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Stroudsburg United Methodist Church

April 5, 2011

Gather!

Cluster Mid-Week Lenten Series

This week's mid-week Lenten worship service will be held at Faith UMC in Stroudsburg. Rev. Bob Amundsen will be the guest preacher from our Cluster and, as usual, there will be a wonderful time to fellowship with our sister churches afterward. Join us for this opportunity to deepen our faith in the Lenten Season. Worship will begin at 7:30pm on Wednesday.

Terrific Tuesday Dinner

Our next Terrific Tuesday will be held on April 19th starting at 6pm. We will meet downstairs in the Dining Room. The menu includes Pot Roast, Carrots, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Terrific Tuesday Salad, Rolls & Butter, and Dessert. Cost is $7.00/person. Children under 10 - $3.00. The speaker will be Margie Good on the topic of organ transplants. You can sign up here.

Sunday Worship - 8:30am, 11:00am, & 3:00pm

Worship this week will continue with the theme, 24 Hours that Changed the World. We will take a deeper look at how these last 24 hours of Jesus' life here on earth not only changed the world but have the power to change us, too! This week's sermon is entitled "The Torture and Humiliation of the King" and is based on the scriptures of Mark 15:15b-23. Our goal is to dig deeper into the stories surrounding these 24 hours in history and uncover how they might be meaningful for us today. Join us in worship and invite a friend to join you this week!

Grow!

Sunday School for All Ages

Each Sunday children, youth, and adults gather for Sunday School at Stroudsburg United Methodist Church. This is an excellent opportunity for you to deepen your faith, ask questions, and explore new spiritual understandings. Teachers are equipped to teach, lead, and challenge you on your faith journey and you will surely be affected in very positive ways when you attend Sunday School. Children meet in the Wee Care Room, Youth meet in the Youth Room, and Adults meet in the Lounge. Give it a try this Sunday at 9:45pm!

Small Groups

Do you belong to a Small Group? If not, you really should seriously consider doing so. There are a variety of opportunities available to you such as JoAnn Calkins' "Experiencing God," Carole Everitt's "Stitch & Pray," Bob Shank's "Digging Deeper," and Alberta Weber's Small Group. Contact any one of these leaders to get involved with a Small Group today. Alternatively, do you have a passion or interest? Then maybe you can start a brand new Small Group. Contact JoAnn Calkins for more information.

Make a Difference!

Blood Drive - April 11th - noon to 6pm

Stroudsburg UMC will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, April 11th from noon until 6pm. Blood is needed throughout the region, so please consider giving blood to help those in need. Jesus gave us the example by shedding his blood for us. Take a few minutes to share a pint of your blood with somebody else.

Red Bucket Donations

The Missions Committee encourages you to place donations in the Red Buckets to benefit the DASH Youth Group Mission Trip.

Book Drive

Don't forget the book drive. Please bring your books to the church. There is a box in the Fellowship Room and the Blue Sunday School Room downstairs.


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