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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 September 24. 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.

  • Handicap accessible restrooms are located in the basement. Elevator is available.

  • September 21, Thursday, 7 p.m. Council. Anyone is welcome to attend.

  • October 1, Sunday. World Communion Sunday. Communion will be celebrated on October 1 and not on October 8. Neighbors in Need Special Mission Offering will also be received on October 1.

  • October 15, Sunday. Danbury Food Pantryitem 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.


LOCAL COMMUNITY

September 19, Tuesday, 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Church Road. Hear about the recovery opportunities offered by Sandusky Artisans. Kara Supina, site supervisor, will share some unique ideas, including their “Open Recovery” group and their “Take Back Ohio” group that has been very successful. Also, Theresa from celebrate Recovery held in “The Chapel” in Sandusky will be present.

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.



 
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!.



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.