Welcome to Lake Palestine United Methodist Church
Join us this Sunday, Sept 20
at 9:30 am for services
outside in the amphitheater. Please where your mask till you are seated.
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 people of The United Methodist Church are putting our faith in action by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the 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
I asked everyone to read a gospel in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke or John) to help draw you nearer to Jesus and his words. These times are the hardest we have seen in our lifetime. Drawing nearer to Jesus, brings us peace, comfort, and hope. Calm your inner voice and let Jesus' life and the Holy Spirit lead you through these times.
Many people are worrying a lot these days. While a small amount of worry can be helpful, worrying all the time is not. It can be harmful to the body by releasing harmful chemicals. Worrying is to to rehearse the problem over and over. I encourage everyone to seek to deal with their worry through the Bible. Phillipians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything prayer and supplication and thanksgiving let your request be known to God. The peace of God which surpasses understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ. To find more quotes from the Bible about worry, click the
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.
JJOIN US FOR WORSHIP
Down at the Lake in our Amphitheater on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am or on Facebook.
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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.
We thank our music ministry: R to L, Charlotte Floyd, Mark Floyd, Mike West, and Mike Goebel, not pictured Scott Akers.
Watch a Podcast about Power, Lonliness, and Satisfaction with Marlena Graves,
"Get Your Spirit in Shape"
On Our Calendar
Sept 20 Sun 9:30 am Church Service at the Amphitheater. You are welcome to sit on the wall or bring your lawn chair. Please safe distance and wear your mask till you are seated
Sept 21 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.
FOOD PANTRY IS OPEN- see below
Reflections from Thomas Merton
An excerpt from Merton’s Thoughts in Solitude:
“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.”
"And Jesus told them a parable to the effect they ought to always pray and not lose heart." Luke 18:1