Email from the Pastor

7/20/2021
Good Tuesday morning, Endwell UMC.  This will be my last email until August 6th.  While I am away the office will be open as usual and Pastor Sean will cover any emergency pastoral situations, while leading worship on July 25 and August 1.  During those (2) Sundays you will have the privilege of sharing in the faith journey of Pastor Sean's Father-in-law, Phout Chamlersouk on 7/25 and Cindy Barber on 8/1 during these two Witness Sundays.  I thank them both as I know we will be blessed as they share their faith with us.  We will be sharing Holy Communion on August 8th.   

Prayer Updates
The family of Donald Finney – Father of Mike (LuAnne) Finney
The family of Louis Moretin - Father of LuAnne (Mike) Finney
The family of Rev. Greg DeSalvatore – Pastor at Cicero UMC, (dear friend and colleague)
Marilyn Tomasky – Watertown hospital

If there is someone/family that would like to sponsor our live stream for this Sunday, July 25th, please contact the office.  You can offer your gift in honor or memory of a loved one.  At this point we have no one scheduled to sponsor the live feed for this Sunday.

Upcoming dates
Monday, August 2nd @ 8:30am is our next Mobile Food Bank distribution.  This is a great time for those not able to participate during the school year to volunteer!   If you can lend a hand please call the office at 754-5735 so we can register you.

We are looking for several volunteers for the upcoming Brooks Chicken Bar-B-Q on Tuesday, August 3rd, which will serve as our National Night Out observance.  We need (2) shifts: 2:30pm-4:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm, to pack meals.  If you can help, please call the office.  Also presale tickets are now available by calling the office or purchasing them on our website at www.endwellumc.org.

Don't forget to register your children for the upcoming, Sunday Fundays, beginning Sunday, August 8th during worship!  Bible stories, snacks, crafts and fun activities will be a wonderful way to ease your children back to Children's Church in the fall. Think of this as a "mini VBS", filled with great music, super friends and wonderful discoveries of God's love!  The program will run August 8,15,22,29 and kids can attend all, or any number of weeks you indicate on your registration.

14th Annual United Methodist Night at the Ball Game, Thursday, August 12th, Mirabito Stadium
Game time – 6:35 pm -
Call the office for tickets - $10.00 (grandstand seats)
1st pitch - Rev. Mark Kimpland (Endwell UMC) -  National Anthem - performed by Rev. Lea Harding

Summer New Comer's Class is set for Wednesday, August 18th @ 6:30pm in the sanctuary.  You can register by simply replying to this email or call the office.  Come meet new friends, ask questions and explore your place in this ministry! 

Saturday, August 28th @ 11:00am is our 7th annual EUMC Golf Tournament @ Endwell Greens.  It is only $70.00pp/$280.00/4some which includes 18 holes, cart, gifts, prizes and a meal.  Come join the fun and register today.  You may also sponsor a hole ($100.00) in honor or memory of a loved one. 

Boldly forward together,
Pastor Mark

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Thoughts to Ponder

"No one can go back and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end."

"The answers you get depend upon the questions you ask.....ask wisely"  Thomas Kuhn

This has described my day so far and maybe yours also:  "The next time your mind wanders, follow it around for a while" :-)

 "The Lord needs more witnesses not more judges"    John E. Herman

"You cannot fix what you will not face."     James Baldwin

 "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves."     Leo Tolstoy

 "Every opportunity to fear is also an opportunity to trust God"    John Maxwell

 "Character is the total of thousands of small daily strivings to live up to the best that is in us."

 "Never do we portray our own character more vividly than in the manner of portraying another"

 "You will never stub your toe standing still,  The faster you go the more chance you have of stubbing your toe and the more chance you have of getting somewhere"     Charles Kettering

"Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive."
Romans 12:17 "Never pay back evil for evil.  Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honest clear though."   TLB

Worship is the submission of all of our nature to God.  It is the quickening of conscience by the holiness of God, the nourishment of the mind by the truth of God, the purifying of the imagination by the beauty of God, the opening of the heart to the love of God, and the submission of the will to the purpose of God.                         Archbishop William Temple

CONVERSION IS moving from “that belongs to me” to “I belong to that!”  To move from "selfish vision" to "service vision", to move from “do something for me” to “let me do and be for God and others.”

 As I go forward in life I will make it my goal to focus on the donut and not the hole :-)  (taken from the children's sermon on Nov 23)

"Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask but when we are challenged to be what we can be."   -  - Morris Adler

 The "what if" question begs completion: "what if we tried?"

:Find your true path.  It's so easy to become someone we don't want to be, without even realizing it's happening.  We are created by the choices we make every day.-- Bernie Siegel, M.D.

 One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.-- Oliver Wendel Holmes