Worship for August 24th.
Sunday we will start on the “Generation Xodus” journey; see more about this journey of faith in Andy’s Pastor’s Note below.
We will also be welcoming the Cupp Family as new members at the 8:20 service as well as the Bourbons and the Paynes at the 10:50 service. Come help welcome them to the Campbell family.
Don’t forget that this Sunday is also promotion Sunday. Children aged 2 through 5th grade will be promoted to the next Sunday School class during the 8:20 service. All children who fall in these age groups be seated in the sanctuary for the 8:20 service. We will be providing nursery services for children under the age of two.
“But Wait!” (As they say in the TV infomercials.) That’s not all! At 11:00 a.m. the All-Church Picnic will begin. There will be great food, the inflatable will be up for the kids and there will be a Sponge Toss with many of the Campbell staff offering themselves as targets!
If this isn’t enough – you’ve got to come to hear and see the “New Piano!”
Now, can you think of any reason not to be here on Sunday morning?
You have probably heard of Generation X. Now get ready to meet Generation Xodus.
Starting Sunday, Campbell UMC is going to journey through the wilderness with the Hebrew people as they make their way toward the Promised Land. Melissa and I will preach on themes drawn from the book of Exodus each Sunday, and during the week the whole church will be invited to use Exodus for our personal Bible study, as well.
The story starts this Sunday with Exodus 1:8 – 2:10. There is a new generation of Hebrews in Egypt, and life has changed. The Pharaoh does not remember the “glory days” when Joseph was around, and is afraid of losing his power. Acting on this fear, he enslaves the Hebrews and oppresses them ruthlessly.
However, God does not act on fear, but rather on love. And God loves the next generation of Hebrews as much as Joseph’s generation. God chooses five fabulous females and works in and through them to begin a “journey of a lifetime” – a journey that will take Generation Xodus out of Egypt and into the wilderness.
There is an outline of the series’ scripture references in the newsletter this week, including both Sunday and weekday readings. There is great power in a community of faith reading together from the Holy Scriptures.
So come to worship, invite a friend, and celebrate the miracle of God’s presence throughout the journey – in the midst of death, uncertainty, complaint, disobedience, doubt – God is there every step of the way.
Grace and Peace, Andy B.
What’s New around Campbell?
The “New Piano” has arrived. What more can we say?
The Children’s Program will be starting a new drop off and pick up procedure this Sunday to help assure the safety of Campbell’s children. This will include a badge for each child with a corresponding ticket for the parent (or other responsible person). You can find out more about this along with a sample picture of the badge system on the CamBlog (click here to go there!).
We are still collecting school supplies for the Rainbow Network. We need pencils, erasers, notebook paper, crayons and other general school supplies to send to students in Nicaragua. Drop off your donations in the gift boxes outside the Hospitality Room. If you’d prefer, you can donate cash; please make your check out to “Campbell UMC” and put “Rainbow School Supplies” in the memo section. Thanks for your caring.
What’s happening? The Campbell Calendar has a complete listing of all activities.
Don’t forget Craft Night on Friday, August 22nd in the Hospitality Room. Come and be crafty and have fun.
Reminder, the All-Church Picnic is on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Small Wonders Orientation is on Thursday, August 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
On September 14th the Tweens Group (3rd – 5th graders) will be going to Fun Acre for miniature golf and then return to the church for ice cream sundaes. Contact Brandy Borger at 881-2018 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
Plan on coming to the New Piano Concert on September 7th at 6:00 p.m. and hear several local performers make the piano ‘sing.’ There is no admission charge for this concert but we are taking donations to help the piano fund.
Committee Meetings. (These are open to all members of Campbell UMC unless noted.)
Church Council meets on Monday, August 25th @ 6:30 p.m. in the Hospitality Room.
Calendar note: There will be NO Youth Group on Sunday, August 31st because of Labor Day weekend. Everyone be safe out there!
The Children’s Program needs a couple of teachers for the 5th grade classroom on Sunday morning. Contact Brandy Borger (881-2018 or by email: email@example.com) if you can help either on a part-time or full-time (i.e., every Sunday) basis.
Brandy is looking for pictures of Children’s Ministry events for the past year. If you and pictures you’ve taken please email them to Brandy or, better yet, put them on a CD and drop them off in her office when you are here this Sunday.
Worship Attendance: 511 Sunday School Attendance: 204
Weekly Need: $17,240 Sunday’s Offering: $15,258
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