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Westfield Free Press Courier (Newspaper) - May 27, 2015, Westfield, PennsylvaniaChurch news the free press courier wednesday May 27, 2015 5 troups Creek heating inc. 344 St. It. 36 Troupsburg by 14885 607 525-6410 pre buy Wood pellets new England $225.00 per ton dry Creek $225.00 per ton offer ends june 1, 2015 at delivery available free storage we were pleased to have Rev. Lusk Eunice Judy and granddaughters with us today. It is Good to see Rev. Lusk out and about. A Little Birdie told me they also stopped for ice Cream at our local ice Cream shop. Ever wonder what it would be like at Pente Cost it is Pentecost Sun Day. The Bible verses we read were acts 2 1-21. In these verses we read about the holy spirit who empowers common Ordinary people to do extraordinary things. It is not a select few that have this Power it is available for everyone. Now All of gods people can speak about gods love. Today we All have these abilities to Tell of his glory mercy Grace and love. We can even use the cell phone to do this. Remember to read front Back and inside of the bulletin for upcoming events. Bible study continues on tuesday evenings. June 7 is our first of the month Fellowship dinner. We will also be Welcom ing new members into our congregation. June 21, fathers Day Celebration will be a special fam ily Day with a 9 30 . Breakfast followed by morning worship. No sunday school this Day. The childrens message is entered around Chil Dren and the fact that we All come to god As Little children. Note that As Chil Dren we Are to come with Joy to god. Lets practice that. Pine Creek u. M. A Story is told of a Man who at one time in his life was very Active in his Church. For no known Rea son his attendance waned and eventually he just quit attending altogether. When his pastor realized that this parishioner had been absent for far too Long he made a House Call. It was a cold Winters night when the pastor knocked on the Fellows door. Surprised to see him the Man invited his pastor into his Home. The two sat before a Nice warm fire. As they sat in silence the Man knew that his Pas Tor would eventually begin to talk about his absence from Church. But the pastor did not speak. After a while he stood took the fire tongs lifted a Coal from the fire and placed it on the Stone Hearth. The Coal glowed red with intense heat but slowly the red Light ebbed As the Coal cooled and turned Black. The pastor picked up the Coal with his Bare hands and put it Back into the fire. It did not take but a few moments and the Coal once again caught fire and glowed with heat. The parishioner with moistened eyes said i get it pastor. Ill be Back at Church on sunday. Pentecost gives us these two things breath and fire. Luke tells us that Jesus breathed on the disciples and said receive the holy spirit. The word for Spir it is aspiration breathing out. For years the Church referred to the holy spirit As the holy ghost. In English spirit and ghost can mean the same thing but the Spir it that we Call the holy spirit is not that kind of spirit. To create life god breathed into the nostrils of the Man. This breath gives us life. The divine is within us. This is made especially Clear on Pentecost. God is in us no wonder we can have peace. There appeared to them tongues As of fire. St. Bibiana sacred heart St. Augustine we were greeted this morning by Elizabeth eng Lish and Linda Stebbins. Bettyjo Kulish was Litu Gist and Taylor Bailey was Aco Lyte. Gail and Nancy welcomed us with a rousing Medley of patriotic songs. Pastor Erick brought us a recording of he never sleeps for our special music. The White Carnation on the altar was in memory of Darrell Chet Perry who passed away May 15, 2015. He was the father of Kay Hill Pat Burrous and vane Perry. We Are still enjoying Ruth Nelsons Beautiful Clivia. We were Happy to Wel come Phillip and Donna Walter Home for the sum Mer from Florida. We also welcomed Chetys family along with Kay and Pat they brought sister in Law Twila Perry and great grandchildren Levi and Mary Burrous. May 31 the five Star Par ish will gather for a joint worship service at West Field at 10 . Cowan esque ump is Host. Bring a dish to pass for the meal following the service. Tues Day june 2, is the Westfield Church Council at 7 . Friday and saturday june 5 and 6, Are the Yard sales. June 6 at 11 . Will be graduation at chs. On sunday june 7, we will Honor our graduates Dur ing our regular sunday ser vice with a Coffee hour Fol lowing the service. Please remember in your prayers our military men and women who Are serv ing our country around the world and those who have served in the past for our police departments around the country who have suffered such losses lately for Chris Cook Cathy Mcneely Allen and pastor Chris Mastin and several unspoken. What changed Jesus disciples after the Crucifix Ion from a scattered fright ened band of fugitives into the most remarkable col Lection of human beings the world has Ever seen Joy imparted by the holy spirit was what changed the disciples and knit them together at Pentecost. Joy was what Peter preached at Pentecost and Joy was the atmosphere in the Early Church. This was not the traditional hushed solemnity that has characterized so much of the Church Over the centuries. It was euphoria hilarity unspeakable glad Ness. Sherwood Eliot Wirt. Westfield United methodist this Beautiful sunday morning our greeter was Carol Cady. Joel Tubbs did double duty As acolyte and usher. Veryl Simmons was Litu Gist. Pastor Erick played a recording for special music he never sleeps. It included a favorite Bible verse of mine cast All your cares on him for he Careth for you. Pastor Erick brought a Good message for Pentecost sunday keepers of the flame. In Joys Joel said it was a Joy that school was Al most Over Frank Nudd Veryl Simmons and Donna Nudd had attended pais Leys concert Joel was also in it Duane and Veryl Sim Mons and Donna Nudd attended the alumni ban Quet it was very los 50th anniversary. Prayers Are for Marcia Elliott Ann Hager Sha Ron treat hurler Krystal Downs and Charlotte met Calfas and Dick Bur Dicks families As they attend the memorial service for Sally Moran in Buffalo. We had a very Nice me Morial Day service in Sun Day school today. We All walked to the cemetery As Jacob Christman led with the Flag and Joel Tubbs played Onward Christian soldiers on saxophone. We All Sang and carried Small flags and Flowers. At the cemetery we had the pledge to the Flag Veryl talked about memorial Day and we Sang America. After prayer we walked around and put the flow ers on Graves. After a juice drink we made our Way Back to the Church. Saturday May 30, at 1 . Is the end of year pizza party and Bible Bucks auction. Sunday May 31, the Cowanesque ump will Host the five Star Parish joint worship at the West Field ump at 10 . Fol lowing worship we will have a meal. Please bring a dish to pass. The offering will Benefit the Hub. There will be no Church or Sun Day school at Brookfield. Brookfield United methodist absolutely Beautiful Day it was Pentecost Sun Day when the gift of the holy spirit is Given to the Church. Lucy Neal was our Litu Gist and we missed Cindy today but Larry filled in As greeter and Aco Lyte. Doretta played a Beautiful hymn this morning and Peggy played the rest of the morning. Pastor Erick gave us the message on keepers of the flame. Its time to focus on receiving the holy spirit the least understood of the Trinity but equal in every Way with father and the son. The holy spirit bears witness to Jesus Christ. No eyes have seen no ears have heard. Your thoughts Are yours and your spirits. People who Are not Spiri Tual cannot understand. The holy spirit is gods advocate. If you believe in Jesus the holy spirit will build into our lives love kindness self control and gentleness. Walk in the spirit and be filled with the father son and holy spirit. The spirit of truth tells us All. The words of god Are meant for All people every where. We Are to keep the flame alive. Our responsibility is to keep each other focused on the task at hand and to bring glory to god. Our Joys Are for our friends and Fernley mentioned getting together with his classmates at a reunion this weekend was enjoyable. We Sang Happy birthday to Doretta Leach and Mike Steinfeldt for this coming week. Our concerns and prayers Are with Krystal Downs Donna Plummer Cathy Mcneely and the Linz ask sister in Law bar Bara pastor Chris and Pas Tor Erick. May 31, five Star Par ish will meet at 10 . At Westfield for joint worship. Cowanesque us men Are meeting wednesday june 3, at 6 . Cowanesque us women will meet thursday june 4, at 1 30 . Both Are meeting at the Church. If any Little thought of ours can make one life the stronger if any cheery smile of ours can make its brightness longer then let us speak that thought today with tender eyes a glowing so god May Grant some weary one shall reap from our glad sowing. Cowanesque United methodist Trinity sunday Celebration is May 31, honouring the father As our creator the son As our Savior and the holy spirit As our com Forter. The sacrament of holy communion will be celebrated As Well As birth Days and anniversaries in the congregations. Memorial Day Obser Vance and graduate recognition occurred during Wor ship today. A Litany with congregational response included names of persons to remember and a prayer of thanks for their lives. J. C. Sunderlin graduated from Galeton High school Nathan Jeffries from Pennsyl Vania College of technology with a degree in heavy construction equipment technology Shelly Mainus from Johnson state College in Vermont with a business management and account ing degree and Heather Smith from american Mili tary University of Washington with dual masters degrees in business administration and history. Pastor Toms Sermon for Pentecost sunday wind and fire was based on acts 2 1-21, when the Day of Pentecost came All the believers were Gath ered together in one place. Suddenly there was a noise from the sky which sounded like a Strong wind blowing and it filled the whole House where they were sitting. Then they saw what looked like tongues of fire which spread out and touched each person there. They were All filled with the holy spirit and began to talk in other languages As the spirit enabled them to speak. They were Allex cited because All of them heard the believers talking in their own languages. Pastor Tom told us the holy spirit offers Light to Jesus from everyone bring ing inspiration and insight into the ways of our creator god. Like fire it ignites the raw material of our lives and consumes darkness. It lets Jesus Shine on us. The Early Church blessed by the holy spirit gave witness to Jesus. Shared with gladness to hearts in need the Early Church persisted in lieu of threats. The holy spirit has blessed us with Power and Energy to be a Jesus place and May it be our coun Selor guide and assistant. Holy spirit you Are Wel come Here first presbyterian St. Paulus lutheran of Galeton photo by Kevin l. Smith kids 14 and under enjoy some fishing at the kids fishing Derby on saturday May 16 at Lyman run Lake in Galeton. 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