Celebrating Howard Olson

Howard OlsonHoward Dean Olson was born in 1921 to Glen and Florence (née Lewis) Olson.  He was their third child and first son. He was predeceased by sisters Geraldine (1918) and Eleanora (1940) and brother Glenn (2009). When Howard was two years old his parents purchased 100 acres in the Swedish community of Lake City, Pennsylvania, which they developed into a dairy farm.

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He Is Risen!

He Is Risen Indeed!

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Join us for our Easter services:

Good Friday Service: Friday, March 25, 7:00 pm
Sunrise Service: Sunday, March 27, 8:30 am
Easter Worship Service: Sunday, March 27, 10 am

Have a Beautiful and Blessed Easter!

Exploring Lent Through a Study of Holy Communion

We are celebrating our Lenten experience by exploring the meaning and purpose of the sacrament of Holy Communion.  Join us every Wednesday evening at 7 pm through Lent.  We will be using the book “Holy Communion: Celebrating God with Us” as our guide. You don’t need to have the book to participate, but if you would like a copy so that you can read further on your own it can be obtained through Cokesbury or through Amazon.

Come let Lent be a time of deepening communion
with Christ and his church.

Poetry by Jeanette Dowdell: “EVERY DAY IS A NEW YEAR”

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“EVERY DAY IS A NEW YEAR”

Memories last forever.  Tomorrow cannot be yesterday’s eraser.
Jeanette Dowdell

 A New Year
A new second, new minute, new hour, new day, new week, new month,
Aha! Another New Year
And so life goes on, but with a couple of everlasting burning questions,
Where did the time go?
What have we done with that time?
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Even Scrooge Won’t Miss the Christmas Bazaar!

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Don’t be surprised to encounter Ebenezer Scrooge himself when the Crafty Ladies’ Christmas Bazaar opens at 11 am this Friday, December 4. The vast array of handmade gifts and decorations will put the Christmas spirit into the heart of even the most curmudgeonly grouch.

The Bazaar is open from 11am to 7 pm on Friday, December 4 and 10 am to­ 4 pm on Saturday, December 5. In addition to the hand-­sewn and hand­crafted Christmas items, there’s also a bake sale with many delectable home-baked goodies.

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Sermon: “What is a Thankful Heart?”

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Pastor Hal Low
November 22, 2015

(A parable)

A thankful heart is like a fruit orchard. That someone goes to everyday and waters the trees, and prunes the branches, and gives attention to its needs. And as time goes by the trees in the orchard blossom, and the blooms develop into fruit, and the sunlight causes the fruit to ripen; the orchard is able to feed the people and the animals alike.

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Crafty Ladies’ Christmas Bazaar

Save the date!

The Crafty Ladies’ Christmas Bazaar will be held Friday, December 4, 11 am – 7 pm and Saturday, December 5, 10 am – 4 pm.  The sale will consist of unique handmade gifts and decorations.  There will also be a bake sale, the proceeds from which will go to support local families in need.

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Glorification Singers in Concert November 14

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NSUMC will host The Glorification Singers in concert on Saturday, November 14. We welcome all in the community to enjoy an evening of Christian music by one of Eastern Long Island’s favorite groups. The doors will open at 6 pm, and the concert will begin at 7 pm. Tickets are available now: $10 for adults, $5 for students, children five and under, free. Cash only please; no credit cards or checks. Reserve tickets in advance at nsumcgoodsam@optonline.net or 631-­929-­6075.

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Sermon: “It All Starts with the Tiniest Seed”

Pastor Hal Low
October 25, 2015

There is a wonderful poem by Joyce Kilmer:

I THINK that I shall never see  
A poem lovely as a tree.  
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest  
Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;  
A tree that may in summer wear  
A nest of robins in her hair;  
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;  
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,  
But only God can make a tree.

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Sermon: “Hovering over Troubled Waters”

Pastor Hal Low
October 11, 2015

Before reading the excerpt from this past Sunday’s sermon, close your eyes and take a moment to think about something that is troubling you, really troubling you, perhaps a sin you are struggling with or some deep grief or regret, and hold it a moment in your mind’s eye. Then when you open your eyes take a series of three deep breaths, and then read the amended lyrics from this popular song, and think of Jesus and let the words penetrate you:

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