Weekly Bulletin

Winchester Friends Church
Welcome, Friends!          March 1, 2020          9:15 AM   
Worship is our response to an awareness of God.  We can worship alone, but when we join with others in expectant waiting, we may discover a deeper sense of God’s presence.  We seek a gathered stillness in our meetings for worship so that all may feel the power of God’s love drawing us together and leading us.  In worship, we enter with reverence into communion with God and respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.  Come to meeting for worship with heart and mind prepared.  Yield yourself and all your outward concerns to God’s guidance so that you may “find the evil weakening in you and the good raised up.”  ….Seek to know one another in the things which are eternal, bear the burden of each other’s failings and pray for one another.  As we enter with tender sympathy into the joys and sorrows of each other’s lives, ready to give help and to receive it, our Meeting can be a channel for God’s love and forgiveness.
–Britain Yearly Meeting Advices & Queries, 1995
Meeting for Worship
Thank you for turning off cell phones before the service begins.
Prelude                                                                                                                                           Mary Clark
Welcome, Introductions, Announcements                                                                           Karen Peters
March Birthdays & Anniversaries  (offering to Whites Res. & Family Services)                                    
Call to Worship                                                                                                                                                
Hymn # 8                             Praise to the Lord, the Almighty                                                   Brian Lilly
Choir                             The Heavens Are Telling   (Psalms 19:1-4)                   Brian Lilly, Mary Clark
Hymn #455                      Come All Christians, Be Committed                                              Brian Lilly
Offertory Prayer                                                                                                                    Karen Peters
Offertory                                                                                                                                    Mary Clark
The Stewardship & Finance Committee designates each Monthly Meeting Sunday as Stewardship Sunday.  Please study last month’s treasurer’s report (available from ushers) and prayerfully consider your part in the ministries to which God has called our church.
Hymn #312                                        To Be God’s People                                                    Brian Lilly
Message                     Query #2 – Corporate Spiritual Life                                        Ron Ferguson
                                                 Acts 2:42-47;  Hebrews 10:23-25
Unprogrammed Worship is time allowed for Friends’ practice of non-symbolic holy communion.  In focused reverence, we experience God’s perfect expression of reconciling love in Jesus’ sacrificial living, dying, and resurrection.  Through the Holy Spirit, the written Word, and Christ’s Body the Church, we acknowledge Jesus’ presence with us as the Bread of Life for our souls’ nourishment, growth, and vitality.  If God leads you to speak out of the silence, please request a microphone so all can hear your ministry.
Testimonies of Praise, Concerns for Prayer                                                                                    
Closing Prayer                                                                                                                                      
Postlude                                                                                                                            Mary Clark
following a brief time of fellowship, please join us for
Sunday School        10:30 AM
There is a class waiting to welcome you for study of the scriptures! 
Monthly Meeting for Business  11:20 AM
All Friends are urged to attend to hear reports on the church’s ministries and to help discern God’s leading for any resource decisions that need to be made.
Informal Potluck Lunch   approx. 12:30 PM
Everyone is welcome to enjoy a simple lunch together in the dining hall downstairs.

MARCH USHERS:  Rob Pearson, Betty Locke, Norman Peters
MARCH GREETERS:  Judy & Dave Longnecker, Piper Boyd, Shane Hall 
March 2 – 8
Deuteronomy 7-28