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Wesley eWeekly 

a weekly email about the ministry of Wesley United Methodist Church
From Pastor Jane
This week's message, Imagine, will inspire the singing of  
"Imagine The People of God" written and composed by Mark Miller. 
The song starts like this: 

Imagine The People of God               

Imagine, Imagine the people of God

Imagine the people of God  

Believing, receiving, becoming God’s love

Imagine the people of God

(words by Mark Miller adapted from UNY Annual Conference Vision Statement, music by Mark Miller)

We'll hear the rest this Sunday during worship- hope to see you there.

Many blessings,
PJ
Phone: 315-225-6170 and Email
Announcing
Family Promise Week at WUMC
Volunteer opportunities for Wesley Family Promise Hosting Week are now open. (September 18th to 25th).
Click here for a sign up page and follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.
Thank you for volunteering!

Submitted by Ruth Engel
Abbot-Downing  School Supply Drive
School begins at Abbot-Downing on August 31.  Providing school supplies to the teachers and students at A-D at the beginning of the school year has been a mission at Wesley for many years.  In continuing that mission, the Abbot-Downing team will be collecting school supplies in Wesley's lobby on Sunday, August 28 from 1:00 to 2:30pm.  If you miss this date, call Lorraine Schindler (603-224-8631) to make other arrangements.

Supply list:  hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, baby wipes, tissues, crayons, pencils, washable color markers, glue sticks, dry erase markers, scotch tape refills, and post-it notes.

Submitted by Lorraine Schindler   
Attention key holders:                             
If you are a key holder for your committee please make arrangements with WUMC office to exchange your current key for a new one. We anticipate this to be completed early this September. Stay tuned for further information.

Rev. Jane Sautter will bring the message, "Imagination" this Sunday during our worship service based on scripture from Ephesians 3: 16-21 read by Ben Venator.


Children's time will be with Pastor Jane and Sunday School will be offered by Mrs. Wolfe.


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. 

 
COVID PRECAUTION
COVID PRECAUTION
One of our church family who attended church Sunday, Aug 21, tested positive for covid on Monday (22nd). As a precaution, we recommend you take a covid test if you were in church Sunday, even if you are experiencing no symptoms. (This person had no symptoms) If you should test positive, please let the office know so we can decide responsible next steps to keep everyone safe. 

 


September 4 -   Philippians 2: 1-10  Compassion




Happy Birthday Wesley Friends:

Veronica Nugent     08/29
Emma Champlin         08/30
Dorothy Adcock         08/31
Betty Weaver         08/31
Barbara Drotos         09/01
Theresa Estabrook     09/03





 


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.


-For Kathy Hamilton
- For Irvin Pinto

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

-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.

 

This Weeks Prayer and Scripture
Prayer

Wondrous God, our hearts are full of praise for all the glorious things you have given to us. When we look upon your creation, we realize that it reflects your imagination. When we experience the gift of a parent's love, we are reminded of your tender love for us. When we worship in the great congregation of all who name you as Lord, we are blessed to be counted among your children. Hear our prayer of joy and thanksgiving this day, and sustain in us grateful hearts, that we might praise you eternally. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.



 

Ephesians 3: 16-21

I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.

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.

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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