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This Week's Events
OCT

17

WED
Adult Morning Bible Study
10:00 AM
Led by Pastor Steve in the Word Classroom
Kids L.I.F.E.
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Memorial Hall
Quilters
5:00 PM
Lord's Ladies Class
Wednesday Night Live (WNL)
6:00 PM
Family Life Center
Youth Bible Study
6:30 PM
Youth Lounge
Adult Evening Bible Study
7:00 PM
Led by Pastor Steve in the Word Classroom.
OCT

18

THU
CDO
Children's Day Out - Thursdays
SPRC Meeting
7:00 PM
Harvest Classroom
OCT

19

FRI
Church Office Closed
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Weekly Highlights

Trisha Hodges challenged the kids to tell
WHY we do Children's Sermons in church!
The answers were priceless!

Favorite answer: "We feel closer to God!"

 

October 14, 2018

 

 

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We started the morning off
by STANDING UP for JESUS!

"Stand Up, Stand UP for Jesus"
Congregational Hymn of Praise

Davin Hutchinson, Minister of Music and Worship,
led the Chancel Choir through
"Sweet Hour of Prayer"
in preparation for the Call to Prayer!

 

Prayer time includes prayers for people
all over the community and the world!
The entire congregation is always invited
to submit names as they wish!

 

Stewardship Moment was brought by Kim Canady
who brought us the questions:
Ask yourselves what matters?
Ask yourselves what WILL matter?
"Leave a legacy of generosity!"

 

 

Pastor Steve Holston focused on Galations 5:13-15
for his sermon this day. Do Good! -
the second point in his sermon series.

We should be looking for GOOD
things to do because
"we are the presence of Christ in the world."

"Do all the good you can,
by all the means you can,
in all the ways you can,
in all the places you can,
at all the times you can,
to all the people you can,
as long as ever you can."
 
-John Wesley

 

 

October 7, 2018

 

New members joining today included:
Layla Ganske, DeOnna & Mark Ganske.

 

Also, joining today were: Scott & Jessie Lindsay,
pictured here with their girls Luci and June!

Additionally joining today was
Mary Hickman.

All new members were welcomed
to the church family
with open arms and joy!

 

Now that you have seen much of the end
of the service, let's go back to the
beginning of Sunday, October 6th!

 

Flowers at the altar honored the birth of
Brenden and Camden Hutchinson.

 

It IS Communion Sunday
-- the most important day for remembering Jesus the Christ,
as instructed!

 

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The Worship Team set the tone
with "Lord I Need You!"

 

 

 

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The Chancel Choir's Offertory reflected
on Communion as they sang:
"I Will Remember Thee."

According to Thy gracious word,
In meek humility,
This will I do, my dying Lord,
I will remember Thee.

Thy body, broken for my sake,
My bread from heaven shall be;
Thy testamental cup I take,
And thus remember Thee.

Gethsemane can I forget?
Or there Thy conflict see,
Thine agony and bloody sweat,
And not remember Thee?

When to the cross I turn mine eyes
And rest on Calvary,
O Lamb of God, my sacrifice,
I must remember Thee-

Remember Thee and all Thy pains
And all Thy love to me;
Yea, while a breath, a pulse remains,
I will remember Thee.

And when these failing lips grow dumb
And mind and memory flee,
When Thou shalt in Thy kingdom come,
Jesus, remember me.

 

Janey Fallen delights the children
with her stories and lessons
during the Children's Sermon!

 

Angelic voices of the Chancel Choir
singing "Sweet Hour of Prayer"
leads us directly into prayer!

 

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The Worship Team prepared us
for today's sermon in leading us
all to sing the beautiful:
"Ancient Words."

 

Pastor Steve Holston begins his sermon titled:
"Disciples Do No Harm" 
with the first of the
Three Simple Rules of Discipleship:

1. Do no harm

2. Do good

3. Stay in Love with God

 

 

Earlier this October 6th morning deep thinking
and learning was happening in Sunday School
Classes all over the church, for example 1st - 4th
graders look on as Tommy James does a Biblical
Science Lesson: like oil & water, Jacob & Esau
did not mix well together. 


God wants us to find loving ways
to resolve our differences and live in harmony.

 

Of course, Sunday School is not just for kids.
One of the several adult Sunday School Classes,
Lord's Ladies, is deep in their study of
the Book of Hebrews.

 

 

United Methodist Men's Fishing Trip
happened Saturday, October 6, 2018!



The men participated even
with the threat of rain! 
What is a little more water?

 

 

Another Saturday event!

 

Saturday, October 6, 2018
at Minnie McDowel Park -
Blessing of the Animals 

Pastor Steve participated
with the giving of blessings
with several of our members
and their precious pets!

 

 

 

September 30, 2018

Youth Sunday!
Our youth were in charge of the service
on this day!
One of their favorite things to do
is the Children's sermon!

 

 

 

Weekly Passing of the Peace is always a
welcome opportunity for members and visitors!

 

Sisters Sarah Jurik and Amanda Canady share their love of the Lord
with us through songs:
 "Not One Thing" and "Worthy is the Lamb."

 

Collection of Tithes and offerings is
handled by the Youth, too.

 

(All photos for this Sunday were done by Cindy & Dave Lovelace)

The Youth presented a video skit throughout
the service featuring one or more
of them in close ups with spontaneous
personal reactions
to questions and situations.
Very clever and very well done!

The Youth do it again!!!

September 23, 2018

 

First ANNOUNCEMENT this morning
was the notice of the birth of 
Brenden and Camden Hutchinson,
born 9/19/18 6 lbs 5 oz and 3 oz.
Proud and exhausted parents are
Minister to Music and Worship
Davin Hutchinson
 & Brooke Hutchinson.

 

 

The words to this week's Hymn of Reflection
opens hearts and minds to the
presence of our Lord!

 

Trisha Hodges adds to the story of the Prodigal Son during the Children's Sermon.

 

Pastor Steve continued his Prodigal Son series
with emphasis on the Older Brother!

 

(All photos for this Sunday were done by Stephanie Reese.)

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Pastor Steve gives the
Children's Sermon this Sunday!

 

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The Worship Team kicks off with
"Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee."

 

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Michaela Robinson, who now will be singing
with the Dallas Symphony Chorus,
shared her beautiful voice with us
by singing "Give Me The Faith."

 

 

Amazing voice --- thank you, Michaela!

 

Pastor Steve continued his sermon series
on The Prodigal Son!

Pastor Steve drove home
the main points for the day:

God is...

Anxious to love
Quick to forgive
Eager to reconcile

 

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The Hymn of Invitation
was a wonderful version of
"Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)"

 

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Just had to add a short clip of
James Montgomery's powerful Postlude:
"Excerpt from Widor's Symphony #5"

 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

 

Janey Fallen gives her own relatable version of
"the lost and the found"
in the Children's Sermon -
enchants the children and the rest of the congregation!

 

 

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A HandBell performance is always welcomed and captivating
-- song choice was "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing!"

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The Chancel Choir, the Handbell Ringers, and the Congregation
all participated in "Praise to the Lord, The Almighty."

 

 

Pastor Steve Holston gives a present day first-person
interpretation of the scripture from Luke 15:11-32.
The congregation cannot help but get
involved in the story and the point!

 

The title of Pastor Steve's sermon -- "Coming Home."

 

The service always ends with Acolytes
taking the light out into the world
as we are instructed to do by the Bible!

 

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Even admist the joy and laughter of the
exiting crowd, James Montgomery's Postlude
"Praise Him! Praise Him!" catches our hearts!

Thanks James!

 

Wednesday Nite Live Revived
September 5, 2018

 

See the Happening! Click HERE!

 

 

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