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A Message from Pastor Karen:

Since the Feb. newsletter will come out to all of you on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought it appropriate to use the “Super Bowl”  version of a favorite passage 1 Corinthians 12;12-26.  Here goes:

“For the team is one and has many players, and all the players of the team, though many, are one team…Indeed, the team does not consist of one player; but of many.  If the defensive end would say, ‘Because I am not the quarterback, I do not belong to the team,’ that would not make him any less a part of the team.  If the whole team were tackles, where would the running backs be?  If the whole team were running backs, where would the kickers be?  And if the whole team were kickers, where would the cornerbacks be?  But as it is, the coach has arranged the players of the team, each one of them, as he chose.  If all were quarterbacks, where would the team be?  As it is there are many players, yet one team.  The quarterback cannot say to the tackle, ‘I don’t need you.’  Nor can the defensive ends say to the running backs, ‘we don’t need you.’  On the contrary…if one player suffers, the team suffers together with him; if one player is honored, the team rejoices with him.” 

We can surely look at this as our church, our family, our business, our community, etc.  It is a message to fit a lot of situations.  But….ultimately, God has a position for us to play and all are important in God’s eyes.  Folks, we are in this together.  May we do our best to live our lives as good “team players.”         Pastor Karen  (Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020)

Just for Fun

An atheist was taking a walk through the woods. 'What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!', he said to himself. As he continued walking alongside the river he heard a rustling in the bushes. Turning to look, he saw a 7 foot grizzly charging towards him.

He ran as fast as he could up the path. Looking over his shoulder he saw that the bear was closing in on him. His heart was pumping frantically and he tried to run even faster.


He tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw the bear raising his paw to take a swipe at him. 


At that instant the atheist cried out: 'Oh my God!...'


Time stopped. 

The bear froze.

The forest was silent. 


It was then that a bright light shone upon the man and a voice came out of the sky saying: 'You deny my existence for all of these years, teach others I don't exist and even credit creation to a cosmic accident.  Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer?' 


The atheist looked directly into the light. 'It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps, could you make the BEAR a Christian?' 


'Very well, 'said the voice. The light went out, and the sounds of the forest resumed.


And then the bear lowered his paw, bowed his head and spoke: 'Lord, bless this food which I am about to receive and for which I am truly thankful, Amen.'


Woodlandville UMC cookbook – only $5.00….a half price opportunity.  We have lots and lots of them so take several…pay Lisa or the person seated next to them.

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