CMUMC Weekly Update 1-25-18

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)

For many this verse brings words of comfort in times of trial and trouble, and rightly so, because these words work to remind us that the Lord’s plans are to prosper you and not bring harm.  For others of us, and possibly at various times in our lives, these words help remind us to give credit where credit is due – to the Lord!  God had great plans for Caddo Mills UMC and its people long before any of us were aware, plans to give us hope and a future!  Yes, hope and a future are in the plans – but with that comes our responsibility and call to action . . . “you will call on me and come and pray to me . . . you will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Revival of the Heart begins with pray.  I’m praying for you and the desires of your heart.  Will you, this very minute, stop and pray for your church?  Would you pray that revival begins here and now?

We have so much to be thankful for and so much to look forward to!  As you enter the church and/or education building this Sunday, lift up a silent prayer of thanksgiving and joy for what God is doing in your life and the life of our church, and dare to dream about the bright future before us as a church and for our whole community.

By the way, the parsonage is nearing completion and Brad and I are looking forward to moving in soon! As with all renovations, there ends up being more costs than first anticipated.  If you would like to contribute to the parsonage renovation fund, please designate your giving to that cause.  Several, including Brad and me, have already made special contributions to this fund.

We are not standing still:

On-going weekly activities:

1/26 – Bible Talk at 9am
1/28 – Sunday School for Adults at 10am
Worship at 11am
C.R.E.W. (6th-12th student ministry) at 5:30pm – 
to sign up to bring a snack supper some Sunday, CLICK HERE

Upcoming special activities:

2/4 – Training for any children and youth who would like to help during worship, meeting at 10:15am
2/14 – Ash Wednesday service at 7pm (Happy Valentines Day)
2/21, 28, 3/7, 14, 21 & 28 – Bread and Broth at 6:15pm (sign up sheet in kitchen to bring soup and bread)
Group Study – “Made for a Miracle” by Mike Slaughter at 7pm  (book available for $15)
3/9 – Confirmation & Friends to Temple Emanu-El Jewish Temple
3/10 – Confirmation & Friends to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
3/11 – Confirmation & Friends to St. Luke’s Community UMC
3/25 – Palm Sunday, Confirmation Sunday and Parsonage Open House
3/30 – Good Friday worship at 7pm
GOOD Glow in the Dark Festival immediately following worship

4/1 – Easter Sunday