Oct 17, 2018
Hurricane Storm Troopers
We have all recently seen the TV images of devastation from Hurricane Michael. A certain awe in the face of the absolute power and unpredictability of nature. How quickly lives were changed and perhaps a reminder to us all that we are one storm from wreckage.
It is the marvel of our lives that when this happened we who are not caught in the storm can be persons who bring, as it were, operation blessings to others. Did you see or read about the “Puerto Rican volunteers from San Juan who are serving Hurricane victims in North Carolina, a unique story called Operation Pay It Forward.” The group is called, appropriately, Operation Blessing. Their why? The delegation knows all too well how it feels to be left reeling after a hurricane.
Reminds me of what the mother of Fred Rogers would tell him during times of disaster, “Look for the helpers. You can always find people who are helping.”
It is what will keep us hopeful and optimistic in a world where we often live just a moment from a storm…. but we know there are and we are called in these times to be “storm troopers” like the Puerto Rican volunteers.
...but do you know about God's Week, God's seven day/seven thousand year Week? Consider what Peter wrote in his letter: 2 Peter, Chapter 3:3-4,8-9
"...scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, 'Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.' "
"But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness..."
To read a series of essays on this fundamental and important doctrine of God's biblical 7000 year plan for mankind...
We have recently come across some interesting history of the North Salem United Methodist Church. To check out some milestone dates and a list of past and present pastors...
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November 17, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Grand Sweep Bible Study
SEPTEMBER 10 WEEKS 15 AND 16(UP TO IN BIBLE 1 Kings 11 AND Psalm 66)
SEPTEMBER 17 WEEK 17 (2 Kings 5 AND TO Psalm 73)
OCTOBER 1 WEEKS 18,19 (I Chronicles 18 AND TO Psalm 81)
OCTOBER 15 WEEKS 20, 21 (2 Chronicles 28 AND TO Psalm 88)
NOVEMBER 5 WEEKS 22,23,24 (Job 18 and to Psalm 98)
NOVEMBER 12 WEEK 25 (Job 41 and to Psalm 99)
NOVEMBER 26 WEEKS 26,27 (Isaiah 19 and to Psalm 104)
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Thank you for posting the item about the 2 honor's that Wally received from Senator Chris Sununu. We are very proud of Wally for all his hard work and dedication to public service and service to our church community. He and Nancy were always the definition of "Public Service" at its best. Thank you Wally for your service but also your love of community and friendship.
Wally & Elaine
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"One Exceptional Man!"
Recently our very own Wally Stickney received two well deserved honors. One was a Commendation from the Governor of New Hampshire, Christopher Sununu, and the Executive Council citing Wally's many accomplishments over thirty years of civil service, both at the State and National levels.
Wally also received the 2018 Sununu-Roy Public Service Legacy Award for his years of service to the Republican Party, the Town of Salem, the State of New Hampshire and to the United State of America, itself.
I am sure all of us at the NSUMC know of Wally's many good works and of his endlessly kind, loving and gentlemanly approach to all. Wally has been and still is a blessing to his community and to our church. Let us all unceasingly pray for Wally and his beloved friendship to the church and to all that know him. May God continuously bless Wally in the Power and Love of His Holy Spirit!
The following locations are collecting supplies and items with which to provide some relief for many victims of the Merrimack Valley gas disaster experienced during the second week of September. To help, please contact:
Kathryn's Confections at:
154 Main St., Salem
Boys and Girls Club at:
3 Geremonty Dr., Salem
400 Broadway, Methuen, MA.