“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
- First Corinthians 13:4-7
What's Happening at CLC this week:
Sunday, November 5th- Day Light Saving Time Ends- Don’t forget to set your clocks back 1 hour.
Monday, November 6th - Office Open 9-1
5pm - AA (Fellowship Hall)
6:30pm – Walkabout (Meet in front of the church)
Tuesday, November 7th - Office Open 9-1
10:30 am-1pm Wit & Wisdom Tree Farm- Fran
Election Day- Vote if you already hadn’t done so.
Wednesday, November 8th - Office Open 9-1
5:30pm – Bridge Wednesday Together (Fellowship Hall)
6pm– Wednesday Prayer ZOOM LINK
7pm- Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
Thursday, November 9th - Office Open 9-1
10:00 am CC With PC at DC
10:30-2pm LSS Food Pantry- The Plains UMC
7pm- Equality and Justice ZOOM LINK
Friday, November 10th- Office Open 9-1
Saturday, November 11th
Karl Runser Funeral, please let the church office (740)594-3144, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sue Ellen Miller (740)664-3323) know if you are bringing a side dish or a dessert.
Veteran’s Day- Thank-you to all those who have served.
Sunday, November 12th – 24th Sunday after Pentecost
10am – Worship
5:15- Youth Group Meet for Pizza
6:00- Leave for Lindley Inn
Up Coming Events
Save the Dates:
Saturday, November 18th 9:30 am- Inter-generational Event. Meet in CLC parking lot to carpool to Parkersburg, WV to go to the Discovery World Science Center on Market, and the annual Festival of Trees at the Blennerhassett Hotel and Spa. Email email@example.com to reserve your spot. Tickets, to the Discovery World Science Center, if at least 15 people go, $5.00 each and children under 2 are free. If not, students 16 and under $8.00, adults $7.00, senior citizens $6.00, and children under 2 are free.
Sunday, November 19th- After worship. The Ruined Readers Book Club have selected Book of Delights by Ross Gay (2019) as this quarters book club selection. You can order it through your public library, online at www.betterworldbooks.com, or from your local community bookstore.
Sunday, December 3rd- After worship. CLC Thanksgiving Potluck sponsored by the Life Together Committee.
2023 Wave of Prayer 10—October 22, 2023
Natural disasters continue to ravage many parts of the world. In recent weeks, there have been earthquakes in Morocco and Afghanistan and floods in Libya and India. The number of those killed, injured, or displaced is in the tens of thousands. The damage and destruction can hardly be quantified.
Hamas’ attacks in Israel on October 7 and the Israeli governments’ retaliatory airstrikes on Gaza have resulted in appalling suffering and tragic loss of life. Beyond the statistics of how many killed or injured on both sides, we see the dehumanization of the other, the attempt to harm one’s enemies with military power, and the resulting fear caused by violence. We are reminded of the dispossession of Palestinians since 1948, their oppression under military occupation since 1967, and Israel’s siege on Gaza since 2007.
On October 6, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to 51-year-old Narges Mohammadi who is currently imprisoned in Iran. Mohammadi is an activist fighting against the oppression of women and fighting for human rights. She has been arrested 13 times and sentenced to 31 years in prison. She has been isolated from her family for years. Though imprisoned, she continues to speak out for justice.
September 21 is the International Day of Peace. This day was established by the United Nations in 1981 to bring the world closer to the ideals of peace. This year on September 21, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said, “Peace is a result of action.” Guterres spoke of the need for action to end wars, preserve the dignity and human rights of all people, and solve conflicts with diplomacy and dialogue.
At LCC International University, September 20 – 22 focused on peace and migration. Students, faculty, and staff gathered to view photographic images of peace, share information about the hundred million current migrants in the world, and listen to personal, poignant stories of migration by LCC students.
In Harrisonburg, Virginia, Kathleen Temple focuses on peace every day. She speaks out for peace every day by calling legislators and urging them to choose peace. She sends her daily “Peace Bits” to peace lovers throughout the world, encouraging others to raise their voices, believing that each voice matters.