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Church at the Lake
First United Church of Christ - Marblehead, Ohio 
First UCC
802 Prairie St.
Marblehead, OH 43440
419.798.4612
Pastor@churchatthelake.org

For real! You are welcome here! We are the Marblehead First United Church of Christ.  Lets get to know each other,  worship, and visit a bit over a cup of coffee.  Or

write us a note now! .

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Serving since the1870's
Check out our History.
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This Sunday will be October 22. Worship is at 10:30 a.m.
Choir practice begins a few minutes after 9 a.m. Please feel free to come join us. We have a summer congregation and we think you will enjoy both the people and the music.
 

Welcome, visitors! Please sign the guest register with your name and address so your presence can be acknowledged. Everyone is invited to stay for coffee.

 

With all the disaster relief necessary, you can give through the church or online through Neighbors in Need. The special church-wide offering is scheduled for October 1, 2017, but you can give now if you want. You need to know that giving through the church is the most cost effective use of a dollar and more of your hard earned money goes to approved relief than any other organization. Period!.
  • Handicap accessible restrooms are located in the basement. Elevator is available.

  • If you are willing to volunteer (on a regular or irregular basis) to count the collection money, make deposits, keep track of pledges, and occasionally write checks, contact Lorrie Halblaub at 419-798-4132 or halblaubl@gmail.com by Oct. 8th.

  • Our new renters in the parsonage are Elisa Oglesbee and her 6-year-old son, Grayson. Thank you to Wally Grinnell and Jim Woodard for their work in preparing the parsonage for the new renters.

  • October 15, Sunday. Danbury Food Pantry item is applesauce. Volunteers are invited to help at the distribution Saturday, October 21, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Church Rd.

  • October 19, Thursday, 7 p.m. Council. Anyone is welcome to attend.

  • November 5, Sunday. Daylight savings time ends.

  • November 12, Sunday. Stewardship Sunday. Guest preacher will be Nancy Smith. Bring your pledge cards.

LOCAL COMMUNITY

Thursdays, 7 p.m. at St. John Lutheran, 117 Stone St., Marblehead. Al-anon meeting is open to anyone whose life is affected by addiction of a loved one. Any questions, please contact Jane at 419-341-1525.

October 29, Sunday, 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation. Begin with a meal. 5:45 joint prayer service with Lutheran church. 6:30 walk to St. John Lutheran for dessert.

WIDER CHURCH

Great Hymns of Faith Choral Festival Concert in commemoration of 500 years since the Reformation. 300 churches invited. Michael Shirtz director. Rehearsal-Saturday, Oct. 28th, 10 am to 12:30 pm. Rehearsal-Sunday, Oct 29th, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Concert-Sunday, Oct 29th, 4 pm. All at Sandusky State Theatre in Sandusky. See Rev. Kay for repertoire if you would like to sing.


ONGOING LOCAL

  • We are still recycling aluminum—cans, pots, pans, storm doors—and gas grills. All money goes to church repairs. Please call Wally Grinnell with any questions at 440-382-2833.

  • See our church website at www.churchatthelake.org.

  • Church Office Phone 419-798-4612 Home Phone (419) Email: mooneyfarm@cros.net. You are welcome to call Rev. Kay at the church or at 333-0433 home anytime.


OUR CONGREGATION’S MISSION STATEMENT

The avowed purpose of this church shall be to worship God, to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to celebrate the sacraments; to realize Christian fellowship and the unity within this church and the church universal; to render loving service toward humankind; and to strive for righteousness, justice and peace.

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We extend a special welcome to visitors! We have a regular congregation of the faithful, while we welcome vacationers, tourists, summer people, or new or old residents are invited to come to worship any and all Sundays.
                   We have a traditional worship service in a beautiful, historic building, where God is still speaking and ALL are welcome! Just come any Sunday morning at 10:30. Communion on the second Sunday of each month (first Sunday in October) is open to all Christians. Coffee hour follows every worship service.

We have more people in the summer than the winter because we have a lot of pleople spend their vacations here, then they join us for worship.

      You can expect traditional Protestant worship. During worship, at the time of prayers, you may hear members expessing their request for prayers. You may say something or not as you choose.

      We sing three hymns and hear a good and timely message. This is a church that expects the exposition of the Word to be applied to the condition of the world.
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 16: (21-28)

From the Talmud we hear,

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.

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The Talmudic comment comes from Micah 6:8, your webmaster's life memory verse. It is my experience that this is now a way of life that is so important in our national communal life.  The link above takes you to
Torah Table Talk
What God Requires of Us:
Sacrifices or Compassion?
 
We are wise to see our connection to the long history of faith we see in the Bible, the prophets, and our relationship to the Jewish Faith.
 
When the way ahead seems uncertain, when the news is mostly negative, when we feel powerless to effect change, it is good to remember that we are hardly alone. Not just other people the world over, but all the generations of people who have ever lived have been through times when the future was uncertain, when the news was mostly negative, when they felt powerless to change their future. Those with hope had better odds of surviving, it seems.