Wednesday Tidings

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Beautiful Beloveds,

This Sunday, we begin a new worship series, Roll Down Justice.  This series takes its theme from the text from Amos 5: 24. “Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”   We’ll also be referencing the music of Mark Miller.  A life-long United Methodist Mark says of himself, he “believes passionately that music can change the world. He also believes in Cornell West’s quote that ‘Justice is what love looks like in public.’ His dream is that the music he composes, performs, teaches and leads will inspire and empower people to create the beloved community.”

Due to broadcasting complications, we cannot stream Mark’s music as part of our virtual worship.  Instead, I’ll include a link to one of his songs each week in our Wednesday Tidings and on our church facebook page to set the tone and theme for the coming Sunday.  This week’s song is Even Here with music by Mark Miller.  The lyrics by Laurie Zelman invite us to ponder, “Can the hand of God, can the voice of God, find me even here, find me even here?”   I hope you’ll find this song useful in a time of devotion. 

Peace,

Heather

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

Prayers:  

We give thanks for:

–Tyler Allen’s ministry among us and particularly with our youth.

Please pray for:

-Parents trying to make safe and healthy choices for their children’s education
-All who continue to work and care for others in this time of COVID-19
-Those who are working towards a vaccine

Please submit prayer requests to Pastor Heather, pastorheather@umcchurches.org and 774.994.3645.

**If you’d like to receive the weekly prayers from our Conference, please subscribe to the UMCatalyst weekly e-newsletter and you’ll get the daily prayer as well.  Our District, Seacoast will be featured next week.   Subscribe

Presence (even if we cannot be physically together, we can connect)

Wednesday Gatherings (Two separate gatherings–Same Zoom link)

3pm Check In and Prayer  (Conversation, sharing joys and concerns, prayer–30 minutes or less)

7pm Vespers (Conversation, Scripture, and Prayer–30 minutes or less)

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Sunday, August 2–Drive Through Communion and Visitation–4-6pm (By Appointment only)

Stop by to celebrate communion with Tyler Allen and Pastor Heather and send Tyler off with your kind words and blessings.  You’ll stay in your car, they will  be masked and keep distance from your car.  You may also sign up to visit with Tyler, and not receive communion.

Please register here, or contact Pastor Heather directly, 774.994.3645 to register today.

Sunday Morning Coffee Hour, 11am on Sundays

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Meeting ID: 899 0965 9316
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Gifts

New Holiday Fair Ideas

2020 Calendars

Christmas Cards

We need artwork for these new products.  Any form of  drawing or painting, be it crayon, colored pencil, water color, oil, chaulk, is fine. Pictures of landscape, seascapes, gardens, homes, flowers, still lifes, fruits, vegetables, wildlife, pets, beaches, boats, or whatever you would like are great. And for Christmas Cards: trees, wreaths, creches, angels, stars, landscapes, again, anything that you love about Christmas.

We do not need originals – copies are fine. Email them to office@umcchurches.org, or mail them to UMC, 57 Pond Street, Osterville, MA 02655 or drop them off in our new mailbox next to the Solarium door. The more the better. All types of artwork count – kids drawings too. We can’t do this without you. Please send in your submissions. We hope this will be an exciting new project.
Jane Gray, Director of Ministerial Support

Don’t forget you can support our church when you shop at Amazon. So far this year, smile.amazon has generated $70, without any extra effort on our part.  Visit smile.amazon.com to sign up today.  Look for Osterville United Methodist Church.

Please continue to submit pledges via our online giving portal, and through the mail.  Your generosity is supporting meaningful mission and ministry in our community!

Service and Witness

Green Tips

In our natural areas about 30% of the plants are invasive plants which out compete, displace or kill native species. They compete for nutrients, sunlight and moisture.  In fact there are over 3400 species of invasive plants in this country and 66 have been scientifically documented invasive in Massachusetts.  Some common ones include Multiflora Rose, Oriental Bittersweet, Porcelain-berry  and Purple Loosestrife.  When disposing of these plants do not put them in compost piles as this will distribute the seeds.  Bag the plants and throw them out with your household trash.  According to MassAudubon “Invasive plants are one of the greatest threats to the nature of Massachusetts…”  To find out more please visit their website here.

Miracle Kitchen: We’re all set for August!  Thank you!

Drop off Tuesday, August 4:  UMC Osterville parking lot (not inside the church),  57 Pond St,  9:50-10:10am,or the Salvation Army no later than 10:30.

Louise Toler has extra lunch bags if anyone needs them.

United Methodist Women:  We are connected in mission.  National UMW President Shannon Priddy says, “We must persevere to put faith, hope, and love into action in this world, in this time.  We are still connected.  We are still here because of our commitment to the Purpose of the United Methodist Women.”  Response July/August 2020.  To learn more visit www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/response.