IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
RECOVERING AT HOME: Vivian Nash, Paul Umble, Chuck Walter, and Palmer Krichau.
ADDITIONAL PRAYERS: Worth Stevenson, Francis Caswell, Bob Sherwood, Rita Hayes, Thurman Floyd, Maxine Harrison, Betty McLaughlin, Dorothy Porter, Mary Durham, and our service people and their families.
PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY
Contact Dorothy Danner at 641-842-2557.
If you would like to sign up for the e-prayer chain to receive an e-mail any time a request is made for a prayer, please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or 641-842-3712 with your name and e-mail information.
This Sunday is Communion. The United Methodist Church has an open communion. All are invited to join in the celebration of God’s love!
This Sunday is Neighbor Helping Neighbor Sunday - A special collection is taken the first weekend of every month. These funds go through KAMA to help community needs. Please mark your check memo and/or envelope to identify this purpose to contribute.
NEW THIS WEEK!
BOOK STUDY: I REFUSE TO LEAD A DYING CHURCH
God has called all leaders, lay and clergy, to lead healthy, growing spiritual movements and this is what this book is all about. I invite you to join me in refusing; ever again, to lead a dying church…this commitment entails six critical choices: Choosing Life Over Death, Choosing Community Over Isolation, Choosing Fun Over Drudgery, Choosing Bold Over Mild, Choosing Frontier Over Fortress, and Choosing Now Rather Than Later. The book study group’s first meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 7:00 p.m.
CINNAMON ROLL/MISSION SUNDAY
Please join us for Cinnamon Roll/Mission Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in WFH on Sunday, January 9th. We will be having a special project for all ages to work on and a mission project that will span the month of January. Don’t miss out!
Meeting following Cinnamon Roll Sunday at 10:15 a.m. in EFH on January 9th.
A free dinner and movie for all of our friends and neighbors is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, January 28th in WFH.
Christmas dinner this year was a test of our faith and may prayers because of the weather. Again our Lord provided and the people came. We served 130 meals, 100 at the church and 30 meals to shut-ins and friends of our guests. Thank you for your generous donations of food and money. A special thank you for our church family who braved the weather to help cook, serve our guests, deliver the meals, and clean up. You are the people make our mission possible. Sam and I are grateful for our church family. May the grace of the Lord be with you all. Coramarie and Sam Rathmel
Dear Friends, I want to say “thank you” to all my friends at the First United Methodist Church in Knoxville who remembered me with birthday and holiday greetings this year. All are very much appreciated! Thanks again! Dorothy Templeton
Happy Holidays! May this Holiday Season be filled with family, fun, and all your favorite festivities! May thanks for all you do for the residents of Westridge Nursing and Rehab! Thank you! Have a wonderful, happy, and healthy New Year! Your Friends at Westridge
2ND SERVICE USHERS NEEDED
If you are interested in being an usher for second service on Sunday, please contact Deb Harvey at 842-2032.
HOW TO DEVELOP TIPPERS INTO TITHERS
South Central District is hosting How to Develop Tippers into Tithers on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Family Life Center in Albia from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event will cover: Principles of Giving, Rethinking motives for Giving, and Helping people to Grow in their Giving. The cost is only $100 per charge. At the end of the day each team will return home with an organized strategy for their year-round stewardship effort. Churches who have implemented this strategy have, on average, increased their giving by 23%! If you are interested in attending, please contact the church office.
LECTIONARY: January 8-9
Isa. 42:1-9, Ps. 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matt. 3:13-17
December 24, 2010
Worship attendance: 259
December 26, 2010
Worship attendance: 135
Giving for week ending 12/26/10: $6271.05 THIS WEEK…
Sunday January 2, 2011
NEIGHBOR HELPING NEIGHBOR
8:30 & 10:45a Worship Services
9:30a Sunday School
Monday January 3, 2011
1:00-3:30p KAMA—Act Cntr
3:00-6:00p Almost Free Shop
7:00p 4H Club – Act Cntr
Tuesday January 4, 2011
7:00a Early Birds—
9:00a Staff Meeting
9:00a-Noon Almost Free Shop
6:00-8:00p Boy Scouts - WFH
7:00p Junior Optimist – YR
Wednesday January 5, 2011
Noon Wings – Conf Rm
1:00-3:30p KAMA—Act. Center
6:30p MSPS Board–
Thursday January 6, 2011
8:00a Late Birds—Mr. C’s
Friday January 7, 2011
9:00a-4:00p Almost Free Shop
Saturday January 8, 2011
7:00a Methodist Men Mtg.
– Mr. C’s
Sunday January 9, 2011
FOOD DONATION WEEKEND
CINNAMON ROLL SUNDAY
8:30 & 10:45a Worship Services
9:30a Sunday School
10:15a F.U.N. Meeting -
Assisting with Services: Liturgist: Brent Hanna & Praise Band
Saturday - Brenton and Shirley Trabert & Mike and Dorothy Larson
8:30 – Brian Bishop, John Burnett, Jack Crook, Jerry Jordan, Adam Norris, Larry Rowley, Jim Uitermarkt
10:45 – Chuck and Mary Belle Day
8:30 – Don and Marie Rodgers
8:30 – Bonnie Crook and Merna Furney
8:30 – Jack and Bonnie Crook
8:30 – Billy Gilkerson