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WELCOME TO THE SEASON OF ADVENT! 

Daily Readings for Year C  Note: For the readings after Pentecost: the first reading pairs with the semi-continuous strand of texts; the second, with the complementary.

•         Thursday, November 29, 2018: Psalm 25:1-10; Nehemiah 9:6-15; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

•         Friday, November 30, 2018: Psalm 25:1-10; Nehemiah 9:16-25; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22

•         Saturday, December 1, 2018: Psalm 25:1-10; Nehemiah 9:26-31; Luke 21:20-24

•         Sunday, December 2, 2018: First Sunday of Advent

•         Monday, December 3, 2018: Psalm 90; Numbers 17:1-11; 2 Peter 3:1-18

•         Tuesday, December 4, 2018: Psalm 90; 2 Samuel 7:18-29; Revelation 22:12-16

•         Wednesday, December 5, 2018: Psalm 90; Isaiah 1:24-31; Luke 11:29-32

•         Thursday, December 6, 2018: Luke 1:68-79; Malachi 3:5-12; Philippians 1:12-18a

•         Friday, December 7, 2018: Luke 1:68-79; Malachi 3:13-18; Philippians 1:18b-26

•         Saturday, December 8, 2018: Luke 1:68-79; Malachi 4:1-6; Luke 9:1-6

•         Sunday, December 9, 2018: Second Sunday of Advent

•         Monday, December 10, 2018: Psalm 126; Isaiah 40:1-11; Romans 8:22-25

•         Tuesday, December 11, 2018: Psalm 126; Isaiah 19:18-25; 2 Peter 1:2-15

•         Wednesday, December 12, 2018: Psalm 126; Isaiah 35:3-7; Luke 7:18-30

•         Thursday, December 13, 2018: Isaiah 12:2-6; Amos 6:1-8; 2 Corinthians 8:1-15

•         Friday, December 14, 2018: Isaiah 12:2-6; Amos 8:4-12; 2 Corinthians 9:1-15

•         Saturday, December 15, 2018: Isaiah 12:2-6; Amos 9:8-15; Luke 1:57-66

•         Sunday, December 16, 2018: Third Sunday of Advent

•         Monday, December 17, 2018: Isaiah 11:1-9; Numbers 16:1-19; Hebrews 13:7-17

•         Tuesday, December 18, 2018: Isaiah 11:1-9; Numbers 16:20-35; Acts 28:23-31

•         Wednesday, December 19, 2018: Isaiah 11:1-9; Micah 4:8-13; Luke 7:31-35

•         Thursday, December 20, 2018: Psalm 80:1-7; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 10:10-18

•         Friday, December 21, 2018: Psalm 80:1-7; Isaiah 42:10-18; Hebrews 10:32-39

•         Saturday, December 22, 2018: Psalm 80:1-7; Isaiah 66:7-11; Luke 13:31-35

•         Sunday, December 23, 2018: Fourth Sunday of Advent

•         Monday, December 24 & 25, 2018: Nativity of the Lord - Proper III

 

 

 

 

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A Bible Study from District Superintendant Steve Morton

In this season of Advent, explore the Infancy narratives as we find them in the gospel of Mathew.  Advent itself we might understand as God’s dream for the world coming true:  in the arrival of Jesus, the kingdom of heaven is at hand.  And yet, Matthew’s story of Advent and Christmas is told very deliberately in a series of four progressive scenes, each of which features a nighttime dream to human beings…  dreams which offer divine guidance, or warning from danger, or a challenge to try something new.  If Advent is God’s dream coming true, we might ask:  how do we ourselves (and our church) live into God’s dream, and does God today offer guidance or protection or challenge to us in dreams?

Below are the links to use this Bible study. 

Each session consists of 3 components;

A video scripture, video presentation and the Bible Study

 guide and materials related to the session.

Week 1

Scripture Video – https://vimeo.com/114196759

Video Presentation – https://vimeo.com/114198360

Study Guide Materials – Advent Dreams Week 1

Week 2

Scripture Video – https://vimeo.com/114197172

Video Presentation – https://vimeo.com/114196756

Study Guide Materials – Advent Dreams – Week 2

Week 3

Scripture Video – https://vimeo.com/114197171

Video Presentation – https://vimeo.com/114196758

Study Guide Materials – Advent Dreams – Week 3

Week 4

Scripture Video – https://vimeo.com/114197173

Video Presentation – https://vimeo.com/114196757

Study Guide Materials – Advent Dreams – Week 4

 All our welcome.  Come and join us.

 

Peace and blessings,

Pastor Ross

 

        Yoga            

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Support Group for Depression and Bipolar

Life Changing

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Chayton G. Woods

Guitar Lessons

 

 

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Second Sunday of Advent

 

 

Pocono Lake United Methodist Church to Send a Team to Puerto Rico

Pocono Lake UMC is excited to be sending a few of our members as part of the Volunteers in Mission team headed to Puerto Rico for a recovery mission trip in March 2019.  When Hurricane Maria hit in September 2017 it left devastation in its wake.  Puerto Rico was hit especially hard and cleanup and rebuilding is still ongoing.

This small group from Pocono Lake UMC is part of the second team from Eastern Pennsylvania Conference who will be working to restore some homes and churches in the northeast region of Puerto Rico.  Fundraising efforts for the mission trip are underway.

 The first fundraiser "The Flavor of Puerto Rico Dinner" was a huge success!

Thank you so much to Jose Maldonado, Wilma and Oscar Martinez from the Rincon Caribe Restaurant  in Tannersville and Kevin Pena from Everybody Eats Foundation for their donation of the wonderful dinner.

 

THE WAY FORWARD REPORT

Click here to download latest version of the Way Forward that includes detailed information regarding the 3 plans that our conference is considering for the Special General Conference to be held in February 2019.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A LARGE FILE THAT CONTAINS OVER 90 PAGES.

Everyone us welcome to go to EPAUMC.ORG for information and prayer resources regarding this important issue.  Message to all Church Leaders: Please read this document.  It outlines the 3 proposals being voted on in February and the subsequent impact upon our denomination.   

                         

FAITHFACTS!

Each month we will be highlighting a particular social issue.

Please avail yourself of these resources for your personal study, reflection and prayer.

The month of December we will be reflecting on Sustainability: Environmental Justice

Take action for Justice!

 

OUR MISSION

 

We are a People Blessing People

with the love and grace of Jesus,

here in the Poconos and beyond.

We CONNECT. We GROW. We SERVE.

 

OUR VISION

 

To be an Increasingly Active, Exponentially Growing,

and Mission Centered Church through Community Outreach,

Prayer, Bible Study and Intentional Discipleship.

 

 

 

Please pray for all that have been and continue to be faced with severe flooding from Hurricane Florence.  The devastation in North Carolina continues from the aftermath of the storm.  As people struggle to rebuild their lives, let us do all we can to help.

 

12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.   (Romans 12:12-15, NRSV)

 

 

The following websites provide information on how we can help. 

Hurricane Florence

epa umc.org Hurricane Florence Link 

 Volunteers can express interest by emailing disasterresponse@ncc.org, or calling 888-440-9176.

 North Carolina Disaster Response Page: https://nccumc.org/florence/volunteer/

 Western North Carolina Disaster Response Page: https://www.wnccumc.org/newsdetail/hurricane-florence-disaster-response-11888055

 South Carolina Disaster Response Page: http://www.umcsc.org/home/ministries/disaster-response/flood-recovery/sc-disaster-recovery/ 

 UMCOR Across the US

UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response teams are hard at work, not only in the Carolinas, but across the country.

 

Some examples of this work include response to flooding in Pennsylvania, wildfires in California, Nevada and Colorado, and flooding in the Great Plains.

 

ELAINE MADERE DISTRIBUTES AT THE CLYMER LIBRARY & CHANGES TO HER CHARITY

Elaine Madere has closed the furniture side of her charity. She will be accepting essential household items-dishes, glasses in sets, eating utensils, pots and pans, cooking utensils, microwaves, small kitchen appliances, kitchen knives, can openers , Corning ware dishes, containers with tops on only, all types of towels, pot holders, shower curtains, throw rugs, bed pillows, comforters, sheets, blankets, lamps, and  window curtains. She no longer will be taking clothes, baby items, furniture and decorative items. The distribution at the Clymer library for the rest of the year is as follows: April 6-9, June 8-11, September 7-10, October 12-15, November 9-12, and December 7-10. It runs from noon on Friday and closes at noon on Monday. No distributions in May, July or August.  It is open to all in need. If you have household goods to donate, contact Elaine at 732-995-3370 or elaine_madere@yahoo.com.

BARRETT TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY SHED- A PLACE TO DONATE FURNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS

Barrett Township accepts furniture and household goods as long as they are in good condition, for free distribution to anyone. Their website is www.barretttownship.com. For info on the community shed click the link on the left. The address is 993 Route 309 Cresco. If you have questions call Pam Gardsy at 570-595-2602 ext 3. Or pam@barretttownship.com .Unfortunately they do not pick up or deliver.

REP. JACK RADER’S OFFICE IS OPEN AT THE PANTRY MONTHLY

Jenny DeLeo is here at on Monday and Tuesday. If you know of someone who needs help on other days, send them over to the regular office. This office is located in the Tobyhanna Twp. Building 105 Government Center Way Pocono Pines PA  18350 and is open M-F 9AM-5PM. The phone number is 570-643-7683.

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Rev. Jessica Lynn Ross

 

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Resident Bishop, EPC:    

Bishop Peggy Johnson

 

District Superintendent:   

Rev. Steve Morton;

 

Pastor:                                

Rev. Jessica Lynn Ross

 

Administrative Assistant:

Elaine Jumper

 

Organist:                             

Chung Whang

 

Church Email: plumc01@epix.net

Phone: (570)646-2650

Fax:     (570)646-2650

Address:

1188 Route 940

Pocono Lake, Pa.

18347-0200