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The Stories We Tel By Falvo Fowle Roman and Greek gods, and even early comic book heroes, each have a unique weakness̶an Achilles s heel. But not so with the God of the Bible. The writers of the Bible knew the difference between God and those of human form and thinking. God is omni-everything! Accentuating the greatness of their God, these spiritual storytellers made sure to point out the weaknesses of even the best of humans. The Bible is filled with such stories of prophets and kings, men and women, who were heroes who did great things; yet each had an Achilles s heel. In the telling

In This Issue MY CITY MY PASSIO An upcoming local mission trip opportunity for teen

of human stories, there were people like you and I, created in the image of God, but who gave in to weaknesses̶ate the fruit, wandered the desert, refused to cross the river, chose desire over obedience, or succumbed to self-interest or fear. The storytellers of the Bible are known for their brutal honesty. They tell us all of it̶ the good and the bad̶because knowing someone s entire story is important in order

YOUNG ADULT EVENT

to understand all of God s working in them. Through these stories we understand how

Bible studies, get-togethers, and game nights

the power of our omni-everything God can rewrite a story and recreate ordinary

HEALTH SEMINA

people like you and me. We are called to tell the stories of how we are made anew by His grace̶even

These sessions offer practical tips for lifestyle chang

when we take a bite of the wrong fruit or stray from the right

PLANT-BASED RECIPE

of how much we need God. When we tell our stories of how

Two delicious recipes to make and share with a neighbo

God transformed us despite our Achilles s heel, we are

STORY OF KINDNES Community goodwill extended through a butterfly garde

path. Our weaknesses are what make us human, the symptoms

witnesses of His grace. Our stories illustrate that our strength comes despite our weaknesses because God s love more than makes up the difference. So tell your story̶or better yet, write it down. Because each life is a gospel that tells of what Jesus does with, and despite, the worst in us.

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Upcoming Event My City My Passion, July 23‒31 The registration for My City My Passion, a local mission trip opportunity for teens thirteen to seventeen years old, is now open. We are canceling the June date and opening more spaces for July 23‒31. At the moment we have twenty-five young people registered for the July event. If you need any financial assistance, please let us know. If you would like to sponsor a youth, you can put your donation in a tithe envelope marked for "My City My Passion."

Click here for more information

Young Adult Events, Month of June • June 4 ̶ Bible study on Zoom, 8:00‒9:15 p.m. • June 11 ̶ Bible study on Zoom, 8:00‒9:15 p.m. • June 12 ̶ Nature walk, meet between 3:45 and 4:15 p.m. at Fairland Park, 3928 Greencastle Rd, Burtonsville, MD 20866 • June 15‒19 ̶ Chesapeake Conference Virtual Camp Meeting on YouTube • June 25 ̶ Bible study on Zoom, 8:00‒9:15 p.m. • June 26 ̶ Worship and game night, 8:00 p.m., Ellicott City Church gym

On May 22, Jim Pierce of ECC invited the young adult group to a bonfire at his home. We also enjoyed games, Beyond Meat sliders, and s’mores. It was an evening to remember, and we hope to do it again soon!

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For more information, email ecc.youngadultsgroup@gmail.com

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Total Health Seminar with Dr. David Emerson, June 24‒26 Use the QR code above to register and receive the Zoom links for these sessions. Diabetes: Real Cause, Simple Solution — Thursday, June 24, 7:00 p.m. Discover how a physician was able to cause type II diabetes in only two days in healthy medical students (hint: loads of sugar didn't do it). By changing your diet, you can avoid diabetes and even reverse it. Lower High Blood Pressure — Friday, June 25, 7:00 p.m. Learn why salt is not the real problem. Understand the real cause of hypertension based on the work of a worldrenowned physiologist who gave us the concepts of cardiac output and peripheral resistance. Learn how to prevent and reverse essential hypertension. The Power to Follow Through — Saturday, June 26, 11:00 a.m. Do you make New Year s resolutions that start out great but then fizzle out in a few short weeks? Learn how to find the power that will boost your ability and enable you to follow through with healthy choices and decisions. Get Thin! Stay Thin! — Saturday, June 26, 1:30 p.m. Learn why low-calorie diets do not work, and why exercise is not the final solution.

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Plant-Based Recipe Try these delicious plant-based dishes, and share the recipe with a neighbor.

Tomato Tart

Assemble and bake crust as directed. • 3 large very ripe tomatoes, sliced crosswise 1/4-inch thick Place tomato slices on baking sheet, lightly sprinkle with salt. • 1 small garlic clove Meanwhile, combine garlic, herbs, and 1/2 tsp salt in food • 1 cup basil leaves, loosely packed

processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add oil and pulse to

• 2 cups parsley leaves, loosely packed

liquid.

• 2 Tbsp olive oil • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard • 2 oz hard cheese, grated

Strawberry Compot • 2 cups sliced strawberries • 1 Tbsp maple syrup • 1‒2 Tbsp water • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch Ice Crea • 2 14-oz cans full fat coconut milk

Spread mustard evenly on crust, then sprinkle on cheese. Dollop with herb mixture and gently spread. Top with overlapping tomato slices, and bits of slices to fill gaps. Brush tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with freshly cracked black pepper. Bake at 375º F until crust is golden and tomatoes are

Recipe and photo: smittenkitchen.com

Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream

form a paste. Blot tomatoes with paper towel to remove excess

deeply roasted.

The day before, place ice cream churning

remaining ingredients, except for the fresh

bowl in freezer and make compote: Add all

strawberries. Blend for 1 minute, or until

ingredients to a saucepan and stir to

very creamy and smooth, scraping down

combine. Heat over medium-low and

sides as needed. Add most of the strawberry

simmer covered, 12‒15 minutes, stirring

compote, reserving 3 Tbsp for swirling in

occasionally, until very soft. Add a bit more

later. Blend again until smooth.

water if not much sauce has formed. Mash

Chill for 30 minutes. Churn according to

lightly and set aside to cool.

manufacturer s directions. When at soft-

Pour just the cream from the coconut milk

serve texture, mix in minced strawberries.

cans into a high-speed blender. Add

Swirl in compote before freezing.

• 1/4 cup raw cashew butter • 1/4 cup agave or maple syrup • 1/4 cup cane sugar • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (optional, for creamier texture) • 1 Tbsp olive oil or avocado oil (optional, for creamier texture) • 2 Tbsp minced fresh ripe strawberries (optional)

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June Calenda You can join us in worship and prayer right from your own home, or in person every Sabbath. For Zoom meetings, the “Meeting ID” is the number sequence at the end of the URL. Day

Time

Class/Service

Details

Friday

8:00 p.m.

Young Adult Sabbath School

zoom.us/j/94905044258

Saturday

9:30 a.m.

Adult Sabbath School

General: https://zoom.us/j/332338939

Also in-person every Sabbath

Van Slyke: Zoom Meeting ID̶985 2011 4595, Passcode̶341659

Saturday

11:00 a.m.

Worship Service

Streaming on YouTube and Facebook

Also in-person every Sabbath Saturday

2:00 p.m.

Youth Church

zoom.us/j/2717214743

Saturday

9:15 a.m.

Youth (grades 9‒12)

Kindergarten, Primary, and Junior:

Saturday

9:15 a.m.

Junior Sabbath School (grades 5‒6)

zoom.us/j/99481531774 (passcode

Saturday

9:15 a.m.

Kindergarten Sabbath School

990312)

Saturday

9:15 a.m.

Earliteen Sabbath School (grades 7‒8) Earliteen: zoom.us/j/91696803781

Saturday

9:15 a.m.

Primary Sabbath School (grades 2‒4)

(passcode 539000)

2nd/4th Saturdays

2:00 p.m.

Adventurers Club

zoom.us/j/98246939888 (passcode 527469)

3:30 p.m.

Pathfinders Club

zoom.us/j/95521612344 (passcode 490722)

Urban Life Cente We praise God for the recent approval we received for building inspections at the Urban Life Center facility in Baltimore. Soon we ll be able to open its doors to serve the community in the Baltimore area. Please keep the ULC in your prayers!

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June 2021

Story of Kindnes This butterfly garden reaches out to tourists and local residents, while providing employment for students too!

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Sermon Though From Marquita Klinedinst, “Faith over Fear,” May 29, 2021

Editor
 Sky Kline
 newsletter@ellicottcitychurch.org
 
 Contributors
 Joy Anderso Falvo Fowle Gregory Fuente 3291 St. Johns Lane
 Ellicott City, MD 21042
 www.ellicottcity.church

God truly is on our side regardless of what life looks and feels like at this moment, despite the fears and anxiety that seem to overtake us. The story in Mark 4:37–40 illustrates the presence of God amidst the storms of life and teaches us that our faith in God can free us from the grips of fear. From this experience of the disciples are three lessons for us 1. Amidst our storms, our boats appear to be sinking. But Jesus is at the stern, controlling the direction of the boat 2. While we may feel alone, we need to remember that Jesus is always in the boat with us, and doesn’t leave us alone with our fears 3. Circumstances may lead us to think that Jesus is unaware of our predicament, but Jesus knows us better than we know ourselves. At the right time, Jesus will rebuke the storm to be still Watch the sermon here on YouTube, at timestamp 1:09:33

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