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Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.  

                        – Romans 12:17-18

Beautiful Beloveds

Today, we observe another form of “New Year,” the inauguration of a new president and vice-president.  This year, like so many things, it will be different.  Different because of the pandemic that continues, different because of the acts of violence on January 6.   Rather than discourage, may these differences focus our attention on our highest ideals for our nation.  May the events of tomorrow celebrate what is possible, and remind us of our best dreams for our neighbors: life, liberty, equality, freedom and more.  Tomorrow, as every other day, may we be a people of prayer, for our leaders, our nation, and God’s whole beloved world.          

Peace,

Heather

As United Methodists we promise to support the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.  Here are some ways you can live into those promises, this week:

 

Prayers:

Please pray for President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris as they step into their new roles and lead our nation.  Pray for every child who is watching, and thinking, “maybe some day it will be me.”  May everyone who is involved in the inauguration be safe and healthy.  May God give wisdom to all our leaders. 

Please pray for the family of Lois Engleman.  Lois died on Christmas Eve 2020.   Her memorial/celebration of life will be on February 5, at 5pm, via Zoom.  The link is below.  Her family, will be leading the memorial from their homes and those who knew her will have a time to unmute if they wish to share a word of tribute or a story, or they can simply listen.

Here also is a link to her obituary :  

https://memorial.davisfuneralhomenh.com/lois-engleman/4474698/index.php

Please submit prayer requests here or contact Pastor Heather directly, pastorheather@umcchurches.org  and 774.994.3645.

 

Presence

CALENDAR
Virtual—

Zoom links at the end of the email

In Person
Wednesday, January 20:

Noon—Deadline for Saturday Tidings Submissions

 Moment of Light—Prayer and Conversation

3pm & 7pm

 

Thursday, January 21
10 am Bible Study

6:30   pm:    COVID-19 Leadership Task Force Meeting

Friday,  January 22
Saturday, January 23

Moment of Light—Prayer and conversation via Zoom—3pm and 7pm Wednesdays in January

Let’s connect, check in, and pray together.

Gifts

What about pledge cards and envelopes?  We’ll be handing out pledge cards later this month, and the envelopes are in the church office.  If you want yours sooner, rather than later, please contact Jane Gray in the office, 508.428.2811 or office@umcchurches.org to set up a time to pick yours up. 

Service and Witness

CHANGE for Miracle Kitchen:  The number of participants at Miracle kitchen for lunch has diminished. We will now be making sandwich lunches for only 40 people. Each volunteer will be making 16 sandwiches instead of the 20 made in the past. They should also include a beverage, dessert and fruit for 8 people. Thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions please call Gail Bennett at 508-420-7978.

January Food Collection for Local Food Pantries:  We are collecting breakfast foods such as cereal, pancake mix, pancake syrup, oatmeal, pop tarts, jelly, peanut butter, canned fruit, etc.  The homeless are also very much in need of new underwear and socks.  Please put your non-perishable donated items in the large black labeled container to the right of the church front door.

A BIG THANK YOU Osterville Church Family for donating mittens and gloves (even in addition to the ones for the Miracle Kitchen Guests) and hanging them on the “Mitten Tree” last month.  Thirty-two pairs were donated to the Hyannis Baptist Church Food Pantry for their clients.  This pantry was truly overjoyed to receive and distribute them!

Zoom Links

Wednesday Moment of Light

Topic: Moment of Light

Time: 3pm and 7pm Wednesdays in January

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82424932249?pwd=WmxjU29wMWM0RzNDMEZOMG9RclVQZz09

Meeting ID: 824 2493 2249

Passcode: 374395

One tap mobile

+16465588656,,82424932249#,,,,*374395#

Dial by your location

        +1 646 558 8656

Meeting ID: 824 2493 2249

Passcode: 374395

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Time: Thursday mornings, 10am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83958360902?pwd=K2Q1enBPQWJ4cGJLamI2UXJWVzhEZz09

Meeting ID: 839 5836 0902

Passcode: 477955

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,83958360902#,,,,*477955# US (Chicago)

+16465588656,,83958360902#,,,,*477955# US (New York)

Or Call:          +1 646 558 8656

Meeting ID: 839 5836 0902

Passcode: 477955

Memorial/Celebration of Life for Lois M. Engleman

February 6, 5:00 p.m. EST

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/8534259617

Meeting ID: 853 425 9617

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,8534259617# US (Chicago)

+16465588656,,8534259617# US (New York)

Dial by your location

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 853 425 9617

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adFdUnueqK