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Today is: Sunday, 01-May-2016 00:58:54 MST
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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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Get a glimpse of what Mayflower is about: Download the Visitor's Brochure, (66k PDF)
Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
Wave Watching and Soul Searching
Wave watching is a pastime for me. The sea heaves and swells, forming walls of water. They barrel toward the beach, crash into rock fortresses, and spray hydraulic fireworks high into the air. It is fascinating and therapeutic for me to observe the sea's rhythmic beauty. It is not unlike what takes place in our hearts and minds.
Watch for stirrings of the heart and mind. Some of them bring life, joy, peace, and energy to one's soul. These are called consolations. Other experiences create confusion, doubt, and un-Christlike thoughts or behavior. These definitely are called desolations. (Buschart, Examen. In, Dictionary of Christian spirituality)
Both are useful for our spiritual growth and development. For consolation and desolation push us to prayer, an intimate encounter with God. Our reflections on the former lead us to praise and thanksgiving. The latter direct us to confession and repentance. And that is all good because we should do more of both! This is the path of spiritual transformation.
Wave watching and soul searching go well together. I suggest you go wave watching, alone. Quiet yourself there before God and do some soul searching. Place your hand on your heart and ask the Holy Spirit to bring to mind your consolations and desolations. When were you most able to give and receive love, or not? Talk to God about what gave rise to your feelings and reactions in those moments. Where did that come from? Why did I feel, speak or act that way? Praise and thank God for your consolations and desolations. Appropriately confess and repent of your sins. Remind yourself that you are God's dearly loved child. Then let yourself feel the warmth and comfort of his embrace. And watch the waves.
by his empowering presence,
Results of the Mayflower Church Health Survey Are In!
The results from the recent Mayflower Church Health Survey are available here as a PDF (2.3 megabytes). The 110 page report presents results of the survey in chart and tabular data.
Many thanks to Mark's Drain & Sewer
Mark's Drain & Sewer recently provided Mayflower Church with six hours of free labor (plus materials). They tackled a long-standing problem with the women's restroom, for which we are all thankful.
If you see them around town, or know them, please express your appreciation!
Upcoming Events . . .
Cooper's Clubhouse puppet skit coming this Sunday
It's a great Sunday (May 1) to invite families with children ages three years through fifth grade to come to Mayflower. (Of course, it's always a good time to do that!) After the children's message in the sanctuary, their teachers will take them to Cooper's Clubhouse, our amazing puppet theater room, to watch their puppet friends re-enact one of Jesus' miracles. They'll learn about the power of Jesus, faith and friendship. Then they'll head off to their classrooms.
Calling All Graduates
On Sunday, May 8, we will recognize and honor all graduates in our congregation. In addition to graduates of high school, trade school or college, this group includes those children transitioning from pre-school into elementary school, from elementary to middle school, or middle to high school. Please contact Janet Thayer, Director of Children's Ministries, if someone in your family is a soon-to-be graduate.
Mayflower Church — Quick Look
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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.