Eylau United Methodist Church

NEWSLETTER (Februray 2016)

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Our Purpose:

Love God - Love Others - Serve God in the World

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The Board of Lakeview Methodist Conference Center

Carol Stoner, of Eylau United Methodist Church has been appointed to the Board of Lakeview Methodist Conference Center which is located at Palestine, Texas.  This is the first appointment for her on this board. 

Currently, Carol is also the coordinator for the United Methodist NOMADS annual meeting for 2016, which will be held in Branson, Missouri this year.  Ask her how you can participate in the mission.

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for the Church

January 31, 2016

8:30 AM

Fellowship Hall

Join us for our first 5th Sunday Church-wide Breakfast.  It will be a great hour of Christ-filled fellowship, laughter, spiritual devotion and prayer, along with some awesome food!  Invite a friend to join you for the best breakfast in town!

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5th Sunday Singing

January 31 @ 11 AM

Join with us for a great time of worship and singing.  And remember to bring your loose change for the Noisy Offering.

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February Birthdays

 

10 Bill Avance

14 Charolotte McGarr

19 Ann Black

19 Don Petty

21 Brenda Lee

27 Freida Bettes

27 Top Morrow

 

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View the current sermon HERE!

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 Ash Wednesday Service

 February 10 @ 6 PM

Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity.  It occurs 46 days before Easter and can fall as early as February 4 or as late as March 10.  Ash Wednesday is observed by many Western Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Roman Catholics.

Please join us as we prepare our hearts and minds for the season of Lent.

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The Men's Gathering

The men gather on the 2nd Sunday of each month (excluding 5th Sunday months) for breakfast and spiritual nourishment. 

We hope to see you and your friends there on February 14 @ 8:30 AM.

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Eylau United Methodist Women

 

The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose Purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. 

Join us for our next meeting - February 15, 2016 @ 6:30 

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3rd Sunday Meal

February 21 @ 12 noon

 

 Our February meal will have a Valentine theme plus entertainment.

 

Soup, Cornbread, Desserts & Music!

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The Recycling Christian

 

Christians understand that the Bible tells us the earth is temporary.  No amount of recycling or “thinking green” will forestall the end that God has planned for the earth.  Despite all the best plans of human beings to preserve the planet, there will come a time when the earth and all God has created will be destroyed.  “The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare” (2 Peter 3:10). 

 

The earth itself is winding down in preparation for that cataclysmic event, one that will cause human destructive behaviors toward the environment to pale in comparison.  Romans 8:20-22 speaks of a creation which groans in anticipation of the time when it will be set free from the bondage to the principle of decay.  This is the end we should be looking to and planning for and which should make our evangelistic efforts all the more urgent.  Soda cans can be recycled; people cannot.  Therefore, our Christian efforts should, first and foremost, be toward saving souls. 

 

Even so, Christians should also be concerned about clean air, clean water, and the preservation of natural resources to the best of our ability.  From a Christian perspective, we know that we are called to be good stewards of the earth (Genesis 1:26-28).  So, what does recycling do for us as individuals and for future generations to come?  Well...

 

1) It adds increased lifespan to area and regional landfills which reduces cost of transportation to landfills outside local region.

 

2) It provides marketable goods to recyclable end markets to provide future product from recycled material which reduces costs of packaging to us as consumers.

 

3) It provides jobs in the local region providing taxable revenue in which we all benefit. 

 

4) Once material is buried in a landfill it provides no future purpose in the economy.  But, a constant recycling climate will renew the economical benefit of marketable products in a continuous cycle.

 

You see, God did create the earth and give human beings dominion over it (Genesis 1:26-28; Psalm 8:6-8), and we are to be responsible caretakers of it.  Therefore, Eylau UMC has made the decision to be faithful stewards by recycling.  You will find recycling collection containers throughout the facilities for aluminum cans, paper/cardboard, and plastic. 

 

Please join us in this effort to take responsibility for our little piece of this earth, which has been placed in our care by God, the Creator, Sustainer and Redeemer of all things.

 

Grace & Peace,

Pastor Paula

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On Valentine’s Day, we remember that God is the source of all love in the world. His perfect love for us has made all human love possible.

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Next Fellowship meal will be February 21!

 

Soup, Cornbread, Desserts & Music! 

See you there.

 

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Liturgists for February

 

 7 - Don Petty

14 - Laverne Ogden

21 - Carol Stoner

28 - Jewel Sullivan

 

 

* Please let the pastor know if you would like your name added to the Alternate liturgist list.

 

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 Newsletter Preparation

 Newsletter Volunteer Day is Wednesday, February 24 @ 5:30 PM 

 

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Committees

 

To see the 2016 Committee list,  visit this link and click "LEADERSHIP"

 

2016 COMMITTEES

 

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Opportunities

 

SUNDAYS:

• Gathering Time - 9:15 AM

• Sunday School for all ages - 9:45 AM

• Worship - 11:00 AM

MONDAYS:

• Prayer Meeting @ 10 AM (Check Calendar)

TUESDAYS:

• Computer Class @ 11 AM (By Appointment)

WEDNESDAYS:

• Choir Practice @ 6 PM

THURSDAYS:

• Computer Class @ 11 AM (By Appointment)

 

 

Special dates

 

• Church-Wide Breakfast, January 31, 2016

• Fifth Sunday Singing, January 31, 2016

• Noisy Offering, January 31, 2016

• Transfiguration Sunday, February 7, 2016

• Finance Meeting, February 9, 2016

• Ash Wednesday Service, February 10, 2016

First Sunday of Lent, February 14, 2016

Men's Breakfast, February 14, 2016

Church Council, February 14, 2016

United Methodist Women, February 15, 2016

• Second Sunday of Lent, February 21, 2016

• 3rd Sunday Valentine Meal, February 21, 2016

Newsletter Volunteer Day, February 24, 2016

Third Sunday of Lent, February 28, 2016

Pastor on Vacation, February 29 - March 13, 2016

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