Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Thursday, September 24, 2020

11-27-19 Article

Millie Albertson cradles her newest great-granddaughter, Rozlyn Prinzivalli,  in church on Sunday.

Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich
 
Our sincere condolences to Laurie Prinzivalli, Bryan and JP Prinzivalli and family on the sudden passing of John Prinzivalli this past week.  John was an active member of our church, always one to help out and help others; with his training at the Culinary Institute of America, he was a master at putting together dinners for our church and the community.  We will all miss him and his friendship, laugh and twinkling eyes dearly. 

Pastor Sandi spoke this week about worry.  We need to find the do not worry when we all come together.  There are twists and turns in life that bring about worry. Worry began when Adam and Eve ate off the forbidden tree.  There are six times in this weeks scripture of Genesis 1: 1-5 and Matthew 6: 30-34 that mention worry.  We must remember that God’s plan is not disaster. 

We gave out four prayer shawls today, totaling 485.  Thanks to our dear friend in heaven, Nancy Wilmott for bringing us this ministry.

This week Deb Smith, some other adult mentors, and the kids made several fidget blankets.  The Living Well has a ministry for those with early Alzheimer’s and dementia called Paul’s Place, a respite for caregivers.  Many of these will be used for this ministry.

After church 15 of us sang patriotic songs at Clinton Crest, The Homestead, the Manor, and Keuka Comfort Care Home.  It was heartwarming to sing for over 2 hours and see the residents smile and join in on the military service songs and other American anthems.  We have been doing this ministry around Veterans Day for the past few years.  Our next missions include collecting the filled shoe boxes for Samaritans Purse and then ringing the bells the day before Thanksgiving to benefit the Yates County Christmas.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!