Eylau United Methodist Church

NEWSLETTER (March 2017)

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Our Purpose:

Love God - Love Others - Serve God in the World

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Saturday, February 25 @ 9:30 AM

 

We will need ALL hands on deck!

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

 

There will be something for everyone.

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March 1, is not just another Wednesday.  It is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent.  It is written in the scriptures that Jesus spent forty days in the wilderness.  During that time, he asked himself what it meant to be Jesus.  During the forty days of Lent, Christians are encouraged to ask themselves what it means to be who they are.  A regular part of the Ash Wednesday worship service is the “Invitation To The Observance Of Lenten Discipleship.”  For those of you who wish to understand the season a little better, I extend the invitation.  I hope you will take some time to reflect upon this very important calling:

 

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ:

the early Christians observed with great devotion

      the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection,

and it became the custom of the Church that before the Easter celebration

      there should be a forty-day season of spiritual preparation.

During this season converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism.

It was also a time when persons who had committed serious sins

      and had separated themselves from the community of faith

            were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness,

      and restored to participation in the life of the Church.

In this way the whole congregation was reminded

      of the mercy and forgiveness proclaimed in the gospel of Jesus Christ and the need we all have to renew our faith.

I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church,

      to observe a holy Lent:

      by self-examination and repentance;

      by prayer, fasting, and self-denial;

     and by reading and meditation on God's Holy Word.

 

Grace & Peace

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A New Class!

 

Begins the First Sunday in March 2017

We will be studying

“The Book of Acts”

YOU are cordially invited!

Facilitated by Shauna

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March

Birthdays

 

02 Keith Akin

02 Max Harris

11 Jesse Thrapp

14 Wayne Huggins

23 Scott Wooten

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View the current sermon HERE!

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Chicken Spaghetti

 

March 19 @ Noon

 

Immediately after Sunday worship all are invited to a Fund-Raiser Meal. 

 

See you there!

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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 Local Unit of UMW will meet again on February 27 at 6:30 PM and then on the 3rd Monday in April at 6:30 pm.  We invite all women of the Church to attend and find out what UMW is all about. 

 

Thanks,  

Carol

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Islam & Christianity

(Sundays – 5 PM)

 

Journey with a former Muslim as he shares the evidence that led him from Islam to Christianity.

Register On-line: http://eylauumc.org

• What do Muslims believe about Christianity and Jesus.

• What do Muslims believe about prophets, the Christian Bible and the Quran?

• How do the messages of Christianity and Islam differ?

 In “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus,” we will discuss these and many other interesting questions.

 Join us for an 8 week study

Beginning April 23, 2017

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Giant Fundraiser!

(April 7 & 8)

 

We are holding a Giant (Huge, Really, really BIG) Garage Sale to benefit Eylau United Methodist Church, Friday and Saturday, April 7 & 8.  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 a Finance Committee member.

 

Thank You for your service to our Lord!

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We begin to pray, believing that it is our own initiative that compels us to do so. Instead, we learn that it is always God’s initiative within us. —Pope John Paul II

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Next Fellowship meal will be March 19!

 

It will be a Chicken Spaghetti Fund-Raiser for the Church.  See you there. 

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Liturgists for March

 

05 - Linda Breed

12 - Laverne Ogden

19 - Carol Stoner

26 - Bill Adams

*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 22 @ 5:30 PM 

 

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Committees

 

To see the 2017 Committee list,  visit this link and click "COMMITTEES"

 

2017 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

WEDNESDAYS:

• Choir Practice @ 6 PM

 

Special dates

 

Work-Day @ the Church, February 25, 2017

Nursing Home Singing, February 26, 2017

 United Methodist Women, February 27, 2017

Ash Wednesday Service, March 1, 2017

First Sunday in Lent, March 5, 2017

Elder's Retreat @ Lakeview, March 6-8, 2017

Finance Meeting, March 8, 2017

Second Sunday in Lent, March 12, 2017

Daylight Savings Time, March 12, 2017

Council Meeting, March 12, 2017

Outreach & Evangelism, March 15, 2017

Third Sunday in Lent, March 19, 2017

Chicken Spaghetti Fundraiser, March 19, 2017

Pastor on Vacation, March 20-26, 2017

Newsletter Volunteer Day, March 22, 2017

Food Pantry, March 23, 2017

Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 26, 2017

Nursing Home Singing, March 26, 2017

Garage Sale, April 7-8, 2017

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