First United Methodist Church Westfield

Saturday Message

Posted by on Mar 11, 2018

Dear Friends,

As a quick reminder, don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour tonight (remember the aphorism “spring forward, fall back). The hard part is that we all lose one hour of sleep tonight, but the good part is that tomorrow we begin to enjoy more daylight hours and warming temperatures.

Tomorrow we will both celebrate the sacrament of Baptism and welcome new members into the life of the church. Michael Randolph Kraven, infant son of Erin and Ryan, little brother to Max, and grandson of Randy Greasham will receive the sacrament of baptism while you and I pledge our support to Michael and his family.

We also will receive into membership at FUMC Janice Guglielmi, Kylie Haskins, and Kelly Gallagher. Jeff and Joy Kalata had every intention of joining tomorrow, but Jeff’s work as part of the clean-up efforts after the winter storms will keep him at work on Sunday. They will join another time.

Tomorrow we will read two sections from the letter to the Ephesians: Ephesians 1:7-10 and 2:4-10, two really rich passages about God’s actions toward us. The sermon title is “What Does the Future Hold?”

Our hymns for Sunday are Now Thank We All Our God, Amazing Grace, and We Are Called. The Sanctuary Choir will sing According to Thy Gracious Word, by Mozart.

Aiden Heifetz (one of our Confirmation Students) is our Acolyte tomorrow, and Connie Palmer will bring our time for Children.

Don’t forget our class “Everyone Has a Story” class tomorrow at 9:00 in the Fellowship Room. Deborah Enix-Ross will share some of her faith journey.

Thank you to everyone who has returned your pledge card for 2018. We got a late start this year, and I apologize for that, but every commitment contributes to the ministry of FUMC. If you have not returned yours yet, I encourage you to do. If you need another card, contact Susan in the church office and she will see that you get one.

With every good wish for the day ahead,

David