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14th Sunday After Pentecost

Good morning 5th Avenue,

To God be the glory, great things He has done!
What a wonderful blessing to witness the beginning of a new church year. We have entered into the month of September – tired, drained, continued masking, social distancing, transitioning, school, myriad of uncertainties – and yet we can say, “What a mighty God we serve; Angels bow before Him; Heaven and earth adore Him; What a mighty God we serve!” 
As  we begin to “Blossom Where You’re Exiled” we heed the words of Jeremiah – “O Jerusalem, cleanse your heart that you may be saved. How long will you harbor your evil thoughts?” God has a plan for you 5th Avenue UMC – so Bloom Where You’re Exiled. What is Jesus calling his bride, the Church, to do? Blossom, become all you were created to be; make the best of life when it throws lemons at you, and do what’s right, even when it’s hard.
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit” (Jeremiah 17:7-8)
5th Avenue UMC, There are times to bloom where we are planted, and times for us to be transplanted so we can bloom even better elsewhere. Just follow the Lord where he leads. Hear the Word of the God – directing you, calling you to -“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Amen

Pastor Clarissa

Bulletin – 14th Sun after Pentecost 06 Sep 2020

Sermon -Bloom Where You’re Exiled – 2 Sep 2020

Devotion – Worship in Exile 7 – 12 Sep 2020


Rev. Clarissa Martinelli

Pastor Fifth Avenue UMC

323 South Fifth Avenue

West Bend, WI 53095

262.334.2059 (W)847.721.1826 (M)

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. I am a child of God.” marianne williamison

Growing into a FAT HOG for Jesus

A blessed 5th Sunday dearest 5th Avenue,
We have come to our journey’s end of fattening ourselves for Jesus. Over the past 5 weeks we have gained weight by a lavish buffet of being- FAITHFUL AVAILABLE, TEACHABLE, HOLY , OBEDIENT and today, GROWING!
I pray that this menu will continue to be part of your daily spiritual diet. Being a FAT HOG for Jesus will never go out of style.
As we welcome our new church year, we are planning Christian Education opportunities – Sunday School, Bible Study, book study, Confirmation, and Discipleship training. We invite all of you to participate in one of more of these Christian Education gatherings.
Have a blessed and oinking week!
Pastor Clarissa

Rev. Clarissa Martinelli

Pastor, Fifth Avenue UMC
323 South Fifth Avenue
West Bend, WI
262.334.2059 (W)
847.721.1826 (M)
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. I am a child of God.” marianne williamison