The Wednesday Word

THE WEDNESDAY WORD…

Because waiting ‘til Sunday is too long

“They shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD.” Psalm 138:5

Welcome to THE WEDNESDAY WORD, a weekly communication of Emmanuel United Methodist.

WHY I WANT YOU TO CONSIDER CHURCH LEADERSHIP

The beauty of the United Methodist Church is that it has never lost sight of the cooperative leadership of the church by both clergy and laity. That’s why the laity (yes, that’s you!) are the leaders of all of our administrative teams. We have structured each team to have 3 people each plus the Lay Leader, the Lay Member to Annual Conference and the Pastor. We are in danger at this point of not having enough people to fill the positions that are open. If that happens, the decisions will be made by fewer and fewer persons, which is not how the United Methodist Church was created to function. Please pray and seek God’s guidance about whether God is calling you to leadership in the church. You don’t need any special skills, although a basic understanding of working with budgets is helpful for the Finance Team. We have training available for each position to help you know what to do. If you’ve forgotten what positions are open, please check the website at www.eumcbradenton.org. Thanks, Pastor Kim

PASTOR KIM HAS A BLOG?!

Pastor Kim is preparing to make regular posts again on her blog, Saved by Grace. In the meantime, though, you can check out her posts from years past. You can see the blog at RevUch.com. She’ll begin making new posts in mid-September.

THERE’S STILL ROOM FOR YOU AT SUNDAY WORSHIP ON ZOOM!

Join in this Sunday at about 9:30 a.m. this Sunday, August 23rd. It’s like greeting each other at church except we’ll all be safely at home! The service starts at 10 a.m. We’ll still post Worship services on our website at www.eumcbradenton.org, our Facebook page and on YouTube. Be there this Sunday!

WHERE WILL YOU BE SUNDAY MORNING? TRY SUNDAY WORSHIP ON ZOOM!

To join on Zoom, do one of the following:

1) From any traditional phone or smartphone, call: 1-646-558-8656

When prompted, enter the following numbers on your telephone keypad:

a) Meeting ID: 880 7258 5917 b) Password: 195993

2) Connecting from your smartphone, tablet or computer:

a) EITHER click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88072585917?pwd=bWV1U1MvWmNuQkZWT1d0OHVqK21XUT09

b) OR Sign-on to Zoom.com or Zoom app. Click ‘Join Meeting’ and enter the Meeting ID and Password above.

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