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THE  ARLINGTONIAN
June  2022


TABLE OF CONTENTS
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NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
MOTHER’S DAY 2022 - BLANKET GIFTS
MINISTER'S MESSAGE
FATHER'S DAY 2022 - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
   
   
CONTENTS


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NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

The deadline to submit articles for the July issue of The Arlingtonian is June 19.  Please email articles to the church office or to Brother Lee.

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MOTHER’S DAY 2022 - BLANKET GIFTS

We collected $170 for CWS Blankets.  Thank You!

Jean Cox In Honor of Joann Cox, Michele Frazer
Sheryl Jones In Memory of Margaret Jones, Helynn Stewart
Peggy Myers In Memory of Pat Darnell, Martha Darnell
Carolyn E. Turner In Memory of Gertrude Estes

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MINISTER'S MESSAGE

June

Last year in June we were preparing to change our worship time from 10:30 to 11:00.  To me, it doesn’t seem like we changed it.  My Sunday morning routine is different now, but the changes that Covid brought to our Sunday morning worship time are far more noticeable than 30 minutes later start time.

Pentecost was in June this year.  In addition to being the church’s birthday, it is a reminder that the Holy Spirit is an important and active part of our faith.  On that first Pentecost, the very same disciples who ran away when Jesus was arrested were able to publicly stand up for Jesus Crucified and Resurrected.  The Holy Spirit had been given to them in full force, and it was leading them and empowering them.  Jesus had promised that the Helper would be with them, and Jesus always keeps his promises.

Trinity Sunday follows Pentecost.  The Trinity isn’t specifically spelled out in the Bible, but Jesus implies it when he tells the disciples in Matthew 28:19 to baptize all nations "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."  As Christians we identify ourselves as children of God the Father.  The Father wants to have a familial relationship with us.  We are His - Created in His image, and we have been saved from our sins and weaknesses by His sending God the Son.  Jesus said he and the Father are ONE.  We know the Father because we know the Son.  As he was preparing to leave his disciples, Jesus said that the Helper - God the Holy Spirit - would be with them, and us, after he returned to heaven.  We may see the Spirit as a source of power, like an electrical outlet, but Jesus said the Holy Spirit was a person.  Not a flesh and blood person, but a spiritual person.  The Spirit helps us judge between right and wrong, and it gives us the ability to act right and resist wrong.

Father's Day is also in June.  One of the ways we recognize it is by collecting money to support the Disciples' Habitat for Humanity house.  If you would like to donate in memory or honor of your father, or another man in your life, use the form enclosed with this newsletter.

We may not always understand how important having a father - actually a DAD - is to a growing child.  According to the Minnesota Psychological Association, fatherless children feel abandoned and may have more problems developing relationships.  They are more likely to be involved with the criminal justice systems and be members of gangs.  They are also more likely to be obese, have mental health issues, and perform poorly in school.  DADS, YOU ARE IMPORTANT.

Lee

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FATHER'S DAY 2022 - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

On Father's Day, Sunday, June 19, we honor our fathers for their devotion and care for their children.  As a way to honor or memory of a father.  Please complete the form below if you wish to have your gift acknowledged.  A full listing of those honored will be published in the next newsletters.  Checks should be made payable to "Arlington Christian Church" with the notation "Father's Day" in the memo line.  Return the form and check to:

Arlington Christian Church
1206 N. Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40505

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Father's Day 2022 Habitat for Humanity Gift

This donation is made in:

____ honor of    _____ memory of

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Father's Name

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Presented by

Acknowledgement of these gifts will be published in the July Arlingtonian.

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Father's Day 2022 Habitat for Humanity Gift

This donation is made in:

____ honor of    _____ memory of

____________________________________________
Father's Name

____________________________________________
Presented by

Acknowledgement of these gifts will be published in the July Arlingtonian.

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