Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 18, 2018

03-28-12 Article

Caption: These kids are delightful! They’re pretty proud of themselves, as
they should be, because they have filled five jars full of pennies for the
Backpack program at Milly’s Pantry. Their sixth jar is on the table right
next to them. We see (l-r) Ryan Andersen, Hayley Andersen, and Miley
Andersen, Aimee Perry, Harper Glea Perry, and Emmaleigh Stempien.

Bluff Point UMC article for 3/28/12
We have told you about the “audio sermons” that webmaster Phil
Pearce set up on our church website He has added
a new title to his list of what’s available to the user, called “What’s New?”.
When I checked it out, I found the sermon Pastor Judy delivered this past
Sunday, an updated church directory, photos from this newspaper and a
couple from our Florida sunbirds. I even found next Sunday’s church
bulletin! This “What’s New” category will help you to stay in touch with
what’s available. It’s fantastic!!

Pastor Judy is back from Florida, and she was telling us that one of
the first evenings she was there, a Sunday evening, she had dinner with
Dana & Helen Schillinger. After dinner, over coffee, they listened to the
sermon that Ron Salyer had delivered that morning! Our world is getting
smaller and smaller. Our modern technology is continually changing and

Our fifth, and final, Lenten Supper will be held this evening, March
28th , from 6:30 to 7:30, here at Bluff Point UMC. We have been having
these suppers every Wednesday night during Lent. Our theme is “Journey
of Faith”. While sharing a meal with one another, we have looked at various
Bible passages leading up to the Crucifixion of Jesus and how it has impacted our faith.

The last of the Penn Yan Area Council of Churches traditional Lenten
Luncheon Series is tomorrow, Thursday, March 29th . It is being hosted by
St. Michael’s Church. The guest speaker is Pastor Michele Fischer of the
Penn Yan Methodist Church. Pastor Fischer will speak about “Reading
God’s Word”.

This week is the last week for Lenten Luncheons and Suppers
because next week is Holy Week. The theme for this year’s series has been
Keeping Holy Lent - Living a Holy Life.

Pastor Judy is planning and preparing for several drama presentations
during Holy Week. On Thursday, April 5th, at 6:00 PM, there will be a
covered dish dinner (no desserts) followed by the play “The Upper Room”
and Holy Communion.

On Good Friday evening, April 6th, at 7:00 PM, a play titled “Given
For You” will be presented. This play depicts Christ’s ultimate sacrifice.
Our annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 7:00 AM in front of
the Drumm’s and the Schillingers’ homes on Keuka Lake, in Keuka Park.
Our regular worship at 9:00 AM will be an opportunity to witness Easter
morning through Mary’s eyes.

Ladies gather for lunch at the Antique Inn at 12:00 Noon on

Lighten-Up is held on Tuesday evenings at 5:45 PM.
Our choir is getting ready for Easter; practice is on Tuesday evenings
at 7:00 PM.

Wednesday morning Bible Study begins at 10:30 AM at the church.
Thursday evening Bible Study is held at 7:00 PM at Pastor Judy’s home.
Anyone who is interested is most welcome to come. If you can’t come to
one, then come to the other because the weekly lesson for each group is the

CROP Walk 2012 will be held on Sunday, May 6th. If anyone is
interested in walking and/or helping out, please call Sarah Stackhouse at
315-536-9482 or Donna Johnston at 315-536-2683.

Participants at our Sunday, April 1st, Palm Sunday worship are:
Liturgist - -Bill Sutherland; Greeters - Sherri Hunt and Michele Covert;
Ushers - Linda & Mike Folts; Scripture Reader - Joyce Wiedrich; Sunday
School - Sarah Stackhouse; Counters - Ron Salyer and Ed Head; Nursery -
Terry Fingar and Sonya Andersen. Communion Steward for this Holy
Communion Sunday is Barbara Bailey. Pastor Judy’s sermon for this
morning is titled “Christ - A Humble Man”.

Our thanks to the Sharon Larsen and Linda Folts for their gift of
fellowship after our worship service.

Happy Birthday wishes to Taylor DeMay (29), Samantha Wyant (30),
Arvin Luminarias (30), and Norm Hunt (30).
Happy Anniversary to Brian & Sandy Wilmot (30).

Congratulations to Dorwin & Blanche Fingar who celebrated their
50th anniversary on March 17th. What a wonderful accomplishment!

Please keep those who are serving our country in your thoughts and