You are Cordially Invited

Series: Taste and See that the Lord is Good

#3:  You Are Cordially Invited…

Luke 14:12-24 (NLT)

By Rev. John Gill

Football season has begun.  How many of you like football?  What is the premier event in the world of football?  The Superbowl, right?  How much would you pay for a ticket to the Superbowl?  For fans, there is nothing more highly prized than a pair of Superbowl tickets on the 50 yard line.  I’m sure those are snapped up almost instantly once they go on sale, and if you waited tool long, would be impossible to get unless you are willing to pay thousands of dollars to a scalper.  Yes, the Superbowl is one of the most exclusive events in all of sports.

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The Other Lord’s Supper

Series: Taste and See that the Lord is Good
#2: The Other Lord’s Supper
Luke 24:13-35 (NIV)
By Rev. John Gill

“It only takes a moment…” Any of you who are Broadway buffs will recognize those as the words a young man named Cornelius sings to Ms. Malloy in the musical “Hello Dolly.” In this song, he declares that, at first sight, he has fallen in love, and that his life has been forever transformed!

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Church News

Here is the latest from your church.

Hello, Church family!  Here are some items you will want to know about what’s happening at Mims UMC!

Mullet Festival Restaurant Day is Today!
Go out for dinner this evening (Thursday) to Village Inn in Titusville between 5 – 8 p.m.  A percentage of your check will come back to our Mullet Festival fund!

Our Church Now Sponsors a Soccer Team!
Our team is made up of children below the age of 6, so it will be fun to watch them play!  Our church name will be on their soccer shirts and we hope to come out in force to watch them play (and build relationships with the parents and grandparents and invite them to our church).  Games begin this Saturday and continue every Saturday through November 10.  The games are played at Chain of Lakes Park (from US1, turn east on Truman Scarborough Way).  The game this Saturday will begin at 9 a.m. and will be played on “Field 9” – the team color is red, and the coach will be wearing a Gator hat – that’s how you can find them.  Bring a lawn chair and cheer our team on!

Work Renovating the Scout House this Saturday and Next
The volunteer team coming from other congregations to renovate the interior of our Scout House (following hurricane damage) will be here on Saturday, Sept. 8 and 15.  Drop by and thank them for this gift of their time and talents!  The Conference is also paying for the interior restoration from offerings other churches gave to help churches with hurricane damage ($3,000).

Cub Pack Growing with Both Boys and Girls
Our Administrative Council voted recently for our Cub Pack to invite girls to join our Pack (the decision about the Scout Troop including girls has NOT been made).  It appears that this will greatly strengthen our program.  The Pack held its Mims Elementary Recruitment Night on Wednesday and had 17 new girls and 16 new boys register!  This, added to the 11 boys already in the Pack, will greatly increase our numbers!  They will hold another recruitment night for Pinewood Elementary next week.

Wednesday Night Suppers Resume Sept. 12
The Dinners are back! – Wednesdays at 5 p.m.  This week is meatloaf, roasted potatoes, and broccoli casserole.

Pastor John

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Remembrance is an Action Verb

Sermon Series: “Taste and See”

#1:  “Remembrance is an Action Verb”

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NIV)

The story is told of a little girl whose parents had taken her forward to receive Holy Communion. The pastor tore off a piece of bread for her to dip in the cup, and handed it too her.  Disappointed with how small the piece was, she cried out, loud enough for everyone in the sanctuary to hear, “I want more!  I want more!”  While embarrassing to her parents and amusing to the pastor and the congregation, this little girl’s cry accurately expresses the way many of us may feel.  We want more!  We are hungry.  We want more than we are receiving from the sacrament of Holy Communion. Continue reading