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| ||Classes . . .|| |
| ||Adults' Bible Study||9:00 a.m. in Room 14 (Library) led by Chris Olsen|
Bring your favorite bible. No previous experience required!
| ||One Worship Service: ||10:15 am|
| ||Child Care Provided: ||10:10 am in the Nursery (CE Building)|
| ||Children's Church: ||after Children's Sermon, escorted to 1st Floor of CE building|
| ||Middle & High School Youth ||after Children's Sermon, meet in 2nd Floor of CE building |
led by Gary Williams
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However, as it is written: "What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived"- the things God has prepared for those who love him
1 Corinthians 2:9
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER?
It's no secret, one of our favorite activities is sharing meals with loved ones, family and friends. The table is an intimate place. We sit down and behold one another face-to-face. Our feet are under the same table. We share our lives and laugh together; and, sometimes we cry together. In the Czech Republic--as in many countries--when invited to dinner, it is appropriate to bring a hostess gift. Flowers, a box of candy, or a bottle of wine are always appreciated. Whatever gift may be chosen it requires preparation. What shall we buy, where shall we buy it, when shall we buy it, how shall it be wrapped and presented? Preparation extends to what to wear, because we want to dress appropriately for the occasion. But the most important aspect of preparation is heart preparation, making sure we are prepared to express our care and concern for our hosts and other guests.
If we take care to prepare for sharing a meal with friends and family, then shouldn't we do the same before participating in communion? The apostle Paul exhorted Corinthian believers to prepare their hearts for worship and participation in the Lord's Table. "[W]hoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup." (1 Corinthians 11:27-28, NIV) I suggest that preparations for Sunday's worship begins Saturday evening. This is a time for me to put aside worldly cares. Instead of work or entertainment it is a time to examine my heart. Am I right with God; have I confessed my sins? Have I offended someone; do I know someone that has something against me? If so, then make it right that night; be reconciled. If we would eat the bread and drink the cup of the Lord in a worthy manner, then it is vital that we approach the sacrament in right relationship with God, and with one another.
"We should look forward to the Lord's Supper as a time of relationship and communion with Christ. We should come to each observance of it with the confidence that we will therein meet with him, for he has promised to meet with us. We should think of the sacrament not so much in terms of Christ's presence as in terms of his promise and the potential for a closer relationship with him." (Erickson, Introducing Christian doctrine,366) When we meet together, let us come in a worthy manner. Let's look forward to sweet communion with God and with one another.
by his empowering presence,
Upcoming Events . . .
- Feb 6 I-HELP Dinner at Mayflower church
- Feb 10 Ash Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Service
- Feb 14 Congregational Life - Fellowship Dessert following the worship service
Daughters of the King
Women's small group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. All women are welcome.
November 20, 2015
WE HAVE A TRANSITIONAL PASTOR! The Lord has blessed Mayflower with Pastor Don Harris. Don and his wife Ellen will be coming out from Florida to start on December 5th. Thank you for all of your prayers. We are truly blessed to see what the Lord has done!
The Mission Study Team, is in the process of developing a clear and up-to-date expression of who Mayflower is and where Mayflower is going. Please pray for this team as they continue their work.
The Pastor Nominating Committee is in the process of being formed and will be up for approval by the congregation along with the mission study once it is complete.
First Touch Volunteers Needed
We are grateful for those who arrive a little earlier on Sunday mornings and prepare fresh brewed coffee for us! The First Touch ministry team is looking for a few more volunteers to help set up or clean up. No experience necessary! See Cathy Smith for details.
Designated Missions Giving
Would you like to donate to a specific Mayflower missionary? Just write a check to Mayflower Church, and write the missions agency & missionary names on the "memo" line. For example, write "Greater Europe Mission - Drew & Linka Parlee" or "Intervarsity - Steve & Susie Colby". For a full list of our missionaries, see the missions board in the Fellowship Hall.
Mayflower In The Community
Dorothy's Place: A Homeless Women's Ministry
Dorothy's Place in Salinas is a ministry of the Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra. One of their programs is Dorothy's Kitchen, which was "founded with the desire that all people who are hungry in our community should come and eat". On the second Saturday of each month, a team of Mayflower volunteers lovingly prepares and delivers a meal for the homeless at Dorothy's. To participate in this ministry or get more information, contact Bill Warne or Miriam Little. You may read more about Dorothy's place at www.dorothysplace.org/ourwork.
"By The Back Door"
We are collecting unopened, unexpired, nonperishable food. The food will be delivered to Dorothy's Kitchen in Salinas, where it is used to prepare daily meals for homeless women. Do you need ideas? Suggestions for donations include: large cans of tomato sauce or chopped tomatoes, bags or sacks of rice and beans, large bags of cornbread mix, packages of pasta or parmesan cheese from Costco, and large jars of canned fruit. If you have any questions or would like to help with the delivery, please call Bill Warne
If you are interested in providing meat products for these guests, please give me a call or call the church office.
Dorothy's slogan is, "Love Loudly," lets hear a big roar from Mayflower.
Monthly Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP) is scheduled at Mayflower the first Tuesday and first Saturday of the month; and the 5th Thursday (lodging ony).
Contact Joe Blau if you want to help
Mayflower Library Is A Treasure Trove
Did you know that there are nearly 3,000 books cataloged and ready to be checked out in our Mayflower Library? From daily devotionals to books on psychology, evangelism, pastoral care, missions, addiction and 30 additional Christian-based topics, the library is a treasure trove of reading available to our church members.
Special thanks to Teri Cotham who has worked diligently, behind-the-scenes, to catalog our books into a computer database to better track and inventory our works. Teri has spent four months getting the library in order before her move later this month to Gardnerville, Nevada. Thanks Teri for all you have done for us.
You can now search for a book by title or author (first or last), on line.
Builder's Plaque on the Historic Mayflower Pipe Organ
Read about the Mayflower's historic pipe organ
Mayflower Presbyterian Preschool
We are now accepting registration and enrollment for our Standard Preschool Program and our Cooperative Preschool Program.
Ages 3 years to entering kindergarten.
Preschool is now in session
Office Hours: Monday, Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Visit the Mayflower Presbyterian Preschool web site.
CA State License # 274411613.