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Rev. Rhonda Kouterick

First United Methodist Church in Horseheads

1034 W. Broad St.

Horseheads, N. Y.  14845

Telephone: (607) 739-1943



 A Word from Pastor Rhonda                       February 2018      


While much ado is made of Valentine's Day, little is known of St. Valentine.  He is thought to be  a Roman priest martyred during the reign of Claudius Gothicus.  His crime?  He was caught marrying Christian couples and otherwise aiding Christians who were at the time being persecuted by Claudius in Rome.

     This year Lent begins on February 14th and Easter falls on April 1st.  Calendar experts tell us that this hasn't happened since 1943.  We will begin the season with an Ash Wednesday  Service February 14th at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary.


All are invited to the community Lenten Dinners; For a small donation you can share in warm fellowship, a light meal and a brief meditation from 6 to 7 pm each Wednesday.  Please come!

Wednesday Evening Ecumenical Lenten Service

Date    Location                        Topic                           Speaker 

2/21     Big Flats Presbyterian    Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21   Rhonda Kouterick 

                                                                      Theme: Fasting in Humility  

                                                                       Be aware of practicing yhour piety before others

2/28    Hhds Presbyterian           Joshua 5:2-12               Wanda Copeland

                                                                       Theme: Fasting as appreciation

                                                                        New food for the promised land


3/7     St. Matthews                      Luke 4:1-13                    Laura Daly

                                                                         Theme: Fasting in Faith

                                             Jesus' fasting and temptation in the wilderness

3/14    Hhds Presbyterian            Joel 2:1-2, 12-17              Beth Frigard

                                                          Theme: Fasting as repentance                                                                                                     Rend your hearts and not your clothing


3/14   FUMC HHDS                      Acts 11:1-12                 Cheryl Ann Elford

                                                                         Fasting for reconciliation                                                                                                             Peter's vision of clean and unclean food


Proceeds will go to the Southern Tier Food Bank Backpack Program

Ecumenical Good Friday Service

     The Community Good Friday service will be held on March 30th at Noon at First United Methodist Church in Horseheads.




February's Scripture Passages  


February 4th      Mark 1:29-39   Jesus heals Simon's mother-in-law

February 11th    Mark 9:2-9       The Transfiguration

February 18th    Mark 1:9-15

February 25th    Mark 8:31-38

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