Announcements - January 31, 2021



Ginter Park United Methodist Church Announcements 

for January 31, 2021

In-Person Worship will continue this Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Instructions to return can be found on our webpage 



Dear Friends,

In the light of the more virulent and contagious strain of COVID-19 entering the USA and until more of us are vaccinated, I have decided that I can no longer present in-person worship at Ginter Park UMC for at least the month of February. I hate to make this decision but my heart, soul and mind tell me that this is the best way to protect everyone for the moment.

Please let me know whether you have any objections.



for Sunday, January 31, 2021 will be available on Sunday at Ginter Park United Methodist’s Facebook page and on the Youtube link: beginning at 9 a.m. Please share this video with your friends and family. Donations kindly accepted at


Calling all knitters and crocheters. We are in need of prayer shawls. We are almost out of them. Please get those needles/hooks busy. Here are some patterns if you need them.

If you have any questions contact Dale Lipke, (804) 840-8250 or email

Materials: Knitting Needle:& Size 10.5-15, Crochet Hook: N/13 or P/15, Yarn: 3 skeins approximately 185 yards each, Average Size Shawl: 24”/60”

Knit Version: Cast on 63 stitches or any multiple of three, such as 54, 57, or 60 according to your needle size. First Row: Knit 3 purl 3 to the end of the row. Repeated Row: Turn and knit the purl stitches and purl the knit stitches.

Crochet Version: Loosely chain about 43 stitches. First Row: Half-double crochet in third chain from hook and in each chain across. Repeated Row: Chain 2, turn. Half-double crochet in each half-double crochet across.

Password: GPUMC1010

We invite you to take time to reflect on the first lecture and respond in our Facebook group Grateful at Ginter Park so we can share as we cultivate gratitude in our lives. Have you felt strongly grateful this week?


You are invited to join us on January 31st (we are closed for the month of February). We are using The Great Courses entitled Understanding the Old Testament. Our next lecture is "Abraham, the Father of Three Faiths". We meet in the Scott Walford Room on Sunday mornings at 10 am. Come in through the front of the church to be screened and join us downstairs.


Lee Ford, Paul McDonell and family (passing of his mother), Jennifer and David Ford, Chris Bennardo, Dev Renn, Lorna Payne (friend of the Lipke family), Bailey Moro, Jim Gray, Jean Taylor, Theo Brown (Isabelle Brown’s Brother), Bev. Samford, Cora Matthews, Anne E.,  Horace and Barbara Ford’s daughter-in-law / Jennifer’s father, Bill Fulcrod,  Eleanor Kensinger (sister of Alice Gray), Jakob Fedele (Liz’s nephew), Claude Cheeley, Joyce Forcke, Frankie Irons, Shirley Oversreet, Judy Wilkinson, Jane Whitlow, Cindy White, Jennifer Maitland, Isabelle Brown, Barbara Jessup, Richard (Ruth Plott’s brother-in-law)


December:  $11,426 received, $15,343 spent,  YTD:  $219,489

Down for the month $3,917


Mark 1:21-28  New Revised Standard Version

The Man with an Unclean Spirit

21 They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22 They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 >Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, 24 and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” 25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” 26 And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. 27 They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching—with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” 28 At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.