Stone United Methodist Church
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Creating a Community of Caring Christians

The Messenger



 Read the current issue of our Conference Newspaper, the Interlink  

  

Worship Calendar  

 

Service Hours: 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Worship Calendar   

Sunday, March 24            Third Sunday in Lent

Sunday, March 31          Fourth Sunday in Lent

 

 

  

*Our Lenten study “A Week Called Holy”.   

Throughout the season of Lent we will look carefully at the last days of Jesus’ earthly life leading up to his crucifixion and resurrection.  Please consider joining one of these studies…                                                         

Sundays 9:15-9:50am (Beginning March 10th)   or

Wednesdays 10-11am (Beginning March 3rd)

 

Lenten Lunch opportunities

 

March 27:     Christ Episcopal Church

April 3:          St. Agatha’s RC Church

April 10:        United Faith Fellowship Church of God


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!   A heartfelt thanks to… Soup makers and dessert bakers for a delicious “Souper” Bowl Sunday celebration…Valentine makers of all ages who lovingly created cards for our older members…Donna Mullen and Eileen Carpenter for assistance with the newsletter …Cindy and John Karns for continued commitment to the upkeep of the Children’s Center …Patty Brown for her openness to learn and Merrilee Saccol for her willingness to teach…Jen Ashbaugh, Millie Ray, Barb Baker, Jim Turnbull,  Cyndi Bland and the Girl Scouts for a warm Winterfest presence…Jim Ross for twenty years of service to Stone Church as our incredible organist and bell choir director…Anne Finney and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee for competently handling  staff transitions…Marti Mailliard and the Ashbaugh family for continued care of the building during these snowy track-in-salt days of winter… Thanks to all who give, serve, lead and love…

 

 

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

 

We received a Thank You from FCCA (Family & Community Christian Association) for our support of their Holiday Dinner program which enables them to provide free Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to those wanting to share holidays with others.

UMCOR sent a Thank You for our generous gifts of support which help provide assistance for survivors of human trafficking, funding for health and development projects that alleviate hunger and poverty, holistic community-based health programs, and access to clean water and sanitation.

A heartfelt Thank You was received from Women’s Services Inc. for the gifts given from the Advent calendar collections.

 Full Letters are on the bulletin board by the office.

 

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

 

We received a Thank You from FCCA (Family & Community Christian Association) for our support of their Holiday Dinner program which enables them to provide free Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to those wanting to share holidays with others.

UMCOR sent a Thank You for our generous gifts of support which help provide assistance for survivors of human trafficking, funding for health and development projects that alleviate hunger and poverty, holistic community-based health programs, and access to clean water and sanitation.

A heartfelt Thank You was received from Women’s Services Inc. for the gifts given from the Advent calendar collections.

 Full Letters are on the bulletin board by the office.
 

WINTER FEST 2019

Thank you to all who donated soup, and helped out in the kitchen on Saturday, February 16th. A wonderful time of warmth, fun and fellowship was had with the community!

 

Thank you for your support during the Souper Bowl of Caring. Together we raised $466 to fight hunger.

 

 

 WE REMEMBER CALVARY MUSICAL TENEBRAE SERVICE & EASTER CHOIR

This year on Good Friday, April 19, 2019 we will be presenting We Remember Calvary, a musical Tenebrae Service. Singers are needed. Please see Jen Ashbaugh if you are interested in singing. Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, March 6th at 6:00 PM in the sanctuary.

Anyone intersted in singing on Easter Sunday at the 10:00 AM service, please see Jen Ashbaugh. Rehearsals will also be on Wednesdays, following Good Friday rehearsal.

 

 

What’s is Shrove Tuesday?

Shrove is the past tense of the word shrive, which means to hear a confession, assign penance, and absolve from sin. In the Middle Ages, it became the custom to confess one's sins on the day before Lent began to enter the season in the right spirit.

Why Pancakes?

Shrove Tuesday became known as Pancake Day, because Christians used up their eggs, butter, and milk to make pancakes and other pastries.

   

 

What was it like for Jesus in His last days?

Men,

     Come join us as we spend six weeks walking with Jesus as He prepares for what is to come. Discover how his power over the grave turned a tragic ending into a triumphant new beginning that transforms everyone who believes in Him.

You are invited to join other men as we dive into a new series entitled

“The Last Days of Jesus” on Monday, March 4.

Come join us on Monday nights at 7:30 PM. Hope to see you there!

 

 

From SPRC:

We welcome Patty Brown as the new office administrator, and we thank Merrilee for her committed and proficiency in her duties as office administrator in training Patty. We wish them both well.  Please stop by the office to introduce yourself to Patty, if you don’t already know her.

 

 

Beginning March 1, the church office hours will be as follows: 

 

 Monday – Thursday   9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Fridays will be closed!

 

Sympathy goes out to Peg and Harold Kelly on the passing of their great-grandson, Josiah James, on February 9th from a serious genetic disorder.


 

Congratulations go out to John and Kathy Palmer on the birth of their granddaughter, Karsyn Marie Palmer

born on January 30th to Kurtis Palmer and Becky Shoup. Karsyn's aunt is Amanda Palmer. 

 

 

Woman’s Literary Club of Meadville

Did you know? The Woman’s Literary Club of Meadville calls the Miller Parlor of Stone Church “home”. Dating from its beginning in 1890, Literary Club is thought to be city’s oldest continuous active club.

Membership is open to any woman who wishes to pursue “study as a means of intellectual improvement.” About 20 women gather 8 or 9 times each year to present or enjoy essays on the year’s topic.

This year the topic is Queens. Club members appreciate the Church renting this comfortable, attractive space and we welcome members of the congregation to attend our meetings. Remaining meetings are March 8, Marie Antoinette, March 22, Queens of Scots the True Life of Mary Stuart, and April 12, Rival Queens: Catherine de Medici & Marguerite de Valois. All meetings begin at 1:45 p.m. in Miller Parlor.

 

Counters for March                     

Mar 24             Anne Finney & Larry Ganster

Mar 30             Barbara Baker & Pat Power

 

WiNS

 

Needed items:                                    Monetary donations accepted online at https://bit.ly/2AlzaWr     

Peanut Butter 16 oz.                                                               Or mail:

Boxes of healthy cereal                                                           Second District School

Cans of soup or ravioli                                                            1216 S. Main St

Packages of instant oatmeal                                                    Meadville, Pa 16335

Boxes of Graham crackers                                                      Att; WiN

Grocery bags

                    
 

Commit to the Lord whatever you do,

and your plans will succeed.

Proverbs 16:3 NIV

 

  

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 Looking for Childcare?

Stone UMC Children’s Center is a star three facility that cares for children from 6 weeks to age 5.  Our staff uses the Pennsylvania Early Childhood Standards every day to help children learn and prepare for school. We provide

a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack at no

additional cost to the parents. 

 

We are open Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. year round.

Call us (814-807-0052) or stop by our facility for

additional information.

 


The Messenger
Supervising Editor– Rev. Sarah Roncolato
Production Editor – Patty Brown
Layout & Graphics – Carolyn Turnbull 
Proof Reader - Don Snyder
Distribution Manager – Eileen Carpenter
Web Coordinator – Carolyn Turnbull
Reporters – Stone UMC members
 
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