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is an open congregation in the heart of Broad Ripple village.
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Link to the Service August 1, 2021
Sermon Series: Connecting the Dots
Sermon Title: Timing is Everything
Scripture: Genesis 41:8-16
92: For the Beauty of the Earth
Praise: 92: For the Beauty of the Earth
Preparation: 562: Jesus, Lord, We Look to Thee (v 1-5)
Response: 410: I Want a Principle Within
410: I Want a Principle Within
Connecting the Dots
Week # 4 – School starts.
Thursday was the first day of school for Brie. I took her picture before she went to the bus stop and was not able to get the same smile out of her as we did for a roller coaster ride at Kings Island. Truth be told, school is not Brie’s favorite. At breakfast she was clear that she was excited to see her friends, but not excited to be back at school. She repeated herself a few times throughout the morning.
While it’s not hard to guess what she thinks about school, as a parent I was trying to figure out something else that was much more subtle. She packed her lunch with fruit, granola bars, cheese crackers and something to drink. I noticed that she didn’t pack a sandwich and asked her about it. At first, she said she didn’t need it, but I knew there were more dots to connect. So later, while watching the Olympics and having a snack, I asked her about it one more time. I just knew she didn’t pack enough to eat. This time she answered and the dots all connected. She didn’t want the bread getting stuck in her braces, especially now that she isn’t wearing a mask at school! Now we are back to the drawing board on her school lunches to make sure she has enough, and that what she has doesn’t all get stuck in her braces!
Don’t think of connecting the dots as only consisting of life changing events. Daily we find ourselves connecting the dots. It requires a level of empathy and compassion that helps us be curious and conversational rather than closed and defining. It’s great practice for those times that will require much more.
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Pastor Broadripple UMC
Director of Visitation
St. Luke's UMC
317-289-8465 - Cell
We are open for inhouse church but
WILL continue mandatory social distancing and mask requirements for those who have not been vaccinated at this time.
We will keep you updated when we make adjustments to these precautions.
A Poem: Vaccinations Save Lives
What if I wrote a poem about COVID-19?
Just for the sake of saving lives
Or maybe I need to share just to share
Or maybe I am living in my own world
Or maybe this is not really a poem.
I think I understand some things
Like freedom of speech and choice
And Children Matter Most.
I don’t understand misinformation
Or misery loves company
Or elephants in a room or why
We can’t all work together
Saving lives instead of fighting lies.
What if I wrote a poem?
And nobody read it, or millions did
I would share from my heart
And share from my head
The truth I believe that lives can be saved
Today and tonight across the globe
And in my neck of the woods
Variants versus vaccines
Life over death weeping or rejoicing
But my prayers will continue
Lord, Have Mercy
Debate is not helping
As the hospitals fill again
Some can't and some will not
While millions are waiting
To get vaccinated.
What if I wrote a poem, and
The poem became a prayer and
The prayer became a song and we
Exhaled with excitement as the dark
Night turned to dawn and the
Pandemic was defeated and
We breathed a sigh of relief.
Vaccinations save lives!
In this video, Bishop Trimble shares some encouraging words about dealing with these strange and confusing times. We did not choose this season, but we can choose how we navigate through it.
"Be encouraged!" FaceBook Link to the video
Julius C. Trimble
Resident United Methodist Bishop of the Indiana Area
ANOTHER RACE TO RUN - YOUR PARTICIPATION IS NEEDED!!
Last Month our church Parsonage experienced a major sewer problem. After an assessment from a plumber, it was determined that the entire sewer line from the house to the main sewer line had caved in all the way to the main line to the street and needed to be replaced. This resulted in a nearly $30,000 invoice for the work to be done. We were able to cover this debt with a Loan from the United Methodist Foundation. We set the loan to be paid for over the next 10 years. I would like to see that paid off much sooner if possible. We would love to have your help in making this possible. If you can help with donations, please add a gift with your contributions labeled Capital Improvements and we can reach the end of the sewer line goal.
Cathy and the Finance Team
Your contributions to the church are always a blessing. Please drop your offering in the mail slot on the front door, in the office or mail to 6185 Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220. You can also check with your bank about auto-pay alternatives.
A Pay Pal account has been established and can currently be used for Broad Ripple UMC contributions. Click on the Donate button in the right hand column of this newsletter to contribute now.
Explore galleries, boutiques, restaurants and shops
throughout Broad Ripple Village.
ART WALKS ARE OPEN!
Join us in Broad Ripple on the third Thursday of the month, July to November of 2021, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for the Broad Ripple Art Walk !
If you haven't signed up for this month, we will host the Art Walk each Third Thursday of the month from July through November. It's free to participate for all BRVA members (Not a member yet? It's easy to join!). We'll provide you yard signs, posters, and other promotional materials.
Your Art Walk feature can be art, music, or any other artistic activity or display. Need help finding an artist? Let us know!
Each month, we prepare a map of the Art Walk locations, which we will post on our web site and social media, and will share with you electronically. We will post banners in several Broad Ripple locations and distribute posters and yard signs promoting the Art Walk. We will also promote the Art Walk through the BRVA's social media, web site, and e-newsletter, as well as on the Garden Sign at College Ave and Broad Ripple Ave several times throughout the season.
We are now OUTDOORS at our NEW LOCATION!
Second Presbyterian Church
North Parking Lot
7700 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260
The Broad Ripple Farmers Market (BRFM) is committed to supporting locally grown and produced foods. The Market brings the greater Broad Ripple community the very best and freshest of each season. The Market is an event of the Broad Ripple Village Association (BRVA) and proceeds support development and beautification projects in the Village.
Check Out the Calendar ---
We have a lot going on in our building from music to meals to mowing, to fun and games. Look at the calendar.