Remember to “FALL BACK” this Saturday night! Daylight savings time is coming to an end. That means that you have to stay up until 2 a.m. on Sunday morning and reset all your clocks to say 1 a.m. Or, of course, you could just change the time before you go to bed.
If you forget to reset your clocks, don’t worry, you’ll just be early for church on Sunday morning.
All Saints Day is the day we honor the members of our church family that have gone to be with the Lord during the year. At FUMC Claremore, we devote a part of our All Saints Day services to call family members to the chancel and place a memory bell on the bell banner. We also display a picture on the big screen. If one of your loved ones was a member of FUMC and passed away during the year, we would like to honor them and your family. Please call Laurie Ault TODAY so we can make arrangements for the picture and a bell.
What is it that you treasure in life? Have you given your treasure to God, asking for God’s blessing? Our Christian faith teaches us that inner peace comes with putting our lives, and our treasure, into the hands of God. The Bible also teaches us that God can do more with our lives than, when we are in partnership with Him, than we can do with them on our own.
We will begin a church-wide book study this month using a book entitled, “Treasure.” Together we will consider what it means for us as Christians to earn, manage, and share our treasures. I will be preaching on the subject during the month of November as follows:
- November 2, “Where is your treasure?” (Matthew 6:19-21)
- November 9, “The Problem with Two Masters” (Matthew 6:24)
- November 16, “Giving your treasure back to God” (Matthew 6:1-6)
- November 23, “Living a worry-free life” (Matthew 6:25-34)
I hope you will join me in exploring the words of Jesus for guidance and direction in using our treasure to honor our Lord!
Striving to be Faithful,
Dr. Ray Crawford
This Sunday, October 5, is World Communion Sunday. We will join with our brothers and sisters all over the world in celebrating Holy Communion as a reminder that we are all part of the same family of Christ.
In the sanctuary services the Cuban mission team will serve communion. The team will leave October 12 to travel to Cuba for a construction mission.
The Philippine mission team will serve a chicken fried steak dinner in the Family Life Center at noon this Sunday as a fundraiser. They will be traveling to the Philippines in January to do construction, vacation Bible school and a health fair.
We look forward to seeing you Sunday as we celebrate communion and think of others around the world who are doing the same. Please be in prayer for our mission teams as they go out of the country to share the love of Christ with others.
Our own Minister to Young Adults, Stephen Cagle, is spending time this week ministering to people at the Tulsa State Fair. Together with Tom Branch, a Tulsa pastor, they walk the fair and talk to those who have traveled to Tulsa to work the rides and games. They are Tulsa State Fair Chaplains.
Workers at the fair work all day during the run of the fair. They don’t have time to get some of the necessities of life like toothpaste and other hygiene items. The chaplains provide small items to make the workers more comfortable as well as an ear to listen and time to pray.
See this report from News Channel 6.