Welcome To Albright United Methodist Church!
"...to spread the message of Jesus Christ to the church and community."
Our August Sub Sale was a HUGE hit and was the last one of the season - We thank you for your support.
Ark Encounter Trip
Thursday, September 9 to Saturday, September 11.
Coach Bus Trip to the Ark Encounter, Creation Museum and the Newport Aquarium in Kentucky. (3 days and 2 nights)
The cost is TBD but no more than $400 per person or lower depending on interest.. The church is selling subs to offset the cost of the Coach Bus.
There are only 54 seats available for the trip.
All reservations must be in by July 20 and all monies by Aug. 10
The price will include eoach bus fare, tickets to 3 attractions, a meal voucher on Thursday at the Creation Museum, a buffet meal on Friday at the Ark Encounter and 2 nights lodging.If interested call Bev Lamb at 724-372-1456
As an added bonus the Ark Encounter will be featuring Jason Crabb as their musical guest and Dr. David Jerimiah as their guest speaker.
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COVERED DISH POTLUCK LUNCH
Sunday, August 29 following morning worship we will once again be having a covered dish potluck meal. Please bring a dish to share and join us for the fellowship.
OUTDOOR WORSHIP & PICNIC
Sun., Sept. 12: Our annual outdoor worship service near the memorial garden followed by a covered dish picnic in the pavilion. The Richters will be presenting special music for the worship service.
FELLOWSHIP DINNER - Women, Men & Children
Tues., Sept. 14 U.M. Women are hosting a Fellowship dinner at 6:00; program at 7:00. The program will be an emotional presentation of “Mary, the Mother of Jesus” by Lou Ann Baker. Everyone is invited to attend. This is a program you won’t want to miss.
Reservations for the dinner are needed by Sept. 7.
Dinner is $12.00. Please use the form out near bulletins to make paid reservations. MENU: Breaded chicken, ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, tossed salad, cole slaw, dessert & beverage.
The Pastor's Report
I have been thinking a lot about church membership lately. Much of my thinking has been spurred by Paul’s writing in 1 Corinthians 12. He writes to a church that is struggling with what it means to be a church. They are in a cosmopolitan community made up of people from many different backgrounds and beliefs. They are struggling with issues ranging from sexual immorality to marriage to worship. They struggled with identity, and Paul answers them by saying that the church is the body of Christ. And that each of them plays a part in that body.
Likewise, today, we all are encouraged to play our part in the church. We all need to recognize that each of us has a roll in our church’s health and wellbeing. When we take our membership vows, we pledge to support the church’s ministries with our “prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.” And the church needs to recognize that each of us has separate gifts that help to make the church strong for its present-day challenges and to give it the support it needs to grow into the future.
Paul points out in his letter that we all possess different gifts that can be used for God’s kingdom, and that God is the one who equips us with these gifts. He says that no one person’s gift is greater than another because all is useful for kingdom growth. With that in mind, we need to begin to ask ourselves what gift we may possess for the health of the body and for the glory of God.
As your pastor, I know for certain that I cannot do the ministry of our church without you. You, the body of Christ, when you lift your prayers, when you come to worship, when you support the churches ministries (either financially or with your
volunteer efforts), when you share your faith in Jesus Christ with others and invite them to church, strengthen our community that we can make disciples of Jesus Christ and transform our world.
You are appreciated. You are loved.
May the Holy Spirt “make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes and we all feast at his heavenly banquet.”
God bless you all.
See yinz Sunday,