~ LOCC - Church as you Know it can Be ~

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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 Eleven.

May your Ordinary Time be EXTRA-ordinary!

~ Worshiping God ~

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Greeters & Ushers

Willing to help
welcome people
to worship?

Let us know!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

~ Trust ~ Matthew 10:24-39 ~

8:30 a.m. at The Plantation Point Pavilion

~ Ushers for this Sunday ~

8:30 a.m. - Carol & Bill Britten; Julie & Rick von Haam
Rosie Herrmann

~ Flowers for this Sunday ~

8:30 - Karen & Bob Pettibone in celebration of their 49th anniversary


~ This Sunday we journey into the concept of Trust ~

This may then beg the question - What is the difference between faith and trust?

Quite often Words of Zion, as I have long called them, are endlessly tossed about in religious circles. These words are used like salt, spicing up any conversation with the desired Christian flavor. But what do they mean? In this instance, are faith and trust the same thing? If not, what is the difference?

Faith is a noun. It is something we HAVE - and sometimes blindly - a substance or evidence of things hoped for and not seen. But faith is not necessarily trust. Trust in our context is a verb. Trust is something we DO. Trust is faith in action!

Faith says, "I believe God can." Trust says, "God IS - The I AM." Thus, I will think and act accordingly!

While I have faith enough to believe that the eye on my kitchen range will become hot when I turn it on - most of the time it does - but there are those rare instances that even my faith is not enough to make it work. I do, totally trust that once it is on, when the pot of boiling water reaches 212 degrees, it WILL BOIL - EVERY TIME - WITHOUT EXCEPTION - because "THAT IS."

Many of us have seen what God can do, so we believe (faith). When God calls us to come along for the ride and put our faith on the line and trust the "212 boil" do we step away from the stove?

Come gather on Sunday - and let's together celebrate our individual and collective faith - no matter where each of us are on this path ... and together learn to live into a life giving trust that brings new things to each of us uniquely. This is the only way we continue to be "Church as we Know it Can Be."

We will open our time of worship together with this Richard Smallwood favorite. Have a listen, or two, or three - make it this weekend's prayer mantra, sing along, and arrive ready!

Pastor of Worship, Communication & Liturgical Arts

Sunday, July 9
Noon at The LOCC
~ Growing Spiritually as Individuals and as a Community ~

Friday, June 23, 6 p.m.

Lectures On
Culture and Classics

Understanding the Generations

Monday, June 26, 7 p.m.

Spring Bible Study 2017
Selected Wednesdays
3 p.m. at The LOCC


Mondays ~ 11:45 a.m.

Family Life Center
First United Methodist Church
Greensboro Campus

Our Calendar At A Glance

~ MUSIC THERAPY will begin meeting again in August

~ LOCC MOVIE NIGHT - June 23, 6 p.m. - Hidden Figures

~ Lecture on Culture and Classics
What's up with my Grandkids??  Understanding the Generations
Monday, June 26th, 7 p.m. at The Landing

Sunday, July 2, 8:30 a.m. - Plantation Point Pavilion

Sunday, July 9, NOON at The LOCC

~ LOCC Hour of Power - WEEKLY - Mondays, 11:45 a.m.
FUMC Family Life Center, Greensboro

~ Dementia Support Group for Caregivers
Second & Fourth Tuesdays  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
June 27

~ Support Groups for Families dealing with Addiction
6:15 - 7: 45 p.m. at The LOCC - June 28

~ 12 Step Group for Families dealing with Addiction
6:15 - 7:45 p.m. at The LOCC -
June 21

~ You are invited to browse the resource library in the conference area ~
click to contact Karen Kludt

~ Serving Our Neighbors ~
Second Harvest / Greene County
Food Distribution
Saturday, June 17, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Volunteers needed at 8 a.m.
LifeSource / Putnam County
Food Distribution
Saturday, June 24
10 a.m.
Putnam Elementary School

The LOCC Youth Alliance End of the Year Banquet
was WAY fun!

LOCC Birthdays This Week

June 19 - Barry Clough   June 21 - Jeanne Moser

June 22 - Randy Smith

June 25 - Charlie Bennett       Mary Elzy

Support Group for Families dealing with Addiction
6:15 - 7: 45 p.m. at The LOCC - June 28

12 Step Group for Families dealing with Addiction
6:15 - 7:45 p.m. at The LOCC - June 21
~ You are invited to browse the resource library in the conference area ~
You are invited to browse the resource library
on the shelf in the conference area at The LOCC.
Check out any book by providing your name and contact info.

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

We extend sympathy to Diane Dunning and her family
in the death of her niece Kristin Holt.

Verdain Barnes (click to email Joyce)
Tom Bingham (friend of the Crosbys)
Kay Eadie (friend of Judy Broome)
Jim Hall
Tori Hosbrook (niece of Carla Thornton)
Bruce Moffatt (friend of the Martincics)
Jean Newland (friend of the Verners)
Ricky Newsom
Bobby Torrillo (cousin of Jude Martincic)
Caleb Trempe (nephew of Tim Merrill)
Heather Urban (daughter of Kathi)
Renee Vetter (friend of Roger Schurig)
Britney Vincent (daughter of the Elzys)
Shannon Bray Weathington (Daughter of Sharon Bray)
David Williams (cousin of Steve Cargile)

For additions or changes email Becky Matheny

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