To Those Who Call Me Pastor (and those who call me other things…), It would appear that for the foreseeable future, we will need to adapt and overcome to the obstacle before us known as the COVID-19. Which, fortunately for us, will be easy enough, since the boundaries are clear and technology is a good resource. More importantly, we know Who holds tomorrow. Even though the future may seem unforeseeable for us, it is, as I mentioned before, foreseeable; God has, as the song says, “the whole world in His hands.” I hope that as the days go by, you remember that you are made in the image of God and called to be Christlike. What this looks like for us at the Millinocket Church of the Nazarene: ● We will still continue to gather alone together. ● Remember to continue to read your Lenten Postcards devotional book. ● Gather with your Sunday School class if it’s less than 10 OR join your class online (you know who you are). ● Remember to stay up-to-date via www.millinocketnazarene.com and https://www.facebook.com/Millinocket-Church-of-the-Nazarene-198715126859004/. ● Don’t forget to join us for our 10:45 a.m. live-streamed service. ● For now, please make sure you get your tithe to the building on Mondays and Tuesdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. We will keep you posted as other options for tithe and offering become available. If you have any questions, please call the church at 723-4533 OR email us at firstname.lastname@example.org OR message us on our Facebook page. Since we will be spending considerably more time inside, we will get back to you as soon as we can. Whether you are part of the Millinocket Church of the Nazarene or not, above all else remember that there is a scripture that talks about the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. While we are familiar with these, it is crucial that we remember the words that close out the scripture: “against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23). No matter what happens, quarantine, executive orders, disrupted life, lack of toilet paper, it is always appropriate to be bearing fruit. In closing, I would like to share this prayer that I have carried in my wallet for ten years: “Almighty God, protect us by Your power throughout the course of this day, even as You have enabled us to begin it: do not let us turn aside to any sin, but let our every thought, word and deed aim at doing what is pleasing in Your sight. We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, be with us throughout this day. And with all those we love. Amen.” In Christ alone together, Pastor Allen
Duane Sennett Obituary
Duane E Sennett, beloved husband of Delores J Sennett, passed away on November 27th, 2019. Funeral services will be held on December 14th, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Millinocket Church of the Nazarene.
Nancy Carlstrom Obituary
Nancy “Big Gram” Carlstrom went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 14, 2019. Nancy was born September 11, 1947, the daughter of Everard “Frenchy” and Olive (McLaughlin) LaPlante. Nancy was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was hardworking in her career. She spent over 20 years at Dead River Company, working her way up to office manager. Nancy dedicated her life to her family and the Lord. She was a pinnacle member of the Millinocket Church of the Nazarene where she served in many roles including: Sunday school teacher, Steward, Bible quizzing teacher, and prayer partner.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 49 years, Robert “T.I.” Carlstrom; two daughters, Tammy McLaughlin and husband John, Tia Daigle and husband Rodney; three grandchildren Brandon and Tanner McLaughlin, and Kayla Daigle. She is also survived by four siblings: Jean Paquin and husband, Robert, of Millinocket; Patricia Belanger and late husband James of East Millinocket; Carol McClure and husband, Russell, of Sun City, Arizona; and Gary LaPlante and wife, Linda, of Kent, Washington; along with many in-laws, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by both her parents. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Friends are invited to visit with family 10:00 am-12:00 pm Thursday, July 18 at Millinocket Church of the Nazarene, 134 Forest Ave, Millinocket. A celebration of life will follow at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Nancy’s memory may be sent to the Millinocket Church of the Nazarene.
“Well done, good and faithful servant!” - Matthew 25:23
Charlene Street Obituary
Charlene (Freeman) Street, of Bangor passed away on June 28, 2019. Born in Bangor in 1934, she moved to Millinocket in 1967. She is survived by her husband of 54 years Raymond, brothers Arthur and Gerald and her children: Eric, Lynne and husband Keith, Roger and wife Dawn, Lisa and husband Jim, Denise and husband Mike as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Charlene grew up in Bangor and graduated from Bangor High School in 1952. She served as past President of the Katahdin Women's Club and was instrumental in the founding and success of the Sunny Santa program. She and her husband owned and operated the Mountain Village Coffee Shop from 1999 - 2011 serving townspeople and tourists alike. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and being at her camp on Cedar Lake. Charlene was an avid reader and was rarely without a book. She loved doing jigsaw puzzles and was an accomplished baker, indeed she was famous for her apple pizza!
She will be deeply missed by her family and remembered fondly by the lives that she touched, especially the many children she cared for throughout the years who knew her affectionately as "Ninnee."
Funeral services will be held on July 5th at 11:00 am at Millinocket Nazarene Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her name to the Nazarene Church of Millinocket or to a charity of your choice.