Welcome to Lake Palestine United Methodist Church
PLEASE NOTE Services will start an hour later at 10:30am, starting Sunday, OCT 18
To be a loving church with
a mission to worship God, serve and nurture one another, and bring people to meet, know, and love Christ.
The United Methodist Church The people of The United Methodist Church are putting our faith in action by making disciples of Jesus Christ for t he transformation of the world. John Wesley and early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. The emphasis on what Wesley referred to as "practical divinity" has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
Message from the Pastor
Rev. Ingrid Akers
Hello Friends, Our Sermon Series for October is "Come to the Table". Throughout the Gospels, Jesus shared meals with his people. In a world
where there is an increase of hate and dissention, as followers of Jesus, God calls us to make space for all of God’s children at the table. This series will help us most fully see God as we are mindful about seeing one another. Please join us on our journey to see one another and to love one another as God so loved us. Everyone is welcome at our church, come as you are, which is just as Jesus says.
Matthew 7:12 In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
JOIN US FOR WORSHIP
Down at the Lake in our Amphitheater on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am or on Facebook.
(Great news, you DON'T NEED TO BE A FACEBOOK SUBSCRIBER TO WATCH THE SERVICES present or past. Watch on your computer or phone by clicking on the facebook icon at the top of this page. (If facebook asks you to join, just click on "not now" if you don't wish to.)
Attending service: When you arrive, you may park in the regular parking lot and walk to the amphitheater or if you prefer, drive toward the amphitheater we have parking on the top of the hill and a parking area to the side.Handicapped/disabled people can park to the left of the stage or behind the stage. You may sit in your car or bring a chair to sit by your car or near the stage. We ask that congregation members maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from one another. Families may sit together. I want to say that I am aware that some people feel very uncomfortable with people coming close, but they also feel very badly asking others to step back, and may hesitate to do so. Let’s not put anyone in that position and just keep our distance. If you are not feeling well or have any symptom consistent with Covid-19, we ask that you watch from home.
James 1:19-21 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
Being a Christian means following God and his word, watching our tongue, really listening to others, giving ourselves to help and love others, and leading others to Christ. Make yourself a better Christian and be blessed.
If you need prayers or help getting groceries, medications or know someone who needs help, please contact us. We are happy to help. Don't let pride prevent you from asking for help when you need it. Everyone needs help sometimes. That's what makes us human. Asking for help blesses both you and those that can help. We know many of you are lonely and depressed, please let us know if we can help you through these troubled times.
Listen to a Compass podcast.
Finding God Everyday with Pastor Tyler Smith.
or Secrets of Spirituality, what to do when you don't feel spiritual.
On Our Calendar
Oct 18 Sun 10:30 am Church Service at the Amphitheater. Join us at our new time for fall. You are welcome to sit on the wall or bring your lawn chair. Please safe distance yourselves and wear your mask till you are seated.
Oct 19 Mon 10:00 am Coffee and Conversation
held outside the church. Please wear a mask, social distance 6 feet, bring a lawn chair and your coffee or a drink. We visit, have a light devotional, talk about it, and pray for those who need it. We would love to have you join us.
Oct 21 Wed 6:00 pm Bible study begins onnline. Program: Faith that Works. Studying the book of James. Click on the facebook link on Wed. You don' t need to be a facebook subscriber to watch. If it ask you to join, you can push 'not now'.
Oct 25 Sun 10:30 am Church Service at the Amphitheater. You are welcome to sit on the wall or bring your lawn chair. Please safe distance yourselves and wear your mask till you are seated
FOOD PANTRY IS OPEN- Open 24/7.
What do you do that reflects Jesus? How do you bring love, joy, help, and happiness to others?
Doing those things are the true reflection on Jesus Christ in us. If you don't know what to do, pray about it, and go forth to the opportunities that are presented to you.
Titus 2:7 Always set an example for others by doing good actions. Teach with integrity and dignity.
2 Thes 3:13 And as for [the rest of] you, believers, do not grow tired or lose heart in doing good [but continue doing what is right without weakening].
James 1:17 Every generous gift (act) comes from God.
Romans 12 5:12 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.