February 28, 2013 DID YOU KNOW FOR SUNDAY MARCH 3RD 2013


Welcome to the NEW Moyock UMC. We are so glad you decided to join us this Sunday. We’ve been expecting you! We truly hope that you will experience the Fresh Wind and Fresh Fire that has ignited this congregation. Our God is an awesome God and we are being obedient to Him. Ask a church member to tell you the rest of the story. We hope you will come back and join us in the weeks to follow. Come Alive in Jesus. We are In ministry together and we need you to help us Serve in His name right here in our Community. We have so many ministries that need your help. 

Pastor Bill Masciangelo 252 455 7117 cell. Is my number on your speed dial?

Professional Nursery care is provided from 9:00 am till end of Worship every Sunday. A Guest Services table, located in the vestibule, is staffed before and after each worship service. Stop by and get your questions answered. Hearing support devices are now available. See the greeter if you need to use one of these listening units. 

Passionate Worship: Begins each Sunday at 10:30 am. Holy Communion is offered the first Sunday of each month and at other times during the life of the church. Children’s Church is for children Pre-K to 3rd Grade and starts right after the children’s message during worship. The children learn about Jesus and worship in an age-appropriate setting. 

Help: We need men and women to help with Children’s church. Teach about once per month. Please pray on this. We would not ask if we did not really need your help. See me or Tess Marler today. It is our job to help others grow. Children are our responsibility.

A new Lenten Wednesday night Bible Study has begun. Wednesday 7 PM. Join the adventure. 

TODAY Confirmation class continues today after worship. March 9th Lay Speaker/Servant training in Hertford for those who registered. March 10th Women’s meeting after worship. March 17th Right Turn Gospel Group at worship and Covered Dish for all afterwards. March 17th :Music workshop for all musicians and singers after lunch. March 24th Palm Sunday. March 27th Wednesday Finance team after Bible Study. March 29th Good Friday service 7 PM Stations of the Cross. March 29th Easter Sunday Communion Service 1030 am. 

Clocks forward 1 hour on Saturday night March 9th when you go to bed.

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You can find us on the web at: www.moyockumc.com 
Do YOU still need to make a decision today? Use the decision card to help me help you. Membership? If you are not a member and wish to learn more about becoming a member of the New Moyock UMC….then see, call or email me to start the conversation. It is a new Christian year. A great time to start. 

Prayer Chain: Join today via email. If you would like to be a prayer warrior or if you have a prayer request, Matt Bobola is coordinating this ministry for us. You can reach Matt at email at mebobola@gmail.com or via his cell phone at 757 761 4073. Or fill out a prayer request card and give it to the Pastor.

Christian Education (On Sunday) New Classes started on January 6th 2013. Sunday School Classes are going on each Sunday. Join us any Sunday at 9:15 am. For Adults: Tom Santa: Luke and being a witness, Charlie Morris: Book of Romans and Mary’s Danko’s class will continue with their current book. There are also Sunday school classes for youth with Don Marler (6th to HS), children with Linda Brown (3-5th Grade) and Children with Cathy Morris (K-2nd Grade)

Please Read all about Lent below. Note words that are underlined.
Lent is a season when our priorities shift. It is no longer an option to remain bland, “Christian when it’s convenient,” pew-warmers. Lent reminds us that being Christian means change – even when it hurts.

When everyone else is worried about being comfortable in life, Christians spend a season trying to remember how uncomfortable the Christian life can be. Strange indeed.

One of strangest things about Ash Wednesday is the way the Christian life demands physical touch. When I look into someone’s eyes, move their hair to the side, and rub my thumb on their forehead in the shape of a cross it’s a very intimate moment. The miracle of the Incarnation is that Christ is most fully found in the physical and tactile ways of being human – holding sweaty hands in a hospital room, finding blemishes of make-up left on your collar reminding you of a hug someone shared that morning, having your shoulder soaked with the tears of another person, tearing bread from a loaf to place into the mouth of a person who does not have full use of their hands, and yes, rubbing a little dirt on the forehead of each other. Being Christian means we share the full human experience with each other, and when we do so, Christ is among us. There are a lot of things you can do by yourself but being a Christian is not one of them. Very strange.

Lent also reminds us that no matter how hard we try, we won’t make it out of this life alive. This is a time when we are constantly nagged with the reality that whatever magic pill we’re taking, cosmetic surgery we’d love to get, or anti-aging remedy we’d like to try, nothing will stop the process of death.

March 24th 1030 Palm Sunday. March 29th Good Friday Stations of the Cross about sunset 7 PM. March 31st Easter Sunrise Service 6:30 am. Location to be determied. 1030 AM Easter Communion/Confirmation Service 

Team Matt and Team Tracey and Team Annette
If you would like to be on the team to help Matt, Tracey and Annette then let Don Schone, Carol Bell or Donna Helton email is: dhelton2010@hotmail.com and cell phone is 252 267- 5046 know of your desire and how you can possibly help. Or just make yourself available as needs are determined. Being on one or all teams will strengthen your soul, you will be blessed and you will be a blessing too. We are truly a church family and this is what family does. 

Thank you in advance.

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