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Methodist Moments- April 2020

Methodist Moments- April 2020

Methodist Moments
Greetings Friends! Here we are, two weeks from Easter, experiencing a level of uncertainty we’ve never known before. In times like this, it’s easy to question God, questioning why we’re here. Still, it is important to remember that in all of life’s storms, the Holy Spirit is forever with us. I, like so many others, have been out of my classroom two weeks by the time you read this. That has given me more spare time than I could have ever imagined, to watch and learn everything from news about the virus to the church, it’s response and future. I’m amazed by our response, our churches effectively shuttered, along with much of our community, yet the Good News goes on! Whether it’s Pastors Sunday morning message, or one of the…
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Michelle’s Recipe Corner- Coconut Pudding

Michelle's Recipe Corner
Michelle’s Recipe Corner Mother’s Day is just around the corner (I know it’s hard to believe with all of the wonderful weather we have had)!  That got me to thinking about one of my Mom’s favorite recipes.  I’m not sure how I did not acquire the joy of coconut but she keeps telling me “One day I will grow up”.  It has worked with many things, just not coconut! We all have memories of things our mother’s have taught us or said to us that have stuck with us through the years.  No matter how big or small we should always remember to tell her “Thank You and I Love You “ for those memories! Coconut Pudding Dessert   2 cups coconut 1 cup oleo 2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar…
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Pastor Janet’s Jots – May 2018

Pastor Janet's Jots
Pastor Janet's Jots- May- Hope of Spring It has seemed to have been a long winter.  I have longed for the warmth of the sun and the heat of milder days ahead.  I am sure that many of you have too. The Hope of Spring Finally, last Monday, it was a nice day.  So I decided to go golfing.  As I went around the course, I noticed that little wrens were singing their hearts out, as they flitted about preparing to make their nest.  Also, I noticed that there were lilac bushes where the leaves were beginning to unfurl. It brought to my mind the song, “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”.  In the first verse, the words are:  “Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love, hearts…
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Pastor Janet’s Jots – April

Pastor Janet's Jots
Pastor Janet's Jots Birds are returning, geese and cranes are flying north overhead, baby calves are being born, and there is the promise of rain in the forecast.  Spring is on its way, along with a new season of life and growth. New life reminds me also of the Easter miracle.  By the time you receive this, we will have just celebrated or will be in the midst of celebrating Easter.  As I write this, next week will be Holy Week. The Beginning There is Palm Sunday and Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem on a donkey colt (Mark 1-11).  The crowd was willing to cheer as Jesus entered the city as the Messiah.  They thought that he would fit their mold of what the Messiah should be, not what God had…
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Michelle’s Recipe Corner

Michelle's Recipe Corner
The calendar says it is Spring, but I’m not sure Mother Nature agrees!  Some of you may be getting Spring fever and thinking about what you want to plant in your gardens this year.  Some of you may have even already started seeds inside. Here is a recipe submitted by Dee Schriver that uses some Squash. Maple—Walnut Squash 4 c. squash (butternut, buttercup) 1/4 c. maple syrup 1/4 c. butte 1/2 tsp. salt Pinch of cloves 1/2 c. chopped walnuts   Cook and mash squash.  Add Syrup, butter, salt, and cloves.  Mix well. Place in buttered casserole dish.  Sprinkle with walnuts and bake at 400º for 20 minutes.  
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Michelle’s Recipe Corner- Banana Bread

Michelle's Recipe Corner
Michelle's Recipe Corner- October With the cooler temps right around the corner, who doesn’t love spending a little extra time in the kitchen baking up some homemade goodies! The smell of freshly baked banana bread will get everyone ready for fall! This month our recipe comes from Phyllis Michel. It is her famous Banana Bread! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us! Banana Bread Recipe 3/4 c. sugar 1/2 c veg. oil 1/2 tsp. salt 1 2/3 c. flour 3 large ripe bananas—mashed 1 tsp. soda Cream sugar, shortening. Add other ingredients as listed. Bake in 2 small loaf pans 350 degrees for about 1 hour. Test by inserting toothpick (Don’t overbake)
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World Communion Sunday-Faith Through My Eyes

World Communion Sunday-Faith Through My Eyes

Faith Through My Eyes
Welcome WorldCommunion Sunday Hi, All! I want to thank for your support as I work on filling in the details of our Parish Website. We have aways to go, but we'll get there in due time. We may be asking some of you to help provide information with parts of the website. Additionally, I want to encourage your feedback! To make this most effective for our parish I need to know what you use on the website, what you don't use, what you want added to the site and what we could do without. Feel free to reach out to me or Michelle in the office at any time! One of the items we launched early on in this process is the Parish Blog. Playing on some of our early Methodist heritage, we…
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Pastor Janet’s Jots on Leadership

Pastor Janet’s Jots on Leadership

Pastor Janet's Jots
Pastor Janet’s Jots Proverbs 29 Leadership In my lifetime, I have found that common sense is not always so common, especially these days as the general population becomes less and less knowledgeable about scriptures. Perhaps that is why I enjoy the wisdom found in the Book of Proverbs. As people of God we are called to lead others to Christ. So how do we do that? What makes a good leader? Since many of the proverbs came from King Solomon, the wisest man to ever live, it is natural to expect some of his interest to be directed toward leadership. Proverbs 29 lends much insight to what it takes to be a good leader. Qualities of a good leader: 12:24 Works hard   17:26 Does not penalize people for honesty…
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Site Admin Posts
Welcome!! This the Albion Loretto United Methodist Church online home. I want to welcome you to this new platform. I hope you'll utilize this as a resource to stay in touch with our congregations as we embark on a new age. As the website launches and continues to develop, you'll likely see a number of changes. I really want your feedback as we continue to progress with the site. Some of the most basic functions are up and running, but we will continue to hone the services each week. Sermons are posted in the Pastor's Corner tab. Initially, the sermons are going to be Pastor's written manuscripts, but we will have the ability to add the video very soon. Take advantage of the Daily Devotions from the Upper Room located on…
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