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                              Mid-Week Update, June 14, 2024

              Welcome to the Mid-Week (end of the week) Update.  Everybody has a dad story.  Some stories are about a hero, some are about a villain.  Did you know that God is the ultimate dad?  He is the one who said about Jesus, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17) All children long to hear those words.  Both sons and daughters want, and need, to hear uplifting words from dad.  It is amazing the benefits one receives when father notices them.  The heavenly voice was heard a second time in Matthew saying the same thing, once at Jesus’ baptism and once at his transfiguration.  

         Jesus also talked about his heavenly Father, saying some amazing things such as, “The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.” (John 8:29)

         Our model prayer begins with the words, “Our Father.”  So, every time we pray there is a sense of God’s closeness.  No other religion has that possibility.  Only Christianity sees God as our Father.  Therefore, God designed a pattern for parents to teach their children the law.  It’s to show us that breaking the perfect law is not a matter of immediate condemnation.  Rather it is a matter of discipline and grace. 


                                                                      Deuteronomy 6:6-7

                       6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on

                       your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road,

                                                              when you lie down and when you get up


         Ultimately grace is needed, through faith, for us to maintain our relationship with God, because only God is perfect.  So, we keep our relationship with God through faith in what His Son has done for us.  We also please God by living out His law through faith in his Son. You can imagine how happy our heavenly Father is when sinful people obey his law out of faith in his Son.  Romans 3:31 says, “31Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.”

         This Father’s Day let’s remember the value of grace in our relationships with our children and our parents.  It’s the oil that builds strong relationships among us. 


God bless all of you,

Pastor Kris

Call to Worship                        Leader: Bruce Menning

WL: We come to worship the Vine, Jesus Christ, who bears fruit in us as we abide in him. 

P:     If a person abides in Christ, that person will bear much fruit.

WL: Christ is the vine.  We are simply branches.  If we abide in Christ,  Christ’s words will abide in us. 

P:     Then let us abide in Christ, and let his words abide in us. 

All:  We will ask anything according to his will and it will be done for us.  Amen. 

Bible Reading:  Matthew 21:33-44 Parable of the Tenants

33 “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. 34 When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his produce. 35 But the tenants seized his slaves and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other slaves, more than the first; and they treated them in the same way. 37 Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and get his inheritance.’ 39 So they seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. 40 Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” 41 They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the harvest time.”

42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures:

‘The stone that the builders rejected

has become the cornerstone;

this was the Lord's doing,

and it is amazing in our eyes’?

43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom. 44 The one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.”


Greeters this week: Cathie Compton

Coffee Servers this week: Teresa Noel

Ushers this week: Randy & Eileen Brewer



Flowers Under the Cross this week are in

Celebration of Shirley Profit’s Birthday from her children


Attention Volunteers for VBS:  There will be a meeting this Sunday directly after the Service in the Choir room for all Volunteers (Angels)


VBS on the Road will be here June 17th - 20th with lots of songs, crafts, games, Bible studies, food and tons of fun. If you need to register your child, go on line to today!!


Monday June 17, Ladies Bible Study will not meet due to the busy VBS program.  But rejoice!  WE will resume on Monday June 24th.  We’ll start a study on the book of Daniel. 

The Drive Thru Diner event has been rescheduled to July 19th, 4-6:30 pm.


The Layette Ministry is looking for some Onesies (0–3-month clothing only),

PJ’s 0-3 month, Hats, and Booties.  There is a tot outside the office for your donations.

Help Wanted

A Volunteer is needed to check the church. One more volunteer is needed.  Just contact Gary Bushman 989-362-3295 or Al Denhoff 989-362-1380.  Thank you.


 Coffee after Service: Snacks are provided on Sunday after Service. We are always looking for volunteers to bring some snacks. There is a sign-up list on the refreshment table.  Please help out and sign up.  Thanks.   


Saturday, June 15th        

8:30am MMPG

9-1pm TMW Rummage Sale

4pm Saturday Service


Sunday, June 16th

9amAdult Sunday School

9am Children’s Sunday School     

10 am Sunday Service   


Monday, June 17th

 Vacation Bible School 8:30-4:30


Tuesday, June 18th

Vacation Bible School 8:30-4:30

5pm Prayer Ministry 

5pm Friends Together Support Group meeting       


Wednesday, June 19th

 Vacation Bible School 8:30-4:30

5:45pm Choir Practice

 7pm Pastor’s Book


Save the Dates:

Sunday June 23rd, Dinner for Pastor Kris & Sarah

Monday June 24th, 11am, Ladies Bible Study

Wednesday, June 26th Ladies Lunch Bunch at Big Boy at Noon

Thursday, June 27th, Education Committee Meeting

Sunday, June 30th, Missions will be selling Cherry Crisps after service

Financials from June 9th, 2024

General Fund……. $2,211

Debt Retirement......$1,735

Loose Plate………...$227.10




6/17 Doug & Brenda Toska                                 



6/13   Shirley Profit

6/14   Janet Polinski

6/18   Sharon Madagame


 Birthdays or Anniversaries

If you do not see your Birthday or Anniversary date

listed here, it may not have been placed in our Church

Data Base. We strive to honor your special days,

so just give the office a call with your information.

Thank you so much! 989-362-4288

Please Pray for:

The Family of JoAnn Lamb

The Family of Kristy Hart (Gwen Burt’s Daughter in Law)

Robert Ritsema

Sandee Simmons

Arthur Lamb

Gary Lynch

Joyce Lake

Sam Dutton

Peg Hoerner

Jane Burdett

Ashley Boudreau

Elite & Nancy Shellenbarger


Tawas Methodist Church

20 E. M 55

Tawas City, MI 48763


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