CMUMC Weekly Update 5/17/18

What is Pentecost you ask?  Pentecost is often called the “birthday of the church.”  It is the day when the long awaited advocate, prophesied about throughout the Old and New Testament and promised by Jesus at his ascension, arrived!  This advocate we call the Holy Spirit, which lives and moves and has its being in us and around us.  Of the three in the Trinity  (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), the Holy Spirit just might be the least understood, and difficult to explain.  Like angels!  Here is an article I read recently.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 

Angels, As Explained By Children
I only know the names of two angels, Hark and Harold.  – Gregory, age 5

 

Everybody’s got it all wrong.  Angels don’t wear halos anymore.  I forget why, but scientists are working on it.  – Olive, age 9

 

It’s not easy to become an angel!  First, you die.  Then you go to Heaven, and then there’s still the flight training to go through and then you got to  agree to wear those angel clothes.  – Matthew, age 9

 

Angels work for God and watch over kids when God has to go do something else.  – Mitchell, age 7

 

 My guardian angel helps me with math, but he’s not much good for science.  – Henry, age 8

 

Angels don’t eat, but they drink milk from Holy Cows!!!  – Jack, age 6

 

Angels talk all the way while they’re flying you up to heaven.  The main subject is where you went wrong before you got dead.  – Daniel, age 9

 

When an angel gets mad, he takes a deep breath and counts to ten.  And when he lets out his breath again, somewhere there’s a tornado.  – Reagan, age 10

 

Angels have a lot to do and they keep very busy.  If you lose a tooth, an angel comes in through your window and leaves money under your pillow.  Then when it gets cold, angels go south for the winter.  – Sara, age 6

 

Angels live in cloud houses made by God and his Son, who’s a very good carpenter.  – Jared, age 8

 

All angels are girls because they gotta wear dresses and boys didn’t go for it.  – Antonio, age 9

 

My angel is my grandma who died last year.  She got a big head start on helping me while she was still down here on earth.  – Ashley age 9

 

Some of the angels are in charge of helping heal sick animals and pets.  And if they don’t make the animals get better, they help the child get over it.  – Vicki , age 8

 

What I don’t get about angels is why, when someone is in love, they shoot arrows at them.  – Sarah , age 7

 

Sometimes it’s just best to enjoy what God gives you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit . . . and angels!
 
Upcoming Opportunities:
5/20 – Pentecost Sunday  . . . join in “The Spirit” by wearing Red
Adult Sunday school @10am
Youth Sunday school at the Parsonage @10am (Taunja will be out this week, but I will hang out with you guys)
Nursery is open @10am
      Children’s Creative Craft time in the Education Building (C3 is a Blast!) @10am
Worship @11am
Collecting and praying over donations for APPETITE FOR READING (see details below)
Hero Central VBS Volunteer Meeting @12pm
District Conference at FUMC Sulphur Springs for delegates to Annual Conference – @3-5pm
CREW (6th-12th) @5:30-7:30pm
5/21 – What? So What? Now What? @9:30am
Adult KIDS trip to East Texas Arboretum @10:30m
    Parent’s Meeting for Youth Retreat @7pm
5/23 – Pray Then Like This . . . @7pm
5/23-24 – YOUTH Lock-in Wednesday @8:30pm to 1pm Thursday
5/25 – Bible Talk @9am
5/27 – Youth Sunday / Senior Recognition @11am
  Sunday, Sonday, Sundae for ALL @4:30pm
    C.R.E.W. @5:30-7:30pm
6/10 – Movie on the Lawn @8pm
6/18-22 – Hero Central VBS @6:00-8:30pm
7/5-7 – C.R.E.W. Summer Retreat
7/1 – Family Bonfire, Weenie Roast, S’mores & Talent Show
7/20 – Spaghetti Bingo Dinner
 
To sign up to provide dinner for C.R.E.W.click here
*note on CREW dinner: provide a light supper for the youth, about 20 people total, such as hot dogs, sloppy joes, sandwiches, spaghetti, tacos, pizza, etc.
To sign up to participate in Sunday worshipclick here
*note on worship: weekly we need greeters, ushers, and acolyte; most Sundays we need someone to lead Call to Worship and read Scripture. Anyone who would like to help, select your Sunday and what you prefer to do.
To sign up to provide flowers for worshipclick here
*note on flowers:  the calendar goes through all of next year.  Pick a date now that is in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or any other special occasion or in memory of a loved one and claim the date!  The cost is $50 per Sunday.  The flowers will be placed on the altar that Sunday and following worship, you can carry the beautiful arrangement home with you.
 
Appetite for Reading:
We are collecting food items for the teachers to pack and send home weekly with the elementary students, providing food for them to eat during the summer months.  As is CMUMC’s tradition, we collect as much food as we can and get it to the Food Pantry!  We will pray over our collection this Sunday and deliver, so be sure and bring whatever you would like to contribute this week!  Please see a list of SOME suggested food items below:
 
Non-perishable food and individual size would be nice on some items:
mac-n-cheese
Spaghettos
ravioli
peanut butter
cheese or peanut butter crackers
animal crackers
fruit snacks
 
Prayer Requests for the week:
The Rybicki Family
The Farmer Family
Katie Bell
Ben Bentley
Joan Bentley
Suzanne Thomason
Wanda Poston
Sharon Churchwell
Darlene Seymour
Karina Montenegro
Rev. Dr. Ella McDonald
Karson Burnett-Barry
Suzanne Ayo’s parents
 
Thank you to Stacy Plasek, Shelby Farmer and Betty Palmer for the lovely, handmade Mother’s Day gift last Sunday!
 
Wear Red for Pentecost Sunday!
 
Say Grace, Show Grace, Live Grace,
 
Cathy Partridge, Pastor
Caddo Mills United Methodist Church
2500 First Street
Caddo Mills, TX 75135
Cell: 214-395-2288
Church: 903-527-3470
Say Grace, Show Grace, Live Grace,