Eylau United Methodist Church

NEWSLETTER (March 2016)

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Our Purpose:

Love God - Love Others - Serve God in the World

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The Agape Group

 

This NEW group is committed to praying for the Church and making Agape Crosses to be given as gifts in various Outreach and Evangelistic settings. 

 

YOU are invited to come and make Agape Crosses with us.

 

When: Mondays @ 10 AM

 

Where: Classroom across from the Pastors' Study.

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Work-Day @ Church

 

March 12 @ 9 AM

 

 

We will need ALL hands on deck!

Please come and help us brighten up the Church with a little outside maintenance and inside Spring Cleaning. 

 

 

There will be something for everyone.

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March Birthdays

 

2 Keith Akins

2 Max Harris

11 Jesse Thrapp

12 Mary Frances Durham

14 Wayne Huggins

23 Scott Wooten

 

 

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View the current sermon HERE!

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Easter Egg Hunt

March 26 @ 10 AM

 

The egg hunting festivities will be followed by Cookies & Punch in the Fellowship Hall!

 

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Palm Sunday

March 20 @ 11 AM

 

We sing and say “hosanna” every Palm Sunday but hardly ever in between. So what does that word mean?

That first Palm Sunday, crowds spread their cloaks before Jesus as people had before Jehu to proclaim him king (2 Kings 9:13). They waved palm branches in greeting — a traditional sign of celebration (Leviticus 23:40). And, of course, they shouted, “Hosanna!”

This was an exclamation of “a people in distress [addressing] their king or their god,” explains Bible scholar William Barclay. Drawn from Psalm 118:25, hosanna is Aramaic for “save now.” By the time of Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, Barclay says, hosanna may have “become to some extent only a cry of welcome and of acclamation, like ‘Hail!’; but essentially it is a people’s cry for deliverance and for help in the day of their trouble.”

“Hosanna!” is the plea of an oppressed people to the one they recognize as their true king: Jesus, their Savior.

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Maundy Thursday Service

 March 24 @ 6:30 PM

 

Tonight we will hear the story through the experience of a Tenebrae Service and the sharing of the Communion meal at Table with Jesus. 

 

Please join us in celebration of this profound yet humbling gift — and privilege.

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Easter Sunrise Worship

March 27 @ 7 AM

 

Meet with us outside, in front of the playground, to celebrate The Son-rise!

 

Easter Traditional Worship

March 27 @ 11 AM

 

Join in a time of Joyful Worship!

 

Christ is Risen! 

Christ is Risen Indeed!

 

Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. God loves a cheerful giver. One gives most who gives with joy. The best way to show our gratitude to God and people is to accept everything with joy.

A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of the Christ risen.

—Mother Teresa

 

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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 March 13 @ 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. 

 

 

The North District United Methodist Women's Spring Celebration will be held, March 19, (Saturday) at Ebnezer United Methodist Church in Marshall.  Registration at 9 to 9:30,  Lunch will be served. 

 

A Special Message to all who helped with the Christmas Child Shoeboxes: 

 

Dear Operation Christmas Child Partner,

 

Let’s celebrate our wonderful year of record giving of “Gospel Opportunities” (shoebox gifts) at our Celebration Rally at two o’clock  p.m. on Saturday, March 12th at FBC Nash at 500 East New Boston Rd. in Texarkana ,TX. 

 

Our speakers will discuss “How to Pack a Quality Shoebox Gift on a Budget.” Round table sharing sessions will follow the speakers’ presentations.

 

Please bring guests and enjoy a time of fellowship and sharing of ideas. Refreshments will be served.  I look forward to seeing you as we celebrate God’s goodness to us and how He has enabled us to help over 11 million children and their families to receive shoebox gifts and the Gospel of Jesus Christ with our 2015 gifts. 

 

In His Service,

Carolyn Sparkman

(Please contact Carol Stoner for more information)

 

Join us for our next Eylau United Methodist Women's meeting

 

April 18, 2016 @ 6:30 

 

Peace & blessings to all: Carol Stoner

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3rd Sunday Meal

Pentecost Sunday May 15 @ 12 noon

 

Our May meal will have a Pentecost theme.  

 

 A Birthday celebration for the Church!

 

Potluck... bring your favorite dish and a smile!

 

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Research confirms that helping others boosts people’s self-esteem, forges strong friendships, offers a sense of belonging and purpose, decreases stress, increases gratitude and sparks others to “pay it forward.” In fact, University of Texas researchers found that the “activism cure” is a great way to overcome bouts of sadness. So get helping — and get happy!

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Next Fellowship meal will be May 15!

 

Potluck... bring your favorite dish and a smile :) 

 

See you there.

 

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Liturgists for February

 

 6 - Don Petty

13 - Laverne Ogden

20 - Carol Stoner

27 - 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, March 23 @ 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:

• The Agape Group @ 10 AM

TUESDAYS:

• Computer Class @ 11 AM (By Appointment)

WEDNESDAYS:

• Choir Practice @ 6 PM

THURSDAYS:

• Computer Class @ 11 AM (By Appointment)

 

 

Special dates

 

• Pastor on Vacation, February 29 - March 13

• Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 6, 2016

• Trustee Meeting, March 8, 2016

• Workday @ Church, March 12, 2016

• Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 13, 2016

• Daylight Savings Time, March 13, 2016

• Church Council, March 13, 2016

Men's Breakfast, March 13, 2016

Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016

Newsletter Volunteer Day, March 23, 2016

• Maundy Thursday Service, March 24, 2016

• Good Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Egg Hunt, March 26, 2016

Easter Sunrise Service, March 27, 2016

 

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