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.

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Leakey United Methodist Church Scholarship Renewal Application

Leakey United Methodist Church Scholarship

Leakey United Methodist Church Guidelines for Scholarship Recipients

Messages from the secretary...

Good afternoon and hope this email finds you well!  In a couple of days the newsletter will be posted!

Diddy for the day! How does Moses make his tea? Answer: Hebrews it!

Well here is the news from our front porch:

  • June 30th - Rodeo @ 8 pm   (for more info go to Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce)
  • July 1st - Parade @ 10 am         Vendors / Food            Rodeo @ 8 pm
  • July 2nd - Contemporary Service @ 8:30 am and Communion Service @ 11:00 am  /  Fun & Fellowship @ 6 pm
  • July 3rd - Men’s Breakfast @ New Fellowship Church
  • July 4th - Emmaus Breakfast @ 6:45 am    INDEPENDENCE DAY!
  • July 9th - Contemporary Service @ 8:30 am and Regular Service @ 11:00 am

Not much else to tell… Ginger is doing better – thank you Jesus! We all got some rain – thank you Jesus! Well, you folks have a good evening and take care J!

Something to ponder…

Which famous apostle learned the trade of tent making?

A. Matthew
B. Luke
C. John
D. Paul

Answer: D) Paul Acts 18: 2-3

Check the Calendar Page for more events and notes

Pastor WalterCross Talk

We often talk about love and hospitality in the church. Right now, one of our Sunday School classes is studying the book Shift, which talks about rethinking how we function as the church. In this class, we have been developing our understanding of hospitality, which is something I think we do well as a church. We have a passion for welcoming people, for loving those who walk through our doors. That is evident on Sunday mornings. We are reminded in Matthew 22: 36-40:

36 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37 He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

So who is our neighbor? Is it the person who physically lives next door, the guest who comes to church, the stranger on the street? The simple answer is yes. Everyone around us is our neighbor. So in recognizing this, how do we respond to them in love?

Here are some highlights of how you as a church are living out these commandments. Over the course of this school year, our backpack ministry provided food to 31 different students. Making sure that they would not be hungry over the weekend. In just over the past month, we have welcomed nine new brothers and sisters in Christ. These young men and women from Big Springs, have joyfully requested to be part of Christ’s family. Many of them made this decision because of the love and support that they feel from this church. When talking to them, there has been a recurring theme of adoption and acceptance and feeling that they are loved. Another example is that we housed and fed a group of eight cyclists from Hardin-Simmons University who are working on a minor in Leadership.

These seven students and their professor planned a bike ride that will take them from Eagle Pass to the Canadian border in about two weeks. The morning they left, one of the students expressed that he had been around the church for a long time but had never experienced hospitality like our church.

I could go on sharing stories of how this church loves and serves those around us. I am thankful every day as your pastor for the love and generosity that we share. As I write this, I pray that we don’t take our kindness, love, and service for granted. Friends, we live in a broken world; a world that needs to experience God’s love. So I challenge you each and every day to ask who is my neighbor, and how can I love them they way Christ loved me. Friends, when we do this we will change our community and our world in powerful ways.

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