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This Week at Jubilee

August 23, 2021
Here's what's happening this week at Jubilee...
  • Food Distribution at 9:30am (Kelsey Luke)
  • Congregational Business Meeting at 6:30pm (Matt Graybill)
  • Men's Prayer Breakfast at 6:15 am at Queen City Truck Stop (Joel Diener)
  • Worship with Jubilee in person or on Zoom at 10:45am. Jeff Landis will be sharing the sermon. 
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 8/22/2021:
YouTube Channel:
Join Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 886 4468 5706
Password: 949744

I don't have to look far to see evidence for the claim from David Cameron's commentary Paul shared in his sermon yesterday, "God's grace has enemies. God's justice has a bounty on its head. God's peace is marked for attempted demolition."

I'm especially feeling the weight of these words as so many, both near and far, feel the weight of trauma, natural disasters, political turmoil, the passivity of waiting out illness or sitting in grief, the feeling of overwhelm, and the active grasping for hope or fleeing from harm.

I invite you to join me in praying yesterday's response song, O Healing River over the the overwhelming, the infuriating, the disappointing, and the devastating.

Praying for Grace, Justice, and Peace,
 Kelsey Luke

Prayer Focus:  Prayer for Afghanistan

God of safe passage,
open the way.
God of hospitality,
prepare rooms to receive.
God of protection,
envelop those in danger.
God of peace,
remove the seed and tools of violence.
God of tears,
hold us in your embrace.
Oh, Afghanistan! May peace flow down like cooling rain.

Written by Kirstin De Mello, Program and Communications Coordinator for MCC U.S. Washington Office.

This week we pray for...

Bonnie Allen appreciates the prayers for her mother, Linda, whose health has improved. She requests continued prayers for her father, Royce, who is dealing with back pain.

Dakota and the Arrington family as they grieve the loss of Dakota's grandfather, Herman Moody.

Joe and Regina Martinez as they recover from COVID-19.

Sherry Mast and her husband LeRoy as Sherry recovers from a stroke.

A Food Pantry Coordinator for Jubilee's food pantry and for God's provision in the meantime.

Peace, stability, and provision for the people of Afghanistan and Haiti.

Safety and provision for those affected by Tropical Storm Henri.

The Betancourts' neighbors, Anita and George Hall, tested positive for Covid this week. George passed away today. Please pray for Anita as she recovers and for the whole family and their friends as they grieve.


We give thanks for...

God's provision for the food pantry. Though the work of many volunteers, approximately 5,000 pounds of food is bagged and ready to be shared with our neighbors.

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 Joel Diener or Kelsey Luke.
Jubilee is hiring a Food Pantry Coordinator. Click the link below to view the job description and application. We're hoping to fill this position with the right person ASAP! Questions? See Kelsey Luke.
Food Pantry Coordinator
Mark your calendar for the upcoming Congregational Business Meetings on August 25. See the agenda below:
Congregational Meeting Agendas
Attached is the Year-End Budget Report and the Proposed Budget for FY2022:
Family Camp (Homecoming) will be held on Sept. 3 - 5 at Pine Lake!  Plan for a weekend of retreat, fellowship, and growing closer to God.  Please call or email to reserve a room or cabin!

For Family Camp, Jubilee has been asked to provide the meal for Sunday lunch.
Cheryl Landis is coordinating the meal and asks for the following:

  • 2-3 people to help prepare the meal and serve
  • 2-3 people to help clean up after the meal
  • Desserts (of any kind)
If you can help, please contact Cheryl at 601-604-4265;

Camp Sale will be held on October 2nd at Pine Lake in Meridian, MS.  Join the fun by making an item for the sale, volunteering, bidding in the auction, or eating delicious food. All proceeds benefit the ministry at Pine Lake Fellowship Camp.

Dads & Kids Weekend on October 22 - 24 is a weekend for fathers and grandfathers and their youngsters to have fun outdoors together. Bond over fishing, campfires, and much more! Call 601-483-2267 or register online! (
MC USA invites you to participate in a membership survey. Your responses will help us better serve your needs and improve our organization for all MC USA members. You can complete the survey by clicking the link below:
Journey Forward Survey
We feel it is important to acknowledge the unfortunate reality that COVID-19 cases are on the rise in our state and county. We are monitoring the situation along with Jubilee's Elders. Given recent recommendations from the MS Department of Health we recommend:
  • You consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine if you are eligible.
  • All congregants, even those who are vaccinated, over the age of 5 consider wearing a mask for Sunday services and other indoor church events.
Jubilee, please let us know if you test positive for COVID-19 after attending an in-person Sunday service or other church event.  To reiterate the policy established by the Elders at the beginning of the pandemic, if individuals from separate households test positive for COVID-19 after worshiping in person at Jubilee, this will constitute a Jubilee outbreak and we will take a two week pause worshiping only on Zoom during that time.

Please direct questions or concerns to Joel Diener or Kelsey Luke.

For anyone who does not feel safe worshiping in person, Sunday services will continue to be broadcast live on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

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


Regular Offering (8/16/21 - 8/22/21) $2,994.00

Year-to-date offering $9,753.00

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.
August 24 - Bonnie Opel

August 27 - Lupita Betancourt

When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought me joy.

Psalm 94:18-19

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