Leakey United Methodist Church
Leakey United Methodist Church
Leakey United Methodist Church
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Good Afternoon to all!

Here is the diddy for the day! Thank you Jack H.! This one made me chuckle!

Instant Church Directory
Don’t forget to sign into the church’s directory. The name is Instant Church Directory, enter in your email and create a password. If you don’t have access, please let me know your email. I have to set you up (name and email) before you can create your password. After that, you just put in as little or as much information as you wish. To contact me… theresalynn@hctc.net, home: 232-5955, or cell 512-426-2797. I will be happy to do it for you, just let me know.

Feb. 19th The United Methodist Women will meet at 10 a.m. (Tinkum and the Sanctuary)

Feb. 20th Please make a note there will be no Ministry Meeting. The next meeting will be March 5th.
Feb. 23rd This coming Sunday is the NOISY OFFERING and the FELLOWSHIP MEAL. All are welcome and if you can, please bring a dish.

Church Work Day
The original date, Feb. 20th has been changed to Feb. 25th. We are “anticipating rain”, so the date was changed. We will meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. and work until around 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Also, you might want to bring some gloves and tools. For more information, please call John Mata, 281-513-2443.

Also, on Feb. 25th is the Newsletter Deadline, then 5:15 p.m. is the Board Meeting, and all are welcome. Oh, choir is at 6 p.m. Busy Day!

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26th
There are Ashes to Go… just drive by and get your ashes and a prayer. You don’t even have to get out of your car! Pretty easy! Then, you are welcome to join us at 6 p.m. for Ash Wednesday Service. All are welcome. (The Adult Bible Study will be cancelled this one time).

March 2nd    At 7 a.m. is the Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Saint Raymond’s.
March 5th  1:30 – 3:30 p.m. will be the next Ministry Meeting.

Daylight Savings Time
March 8th – Make sure you change the clock – Spring forward!

Well, that is about all I know for now… here is something to ponder!

Who did Peter rise from the dead in Joppa?
a.     Dorcas
b.     Ananias
c.      Lazarus
d.     Martha

Answer:  a: Acts 9:36-43

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Pastor RichardCROSS-TALK

Howdy Church!
So we are a month into the New Decade and I wonder how your New Decade's resolutions are holding up.

I read an article recently that reported that generally a third of resolutions don't make it past 30 days. It also quoted a study showing that it takes, on average, 66 days to create automaticity in a new habit. The participants in that study took anywhere from 18 to 254 days to create automaticity with the behavior they were trying to create. That's a big range and is weighted toward the longer end of the spectrum! That tells me that seeing some fruit from my desire for a new version of me is likely to take over 2 months, which is a long time to persevere in a new behavior without much positive reinforcement.

So, it's not surprising most of my resolutions have gone by the wayside. I've often picked several items to change that involve pretty well ingrained habits. And since I've had less than good results several times, I've pretty much given up on resolutions. After all, isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again yet expecting different results?

Last year, I did have better results though. I made a change that has stuck with me and here's what I did differently. First, I picked just one thing that I thought would make a small but noticeable change in my life each time I performed the act. And I found that to be true - every time I exercised this new behavior I could tell that I had done something different that day. I also created a little extra positive reinforcement from the act by checking it off my daily to-do list. Checking it off the list was guaranteed to make me feel better about myself.

The second thing I did is that I didn't make an official New Year's resolution. I didn't decide to implement the change until March. So I didn't feel any pressure about keeping an NY resolution. If I got enough satisfaction from having done it, then I'd keep it up, but if it wasn't producing for me, I didn't mind ditching it since

I hadn't started in January. There's something powerful about our subconscious expectations.

And I suppose the final part is that I not only wanted the new change but I also framed the want as part of my identity. I decided I wanted to be "the guy that does X" and I did NOT want to be "the guy that started to do X and failed." How we perceive ourselves is so powerful!

So I have about one more month to keep my new habit to make it through the first year. And I no longer think of it as having kept this habit for a year - now I think of it as my FIRST year of the new habit. And I feel so much stronger and better about myself. I've tried to do this before and have failed - but not this time.

My habit was reading the Bible through in a year. If you'd like to join me in reading through the Bible in a year, let me know and we'll do it together. My official last day will be March 2 but I'll probably finish a couple of days early so that I can start the new plan on March 1st. Now that I've completed this one, I'll also add a second daily habit to it to piggyback on the success of this one.

Your pastor that now reads through the Bible each year,

Pastor Richard

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 Richard Zander
P. O. Box 417
419 North Market Street Leakey, TX 78873
Phone (830) 232-6266 - Fax (830) 232-6266

Contemporary Service 8:30 A.M.
Sunday Worship Service 11 A.M.
Adult Sunday School 9:30 A.M.