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Weekly Bulletin, May 22, 2022

The worship series "Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart"

continues this week with the story of Zaccheus the tax collector.


In This Bulletin:


In this image, Jesus looks up with grace. A shimmer of gold on his skin represents the presence of God in him.
Jesus Looked Up, by Hannah Garrity

Worship on the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Scripture: Luke 19:1-10

This painting is based on the story of Zaccheus from Luke 19. The artist says, "Seeing, taking notice, acknowledging, lifting up—Jesus did all of these things as he looked up at Zacchaeus, calling him down, resting love and responsibility on his shoulders....In this image, Jesus looks up with grace. A shimmer of gold on his skin represents the presence of God in him." I hope to see you in person (at Katonah UMC) or on Zoom for worship this Sunday at 10:30!


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

This Week

•Prayer Circle is every Wednesday from 12-1, offered on Zoom and in the Katonah sanctuary. (On May 18, Prayer Circle will be held on Zoom only.)

•No Bible Study on May 20.

•This week's Sunday School lesson, "Believers Share,"
will be taught by Jane Freeman.

•Pastor Melissa is away May 14-20. In case of a true pastoral care emergency, please contact Stacey Elconin at 914-275-7654 for a referral.

Save the Date

Come get your car washed and support Appalachia Service Project on Saturday, May 21,
between 10 and 3 on the Edgemont Road side of the Katonah church.

Kellogg Memorial Scholarship Sunday is June 19.


Giving & Service

Sunday School Mission Project

The Sunday School children are collecting money for Heifer International, an organization working to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities. The money will go specifically to upgrade llama stock in Bolivia and alpaca stock in Peru. Please consider donating during Children's Time in worship, or sending a check to either Katonah or Purdys UMC marked "Heifer International."


Table of Grace

Table of Grace provides a hot, sit-down lunch every Saturday at the First UMC of Brewster. The mission of Table of Grace is to offer nourishment to anyone who is hungry physically or spiritually, or both. If you can help some Saturday to prepare and/or serve lunch, using food and supplies that are provided by the Hudson Valley Food Bank, or using your own supplies, contact Bonnie Hyatt at


Help for Ukraine

Rev. John Calhoun, an elder in the New York Annual Conference and former missionary to Ukraine, has shared that United Methodists are on the ground responding to this human-caused disaster and caring for the Ukrainian refugees who are fleeing. Through The Advance, the donation platform of the UMC Board of Global Ministries, there are two ways that you can give in support of these efforts:

1. Advance #14053A: Eurasia In Mission Together -- Ukraine and Moldova. Donations to this Advance account will be quickly transferred to the bank account of the UMC of Ukraine, which has a system in place to receive these donations, put them to immediate use, and provide reporting on the usage of these funds. To donate, make your check payable to either Katonah or Purdys UMC, and mark Advance #14053A in the memo line, or go to: Eurasia in Mission Together.

2. Advance #982450: UMCOR International Disaster Response. Donations to this Advance account will be directed to UMCOR, which is already partnering with agencies on the ground in Eastern and Central Europe to assist those displaced by the fighting. Donations to this account should be designated "for Ukraine." To donate, make your check payable to either Katonah or Purdys UMC, and mark Advance #982450 in the memo line, or go to: UMCOR International Disaster Response.


Love & Support

May Birthdays

Elizabeth Walsh 5/1

Hannah Czerwinski 5/3

Jordan Ellsworth 5/3

Stephen Walsh 5/5

Jytte Nutley 5/6

Alexandra Johnson 5/7

Maija Arbolino 5/10

Kathy Gallagher 5/10

Mark Dennis 5/17

Nina Kellogg 5/20

Scott Hickey 5/21

Kaylie Grieger 5/21

Erik Swee 5/25


Prayers of the Church Family

For Young People In Need of Help and Healing:

Aiden, Danny, Ellie, Emily, Olivia, Tucker, Lucas Chapman, Sara Reino, Aryanna Smith, Stefan Spall, Jakob Wenis

For Those In Need of Help and Healing:

Filomena, Wendy Archer, Justine Burzesi, Tee Cotter, Sheila de Roode, Alice Elliott, Richard G., Kathy Gallagher, Carl Gioio & family, Yvonne Knudsen, Bob M., Laure Milliot, The Murphy Family, Louis Pugh, Joe Seroka, Marja-Liisa Smith, Nicole Wilson

For Those Fighting Cancer:

Charlie, Diane, Leah, Doreen Bistany, Tom Conroy, Benny Custodio, Christine Dacey, Lois Demaio, Peter DiBart, Karen Eiler, Paul Harris, Janice Hollander, April Midin, Petie Nylund, Stephen Rannekleiv, Janet Schuman, Jason Silverman

For Those Grieving:

Loved ones of Christine Camarra, Ruby Chapman, David Gambardella (grandson of Helen and Bodo Fischer), Ernie Greenslade, Cindy Mathewson, George Milliot, Phil Maliniak

Those Homebound, In Nursing Homes and Care Facilities:

Mary Ann Albanese, Irene Burns, Inez Campbell, Bodo Fischer, Harriet Harris, Ken & Rosemary Ingersoll, Pastor Jin Kim, Lois Mold, Eleanor Murphy, Matty Oschwald, Ronald Schultzel, Mike Wenis



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