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Campbell UMC is going as a group to support Rev. Andy as Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins on Saturday Sept. 27th at 7:30p. Only 10 tickets remain of Campbell’s reserved block. Tickets are available for purchase Sunday in the Fellowship Hall, or you can call the Church Office at 881.2018. Cost is $23 for Adults and Kids (14 and under) $13. Get yours today before they are sold out!

Adopt-a-Caseworker

We have had three requests for twin beds in the past two weeks from the Adopt-a-Caseworker program.  Two are for two little boys that children’s division is helping to stay in their home and one for a little boy whose mom is making a better life for herself and her two children.  Can you help?  For this request, we need about $700 to fulfill the needs.  Please consider making a monetary donation towards the purchase.  Simply write a check for any amount and write “Adopt-a-Caseworker” in the memo.  You can put it in the collection plate or bring it to the church office.  Thank you so much for your gift!

Campbell in Prayer continues tonight at 7pm! The sanctuary will be open for you to come and go as you’d like. As always, if you can’t make it to the sanctuary please join us in prayer wherever you are. 

You can also participate via twitter or facebook by sharing a photo that symbolizes your prayer focus with the hashtag #campbellinprayer.

Below is our focus prayer for this week, as well as the list of prayer concerns, both for those in our community and for the world.

Prayer Focus: God’s Steadfastness

Teach me your way, O Lord,
    that I may walk in your truth;
    give me an undivided heart to revere your name.
I give thanks to you, O Lord my God,
     with my whole heart,
    and I will glorify your name forever.
For great is your steadfast love toward me;
     you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
                                            Psalm 86:11-13

Mulberry Tree, Vincent Van Gogh, 1889

Mulberry Tree, Vincent Van Gogh, 1889

A Prayer for Approach
O God who is love,
when you seem so far away from us,
remind us to reach within
to the fountain of emotion at the core of ourselves,
to the memory of your revelation to us
and there, let us find you.

When you seem so unconcerned,
so massive, so impassive,
so insulated by your power,
so distant by your expansiveness,
remind us to reach out
to the hand of a child,
to the face of a friend,
and there let us find you.

And in times when we have nothing to feel
and there is no one to touch,
let us never close our hearts or our hands,
but always, let us be open to you,
and let us be open today; here and now.
Amen.

(Adapted from Touch Holiness, by Ruth C. Duck)

Campbell Prayer Concerns: These are a few of the prayer concerns we are aware of within the Campbell UMC community.  Please feel free to pray for these concerns as well as anything else that is on your heart.

Frank Brennan
David Butcher
Ryan Collins
Amelia Downs
Paul Kihlmire
Mary Hall
Ed King
Andi Kyle
Patti Lane
Rev. Joe Lightner
Jack & Cara Lyons
Steve Makoski
Dorothy Maloney
Lois McAllister
Grace Tinnell
Jack Williams
Cecil & Ruthie Wyett

World Prayer Concerns: These are a few things going on in world news this week. Please feel free to pray for these concerns as well as any other events going on in our world and community.

  • Relations between Palestine and Israel
  • Continued fighting and unrest in the Middle East
  • Relations between Ukraine and Russia
  • Our leaders as they make decisions regarding potential and ongoing global military involvement, US immigration policy, and the children caught in these situations

Everyone is invited to come and hear David Carr and Servitude this coming Sat., July 19, 2014 at 7 pm in our Campbell UMC Sanctuary! Tickets at the door are $5 to defray costs for the group with any additional amount raised going specifically to the CUMC Imagine Fund. You’ve heard David’s voice this past Easter Sunday and now David and his excellent group Servitude are coming to Campbell to share with us in concert to kick off our NEW 2014-2015 Campbell Concert Series which will feature other incredible visiting artists to be announced very soon! Join us July 19 at 7 pm! Come out and support our Campbell Ministries and Music programs and thanks!!

Campbell in Prayer continues tonight at 7pm! The sanctuary will be open for you to come and go as you’d like. As always, if you can’t make it to the sanctuary please join us in prayer wherever you are. 

You can also participate via twitter or facebook by sharing a photo that symbolizes your prayer focus with the hashtag #campbellinprayer.

Below is our focus prayer for this week, as well as the list of prayer concerns, both for those in our community and for the world.

Prayer Focus: Reconciliation with the Self

To Come Home to Yourself, from To Bless the Space Between Us by John O’Donohue

May all that is unforgiven in you
Be released.

May your fears yield
Their deepest tranquilities.

May all that is unlived in you
Blossom into a future
Graced with love.

Make All Things New, James B. Janknegt, 2005

Make All Things New, James B. Janknegt, 2005

“So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.”  Matthew 5:23-24

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”   Romans 12:1-2

Hello Campbell folks!

On Tuesday July 15th several UM churches in Texas will be fasting and praying for peace between Israel and Palestine. They have invited their United Methodist brothers and sisters across the connection to join them. The link to the story from the United Methodist News Service is below.

Fasting is among the spiritual practices used to deepen our connection to God. If you are medically able to participate I invite you to join with me and with our global community as we focus on the conflict and seek God’s continued presence and guidance.

Blessings,
Maggie, your summer intern

http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/pastors-urge-fast-july-15-for-mideast-peace

Campbell in Prayer continues tonight at 7pm! The sanctuary will be open for you to come and go as you are able. If you are unable to make it tonight, please take a few moments this evening to join with us in prayer wherever you are.

Below is our focus prayer for this week, as well as the list of prayer concerns, both for those in our community and for the world.

Prayer Focus: Reconciliation of Relationships

“For Love in a Time of Confict” from To Bless the Space Between Us
by John O’Donohue

When the gentleness between you hardens
And you fall out of your belonging with each other,
May the depths you have reached hold you still.

When no true word can be said, or heard,
And you mirror each other in the script of hurt,
When even the silence has become raw and torn,
May you hear again an echo of your first music.

When the weave of affection starts to unravel
And the anger begins to sear the ground between you,
Before this weather of grief invites
The back seed of bitterness to find root,
May your souls come to kiss.

Now is the time for one of you to be gracious,
To allow a kindness beyond thought and hurt,
Reach out with sure hands
To take the chalice of your love,
And carry it carefully through this echoless waste
Until this winter pilgrimage leads you
Toward the gateway to spring.

Creation of Adam, Michelangelo, 1517

Creation of Adam, Michelangelo, 1517

 Campbell Prayer Concerns: These are a few of the prayer concerns we are aware of within the Campbell UMC community. Please feel free to pray for these concerns as well as anything else that is on your heart.

Frank Brennan
David Butcher
Ryan Collins
Amelia Downs
Charles Dunn, Sr.
Mary Hall
Ed King
Andi Kyle
Patti Lane
Rev. Joe Lightner
Jack & Cara Lyons
Dorothy Maloney
Lois McAllister
Jake Smotherman
Grace Tinnell
Jack Williams
Cecil & Ruthie Wyett

World Prayer Concerns: These are a few things going on in world news this week. Please feel free to pray for these concerns as well as any other events going on in our world and community.

• Relations between Palestine and Israel
• Continued fighting and unrest in Iraq
• Relations between Ukraine and Russia
• Guidance for the world’s leadership through the many active conflicts
• Super Typhoon Neoguri which is projected to make landfall at Okinawa Tuesday or Wednesday
• 9 year old boy reported missing in the west Springfield/Willard area today

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