Volume 7 Issue 6 June Sunday Morning Worship Services

THURMONT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 13880 LONG ROAD THURMONT, MD 21788-2261 Sunday Morning Worship Services 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Baby & Toddler Nu...
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THURMONT, MD 21788-2261

Sunday Morning Worship Services

9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Baby & Toddler Nursery through 4 years old,

available at both services

Children’s Church is held each Sunday for ages 3-10 years old

Sunday School (for all ages) - 9:00 a.m.

Coffee Fellowship—10:00 a.m.

Volume 7 Issue 6 June 2012

Deuteronomy 5:16 says, “Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” There are other verses in Scripture that remind us that we are to listen to our father’s instruction and to not forsake our mother’s teaching (Proverbs 1:8). June 17th is the day the world (and Hallmark) have set aside to honor Dad. Just a suggestion—obey God and do it every day AND make sure you celebrate Father’s Day on June 17th.

Creation 2012! A tribute to our Creator! Creation Northeast, June 26th to July 1st, at the Agape Farm near Mt Union, PA

Come Join Us At Sunday School Sunday School is held each Sunday, downstairs, at 9am. There are classes for all ages. Summer Sunday School Volunteers are needed to coordinate or just help out with Summer Sunday School. This will be held during the months of June, July and August out at the pavilion. For more info or to volunteer see Wendy Cordell.

This will be at least the 19th year for a group from TUMC to attend this great Christian festival. All are welcome to attend. A typical day starts at 9am and concludes at 11:30pm. This year’s main stage artists include some of the hottest bands in Christian music, with a wide variety of musical styles. Creation also provides many times for you to hear inspiring speakers who will help you in your spiritual walk. Some other highlights include communion, candle lighting, baptism, artist meet & greet, fireworks, extreme sports, and more! Our TUMC group camps together and shares in the daily work of meal preparations, serving, and clean up. We share lively discussions of the speakers and concerts, and encourage each other in our walks. Please join us this year! The cost for tickets and food is $130 per person. For more information, contact Becky Swanson, at 301-271-3104, or email her: [email protected], or contact Pastor Todd at 717-841-5210 or email him: [email protected]. Also check out the website www.creationfest.com.

There are currently 5 LIFE Groups meeting at various times and places:

Children’s Church For Ages 3-10 Years Old Children attend the 10:30 Worship Service with their parents, then are dismissed to Children’s Church. If you would like to help or have any questions please contact Rich or Jenn Clingerman.

The Olsen LIFE Group meets on Tuesdays, 6:30pm at their home. The Stottlemyer LIFE Group meets on Wednesdays, 6:30pm at their home. The Barber LIFE Group meets on Wednesdays, 7pm at their home. The Women’s LIFE Group meets on Thursdays, 9:30am at the Barber home. The Cordell LIFE Group meets on Fridays, 6pm at their home. For more information please contact Tim or Lois Olsen at 301-271-2576, John or Deb Stottlemyer at 301-271-2805, Annette Barber at 301-2716931 or CJ or Wendy Cordell at 301-271-4971.

As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For he says, “ In the me of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvaon I helped you.” I tell you, now is the me of God’s favor, now is the day of salvaon. 2 Corinthians 6:1-2 In a Bible study I was in we were talking some about the urgency we should feel about witnessing to others. And from what prospec"ve we should see things. The ques"on was raised, if you knew Jesus was coming tomorrow or next week or even next year what would you do differently in your life, today, right now from this second on. I think that all of us agreed that we would be more urgent in our witness to others about Jesus and His saving grace. This is only natural because we all want our loved ones and acquaintances to be saved and not lost for eternity. Well, I’m here to tell you today that Jesus very well could come at any "me, for he says in Luke chapter 12 verse 40 “ You must always be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him”. But even if He doesn’t come tomorrow, next week or next year, we never know at what "me we will leave this life. This point was driven home to me some years ago when a good friends of mine was killed in an accident. I was reminded that I need to live my life as if every day was my last and take every opportunity presented me to share Christ with others while I can. Maybe we as Chris"ans need to try to look at our witness from the perspec"ve of the future back to the present. For example how many people might receive Christ somewhere down the road because of a word of tes"mony or a kind deed that you give them today. So I want to encourage you to re-examine the urgency of your witness to others and take every opportunity you get to tell people about Jesus and what he did for them and that “ Today is the day of salva"on”.

God Bless, Tim Olsen Council Chair

I have had the great privilege recently to par"cipate and officiate at events that mark people's lives. They included bap"sms, weddings, communion services, hospital visits, and funerals. These are a few of the "priestly" func"ons of a church pastor. Now mind you, nowhere in Scripture is there a warrant to keep any of these func"ons to the ordained and licensed women and men who serve local churches. And while the UMC reserves communion to the ordained/licensed pastors that is an ins"tu"onal decision and not a command of God. The func"on of a priest in the Body of Christ is the responsibility of every member. In fact, the authority God gives to all of us is that of "a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy na"on, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light" (I Peter 2:9). Someone asked me how I could "do" a funeral for someone I didn't know. I didn't understand the ques"on at first because I didn't realize their misunderstanding of the role of a priest. When I officiate at a funeral it doesn't maEer whether or not I knew the deceased. What maEers is: Do I know Jesus? Our role as priests is to "declare the praises of Him" and not the praises of the he or she who is the reason for the funeral. Our task as a royal priesthood is to share the words of comfort and hope that only come from the only true Giver of Hope - our Father in heaven and His only begoEen Son. Your Brother in Christ - Gary The Altar Guild invites anyone that would like to provide flowers for the altar to please sign up. Choose the Sunday you would like and place your name on the flower calendar located on the bulle"n board in the hallway. You could pick a date that is a special occasion (anniversary, birthday, etc.) to you or a loved one. Also please give a contact phone number. AIer the second service you can take the flowers home.

VBS will be held June 18th—22nd, 6pm—8pm at the church. Children will Find the True Power of Jesus’ Promises by exploring SonRise National Park. Volunteers are needed. If you can help out please sign up on the sheet in the vestibule. For more info see Deb Stottlemyer or Spring Cordell.

There is a fellowship time each Sunday, between the worship services, at 10am, in the social hall. Everyone is invited. See you there!!! The following is a list of those providing refreshments for fellowship time for the next 6 weeks:


The Men’s Accountability Group is sponsoring a breakfast for all of the women of the church on Saturday, June 23rd, 8:30am at the church. If you would like to attend please sign up on the sheet in the vestibule so they will know how many to cook breakfast for.

There will be a bus trip to Sight & Sound to see the production of “Jonah” on October 5th. The cost (includes ticket and bus) for age 19 and older is $66, age 13-18 is $49 and age 3-12 is $38. The capacity of the bus is 56. The bus will leave the church at 5pm. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule. There is room for 5 more people.

There are wheelchairs and walkers that the church will loan out to those in need of them. Contact the church office.


27 McCleaf Family 3 Cordell LIFE Group



Women’s LIFE Group

July 15

Youth Group

June 24 Olsen LIFE Group

July 22

Mother’s SS Class


July 29


1 Clothes Closet

There is a Senior Luncheon the second Monday of each month. The next luncheon will be held on Monday, June 11th, 12pm, at Mountain Gate Restaurant. If you would like to attend or have any questions please call Sue Ferguson or Mrs. Felicia Albert. There will not be a luncheon in July or August.

Men of Thurmont Church are you interested in taking your walk with Christ to another level? We meet the last Sunday of the month at 7pm. They will meet June 24th church. For further info contact Chris Barnhart at 301-271-4873 or Pastor Gary at 240-674-8331.

The Kidz Choir meets every Monday 6:45pm—7:30pm at the church for rehearsal.

They are taking a break for the summer, but will resume practice in August. Watch for the date. For more info contact Lois Olsen. Check out their butterfly (11 West Main St) and their flower (11 Water St) on the parking meters. They will also be having a picnic at the Olsen’s house on June 3rd, 3:30pm.

Jesus said, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matthew 25:34-36 It is a privilege and a blessing to do the will of God through the Clothes Closet Ministry. We give thanks for the generosity of our church family and others in the wider community who make this ministry possible. We want to thank Paul and Kathy Jenkins who share a message and an activity with the children who accompany their parents, and to all those who come and work in the ministry.

There are dates in June and July for Summer Camp. Camps are for grades 3—12 (based on grades entering in the Fall). There are three camps available: Camp Manidokan in Knoxville, MD, West River Camp in West River, MD and Camp Harmison in Berkeley Springs, WV. Prices range from $430 to $630 (for 6 days). Pick up a brochure on the table in the vestibule (www.bwccampsandretreats.org).

The Thurmont Food Bank continues to need your help and that of the community, so they can continue to feed and help those in need. The following donations would be greatly appreciated: Cereal, canned meat, fresh or canned fruit, rice, noodles, macaroni & cheese, hamburger helper, dish & laundry soap, toilet paper, hygiene items. Items can be placed in the bin by the social hall door.

The Clothes Closet is currently open at the following times: First Monday 6:00pm—7:30pm Third Tuesday 10:00am—11:30am Sundays 9:00am—12:00pm There are “business” cards on the resource table in the church foyer with the above information. Please take them and distribute them as you have the opportunity. Additionally, any member or attender of TUMC may access the Clothes Closet when a church staff member is available. That is generally Monday—Friday between 8:30am and 3:00pm. Of course if you have an emergency need you may call the pastor anytime. If you are aware of anyone in the community who has an I immediate need for clothing please contact the church office and arrangements will be made to help.

Financial donations may be mailed to: The Thurmont Food Bank

Clothes Closet Coordinators

P. O. Box 74

Sandy Moser, Dot Orrison, Nancy Richardson, Eileen Waesche

Thurmont, MD 21788

Amateur Golf Tournament Maple Run Golf Course To Benefit the Community Clothes Closet Building Fund Shotgun start at 8am on Friday, June 22, 2012 _________________________________________________________

The following were confirmed on April 8th: Alex Duhan

Morgan Kock

5 Clarke Ave

110 Bennett Dr

Thurmont, MD 21788

Thurmont, MD 21788

Great Hole-In-One Prize A Car Prizes on all Par 3’s Tournament Features Great Prizes – Mulligans, Player Advantages, and Special Prize Drawings Refreshments During Play, Buffet Luncheon and Award Presentation at the Mountain Gate Restaurant

Tyler Jessee

Sam Swanson

15023 Sabillasville Rd

9549 Longs Mill Rd

Thurmont, MD 21788

Rocky Ridge. MD 21778

Entry Fee: $55/Player

MEN OF THE BIBLE—MATCHING Match the description on the left with a name on the right

This fee includes greens fee, carts, refreshments during play, individual and team prizes plus buffet lunch Please return entries by June 8, 2012 Tournament will be held at Maple Run Golf Course, Thurmont, MD Tournament Format: 4 Person Scramble Only Amateurs Eligible for Prizes __________________________________________________________

Registration forms for teams are on the table as you enter the sanctuary, at Maple Run Golf Course, or you may contact Russ Thompson 301-8987778, Ken Fraley 301-271-7672, or Sandy Moser 301-271-2917.

1. Wrote most of the New Testament

A. Job

2. Jesus brought him back to life

B. Shem

3. Very Strong

C. David

4. Very Patient

D. Paul

5. Fled Sodom & Gomorrah

E. Joseph

6. Brother of Moses

F. Luke

7. Son of Noah

G. Lot

8. Defeated Goliath

H. Samson

9. Occupation was physician

I. Aaron

10. Interpreted Dreams

J. Lazarus

Answers to Last Month’s Quiz:

A. 66 B. 12 C. 10 D. 10 E. 3 F. 8 G. 969 H. 3 I. 150

Regular Meetings— June 6, 13, 20

Sanctuary June 10, 7-8pm

Pulse Group—

The Missions CommiEee receives an amount that is 10% of the general giving plus specific offerings earmarked for Missions. In 2011 $26,222.23 was provided to the Missions CommiEee. Funds were distributed to various chari"es such as the following: BeEer Way Ministries, The Project, The An"och Group, Young Life, Fellowship of Chris"an Athletes, Frederick Rescue Mission, The Religious Coali"on, Hope Alive, Food Bank, Catoc"n Community Medical Fund. They also distribute financial aid through The Lord’s Fund. These are specific offerings given to the Lord’s Fund. In 2011, $6811 was given towards this fund which provides a one-"me or short term financial situa"ons that come to the aEen"on of the pastor and/or the missions commiEee.

June 3, 10, 17, 23 The Jr/Sr High Youth Group meets every Wednesday 6:30pm– 8:30pm. All teens and pre-teens ages 12-18 or who are in 6th grade to 12th grade are encouraged to come and hang out with us as we eat, play some games, and talk about our Faith. Each student par"cipa"ng is required to obtain parental consent to aEend any off campus youth group ac"vity. Parental consent forms are available and may be obtained at the Wednesday night mee"ngs or by contac"ng the church office. If you have any ques"ons see Pastor Todd. Get Connected

June 28th has been reserved for members and friends of TUMC to volunteer to inspect health care packs at The Brethren Center in New Windsor. The work day begins at about 8:30 a.m. and ends around 3:30 p.m., and the Center provides a wonderful lunch for all volunteers. Please sign up sheet on the table in the vestibule (The center needs a head count to prepare enough lunches) by June 24th. Contact Brenda Smith with questions or for more information.

Connect Grow Serve

To Our Church Family, A great big thank you for all that has been done for us during the early recovery for Mary Jane. We have appreciated all the food, cards and visits. God certainly planted us in the right place so we would have loving, caring friends. The support was there for Mary Jane—How blessed we are—Thanks again! Tom, Mary Jane & Family

On the next work day (June 28th) at The Brethren Center we will be taking donations of clean hand towels (approximately 27” x 15” in size) to place in the health kits. If anyone (individuals, study groups, Sunday School Class) wishes to donate towels please place them in the box in the vestibule. Thank you for your support.

June 2012 Sun







6:00pm Cordell LIFE Group

3 3:30pm Kidz 4 2pm Golf Choir Picnic Tournament Meeting 6:00pm

5 6:30pm Olsen LIFE Group

Clothes Closet Open


1112pm Senior Lunch

126:30pm Olsen LIFE Group

6 6:30pm Jr/Sr High Youth Grp 6:30pm Stottlemyer LG 7:00pm Barber LIFE Group

79:30am Women’s LIFE Group

136:30pm Jr/Sr 149:30am High Youth Grp Women’s LIFE 6:30pm Group Stottlemyer LG 7:00pm Barb

8 6:00pm Cordell LIFE Group

15 6:00pm Cordell LIFE Group





1 Ken Nowaczyk

1 Mr & Mrs James Brown

1 Karen Sanders

3 Mr & Mrs Tim Duhan

1 Krista Swanson

7 Mr & Mrs Scott Fraley

2 Donna Hunzeker

10 Mr & Mrs Ken Fraley

3 Kevin Rippeon

14 Mr & Mrs Glenn Morgan

3 Joni Twigg

17 Mr & Mrs Shaun Calhoun

3 Jessica Wetzel

21 Mr & Mrs Jack Cordell

4 Mary Ellen Clark

21 Mr & Mrs Ora Hays

4 Becky Swanson

24 Mr & Mrs Rob Bennett

8 Cheryl McFarland

25 Mr & Mrs David Flohr

8 Aidan Moser

25 Mr & Mrs David Sayler

9 Angie Yoak

26 Mr & Mrs Bill Barker

11 Mike Hoke

27 Mr & Mrs Gary Mosr

12 Debbie Stottlemyer 14 Kristina Head 19 Adam Nowaczyk 20 Cathy Hinchcliffe

17 Father’s Day

18 3pm Missions Mtg 6pm VBS

24 7pm Men’s Accountability Group


1910:0am Clothes Closet Open 6:30pm Olsen LIFE Group 6pm VBS

206:30pm Jr/Sr 219:30am High Youth Grp Women’s LIFE 6:30pm Group Stottlemyer LG 7:00pm Barb 6pm VBS 6pm VBS

22 8am Golf 6:00pm Cordell LIFE Group




29 6:00pm

Women’s LIFE Group

Cordell LIFE Group



Olsen LIFE Group


23 8:30am Women’s Breakfast

20 Evan Richards 23 Claudia Cordell 24 Lindsey Murphy 25 Richard Clingerman

6pm VBS


26 Deborah Baxter 26 Linda Rothenhoefer


26 David Sayler 26 Christopher Spinks 28 Sharon Little

If you have an upcoming event, please post it on the calendar in the office or no"fy the church secretary so it can be published in the church bulle"n and newsleEer.