Prayers, Joys & Concerns
Posted: August 14
THIS WEEK AT SYLVAN ABBEY: Week 5 in Psalms and this week we look at Psalm 100. What are you thankful for in your life? We usually look at this question during the Thanksgiving holiday but this Sunday at Sylvan Abbey we are asking that exact question. Maybe Psalm 100 can give us some answers. Come and listen to the message and see if you agree with the answers Psalm 100 has for us. We have lots of activities going on in the church and we have emailed many of you. If you want to get on our email list, call the church at 727-796-3057 and we will get you on the list. Here is a list of activities and events: Aug. 17th, Sunday - Food Pantry Sunday. Please help with veggies, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, beef stew, tuna, soup to fill the shelves for this ministry. Aug. 19th, Tuesday - Cookie Ministry. We need cookies to help our ministry for the Safe Harbor Homeless. Aug. 23rd, Saturday - Funeral for Diego Navarro, 11:00 here at the Church, with refreshments to follow in Fellowship Hall. Aug. 24th, Sunday - Potato Bar with all the "fixins" following the service. $6.00. 31st, Sunday - Coins for Kids. This money goes to the Florida Children's Home. Remember Adult and youth Sunday school at 9:30 am and 10:00 am respectively. We enjoy meeting new people and you will enjoy meeting us. Come and check us out. God Bless all of you! "Traditional Worship for a New Milleniuum"
Posted: August 07
THIS WEEK AT SYLVAN ABBEY: As we continue in the Psalms, this week we "Gotcha Covered." We will talk about Psalm 91 and how God is our refuge. Come and enjoy beautiful music and a warm welcoming community of faith. Bring a friend to worship and share your relationship with Jesus with them. We have many events and activities coming up in the following weeks and months. It will be a great fall at Sylvan Abbey UMC. Remember, Sunday school for adults and children along with children's church during the message time of worship. Also, children come and meet Theo our puppet dog who makes an appearance every week. He loves kids and sharing his stories. This week is the Bloodmobile Sunday. Come and give a pint of blood either before or after the service. We love meeeting new people and have enjoyed growing in the Safety Harbor/Clearwater communities. If you are looking for a church community that will feels like a family to you, check us out and give us a try. We are a friendly, loving group of people! All are invited to become part of our family. "Traditional Worship for a New Milleniuum"
Posted: July 31
THIS WEEK AT SYLVAN ABBEY: Week 3 in our series on selected Psalms and the messge this week looks at Psalm 84. This Psalm begs the question: What is home? or How do I describe home? Maybe you that read this message can respond with your definition of "home." It may be where you grew up or may be another place all together but it would be interesting, facebook friends, to hear from you and your definition and /or description of home. Share with us! We added more people to the family last week in our service and look forward this week to a Holy Baptism and Holy Communion. It is exciting being a part of what God is doing at Sylvan Abbey UMC. Come and enjoy our service of worshipping and praising God for all He means to us. This Sunday is "pot luck meal" Sunday. Come and bring a dish to share or just come to church, there is always plenty to eat. This meal is a great time to fellowhship and to meet new friends. Come and enjoy! Remember, Sunday School at 9:30 am for adults and 10:00 am for youth. Come and bring a friend with you! "Traditional Worship for a New Milleniuum"
Posted: July 25
THIS WEEK AT SYLVAN ABBEY: Week 2 of Psalms and we will look at Psalm 77-Then I thought...We will look at times we feel concern, cast down, depressed and where we are to go in those times and we have an example of this situation in Psalm 77. Come and listen and reflect on times you have felt a distance between you and God and what did you do next? We will explore our opportunities and see what the Psalmist says about this experience. Come and join us for the message: Then I Thought... We will worship at 11:00 am on Sunday and bring a friend or person looking to see, meet, and feel God loving presence. Sunday School for Youth and Adults on Sunday morning at 9:30 am for Adults and 10:00 am for youth. This Sunday we will celebrate again with the addition of new people joining our family. It is exciting to see what God has been doing for us at Sylvan Abbey. We are adding to our numbers each month and we are thanking God for His work in our family. We are continuing to ask Him to bring us more people to love and share the light of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit! God is Good...All the Time! All the Time...God is Good!
Posted: July 17
THIS WEEK AT SYLVAN ABBEY: This week and for the next 7 weeks, the messages will be from a Psalm. The first one this week is from Psalm 34 and we ask the question, Do you Trust your taste buds? We will look at thankfulness to the Lord by talking about trust. In whom do you trust? Come and join us for this messge and others from the wonderful book of Psalms. This week we are celebrating as we will welcome three new people to our Sylvan Abbey family. We are growing and we enjoy adding people to the family. Come and welcome our friends and if you are interested, let's talk about your joining the family too. Family fun night will be held on Saturday night at 7:30 pm. Come and enjoy some light snacks and games for all ages. Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 7 immediately after the service, we will be carpooling to the parsonage for the "Blessing of the Parsonage" which will be officiated by Rev. John Powers, our District Superintendent. Rhonda and I are looking forward to this event and hope you come and enjoy some food and tour the parsonage. Remember Sunday School for Youth and Adults Sunday mornings and Children's church starts after the Theo puppet story each Sunday morning. Please invite people to church, offer them a ride and bring them with you. We would enjoy meeting them and welcoming them to our community. "Traditional Worship for a New Milleniuum"