I felt my heart strangely warmed.” -John Wesley describing his spiritual awakening at Aldersgate
I have appreciated your prayers and encouragement this past couple of weeks as I traveled across England in the footsteps of Wesley. The journey was both fascinating and inspirational. The Holy Spirit has been at work in and through the Methodist movement for almost three hundred years. We have a great heritage. And, perhaps more importantly, I believe we can have a great future together.
On the night of May 24, 1738, a depressed and discouraged John Wesley forced himself to attend a Bible study on a street called Aldersgate in London. What happened that night changed his life. His heart was strangely warmed. He would go out from that house on Aldersgate to lead one of the greatest spiritual renewal movements in history.
Has God’s Spirit warmed your heart? He will. Let’s fan the flame this Sunday!
Striving to be faithful,
Due to Independence Day, there will be no men’s breakfast in July.
Our men’s breakfast usually takes place the first Saturday of each month at the church at 8:00. It is a great opportunity for the men of the church to get together for prayer and fellowship. If you have any questions about the men’s breakfast or any other activities for the men of our church, please call Pete at 918-695-7818.
Another opportunity for fellowship is the weekly men’s running group. They meet at the corner of Blue Starr and Sioux at 7:00 and 8:00 every Saturday morning that there is no men’s breakfast. On days that there is a men’s breakfast, they meet at 7:00 at the church. If you are a beginner runner, they will find someone to run with you so you can run at your own pace. Call Scott at 918-284-8855 for more information.
Sunday, June 21 is Fathers’ Day! Bring your father to church and celebrate with us. We will have a special something for dads.
Our VBS children will be providing the message in song during our 11:00 service. This may be the Sunday to attend two services, one for the sermon and a the 11:00 for the children’s singing.
Our youth group, Generation NeXt, will not be having youth group on Fathers’ Day so they can spend time with their families.
The recent heavy rains have made the water level at Oologah Lake extremely high. Due to safety concerns, we have moved the church picnic to our church campus. We will all gather at noon in the Family Life Center to share a picnic pot luck meal then fellowship together inside and outside the building. Chef Alisa will be providing a meat dish and drinks. We ask you bring a picnic dish to share. Also, please bring yard games, like horseshoes and croquet, or some board games to play inside.
Sign up today for G-Force VBS! You can sign up your children or sign up as a volunteer online by going to http://2015.cokesburyvbs.com/claremorefumc.
At G-Force VBS, kids explore how to put their faith into action. In this mission-focused VBS, kids experience God’s unstoppable love and discover how to fuel up and move in and through life with God. Watch your church come alive with movement and images of all sorts of kid-friendly transportation, such as skateboards, running shoes, roller blades, and more! Watch the G-Force meter climb illustrating how God is at work around the world and how God’s people are on the move.
The Philippines Mission team will be serving lunch in the Mission Cafe on Sunday, May 31. They are raising money for a new classroom for Asbury College in Anda, Philippines. Our missionary, Marsha Alexander, is president of the school, which has a rich history of providing a quality Christian education to children in this rural area.
The team will be serving grilled hamburger steak with white gravy over Texas toast with fries and/or potato salad and baked beans with a brownie for desert. A love offering will be taken.