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LOCC Links - September 30, 2016     

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~ Worshiping God ~
When we are not in the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent or Easter,
we are in the growth period of Ordinary Time -
marked by the living and hopeful color of Green.

While the 'seasons' of the church year focus upon one aspect of the presence
of God in our lives, Ordinary Time celebrates all aspects and occurs twice
in the Liturgical / Christian calendar. First during the time between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday, and then again between Pentecost and Advent.
This is why this Sunday we pick up where we left off, at Ordinary Sunday Nine.

May your Ordinary Time be EXTRA-ordinary!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

The 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time


ONE SERVICE  ~  9 :30 A.M.
The Plantation Point Pavilion
Reynolds, Lake Oconee

Do All Dogs Go To Heaven?
~  Genesis 1 & 2  ~  Matthew 18:1-4  ~

9:30 a.m.  ~  Worship On The Water

~ Flowers for this Sunday given by ~

Dottie & Gerry Giesler
in honor of the birthday of their son Doug

~ Ushers for this Sunday ~

Nancy Barton; Karen & Larry Kludt; Kathi Urban

Click the video to watch

The first blessing of the animals happened like this: One warm afternoon early in his ministry (sometime between 1210-15), Francis wandered outside of Assisi, full of self-doubt, asking God if perhaps everything he had done until that point had been for the wrong reasons. Francis wondered if he should have simply gotten married and raised a family as his father wanted him to do. It was while he was praying alone to God that Francis glimpsed some birds along the path. He paused and began to speak to them as if to equals. Soon, he began to "preach" to them about God's glories and all the reasons why both humans and birds should be grateful. That day marks the beginning of the environmental movement, the beginning of the era when we begin to understand ourselves as intrinsically connected to all of creation.

to read more of the blog of Jon Sweeney
author of The St. Francis Prayer Book

Click to sing the words of the Prayer of St. Francis along with the choir of Westminster Abbey
Click to sing the words of the Prayer of St. Francis along with the choir of Westminster Abbey

Youth Alliance
Fund Raiser

Murder at Mardi Gras
Sun, Oct 2, 5:30 p.m.
~ Growing Spiritually as Individuals and as a Community ~

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Mondays ~ 11:45 a.m.

Family Life Center
First United Methodist Church
Greensboro Campus


Oct 5 & 26
Nov 9 & 16; Dec 7
3 p.m. at The LOCC

October 12 - 23, 2016
Click here for more information and for a printable PDF.
Our Calendar At A Glance

~ Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, October 2
ONE SERVICE, 9:30 a.m.  Plantation Point Pavilion

~ Mystery Dinner Theater / Youth Alliance Fundraiser
Sunday Evening, October 2, At The LOCC ~ eVite SENT!

~ Lake Oconee Moves - Parkinson's Support
Saturday, October 8, 1 - 3:30 p.m. at The LOCC
click to contact Melinda White

~ Dementia Support Group for Caregivers - Monthly
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  ~  
Oct 18 / Nov 15

~ SEW COUTURE! - How the Fashion Industry Works
Thursday, October 27, 2 - 4 p.m. at The LOCC

~ Fall Book Studies
~ Seeing Gray in a Black and White World
Selected Wednesdays at The LOCC - click for more information

Love Wins by Rob Bell     Sunday, October 30, 6 p.m.
This is A READ!  contact Becky early to obtain your copy

~ Why do they hate us?  What is Jihad
Lecture on Culture and Classics
Tuesday, November 15
 Abbas Barzegar, Assistant Professor,
Department of Religious Studies, Georgia State University

~ Serving Our Neighbors ~

LOCC Birthdays This Week

Oct 3 - Joan Eubanks
Oct 5 - Joy Kuper   Oct 6 - Dick Wilkes

Support Group for Families
dealing with Addiction
Every Other Week

 Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m.

Oct 5 & 19; Nov 2, 16 & 30

12 Step Group for Families dealing with Addition
Every Other Week ~ Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m.
Oct 12 & 26; Nov 9 & 23; Dec 7 & 21

- Concerns of the Community -
 Please support these through your prayers.  Click the links to send an email.

Jim Asbury (brother of Kathi Urban)
Verdain Barnes (click to email Joyce)
Tom Bingham (friend of the Crosbys)
Jeanne and Bill Blevins (mother and stepfather of Jeanne Rowland)
Mychel Cunningham
Diane Desmond
Justin Hafla (grandson of the Martincics)
Sandy Kender Gonzalez (daughter of Joyce)
Tori Hosbrook (niece of Carla Thornton)
Mary Johnson (aunt of Jude Martincic)
Mae Koch
Linda Merrill (step-mother of Tim)
Bruce Moffatt (friend of the Martincics)
Jean Newland (friend of the Verners)
Clarice Richardson (mother of Barry)
Carson Alexander Rozsman (grandson of Mev Rozsman)
Pam Searle
Jackie Sedlaeck (friend of Judy Broome)
Janet Smith (friend of Kathy Stephan)
Lynn Teague (friend of Janice Sharp)
Caleb Trempe (nephew of Tim Merrill)
Renee Vetter (friend of Roger Schurig)

For additions or changes email Becky Matheny

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