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Epworth United Methodist Church  – 1953 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, CA 94707   (510) 524-2921  epworth@lmi.net

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21
8:45 am 
Lectionary Bible Study – Adult Study
10:00 am 
Worship
Preacher: Pastoral Intern Tammy Hockley

Sermon Title:  “I Choo-Choo-Choose You”

Texts: Psalm 78:1-8

Liturgist: John Schweizer

Ushers: Carole Klokkevold and Don Arreola-Burl

Acolytes: Juliet Sisk-Hilton and Alina McVey

Greeter: Susan and Fred Jardin

Coffee Hour: Team Don

Godly Play: Susan Jardin, Stephanie Sisk-Hilton

 

Immediately following service: Prayer time: For those in need, Stephen Ministers are available to pray with you immediately after worship in the chapel.

Also, immediately following service:  Coffee Hour, just downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Follow the hungry people. Coffee. tea, refreshments and sparkling conversation.

11:45 am - The Immigrant Experience: The Strangers in Our Midst – Adult Study

Christine Dutko, who has worked to provide legal assistance to undocumented immigrants in the Bay Area, will paint a picture of the hardships faced by undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers and stimulate a discussion of our Christian duty towards these ‘strangers’ in our midst. Read more below.

Dear Epworth Friends,
I am delighted to come back to where I started 32 years ago!
It was Epworth that first introduced me to the United Methodist Church. The graciousness I found at Epworth set the tone of pastoral ministry for me. It’s a privilege to be invited to return.
Since leaving Epworth I have had the joy of serving several churches in the conference, serving as Special Assistant to the Bishop, and raising three children with Bob, my wonderful partner.
I have been enriched by every church I have served. I love joining with congregations to clarify and explore our call together. Seeing hope and community come alive through creative caring ministries is powerful — and great fun! Ministries that take shape through mutual dreaming and discernment and the movement of the Spirit always surprise and in-spire me: working for peace and justice locally and globally, mentoring adults with mental illness, tutoring children and supporting staff at a neighborhood school, getting filthy and feeling great while repairing homes through Sierra Service Project and United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, advocating for justice for immigrants, exploring the reconciling process to fully include everyone…. and many others. I am so glad now to have the opportunity to share the next years in ministry with you!
I have heard of Epworth’s many gifts and powerful witness and have experienced them firsthand. I look forward to hearing your stories of hope and transformation, learning about the wisdom you have discovered, and dreaming God’s daring dream with you in the years ahead!
With expectation,

Pastor Linda Loessberg-Zahl