1 MARCH 2018 TIDINGS NEWSLETTER TRILBY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 5918 Secor Rd. Toledo, OH *OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday thru Thursday 9:00 am 3:00 pm *SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE: Sunday Worship 10:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am * Celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion - 1 st Sunday * Children s Message: 3 rd Sunday A HAPPY REASON TO PRAY Too many people pray because of problems, depression or worry. Our God is indeed a healer, Savior and defender to cover those issues. I compell you to expand your definition of God s personality and expand the reasons to pray. First John 4:1 says If anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father who is Jesus.This text portrays a heavenly courtroom with four participants: the accussed Christian, the Judge (God the Father), Jesus (the advocate as protecting attorney) and the acccusser of the Christian (Satan) (see also Job 1 and 2 and Revealation 12:10). I recommend the prayer Jesus made Get thee behind me Satan. Having a happy new day should be based on Romans 8:1; There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ. The sheer mention of Jesus name with loving trust rather than as a curse forces Satan, our accuser to flee. Not many folks visit a legal attorney just for the fun of it. It s sad, because this person can establish a will or plans for a brighter future. Jesus has a great plan for your future that sends Satan running. Here is an advocate that is also a wise counselor and best friend. Pastor Larry 1
2 MARK YOUR CALENDARS Pastor Larry FINANCE will meet MON., APRIL 9TH at 3:00 pm. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please call Steve Stalker ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD is scheduled to meet on MON., APRIL 9 th at 4:00 pm. COUNCIL OF MINISTRY will meet MON., MARCH 12 th at 3:30 pm. This meeting is chaired by Karen Stalker & Ronalda Whitmill. If you have any questions or suggestions, please direct them to either one. LOCAL UNITED METHODIST MEN meet together for Christian fellowship on a monthly basic (September through May). The next meeting is scheduled for TUES., MARCH 13 TH at 5:00 pm. If you have any questions concerning this meeting, please call, Duane McCaskey ( ). PRISCILLA CIRCLE LADIES gather together for a time of fellowship, prayer and maybe a program to help us grow in service. The next meeting is TUES., MARCH 27 RD we will meet at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall. If you have any questions concerning their meetings, please contact Mary Richardson ( ) or Karen Walker ( ). VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL needs your help. Anyone with grandchildren in High School who would like to volunteeer to help with VBS this July, please contact Karen If you would like to volunteer, please call Karen. Our VBS is scheduled for July 8 th -12 th. WAYS TRILBY CHURCH CAN ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER Brighten a cloudy day, add a bit of sunshine for someone who has been hospitalized, someone who has felt out of sorts a little or just is not able to get out very much. When you send your card, please put the person s return address on the envelope if you send the card to the hospital. If he/she is discharged before the card arrives, it will be forwarded to their home address instead of being returned to you. Help care for our SHUT-INS. Remember them with a card or two or even a phone call which helps to break up their day and reminds them we are thinking and praying for them. MISS YOU POST CARDS are available in Fellowship Hall. Help Trilby Church to show when you miss worship, you are missed! You will find prepared mailing labels & stamps for your use. Take a moment, prepare a postcard, place a stamp on and mail your post card on the way home. CONGRATULATIONS to James Dawson and Tracie Pratt upon the birth of a daughter, Emilee Rae Dawson, born on February 14, Congratulations to Vinnie and Jaxon. You are big brothers now! OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRILBY CHURCH TO BE INVOLVED IN PRAYER Our PRAYER CHAIN is always available to 2 you, please call your prayer concerns or your joys & celebrations as needed. Start the Prayer Chain by contacting the church office TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY meets on Tuesday afternoons at 12:30 pm. Please call Kathy Botz ( ) for additional information.
3 WORSHIP INFORMATION FOR MARCH 2018 WORSHIP THEME: AT THE CROSS 3
4 Date: March 4 (Holy Communion Sunday) 1 st Scripture Reading from Lay Reader: Psalm 130: 1-8 Sermon Title: At the Cross; A Place of Forgiveness Sermon Text: Matthew 26: Liturgist: Steve Stalker Ushers: Sally White, Linda Walz Date: March 11 Daylight Saving Time begins at 12: Midnight Saturday night 1 st Scripture Reading from Lay Reader: Colossians 3: 1-14 Sermon Title: At the Cross; A Place for New Priorities Sermon Text: Matthew 10: Liturgist: Mary Richardson Ushers: Kevin & Judy McFarland Date: March 18 1 st Scripture Reading from Lay Reader: I Peter 2: Sermon Title: At the Cross; A Place to Prayerfully Obey Authority Sermon Text: Luke 22: Liturgist: Karen Walker Ushers: Barb Suter, Kathy Botz Date: March 25 Palm Sunday 1 st Scripture Reading from Lay Reader: Hebrews 12: 1-6 Sermon Title: At the Cross; A Place of Extreme Emotion Sermon Text: Luke 19: Liturgist: Doug Reinhart Ushers: Kathy Botz, Jim Wheeler 4
5 Sunday, March 4, 2018 Worship/ Sunday School 10:00 am Communion, Fellowship Hour Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Saturday, March 10, 2018 Sunday, March 11, 2018 Monday March 12, 2018 Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Saturday, March 17, 2018 Bible Study 12:30 pm Adult Plus Child Cooking Class 6:00 pm Soup, Crackers and Prayers 6:00 pm 6:30 pm Thank you to Ronalda Whitmill for providing the soup this evening. Daylight Saving begins at 12 Midnight-set your clocks ahead 1 hour before retiring for bed. Worship/Sunday School 10:00 am/fellowship Hour Special Offering for UMCOR Council on Ministry Meeting 3:30pm Bible Study 12:30 pm United Methodist Men 5:30 pm Adult Plus Child Cooking Class 6:00 pm Soup, Crackers and Prayers 6:00 pm 6:30 pm Thank you to Sandy Calverd for providing the soup this evening. St. Patrick s Day Sunday, March 18, 2018 Worship/Sunday School 10:00 am, Fellowship Hour Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Bible Study 12:30 pm Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Membership Meeting 12: Noon Adult Plus Child Cooking Class 6:00 pm Soup, Crackers and Prayers 6:00 pm 6:30 pm Thank you to Jim & Joyce Wheeler for providing the soup this evening. Sunday, March 25, 2018 Palm Sunday Worship/Sunday School 10:00 am, Fellowship Hour Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Bible Study 12:30 pm Priscilla Circle 6:30 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Friday, March 30, 2018 Sunday, April 1, 2018 Soup, Crackers and Prayers 6:00 pm 6:30 pm Thank you to Sally Wing for providing the soup this evening. Good Friday Worship 12: Noon Easter Sunday Worship/Sunday School 10:00 am, Fellowship Hour Fellowship Hall Usage after Worship (D & J Cutts) 5
6 Monday, April 9, 2018 LOOKING AHEAD ON OUR CALENDAR. Nominations Mtg. 2:15 pm, Finance 3:00 pm, Ad Bd. 4:00 pm Sunday, March 4 Worship & Communion Please note that on next Sunday, March 11 th, there will be a special offering for UMCOR (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing). Carry each other s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 NIV Your contributions ensures UMCOR s response in times of crisis. Please come prepared for this special offering. Tuesdays March 6 th, 13 th, and 20 th Adult Plus Child Cooking Class for 6:00 7:30 pm (Children 1 st & 2 nd ). If you have a child or know a child, who would enjoy this class, please contact Karen Walker ( ) to sign up. Wednesdays, March 7 th 14 th, 21 st and 28 th Soup, Crackers and Prayers continues to offer the new Lenten program. Come share in this time set-aside from you busy schedule to participate with Lenten Program. Monday, March 12 th Council on Ministry 3:30 pm Sunday, March 18 th Membership Class Meeting 12: Noon If you are interested in becoming a member of Trilby UMC, please plan on staying for this meeting after our worship and fellowship hour. At that meeting, we will establish officially the class times but projected classes are set for Tuesday evenings, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8 and 15, with anticipation of infant and adult baptisms on Mother s day, May 13 th and Membership Sunday on May 20 th. Sunday, March 25 th Palm/Passion Sunday We enter into Holy Week, the final week of Lent, from Palm Sunday through Holy Saturday with our Palm branches waving. Look the King is coming to you; humble, and mounted ona donkey. Matthew 21.5 Tuesday, March 27 th Priscilla Circle 6:30 pm Friday, March 30 th Good Friday Service 12: Noon Good Friday is God s Friday: Jesus death shows God s salvation. On this day many churches have services focusing on Jesus suffering, the crucifixion. Also, Pastor Swaisgood will be participating with a Good Friday Service at Plain Congregation Church located at (Liberty & Poe St.) in Bowling Green, Ohio at 7:00 pm. You are invited to this service. Sunday, April 1 st Easter/Resurrection Sunday (Communion) Empty cross. The cross is empty because Jesus rose from the dead. Empty tomb. Jesus defeated the power of death and left the tomb. This day we celebrate with joy Christ s resurrection. I am with you always, to the end of the age ( Mathew 28:20). The risen Christ is with us every day: when we pray, when we make decisions, when we say grace at meals, when we work and play, when we are anxious or afraid, when we are joyful, when we are thankful, and when we gove and receive love. He is risen! He is risen indeed! Monday, April 9 th Nominations Mtg. 2:15 pm, Finance 3:00 pm & Administrative Board 4:00 pm Saturday, April 28 th Ladies Tea 1:00 pm Contact Karen Walker for more information Sunday, May 13 th Infant/Adult Baptism Friday, May 18 th Invitation to come to Pastor Larry & Deloris Swaisgood s home 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, meat, beverage and tableware will be provided. Sunday, May 20 th Membership Sunday Tuesday, May 27 th Priscilla Circle Gardening Time 6:00 pm Saturday, June 16 th Men s Appreciation Pancake Breakfast 9:00am sponsored by Priscilla Circle, more details to come. 6
7 LET ME LIVE BY FAITH Dear God, let me live by faith: Not faith in myself, but in you; Not faith in my own abilities, But faith in Your Power and Wisdom. Help me to faithfully Walk past any playing field flooded with the glare of my own self-centeredness, And walk toward the unknown pathways which You have charted for me some less visible than candle glow. In the midst of the unknown I shall find Your gifts to me; In the midst of darkness, I shall find the Light Of Your Love. And in the midst of Faith s victory, I shall find Your abiding Grace. Dear God, let me live by faith! Peggy Ferrell New Membership Class for 2018 If you are interested in joining the family of Trilby United Methodist Church, please contact Pastor Larry and let him know of your interest. Pastor Swaisgood has schedule a meeting on Sunday, March 18 th following the Sunday worship service for those who are interested. Please let the office know if you are interested or let Pastor know on any Sunday. 7
8 MARCH BIRTHDAYS Christina Johnson 3-1 Sally Wing 3-3 Robert Joyner 3-4 Carson Rober 3-7 Kayla Rober 3-10 Zachary Lemke 3-8 Taytum Youssef 3-14 David Krell 3-17 Timothy Krell 3-17 Michelle Wright 3-20 MARCH ANNIVERSARIES Roman & Pam Bialecki March 20 SOUP, CRACKERS & PRAYERS THOUGHT FOR LENT God gave us life that we might be born into His eternity. God gave us prayer that we might know the way in which our souls should grow. God gave us Christ that we might see invisible reality. Jeanne Birrelkl 8 SOUP, CRACKERS & PRAYERS will continue throughout the Wednesdays of Lent at 6:00 pm. Each week, we will gather together to enjoy a lite supper of soup and crackers, joined together with prayer time. A different soup will be provided by different members of the congregation each Wednesday evening throughout this time of Lent until Good Friday. After the lite meal of soup and crackers, Pastor will lead us in prayer time. This is open to you, your family and your friends. Be sure you share this Lenten time with them.
9 PRAY Remembering these four letters can help balance and enrich your prayer life: P-raise We come to God, hearts brimming with praise for who he is and what he has done for us, especially in Jesus cross and empty tomb. (See Revelation 5:12.) R-epent Because Jesus washed away our sin by the blood of his cross, we can confess our wrongdoing to God, confident He will forgive us. (See 1 John 1:5:12.) We can also rely on him to work in our hearts and lives so they honor him. (See Philippians 2:13.) A-sk We can bring every one of our needs, large and small, to the Lord. Our prayers can be specific, and we can wait expectantly and in confidence for his answers. (See Psalm 50:15.) Y-ield By yielding to our Lord, we embrace His will. We invite Him to work godliness in us, and we trust him to give us only what he knows best for us. We know he will not withhold any good thing. (See Philippians 2:13 and Romans 8:28-32.) 9