August 2020
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14

"Take Five!"
It's an old adage to "work as if everything depends on you, but pray as if everything depends on God." We cannot be lazy about our needs and expect God to do everything for us. God is not a cosmic butler.

At Ayersville UMC we are emphasizing prayer by means of a 5-week prayer vigil called "Take Five!" If you have not done so already, please call the church office to sign up for a 5 minute prayer slot and pray at that time each day. We are imploring God to heal our land and to protect our schools, communities, and cities. We are asking for an end to the brunt of Covid-19.

Our country as a whole needs healing and the church is supposed to be a help institution. As we humble ourselves, pray, seek God's face, and turn from our wicked ways, then the promises of God will potentially be a blessing for our country, for us, and people we don't even know. We can travel anywhere in the world through prayer. Jesus prompted us to ask, seek, knock.

We must stay active with our Christian faith. Unfortunately, the coronavirus discourages healthy activities that we need to be doing. Sometimes, creativity is helpful. On the weekend of Sunday, September 6, we will be having only one worship service and it's outside under a tent at 9am, with the Rhythm Travelers leading us in singing and I will preach on laboring for the Master. Whether it's through prayer or work, may we all be doing God's bidding.

In Christ’s Love,
Pastor Mo
Pray for 5 minutes morning, noon and night during your selected time for our Country, Schools, Churches and Peace
in America
Take 5 Prayer Movement
5 Weeks of Prayer
We are trying to cover every 5 minutes during this time. If you would like to join us in this prayer movement please text or call Janet Stevens @ 419.438.0324, or email to request your time slot.

If you are able, please sign up for a slot in each category.
Morning, Noon, and Night

September 1- October 5
5 Weeks of Prayer
Worship Services
Saturdays at 5 pm

Sundays at 9 am
Sundays at 9 am
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Sunday, September 6, 9am
Labor Day Weekend we will have worship in God's great outdoors. There will be only one service on Sunday morning at 9am. The Saturday night service will not be held on September 5. The Rhythm Travelers will be here providing the music. Bring a lawn chair and come worship God in the midst of His creation. Students who have not yet received a blessing on their backpacks may bring them along. You won't want to miss this special worship service. Invite a friend!
Board/Staff Meeting
The next Board/Staff meeting will be held at the end of September or in October sometime. Watch for a date in future eblasts. We will not be meeting on Sunday, September 13 as originally scheduled.
F Troop Study Topics

Sept. 13 Joy Stealer #1
Works of the Flesh

Sept. 20 Joy Stealer #2
Religious Legalism

Sept. 27 Joy Stealer #3
Simple Issues
Oct. 4 Joy Stealer #4
Excessive Reasoning

Oct. 11 Joy Stealer #5
Ungodly Anger

Oct. 18 Joy Stealer #6
Jealousy and Envy

Oct. 25 Joy Stealer #7
Habitual Discontentment
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Tuesday thru Thursday, 9 am - Noon

Please call Julie at 419-438-9749 or Pastor Mo at 937-855-7665
if you need assistance at any time.

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at each worship service or

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27728 Ayersville Rd.,
Defiance, Ohio 43512

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Happy Birthday!

Jim Tobias - September 1
Janet Stevens - September 4
Amy Rahmel - September 7
Jodie Mohr - September 7
Mary Jo Kohl - September 8
Bill Rieke - September 13
Ken Ludwig - September 15
Russell Walters - September 16
Rita Kratzer - September 18
Mid Limber - September 21
Keith Kratzer - September 22
Hannah Ledkins - September 26
Ellie Adkins - September 27
Happy Anniversary!

Bob & Julie Baldwin - September 6
Jerry & Janet Stevens - Sept. 12

God's blessing to you on your special day! If you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary this month, we rejoice with you too! Please let us know so we may add it to our calendar.
Prayers are with the family of Sebastian Castro who passed away on August 20, 2020. A celebration of Sebastian' life will be held tentatively on Sat., September 19 at Ayersville UMC.
Quiet, Please

Six-year old Angie and her four-year old brother Joel were sitting together in church. Joel giggled, sang and talked non-stop. Finally, his big sister had had enough. "You're not supposed to talk during the prayer." "Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked. Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, "See those two men standing by the door? They're hushers."