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Barbara Lohrbach

“No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.”

“Come to a place where tears are understood and questions can be asked and where shared journeys lead us to a deeper relationship with one another and with God.”

“Never put a period where God has put a comma.”
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  • Adult Study
    • Sundays - 9:15am
    • church parlor
  • J.A.M. (Jesus And Me)
    • Sundays - 9:15am
  • October Blessing Bucket
    • Back Bay Mission
  • Scarecrow at Perry Farm
    • "one in a minion"
    • scarecrow #65 at North & Kennedy Ave.
  • Pet Blessing
    • Sun. 10/30 at 3pm
  • Community Thanksgiving Worship
    • Sun. 11/13 at 3pm
    • Wesley United Methodist Church
    • North St., Bourbonnais
  • Back Bay Mission, Biloxi, MS
    • sweek of Nov. 13
    • serve the people in need
    • donations accepted to help offset costs
    • more info: Gary Dahn
  • Regular Congregational Meeting
    • Sun. 11/6
    • immediately following worship
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“Will you be my refuge
my haven in the storm
will you keep the embers warm
when my fire’s all but gone
will you remember
and bring me sprigs of rosemary
be my sanctuary
til I can carry on, carry on, carry on?”

from Carrie Newcomer’s song “Sanctuary”       

When I know I just can't cope, You alone are all my hope for Your Grace is enough for me.

“... so that they may all be one...”
        John 17:21

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1 When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and the princes are home,
when the shephers are back with the flocks,
then the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal those broken in spirit,
to feed the hungry,
to release the oppressed,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among all nations,
to make a little music with the heart...
And to radiate the light of Christ,
every day, in every way,
in all that we do and in all that we say,
Then the work of Christmas begins.

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2 God abides patiently,
God forgives easily,
God understands mercifully,
Got forgives utterly.