May 2017
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Morning Worship
Pastor Kris at Graduation!
Women gather to quilt and sew at
Pastor Ruth's Bible Study at
Mother and Others Afternoon Tea at 2:00PM
Mothers Day

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Morning Worship
SPRC Meeting at
Women gather to quilt and sew at
Pastor Ruth's Bible Study at

New Hope Shelter Meal
Community Yard Sale at
Sunday School

Morning Worship
Women gather to quilt and sew at
Pastor Ruth's Bible Study at
Sunday School

Morning Worship
Women gather to quilt and sew at

~ Parish News ~

Welcome To State Line United Methodist Church

Our Mission is: "To make new disciples of Jesus Christ."

It is wonderful to be worshipping with you... If you are a first time visitor, please be sure to pick up a complimentary gift from one of the welcoming hosts. Please also fill out one of the information cards and place it in the offering plate. If you are in need of a worshipping community, please prayerfully consider the one you are worshipping with today.

Nursery Care is provided for newborns to kindergarten aged children. Activity totes for younger children and activity folders for older children are available for use during the worship service. Please see a welcoming host if you would like one.

Susquehanna Conference "Circle of Prayer":

Spruce Creek UMC, Spruce Creek
St. Marks Harrisburg Harrisburg
Pleasant Valley Bellefonte UMC, Howard
Clarence UMC, Clarence
St. Paul UMC, Chambersburg
Coalmont UMC, Saxton
Dresslers Ridge UMC, Mount Pleasant Mills
Walnut Grove UMC, Newport
Clarks Summit UMC, Clarks Summit
Austin UMC, Austin

Please keep our sister churches and the Ministries which God is doing through them, in your prayers this week.

Looking Ahead in Worship

Scripture focus for next Sunday: Genesis 1-2; Psalm 113

Sermon Title: God who creates

State Line Parish News

This Week:

May 8: Pastor Kris at Graduation!
May 10: Women gather to quilt and sew at 9:30AM
May 11: Pastor Ruth's Bible Study at 9:30AM
May 13: Mother and Others Afternoon Tea at 2:00PM

Coming Up Soon:

May 14: Choir practice after the service
May 14: Mother's Day
May 16: SPRC Meeting at 6:30PM
May 17: Women gather to quilt and sew at 9:30AM
May 18: Pastor Ruth's Bible Study at 9:30AM
May 18: New Hope Shelter Meal
May 20: Community Yard Sale at 8AM

New Opportunities & News:

Encounter God

Invitation to 8:30PM Daily Prayer: Continue to pray for our church and how we can work with our community to share God's message.

Mother and Others Afternoon Tea: Saturday, May 13th at 2pm, all are invited to enjoy refreshments and a craft in the fellowship hall. Mark your calendar to honor the special women in your life with the approach of Mother's Day.

State Line Community Yard Sale: The annual yard sale will be held Saturday, May 20th from 8am until 2pm. As in the past, we will provide refreshments for sale that benefit the Ladies' Fellowship. Tables are available through the church. You are welcome to invite friends and family to "rent" a table from the church for a donation. Dianne Socks is heading up the refreshment coordination and table reservations. Mary is placing the ad in the newspapers this year to help out the family who usually organizes the efforts. Any community donation toward advertising can be submitted to the church office.

Grow in Faith

Summer Camp – In planning for summer, consider sending your children or grandchildren to a church camp! Our Annual Conference Camping and Retreat Ministry is a vital ministry for our youth. Pastor Kris is a dean for an elementary music camp that is planned for June 18-24, and is geared toward children entering grades 4-7. He is hoping to have a strong State Line UMC presence at camp this year! We'll be learning a musical about Queen Esther as well as the usual fun: talent show, Olympics, rock wall, swimming, and tons of fun games! Let Pastor Kris know if you are interested in sending one or more to church camp this year! Financial Assistance is available both from our local church and from the camping program.

Wedding Reception: All are invited to Pastor Kris & Hannah's State Line Wedding Reception which will be held on Saturday, July 29th. Be sure to mark your calendars now to attend this special time together! More information will be available in the coming months! The contact persons for this event will be Bonnie Courtney and Ellen Avey!

Serve in Christ's Love

New Hope Shelter Meal: Please consider signing up in the library to provide food for our monthly commitment to the New Hope Shelter.

Church Lawn: Spring renewal is here and help is needed! There is a sign-up sheet in the library to help maintain the natural beauty God gives our church by offering to mow the church lawn.

Child Advocacy Training: The Susquehanna Conference Commission on Child Advocacy has scheduled a training event for all those who work with children, youth, and their families on Saturday, May 20th at Bethlehem UMC, Dallastown, PA. The event begins with registration at 8:30AM and continues until 4:00PM. Registration fee is $35 per person or $30 per person for groups of three or more. Registration cards are available through the church office or online at, search "Child Advocacy Training III". Registration deadline is May 12th.

KNIT 1, PURL 2 . . . If you knit or crochet, WE NEED YOU! Directions are available for small prayer squares to be knitted or crocheted for distribution to folks in the armed services and those who may be hospitalized, grieving, or shut in. Recipients of the pocket-sized gifts (with a small card attached) will know someone is thinking of and praying for them and be reminded that God cares for them. Please see ELLEN AVEY if you'd like a set of directions.