Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 18, 2018

03-13-13 Article

Caption: One of the modern updates in our new addition is a lift. Everyone is curious
and everyone wants to try it out, and so one Sunday, (l-r) Ed Head, Phil Burdick, Jeff Stempien,
and Sally Head did just that! They took the lift downstairs to the dining room for fellowship!

Bluff Point UMC article for 3/13/13

Please remember Food for the Needy on Sunday, especially cereal,
cans of corn, and cans of peas. Or, please bring individual
granola/breakfast bars, individual cereals, and family/individual-size
 Mac & Cheese for Milly’s Pantry Backpack Program.

Our fourth Lenten Supper here at Bluff is this evening, March 13th,
from 6:00 - 7:15 PM. Tonight’s dinner is entitled “Watching Jesus’
Miracles”. The title for the final dinner next week, held on “March 20th, is
“Suffering with Jesus”. Sign-up is requested so we have a head count for
dinner preparation.

FYI for Easter Week: On March 27th, Maundy Thursday, there will be
a Modified Sedar Meal and Drama, beginning at 6:00 PM. On March 29,
Good Friday, the church will be open from 3:00 to 6:00 PM for individual
communion. There will be an Easter Sunday (March 31st) Lakeside Sunrise
Service in front of Dana & Helen Schillinger’s home, and Ruth & Jim
Drumm’s home in Keuka Park. A continental breakfast will follow. The
time for this service has yet to be announced. Easter Sunday worship at
Bluff Point United Methodist Church will be held at 9:00 AM. Coffee
and donuts will be served downstairs after this service.

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches has announced its schedule
for this year’s Lenten lunches. Lunches begin at 12:00 noon, and 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 fifth luncheon for this 2013 Lenten Luncheon series will be held
tomorrow, Thursday, March 14th. Rev. Michele Fischer will be speaking
about Luke 22: 39-46, “Jesus’ Agony in the Garden”.

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.

Choir is practicing on Wednesday nights during Lent at 7:30, right
after the Lenten Suppers. After Easter, they will go back to rehearsing
on Tuesday evenings.

Participants at our service for March 17th are: Liturgist - Stacy
Wyant; Greeters – MaryAnne Miller and Joel Warren; Ushers – Marguerite
& Ron Miller; Scripture Reader – Bruce Westerdahl; Sunday School –
Meredith Nielsen; Counters – Elly Stempien and Bill Sutherland; Nursery –
Laurie Prinzivalli and Donna Johnston. The title of Pastor Judy’s sermon
for this morning is “An Acquaintance or a Relationship?”.

Thank you to Phil & Kathy Burdick for their gift of fellowship after
this morning’s worship.
Happy Birthday wishes to Sharon Larsen (14), L. Bob Nielsen (17),
Joe Folts (18), Russ Heggie (19), and Mark Perry (19).
Top o’ the mornin’and Happy Anniversary wishes to Dorwin &
Blanche Fingar.

Congratulations to Phil and Kathy Burdick who have a new
granddaughter in sunny Irvine, California! Anemone Sarah Luminarias was
born on March 5th. She is the daughter of Rebecca and Arvin Luminarias,
and she has a big brother named Gus. Tex and Dulce Luminarias are her
other grandparents in California.

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