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Ditty for the day…. How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it!
Hope your yard or fields look as green as ours! So glad to get the rain! Thank you Jesus!
So – here are your reminders of what is coming up! The church as a whole is going to gear up. The Fall and Winter are busy - busy times for us; so pay attention and grab your calendar!
Next Tues is the deadline for the NEWSLETTER…. Please email you items prior to Tues.
- August 28th – Fellowship Meal and NOISY OFFERING!
- August 31st – Safe Sanctuary Training will be from 5:30 – 6:15 pm; be prepared and come to this class. Jesus may whisper in your ear for you to do something! Sit downs, eat & talk, activities or just prepare some food, but you will have to go to training to be around our Youth.
- Children’s Ministry is grades K-6th grade and Youth Ministry is grades 7th – 12th.
- September 5th – Please make note the Men’s Breakfast at the Fellowship Hall, will be moved to September 12th due to Labor Day.
- September 6th – La La La La – Choir starts again @ 6 pm in the choir room. If you like to sing…. Join us – all are welcome! I heard Theresa can’t sing but they let her participate anyway…!
- September 7th – Amplified Youth will start meeting again on Wednesday @5:30 pm. Their theme will be “Roots”. Also, Bible Study will start again at 7 pm.
- September 10th – UMW District Meeting in Wimberly, TX. The theme will be “New Creation” – call Joan Flanagan if you want to attend – her number is 830-232-6528 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- September 12th – Men’s Breakfast at the Fellowship Hall 7 am. Community Women’s Bible Study starts and will be in Tinkum Hall from 6pm – 8:30 pm. The theme will be “Covenant”.
Well that is about all for now… Church Bulletin Blooper…. Potluck Supper tonight – prayer and medication to follow.
Hug someone and be nicer than you have too! Take care my friends!
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As I child I remember The Byrd’s 1965 hit song “Turn! Turn! Turn!” being played in the background of a Time Magazine commercial. As I child, I didn’t realize at first that this song was based on Ecclesiastes 3: 1- 8 “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; ...” There is truth in these immortal words, there is a season in our lives for everything and much to our chagrin seasons change.
I have learned that Summertime in Leakey is busy! Our businesses are bustling with tourists who come to enjoy the Frio River. Soon two a days will be starting back up at school, and our student athletes are already hard at work getting back into shape. In the midst of the busyness of summer this year we said our fondest farewells to Rev. Doug and Cindy Smith who had loved and served this congregation for many years. A season of the life of the congregation has ended, and yet the seeds they planted and nurtured will continue to grow and flourish.
At the same time, you welcomed Catherine and myself to this congregation with an overwhelming amount of love and support. We are truly blessed to be here as this new season in the life of the church begins. It’s hard to believe that we have been here a month. It seems like we just arrived, I guess time flies when you are where you are supposed to be. I humbly ask as we begin this next leg of our journey together, that you be patient with me. There is so much to learn about the amazing gifts and graces of the members of this church, and each day I am amazed at what God is doing within this congregation. This is a blessed congregation, I am excited about what the future holds, God has big plans for us as we start this new season.
Grace and Peace,
|History of the United Methodist Church
On April 23, 1968, The United Methodist Church was created when Bishop Reuben H. Mueller, representing The Evangelical United Brethren Church, and Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke of The Methodist Church joined hands at the constituting General Conference in Dallas, Texas. With the words, "Lord of the Church, we are united in Thee, in Thy Church and now in The United Methodist Church," the new denomination was given birth by two churches that had distinguished histories and influential ministries in various parts of the world.
Theological traditions steeped in the Protestant Reformation and Wesleyanism, similar ecclesiastical structures, and relationships that dated back almost two hundred years facilitated the union. In the Evangelical United Brethren heritage, for example, Philip William Otterbein, the principal founder of the United Brethren in Christ, assisted in the ordination of Francis Asbury to the superintendency of American Methodist work. Jacob Albright, through whose religious experience and leadership the Evangelical Association was begun, was nurtured in a Methodist class meeting following his conversion.
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