Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 18, 2018

02-27-13 Article

Caption: Kudos to Dameyon Miller, who helped his grandmother, Rev.
Judy White, with puppetry one Sunday. He hasn’t done any “puppet speak”
yet, but he sure did make sweet little Lambchop move!! Hope he keeps it
up; he’s a natural! Wonder why???

Bluff Point UMC article for 2/27/13

We are a small country church, but we have a big interest in ministry,
locally and globally. Locally, one of the organizations we collect donated
items for is Food for the Needy. This month, Food for the Needy is
requesting cereal, cans of corn, and cans of peas.

Our kids have been collecting pennies for the Backpack Program for
almost two years now. The kids’ pennies go a long ways, but the Backpack
Program is always looking for food items such as individual granola and/or
breakfast bars. In addition, family and individual-size Mac & Cheese is
needed for the Backpack Program, as well as individual cereals. Any
questions/offers of help, a good contact person to call is Donna Johnston at

Lent has begun. Our second Lenten Supper here at Bluff is this
evening from 6:00 - 7:15 PM. The title for tonight’s lesson is “Listening to
Jesus”. FYI, and so that you can signup on the clipboard if you are
interested in attending, here are the titles for the next three suppers/lessons:
March 6th is titled “Eating with Jesus”. March 13th is titled “Watching Jesus’
Miracles”, and the title for our final dinner, held on “March 20th, is
“Suffering with Jesus”. Sign-up is requested, mainly so we have a head count
for dinner preparation…

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches has announced its schedule
for this year’s Lenten lunches. Lunches will begin at 12:00 noon, they will
be held at the First Baptist Church The cost is $5.00 per person.
The theme for this year’s lunches is “The Qualities of Christ”. This
year’s speakers will highlight passages in Scripture which illustrate some of
Jesus’s inspiring qualities as his death approached.
The third luncheon for this 2013 Lenten Luncheon series will be held
tomorrow, Thursday, February 28th . The speaker for this luncheon is Rev.
Richard Norman. Rev. Norman will be speaking about “Christ Promises the
Spirit, John 16: 5-15.

The ladies of the UMW meet at the Antique Inn on Tuesdays at 12:00

Bible Study is on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM at the church and/or every
Thursday evening at 7:00 PM, also at the church. Anyone may come;
no previous knowledge of the Bible is required.

Our choir is dedicating much time to preparations for Easter. They
will be practicing on Wednesday evenings, after the Lenten Suppers at 7:30,
from now until after Easter.

Participants at our service for March 3rd are: Liturgist - Stacy Wyant;
Greeters – Ed & Sally Head; Ushers – Pam Althouse and Barbara Bailey;
Scripture Reader – Meredith Nielsen; Sunday School – Carole Clow;
Counters – Dick Smith and Fremont Clow; Nursery – Phil Pearce and
Aimee Perry. Michele Covert is Communion Steward for Holy Communion
Sunday. The title of Pastor Judy’s sermon for this morning is “A Way Out.

Happy Birthday wishes to Bryan Prinzivalli (1), Roger Scott (2), Jay
Vollmer (2), Chelsea Balles (3), Kathy Burdick (4),
Marilyn Pinneo (4), Steve Drumm, (5), and Josh Wyant, (5).

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