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Our Mission: To love Jesus Christ and to share His Love

East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church Volume III Issue 45 November 5, 2017

Our Vision Thanksgiving
To be a Christian community Service will be held
where Christ is transforming lives in the Sanctuary on
Our goal is to grow Gods way
Upward through worship and prayer November 19, 2017
Inward through prayer and bible study from 7-7:45pm.
Outward through evangelism, service,
fellowship and stewardship. If you have any information you would like included in the
Trumpet Call, please send an e-mail with an attached word
Sunday Services and Studies document containing article(s) and pictures to the following
Traditional 8:30 am e-mail:
Contemporary 10:45 am
Sunday School 9:45 am Please attach pictures to e-mail, preferably jpeg format.
Discipleship Groups 9:45 am If you want it posted to website or Facebook, let us know.
Questions??? Michael Corey, (570) 421-3280 Ext. 1012

Pastors Corner
Thanks to everyone who attended the congregational meeting between the two services last
Sunday, October 29! We had a good showing in Fellowship Hall representing those who
attend both Sunday morning services. However, I know there were people who were away
that Sunday, and we want to make sure they get the materials which were given out. If you
are in need of the PowerPoint presentation, the updated officers list for 2018, and/or the
sheet used to brainstorm about our church branding discussed by Bethany Mills, they are
available in the church office, the Welcome Desk in Oberholtzer, and can also be sent in
electronic format to your email address. If there are follow-up questions related to the
materials from last Sunday, they can be directed toward Mike Carlson, Steering Team Chair, Kurt Visser, who
is part of Vision Team, Bethany Mills, our Director of Spiritual Life and Congregational Care, or me. You may
have other questions, which Im sure our team chairpersons will be glad to answer for you. Special thanks go
to Mike Carlson for putting the whole presentation together and to the other staff and volunteers who provided
This Sunday, November 5, is a special Sunday as we honor the dear saints from our congregation who have
passed away since our last All Saints Sunday, as well as the celebration again of Holy Communion. We hope
that youll make a special effort to be in worship on Sunday as we take some time to remember what our
dearly departed saints have passed on to us and to think about the legacy we will someday pass on to family,
friends, and church members who surround us.
The Sunday after that, November 12, is also a special Sunday as we invite our church family at both of the
services to bring forward commitments. There will be baskets to collect commitments of time, talent, and
spiritual gifts to be used for the glory of God in our church and community, and an estimate of family giving
card to be used for our financial commitments. Coming forward to make these commitments is an act of faith,
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and that is why we do this every year. It would be easier and more convenient, and frankly, more comfortable, to
handle all of this while remaining in our pews. But each step forward that we make is a step of faith and a reminder
that we have put a great deal of thought and prayer and intentionality as represented on those cards. I pray that the
daily devotionals have been a help to each person and family as they contemplate and discern their commitments. If
you dont receive yours by email, we will have a new devotional book for this coming week.
Blessings in Christ, Pastor Jim

Loving Others = Getting to Know Them!

In John 15:12, Jesus states, My command is this: Love each
other as I have loved you.
How can we begin to love all the people that gather to worship
God at ESUMC if we do not even know their names?
Lanyard name tags are available to all regular worship
attenders, ages 10-adult. If you already have a name tag, would you consider wearing it weekly? If you do not have
a name tag, please print your name as you would like it to appear on your name tag, on the paper on the name tag
table in Oberholtzer Hall. A name tag will be made for you. Lets get to know each other and fulfill our mission: To
Love Jesus and to share His love!

Hearing Assistance Devices are Here!

Stephen Ministers: The After People ESUMC now owns several hearing assistance devices
which can be worn to improve your ability to hear our
People often ask, What exactly is a Stephen Minister? One way worship services. Please contact an usher to pick up
to put it is that Stephen Ministers are the After People your hearing assistance device and return to an usher
after use.

after the phone call you hoped youd never get.

after the divorce papers are served and the bottom falls Members of ESUMC who are no longer able
out of your life to attend church always appreciate hearing
from you. Cards may be sent to:
after the funeral, when everyone has left and the emotions youve
held at bay come crashing down Evelyn Smith
after the doctor says, Im sorry, but theres nothing more we can do. 302 Kunkletown Little Gap Hwy
after the nursing home director shakes your hand and says, Welcome to
Kunkletown, PA 18058
your new home. Thank You!
after the last child honks the horn, waves, and drives awayand the house
suddenly seems empty.
after the gavel goes down, the handcuffs go on, and your loved one is Stephen Ministers to ESUMC Members
led away. and Friends
after the baby arrives, demanding more of you than you ever Tuesday, November 7th
dreamed possible. 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. in Oberholtzer Hall
after the find a pink slip with your final paycheck. "NAVIGATING COMMUNITY
after your family and friends have heard your story
one too many times, but you still need to
talk it out. featuring Nagwa Cramer of Crossroads
Community Services
... educating care providers and individuals with
valuable knowledge about community resources ...

Stephen Ministers are there: RSVP greatly appreciated by Sunday,

Stephen Ministers are the After People. They are ready to alongside youor November 5th to Karen Todd , ESUMC Stephen
your friends, neighbors, coworkers, or relativesand provide comfort and sup- Ministry Leader, at 215.206.5158 or
For more info visit our web page (Please note Ms. Cramer welcomes our submission
Or callPeggy Strack
of questions prior to Nov. 1st - email
Continue to ACT NORMAL and grow
through discipleship by joining one of
these TRANSFORMATION studies at
9:45 on Sundays! You can sign up in
Fellowship Hall or call the church office.

Parenting Nov. 12-Dec. 17

Leader - Tim Malefyt
IT STARTS AT HOME Commitment Book clarification for those signing up for a
greeter, usher or welcome desk attendant When you complete
Our children can grow up smart, athletic, your ministry commitment form, please include which service
popular and polite but lack a vibrant
relationship with Christ. The few hours you are able to volunteer at. Also, there are three times
they spend in church each week can be available to volunteer at the welcome desk. 9:30am-9:45 / 10:30-
helpful, but it cannot nurture a faith in our 10:45 / 11:45-12N. Thank you!
kids that will withstand the trials that are
on the horizon. Church alone cannot teach
them, we must start at home. But many Throughout the week many people
parents feel ill equipped to develop the come in and out of the church for a
faith of their children. In these six variety of reasons. However, people
sessions, we will explore biblical and are leaving and failing to turn off the
tangible ways that parentscouples, lights and lock the doors. We are
single parents, blended families and asking everyone at ESUMC to be
grandparentscan build a legacy of faith mindful when they leave the church.
for their children. Appropriate for parents Please turn off the lights and lock the doors when you leave. To be
with children ages 0-17. safe, dont assume someone else will lock the door. And dont worry,
you cant lock anyone in so if someone is somewhere in the church
PSALM 119 MATT CHANDLER you dont notice, they will be able to push the bar on the door to leave.
Nov. 12-Dec. 17 We need to work together to keep our church safe and secure.
Thank you!
Leader Deanna Mayers
Even the most mature believers face dark
nights of the soul. During those times,
God feels distant, His Word dry, and the
vibrant intimacy we knew before seems
absent leaving us wondering, Where is
the Lord in this? In Psalm 119, pastor
Matt Chandler aims to introduce viewers
to the words of King David who
experienced similar seasons of life.
Serving as the anchor for the study, Psalm
119 demonstrates the power of Gods
Word in the lives of believers and its ability
to provide a warm blanket for the soul.
Thursday Womens Group
Conference RoomOffice Building
Saturday Mens Group
Begins November 11th8am-10am
Conference RoomOffice Building
Events Contact Us
HIKING meet in Church parking lot at 9am every Thursday for a 4 to 8
mile hike over a variety of trails. Call Ken Brown (570) 424-6480, or Church Office
Bob Rosenberger (570) 223-7076, for details. (570) 421-3280
Angel Tree Update: Angel Tree Volunteer Meeting Monday, Hours: 9am to 1pm
December 6th, 2017 11am in the Conference Room! Join us as we Monday thru Friday
organize and plan for our Angel Tree Ministries for Christmas 2017. Pastor
Contact Bethany Mills (570) 421-3280 Ext. 1023 or Jim Todd
for details.
Ext. 1014
United Methodist Women Church Administrator
Jill Teaford
November Dollar Challenge
Ext. 1015
Mens & Womens stocking stuffers, to prepare for
gifts to the homeless and other needy families in the Administrative Assistant
Kathy Ravago
community. All items can be purchased at one of the
many area dollar stores. Ext. 1010
1 Timothy 6:17-18 Spiritual Life &
Congregational Care
As for the rich in this present age, Bethany Mills
charge them not to be haughty, nor
to set their hopes on the uncertainty Ext. 1023
of riches, but on God, who richly
Student Ministries
provides us with everything to Scott Kuhnle
enjoy. They are to do good, to be
rich in good works, to be generous Ext. 1013
and ready to share, 19thus storing
Childrens Ministries
up treasure for themselves as a Erica Dorsch
good foundation for the future, so
that they may take hold of that which Ext. 1017
is truly life.
Financial Secretary
Michael Corey
Cub Scout Pack 103 sponsored by ESUMC
Pack MeetingSecond Wednesday of Month 6:30 p.m. Ext. 1012
Bear DenMondays at 6:307:30 P.M. Maintenance
Tiger DenTuesdays at 6:308:00 P.M. (except 2nd Tue.)
Wolf DenWednesdays at 6:308:00 P.M. (except 2nd Wed.) William Mack
Webelos II DenFridays at 6:308:00 P.M.
Den Meetings in Youth RoomPack Meeting in Youth Room. Ext. 1018
For more info call Cub masterMike Greene (973) 229-5641 Organist/Traditional Music
Pauline Fox
Recovery Meetings Available in
The Community Room of Office Building Basement Contemporary Music
Doug Malefyt
NA: Monday through Saturday 12:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. Just for Today
Wednesday 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. New Beginnings (Womens Group) Choir Director
AA: Thursday & Saturday 8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Keep It Simple Julie Montes De Oca
Saturday 5:30-6:30 P.M. Sunday - 4:30-6:30 P.M. Serenity House
Joe Dorsch
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Technology Support
East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church Michael Corey
83 S. Courtland St.
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 Ext. 1012