New Worship Service and Sunday School Start Time

Please note we have new Worship Service and Sunday School times! We would also like to welcome our new Pastor, Larry Jameson. Come join us each Sunday!

Worship Service- 8:45 am

Sunday School Service-10:00 am

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20 Reasons to Join Your Church Choir!

Our March-April 2018 Newsletter was just posted on the Newsletter page. This is an excerpt:

20 Reasons to Join Your Church Choir! (You should read this!) 

  1. Participate in a different type of worship
  2. Praise God in a new and fun way
  3. You don’t have to know how to read music – I’m serious!
  4. Learn something new – why wouldn’t you want to?
  5. There are techniques to help people sing on key, even if you think you can’t!
  6. Singing lowers your stress levels (!!!)
  7. Singing is a natural anti-depressant
  8. Singing easily increases your oxygen intake and improves circulation
  9. Singing improves your posture
  10. Singing improves mental-alertness
  11. Choir is a confidence booster
  12. Singing strengthens your throat muscles which can reduce snoring (you know who you are)
  13. Improve your ability to communicate
  14. Connect with other church members (AND get to know your friendly neighborhood musician)
  15. Singing increases your appreciation of music
  16. You will learn more about hymns which are the foundation of all Christian worship music
  17. Represent your church and proclaim your faith!
  18. Read the Bible through music
  19. More people equals a stronger choir which broadens our song choices
  20. Help make our Sunday mornings joyful!

You do not have to make a weekly commitment to the church choir. We appreciate any participation you can offer – even if it’s only once a month! Practice only lasts about an hour but that hour can reduce stress, improve your health, and help your church become stronger and better able to present special music on a weekly basis. Thank you! Courtney

“I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.” (Psalm 104:33)

2018 Light Up the Night Concerts!

Please Join Us! The next concert is on March 17. Please see more info below!

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From Our Pastor

This is an excerpt from our January-February 2018 newsletter:A Call to Repentance Joel 2:12-13

 12 “Now, therefore,” says the Lord, “Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” 13 So rend your heart, and not your garments;
Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm.

The world as Joel knew it was in drastic decay, it had been ravaged by locusts and drought. The people were exasperated. They were at their wits end. I fell like Joel sometimes and look at world, and darkness closes in as the task before us can be overwhelming to say the least. What do we do in these times when our world, God’s world is not as it should be?

Lent, for me at least, is the best time to analyze those thoughts. We are given the formula for that change in Joel. “Turn to me with all your heart.” I believe it should read “Turn to me with ALL your heart.” What is in our hearts is not all good, our hearts harbor our hopes and dreams, our highs and lows and the deepest of hurts and disappointments. God desires it ALL. To give it all we have to God we have to get rid of the roadblocks.

The roadblocks are removed through designated time for God and God’s healing touch. The next section of the formula is fasting, weeping and mourning. Sounds like an odd way to bring wellness doesn’t it? I look at it like luggage for a trip. If you are going to Alaska, you pack nice warm clothes. If in time you go to the Caribbean and you never unpacked from your last rip you have no room for what is needed to travel.

In this Lenten season can we unpack the unnecessary and fill up our luggage with the proper items for a fulfilling life’s journey with God? There is much in this life we were not meant to carry beyond the cross. Christ carried much of it for us, yet we still pick it back up. Can we trust in the gracious, merciful God? Can we release and refuel to be a better version of ourselves and move toward who God designed us to be?

Whatever Lenten practices you decide to take on this year, I pray that we, as individuals and as a church, come whole-heartedly before our God who is waiting with open arms to forgive and be an active participant in our lives. This Lenten season reflect on the greatest gift ever given, the gift of forgiveness and eternal life.

Blessings,

Pastor Shannon

God’s Farm Bible Study

“God’s Farm” bible study will be held every Wednesday night at 7pm from Feb. 21-March 28. Please contact Krista Gallo if interested.

Dover District Leadership Training

Dover District Clergy & Laity,

Dover District Leadership Training will take place on Saturday, February 24th at Avenue UMC in Milford, DE.  Attached is the information about the classes being offered which includes the registration form; however, for your convenience, I have also attached (see below) the registration form as a separate document.  Please share this information with the laity at your church.  Registration deadline is February 15th – please make sure you mail early so it arrives on time!

 

Blessings,

Cathy

Cathy J Myers

 

Administrative Assistant

Dover District Office

Phone:  302.526.2629

cmyers@pen-del.org

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02-24-2018 Leadership Training Registration Form

Prospect Church’s Annual Trunk or Treat

ALL are welcome! Safe, Free, Fun! Come out in your non-gory costume on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 4:30pm.

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