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Feb 3, 2019 - Staff Parish: Donna Boss-Martin, Paula Holden,. Bev Walker. Finance: Shawna ... Gordon Helton. Paula Holden. Amanda Bailey Leonard.

a semi-monthly publication of FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OKMULGEE, OKLAHOMA February 3, 2019

We are looking forward to the special combined “Super Sunday” this Sunday, February 3. We are planning a service to reach and teach all ages and walks of life. We hope it will be a great blessing to all that participate! We will meet in the sanctuary for worship at 11:00 a.m. The youth will be doing a Soup and Sandwich mission trip fundraiser in the Rowe Family Life Center right after the combined morning worship service. The youth have been taking orders for sub sandwiches that you can eat at the church or take home with you. Many of you have already ordered your sandwiches, but if you have not you can call the church office to do so this week. The Youth from the church will be traveling to Louisville, Kentucky, this summer to help persons who have recently immigrated to the United States. The youth are looking forward to making a difference in the lives of all the people that they meet during that time. Summer mission trips can be a very important means of grace in the lives of those that participate. The youth will certainly be a blessing to those they minister to, but they will be blessed themselves as well. The time that they are able to spend with God and each other is a great investment in their Spiritual Lives. Through your support, you too will be planting seeds into the Kingdom of God as you help enrich the lives of our young people. We hope that you will plan on attending this special service with a special purpose. See you Sunday if we don’t see you before. In Christ’s Service,

Roland

Next Meeting: Thursday, Feb. 21 6:30pm Leadership Team Trustees: Jack Baker, Susie Mueller, Steve Sigmon Lay Leadership: Diane Cockburn, Bill Martin, Jim O’Mealey Staff Parish: Donna Boss-Martin, Paula Holden, Bev Walker Finance: Shawna Thomas, Jeanie Jenkins, Page Hayden If you ever have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to talk to any of these members.

Interim Director of Music Ministries We are excited to announce Mr. Chelsea Cook be serving as our interim director of music ministries Please make Chelsea feel welcome as he will be coming from Broken Arrow to help us with music in the short term. Chelsea is a retired band director and has taught music for a number of years. He has always been active in the United Methodist Church where ever he has lived. Chelsea and his wife have enjoyed teaching though out the world and especially enjoyed summers spent in the Ukraine. I know that you will enjoy getting to know him. We are still searching for a person to permanently fill this ministry position. Please pray that the Lord will provide the right person in the future for this ministry.

All Things Hold Beauty Thank you, Lord, for all that you have given us. Thank you for the beauty of the universe that you created; the trees, the sky, the mountains, the rain. All things hold beauty in themselves and all are related and touch each creature of the earth. You created the rhythm and pattern of the universe in a harmony of movement, sight, and sound. Help us to appreciate your creation and to live with our eyes, ears, and hearts open to your message. Amen. (From Mohawk prayer tradition by Sue Ellen Herne, 1991.)

Recycle Your Aluminum @ FUMC Rinsed... Beverage Cans Foil Pie tins Baking trays

Cat food cans Vienna sausage cans (No steel cans & No soup cans please)

Tuesday, Feb. 5—9:30 am, UMW Business 10:30 am, UMW Program. All are invited.

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Children’s Ministry News!

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Feb. 3—super bowl Party, 5-9 pm Feb. 10—Winter jam @ BOK Center, Time: TBA, $15 per person Feb. 17—Youth 5-7:30 pm. We WILL BEGIN OUR Easter Lilies fundraiser for mission trip. Feb. 24—Youth 5-7 pm

Children’s Sunday School meets every Sunday at 10:00 am in the Children’s Building.

Children’s church Children’s Church will be held every Sunday (except the 1st Sunday of the month).

Children’s Choir Kids Praise Choir Practice Wednesdays, 5:30—6:30 pm

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Deuteronomy 6:5-7

JESUS LOVES ME! This I know, for the Bible tell me so. Little ones to him belong.

SPIRE NOTES First United Methodist Church 302 S. Seminole Okmulgee, OK 74447

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Bishop Jimmy Nunn, Oklahoma Conference Rev. Emery Mason, District Superintendent Rev. Roland Youngberg, Minister Jeana Robinson, Children’s Director Kendall Warren, Youth Director Susie Fuller, Secretary Chelsea Cook, Interim Music Director Corinne Pitts, Organist Marie Harris, Pianist Rebekah Boudreaux, Nursery Coordinator Jack & Janel Wright, Custodians Helen Nygard, Pantry Coordinator

PRAYER CONCERNS Candy Barnard David Reagor Nila Barnard Lisa Rogers Emma Grace Calle JoAnn Starr Christine Clements Tammy Sullivan-Godfrey Rachel Cockburn Keith Taggart Diane Cockburn Robby Walker Cheryl Cooper Mitchell Webb Clarence Cushiner Sara Whinery Oma Daniel Mary Whittenburg & Bryley Karen Davis Dixie Wilhite Karena Driskill Linda Wolf Lee Droemer Alistair Dutson C.J. Grabo J. B. Graves Continue to Remember: Dolph Hayden in the loss of John & Susan Adams his Dad, Amos Hayden Alice Dangott Gordon Helton David Harris Paula Holden Brian Huddleston Family Amanda Bailey Leonard Dan Jones Norma Long Maggie Malone Carolyn Markes Kenneth Mann Steven McCullough Brenda Phillips Jimmy McKay Robert Roland Rachel McNew Larry Spoon The Meeks Family James Yeager Ms. Michal Service Men & Women Lillian Miller Isaiah Proctor

This free newsletter is sent to our members and recent visitors and is issued on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. If you would like to be removed from our mailing list, contact Susie at the church office at 918-756-6083 or [email protected] Sunday Our Website: http://www.fumcokmulgee.org Worship Total

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