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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.

Our Mission

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 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

          903-849-2379  

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.

(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 or the box below.  (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.

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"

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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

 

Image by John-Mark Smith

 SUNDAY SERVICE

9:30 AM

Services held outside,

weather permitting. If weather turns poor, please join us on Facebook.

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(903) 849-2379

2889 FM 315, Chandler, TX 75758, USA

Coffee and Conversation

Is taking place on  Mondays at 10:00 am.  We are holding these meetings outside. Bring your lawn chairs, sit away from others not in your household, wear your masks. We are not opening the church, so please be aware of it. Take your water pills later in the morning if you attend. Bring your own coffee or drink. We share in conversation, prayers, and a light devotional. We'd love to see you there.

Lakeside AA Meetings

Monday & Friday Evenings

7:00-8:00 pm

Located in the youth building

behind the church.

Contact Benjamin Wade 903-504-8065

 As soon as we can return back to our normal activities, they will be posted here. We are looking forward to that day.

OUR LITTLE FOOD PANTRY ON THE LAKE

                               IS OPEN 

*If you are hungry or need help to pay for food, please come and take

  what you need. No questions asked.

*It's open 24/7.

*It's under the carport of the church at 2889 FM 315, Chandler, TX 75758

*If you would like to donate food, please drop off non-perishables that

  are not expired and place them in the pantry. We also accept cash

  donations for the pantry and can pick up donations. Call 903-849- 2379

*Take what you need, leave what you can to help others.

THANK You Mamie Hicks for your gift, your beautiful paint job.

'Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another-- and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Thank you for visiting our website. We're glad you came.

Please come join us in person. Have a blessed day!

LIVE

By Faith

If you have questions about Covid 19 (Coronavirus), please visit this website: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

Please wear your masks when around neighbors, friends, and strangers. 

Love your neighbors as you love yourself.

WORD OF CAUTION,  if you are sent any samples in the mail, whether perfume, seed packets, diapers, anything - dispose of them immediately in the trash and make sure no child or pet can get into it. Harmful chemicals have been enclosed and have caused deaths.  Please be safe.