(903) 849-2379

2889 FM 315, Chandler, TX 75758, USA

BREAD & BIBLE

Wednesday Evenings

Join us for a FREE meal & Bible Study

We will not have Bread and Bible on

Wed, February 26th, it is Ash Wednesday

a regular service will be held at 6:00 pm

Throughout the Bible, Jesus used

meal times as a time to teach. Come

learn about Jesus and his apostles. No one

will be called on to answer any questions.

We offer free childcare, PLEASE call

 to let us know if you will be need it at

903-849-2379, leave a message.

Coffee, Cookies, and Conversation

Mondays Mornings at 9:00 am

We share in conversation, have a small devotional with discussion to follow, and pray for those in need. Afterwards, there are often opportunities to help with church  projects, and local missions.

SUNDAY Mar 8

No Bake Sale April

SUNDAY MAY 10

Baked Goods are provided

by UMW. The donations go towards community projects and church events. Bakers

are always wanted to help

   take part in this event,

  even if it's just one sale.

   Buyers and Bakers are

     making a difference.

Click the link above to learn more

about the Gospels of Matthew. Learn

how Jesus' life paralleled Moses' life.

United Methodist Women - UMW

Meets the 1st Tues each month at 5:30 pm

Next meetings:  March 3  and Apr 7

These loving and kind women are the backbone of the church. They are the do-gooders of the community and in the church. Enjoy friendship, fellowship, and fun.  Bring your knowledge, skills, and sense of humor to our meetings.

They would love to have you there. You aren't committed to anything if you come to a meeting.

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

WHAT IS ASH WEDNESDAY?

ASH WEDNESDAY is a Christian Holy Day of prayer and fasting. It is the first day of Lent and the six weeks of penitence before Easter. Lent is 40 days of sacrifice, symbolic of the sacrifice Jesus made in the desert for 40 days in which the devil tempted him. Christians give up something they love by abstaining till the Thursday before Easter. Many give up their favorite activities or foods. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter in prayer, doing penance (recognizing our sins and asking for forgiveness of sins, almsgiving (giving to others), and denial of ego. Many pastors and preachers smudge ash on the foreheads of their parishioners to remind us that we are dust and to dust we shall return, which as  Jesus' teaches us that our egos are only important to ourselves. They serve no purpose in God's eyes or in his kingdom. In the end, we are all ash. It's a time to reflect Jesus' life and his death as well as our own.  TO LEARN MORE ATTEND Service on Ash Wed. at 6:00 pm

Called to More

When we take a step back and look at our lives, we may find ourselves wondering, “Is this really it?” Are we just going through the motions or perhaps worse, living in chaos? This Lenten series explores the actions, habits, and systems that separate us from God and looks to the cross of Jesus to discover that we are called to so much more.

Ash Wednesday

Sometimes we think we know what God wants from us, but we still find ourselves disconnected from God or stuck in a spiritual rut. The Lenten season is meant for taking a closeup look at our lives and listening with purpose to hear where God is calling us to make change. It is time for a spiritual re-boot.

Called to Abundant Life - the 1st week of Lent
No one is perfect. We all live in a broken world and, like sheep, we have gone astray. Thankfully, the story doesn’t end there. We were made for something better – the abundant life made possible in Jesus, the good shepherd who shows us the path to the life we are called to live.

 Facing the Dark to Reach the Light - the 2nd week of Lent
To find true healing, we have to face the hard truths. Part of the healing process is realizing that something is broken. This brokenness is the darkness that overshadows our lives. The good news is there’s freedom in the light.

You Are Not Your Sin - the 3rd week of Lent
Sometimes we feel like what we have done is who we are. When we mess up, fall short, do the wrong things, it is not who we are. We are not defined by what we’ve done. We are the children of a loving and forgiving God.

There is More - the 4th week of Lent
When life gets challenging, we have a choice to either fall back into the sin that is so enticing and easy for us, or to persevere and trust that when we follow Christ, we will live into even more than we have ever imagined.

The Gods We Make - the 5th week of Lent
Sometimes we allow things in our lives to become more important to us than God, distract us from God, and even come between us and God. These are the gods we make.

(Passion/Palm Sunday)
Being part of a crowd can be a powerful experience. The crowds in Jerusalem moved from the joy of Palm Sunday’s “Hosannas” to the jeers of Good Friday’s “Crucify Him!” On this Palm and Passion Sunday, let’s explore how we too can get caught up in the crowd, and ways that we can fix our eyes on Jesus.

Holy Thursday
As the end of Jesus’ earthly life drew near, he gathered his disciples around him and fed them – not just physically, but also spiritually. We’re invited to this special meal too, a meal where Jesus himself meets us and reminds us that because of him, we are forgiven and are always welcome at God’s family dinner.

Good Friday
In the darkest and most painful of moments, nailed to the cross, paying the price for sins he did not commit, Christ showed us love and forgiveness in a manner that humanity had never experienced, a redeeming sacrifice that opened the door for all who would come.

Easter Sunday: Raised to Life
Throughout our lives, we are sure to make mistakes, to do things we regret and to regret not doing other things. The good news of the Gospel is not only that Jesus died so that we might be forgiven, but that he has been raised from the dead! In him, we too are raised from being dead in our old ways, so that we can have new life, full of hope and promise.

 EVENTS CALENDAR

Feb 19-Wed 6:00p Bread and Bible

Feb 22-Sat  Ladies Luncheon

Feb 26-Ash Wednesday Service 6:00 pm, No Bread and Bible that evening.

Feb 29-Sat. Church Clean Up Day 8:00 am

           Volunteers wanted to help with yardwork 

            & other projects that are needed

Mar 3-Tues 5:30p UMW Meeting

Mar 8-Sun Bake Sales

Mar 12-Thurs Finance Meeting

Mar 15-Sun Church Council Meeting after church

Mar 22-Sun UMCOR Sunday

Mar 29-Hymn Sing Sunday & Potluck

Apr 7 Tues 5:30p UMW Meeting

Apr 12-Sun Bake Sale

                        

                     

              

 

In church we are in close quarters with others, so it's imperative to think about your health and others'.

HOW TO STAY HEALTHY THIS WINTER

1. Avoid sick people. If you are sick, stay at home. Don't spread contagions. If you have a fever or mucus that is green, yellow, or brown. You're sick!  If you are sick,  stay away from kids, the elderly, and people that are immune-compromised*. If you stay away from others you are less likely to infect them and to keep from being reinfected by others.

2. Cover your mouth and nose with your hand, tissue, or your shirt so the droplets don't float in the air. If you sneeze into your hand, clean in immediately. Everything you touch you will be spreading germs.

3. Wash your hands many times a day or use hand sanitizer.  They have small ones now that fit into pockets.

4. Don't use an uncovered hand to open doors or turn off faucets. Yucky hands may have just touched it. Use a paper towel to turn off faucets and open doors after you've washed your hand. You can use the outside of your sleeve. Just don't use it to breathe into.  Push doors open with your hip. If none of this is available to do. Then rub your hand vigorously on your pant leg, the friction helps to kill germs.

5. Should you take Vitamin C, absolutely!! Vitamin C helps stregthens your cells to combat bacteria and viruses. They perk up your immune system. Vitamin D is also a nutrient that perks up the immune system whether it's in pill form or sunshine.

6. Get enough rest. Your body tries to heal when we sleep. Not getting enough can make your body vulnerable to illness. Stress can also drop your immune system. Try to do things that can destress you in a stressful situation. Chocolate works for some and it has antioxidants that help the immune system. Concentrate on your breathing and the tenseness of your muscles when you 're stressed. If you notice they are tight, you are stressed. Take a couple of slow deep breaths, it relaxes the whole body.

7. Vegetables and Fruits are needed when sick. The more the better, especially in a soup. Soups that were cooked in animal broths are even better.  The bone marrow from the animal broth strengthens the immune system too.

8. If you are dealing with congestion in your nose, throat or chest, avoid dairy products (like creamed soups), orange juice, and sugar as these tend to make secretions thicker making it harder to breathe, blow, and cough.

9. Drink water and 100% natural fruit juices. Water is best and will thin mucus and help saturate your body so that the virus isn't so concentrated. Plus it keeps you from dehydration, which often happens when we are sick. Drinking hot tea, warm water, tor warmed apple juice or apple cider often soothe sore throats and help clear mucus too.

10. Don't be afraid to ask for prayers or help. We are happy to pray for you to get well and be back to good health, and we would be happy to help. We can always bring you something, just don't expect us to stick around. We can visit later when you are well.

11. Don't be afraid to wear a mask. I saw a guy that wore a mask over his mouth, but under his nose. This doesn't work.  If you wear a mask, cover both. It will help protect you. If you need to visit someone in the hospital. They have them available to wear. You usually find them on the wall near the sanitizer. I keep mask in the console of my car to grab when I go to the hospital. That way I know the only hands near them have been mine. Use hand sanitizer every time you see one in the hospital.

                                       Better safe than sorry.

*Immune-compromised means people that are don't have stable immune systems such as those with diseases like  Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, AIDS, those that have cancer or leukemia or lymphoma, those that have had any kind of transplants including whether organs or bone marrow and those that are receiving any kind of chemo or radiation or are on a medication that lowers there immune system. It also means anyone who is currently sick with an infection or a fever.

    The LADIES LUNCHEON

was a huge success. 

What a wonderful afternoon.

Thank you Kaye Lynn Fenn for your funny musings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Debbie Bernard for your delicious food and the time it took you to prepare it and bring everything. Thank you to Kim for keeping everything straight. Thank you Hostesses, for the time it took to put together your tablescapes, sharing your table inspirations, and your gifts. Thank you to Mark and Richard for their help in getting the church put back in order. Thank you Charlotte for your music today and every Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please feel free to join us anytime for anything at the church .

Join us for a meal, a service, or an event. We welcome all that come!!

Come as you are, you don't need to be dressed in fancy clothes to join us.

We accept as you are, God's work in progress. If you would like us to pray for you, please call the church number and leave a message with the secretary or

on the recorder. Everyone needs prayers at some time, and we are happy to pray for your and raise your needs to God.

THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR SITE. WE ARE SO GLAD YOU CAME. COME JOIN US.

If you need help with directions, click on contacts at the top of the page for a map.

Welcome to Lake Palestine United Methodist Church

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.

Worship Service

Every Sunday at 10:00 am

Coffee and Breakfast

Every Sunday 8:30 am

Sunday School

Every Sunday 9:00 am

Church Service

Every Sunday 10:00 am

Join Us this Sunday!

 Rev. Ingrid Akers

     903-849-2379   

   

 It is a perfect month to learn about a love like no other, Jesus' love and the commandments of "Love The Lord, Your God" and "Love One Another". We are to love our neighbor, which is the person next to you regardless of the color, religion, political preference, or lifestyle choices.  We invite you to come

to our church. We are truly a

welcoming congregation. We are

casual, friendly, and truly seeking

to be faithful in loving God and

loving others.