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Volume 4, Issue 2

B R IG HT HO P E LAUR E L UNIT E D M E T HO DIS T CHU R CH T O S HAR I NG G O DS LO VE A ND F O R G IVE NE S S WIT H

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February 2012

From the Pastors Desk - Modern Day Witnesses


stop existing if our technology suddenly quit on us or at least many of us would think the world is over. That is not true for those who have been around before tech. I was reminded of this last week as I was speaking with a patient and their family. The younger ones where asking about Wi-Fi and the older ones where simply asking if I could get them a copy of the local paper. We have become dependent on technology and the world to the point that sometimes we are missing the point. One of this weeks reverend fun comics really emphasized this point as two men are trying to witness and instead of Sharing Christ, sharing their own experience of how mercy, they simply state that they have an app for Good News. That is great if we all have the data phone, but not all do. Just like it would sound about right for anyone who has darkened the churchs doors. Yet many have not. It is a foreign language and different culture a different set of beliefs and values which they may or may not understand. What do we do? Simply put, we rely not on the I-Phone or the Android, we share what God means to us and why. We do this and we share the one universal language/thought/truth AND THAT IS LOVE!!! This month is the month of love as the 14th is coming. This year, share more than roses share the Love

Special points of Interest


Chili When It Is Chilly!!! Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 4th for our Fundraising Chili Supper. Chef Glenn will show us how that make it in Texas !!! The Mens Group will not have a meeting in February as we will have our annual church dinner at the Farmers Daughter in TN. The date of the dinner is February 11th. Please sign up if you are interested in attending. Hand Bell Clinic in Hickory, NC. The Hand Bell Choir will be traveling to Hickory, NC on February 18th for a clinic. For more information, see Andrea. The United Methodist Women will meet on Tuesday, February 21st at 6 PM. Ash Wednesday Service Feb. 22nd at 7 PM

Over the past few weeks, Andrea and I have been picking back and forth over her new phone the argument: I-Phone or Android? As many of you know, she is voting for the IPhone all the way and I just keep plugging Android. Why you may ask? Simply put, it is a matter of preference and in the case of computers and phones that are secretly computers with a ear pad a matter of what works best. The reality is that we

Inside this issue:


FEBRUARY SERVICES FINANCIAL REPORT THOSE SERVING IN WORSHIP (FEBRUARY) MONTHLY CALENDAR INSERT
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Worship Schedule February 5th Communion Sunday/Hunger Pot Offering Scripture Lesson: Isaiah 40:21-31 Sermon: An Un-Weary Runner February 22nd Ash Wednesday Service Scripture Lesson: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Sermon: God to Humanity: Really?

February 12th Scripture Lesson: 2 Kings 5:1-14 Sermon: The Stepwell Solution February 19th Scripture Lesson: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Sermon: Is the Gospel Sinking? February 26th Scripture Lesson: Mark 1:9-15 Sermon: A Brain Bucket

ATTENDANCE AND FINANCIAL GIVING


January 2012 (Not Including 1/29/2012) Average Attendance: Regular Giving : Average Regular Giving: Designated Giving: Hunger Pot $84.00 42 $ 7780.50 $ 1945.13 (per week) $ 84.00

($ 1897.60 per week is needed to meet our church budget.)

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Rich Ashley, Lay Leader GREETERS: 5 12 19 26 Danny Burnette and Liz Benjamin Judy Womble and Bonnie English Angela Fox and Sherry Lesley Don and Sheri Mathis USHERS: 5 12 19 26 Harold and Dixie Tipton Mark and Lisa Anderson Ed Ponder and Dot Cody Danny Burnette and Marsha Boyd

OFFERTORY PRAYER: SCRIPTURE READERS: 5 12 19 26 Rich Ashley Judy Womble Tom Wrenn Andrea Bailey

Rich Ashley, Lay Leader NURSERY/PRE-SCHOOL: 5 12 19 26 Nicole Johnson Liz Benjamin Judy Womble Marsha Boyd

CHILDRENS TIME:

Jenny Miller, Dixie Tipton, Rev. Johnson, and Cammie Monroe Carolyn Ponder; Lisa Anderson Kathy Wrenn, Lois Lynn Bellemare, & Cammie Monroe Dr. Ernie and Frances Powell ACOLYTE:

CHILDRENS CHURCH: TWEENS CLASS:

COMMUNION STEWARDS: COUNTERS: 5 12 19 26

John Hamrick and Sherry Lesley Tom Wrenn and Rich Ashley John Hamrick and Judy Womble Don Mathis and Angela Fox Danny Burnette and Brian Dodge

5 12 19 26

Sabrina Shelton Jacob Miller James Lesley Elizabeth Lesley

AUDIO VISUAL:

If you are unable to serve when indicated, please ask someone to take your place . IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SERVE IN ANY CAPACITY, please tell the Pastor. THANK YOU for your service and dedication to Bright Hope Laurel United Methodist Church!

Mars Hill, NC 28754