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July 16

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God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.                                   Acts 10:38

in the Dei Center

It is once again time to collect school supplies for the Taunton Family Children’s Home. This will be the 20th year we have provided school supplies for the Taunton children. You can purchase the school supplies and bring them to the church office or you can make a donation toward the purchase of school supplies.

The children are all ages and can use basic school supplies such as paper, pencils, pens, glue, scissors, construction paper, rulers, and colors. If you have any questions about what type of supplies to buy, just give me [Mike Jones] a call. I would ask that all donations or supplies be brought to me or the church office no later than July 25th.

Judge Taunton is always very appreciative of the support we give to the Children’s Home. They continue to make a remarkable difference in the lives of children. I hope you will support this very worthwhile ministry. Thanks for your prayers and assistance.

Our Cupboard Is Bare!

The LUMC Food Pantry is down to a few cans. Your donations have kept this much-needed ministry alive for the past several years. Thank you so much for your continued support. Please bring donations of canned goods and non-perishable items to the church office.

Most needed items:
Canned Pasta
Soups, Stews, Chili
Canned Meat
Pasta, Rice
Spaghetti & Alfredo Sauce
Mac & Cheese
Boxed Rice (Rice-a-Roni)
Boxed Juice
Boxed Meal Kits
Dried Beans
Instant Oatmeal & Grits
Non-sugary Cereal
Canned & Powdered Milk
Granola Bars
Canned Vegetables 
Canned Fruits
Crenshaw Farmer's Market 
Open every MONDAY from 3-6 pm on the Dei Center lawn. Farm-fresh fruits and veggies, homemade goods and crafts, plants, hot boiled peanuts and a variety of unique items.
Please stop by! 

Growers and crafters are welcome. For more information, contact the Crenshaw County Extension at 335-6312. 
Brown Bag Bible Study meets every Thursday at 12 noon in the conference room next to Bro. Bob's office. Everyone is welcome to join this progressive bible study. If you would like more information about the Brown Bag Bible Study, contact Marsha Smith at 335-6377. 
A Ministry of Luverne United Methodist Church
Anger. Divorce. Grief. Depression. Abuse. Gambling. Food. Bitterness. Alcohol. Fear. Anxiety. Overspending. Gossip. Drugs. Overwhelmed. Porn. Lifestyle. Loneliness.

Hurts. Hang-ups. Habits.

Celebrate Recovery is not just about addiction. It's about anything that is keeping you from having the
abundant life God has promised everyone. 
Celebrate Recovery meets
every Monday night at 5:30 pm

In the Ben Bricken room.

Step Study meets Fridays at 6:00 pm. 

Question: "Is intinction the correct way to do communion?"


Intinction is the practice of taking the Lord’s Supper by somehow combining the two elements, bread and juice/wine. In many Eastern Orthodox traditions, this is done by mixing the bread and wine and then delivering both on a spoon to each congregant. In Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions, intinction is usually accomplished by dipping the bread into the wine and immediately taking it. The practice is sometimes found in Baptist, Congregational, non-denominational, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Anglican, Methodist, and some other Protestant churches. However, the vast majority of Protestant churches prefer presenting the bread and juice/wine separately.

The issue of intinction raises some controversy. Some are concerned that intinction simply does not fulfill the command to “eat this bread and drink this cup” (1 Corinthians 11:26), as it combines the two elements into one. Where Scripture mentions two actions (eat and drink), intinction has just one. Some point to John 13:26 as an example of intinction in the Bible: “Dipping the piece of bread, [Jesus] gave it to Judas.” However, this verse can hardly be used as the foundation for a church sacrament; the same verse specifies that Jesus was dipping the bread into a dish (probably of charoset), not a cup. And Judas the betrayer is the only one to receive it.

Proponents of intinction often suggest that the imagery of the wine-soaked bread is valuable in remembering the graphic violence inflicted upon Jesus. Intinction is also more practical, they say, as it dispenses with the need to share a chalice or to clean or dispose of hundreds of individual cups. Historically, intinction has been associated with giving communion to the sick.

It is clear that, at the Last Supper, Jesus gave the apostles the bread and wine separately, with individual instructions concerning each element. Churches wanting to stay as close as possible to Jesus’ model reject intinction and keep communion as two definite actions. While we should always be careful about modifying any biblical instruction, Scripture neither prohibits nor endorses intinction. The issue of precisely how to serve the Lord’s Supper is not one that should occupy much of our time. What is more important is that we apply the correct meaning and value to the Supper itself, not the particular manner of its presentation.

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