Leakey United Methodist Church
Leakey United Methodist Church
Leakey United Methodist Church
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Good afternoon and hope all is well at your house.

I was sure hoping for some rain but a heavy mist, at best, is what we received. I am praying for rain! We sure do need it! The donkeys told me so….

Here is the diddy for the day!
Preacher Norton wakes up to a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning and decides he just has to play golf. He pretends he's sick and convinces the associate pastor to preach for him that day, then heads out of town to a golf course about 50 miles away so he won't run into anyone from his church. On the first tee he sees he has the entire course to himself: Everyone else is in church!
Watching from heaven, Saint Peter turns to the Lord and asks, "Are you going to let him get away with this?"
Just then Pastor Norton hits the ball. It heads straight for the pin, drops just short of it, rolls up, and falls into the hole - a 420 yard hole in one!
Astonished, Saint Peter looks at the Lord and asks, "Why in Heaven did you let him do that?"
The Lord smiles and replies, "Who's he going to tell?"

That made me laugh!

Here what’s going on off of our front porch….
March 12th      6 pm Choir
March 13th      No J.A.M. or Revolution Youth and at 6 pm Bible Study
March 17th      St. Patrick’s Day / 8:30 am Contemporary Service / 9:30 am Bible Study / 11 am Communion Service
March 19th      9:30 am Zoom
March 20th      10 am United Methodist Women meet, from 12:40 – 1:15 pm starts our Building Bridge with the Students – Lunch program ( come help if you can)
March 24th      Fellowship Meal after the 11 am service and noisy offering
March 26th      Newsletter deadline, 5 pm One Board Meeting, 6 pm Choir
March 31st       5th Sunday Sing Sing at the Frio Canyon Baptist Church

Well, that is about all the news for today…. Pray for rain… here is something to ponder…

Which prophet resurrected someone from the dead AFTER his own death?

A.     Paul     B. Elisha       C.            Peter      D. Obadiah
Answer:

B.     Elisha – 2 Kings: 20-21

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Pastor WalterCross Talk

Have you ever noticed that the more things change, the more they stay the same? I remember growing up hearing my German grandparents use that phrase all the time. We live in a time of increasing complexity; a time of new technology, social media, of information overload. The world is increasingly shrinking, as we can find out about things almost as fast as they can happen. And yet, there is still poverty, prejudice, hurt, and pain. As I have written this article, the called session of General Conference has been underway, reminding us again of how divided we are. Last month, I talked about how many of us lament the division we bear witness to in our nation and our church. This division has been truly apparent this week, as both sides have stood their ground and refused to listen to each other.
I am reminded of some of the challenges faced by the church in the first century. They were continually being divided and oppressed. It wasn’t uncommon for early Christians to be sent to their deaths in the Circus Maximus, as they were slaughtered by gladiators or wild animals. Nowadays, we don’t need the Roman Government to condemn, we do it to ourselves in the church. Social media has become the new circus, where we turn to tear each other apart. But even as we fight and argue over what direction we are to go, we have a promise. In Revelation 21, John of Patmos writes:

21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her hus-band. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
“See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; 4 he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.”
5 And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who conquer will inherit these things, and I will be their God and they will be my children.

We have a promise from God, that no matter what happens God can redeem all of creation. Right now our denomination is divided and at the point of schism, we cannot agree theologically or ideologically, but we have hope in the promise that God can and will restore. Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I wish I could tell you what the days and weeks ahead have in store for us, but I can assure you that God is in control. I invite you to stay in an attitude of prayer as we enter this Lenten season, that God works in a mighty way in our lives, in our church, and our world.

Grace and peace,
Pastor Walter

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.

Read more about the history of The United Methodist Church

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"Whoever drinks the water that I will give him will never be thirsty. The water that I will give him will become in him a well of life that lasts forever" John 4:14

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Leakey United Methodist Church
Pastor Walter Prescher
P. O. Box 417
419 North Market Street Leakey, TX 78873
Phone (830) 232-6266 - Fax (830) 232-6266

leakeyumc@hctc.net
Sunday Worship Services 11 A.M.
8:30 A.M. Contemporary Service
Adult Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
Choir 6:00 PM Tuesday
Tuesday God’s Time (Bible Study) 7 PM
Youth Fellowship 5:30 P.M. Wednesdays