EUMC News! (April 4th, 2019)

Our Vision:

Connecting Hearts, Thriving Together, Overflowing into the World

Our Mission:

To make new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Larry Baner, 2019 Eureka UMC Leadership Team

Denman Evangelism Award for Clergy

For more than thirty years, The Foundation for Evangelism has been privileged to work with Annual Conferences to celebrate the outstanding personal evangelism ministry of United Methodist Clergy by sponsoring the prestigious Harry Denman Evangelism Award.  The Harry Denman Evangelism Award honors one lay person and one clergy each year for their exceptional ministry of evangelism - expressed in Word (what), Sign (why) and Deed (how) – that brings people into a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.  On April 10, 2019, the Missouri Conference will honor Reverend Tim Schulte as the 2019 recipient of the Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Clergy.  Reverend Schulte serves as our Lead Pastor at Eureka United Methodist Church.  Congratulations to Pastor Tim for all of the hard work and dedicated effort he has exerted to grow the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.

We invite you to join us this Sunday, April 7th, as we set aside a portion of our worship services to recognize Pastor Tim as the recipient of this award.


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We are nearing the end of our Road to Recovery sermon series which means our new Celebrate Recovery ministry will begin very soon! Each week, we have been examining God's Word as we outline the steps to recovery, using the acrostic R.E.C.O.V.E.R.Y. as our guide. Here is a complete list of the 8 Principles from Celebrate Recovery:

Celebrate Recovery's Eight Recovery Principles

The Road to Recovery Based on the Beatitudes


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ealize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. (Step 1)
          “Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3a TEV

Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover. (Step 2)
          “Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 TEV, NIV

Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)
          “Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5a TEV

Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps 4 and 5)
          “Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8a TEV

Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7)
          “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires” Matthew 5:6a TEV

Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others. (Steps 8 and 9)
          “Happy are the merciful.” Matthew 5:7a TEV; “Happy are the peacemakers” Matthew 5:9 TEV

Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will. (Steps 10 and 11)

Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words. (Step 12)
          “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.” Matthew 5:10 TEV

This has been an amazing journey through Lent. I have been encouraged by conversations with many of you who have talked about how this series is challenging you in areas of your life where there are hurts, habits, and hang ups. Even though our Lenten journey is nearing an end soon, all of us-you and me-can begin this amazing journey, the Road to Recovery, and experience true and lasting transformation in our lives.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Tim


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The Road to Recovery--Letting Go and Coming Clean

 The Road to Recovery--Maintaining Momentum

This Sunday we will continue our Lenten sermon series, The Road To Recovery. This Sunday we will look at the next step of recovery; maintaining momentum.

We invite you to join us on Sunday as we praise God and remind ourselves of the promises found in Mark 14:38 as we continue our journey through Lent and along the Road to Recovery.

We gather for two unique expression of worship on Sunday mornings. Our 8:30 service includes traditional hymns led by our choir and our 9:45 am service includes modern Christian music led by our praise team.

Our JAM (Jesus and Me) Children's Ministry meets at 9:45 am for children ages 3 years old through the 5th grade. Childcare is also available in our nursery for children two years old and under.

**This Sunday we will gather at the Lord's Table to receive Holy Communion.


UPCOMING SERMONS

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The Road to Recovery Sermon Series

We invite you on a journey through the season of Lent as we discover the only hope for our recovery from sin, death, addiction, despair, fears, doubt,  hurts, habits, and hangups: Jesus Christ.

April 7th, "Maintaining Momentum"

April 14th "Recycling My Pain"


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"This is Love" Sermon Series

April 21st        "Love Wins"  (Easter Sunday, see details below)

April 28th,      "A Love That Makes All Things New" (Confirmation Sunday)

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"Uncomfortable" Sermon Series begins May 5th

American culture is a culture of comfort. It is being sold to us everywhere we look. We are encouraged to do what we want, when we want, with whomever we want. If something is uncomfortable, we want to avoid it at all costs. The Christian faith, though, is just that: uncomfortable. This five-week series will help us to embrace, understand, and to see the beauty and hope in the challenging realities of being part of God's people.

May 5th,          "Embrace the Discomfort"

May 12th,        "The Uncomfortable Family" *Mother's Day, Jenny Babb preaching

May 19th,        "The Uncomfortable Cross"

May 26th,        "Uncomfortable People"

June 2nd,         "Countercultural Comfort"


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 Maundy Thursday Worship Service, Thursday, April 18th

You and your family are invited to experience the "Last Supper" that Jesus shared with his disciples before his betrayal, arrest, trial, and death. During this unique worship service, you will be invited to the table, to hear the conversations between Jesus and his disciples as members of our congregation step into these roles for a dramatic retelling of this powerful moment in Jesus' ministry. Music from our choir and our praise team will continue to tell the story as the conversation pauses around the table. 

This mid week worship and communion service begins at 6:30 pm. Childcare will be provided.


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EASTER AT EUREKA UMC

 We will again be offering THREE worship services on Easter! We will be retelling the Good News of the resurrection of Jesus Christ through inspiring music and a sermon titled "This is Love".

 All three Easter worship services will be on Sunday, April 21st

 7:00 am "Sunrise Service" with music led by our praise team

8:30 am Traditional Service with music led by our choir

9:45 am Contemporary Service with music led by our praise team.

 There will be no JAM (Jesus and Me) children's ministry on Easter Sunday.

Our nursery will be open during all three worship services for children ages birth through two years old.

Our Family Room Worship Site will be open for families with young children during all three worship services on Easter.


Eureka Great Day of Service

Saturday, April 13th Noon to 3:00 pm

Meet at volunteer location (found in sign-up link below)

Great communities start with great people!

Eureka Great Day of Service is a community volunteer day. At this outreach event all ages put their love of Eureka in action as they work on various projects around town to clean and enhance our great community.

Projects will include: planting flowers, spreading mulch, picking up trash, cleaning playground equipment, clearing honeysuckle and much more.

Please help spread the word. This is a great opportunity to volunteer with your whole family, civic group or friends.

Click this link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d48a8a82babfc1-great

Special thanks to the Wednesday Club of Eureka for supporting the event and helping recruit and manage community volunteers


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We have an amazing, laity led, CR Team preparing to launch our new Celebrate Recovery Ministry in just a few weeks. Celebrate Recovery will meet every Wednesday evening beginning on April 24th: Dinner 6-7 pm, Large Group Gathering (worship) 7-8 pm, Share Groups 8-9 pm. 

Celebrate Recovery is also a great place to serve! If you are interested in being part of this amazing, life changing ministry, please contact the church office at office1@eurekaumc.org to be connected to one of our CR Team members.


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Clean out your closets- the spring rummage sale is scheduled for April 11, 12 and 13th and will be located in the church basement.  Donations will be accepted beginning April 8th.  Volunteering to help with the sale during set up, clean up or during the actual sale is a great way to make money for your mission trip account.  Please contact Amber Wood if you have questions, a large item that needs picked up or if you are able to volunteer. The more volunteers the better! 

Amber Wood can be reached at alwood1974@gmail.com or 989-387-0300


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Children's Ministry News

Eagle Lake Camp

Spots are filling up quickly for Eagle Lake Camp.  Each year, we are able to offer scholarships to families that can not afford this amazing camp.  If you are interested in sponsoring a child with a full or partial scholarship, please contact Jenny at jenny.babb@eurekaumc.org.

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Easter Egg Hunt

Mark your calendars for April 14th!  We will be hosting our annual Easter Egg Hunt from 1-3 at Berry Park.  All are welcome to attend this free event and there will be games, snacks, face painting and crafts.  If you are available to help, we are currently looking for 8-10 volunteers.  This is a great opportunity for youth!  


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Youth Ministry News!


(photo of one of our high school students rappelling in Colorado in 2017)

(photo of one of our high school students rappelling in Colorado in 2017)

ELEVATION Adventure Camp

I’m stoked to be co-leading the ELEVATION Adventure Camp in COLORADO through the Next Generation Ministries of the Missouri Conference this summer! This amazing camp is for high school students. There are just 40 spots available statewide for this amazing camp. Interested? Open the link below or contact Pastor Tim  at Tim.schulte@eurekaumc.org  Dates of the ELEVATION Adventure Camp is June 30-July 7, 2019. We do expect this camp to fill up quickly!
**The Missouri Conference is currently offering a $50.00 early registration discount. The discount code is: ILoveCamp19

https://nextgencamps.org/camp/elevation/  


Summer 2019 Youth Mission Trip

 We will again be partnering with Student Life Ministries this year for our Youth Mission Trip.  We will be staying at the Windermere Conference Center just outside of Lake of the Ozarks from June 10-14.  This will be a week full of worship, mission work, Bible study, and tons of fun!  It is open to grades 6-12.  For more information, contact Jenny Babb at jenny.babb@eurekaumc.org

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

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Jennifer O’Connor, Karen Hughes, Sherri Schulte, Sue Engsberg, Tina Butler and Donna Valleroy

Jennifer O’Connor, Karen Hughes, Sherri Schulte, Sue Engsberg, Tina Butler and Donna Valleroy

CCM’s are lay ministers who serve alongside our pastors to provide care for our church family. You may contact us by:

  • Calling the church office at (636) 938-6377

  • Fill in the prayer request card attached to the weekly worship bulletin.

  • Through our EUMC app or website (eurekaumc.org)

  • Contact a CCM on a Sunday morning Or call CCM Sue Engsberg at 314 707 8733


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Holy Land Tour, December 2-11, 2019 plus optional tour to Petra, Jordan December 11-14.

In just over one year, a group of 25 youth and adults from EUMC will be heading to the Holy Land for an amazing and life transforming experience. Do you want to walk where Jesus walked? Want to see historical places of the Bible? Now is the time. EUMC is joining the Conference of United Methodist on a tour of Israel with an optional extension to Jordan. Join Group Leaders Pastor Tim and Sue Engsberg on this marvelous Holy Land Tour.

If you are interested in securing your spot or if you have any questions, please contact Sue Engsberg at sue.engsberg@gmail.com or 314/707-8733.


Enjoy your week and we look forward to seeing you Sunday morning!

 

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

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