EUMC News! (Feb 15th, 2018)

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God is doing some amazing things in the lives of families through the ministries of Eureka UMC! We are truly living into the words of Jesus and the Mission of the church, "to make new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." As more and more new families connect to Eureka UMC, let's continue to extend radical hospitality to our new guests. Please move towards the center of the pews and leave the outer (prime) seats available for our guests. Consider sitting nearer to the front of the sanctuary instead of near the back. If you are able, park your car farther from the entrance than you normally do and leave the closest parking spots for new families who are often arriving with young children. There are a lot of great new families that are connecting to Eureka UMC over the past few weeks; find someone that you do not know and take a few moments on Sunday morning to introduce them to your family. 

The amazing impact that we are having on the new families, our amazing members, and indeed our community would not be possible without you. God is certainly at work and doing the heavy lifting and "we are co-workers in God’s service" (1 Cor 3:9); building His Kingdom as lives are transformed by the renewing Spirit of God's love and grace. Thank you for all that you are doing to invite and welcome new families into a relationship with Christ through the ministries of this wonderful church!

Grace and peace,
Pastor Tim

 


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Why would we celebrate Palm Sunday on the first Sunday of Lent? Because Holy Week is a sacred time for Christians everywhere; but the week passes by so quickly that we don’t have the time to reflect deeply on what it means. Instead of cramming our reflection time into one schedule-packed week of special services, we are going to slow down and spend the entire season of Lent on the events that took place during Holy Week. The Gospel of Mark will be our guide during this wonderful, day by day journey with Jesus, during this season of Lent. We will begin our Lenten journey this Sunday by exploring the events surrounding Palm Sunday with a message titled "What Kind of King is Jesus?" from Mark 11:1-11.

 

We offer three worship experiences on Sundays!

Our 9:45 am worship service includes modern Christian music led by our amazing praise team.

9:45 am Worship songs:

Let it Rise
Blessed be Your Name
My Savior My God
Doxology
Lifesong

If you are travelling or staying at home with flu, you can join us online at 9:45 am. This service will be streaming live via our Eureka United Methodist Church Facebook page and Facebook Live.

 

Our 8:30 am worship service includes traditional Christian hymns led by our wonderful choir.

8:30 am hymns:

163 Ask Ye What Great Things I Know
78 Hosanna Loud Hosannas
666 Shalom to You

 

Childcare (birth through 2 years old) is available during both worship services.

Our JAM (Jesus and Me) Children's Ministry, ages 3 years old through the 5th grade, meet each Sunday at 9:45 am

Our XP3 Youth (grades 6-12) meet on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.


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February 18    
What Kind of King is Jesus? (Mark 11:1-11)

February 25
Trouble in the Temple (Mark 11:12-19)

March 4
Conflict and More Conflict (Mark 11:20-13:37)

March 11
The Need for a Traitor (Mark 14:1-11)

March 18
A Last Supper and Gethsemane (Mark 14:12-71)

March 25
The Crucifixion of Jesus (Mark 15:1-41)

April 1
Easter Sunday: Resurrection (Mark 16:1-8)  


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Upcoming opportunities to Connect, Grow, or Serve through EUMC


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Flood Recovery Update: next mission Sat 10 March.  Contact me if you want to help repair our flooded neighbors houses. Last month we helped George, a retiree, who has been flooded out twice in the last two years. Five of us turned out to put up wainscoating, patch and finish dry wall and run some new electric wires. George fortunately had flood insurance but he needed help renovating the house he and his wife lived in for a couple of decades. Larry (314) 753-9729


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CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! 
EUMC FAMILY NIGHT AT THE POLAR PLUNGE February 20, 6-9PM!

Fun evening for the whole family! We reserved the entire facility for our group. This means NO lines and MORE time going down this amazing tubing hill at Hidden Valley. This event is open to children, youth, and adults and is another great event to invite your friends to. We will enjoy a discounted price of just $15/person for the three hour session. Snacks, food, and drinks will be available for purchase at the Lodge. Online registration at eurekaumc.org. Questions, contact Jenny Babb at jenny.babb@eurekaumc.org


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Genesis meets at 7pm on the first and third Sunday of each month. Genesis is open to all high school youth and young adults who are interested in deepening their relationship with Christ. Please contact Cathy Westbury at westburycathy@gmail.com for more information!


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Women's Bible Study Series Starting Feb 25, 2018

Come join us for a women's bible study beginning Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 from 5-7pm.  The bible study will meet ONCE a MONTH, on the third Sunday. 

The bible study will be on “The Best Yes” By Lysa Terkeurst.   

In The Best Yes, let Lysa TerKeurst help you discern the option that shapes all your other choices. Having trouble deciding which situations deserve a "yay" and which a "nay?" Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul? Offering Scripture-laced insights on effective decision-making, she encourages you to be honest, imaginative, focused, trusting, and humble as you discover the role God most wants you to play.

For more information, please email lifegroups@eurekaumc.org to sign up.


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ACTS Potluck in Commons on Tues., Feb. 20 at Noon. Please bring a meat, vegetable, salad, dessert, bread or drink.

Let Betty Branscum, 636/451-3025, know if you are coming and what you are bringing. FUN, FUN, FUN!


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Eureka UMC to Tour Israel and Biblical sites.

Tour will be in early November 2019. Interested? Contact Sue Engsberg at 314/707-8733 or by email at sue.engsberg@gmail.com. Plenty of time to save for the trip. Feel the Bible come alive with this tour!


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Save the dates for our Summer Youth Mission Trip.  This year we will be going to Lookout Mountain, GA June 7-11

Cost for this trip is $400, more information on our website or contact Jenny Babb, Director of Family Ministries. 

Register online at Eurekaumc.org.


 
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Eagle Lake camp -  registration is now open for Eagle Lake Camp. The dates are July 23rd Thru the 27th. Receive $25 off for early registration! More information available on the website.

Mini camp - have a little one that is too young for Eagle Lake? Register them for our mini camp! Also running July 23rd through the 27th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for ages 3 to 5. Register online, spots are limited.


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We are seeking talented musicians who would like to share their gifts and passion for music as part of our amazing praise band on Sunday mornings! If you are interested, please contact our Praise Team Director, Scott Springman, at 314-560-2990 to schedule an audition.


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Thank you for participating in the EUMC purse drive benefitting mom’s serviced by the St. Louis Crisis Nursery.  Thank you for brightening the lives of others and making their lives just a little easier.  Now these women don’t have to be embarrassed about not having a purse to carry personal items.  See picture below.  A few hundred purses and bags filled with toiletries and personal hygiene items were delivered to the Crisis Nursery on Friday.  You have truly been a blessing to others!!! 


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Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Eureka United Methodist Church. Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early.

Register online TODAY at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle  and receive your “Community Circle” discount and your Preferred Appointment!


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EUMC pack dates in 2018 will be Wednesday October 10 through Sunday, October 14

This Lenten season we challenge you to work as a family to save starving children’s lives!

You will be supporting the Feed My Starving Children 2018 MobilePack. Pack #1810-094AU

Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization committed to feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. The meals are shipped to food distribution partners who distribute them to children in greatest need around the world.

For more information please go to mpstl.org

How Your Family Can Help Feed A Hungry Child

1. Place a bowl, jar, or fun container on your kitchen table.
2. At every meal each family member places a quarter in the bowl. Each quarter provides more than one full meal for a child!
3. Continue to do this throughout Lent.
4. At Easter - count your quarters and write a check to Feed My Starving Children Pack #1810-094AU
5. Celebrate the fact that YOU helped save many children’s lives!
6. At $2.00 per day for the 40 days of Lent (total $80) your family will provide enough meals to feed one child for a full year.

Questions about this event may be directed to Patty Stevens at pmrstevens@sbcglobal.net. Thank you!


Have a fantastic week and

we look forward to seeing you on Sunday Morning!

 

Tim Schulte
Pastor
Eureka United Methodist Church
215 North Central Avenue, Eureka MO 63025
www.eurekaumc.org

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