Weekly Bulletin

Winchester Friends Church
Father-Family Luncheon Sunday               June 10, 2018                  9:15 AM
Jesus’ desire was that people “fast toward the Father.”  It’s the way Jesus fasted, for example in John 4 when he was so focused upon the spiritual need of the sinful Samaritan woman at the well that he forgot all about finding food.  When his disciples returned and urged him to eat, Jesus told them his food was “to do the will of him who sent me, and to finish his work” — and to finish it fast, as soon as possible.  Kingdom citizens fast, not just outwardly by abstaining from food or some other appetite, or by going through ceremonial forms, but inwardly when the Spirit of Christ dwells in them so compellingly that his kingdom becomes their chief concern.  Nothing comes above it — neither food nor job nor friends nor family; neither pleasure nor possessions nor fame nor honor.  Absolute loyalty to Jesus and his kingdom is the Christian’s fast.
–adapted from Clarence Jordan, Sermon on the Mount
Meeting for Worship
Prelude                                                                                                                              Mary Clark
Welcome, Introductions, Announcements                                                           Cleo McFarland
Call to Worship                                                                                                                                     
Hymn #106                                            Praise Him! Praise Him!                                   Jeff Clark
Testimonies of Praise, Concerns for Prayer                                                                                  
Hymn #398                                            Fill My Cup, Lord                                             Jeff Clark
Junior Church for kids age 5 to 5th grade                                                                                   
Offertory Prayer                                                                                                    Cleo McFarland
Offertory                                                                                                                         Mary Clark
Hymn #399                                           Higher Ground                                                  Jeff Clark
Message                               Matthew 6:16-18, Hebrews 12:1-3                        Ron Ferguson
Unprogrammed Worship  —  17th century Friends taught that “Jesus has come to teach His people Himself,” and they made that truth the centerpiece of their lives by spending significant periods of time, individually and in gatherings for worship, to listen to their Inward Teacher and obey what they heard.  If God leads you to speak out of the silence, please request a microphone so all can hear your ministry.
Closing Prayer  —  Lord, my desire is to be like You, say the things You say, do the things You do. 
So let me hear Your still voice through all the other noise, so that I can be just what You want me to be.
Postlude                                                                                                                        Mary Clark
following a brief time of fellowship, please join us today for
Sunday School        10:30 AM
There is a class waiting to welcome you each Sunday for study of the Scriptures!
Father-Family Luncheon       11:30 AM
Everyone is invited to help honor the men of the church by enjoying lunch together  in the parlor, courtesy of the ladies of the USFW.  Please join us!

JUNE USHERS:  Betty Locke, Michael Densmore, Rob Pearson
JUNE GREETERS:  Linda Campbell, Dennis Engle, Sharon & Terry Reynard     

June 11 – 17
Ecclesiastes 4-12;  Song of Songs 1-8;  I Kings 5-10


*Monthly Meeting for Business is short for “meeting for worship with a concern for business” or “meeting for worship for business.” In business meeting, decisions are made together through worshipful attention to the Spirit and deep listening to one another in a shared search to discern the truth. This is the hinge that holds the meeting together.

Monthly Meeting is the term used to describe a Friends congregation (e.g., Winchester Friends Monthly Meeting). Monthly meetings generally hold meeting for worship on a weekly basis (sometimes more or less often), but have meeting for business once a month.

Winchester Friends Monthly Meeting for Business

Meeting Time: First Sunday of each month after Sunday School

The Monthly Meeting consists of members and attenders of Winchester Friends Church and meets for worship with the attention to business on the first Sunday of each month.  The Presiding Clerk shall see that business is properly presented to the Monthly Meeting, encourages proper functioning of committees, officers and signs documents on behalf of the Monthly Meeting and provides spiritual leadership.  The Recording Clerk will properly record the minutes of the meeting.  Members of Winchester Friends have a right and responsibility to participate in the work and ministry of the meeting through monthly meetings for business.