Pastor’s Midweek News

Pastor’s Midweek October 16, 2019      

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 October will be a great time to celebrate the music of the church! We will consider a few of our favorite songs and specific artists. Each Sunday will have a featured song or hymn that we will enjoy. October 6, 2019isWorld Communion Sunday. Our Sermon Title is “Something G-d Alone Can See”and the featured song is the “The Hymn of Promise” by Natalie Sleeth. Our guiding scriptures are Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and John 3:11-17. On October 13, 2019, our sermon is“Joyfully Making Noise and the featured song is “Shout to the Lord” by Darlene Zschech. The scriptures are Psalm 98 (NIV) and Luke 18:35-43. For October 19, 2019 our message is “Unchained”. The featured song is “Amazing Grace- My Chains are Gone” by John Newton, with additions by Chris Tomlin. After Mamie’s service, I will always hear this song a little differently. The scriptures for this day are Romans 8:1-4 and Luke 4:16-21. Finally, on October 27, 2019, we have a special treat. Tom Townley, singer/songwriter will join us again as we have “A Conversation with Tom Townley on the Music of Fanny Crosby”.  Our guiding scriptures are Hebrews 10:22-25 and John 14: 1-3.

Repeat at the 11:00 service. Need kids! Benefitting the Winter Clothing Ministry.

Sunday at 3:00 at FUMC, Gonzales. All are invited, especially our elected leadership.

Lay Servant Training (Basic and Advanced) at Cathedral Oaks November 1 and 2. There is some advanced reading and you will need to get the book. The Advanced Course is based on the book “Dancing with Words” by Ray Buckley and should be absolutely great. You can register online at gocrossroadsdistrict.org.  The book has been purchased and is in the office.

Thursday, October 31. Please sign up your trunk at the church office and bring candy. If the weather is bad, we will head indoors. The youth are going to present “Jonah and the Whale”. Paula will need some help with this.

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Our “Acts” book study began on September 11 at 12:05 at Mom’s Front Porch. Father Mark Bigly and I are facilitating the study. We have some books at the office. I like having these studies at Mom’s with Mark. I listen, learn and share, even as I have a nice meal with friends. So come. Bring someone. This is a good study!

Dates to Remember: Our fall Church Conference will be on October 20 at 3:00 at FUMC Gonzales. On October 27 we will join Johnson’s Chapel in Shiner to celebrate their 120th anniversary. Pastor Bill is the guest preacher. The whole congregation has been invited as a special guest. The theme is “The Household of God”. Friends, I want us to make this pilgrimage together as we join our brothers and sisters in celebration. October 31, Trunk or Treat. November 3, All Saints Sunday with a combined worship service at 10:00. December 7, Christmas Bazaar. December 8, Las Posadas.

Grace Abounds!

Pastor Bill