New Sermon Series Explores Miracles

Do you believe in miracles?

What are the miracles of the Bible that you remember?  Do you remember any of the miracles of the Old Testament?  Can you remember some of the miracles of Jesus?  Surely those miracles were powerful events for those who first witnessed them, but what meaning do they have for us today?  What can we learn about God through a study of the miracles of the Bible?

Sunday, February 16, I will begin a new series on 10 great miracles of the Bible and their meaning for us today.  Following is a list in the order that we’ll be exploring them:

 From the Old Testament-
February 16      The Creation     Genesis 2:4-25
February 23      The Calling        Genesis 12:1-3
March 2              The Passover    Exodus 12:1-14
March 9              The Exodus       Exodus 12:33-42; 14:10-14, 21-25, 30-31
March 16            The Manna        Exodus 16:9-26
From the New Testament-
March 23            The Healing      Mark 2:1-12
March 30            The Calming     Matthew 8:23-27
April  6                The Feeding      John 6:1-14
April 13               The Riding        Luke 19:28-44
April 20               The Rising        Luke 24:1-12

 Plan to meet with your church as we learn from God’s word and grow in our faith.  The miracles of the Bible provide meaning and hope for our lives today!

Striving to be Faithful,

Dr. Ray Crawford

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Men’s Event at Camp Egan

Cost $30.  Please call Jason Phariss if you are planning to attend as we need an accurate head count.

Join the MEN of F.I.G.H.T. Club April 25th and 26th at Camp Egan for fellowship, food and fixing up.  We will be cutting, clearing and removing trees and underbrush for the new ropes course.  This F.I.G.H.T. Club event is only open to men 18 years of age or older and out of high school.  Bring your gloves, hardhat, boots and your choice of toys tools (i.e. chain saw, weed whacker, log splitter, pole saw, tractor, etc.).   Also bring twin-size bedding, pillow, toiletries and bath towel.

A caravan of trucks and buses will leave the FUMC parking lot by 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25.  Dinner will be served at Camp Egan by the F.I.G.H.T Club.  After dinner we will have some music and a message of encouragement from Jaimie Willis.

On Saturday we will have breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria as a team.  Work will stop around 5:30 then we will return to FUMC.  Please call Jason Phariss at 918-341-4580.

If you cannot caravan with the rest of the guys, you may drive down on Saturday at no cost.

Egan Camp & Retreat Center is located at 26633 S. Old Highway 62, Tahlequah, OK 74464; 918-456-6489.

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Good Friday Service

Join us Good Friday, April 18 at 7:00 for a solemn service commemorating the death of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Good Friday is a time when we remember Christ’s sacrifice through his persecution, trial, torture and final execution on the cross. This service provides a time to commemorate the great sacrifice and love that was displayed 2,000 years ago for our salvation. While the exact order and style of this service is unique each year, this service incorporates dramatic reenactment and solemn reflection concluding in silence.

Our youth will be leading us in a holy time of remembrance in the sanctuary. Christians observe Good Friday as the day that Jesus Christ was crucified and suffered on the cross before he uttered his final words, “It is Finished.” All are invited to come and remember God’s gift of sacrificial love and grace.

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Maundy Thursday: Pot Luck & Last Supper Reenactment

Thursday, April 17, at 6:00 we will be having a pot luck dinner in the Family Life Center followed by a reenactment of the last supper in the sanctuary.  Bring a dish to share and enjoy fellowship with others.  Then join us in the sanctuary at 7:00 as we remember the last meal Jesus shared with his disciples.

Members of FUMC will portray the disciples and our Lord.  The scriptural-based script will take you through the passover meal, the betrayal, and the arrest of Jesus.  Communion will be served by the actors.  This is a very meaningful service.  Bring the family and invite a few friends too!

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Special Children’s Offering on Palm Sunday

FUMC Claremore is blessed to have a wonderful Children’s Center which is used throughout the week by hundreds of children.  Did you know we are still paying the mortgage for that fabulous building?  Well, we are.  Many in our church have pledged to make a special offering each month to go into the “building fund,” but we are falling a little short some months.  March 13, Palm Sunday, smiling children will parade through the sanctuary enthusiastically waiving palm fronds in the air.  Let this serve as a reminder of all the children who are being blessed by our Children’s Center.

Palm Sunday we will be taking up a special offering which will go toward paying off the Children’s Center.  If you would like to give a gift to the Children’s Center, please designate “building fund” or “Children’s Center” in the memo line of your check.  You may also make a monthly pledge to help support the Children’s Center.  You may also use e-giving to designate your special gift by clicking here.

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