Sunday Service — March 7, 2021
Third Sunday of Lent
Worship Liturgy — https://newberlinucc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Online-Worship-Script-March-7-2021.pdf
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Emmanuel United Church of Christ Sunday Services will continue to be broadcast via phone. To join our worship experience please dial toll free number 1-877-309-2073 and when it answers then dial 591680557# and you will be connected! All are welcome to join!
Mifflinburg School District’s Backpack Program
The New Berlin Food Pantry is once again participating in the Mifflinburg School District’s Backpack program. Our group is responsible for the month of April and will pack 150 bags every week for children in the intermediate and elementary schools who have been identified as food insufficient.
My heart breaks when I think of a child being hungry and I was reminded of a story I read about Mother Teresa. Here is a portion of the story in her own words: Some time ago a man came to our house and he said, “Mother, there is a family, a Hindu family that has eight children. They have not eaten for a long time. Do something for them.” So I took some rice and I went. When I arrived at their house, I could see the hunger in the children’s eyes. Their eyes were shining with hunger. I gave the rice to the mother, and she took the rice. She divided it into two, and then she went out. When she came back, I asked her, “Where did you go?” She said, “They are hungry also.” She was referring to the next door neighbor…they were also hungry. What struck me most is not that she gave the rice, but she knew they were hungry. And because she knew…she shared.
So I am asking you now…because you know of the need to ensure that children will not go hungry…children who are our neighbors…will YOU share?
On behalf of the food pantry, several people will be purchasing the designated items for each backpack bag in bulk. To defray the cost of this project, your help through monetary donations would be greatly appreciated.
Please consider a gift of any amount and mail it to the church by the end of March. (Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 326 Market Street, PO Box 329, New Berlin, PA 17855). The church will then forward the donations to the food pantry.
Let us do our part to help those who need us the most.
We press on in the ministry of faith in action,
Lenten Prayer Wall
The worship committee has come up with a very unique way for us to connect during the Lenten season through prayer. A “prayer wall” has been constructed in the garden area by the handicap entrance.
All of you and the members of our community are invited to visit the prayer wall at any time and as often as desired to tie a colored ribbon on the wall and offer a prayer.
Each colored ribbon will hold special significance:
RED will be for Prayers of Thanksgiving… What do you want to thank God for?
GREEN will be for Prayers of Intercession… Who do you want to offer prayers to God for?
WHITE will be for prayers offered in memory of someone you have loved and lost.
BLUE will be for prayers concerning sadness, loss, grief, worry, sickness etc.
It is our hope that you will create some time to come and visit our prayer wall and offer you very own prayers to God. May this be an opportunity each of us and our community.
SPREAD THE WORD about this wall so that others may participate!
Wednesday Lenten Meditation — March 3, 2021