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This Week at Jubilee

August 9, 2021
Here's what's happening this week at Jubilee...
  • Mom's Group at 9:00am (Beth Graybill)
  • Congregational Meeting at 6:30pm in the sanctuary  (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. Joel Diener will share on 1 Kings 3:3-14, "Lord, Give Me Wisdom."
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 8/8/2021:
YouTube Channel:
Join Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 886 4468 5706
Password: 949744

We have a reputation. Someone calls or stops by the church to ask for food, clothes, or some other need at least once a week. And, it's almost always the same. He or she will point in some random direction and say, "They said you help people, so I was wondering if you could help me with _____." 

There are many labels one can carry, and many things for which we could be known: wealth, connections, numbers, affiliations.... 

But, I have to say that I am so very grateful to hear that we "help people."

Happy to be associated with you,
Kelsey Luke

Prayer Focus

“How does one worship in the midst of this uncertainty...? (....) In spite of our questions of "where are you God?" and "What are you doing?" In spite of the unknowns. In spite of our loss. In spite of difficult situations. In spite of our pain. In spite of our fear.

We run to Jesus. We don't need to hide. (....) That is one reason we are here to worship. Not as an act of optimism, but as an act of trust. Because of what God has done for us in the past and the belief of what he will do in the future.

We run to Jesus to be encouraged, to be empowered, to be equipped, even if for just one more day or one more week."

- from Marcus Diener's call to worship 8/8/21

This week we pray for...

Joel requests prayer for medical professionals who are being stretched and strained by the rising number of COVID-19 cases in our state and county.

Charlotte Cermak requests prayer as she recovers from a sinus infection.

Williams Betancourt requests prayer for his family as they quarantine until they can get tested for COVID-19 today.

Please pray for peace and strength for the families of the victims of the 3 fatal shootings that happened recently in Meridian. Let's also pray for peace, healing, wholeness in our community.

Please pray for students, parents, teachers, administrators and all those who are adjusting to a return to school. Let's also pray for wisdom for leaders and safety for students and teachers as they navigate school during the pandemic.

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

Volunteers Needed. Are you available to help unload, weigh and sort Walmart surplus groceries on Monday mornings or unload the MS Food Network truck on August 18?  We also need help for the food distribution on August 24. Please contact Kelsey Luke if interested.

Open Door in Jackson is refurbishing their sanctuary and needs your volunteer skills and time. They are hosting individuals or groups on three Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm with lunch provided:  August 14, 21, 28. Let Hugh Hollowell know when you are coming or if a different time works better for you. C: 601.207.0609; E: Let’s help them rebuild and relaunch!!

Refurbish and Relaunch Flyer
Mark your calendar for the upcoming Congregational Business Meetings on August 11 and August 25. See the agendas below:
Congregational Meeting Agendas
Attached is the Year-End Budget Report and the Proposed Budget for FY2022:
Gifts Discernment roles for 2021-2022 will be presented at the August 11 congregational meeting. You can preview those roles below:
2021-2022 Roles for Approval
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!
Family Camp Flyer
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 for (8/02/21 - 8/08/21) $3,160.50

Year-to-date offering $4,588.50

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 12 - Gavin Broome
August 12 - Wayne & Charlene Gorrow , Paul & Lisa Shelly

August 14 - Williams & Lupita Betancourt

I wait for the LORD; my soul waits,
and in His word I hope.
My soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning—
more than watchmen wait for the morning.

Psalm 130:5-6

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