Faith has a direct impact upon our attitude towards life. Through faith we know God is with us and for us. 

We welcome you to take part in this Sunday's worship service! Thank you for your continued stewardship and we look forward to another great Sunday together.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 
(ONLINE OR IN-PERSON)
at 10 AM



HALF-TIME FOR MEN

Half-Time is a gathering for men to enjoy fellowship and discuss topics for Christian growth.  Our fall/winter discussions will be based on a short presentation by Eugene Peterson called,  "Perseverance: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction."  Facilitators will be Chuck Albers, Larry Gill, Mike Keller, and Harold Utley.  We will gather in rooms 9-11 at 8:15 for breakfast and discussion (plenty of room for social-distancing).  We try to dismiss at 9:30 am, and will usually make that goal.  Harold will lead the first gathering on Sept. 19.  

Schedule for upcoming months: 
October 3, 17, 31
November 14
December 5, 19 

Come and join us for food, fellowship, and a fun time as we grow our faith.


PRAYER CHAIN

We are excited to announce that we will be including a list of weekly prayers in our Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday eblasts. If you have a prayer concern, we as a church family would love to lift you or your loved one up in prayer! Please send prayer requests to prayer@masonumc.org. You may also call the church at (513) 398-4741 and ask for Kami. 

In case of emergencies or In Memoriam notices, we will be sending those out directly to your email. Special thank you to Sharon Frankhardt and Janet Hamilton who have been wonderful servants and a vital part of keeping this ministry going. What a blessing you have been! 

HER TIME MINISTRY SEPTEMBER DONATION DRIVE

This September we are collecting for Her Time Ministry! Her Time provides for the needs of homeless women and they are welcoming donations to widen their missions. Help transform your community and make a difference in the lives that need you the most.

Below are a few suggested items: (Travel or Sample Sizes ONLY)
  • shampoo
  • deodorant
  • soap
  • toothbrush kits
  • lotion
  • vaseline
  • flushable wipes
  • socks 
Check out our website for more information here: 
 www.masonumc.org/hertimeYou can always bring items by during our office hours as well: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am - 3 pm. 

NEW OFFICE HOURS

We have new office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9 am - 3 pm.



SERVING

We are looking for servants to serve in several different ways and places. 
We are putting together a list of servants that would be able and willing to help serve in a variety of ways.  It might be in the form of "handyman" work around the building to helping lead a ministry.  It is really simple to let us know what and where you might be willing to serve.  Click the below "Serve" link and fill out the form.  This will let us know who we might contact to help serve when a need arises.

None of these serve areas requires a "collage degree," in fact, training can and will be provided for any area in which you are willing to serve, but might need a little direction and support.



Kid's Corner: Keep On Forgiving

Read: 
Matthew 18: 21-35

Just look at all of these pencils! There are short pencils, long pencils, skinny pencils, and fat pencils. There are yellow, red, black, and white pencils. There are many different shapes, sizes, and colors of pencils but there is one thing that all of these pencils have in common. The eraser is worn off of every one of them. Do you know what that tells me? It tells me that I make a lot of mistakes. 

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When I make a mistake, I erase it and start over, and over again, until I get it right! I don't know why I keep these pencils, because as many mistakes as I make, a pencil without an eraser is pretty useless. These pencils remind me of people. People come in all different sizes, shapes, and colors too, but we all have one thing in common, we all make mistakes! We make a lot of mistakes. That is why God sent Jesus to die on the cross -- to erase our mistakes. 

When we do something wrong, we can ask God to forgive us and because of Jesus, He will erase our mistakes and we can start over again, and again, and again. Unlike these pencils, God's eraser never wears out! Just as God forgives us over and over again. Jesus taught us that we should forgive other people over and over again. One day, Peter asked Jesus, "How many times should I forgive someone who sins against me? Should I forgive him seven times?" I imagine that Peter was pretty proud of himself for being willing to forgive someone seven times. Jesus answered, "Not seven times, but seventy times seven times!" I think Jesus knew that if he said we should forgive seventy times seven times, we would never be able to keep count and we would forgive over, and over again, just as he forgives us. It doesn't matter if we are short or tall, skinny or fat, red, white, yellow, or black; we all need God's forgiveness. We also need to remember that Jesus taught that we are to forgive others just as God forgives us


Forgive Flowers:
Give your child paper and markers and colorful "buttons" for the middle of the flowers (to glue on). Encourage your child draw large flowers and then write F-O-R-G-I-V-E in each of the petals, so each flower should have 7 petals so one letter will fit on each petal! You can even use some chenille wire for the stems. 


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Red Pencil/Yellow Pencil Frolic:
Pick a family member to stand in front of the family who are lined up on the other side of the room against the wall or behind a line. When the leader holds up a yellow pencil, they can hop, skip, jump, crawl, toward the leader but as soon as the leaders hold up the red pencil, the players must stop and wait for the yellow pencil again. The leader can tell the children what "action" they can do each time until the red pencil is held up. Children will need to keep their eyes on the leader and the pencils. If they don't see and stop at the red card, they'll be out! The leader can go faster and faster until more family members are out! Talk about forgiveness and then let all the family members come back in the game and play it again. 

Children's Bulletins:
Print off these bulletins for your kids and have them ready for Sunday's worship service. 



Mission: Worshipping, connecting, and serving so all may experience life in Christ.

Vision: Moving all people from receiving to also sharing life in Christ.