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March GOOD TIDINGS Nonprofit Organization Published Monthly U.S. Postage PAID Permit #14 Queensbury United Methodist Church Glens Falls, NY 12801 460 Aviation Road Queensbury, NY 12804 Return Service Requested March 24th ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Queensbury United Methodist Church Staff The Rev. Ray Stees…………….Interim Pastor The Rev. Meredith Vanderminden……Dir. of Spiritual Formation The Rev. Judy Humphrey-Fox…Pastoral Care Debbie Romanazzi… Administrative Dir. of Pre-School/School Age Care Betty Lehecka……………..Church Secretary Carol Ann Elze-Sussdorff…..Choir Director/ Organist March 31st Ken Babineau…………………….Custodian Nick Norton……………Weekend Custodian Next “Good Tidings” deadline: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors Weds. Mar. 20 – Mail Mar. 27 The People of The United Methodist Church March 2013 Good Tidings Volume 33, Number 3 – February 28, 2013 QUEENSBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Worship Service: Sunday 8:30am & 10:20am The Rev. Ray Stees, Interim Pastor The Rev. Meredith Vanderminden, Director of Spiritual Formation The Rev. Judy Humphrey-Fox, Pastoral Care Church Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday Phone: 518-793-9728/Fax: 518-798-6593/E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.queensburyumc.org Pre-School and School Age Care Phone: 518-798-8206 Website: http://www.qumckidzcare.com/ March Worship March 3 3rd Sunday in Lent (Purple) Communion Isaiah 55:1-9 Psalm 63:1-8 (UMH 788) 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Luke 13:1-9 March 10 4th Sunday in Lent (Purple) Daylight Saving Time Begins Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 32 (UMH 766) 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday – your gifts on this day lay the foundation of all United Methodist Committee on Relief work by covering the costs of doing business. This means all contributions designated to specific programs can go 100% to those programs because UMCOR’s basic expenses are covered. March 17 5thSunday in Lent (Purple) Isaiah 43-16-21 Psalm 126 (UMH 847) Philippians 3:4b-14 John 12:1-8 March 24 Passion/Palm Sunday (Purple or Red) 6th Sunday in Lent Liturgy of the Palms Luke 19:28-40 Psalm 118:1-2 (UMH 839) Liturgy of the Passion Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 (UMH 764) Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 22:14-23:56 or Luke 23:1-49 March 28 Holy Thursday (Purple or Red) 7pm Service in the Sanctuary Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 (UMH 837) 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35 March 29 Good Friday (No Color) 7pm Service in the Sanctuary Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 22 (UMH 752) Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1-19:42 March 30 Holy Saturday (No Color prior to sunset) 6am – Midnight Prayer Vigil in Job 14:1-14 the Sanctuary Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 (UMH 764) 1 Peter 4:1-8 Matthew 27:57-66 Easter Eve (White or Gold) Easter Vigil March 31 Easter Sunday (White or Gold) Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:2, 14-24 (UMH 839) 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12 The power of the resurrection lies in Jesus' refusal to be held captive. God chose to change forever that death was the end of life. In rising, Jesus overcame the circumstances of his death. He rose above "victim" to become "victor." God lets us know that with divine help we can rise above those events and situations that threaten us. By accepting that promise we are freed to embrace life more fully and to love more completely. That is my understanding of Jesus' gospel message. Please be encouraged, empowered and embraced by God's ever-present Love and never-failing Grace, through the One who died our death and rises (again!) for our lives! Rev. Ray Lententide 2013 Rev. Phil Phaneuf To the People Called Methodist at Queensbury UMC! Dear beloved people of God, May our awareness of God’s Grace which brings peace to all creation be deepened in this Lenten landscape of prayer and preparation! The season of Lent is a precious time of preparation through prayer and, rest assured, my prayers are focusing on our time together, which will be very soon! We are already feeling your hospitality and your prayers! As you may know, we have many movements in our lives as we come to you! Our son, Tyler, will graduate from High School mid-June and will be attending Baldwin Wallace University in the Fall. We’re having a girl and her name shall be Fiona Faye Phaneuf! She’s due to arrive around the 20th of June! My wife, Megan, and I are so blessed to share this next chapter of our lives together with you wonderful people of God! Obviously, we will find strength and courage through the Holy Spirit on account of your prayers: prayers of joy, and prayers of love! We thank you for your prayers and your love! We can hardly contain our excitement and our deep desire to be with you all as quickly as July 1st can possibly come! In the meantime, though, we will be journeying to you a number of times between now and July and we so look forward to meeting all of you! Some introductory letters include items more suited to résumés: education credentials and professional accolades. You can find these elements of my story online and in other locations. More important to me, in this letter, is for you to know that above all these things I bring, I wish to bring to you my deep willingness to be your humble and faithful servant in the light of Christ’s Kingdom. God has richly given to us the resources through which we can proclaim the Good News that Christ has died and risen; who now is the world’s best hope for a life that is lived with eternity in scope! As we move forward, may we do all things together in mutual love and servanthood for the sake of Christ’s Kingdom: the Kingdom of Love and Hope! Will you join me, between now and July 1st, in praying this prayer daily? I will pray this prayer each day as I prepare to serve you. Precious Preparer of our prayers and our praise, Open us to Your ways. Chart our minds toward compassionate understanding. Tune our hearts toward fathomless friendships. Strengthen our hands toward side-by-side service. For Your Kingdom, For Your Glory, Amen. We already love you all and look toward that love growing ever deeper through the power of Christ’s amazing love! Rev. Phil Phaneuf P.S. There are a number of ways through which we can get to know each other as soon as possible: My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org My phone number is: 585-354-0132 My blog is: www.philphaneuf.com You can find me on twitter @revrevvv And you can certainly find me on FaceBook: just search for Phillip W. Phaneuf! Any and all contact through these means will be welcomed and cherished Want To Serve By Helping With The QUMC Youth? Are you interested in working with the youth of our church? This is an open Program News invitation to help with any of our current youth activities and we gratefully welcome any new We are better than half way through the 2012- ministries. We currently have a Sunday School 2013 confirmation class schedules for both 7th and Program, Children’s Choir and a 7th-8th grade 8th grade classes. The Fall retreat was held at Confirmation Program. There are no programs Skye Farm in October and our Spring lock-in at for high school youths at this time. Have you got church will be March 23rd - 24th. There are 8 ideas for other programs? Would you like to help students in the 7th grade and 17 students in the 8th with any existing program? If you have any grade. passion for youth activities we would GREATLY appreciate your gifts and ideas. The 7th and 8th We are in need of chaperones for the grade teachers are especially interested in getting overnight on March 23rd at the church. We fresh ideas for all grades 7-12. We would like to need at least 1 more male and 1 more female assemble a team that will provide programming chaperone for that night. Please call Lori this Spring and then work with Rev. Phil Phaneuf Shaver (793-1776) if you can help out! when he arrives. Please contact Betty at the church office (793-9728 or email@example.com ) As in past years we have begun the 13- with your phone and e-mail information. week mentoring program with the 8th grade Working along-side children and young adults is youths. Many THANKS to the 17 adults, listed one of the most rewarding ways to serve God. here with their student, that have stepped up and Please join us! volunteered to be mentors for the confirmands these coming weeks. When you see these folks would you please extend your thanks also. . Student – Mentor Elizabeth Dexter-Kim Harvish Aaron Murphy-Theresa DiCroce The first Caitlyn DiCroce-Susan Klippel committee Mathew Pfoh-Joanne James meeting for all Eric Doty-Terry Goodemote those interested in planning this years Vacation James Paolano-Paula Doty Bible School is on March 7th at 6:30 pm in Room Lauren Dwyre-Sandy Lowder 5 downstairs. The theme this year is "We are the Owen Snowball-James Pfoh Church". Please come with any ideas for Jessica Gillespie-Patty Elmen scripture, music, art, and fun in accordance with Peris Tushabe-Lori Shaver this theme. We will be building it from the Megan Goodwin-Ginny Mott ground...up! Contact Jodie Davidson for more Grace Vanderminden-Kim Weihing information at 761-6117 evenings or & Susan Hummel firstname.lastname@example.org Luke Vanderminden-Jeff Jarett Lindsey Kylloe-Meredith Vanderminden Joshua Willis-Maxine Willis Cassandra Mack- Amy Baker Erin Wright- Lori Shaver Eagle Scout Project Funding Request - My name is Benjamin Mack and I am currently a member of the church and I'm working on my Eagle project. My project is to replace the back staircase outside of the church and the decking at the top. Prayer & Healing Ministry Part of the project is to raise the funds to purchase the supplies. I would appreciate any He rescued me because he delighted in me. help by donating any refundable bottles or cans Psalm 18:19 to Cash Can, which is located by KFC or if you prefer you can call me and we can make other When a friend told Jesus of the illness of Lazarus, arrangements to get them. When you drop them he said “Lord, the one You love is sick.” He off at Cash Can, please make sure you inform doesn’t base his appeal on the imperfect love of them you are donating them to Ben Mack's Eagle the one in need, but on the perfect love of the project so I get the credit. If you have any Savior. He doesn’t say, “The one who loves you questions please contact me at 792-4232. Thank is sick.” He says, “The one You love is sick.” you. Ben Mack The power of the prayer, in other words, does not depend on the one who makes the prayer, but on the One who hears the prayer. We can and must repeat the phrase in manifold ways. “The one You love is sick, tired, sad, hungry, lonely, fearful, depressed”. The words of the prayer vary, but the response never changes. The Savior hears the prayer. Max Lucado Attention Men! From: The Great House of God We will be attending, as a group, the Iron Thank You, Lord God, for Your love for me, the love that Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference on Saturday, enabled me to come to you with all my needs. Guide me April 6th, from 8:30am until 4:55pm, at today as I lift my needs to You. Amen. Loudonville Community church. This one-day conference is for men of all ages; beginning with Prayer Works! 13 and older. Early group registration cost is $44 ($29 for students ages 13-22) plus $8 if you want Prayer Ministry the on-site optional lunch. There will be sixteen Every Wednesday at 11AM different equipping seminars for men so there will be something for every one of us. Conference Resting In His Presence brochures are on the table in the Narthex. Wednesday, March 27 at 7PM Additional information can be found at www.ironshrpensiron.net/conferences/schedule.ht Healing Service ml , click the Albany, NY link. We need at least Wednesday, April 24 at 7PM 10 men to get the group rate of $44. If interested, please contact Jim Clark at 932-4510 or email@example.com. ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING – March 10th Mission trip to HAITI - Healing Haiti is a Christian organization that brings clean water, Join United Methodists everywhere by food, orphan care, eldercare, housing, education participating in the special offering that supports and lots of love to a suffering people. Dianne UMCOR’s vital work by covering the costs of Rutledge will be joining a mission team April 22- doing business. This means all gifts designated to 28. Please consider supporting this mission with specific programs can go 100% to those programs your prayers and gifts. All donations are 100% because UMCOR’s basic expenses are covered. tax deductible. www.healinghaiti.org Your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing lay the foundation for UMCOR to manifest God’s steadfast love throughout the world. Please give generously. 7TH ANNUAL SCROLL SALES Your scholarship committee will host a coffee hour in April that will kick off our 7th annual Thank You for all the wonderful Christmas Card scroll sales. This fund raiser will continue over fronts that have been coming in as a result of several Sundays in Clark Hall immediately after Debbie Romanazzi’s request. Because of your each worship service. All donations will go into generosity Debbie now has more than enough the Andrew D. M. Cutts Memorial Scholarship material for the project planned for the Pre-School Fund. You may wish to have your gift be in and School Age Care Kids! honor or memory of designated individuals, which is a nice form of recognition. Any support you Green Fiber Recycle Program Note – When may be able to provide will be gratefully putting cardboard boxes (except Pizza Boxes appreciated. which can’t be recycled) into the bins, please be sure that you are breaking down the boxes so that they take up as little space in the collection bins as possible. Beginning Sunday, March 3rd on the Daylight Saving Time Begins History Channel March 10th! The Bible Series http://www.bibleseries.tv/ Set Your Clocks Ahead Saturday Get those DVRs programmed! 8:00pm on TWC Night So You Don’t Miss Channel 39 or HD 1839. Church on Sunday! (Prayers, gifts & service) Our Prayers Health: Tom Lee, melanoma; Pam Cox, Sandy Wild’s sister-in-law, ALS; Linda Johnson, cancer; 03/01 Tom Callaghan Joe DeMatties, recovering from knee surgery; Matt 03/01 Joshua Smith Congdon, amputation; Bette Weeden’s brother-in- 03/02 Gary Greco law, Bob Scanlon Sr., Lymphatic Cancer; Jeff 03/02 Marianne Perry Corlew (Parkinson’s disease); Kenny Miner, Jr., 03/02 Imre Tobias cancer; Ryan Seeley (Leukemia); Lois Coletti’s 03/03 Adam Armstrong daughter, Shiela Johnston, Hodgkins Lymphoma; 03/03 Martha Hagerty Rose Meehl & Family, brain aneurism; Bette 03/03 Aaron Murphy Weeden’s brother, Wesley, throat cancer; Stewart 03/05 Rob Doty Gates, Sr., lung cancer; Marlo Parker, daughter-in- 03/07 Heidi Cole law of Ken & Sandra Parker, cancer; Sandy Wild’s 03/08 Terry Bell Dad, Ernie Dignan, ALS; Emily Ziegler, QHS 03/09 Carol Ann Elze-Sussdorff Junior with leukemia; Edith Maurer (Patti Elmen’s 03/09 Meg Hagerty Mom), heart; Ellen Meyerhoff, (Doug’s Mom); 03/09 Glenn Hubert Doug, Sandy Lowder’s brother, fighting a rare form 03/11 Thomas Bell of cancer; Matthew Blake, spinal cancer; Pat 03/12 Rich Weihing Taylor’s mother, Shirley Haskoor; Mary Zoll’s 03/13 Richard Machold cousin, Joann; Anna Maria VanDiest; Lois Coletti; 03/13 Tim Maynard Ruth Bjerre; Pat Brayton’s mother, Roxanna 03/13 Marilyn Reed Wescott; Craig Hobbs, MS; Eleanore Bodner’s 03/13 Christian Sander daughter Jennifer, nieces Kathy & Karen, cancer. 03/14 Lynn Marie Conrad 03/15 Colleen Hiscox In Military Service: June Talley’s grandsons, 03/15 Isis L. Varney Chris Monti, Army and Jon Monti, Marines; Betty 03/16 Mark Griffin & Joe DeMatties’ granddaughter, Heather 03/16 Nicholas Parmar VanEvery, Air Force; Chris Shanahan, Army; Bob 03/17 Walter Reynolds & Elaine Raymond’s son, Derek, Army. 03/18 Brian Callaghan 03/20 Jean McGuire 03/23 Lois Coletti 03/23 Steve Parker 03/24 Lisa Bohannon 03/24 Sarah Meacham 03/25 Margaret Kushner 03/26 Jeff Benway 03/26 Noelle Stevens 03/26 Jon Wild 03/10 Kim & Paul Gryga 03/27 Beth Saunders 03/10 Betty & Bill Kruger 03/27 Molly Stuart 03/22 Laurie & Scott Stuart 03/29 Heidi Mt. Pleasant 03/29 Cory Martindale 03/29 Christian VanGuilder …Keep these special people in mind when 03/30 Christopher Hummel offering your daily prayers. Perhaps a phone call 03/31 Ella Nace or a card to go along with your prayers. If you 03/31 Jeffrey Hubert have any changes or you would like to add any special date(s) to these lists, please call the church office, 793-9728.
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