In Worship: We continue our sermon series entitled, “Our Purpose is Love” based on the book “Our Purpose is Love – the Wesleyan Way to Be the Church” by David N. Field. Each week you will be invited to work your way thoughtfully and prayerfully through a study sheet related the sermon. All sermons will be recorded and made available for viewing outside the worship service. Also, this Sunday, we will take up a special offering for our Mobile Meals ministry.
Here again are the questions for September 30th for your reflection:
1. What comes to mind when you hear the word “church”?
2. What does it mean to be a member of a church?
And here are the questions for October 7th for your reflection as we explore three themes that characterize a Church reflecting the love of God. What does it mean to you that the church is referred to as….
- …a Covenant Community?
- …a Sacramental Community?
- …a Community at the Margins?
Community Breakfast: Our next Guy Ramsey “Breakfast On Us” community breakfast will be Saturday, September 29th from 9-11 AM. Come have breakfast and fellowship with our neighbors!
Montessori Resumes! Our 1-day Montessori program, a partnership with the OCU Teacher Education Program, resumes Wednesday, October 3rd from 9:00 AM-2:30 PM. Cost $60/mo, scholarships available. Open to children 3-5 years old. Interested families are also invited to attend the Montessori Open House on Saturday, September 29th from 2-4 PM. More information: contact Kathy Carey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vicki Dimmer at 405.550.5560.
Mobile Meals Blizzard Bags and Special Offering: Each Thursday, Wesley Church cooks and delivers a fresh, homemade meal to 20-25 homebound seniors. Occasionally, roads are too treacherous for Mobile Meals to travel, so Wesley delivers a “blizzard bag” full of goodies to eat instead. We are currently collecting self-stable food and assembling the blizzard bags. Between now and October 14th, please leave your donation in the West office labeled “blizzard bags” Vienna sausages, fruit cups, pudding cups, cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, soft breakfast bars, and small cans of soup (pop-top).
“Way Forward” Report – OKUMC Discussion Opportunity: All are invited to attend an open meeting to be held at St. Luke’s UMC on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 2 to 4 pm. This meeting will be live-streamed if you are unable to attend in person.
Sunday, October 7th: Next Sunday is World Communion World Communion Sunday as we celebrate unity and togetherness with all God’s children, regardless of our differences. World Communion Sunday is one of six special Sunday offerings for United Methodists. The special offering we take benefits ethnic national and international United Methodist students. Also, it is our next monthly fellowship potluck lunch! Bring a dish to share – homemade or store purchased. And, check out all of the beautiful Fall clothing in the Wesley Women’s boutique which will be open during lunch
Life Line Screening Comes to Wesley! Life line is a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at Wesley on 10/16/2018. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. There are three ways to register for this event: call toll-free 1-888-653-6441, visit http://lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979. Also look for the pink flyers available at Wesley Church.
For Healing: Pat Fuller, Shirley Rector, Paula Hiller, and Daniel Cortez
For God’s Presence: The family of Don Toland