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New Teacher Crosses 2018

We will bless the crosses for the New Teachers of the Luling ISD this Sunday, August 5, 2018. Then, the next day, August 6, our church will host a luncheon for the new teachers and they will be invited to receive a hand cross. We will continue to be in prayer for the teachers and the children. We pray a great year of teaching a great year of learning. Om August 26, we will bless the backpacks in both services.

 

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Our preaching this August will be on the “Bread of Life”. The 6th chapter of John is all about the “bread of life” metaphor Jesus used to describe who he was and is. Bread is a worldwide staple and has been for about 10,000 years. Jesus was revealed to us in the breaking of the bread, and many of the stories of our Bible are about people and bread.  We will weave the metaphor of bread throughout our sermons during this “month of new beginnings” for our children and teachers. So, August 5, 2018, we will bless the teacher crosses for the luncheon the next day. The message is “Sour Dough” and the scriptures are Numbers 21:5 and John 6:36, 41-51. Then, on August 12, 2018, the message is “Barley Bread” and our scriptures are Deuteronomy 8: 3;11-19 and John 6:56-69. On August 19, 2018, we are reminded that “Stuff the Bus” is on the 23rd. The message is “Ezekiel Bread” and the Scriptures are Ezekiel 4:9-13 and John 6: 51-58. Finally, on August 26, 2016, we will bless the backpacks and offer prayers for the children and the teachers and staff of Luling ISD. The message is “Wonder Bread” and the Scriptures are Exodus 16:13-15 and John 6:24-35.

safe gatherings“Safe Gatherings” is the Conference’s new training and background checking for those who work with children, youth and vulnerable adults. So, those who teach Sunday school, VBS, visit shut-ins, work with children/youth need to have this training. It comes in three parts. The first step is to register at safegatherings.com. Registering will initiate the background checks and references requirement. There is a fee which of the conference will pay part and the church will reimburse you for any excess. The second step is a relatively painless computer training program we do individually at our own pace. The safe gatherings webpage will lead you into this training. The third step is an interactive session you can either do in person or at a webinar. Go to   https://riotexas.org/safe for times and places. We might just schedule a training at one of our close churches and go as a group.  “Safe Gatherings” will be required beginning right after Annual Conference (July 1), but it sure makes a bunch of sense to just go ahead and get it done now.

                                  LULING SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR KIDS

Luling Area Ministerial Alliance, in cooperation with the J.B.Nickells  Memorial Library and Communities in Schools

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This is a FUN summer reading program for Shanklin Elementary and other students, 2nd-5th graders, with adult “reading buddies” who will help the children explore some fantastic books.

We will start on July 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. with an introduction, some fun and a time to get acquainted. We plan to meet at First United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, 703 E. Bowie, every Tuesday and Thursday, from 5:00 to 6:00p.m.

And we are co-sponsored by:

MOM’S FRONT PORCH, “HELLO LULING”, PIZZA HUT, SONIC RESTAURANT, DAIRY QUEEN, HEB, Dell Children’s Heath Plan and Communities in Schools

Let’s have some fun! We will have fun and games, story time, snacks and more! Come see what this summer reading program can do for our children! Here is a picture from the first day.

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A big smile greeted parents and kids at the registration table!

Barbara at Summer Reading

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Confirmation Sunday. Congratulations Hunter and Kolton

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Senior Sunday. Congratulations, Lynnse and Lyndsey