Vine Grove United Methodist Church Welcome!

March 30, 2014
United Methodist Church
In order to stay informed of events and activities in our church, please take your Sunday News home and put it on your
refrigerator, or in some other prominent location, and transfer the dates to your personal calendar. It’s also online.
The Week Ahead
-Monday, 10:30 a.m.—Early Birds
-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.—Women’s Bible Study
-Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.—Trustees Meeting
-Thursday, 5:00 p.m.—Food Pantry
One Great Hour of Sharing
We will receive a special offering today for One
Great Hour of Sharing. 100% of the giving for this
special offering goes to those in need through the work
of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
Today is the 5th Sunday offering for our KY United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth. This offering helps
youth who have suffered from abuse, neglect, or trauma
receive care and help for healing and wholeness. Envelopes are enclosed.
You are also invited to participate in KY Gives Day, an
online donation drive on April 9th and to attend Annual
Day at Mary Kendall Campus on May 17th. For more info,
call 877-887-4481 or email [email protected]
The Wednesday Bible/Lenten Study Group will not meet
this week but will resume next week. Participants
should continue with the daily readings and exercises.
If you are a newcomer to our Church we want
to get to know you. Please fill out a Registration and Communication Card located in each
pew in the offering envelope slot.
Also, please fill out a card if you have a prayer
concern or other need.
Please place the card in the offering plate or in
the box as you leave the sanctuary.
Worship Ministers for Next Sunday
April 6, 2014
Worship Leader:
Donna Moore
Sue and Shelby Exler
Mickey Moore
Ushers: Earl McCoy, Raymond McCoy, Byron Nelson,
Butch Wieber
Holy Scripture Reader:
Garry King
Children’s Message:
Whitney Mudderman
Holy Communion: Butch & Stephanie Wieber, Max &
Sherry Foster
Needed to meet the Budget every week:
Offering received last Sunday: $2,537.00
Sermon Notes
“The Arena for Faith-Sharing: Making Contact”
Try to understand the current culture. Pray for
discernment as to where persons are in their life.
- Remember God’s Prevenient Grace is already
there, perhaps at work.
2. Begin where people are, not where we wish they
3. Assessing persons needs.
A. Are they empty inside?
B. Do they have a purpose?
C. Do they have fears?
D. Do they desire inner peace?
E. Are they lonely?
People need to have an identity. They need to be free.
They need to be productive. They need contentment.
Christ can fill all the above.
4. Enter into (as much as possible) the other person’s
5. Try to speak the language of the other person
(Acts 2:6)
6. Be sensitive to passages in persons lives.
- Death of a loved one. Jail. Retirement. Divorce.
Job loss, etc.
7. Recognize and KNOW that the Holy Spirit prepares persons to be responsive to the Gospel.
A. Praying for the person.
B. Prevenient Grace, the Grace that goes before
prior to your arrival or invitation.
Prayer List
Easter Egg Hunt
This year’s Easter Egg Hunt will be on
Saturday, April 19th at 11:00 a.m. In
case of rain, it will be moved inside the
Church. If you would like to donate
eggs, or help with the Easter Egg Hunt, please
contact Stacy Deaton at 270-877-2322.
Joyce Ferguson
Nona Riddle
Alice Seabolt (Flo Shelton’s Sister) - Health
Problems (in VA)
Joe Foster
Tommy Moore—Has completed 10th Chemo
Dennis Basham—Pancreatic Cancer, Chemo
Jessica Bruce
Jane Hickok
Penny Russell
Homer Smith—Lung cancer
David Dowell—Throat cancer
Paul Popham—Bone cancer
Lloyd Crockett—Stroke
Bill & Gilda Lopez—Health concerns (Gayle
Atcher’s Sister and Brother-In-Law)
Jeff Craig—Eye Surgery
Geneva Short’s Grandson—Appendicitis
Earl McCoy—Breathing problems
Larry Calvert
Melissa Miller—Cancer
Bro. David Sparks—Cancer
Margie (Diane McCoy’s Sister)—Lung Cancer
David Daniels—Unspoken
If you would like to add or delete anyone from this list, please contact the office or put it on your Communication Card.
Vine Grove United Methodist Church
Pastor Johnny Craig, 306 High Street, Vine Grove, KY 40175
Phone: 270-877-5231, Email: [email protected], Web:, Facebook: Vine Grove United Methodist Church
Vine Grove
United Methodist Church
Sunday News (Continued)
Looking Ahead
-Tuesday, April 8th, 6:30 p.m.—Evening Unit
UMW Meeting
-Wednesday, April 9th—Methodist Mountain Mission Truck Pick-up
-Saturday, April 19th, 8:00 a.m.—UMM Meeting
-Saturday, April 19th, 11:00 a.m.—Easter Egg
-Sunday, April 20th—Easter Sunday
-Saturday, May 17th—Barbeque Cook-Off,
Hodgenville UMC
-Sunday, May 18th, 3:00 p.m.—E-town District
Conference, Hodgenville UMC
If you would like to purchase an Easter
lily to decorate the sanctuary in
memory or in honor of a loved
one, please indicate that on the
enclosed form. Drop the form in
the box outside the sanctuary.
Cost for the lilies is $10.00 each.
To pay for the lilies, please use
an offering envelope and mark “For Easter Lilies.” The last day to order is Sunday, April 6th.
The Nursery will be closed on Palm
Sunday and Easter, since the choir is
singing both days.
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Together We Can: Take the Next Steps
April Birthdays
9th—Darrell Edwards
11th—Dean Crockett
14th—Stephanie Wieber
18th—Teresa King
28th—Kristofer King
28th—Mickey Moore
28th—Pastor Johnny
If your April birthday is not listed, please contact the office and we’ll add it to the list.
Nursery Helpers
Mar 30—Jackie Adcock
Apr 6—Norma Crockett
Apr 13—No Nursery on Palm Sunday
Apr 20—No Nursery on Easter Sunday
The schedule for the year is posted in the Nursery
and on the bulletin board.
See Devin Henson for more info.
Congratulations to the VGUMC Dart Ball
Team—Tournament Champions!!!
April Worship Assistants
Annual Conference Ordination Choir
Worship Leader:
Donna Moore
The E-town District is going to provide a district choir for the ordination service this year
at Annual Conference in Covington. The service will be on Monday, June 9th in the evening. Memorial UMC’s Cathedral Choir is
helping to organize the group for this special
Ushers: Earl McCoy, Raymond McCoy,
Byron Nelson, Butch Wieber
If you would be interested in being part of this
choir, please contact the office or email [email protected] More information is
on the bulletin board.
Greeters: Tom & DeeAnna Musgrave
Prayer: Janet Henson
Holy Scripture Reader: Donna Moore
Children’s Message: Connie Craig
Interested in Summer Camp? See Pastor Johnny
The Sunday News is available online. Simply go to, then select
Sunday News from the menu on the
left side of the page and click on the
link to see the latest edition of the
Greeters: Raymond & Linda McCoy
Prayer: Donna Moore
Holy Scripture Reader: Teresa King
Children’s Message: Joel Henson
Greeters: Darrell & Joanne Edwards
Prayer: Dale Gumm
Holy Scripture Reader: DeeAnna Musgrave
Children’s Message: Janet Henson
Note: The Worship Assistants list is on the bulletin board.
If you will not be available during your scheduled time,
please notify Teresa King or contact the office.
Vine Grove United Methodist Church
Pastor Johnny Craig, 306 High Street, Vine Grove, KY 40175
Phone: 270-877-5231, Email: [email protected], Web:, Facebook: Vine Grove United Methodist Church
Admin Office Hours: Mon, Wed, and Fri, 9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. unless otherwise needed (Call 270-877-5231 for more info.)