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

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Leakey United Methodist Church Scholarship Renewal Application

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Good Afternoon!

We have some of our church family that needs some extra prayers…. Please pray for Tommy Porter who was admitted into the hospital yesterday for more tests. He is hoping to be released tomorrow. Also, Jesse Guinn is responsive now, but still not in good shape. Please pray for Guinn Turner. Marie and Bob Phillips are home now but still need prayers.

Things to remember: The Love Offering deadline for Pastor Walter and Assoc. Pastor Bridget is Dec. 17th. Also, there is the Post Office located in the Fellowship Hall. So, please be sure to pick up or deliver your LOCAL Christmas Cards. Cost is 10 cents per card. The Flower Calendar for 2018 is located at the back of the church if you would like to donate flowers for a specific Sunday. We can do double flowers for any Sunday, if your special date has been taken.

Here is the diddy for the day …. What is the best verse for a kitchen?

“For everything there is a season”

Well, here is the news from our front porch….

  • Dec. 12th : Don’t forget choir tonight
  • Dec. 13th : No UMW meeting. The Deep Blue Kids will meet at 3:45 pm and Amplified Youth at 5:30 pm
  • Dec. 14th : Extra Choir practice!
  • Dec. 17th : At 9:30 am the Sunday School will have a party in Tinkum Hall. Don’t forget from 4-9 pm the Hallum’s will have their Open House Christmas Party.
  • Dec. 19th : 6:45 am Emmaus Breakfast
  • Dec. 20th : No meetings for the Deep Blue Kids and Amplified Youth until 2018. The same for the Bible Study Group.
  • Dec. 24th : Christmas Eve. There will no Sunday Bible study for either the adults or children. No Fellowship Meal. Both services will be combined into the 11 am service. This service will have the Christmas Pageant and don’t forget noisy offering. There will be a candlelight service at 6 pm.
  • Dec. 25th : Happy Birthday Jesus!

Well, that is about all that I have for this week…. Don’t forget Dec. 27th is the Newsletter deadline. Sending hugs and love your way!

So, here is something to ponder ….

Who impressed Jesus with his faith when this man asked him to heal his servant?

A. Lazarus
B. Herod the Great
C. Paul
D. A Roman officer

Answer: D. A Roman Officer

Check the Calendar Page for more events and notes

Pastor WalterCross Talk

As I write this article for the month, I can’t help but look out the window of my office at the beautiful rain that is falling. Most of us are celebrating this wonderful blessing; this is much needed. If you think about it, rain is pretty amazing. Just enough rain gives life; nourishing the plants, watering the animals, and filling our beautiful Frio River. However, too much rain can be a destructive force that can uproot trees and wash away homes. As with most things in nature, there is a need for balance.

The same can be said for our lives; there is a need for balance. What happens if we live to work, rather than work to live? Well, our lives become out of balance, and we are tired and stressed all the time. The same can be said if we allow anything in our lives to take up too much of our time, energy, and resources. Simply put, we can allow almost anything to become an idol: work, school, social media, the news, or money. What is it in our own lives that seems to demand all of our time and energy? What is it that we find ourselves bowing down to instead of what’s truly important?

Fall is an incredibly busy time of year, both at church and in the community. At church, we have a ton of programs running throughout the week and are preparing for our Church Conference. In our community seems like there is something different happening every week begging for our attention. We live in a world that never sleeps, and the temptation is there to be a part of everything happening. I know that pull, and the feeling of being stretched too thin both financially and physically. When we look to scripture, we see an invitation for balance. Christ invites us to come to him and find rest. We are called to be a Sabbath people, to take time to rest and rejuvenate in God’s loving embrace.

Friends, in the midst of our busyness, make time to rest and to seek God through prayer and scripture, to find peace and rest in the midst of the chaos of our lives, and most importantly to be receptive to God’s renewal and blessings that fall down like the very rain that nourishes the ground.

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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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