United Methodist Church of Evergreen

The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

8th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, July 30, 2017
8:30 and 10:30 am



Russell's Ritings, 

Tradition has assigned the great penitential Psalm 51 to King David.  It is believed this great psalm, which contains the words "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me...." was written after David was confronted by Nathan the prophet after David had sinned with Bathsheba. 
 
There is a story of a fellow who was visiting a different church each Sunday in search of a deeply felt need.  One Sunday he went to a church where worshippers joined in saying one of the great prayers of confession of the church.  He heard them pray, "Have mercy on us, O Lord, for we have done those things we ought not to have done, and left undone those things we ought to have done."  When he heard that he sat back in the pew and was heard to say with relief, "At last, I've found my crowd."

We all have sinned.  That's David's story - and it's our story.  This week, continuing in the summer series on David, we look at the David and Bathsheba story.  The text is in 2 Samuel 12: 1 - 10, 13.  I hope to see you ALL here!

Blessings,

Russell

CHURCH AT THE RANCH & CHURCH PICNIC
Sunday, August 6th ~ One Service at 10:30 am

Location: 13502 S. Wamblee Valley Road, Conifer

This year UMCE will host its annual Church Picnic at Glenn and Pat Stoll's ranch outside of Conifer. The outdoor worship service will take place at 10:30 am with the church picnic after the service. The Grill Masters will be there and you can bring a side dish to share. 

There will also be pony rides and a bouncy castle for the kids; games, including horseshoes and croquet; live music; and in true Methodist fashion lots of good food, including homemade BBQ and homemade ice cream. 
Please make plans to join us!





DIRECTIONS TO CHURCH AT THE RANCH
YOUTH MISSION 2017
CARE PACKAGE PROJECT

From July 21-31, the UMCE Youth Group and their families will be traveling to and working on the Spokane Tribe of Indians' Reservation, in Wellpinit, Washington. It will be a week of long travel, hard work, and incredible spiritual growth. We will think of our home church often while we're gone, and we hope you think of us too.

You can participate in our mission by sending care packages to the missionaries! We would love to hear from you! Here is our mission site address:

UMCE Youth Group c/o Sarah Sailor
Sierra Service Project
General Delivery
Wellpinit, WA 99040

Please keep in mind:
  • The reservation only receives mail via USPS.
  • Please send only healthy snacks, as SSP doesn't allow "junk" food.
  • Please avoid snacks containing peanuts, or which have been processed in a facility that also processes peanuts.
  • Please send notes of encouragement and include your names!
  • We would enjoy anything that you send us!





FINANCE UPDATES

Attendance & Stewardship Report

Sunday School and Nursery 7/23/2017
Worship Services 7/23/2017
Mission Trip
------------------------------------
Needed Weekly
Received 7/23/2017
                                                Difference
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                     2017 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
7/28/2017

8
98
26
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$5,912
$3,728
($2,184)
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$313,348
$177,360
$187,850
+ $10,490



YOUTH EDUCATION AND ACTIVITIES

~ NO YOUTH GROUP THIS SUNDAY ~

CHILDREN AND YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
Action Pack
Preschool-5th Grades 9:30 am
Youth Group Sunday School
6th-12th Grades 9:30 am
EverKids Early Elementary Sunday School
Preschool-1st Grades 10:30 am
EverKids Upper Elementary Sunday School

2nd-5th Grades 10:30 am
SUNDAY YOUTH GROUP

High School Youth Group
9th-12th Grades Noon - 1:30 pm
Regular Youth Group

6th-12th Grades 1:30 - 3:30 pm
THE STORY FOR KIDS

Wednesdays in UMCE Church Sanctuary
Preschool - 5th Grades 4:00 - 5:00 pm



AROUND THE CHURCH


Saturday, July 22-Sunday, July 30
YOUTH SUMMER MISSION TRIP 
This summer the UMCE Youth Group will sponsor a week long service project at the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington State. Please note we will not be holding youth group on July 23 or 30.









Sunday, August 6: Outdoor Service at 10:30 am
CHURCH AT THE RANCH & CHURCH PICNIC
~ One Service Only at 10:30 am ~
Location: 13502 S. Wamblee Valley Road, Conifer
This year UMCE will host its annual Church Picnic at Glenn and Pat Stoll's ranch outside of Conifer. The outdoor worship service will take place at 10:30 am with the church picnic after the service. The Grill Masters will be there and you can bring a side dish to share. We will provide more details as the date gets closer. Please make plans to join us!












Sunday, August 13 at 10:30 am Service
BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS
We will be blessing the new school year and all who participate in it on August 13 during the 10:30 service. Anyone enrolling in school is  invited to bring their  backpack for this special blessing. Whether you are entering kindergarten, are an experienced middle school student, or are college-bound, you are invited to  participate. Also teachers, college  professors, school lunch workers, bus drivers, principals, and anyone else employed in education is in invited to come forward for special prayer that day. 



Sunday, August 20 from 9:15-10:30 am
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Make plans to join us on Sunday, August 20 for a pancake breakfast in between the 8:30 and 10:30 services. Come and enjoy fellowship and a hot stack.




Sunday, September 10 -- Fall Festival after 10:30 service
EDUCATION KICK-OFF SUNDAY AND FALL FESTIVAL 
The Fall Festival is coming! UMCE's annual Fall Festival will be held following the 10:30 service on Sunday, September 10. This is a fun time for all with food, bouncy castles, and carnival games. We need volunteers! If you can help by manning a booth, please contact Sarah Sailor at  youth@evergreenumc.org.



Sunday, September 10 -- 9:15 Rehearsal and Sing at 10:30
CHANCEL CHOIR STARTS THEIR NEW SEASON! 
Director Sandy Sandusky will be back from back surgery to direct another season of the UMCE Chancel Choir. Keron will be back at the piano as well. Please join us as we learn some beautiful music and sing God's praises. 

CHURCH CALENDAR

CHURCH EVENTS

Saturday, July 22-
Sunday, July 30

Youth Summer Mission Trip to 
Spokane Indian Reservation 
Sunday, August 6 10:30 am Church at the Ranch & Church Picnic
Sunday, August 13 10:30 am Blessing of the Backpacks
Sunday, August 20 9:15-10:30 am Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, September 10 10:30 am
Education Kick-off Sunday
Sunday, September 10 After 10:30 service Fall Festival
Sunday, September 10 9:15 Rehearse
10:30 Sing
Chancel Choir Starts Their New Season!
AUGUST TEAM MEETINGS

Tuesday, August 1 7:00 pm Trustees
Tuesday, August 8 10:30 am Staff
Thursday, August 10 7:00 pm Finance
Thursday, August 24 6:00 pm Membership



CHURCH INFORMATION

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fridays: 9:00 am - noon
Please call the office at 303-674-4810, or email office@evergreenumc.org if you would like to add 
your event to the weekly Happenings.

LARGE PRINT HYMNALS, BIBLES AND BULLETINS are available in the vestibule for Sunday services. Just ask one of the ushers to help you.
 
ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES are available for Sunday services. If you would like to try an Assistive Listening device this Sunday just ask one of the ushers or a sound booth technician.

AN OPEN INVITATION TO MEMBERSHIP is extended to all persons. Please speak with the pastor about your interest in becoming part of this great Christian Fellowship.

RELOADABLE KING SOOPERS/SAFEWAY GROCERY CARDS  are on sale in Fellowship Hall on the first Sunday of each month following each worship service. 5% of all purchases made with these reloadable cards goes back to UMCE! You can also purchase these cards from the church office during regular office hours. 

 
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF EVERGREEN
Growing a community of faith by serving a world of need and changing lives. We affirm a spirit of openness and hospitality to all, including persons of all races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, financial strata, and abilities who seek a closer walk with God.
 
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