Leakey United Methodist Church
Leakey United Methodist Church
Leakey United Methodist Church
Welcome to the Leakey Methodist Church

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Nomads On a Mission
Active in Divine Service

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A nursery is available
for those parents who wish to use it.

We have the ability to take donations online
for general donation, backpack ministry, altar flowers, youth group or other

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Please click the links below to learn about our Scholarship Programs

Leakey United Methodist Church Scholarship Renewal Application

Leakey United Methodist Church Scholarship

Leakey United Methodist Church Guidelines for Scholarship Recipients

Good Afternoon and hope you are staying warm!
Here is the diddy for the day!
A man sent his friend a cryptic Christmas card. It said: A B C D E F G H I J K M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z. The recipient puzzled over it for weeks, finally gave up and wrote asking for an explanation. In July he received the explanation on a postcard: "No L." 

Ha – I like that one!

Here’s what is happening off of our front porch!

Dec. 13th          6 pm Choir Practice
Dec. 15th          The Camstra’s are having a Moving / Estate Sale at Tinkum hall, from 9 am – 6 pm. Lots of household items like, picture frames, kitchen items, collectibles, craft items, clothes, planting pots, and some furniture (chairs, lamps, small tables), and much more! Come by and take a look!
Dec. 18th          6:45 am Emmaus Breakfast and at 6 pm Choir Practice
Dec. 19th          No UMW meeting, 3:45 pm Deep Blue kids and at 6:30 pm Bible study
Dec. 21st          Winter Begins
Dec. 23rd          11 am Christmas Worship and remember there will no meetings of any kind for the rest of the month.
Dec. 24th          6 pm Candlelight Service
Dec. 25th          Jesus Birthday! Hallelujah!

Some reminders:
We are in need of liturgists for the rest of December and for 2019. The signup sheet is on the table by the front doors.

The Altar Flower chart is up for 2019. If you would like to donate flowers in memory of someone, birthday or anniversary. You can now go online and donate the $25.00. The online click thru is located on our home page of our website www.leakeyumc.org. The traditional way, is to pay when I send out the reminders each month.

Don’t forget about the Christmas Card post office located in Tinkum Hall. The cost / donation is 10 cents a card. The Christmas Post Office will close on Dec. 20th. Don’t forget to PICK UP the cards sent to you. The files are listed alphabetical.

Be sure to take a look at the prayer list. I will be updating it coming the 1st of January. If someone needs to come off or be added…. Please let me know by email.

Well, that is all for now… so, here is something to ponder….          MERRY CHRISTMAS!
In the eighth plague, this animal covered the ground.
A. Scorpions
B. Worms
C. Locusts
D. Snails

Answer: C

Check the Calendar Page for more events and notes

Pastor WalterCross Talk

Once again election season is upon us! As I write this early voting has already begun, and the clock is quickly counting down to election day. And yet, the ads continue as do the heated debates on social media, and it seems like more and more voter guides are available for those handful of undecided voters. Yes, election season is upon us.

This election season has been a challenging one full of division and hate. Much like the parable of the Speck and the Log in Matthew 7: 1 – 5, we have been able to watch our political candidates point out each other’s flaws while dismissing their own. This has not only been consistent with the candidates, but many of their supporters as well. Rather than talk about the issues affecting our country, we have made it personal. We really don’t want to admit it but our hearts have been hardened towards those with whom we disagree. Is this really how we should live and vote or are we called to something better?

On October 6, 1774, John Wesley wrote some very wise words concerning the privilege to vote:

I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them 1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy 2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against, and 3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.”

This election year, I encourage you to go and vote if you haven’t already. But when you do, follow the advice of the founder of Methodism. Go and vote for the candidate you judge most worthy, and regardless of the outcome don’t harbor hate in your heart. Don’t speak evil of the person for whom you didn’t vote for, or idolize the person you did. Make sure that you don’t hold a grudge against those who voted differently. Don’t worry about trying to change their hearts or minds, just love them for who they are. If we could do this could you imagine how different our world might be?

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

Leakey United Methodist Church
 
"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