March 2015 - Ramsey Memorial UMC

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March 2015 - Ramsey Memorial UMC
Ramsey Memorial United Methodist Church
5900 Hull Street Road
Richmond VA 23224
ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED
Ramsey Memorial United Methodist Church
5900 Hull Street Road
Richmond, VA 23224
804-276-4628
www.ramseymemorial.org
Making Disciples of Jesus Christ
for the Transformation of the World
Non Profit Org.
U. S. Postage
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Richmond VA
Permit No. 2045
Hacer Discípulos de Cristo para la
Transformación Del Mundo
From the Pastor:
“Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us, therefore celebrate the Festival.”
1 Corinthians 5:7-8
Just These Lines My Friends….Friends, we are in the midst of the seasons of Lent and
Easter, the seasons of ‘Paschal Mystery.’ What is this mystery that is at the very heart
of the gospel? Many of us are more familiar with the term ‘Passover.’ Passover is a
celebration of God’s saving rescue and deliverance of the Israelites from bondage in
Egypt. The ‘paschal lamb’ which was sacrificed to God in memory of that night of
deliverance from death, became a central symbol of redemption in the Jewish tradition
and in our Christian Old Testament. This symbol appears in the New Testament,
especially in the gospel of John and the writings of Paul. When we speak of the
Paschal mystery, we are talking about the saving work of Christ; and these days in
which we tell the story of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection.
Take every opportunity to be in worship during this sacred season. Join us for a special
study on prayer on Thursday mornings and/or our Lenten Study during the Sunday
School hour. Plan to come for a special Healing Service and a special guest musical
program offered later this month. Come for our Chancel Choir’s musical cantata offered
this year on Palm Sunday; our special Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services
during Holy Week. Make plans now to invite your friends and neighbors to attend our
Easter Egg Hunt; the Community Easter Sunrise service, the Easter pancake breakfast
and our Holy Easter worship services.
As always, it is my great joy and blessing to be your Pastor and friend.
Lenten Blessings,
Pastor Deb
MARCH – MARZO 2015
Joan McGowan
Linda Guilmart
Pat Meadows
Claudette Stuart
Kevin McGowan
Miranda Dore
Lynn Flynn
Matthew Cheatham
Timothy Eells
Kristie Rivera
Brian Barnstein
Peggy Ripley
Rosa Bonilla
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Austin Gene Sheek
David Woodfin
Charles Burch
Pat Dyson
Steven Meadows
Jean Bates
James Jump, Jr.
Eric Ahles
Kathy Holmes
Alison Southard
Emily Bucknam
Charles Brown
Hiram Adams
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Mark your calendar!
Saturday, April 18, 2015
MARCH - MARZO 2015
Buster & Mary Kay Madison
David & Darlene Sweat
Jerry & Gail Barker
Charles & Peggy Burch
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Spring Festival & AGAPE Yard Sale
The time is getting closer for our annual “Spring Festival” and “Agape Yard Sale”!
Holy Week Services
Palm/Passion Sunday
March 29
On Palm Sunday, March 29,
2015, we will be having our
three regularly scheduled
worship services (8:30AM,
11:00AM, and 12:30PM).
There will be no pot luck
since we will be having a
covered dish supper on
March 22 (see the article on
the March 22 Special Music
Program
for
more
information).
The Ramsey BUCS (Brothers United in
Christian Service) will meet to share
breakfast, fellowship and devotional
together in the Ramsey CLC at 8:30AM on
Saturday, March 7, 2015. We will also be
discussing plans and activities for the 2015
year, including service projects, bible
study/grill nights, summer outing, baseball
game outing and other matters of interest to
the members. All men of the church and
their guests are invited and welcome.
Please come and join us. If you would like
to be included in our occasional group
email notifications, please email Craig Lane
at [email protected] .
8:30 & 11:00AM Worship Services
12:30PM Hispanic Service
Maundy Thursday
April 2
7:00PM Worship Service (CLC)
Good Friday
April 3
7:00PM Hispanic Service (Sanctuary)
Easter Sunday
April 5
6:30AM Hull St Community Sunrise Service
(Manchester YMCA)
7:30-10:00AM Easter Pancake Breakfast (CLC)
8:30 & 11:00AM Worship Services
12:30PM Hispanic Service
The AGAPE class is collecting all pre-owned treasures (clothing, kitchen wares,
furniture, appliances, etc.) for the Yard Sale. The sale serves many functions, including
providing the surrounding community with household items and clothing at reduced
prices, creating a presence of caring in the community, and funding our treasury for
our missions. Please contact a class member if you need assistance in getting items to
church. We are starting to collect things now with some storage available in the
building.
If you would like to help in ANY way with the Spring Festival (the day of and/or in
preparation), please complete the yellow card in Sunday bulletins, call the church
office
and
leave
your
information,
or
e-mail
Sue
Newman
at
[email protected]
The Spring Festival takes a lot of individuals to make it a success! So please sign up to
help and give some of your time. The Spring Festival is a great way to reach out to
community and it is a day of fun and getting to know our neighbors. There is a spot
for everyone -- no matter your physical ability. You won’t want to miss out. Give a few
hours and enjoy the festivities. There is a cake with your name on it at the “Cake Walk”
and Jerry and Jane Cummings have a Bingo Card that is waiting for you to yell “Bingo”
with. Have lunch while you are here. Joyce and her team will have hot dogs for
everyone. How could you resist? Come and help or just come to enjoy the day. Now
don’t forget to sign up to help!!!
MARCH – MARZO 2015
SUNDAY
DOMINGO
MONDAY
LUNES
TUESDAY
MARTES
WEDNESDAY
MIERCOLES
THURSDAY
JUEVES
FRIDAY
VIERNES
SATURDAY
SABADO
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8:30 & 11:00AM Worship Service
9:30AM Fellowship Gathering
11:00 Escuela Dominical
12:30PM Servicio en Español
3:30PM Praise Choir Rehearsal
6:30PM Youth Group
8:00AM Care-A-Van
6:00PM James River Homeschool
9:00AM Whiffle Ball
6:00PM Healthy Moves
6:00PM Wellness
6:30PM No ESL Class
7:00PM Disciple IV
9:30AM Prayer Time
10:00AM Pickle Ball
5:30PM Pickle Ball
7:00PM Administrative Council
8:00AM Care-A-Van
10:00AM Prayer Study
10:00AM Prayer Shawl Knitting
6:00PM James River Homeschool
6:00PM Healthy Moves
6:30 No ESL Class
7:00 Estudio Biblico
7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
6:00PM James River Homeschool
8:30AM BUCS
2:00PM McGuire Park Circle
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8:30 & 11:00AM Worship Service
9:30AM Fellowship Gathering
11:00 Escuela Dominical
12:30PM Servicio en Español
3:30PM Praise Choir Rehearsal
6:30PM Youth Group
6:00PM James River Homeschool
9:00AM Whiffle Ball
11:00AM Ada Mae Bookman
6:00PM Healthy Moves
6:00PM New Life Basketball
6:00PM Hazel Gibbs Circle
6:00PM Wellness
6:30PM ESL Class
7:00PM Disciple IV
9:30AM Prayer Time
10:00AM Pickle Ball
2:00PM Nina Woodfin Circle
5:30PM Pickle Ball
7:00PM Board of Trusteesl
8:00AM Care-A-Van
10:00AM Prayer Study
10:00AM Prayer Shawl Knitting
6:00PM James River Homeschool
6:00PM Healthy Moves
6:30 ESL Class
7:00 Estudio Biblico
7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
12:00PM 55+ Luncheon
6:00PM James River Homeschool
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8:30 & 11:00AM Worship Service
9:30AM Fellowship Gathering
11:00 Escuela Dominical
12:30PM Servicio en Español
12:00PM SPUD Sunday
3:30PM Praise Choir Rehearsal
6:30PM Youth Group
6:00PM James River Homeschool
9:00AM Whiffle Ball
6:00PM Healthy Moves
6:00PM Wellness
6:30PM ESL Class
7:00PM Disciple IV
9:30AM Prayer Time
10:00AM Pickle Ball
5:30PM Pickle Ball
7:00PM Healing Service
8:00AM Care-A-Van
10:00AM Prayer Study
10:00AM Prayer Shawl Knitting
6:00PM James River Homeschool
6:00PM Healthy Moves
6:30 ESL Class
7:00 Estudio Biblico
7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
6:00PM James River Homeschool
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8:30 & 11:00AM Worship Service
9:30AM Fellowship Gathering
11:00 Escuela Dominical
12:30PM Servicio en Español
3:30PM Praise Choir Rehearsal
5:00PM Covered Dish Dinner
6:00PM Special Music Program
6:00PM James River Homeschool
9:00AM Whiffle Ball
6:00PM Healthy Moves
6:00PM Wellness
6:00PM New Life Basketball
6:30PM ESL Class
7:00PM Disciple IV
9:30AM Prayer Time
10:00AM Pickle Ball
10:00AM Food Pantry
5:30PM Pickle Ball
7:00PM SPPRC
7:00PM Finance Committee
8:00AM Care-A-Van
10:00AM Prayer Study
10:00AM Prayer Shawl Knitting
6:00PM James River Homeschool
6:00PM Healthy Moves
6:30 ESL Class
7:00 Estudio Biblico
7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
6:00PM James River Homeschool
5:00PM Community Dinner
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8:30 & 11:00AM Worship Service
9:30AM Fellowship Gathering
11:00 Escuela Dominical
12:30PM Servicio en Español
3:30PM Praise Choir Rehearsal
6:30PM Youth Group
6:00PM James River Homeschool
9:00AM Whiffle Ball
6:00PM Healthy Moves
6:00PM Wellness
6:30PM ESL Class
7:00PM Disciple IV
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Dear Ramsey Memorial, I want to really thank you for the nice love basket
you brought me for Christmas! The load of bread was so delicious. I’m
enjoying the cookies now. I’m looking forward to reading the book as
soon as I complete the one I’m reading now which I’m almost finished.
Your thoughtfulness has meant so much to me. Thanks again! Hattie
Graham
Thank you, Ramsey, for the field basket during the holidays. It was very
much appreciated, especially the time preparing it! Dolores Thomas
Dear Ramsey Church, thank you for remembering Hilda this Christmas with
the very thoughtful Christmas basket. The church has been so good –
calls, visits and Christmas gift. Hilda misses coming to church but getting in
and out of the car is too much for her. Thank you for staying in touch; it
means a lot to her and to us. Margaret Wooldridge
Thank you to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the 10th
Annual Sweetheart Dinner Dance an exciting and fun time for all!
Your energy, enthusiasm, and love of fellowship truly are
appreciated! I look forward to next year! (Joyce Walsh)
Lenten Healing Service
There will be a special service of healing
prayer on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. This
service will include prayers for individual
healing (with anointing oil) as well as
intercession for those we love and for those
all over the world who are in such desperate
need of healing and hope. There will be
contemplative elements, as well as themes of
power and praise, and a sermon brought by
Sarah Russo. Let us speak hope into our lives
and into the world; let us shine a healing light
into the darkness. Please join us for this
powerful service.
The 55+ Luncheons are
back!
We trust everyone has been looking
forward to the return of our
luncheons, and we hope that you’ll be
able to join us on March 13th
Missions Team Annual
Spud Sunday Fundraiser
Can you believe it? Our St. Patrick’s
Day celebration is on Friday the 13th?!
A little thing like that is not going
to stop us from having a great meal
(corned beef and cabbage, of course)
and lots of fun and fellowship.
Sunday March
15. Be ready for a
mouth-watering Spud
and all the fixings, salad
and dessert. Please
come and support our
missions team.
So save the date, and plan to join us
in the Fellowship Hall at 12:00 (but
you know you are always welcome to
arrive a little bit early!)
Invite a friend who may want a break
from winter!
See you soon!
On Sunday, March 22, Ramsey will be hosting
friends of Sarah’s -- special musical guests for an
evening program, preceded by a covered dish
dinner. The group, called the 3-Penny Cantata is
an 11-song audio-visual cycle set in Palestine
during the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus
Christ and is performed by composer Chris Lucas,
accompanied by other musicians. Each of the 11
songs is sung by a particular biblical character and
eye witness to the events. It is performed in a
singer/songwriter format, with informal comments
and set-up between songs. The songs explore the
questions, doubts, and ultimate wonder of the
disciples, and the other men and women closest to
Jesus. Listeners can place themselves in the same
situations, broadening in their imagination the lifechanging and life-giving events of that week.
5:00PM Covered Dish Dinner
6:00PM Music Program
BISHOP’S CONVOCATION ON PRAYER
Saturday, March 21, 2015 ▪ 9:30AM – 3:00PM
Trinity UMC ▪ 903 Forest Avenue ▪ Richmond, VA 23229
Desde un Rincón Pastoral
"Por cuanto todos pecaron y están destituidos de la gloria de Dios" Romanos 3:23
Con la imposición de las cenizas iniciamos una etapa espiritual y muy especial y
significativa para el cristianismo. En esta estación preparamos nuestros corazones en
humildad y arrepentimiento para revivir así el Misterio Pascual, es decir, la Pasión, Muerte
y Resurrección del Señor Jesucristo.
En esta estación, la Iglesia nos invita a vivir una cuaresma en el amor de Jesús, orando
los unos por los otros, meditando y reflexionando en la Palabra de Dios y escuchando su
voz en ella. Al hacer esto nos convertimos en participantes activos de su
significado. Como iglesia de Cristo es nuestro llamado llevar a otros y otras hasta el final
de la Cuaresma señalándoles el camino hacia la Cruz e invitarlos a caminar junto al
cordero de la Pascua quien borra los pecados del mundo.
Las Escrituras en Génesis 3:19 nos recuerda de nuestra vulnerabilidad ya que del polvo
fuimos tomados y al polvo volveremos, por lo que debemos de vivir una vida llena del
Cordero Pascual y digna de todo seguidor y seguidora de Jesús, aquel quien es el
principio y fin, el alfa y la omega de nuestra vidas. Porque estamos de paso, hagamos
todo lo posible de vivir una de obediencia y compromiso. Por ello, en esta cuaresma,
hagamos un compromiso de ser mejores miembros de la raza humana. Hagamos buenas
obras y no defraudemos a aquellos que ven en nosotros la imagen de nuestro Salvador.
Compartamos la gracia que de Dios hemos recibido y con nuestro testimonio demos
esperanza a los que parecen desfallecer, orando siempre por los enfermos, ayudando a
los que necesitan de nuestras manos y compasión.
Que en este tiempo litúrgico de la Cuaresma caminemos con Jesús, sigamos a Jesús,
imitemos a Jesús y ofrezcamos a El ofrendas que lleven consigo obediencia, amor,
solidaridad, compasión y justicia.
El Señor les Bendiga y usando sus vidas para la expansión del Reino de Dios.
Pastora, Norma
The Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey, Director of Missional Church Initiatives in the
West Ohio Conference UMC, will be the plenary speaker. There will also be
small group learning opportunities in the areas of prayer and Wesleyan
spiritual disciplines.
Both laity and clergy are invited to attend. The cost is $10 and includes lunch.
Registrations will be received at www.vaumc.org until March 16. Contact
[email protected] with any questions.
Before AmenThe Power of a
Simple Prayer
Prayer Study
with Pastor Deb
Easter Flowers
Lilies………………$10.95
Mums……………..$10.95
Orders due by March 23.
Call the church office to
place an order.
Thursdays
10:00AM
Fellowship Hall