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This Week at Jubilee

February 15, 2021
Here's what's happening this week at Jubilee...

Walmart Grocery Delivery


Elders Meeting - 6:30 pm


Ash Wednesday (worship at home)


Worship with Jubilee through Zoom at 10:45am. First Sunday of Lent - Elaine will preach on Psalm 25, Called to Deep Relationship.

Worshiping Remotely

Below you will find links to the recording of Sunday's worship service and the Zoom meeting where services will be broadcast live in the coming weeks.  Feel free to email Joel Diener at if you have any questions or feedback. 
Recording for 2/14/2021:
YouTube Channel:
Join Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 886 4468 5706
Password: 949744

The lines of cars loop through Jubilee’s 28th Ave. parking lot and along the front of the church. At the corner of 9th Street, the chain of cars turns and lines the street toward the Jubilee’s back parking lot. Distribution Day at Jubilee.

Every fourth Tuesday of the month, Jubilee shares 1-2 tons of groceries with our neighbors.  New volunteers regularly comment on how gratefully the groceries are received.

Since the pandemic, the operation of God’s Groceries adapted at a time when the need for groceries feels greater than ever.  Is it only our assumptions?  Are people more desperate for food than ever?

According to data from Feeding America, MS is projected to be the state with the highest rate of food insecurity in 2020.  Lauderdale County’s Food insecurity rate was 19% in 2018 and projected to be 22.4% in 2020.  That means almost one in four people in our county struggle to have enough to eat.  For more info, check out this website:

Thank you, Jubilee, for feeding your neighbors.

Duane and Elaine

Special Prayer Focus

A Prayer for those in Need

“God our sustainer, we ask you to pour your powerful Spirit into all who are empty this day: Fill the hearts of persons who are troubled. Fill the minds of men and women who are confused.

Fill the stomachs of your children who are hungry. Fill the souls of people who are feeling lost. Fill the lives of all who need you, but do not know you. May your Spirit fill us all to overflowing, dear Lord, and may we be inspired to share our abundance with others, so that there will be no more empty hearts and minds, stomachs and souls. We pray all this in the name of Jesus Christ, who fills lives with your endless grace.”

(from The Face of Hunger)

This week we pray for...

Please pray for Al Sartain whose mother died recently.

Bonnie Allen asks us to continue to pray for her parents.  Mr. Royce did not recover from his recent hospitalization.  He was in the ER this week with heart issues.  Bonnie would like us to pray for him and for Ms. Linda as she cares for him.

Brenda Buxton asks us to join her in praying for her Aunt, Ms. Katie Stennis.  Ms. Katie is a much loved neighbor of Jubilee and she is hospitalized. 

Wayne Gorrow requests prayer for Terry Gowdy, a WalMart employee who has helped us get the Monday donations streamlined. He was in an auto accident this morning on the way to work.


Isela Gonzalez and her baby are showered with gifts.

Jubilee received a $10,173.61 MS Cares grant from the Community Foundation of East Mississippi.  Many thanks to Wayne Gorrow for applying and completing this complicated and tedious grant.  Leigh Thomas, Foundation Director, writes, “Thank you for your incredible work.”
If you have any prayer requests you would like shared in the pastoral prayer time of this Sunday's worship service, please send them to Duane or Elaine Maust.
Weekday Worship:

Lent at Home offers home worship resources for all ages and sizes of households. Here’s the link if you need a copies or if you prefer accessing on line:

Lent at Home
Lent, which prepares us for Easter, begins with Ash Wednesday.  Check out ideas for Ash Wednesday beginning on page 2.  Spread out the experience and read the Scriptures and reflections ideas a day at a time.  Weekly devotionals begin on page 4.

If you prefer a more detailed and reflective prayer guide, check out Deep Calls to Deep:

Deep Calls to Deep
Preparing for Sunday:

In preparation for worship on Sunday, read Psalm 25:1-10.

Lent calls us to a deep relationship with God.

  • What are the key/repeated words in the section?
  • What is asked of God?
  • How is God described?
  • What does Psalm 25:1-10 say about a deep relationship with God?

Join us for worship on Sunday!

David Betancourt cleans a freezer in God’s Groceries, Jubilee’s largest food pantry.

Send us your stories and pictures to share.
Let's stay connected.

Jubilee and Pine Lake Camp welcome Winter Service Workers Leroy and Sherry Mast. They will serve in the Free Store at Jubilee and at Pine Lake where they are staying at Tall Pines.  Welcome Leroy and Sherry!

Mennonite Women Upcoming events to further connect us!

1.  March 1, 7:00 p.m.  Book Club Launch via Zoom (you can click on the link or type in the codes listed below.  Discussion of The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver:

Meeting ID: 340 249 5541       
Passcode: 12345

2.  April 16-17, Women's Retreat at Pine Lake  Save the date!  More details coming very soon!

Do you have announcements to share with Jubilee? 
Please call, text or email Kelsey Luke.


Offering (2/8/21 to 2/14/21) $3,325.50 ; budgeted $3,190.96

Year-to-date offering $77,293.50 ; budgeted $82,964.94

A service charge of approximately 3% will be deducted
from your donation for using this site. 

If you prefer, you may mail your check to Wayne Gorrow at
2723 31st Street, Meridian, MS 39305.
February 16 - John Opel

February 17 - Josiah Diener

February 20 - Chris Stewart

February 22 - Eddie Brown

“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd,
he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said,
‘This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late.  
Send the crowds away,
so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.’  
Jesus replied, ‘They do not need to go away.  
You give them something to eat.’”  

(Matthew 14:14-16)

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