already gone out to several who have already exceeded their pledge for the year, awesome!  While we're behind on budget, we're ahead of expenses year to date, but May and June left us plenty of room for success.  We are passionate about the great work of Christ in our church and are blessed by so many of you in your faithful giving.


Sermon Enhancer:  This week we wrap up our series on the Holy Spirit.  We've looked at His work in Scripture, the World, the Church, and now we'll look at His work in us.  Our passage comes from Galatians 5:16-23.  Please read ahead and be ready for a great weekend of worship!


God bless you all,

Pastor Greg 



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