Etchings, August 14, 2019


Tutors’ meeting   
Monday, August 26 at 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This school year we will again work with 20 students from Hope Valley School on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Please consider becoming a part of this rewarding ministry!

Preparing Welcome Kits
For those who have recently completed a time of incarceration.  On Sunday, Sept. 15 following 11:00 worship, you are invited to help assemble kits.  Your time as well as financial contributions will be appreciated by our Faith Teams.

Care Group needs more volunteers
Care Group visits our shut-ins each week and delivers small bouquets of flowers. Can you help with arranging flowers or visiting? Call Kathy Chaney, 919-489-8744.

In memory of Gordon Carpenter from Betsy and David Ramsay, Barbara L. Sheller, Rick and Blair Barnes, Anneta M.B. Hobart, Rick and Emily Dike, Beth Armbruster and Steve Smith, Al and Elaine Winston, Nancy Myers, Lloyd and Millie Gurley, Brent and Libby Engel,  Marvin and Cynthia Barnes

Join us for worship this Sunday, August 18 
We will have services at 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. See below for more details.

Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker
Scripture: Psalm 80: 1-2, 8-19, Hebrews 11: 29-12:2, Luke 12: 49-56

Music at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Hymns: “When Morning Gilds the Skies”  “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
Response hymn (8:30):  “I Am Thine, O Lord”
Response (11:00):   “Give Thanks”    Chancel Choir
Benediction response (11:00):  “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”

Music at 9:00 a.m.
Songs: Guide My Feet, The Wonderful Cross, We Will Glorify, Shout to the Lord

Thanks to all our volunteers this week  
Liturgists: (8:30) Marie Hammond; (11:00) Mike Bunch
Acolyte: Caleb Engel                          
Crucifer: Ben Engel
Youth Reader: Katherine Lantzy         
Bus driver: Steve Smith
Greeters: Kathy Dutton, Jim Goacher
Ushers: (8:30) Mike Shiflett; (11:00) Johnie Joyce, Belo Shelton, Harry Dutton 
Sound technician: (9:00) Lewis Bass IV; (11:00) Christopher Thomas
Altar Guild: Jennifer Freeman, Scotta Barsella
Counters: Mary Catherine McSpadden, Emily Dike
Altar flowers are given in loving memory of my wife Lael Jackson by David Jackson. 

Epworth United Methodist Church declares itself a Reconciling Congregation, seeking to welcome all persons regardless of age, race, ethnicities, disabilities, gender or sexual orientation, into the discipleship of Christian living and proclaim our commitment to seek the reconciliation of all persons to God and to each other through Jesus Christ.