Sunday March 24th, 2019
3rd Sunday of Lent
In Worship: The 40 days before Easter (excluding Sundays) mark the days of Lent in our Christian calendar. When you get past all of the words that sound “churchy”, Lent is a time for intense focus for Christians to grow in oneness with Christ and conform to the heart and mind of Christ.
Many of us give up certain things for the forty days of Lent, and doing so can be a very beneficial thing for us. Our Lenten sermon series entitled: Giving It Up takes that idea one step further and explores that which God wants us to give up, not just for forty days, but forever. This week: Giving Up Enemies.
Usher and Acolyte Training on 3/31: Tom Lewis will lead a brief usher and acolyte training on Sunday, March 31 at 9:45 in the Sanctuary. Adults who would like to be ushers as well as children and youth wanting to serve as ushers or acolytes are encouraged participate.
SUNDAY March 24
OFFERING COUNTERS: Tom Lewis and Pat Fuller
GREETING: Lisa Haddon and Martha Butler
Sunday Community Lunch: We hope that you will join us each Sunday for this extended time to fellowship together. This Sunday’s lunch is hosted by Barbara Parker and Tiffiny Lewis and we would like to thank them for their gift! Sponsors for Spring lunches are needed and appreciated! Please contact Jean Hendrickson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ron Otte (email@example.com).
Community Breakfast on 3/30: Our next Guy Ramsey “Breakfast on Us” community breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, March 30th from 9-11 am. You can volunteer to help or donate an item such as: eggs, juice, bread, fruit or milk. A sign-up sheet is available outside the main (West) office.
Connections: Connections is a ministry of Wesley coordinated by Jennifer Reynolds focused on extending love and compassion to members of Wesley Church who are unable to attend due to illness or physical limitations. The next Connections meeting will be Sunday March 24th! The children will meet during the Sunday School hour and the adults will meet shortly following the community meal. The focus for March will be prayer.
Mission Trip: The Wesley Outreach Team is excited to announce a mission trip to the US/Mexico border, partnering with OKVIM and the Rio Texas UMC Conference. The trip will be Saturday June 22ndthrough Friday June 28th for ages 12 and up. The cost will be $500-$600, and funding is available. The schedule is still being refined, but will include serving in established centers that provide migrants food, shelter, and/or respite. Also, we will be working with immigrant children. To learn more about Rio Texas’ Immigration Response ministry, see https://riotexas.org/
Realm Online Community: We hope you’re joining in on the Realm Online Community! If you did not receive an email invitation or have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you set up!
Skyline Urban Ministry: Wesley is partnering with Skyline Urban Ministry Street Outreach to serve free hot lunches every Thursday from noon to 1:30 PM! Just look for the red trailer and tent in the parking lot. All are welcome! And, you are encouraged to support this ministry by helping to set up, serve food, and/or break down the meal service each week! Come and go between 11:45 and 1:45 each Thursday.
Wesley in the Arts: Catch our talented Wesley artists in these upcoming performances!