Sunday School For All Ages
Cash 4 Causes: Giant Food Stores and Karns Food Stores gift cards are available in both $25 and $50 amounts. The cards can be used at Giant for both gas and groceries and at Karns for any purchase. This fundraiser provides 5% of the face value of the card to Otterbein to use as we choose. We have chosen to spend the money on needed equipment for the church. Cards
can be purchased the first Sunday of the month following the 9:00 am
worship service or during the week in the office. Thank you for your
1st thru 3rd Grade Sunday School & Labels for Education: Being part of a church includes outreach. While learning what it means to be part of a church, the 1st thru 3rd
grade Sunday School class is supporting the Henry Fork Center.
Throughout May, we are collecting Labels for Education for the Henry
Fork Center which will enable them to buy computers and supplies for
their work in Virginia. Labels can be given to anyone in the
class, or boxes are located outside the Sanctuary and Gym and in Room
5. Thank you for supporting Otterbein’s youngest in their mission
Welcome Center Greeters Needed:
Have you noticed the beautiful welcome centers stationed on the way
into the Gathering Service and the Sanctuary? We are in need of people
to serve with a smile and provide basic information to those
entering our doors to be part of our Otterbein family. No long term
commitments necessary. Sign up for any week you are available.
Sign-up sheets are on each of the welcome centers. If you have
questions, please see Heather Housel.Children's Church will end of May 19th for the summer. We will start again at the end of August.
Volunteers are needed
to help with 1) Children's Message on Sunday Mornings; 2) Vacation
Bible School (July 14-18); 3) Altar Flower Coordinators; 4) Directory
photo session helpers on May 30, 31 and June 1. Please contact the church office if you would like to help or have questions. 717-258-6704
The United Methodist Women will
be baking pies at the church on Friday, May 31, for sale at Foundry Day
on Saturday, June 1. If you would like to help, please come join
us. We’ll be there beginning at 8:00 am. You are also
welcome to bake pies at home and bring them to the church on Friday or
to our booth at Foundry Day. And if you aren’t a baker—just an
eater, it is a great opportunity to purchase a delicious pie or two.
The United Methodist Women will not be officially meeting in June, July
or August. We’ll see you in the fall.FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO SCHEDULE PHOTO FOR CHURCH DIRECTORY!!!
The final photo appointment days are May 30, 31 and June 1. To
schedule an appointment, you may use the appointment schedule posted on
the windows of the Library or you may go online to schedule. To
schedule your photography appointment online, simply go to the
Universal Church Directory website, www.ucdir.com, and click on
schedule your photography session on the right side, enter PA561 in the
Church Code field and enter otterbein647 in the Church Password
field. Follow the prompts to schedule your family’s appointment
time. If you have 6 or more in your family please use 2
consecutive time slots. The online scheduling option is available
Monday through Friday. There are few appointments remaining,
so schedule as soon as possible to secure your preferred date and
time. Photos are for church members and regular
attendees. To date, we have 200 families scheduled for
photos. Don’t miss out on being included in our Directory—we only
do these every few years.
See Weekly Bulletins for additional announcements.
"How Do You Sneeze?"
Have you noticed
it has been the sneezing season? Recently
someone who did not have a whole lot to do did a study of sneezing. He argued
that how we sneeze reflects our underlying personality. Folks who have a sneeze
that would wake the dead generally come from a person with an outgoing
personality, who is loud and demonstrative. People who have a dainty, mousy
little sneeze are generally people who are more shy and introverted.
I don’t know
about that, but I do know we all have our own individual, distinct sneezing
styles. I know some people who are sneeze stiflers. (Stiflers probably not a
word.) These folks pinch their nose, close their mouths, and try to swallow
their sneeze. You can always tell the sneeze stiflers because it looks like
their eyes are going to pop out. This article didn’t write about the
personalities of sneeze stiflers, but I suppose they are people who either
don’t want to be embarrassed, spread their germs, or maybe they are persons who
are closed up and not very transparent. I wonder about the personality of a
person who would spend his life studying sneezing. Who would want to be a
sneeze researcher? Perhaps it is true that we are known by our sneezes. But I
hope we are known by something other than our sneezing style.
God calls us to be known by how we love each other. Jesus set the example for
us. He was known by his extravagant love for the broken, the battered, the
bruised, the least, the last, and the lost. Jesus left us a message, “Love each
other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one
another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”(John 13:34-35) How
we sneeze may tell others about our personality, but how we love will tell others
about the heart of God. When you boil it all down, life is all about this one
thing, loving and being loved.
See you at Otterbein!