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Wesley eWeekly 

a weekly email about the ministry of Wesley United Methodist Church
From Pastor Jane
I hardly know where to begin, so I'll just start...my heart is bursting with gratitude - gratitude for firemen and EMTs, gratitude for doctors and nurses, gratitude for the people of Wesley UMC, gratitude for Taesung, gratitude for Bishop Suda, gratitude for my neighbors and friends.  Sometimes it's easy to navigate the bumps in the road, sometimes it becomes a little more of a challenge.  This "event" was a bit of a challenge for me and your support has made a huge difference.


The next couple weeks might be a little rocky as I adjust to some new meds, but I intend to be as present as possible.  I am still planning on returning to New York at the end of next week, but what I will do there is still up in the air.  I'm still not sure I'm up for a week at camp, but we will see.

Here's what I know to be true:
  1. Worrying doesn't accomplish much and patience cannot be hurried
  2. Technology is great, but human interaction is much better
  3. Medical personnel deserve an extra  portion of grace
  4. Clergy colleagues are fantastic (no conference boundaries needed)
  5. No matter how old you are, surprises still happen
  6. Life never, ever follows your personal plan
  7. No matter what happens, God is present through thick and thick
May the truth and peace of God fill your hearts as full as mine.  I love you all!!

Blessings,
PJ

Phone: 315-225-6170 
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Announcing
Join the women of Wesley for a beach day on Monday, August 15 (weather permitting) at Lake Sunapee. We will meet at the church parking lot at 10 am to carpool. Please bring your lunch, a snack to share, a chair and towel. Please call Sara Lutz-Blackburn 603-715-1366 if you have any questions.
Ready To Learn Fair
We’ve done the planning and the shopping and are looking forward to helping the kids get ready for a new school year. 

We could use a few helpers if you are interested. We will be setting up the tables on the 23rd. Then on the 24th the fair will be open from 9-1.  Volunteers help the kids pick out their supplies.  We have backpacks, school supplies, toiletries, hats, gloves, socks, and coats. And of course that all important back to school haircut!

If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know!

Thanks so much.

Nancy

Submitted by Nancy Keane
Sunday August 14th at Wesley,  after worship, we will eat pie, cobbler, shortcake, ice cream and any other peachy form we can invent! If you aren't a baker, we need our Wesley friends there to sample the tasty creations.
 
It would please God to know we are appreciating such a gift in loving community.

 Carter Hill Orchard and Apple Hill Orchard are two great peach sources. This marvelous idea comes to you from your United Methodist Women.


P.S Bring your chair but not your wallet. The event is free.

Submitted by Gail Page
The church office will be closed 8/15- 8/17.

Rev. Jane Sautter will bring the message, "Facing the Future With Hope" this Sunday during our worship service based on scripture from  Romans 8: 22 - 27 and read by Faren Thorson. 


Children's time will be with Pastor Jane and Sunday School will be offered by Ruth Engel.


Join us for worship online on our YouTube Channel or Facebook page and invite your friends and family to do so as well. Here is the link for online attendance to let us know you've been with us. 

 

 

August 21 - Guest Preacher George Armstrong

August 28 -  Ephesians 3: 16-21  Imagination

September 4 -   Philippians 2: 1-10  Compassion





Happy Birthday Wesley Friends:

Bryan Nix                          08/17

Paul Goudarzi-Fry             08/17

Andrew Attorri                  08/17

Ben Greene                       08/20






 


-For the families of the slain Muslims in Albuquerque; 
-For the people of Kentucky affected by the floods;

-For the people of Tigray, Ukraine and Afghanistan;
- For Laura Fry's college friend Susan.
- For Norma Kane's sister-in-law, Diane Wohlgemuth and her brother Scott.

- For Wesley's ministries: Family Promise, Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, Abbot-Downing School, Second Start Alternative High School;
- For our children and youth programs, our NESTS, our worship, our committee work, our music programs and our outreach to those in need of a word of hope;

- For Judy Daka's ministry in Zambia and Belinda Forbes' dental ministry in Nicaragua; 
- For our Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar, our District Superintendent Taesung Kang, 
- Our Pastor Jane Sautter, our staff, our volunteer church leaders and each member and friend of Wesley.


When sharing prayers, please indicate whether you are willing to have them shared here and in worship. We will continue to pray with you until you request that the prayer be removed from our list.

Prayer

Holy God, we gather today not only as your created beings but as your covenant people. We are loved by you and called by you to this house of worship. We thank you for the living presence of Jesus Christ who transforms our human attempts at prayer and praise into divine worship that pleases you. Thank you for your Spirit who empowers our worship. We give you glory for who you are, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and for all that you have done. Amen.

Romans 8: 22 - 27

We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labour pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.




 

Prayer For Ukraine
Prayer:
We are all aware of the atrocities taking place in Ukraine.  It’s frustrating to feel so helpless as we see people struggle daily to defend their country and stay alive.  We truly want to help, but feel so helpless.  But we are not helpless!
We know, as Christians, the power of prayer.  Jesus has told us many times that He is listening as we ask for His help in all things. So, as a church, may we come together in prayer for Ukraine.
Each day as we are about to take time for lunch, let each of us pause and remember Ukraine and her brave people in a prayer. And we can be aware each noontime that our whole church is lifting up the Ukrainians in prayer, everyone praying in their own way, but together. This is a powerful thing and it will make a difference. 
Let us come together as a church to do this.  Thank you all for joining us. 

Submitted by Your Prayer Messengers
Covid-19  Information
For the comfort and safety of all, Wesley reminds you to take COVID precaution. Please sanitize your hands often, wear a mask if you are vulnerable or if you have been exposed, practice social distancing, and if you are feverish or not feeling well, please stay home. We continue to encourage those who are vulnerable to worship online but welcome those who would like to gather in person where masks are optional. Groups may continue to meet in the church building using best practices including contacting Pastor Jane when testing positive. The office will be unlocked when Anne is working weekdays between 9-1. 
Order free, at-home COVID tests from the US Postal Service at this link.  There are more kits available as of 5/16/22.
Current information on community transmission for Merrimack County is updated regularly on the CDC website.
Community Events
September 17th At Capital Center for the Arts , The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes
 

Join Cary Elwes (Westley) for a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic film, The Princess Bride.

After a screening of the iconic movie, Elwes will engage in a moderated discussion revealing never before shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics!

Journey back to the lands of Florin and Guilder in an adventure filled with fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, miracles, and of course, true love.

Elwes has been in a multitude of films and tv shows, including Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Saw, Twister, Liar, Liar, Stranger Things and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He recently starred in Guy Ritchie’s “Five Eyes” and just wrapped “ Mission Impossible 7” with Tom Cruise

Don’t be a “Humperdinck”, make haste to see The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes for a night you will always “tweasure”.

For tickets and more information click here

Please wear your name tag. If you cannot find your name tag, ask Jane Broadrick to make you a new one.
Submitted By Jane Broadrick


Adult Sunday School is finished for the spring and will resume in the fall.


We invite you to donate altar flower arrangements in memory of a loved one, to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, a baptism, or any other special occasion. The cost is $35.oo per arrangement.  Please contact the office to order flowers.


Would you like to see the sanctuary shine? Are you looking for light volunteer work in small teams? Become a member of the Altar Guild! Members of the guild spend about one hour per shift. Please call Joan Beldin 603-715-8888.


Please continue to sign in on the link for online attendance to let us know you've watched. 
Wesley's Administrative Policies can be found in paper copies in folders in the standing desk in the entryway and this online folder so that members can access them as needed. 
Wesley UMC’s Vision Statement
We strive to quiet the conflict among all people by creating a compelling environment that fosters spirituality, community engagement, and social justice.
Wesley UMC's Inclusivity Statement
Persons of all races, ages, abilities, and sexual orientations are welcomed as full participants in the life and mission of this congregation.
United Methodist Church's Mission Statement
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Join us with your
Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service and Witness
Join us and be present for worship in person by registering at this link or online at our YouTube channel "Concord Wesley UMC (NH)" each Sunday at 10:30am or during the week on Concord TV, Channel 22. Let us know that you attended the online service by clicking this link. New episodes appear each Tuesday at 4:30 pm and re-air on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm, Thursdays at 10:30 am, Fridays at 7:00 am, Sundays at 1:30 pm, Mondays at 10:30 am. Request prayers by email from our Prayer Chain at this link
Give or tithe to Wesley's mission and ministries by check to Wesley UMC at 79 Clinton Street, Concord NH 03301 or visit this secure link on our website to use your debit or credit card. 
 

Find the addresses of our homebound members at this link to send a special card! If you don't have our participant directory, please email Jill Savage at this link to get a copy so that you can send cards, call to chat and text to keep in touch with all of your church friends.


If you'd like to join other Prayer Messengers please contact coordinator, Norma Kane to volunteer. You may also forward your prayer requests directly to our prayer chain coordinator, Laura Fry.
AMAZON SMILE Last quarter $19.3 was donated to Wesley through AmazonSmile! If you shop on Amazon, please consider naming Wesley UMC as your designated Smile charity. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible items purchased. Use this link to select Wesley UMC-Concord NH. Detailed instructions are available here. As always you are invited to support Wesley directly by mailing your gift to 79 Clinton Street, Concord NH 03301 or electronically at Concord WUMC.org/donate.

You can also check out our archive of this week's service after it is aired, as well as previous services on our YouTube channel. You can also click on the "playlist" tab and listen to Ken's beautiful organ music, the choir's inspired anthems, many hymns, including Christmas carols, or EP's lively music anytime.
All services are available on ConcordTV Channel 22 the Tuesday following the premiere air dates, as well. 


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Rev. Jane Sautter is our interim pastor.
Anne Roberts is the administrative assistant.
Deborah Venator broadcasts our virtual services and maintains our website and social media.
Ken Gallager is our talented organist.
Ben Greene directs the choir.
Alan Schulte directs Electric Praise.


 

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