30 June Bulletin Preview

Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

June 30, 2013 11:00 a. m.

*CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: In the name of the Creator, who loves us,
People: We open our hearts.
Leader: In the name of Jesus Christ, who gathers us,.
People: We open our minds.
Leader: In the name of the Holy Spirit, who stirs our imaginations,.
All: We open our doors to the God who dwells among us.

SERMON:  “When I Grow Up: Living the Fruits of the Spirit”  –   Rev. David Raiford

~  NEW TESTAMENT LESSON  ~

Galatians 5:22-23;King James Version (KJV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

~  GOSPEL & NEW TESTAMENT LESSON  ~

Matthew 25:21; King James Version (KJV)

21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Ephesians 4:29; King James Version (KJV)

29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Romans 7:19; King James Version (KJV)

19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

Romans 7:24-25; King James Version (KJV)

24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

30 June 2013 Bulletin  –  .pdf

3 Pineapple Ice Box Pies

This week’s recipe is brought to you by my good ol’ orange standby:  Favorite Fixings of Bethpage (©unk), page 122. 3 Pineapple Ice Box Pies was submitted by Ms. Addie Lyerly.

  • 3 graham cracker crusts
  • 1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • dash of salt
  • 1 large can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 (10 oz) bowl Cool Whip

Mix milk, lemon juice and salt. Stir in nuts and pineapple. Fold in Cool Whip. Pour into graham cracker crusts. Chill and serve.

3 Pineapple Ice Box Pies  –  .pdf

George Dougherty, the One-Eyed Hero

Chapter 10
GEORGE DOUGHERTY, THE ONE-EYED HERO
The environment of the early preacher was always a strenuous one. He labored from
morning to night, and often late into the night. Add to the unusual drawbacks of his situation that of
a physical disability, and it would seem that human nature could not stand the strain. But the human
will is all-powerful, and will overcome the difficulties of any situation. Think of a man thin and
slender with effeminate voice, pockmarked face as the result of an attack of the smallpox, having
only one eye, the other having been totally destroyed by that disease, and it would hardly seem that
here was one who would be classed among the great preachers of his time. Yet he was a great
preacher. He was a man of marvelous memory. It is said that he could repeat almost anything that
he had ever heard, and with this faculty so fully developed, he had an implement for the
development of a sermon unsurpassed.
He was born in South Carolina, and began preaching in 1798. His ministry lasted only nine
years, and the list of his appointments is not a long one, but his influence was very great. His entire
ministry was in the State of South Carolina. He was not always left in peace, but had to suffer
persecution. At one time the persecution was so severe that he was rescued at the point of the
sword. One of his last public acts was to bring forward a resolution in his Conference, which he
attended about three months before he died. It was in the following words: “That if any preacher
deserts his station through fear in the time of sickness or danger, the Conference should never
employ that man again.” His arguments and energy carried the day, and he was satisfied. There is
on record a letter from Joshua Wells telling how he died. It is interesting to those who like the
writings of the early Methodist fathers.
Just a paragraph from the end of the letter: “Of his fortitude I would speak at large, but
although I saw it I can not describe it. He spake of death and eternity with an engaging feeling,
sweet composure, and manifested an indescribable assemblage of confidence, love, and hope. He
said, ‘The goodness and love of God to me are great and marvelous, as I go down the dreadful
declivity of death.’ His understanding was unimpaired in death, and so brave was his tranquillity
that his true greatness was probably never seen or known until that trying period. He died without
a struggle or scarcely a sigh.”
I have written the notice of this hero of other days for the purpose of bringing to our minds
again the oft-needed lesson that men are able, in spite of limitations and untoward environment, to
do great service for the Master and the world.
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METHODIST HEROES OF OTHER DAYS
By Samuel Gardiner Ayres
The Methodist Book Concern
New York — Cincinnati
Printed Book Copyright, 1916
by Samuel Gardiner Ayres
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Digital Edition 11/28/97
By Holiness Data Ministry
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23 June Bulletin Preview

Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

June 23, 2013 11:00 a. m.

*CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: In the name of the Creator, who loves us,
People: We open our hearts.
Leader: In the name of Jesus Christ, who gathers us,.
People: We open our minds.
Leader: In the name of the Holy Spirit, who stirs our imaginations,.
All: We open our doors to the God who dwells among us.

~  OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  ~

Isaiah 40:31; King James Version (KJV)

31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 41:10; King James Version (KJV)

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

~  NEW TESTAMENT LESSON  ~

Acts 12:1-17; King James Version (KJV)

12 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.

2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.

3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)

4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.

10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.

11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.

14 And when she knew Peter’s voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.

15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

23 June 2013 Bulletin  .pdf

Meat Loaf

This week’s recipe is brought to you by Heavenly Delights (©1990), produced by Mt Mitchell United Methodist Church’s United Methodist Women. The Meat Loaf recipe is on page 40 and was submitted by Mrs. Lucille Eagle.

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, choppped
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients thoroughly, saving about 1/4 of the tomato soup to spread on top of the mixture when placed in a baking dish. Bake about 1 hour in a 350 degree oven.

Meat Loaf – .pdf

William McKendree

Chapter 3
WILLIAM McKENDREE, THE FIRST AMERICAN-BORN METHODIST BISHOP
Bishops Coke, Asbury, and Whatcoat were all born in England. The American preachers
were much pleased when William McKendree was elected bishop at the General Conference of
1808. He was led into the kingdom of God by the Rev. John Easter in 1787, and taken by him to the
Annual Conference in 1788. For twelve years Virginia was the scene of his labors. The following
eight years he was the presiding elder of the Western Pioneers.
For nearly twenty-seven years he served as a bishop. He was not only distinguished as a
preacher but was noted for his ability as a presiding officer. To him we owe the introduction of
parliamentary law into our General Conference, and the Annual Conferences. This was done with
infinite tact and diplomacy.
Henry Smith, a preacher of the Baltimore Conference, wrote about it in the year 1855.
Bishop McKendree introduced the new method in the General Conference of 1812. As it was new,
Bishop Asbury arose, and addressing Bishop McKendree, said, “I have something to say to youbefore the Conference.” Bishop McKendree arose to his feet and the two men stood facing each
other. Bishop Asbury continued: “This is a new thing. I never did business this way and why is this
new thing introduced?” Bishop McKendree promptly replied, “You are our father we are your
sons, you never had need of it. I am only a brother, and have need of it.” Bishop Asbury sat down
with a smile on his face He was satisfied.
Bishop McKendree was a splendid business man, and very painstaking. Bishop Morris
was very fond of telling a story which well illustrates this trait: “Many years ago,” he wrote in a
letter to Bishop Soule, “the precise time not recollected, one day in Conference, Bishop
McKendree asked me for the loan of a pencil. I handed him the only article of the kind I had. It was
a very small cedar pencil, perhaps two inches and a half long, and less in diameter than a common
ryestraw, with a plain brass head. It was used primarily as a pin to fasten a small pocket
memorandum book, and to make notes on the same. The original value of the article could not have
been more than three cents. Of so little importance was it to me that I did not miss it at all, nor
remember the transaction again until a year afterward, when the bishop, one day in Conference,
beckoned to me, and on my approaching him, handed me the pencil, which he had kept for me on a
tour of some thousands of miles, having perhaps forgotten to return it at the proper time. As the
business of Conference was in progress, he gave no explanation, but the sight of the pencil and a
moment’s reflection brought the whole transaction to my mind, and afforded a theme of profitable
meditation upon the character of a man who, amid the trials and perils of his extended journeys,
and his numerous and daily cares respecting the church over which he exercised his general
superintendency, could still charge his mind with so small a matter.”
He took great care of his papers and his clothing. In society he was always dignified, but
never stern.
The first bishops, with the exception of Bishop Coke, were unmarried men. They were all
lovers of children. Bishop McKendree was especially fond of them. At one place he often visited
he would allow the little girl in the home to comb his “beautiful black hair.” Then he would
reward her with his thanks and a sweet kiss. She would count the buttons at his knees. There were
five at each knee, and he wore buckles on his shoes. He was at this home on one occasion when a
thunderstorm arose. The little girl’s mother told Mr. McKendree how frightened the little girl was
during a thunderstorm. He called the child to him, took her on his knees, and laid her head on his
breast and soothed her. When the sharp lightning came she would hide her face in his bosom and
feel perfectly safe.
He not only loved children, but animals as well. Like Bishop Asbury, he was fond of the
faithful horses who carried him. His last horse was old “Grey,” and in his will he made provision
for his care.
As a preacher few surpassed him in his insight into spiritual matters. Sometimes great
results followed his efforts, and many were converted as the result of his preaching. He was not at
all vain of his ability. On one occasion he was asked to preach before the House of
Representatives at Washington but declined. He said that “his mission was to those who were
found in the mountains and valleys and waste places of the earth; and especially to the poor.”Few men loved the church more or were more useful in it. Bishop Asbury founded the
church, and Bishop McKendree organized it for efficient work.
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METHODIST HEROES OF OTHER DAYS
By Samuel Gardiner Ayres
The Methodist Book Concern
New York — Cincinnati
Printed Book Copyright, 1916
by Samuel Gardiner Ayres
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Digital Edition 11/28/97
By Holiness Data Ministry
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16 June 2013 Bulletin Preview

Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

16 June 2013, 11:00 a. m.

The Word of God for the People of God.
Thanks be to God.

SERMON    –    “Cultivating Patience, Kindness, and Generosity”   –

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON

Galatians 5:22-23; King James Version (KJV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

GOSPEL LESSON

John 15:4-5; King James Version (KJV)

4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Bulletin for 16 June 2013

Methodist Heroes of Other Days

 

The ministers of the olden time were of the stuff of which heroes are made. They were in
labors abundant, in journeys oft and far. They suffered from hunger and thirst, from perils from men
and beasts, from poverty and toil. Yet they failed not nor faltered, but were faithful unto the end.
They secured great results, for above all else they were men of great faith. They took God
into partnership, and he was often drawn upon, and always acknowledged the draft. Thus out of the
trials was evolved sainthood, and out of their sanctification came glorification.
They were men who were great in prayer. They often trod the way into the Holy of holies.
They were importunate in their faith. They expected to receive an answer, and so it came.
Their training was such that they read human nature like an open book. It seemed at times
as if they were inspired. Their messages brought hidden things to light, and made the greatest
braggarts quake.
They were all things to all men, yet they never ceased to be manly, noble, and true. Their
lives were a rebuke to other men because of their purity. Their fearlessness was a challenge to the
powers of evil to do their worst. They were great defenders of the faith. They defended the truth
against Calvinists, Arians, deists, and Universalists. Rarely were they beaten. They had to defend
their flock from the proselytizer, the infidel, and rum, and they did it bravely and valiantly.
All hail to our Methodist preachers of olden days! From them we may derive lessons of
wisdom and cheer. We are in the midst of a great conflict. They can teach us how to fight. We may
have better equipment, a fairer field, and a more courteous opponent, but we can never surpass
them in the splendor of their manly spirit and sacrifice.

METHODIST HEROES OF OTHER DAYS
By Samuel Gardiner Ayres
The Methodist Book Concern
New York — Cincinnati
Printed Book Copyright, 1916
by Samuel Gardiner Ayres
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Digital Edition 11/28/97
By Holiness Data Ministry

Banana Split Cake

This week’s recipe comes from the cookbook produced by the Ladies Outreach for Christ (WMU) of Rodgers Park Baptist Church in Kannapolis, NC. It was submitted by Kimberly Campbell and found on page 65.

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 sticks margarine
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 medium can pineapple, crushed
  • 3 – 4 large bananas
  • 1 large carton Cool Whip
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 small jar maraschino cherries, chopped

Mix 1 stick melted margarine with graham cracker crumbs. Press into 13″ x 9″ pan.

Beat powdered sugar, 1 stick softened margarine and vanilla for exactly 1 minute. Add eggs and continue to beat for 5 minutes. Pour over graham cracker crust.

Slice bananas in halves and place on sugar mixture. (Dip bananas in lemon juice to keep them from turning dark.) Drain pineapple and spread over bananas.

Mix together cherries, nuts and Cool Whip and spread over cake. Chill for 4 hours. If desired, cherries and nuts may be spread on top of Cool Whip instead of mixing together.

Banana Split Cake – .pdf

19 May Bulletin Preview

Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church

Pentecost

19 May 2013, 11:00 a. m.

The Word of God for the People of God.
Thanks be to God.

SERMON    –    “ Let the Spirit Move    –    Rev. David Raiford

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON

Psalm 104:24-34, King James Version (KJV)

24 O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

25 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.

26 There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.

27 These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

28 That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.

30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

31 The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works.

32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.

33 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord.

Psalm 104:35, King James Version (KJV)

35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the Lord, O my soul. Praise ye the Lord.

NEW TESTAMENT

Acts 2:1-21, King James Version (KJV)

2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:

21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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