Weekly Bulletin

 
Winchester Friends Church
Happy Mother’s Day!            May 12, 2019            9:15 AM
    

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
–Plato (approx. 375 BC)
 
If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation.
Where there is order in the nation, there can be peace in the world.
–author unknown
 
Meeting for Worship
 
Prelude                                                                                                                                 Mary Clark
 
Welcome, Introductions, Announcements                                                              Marsha Kritsch
Call to Worship                                                                                                                                       
Prayer                                                                                                                                                       
 
Hymn #  6                                     Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above                       Jeff Clark
 
Choir                                                 Peace                                                      Brian Lilly, Mary Clark
Oh Lord, through the strife bring Your peace; 
Where worry prevails, give release.
As the shadows linger all around, to our troubled minds and broken land
Let there be peace, let there be peace.
Oh Lord, through the dark shine Your light; 
Where truth seems unclear, help our sight. 
Lift the veil that covers blinded eyes; give a vision of You, only wise.
Let Your light shine, let Your light shine.
Lord of all mercy and grace, rain down Your love in this place. 
In a world where hatred seems so strong, may Your grace right the wrong……
Give Your peace, Lord give Your peace.
–Patricia Mock, Richard Nichols  (CCLI 649965)
 
Happy Mother’s Day!                                                           Christian Fellowship Committee
There is a Susan B. Anthony dollar coin (see her story below) and a carnation for all women in attendance today. 
 
Hymn #441                                         Take Time to Be Holy                                     Jeff Clark
 
Offertory Prayer                                                                                                   Marsha Kritsch
Offertory                                                                                                                       Mary Clark
 
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.
 
Hymn #535                                        A Christian Home                                                   Jeff Clark
 
Message                                                Psalm 78:1-7                                              Ron Ferguson
 
Testimonies of Praise, Concerns for Prayer                                                                                   
Closing Prayer                                                                                                                                     
 
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 for study of the scriptures.
 

MAY USHERS: Tony Kritsch, Tim Hart, Kenny Girton
MAY GREETERS:   Norma Ludy, Sheryl Fidler, Karen & Norman Peters
 

THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR READINGS
May 13 – 19
Psalms 97-118
 
 

Susan Brownell Anthony
 
—born February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts
—second of eight children in a Quaker family; her father owned a cotton mill
—in 1826, her family moved to New York, and Susan was sent to a Quaker boarding school near Philadelphia
—after completing school in the late 1830s, Susan returned to help her family, found work as a school teacher
—in the mid-1840s, her family became active in the anti-slavery movement and worked consistently on this issue until the end of the Civil War
—in the early 1850s, she joined Elizabeth Cady Stanton also in the temperance movement to address the growing problem of alcohol abuse and addiction
—that naturally led to involvement in women’s rights, since women so often bore the brunt of men’s drunkenness
—worked especially for women’s right to own property and to vote — to make her point, she illegally voted in the 1872 presidential election and was arrested
—met with President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 to lobby for women’s suffrage, but it did not become US law until the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920
never married, never had a child, but is considered a “mother” of the anti-slavery, temperance, and women’s suffrage movements
—Susan B. Anthony died March 13, 1906, in New York
—was honored for her life’s dedicated work by her portrait on dollar coins in 1979, the first woman ever so honored
 
On this Mother’s Day, we give thanks for faithful Quaker women who nurture children and families, justice and truth.
 

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124 E Washington     Winchester IN 47394      765-584-8276
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