Eylau United Methodist Church

NEWSLETTER (August 2016)


Our Purpose:

Love God - Love Others - Serve God in the World


Pack the Pew Sunday

Pact the Pew Sundays happen every 5th Sunday at Eylau United Methodist Church. 

It features a Fellowship Breakfast at 8:30 a.m., Sunday School classes for all ages at 9:45 a.m., and our 5th Sunday Singing worship service at 11:00 a.m.  In addition members are encouraged to F-R-A-N-GELIZE each 5th Sunday by inviting Friends, Relatives, Associates and Neighbors to worship with us. 

F-R-A-N-GELISM is another name for Evangelism and it's purpose is to “bring to life” the words in Matthew 28: 19-20 and Acts 1:8.

Matthew 28:19-20 - "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Acts 1:8- "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

The next 'Pack the Pew' Sunday is July 31, 2016. 



"Journeys with Jesus"

Continues through August!

The Eylau UMC Children's Ministries is planning an exciting time for Vacation Bible School this summer.  For eight weeks, the children will enjoy a special time filled with lessons, skits, puppet shows, cooking, games and much more!

Of course, we know that there is no way to carry this entire program out in one hour, so this is our plan.

We will begin Sunday mornings at our regular time (9:45 AM).  Later, prior to the Worship Service (around 10:45 AM), instructors and children will come into the sanctuary.  We will stay through the announcements, possibly one song and a special prayer time with Pastor Paula.  We may also use this special time to let the congregation know what we have planned for that day and/or a review of the previous week.

We will keep the regular schedule for our acolytes.  They will continue to light candles before the worship service and then return to the sanctuary at the close of the service.

Please be in prayer for our children's Summer VBS Ministry.  If you have a child, grandchild, niece or nephew or know of a neighbor who you think might benefit from this special time, please let us know.  The more the merrier!


Greetings in Christ!

I trust this newsletter finds you and your loved ones well, and enjoying the amazing blessings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!  

How exciting it is to be a part of God’s faithful church!  While there are increasing challenges all around us, isn’t it wonderful to know that we serve a God who is more than up to the task of meeting those challenges?  Yet, while God has all the power in the world, and could easily accomplish all His works without us, we know that He still takes great joy and pleasure in using us to bring honor to His name through victorious living.  We serve God because we love Him, and He loves us because, well, just because!  (Who can really explain the love of God?)

His love leads us to respond to the needs of others around us and to being a willing vessel that God can use, so as, to meet those needs.  And we become just a little bit more like Christ in the process.  Not only do we become more like Him, we must also remember that ministering to the community is a high calling.  It is then no longer a burden to do so, because in reality we are ministering to them as we would do the same for Christ.

Beyond this, anyone who has ever tithed, as well as, given offerings to the House of God can truly testify that God is faithful in supplying the needs for their own individual households.  For we hear in: Malachi 3:10 – ‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house.  Test Me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.’

It is evident that Eylau UMC has a great heritage of tithing, so as to, support the ministries of the church.  However our ability to do so is becoming an increasing challenge due to financial constraints. 

I know we have been in challenging economic times, yet I would like to encourage each one of our members and attendees to remain faithful in giving to this local church which in turn will enable us to do many of the things God has called us to do.

Would you prayerfully give serious consideration to an amount you can give at this time, as well as, what amount you would be willing to give on an ongoing monthly basis as God provides?


Included is a Pledge Card for your convenience.  You may deliver it to the church office or bring it to worship on Commitment Sunday (September 4, 2016) where all will have the opportunity to present their offerings to the Lord. 

Thank you for your willingness to do so, and thank you for your ongoing faithfulness to the Lord.




  Notebooks?… Check!

and most important, a Special Blessing of the Backpacks to start the new school year off right!  ... Check! 

All students are invited to come forward in church on Sunday, August 21, 2016, as Pastor Paula offers a blessing for them and for their teachers, backpacks and supplies.  

* Backpacks will be prepared ahead of time for the children present that day.  AND everyone is invited to bring additional school supplies to be taken to nearby Liberty-Eylau schools.


3rd Sunday Meal


August 21 @ 12 noon



Our August meal will have a cool summer theme.  


 Pork Sandwiches, sides and dessert will be provided.  YUM!!!


Join in great Summer-time food, fellowship and fun.



Nursing Home Singing

@ 2 PM - 4th Sundays

We have a group of folks who gather at a local Nursing Home for a wonderful time of singing.  Won't you think about joining in this outreach ministry?  Talk with Laverne Ogden for more details.


August Birthdays


06 Cynthia Adkins

07 Matt Combs

08 Laverne Ogden

08 Tyler Thrapp

12 Nancy Guest

23 Audry Jones

30 Linda Breed



View the current sermon HERE!


Men's Ministry

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 August 14 @ 8:30 AM. 


Giant Fundraiser!

Garage Sale - Bake Sale - Free Beans & Cornbread (on Saturday)

October 14 & 15


We are holding a Giant (Huge, Really, really BIG) Garage & Bake Sale to benefit Eylau United Methodist Church, Friday and Saturday, October 14 & 15.  There will be something for everyone: children’s clothes & toys, adult clothes, kitchen, bathroom, living room stuff, furniture, small appliances, and knick-knacks galore — some used, some new.


So, now is the time.  Clean out those closets’ you have been putting off doing, also storage units too.  All donated items can be placed in the gym, on the left  side of the door.  We will have a sign up sheet for all those who would like to work setting up and/or during the sale.


If you have any items you’d like to donate, you need more information or you would like to donate an hour or two to this effort please contact:


Elizabeth Allison


Thank You for your service to our Lord!


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 next United Methodist Women's meeting will be on the 3rd Monday in August (the 15th) at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church.  All women are encouraged to attend. 

On August 27 the District United Methodist Women will meet at Wesley UMC in Marshall - Registration @ 9:30 AM - Meeting @ 10 AM.  Lunch will be served.

We encourage everyone to continue to fill up their Thank Banks, which will be collected on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. 

Peace & Blessings to all,

Carol Stoner



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All Aboard!


When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off.  You sit still and trust the engineer. 


- Corrie ten Boom


Next Fellowship meal will be August 21!


We are having a Pork sandwich Dinner!

See you there. 


Liturgists for August


  7 - Don Petty

14 - Laverne Ogden

21- Carol Stoner

28 - Bill Adams



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


Newsletter Preparation


Newsletter Volunteer Day is Wednesday, August 17 @ 5:30 PM 





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








• Gathering Time - 9:15 AM

• Sunday School for all ages - 9:45 AM

• Worship - 11:00 AM


• The Agape Group @ 10 AM


• Computer Class @ 11 AM (By Appointment)


• Choir Practice @ 6 PM


• Computer Class @ 11 AM (By Appointment)



Special dates


Food Pantry, July 28, 2016

Pack the Pew Sunday, July 31, 2016

Church-Wide Breakfast, July 31, 2016

5th Sunday Singing, July 31, 2016

Noisy Offering, July 31, 2016

Vacation Bible School, July 31, 2016

• SPRC Meeting, August 2, 2016

• Vacation Bible School, August 7, 2016

• Education MeetingAugust 9, 2016

Food Pantry, August 11, 2016

• Men's Breakfast, August 14, 2016

• Vacation Bible School, August 14, 2016

• Church Council, August 14, 2016

• United Methodist Women, August 15, 2016

Newsletter Volunteer DayAugust 17, 2016

Vacation Bible School, August 21, 2016

Blessing of the Backpacks, August 21, 2016

3rd Sunday Meal, August 21, 2016

Food Pantry, August 25, 2016

Vacation Bible School, August 28, 2016

Nursing Home Singing, August 28, 2016

Commitment Sunday, September 4, 2016

Garage Sale, October 14-15, 2016

Bake Sale, October 14-15, 2016

Free Beans & Cornbread, October 15, 2016