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This Week's Events
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WED
Adult Bible Study - Morning
10:00 AM
Led by Rev. Matt Bailey
Prayer Quilting Team
4:30 PM
Lord's Ladies Classroom
Adult Bible Study - Evening
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Led by Dr. Larry Jinks
Epworth Classroom
Half Time
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Rooms posted!
Chancel Choir
6:30 PM
Choir Room
NOV

21

THU
CDO - Thanksgiving Feast
Family Life Center
CDO
8:00 AM
Thursday Classes
NOV

22

FRI
Church Office Closed
Have a great Friday!
NOV

23

SAT
Men's Prayer Breakfast
8:00 AM
Memorial Hall
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Weekly Highlights

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Confirmation Sunday

See and hear the entire service! 
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Six confirmands were present Sunday for Confirmation:
Standing behind the chancel rail - L-R:
Elizabeth Collins, Evan Colvin, Brinkley Reese,
Rudy Sanchez, Bradford Webster, and Vivien Webster!

Congrats to all!

Elizabeth Collins and family with church ministers!
 

Evan Colvin and family with church ministers!

 

Brinkley Reese and family with church ministers!

 

Rudy Sanchez and family with church ministers!

 

Bradford Webster and Vivien Webster and family
with church ministers!

 

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Full service can be heard and viewed
on Facebook by anyone!

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Here is a snippet of one of our favorite songs
from this service that is viewable
in its entirety on that video of the service
.....The First United Methodist Version of
"Holy Holy Holy!"

Band participants are: (L-R)
Tara Washburn, Emma Bailey, Pastor Matt Bailey,
 James Montgomery, Davin Hutchinson and Nick Dace

 

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Close to the end of the service
 this beautiful song was performed: 
"What a Beautiful Name."

 

Iva DeSmidt became an official member of
First United Methodist Church of Ennis
on this Sunday.
Behind her are her daughter,
Cheryl Knavel and son-in-law Robert Knavel. 
Welcome Iva!
Iva is already an active member of Lord's Ladies Class!

Sunday, November 3, 2019
All Saints' Sunday

 

For viewing and hearing
the entire Worship Service,

CLICK HERE!

Linda Vineyard announced the plans
for the Thanksgiving Feast
on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Sign up at church office or parlor to bring listed items
for the meal preparation
and/or
to participate in one or more ways!

First Sunday of the month
means Holy Communion
for everyone present!

 

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Pastor Appreciation Day
at Ennis First United Methodist Church

 

 

Christen Vick, Minister to Students,
presented a poem written just for Pastor Matt
and gifts that he can use for fishing and kayaking!
Here is the poem Christen wrote and read to him
 after the Announcement phase of the service!

Pastor Matt, Pastor Matt -- Oh where to start?
You are still kind of new here, but we have learned about your heart.


You love Jesus and your family and that’s no lie,
But when it comes to fishing you get super excited and nearly cry.


So, here’s some advice from me to you
To help when you want to fish, but have work to do.

If you call in and claim your arm is in a “cast”,
We know that means you’re fishing, so just know that’s not going to pass.


Here’s a bit more fishing advice and I’m no expert, but here it goes...
When fishing and a hook is coming at you--duck so it won’t leave a boo-boo on your nose.


And one more quick thought about building our membership list,
Be cautious when taking members kayak fishing in rough waters
And they end up overboard...well, I think you get the gist.


Finally, and foremost,
Happy Pastor Appreciation Day from all of us to you,
We are thankful you are here and for everything you do!

 

Pastor Matt leads the Children's Sermon
directly into the topic of the day -- the return of Jesus Christ!

 

The Prayer Quilt Ministry team
dedicates two beautiful quilts on this day!

The pink quilt was made for Elaine Triplett,
counselor at Ennis ISD
and the blue quilt is for Theo Ogden,
the sister of Peggy Odom!
For more details of these two quilts,

Click here! 

 

The congregation was invited to come forward
to pass on the love and prayers
through the tying of knots on both quilts!

The Chancel Choir, Davin Hutchinson
(Minister of Music & Worship)
and James Montgomery
(Organist and Music Associate)
brought music throughout the service that was just amazing!.

SEE and HEAR all the presentations, music
and the sermon in the new and improved video transmission
by clicking HERE!

Our MUCH APPRECIATED pastor,
Pastor Matt Bailey, 
revealed more about the coming of Jesus
through multiple scriptures and thorough explanations. 

See and hear it all in its entirety!

Click HERE!

 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Davin Hutchinson and the Chancel Choir
bring it to full volume and great form
in their leading our singing of
"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty."

Hear it and view the entire service
or whichever parts you might want
by clicking here! 

 

Rev. Matt Bailey commends the membership
for their strong financial support of the
First United Methodist Church! 

It IS time to turn in the Stewardship Campaign cards! 

The cards can be turned in to the office,
put in collection plate, or
placed directly in the mail slot outside the offices!

Davin Hutchinson, Minister of Music & Worship, 
always shares a deep Prayer of Petition
revealing so much love and praise of our Lord!

Yes, we DO have a church organ!
James Montgomery, Organist and Music Associate,
 can get amazing sounds out of it. 
He tries NOT to take the roof off
with volume, but he could do that!

The Feasts of Booths?
Sukkot?

This was no ho-hum sermon!
This was a sit back and take notice sermon!

It was flat WOW!

Want to hear it?
Sure you do!

Click HERE for the entire service
or slide the video bar to (30:00) the part
 where the sermon starts!

 


 

Office Administrator Shannon Lefler
had her first day in the church office 
on Monday, October 21, 2019!

Welcome Shannon!!!!

 

 

 

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Gospel Singing Sunday once again! See it! Hear it! 
Click HERE for the entire program,
including Pastor Matt Bailey's Message:
The Feast of First Fruits
 or Feast of Weeks

Click HERE

 

Mark Renfro shared his amazing voice with us again today! 

 

Davin Hutchinson,
Minister of Music & Worship, (on front keyboard)
along with James Montgomery, Organist and Music Associate,
planned this service of joyous praising of the Lord in song!

Steve Saniato shared his banjo
and his magic fingers with us
with a special toe tapping sound.

Bringing us percussion was our own Pastor Matt Bailey!

See and hear it all - Click here for the full program!

 

Jerry McCarty shared his philosophy
of giving to the church
in a heartfelt and sincere manner!

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Got to share this 2:56 minute snippet
of one of the songs from the service
(remember--the ENTIRE song and many others
are included in the full video on facebook).

Mark Renfro sang the memorable --

"I Serve a Savior."

 

 

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Pastor Matt brings the message to children
during Children's Sermon time!

Vincent Harris brings a great beat to all the music!
 

Finance Chairperson Cathy Stacks explains
the need for pledging! Most of us understand
that the bills must be paid and the
church needs to understand the funds
will be coming in to pay them!
Give with a smile!!!

James Montgomery (left) on the keyboard and organ
works with Davin Hutchinson,
Minister of Music and Worship
to make each service have a
great deal of the WOW factor!

Tara Washburn and choir members
contribute their love of the Lord
in sharing their voices with us
Sunday after Sunday!
Behind Tara are Juanita McBee and Jan McLelland!

Pastor Matt Bailey brought the message about the
The Feasts: Passover this particular Sunday.

The entire service and be viewed and heard by clicking HERE.

Remember you can slide the bar forward
to see or hear any specific part
you want to see and hear in case you
do not have time to watch it all
at one time!!!
But, come back for it when you can!!!

We were all READY for Holy Communion
after Pastor Matt's message! 

 

Pastor Matt’s former parishioners stopped
by for worship while in town for a wedding.
It was great to see the Copeland's and to worship together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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