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Hugoton United Methodist News

April 2014 Magnify the Lord with me! Psalm 34:3

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! Spring is here. And we enter the sacred season of the church with Holy Week April 13-20. I invite you to make time for the activities of Holy Week. On Palm-Passion Sunday, April 13, we will celebrate Jesus arriving in Jerusalem as we wave our palm branches. But this celebration quickly changes. On Maundy Thursday we will have a Seder meal to understand the Passover experience for our Jewish ancestors as well as to bring our own lives into the story of Holy Week. We will celebrate Communion together as we remember Jesus gathered with his disciples telling them to remember his body broken for each of us as well as his life blood providing grace beyond measure. The Community Good Friday service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church at 12:05 on April 18. Easter morning breaks with the Sonrise service with leadership from the Sr. High UMYF. What a glorious time to celebrate the hope of resurrection! A light breakfast will be provided after the service. Our worship time will continue at 11:00 a.m. with an Easter egg hunt after church. On April 27 we will welcome into membership the Confirmands. Historically the Lenten season is a time of preparation and study for those wishing to join the church. My hope is that each of you will continue to find meaning and purpose in this journey we share. May your hope be found in the Love given so abundantly to all. Blessings, Pastor Jo Mead Lent Prayer Focus April 6 Pray for those in prison April 13 Pray for the sick Ushers Thank you to the ushers for their ministry here at Hugoton UMC. If you are serving as head usher the sheet for tracking attendance is across from Pastor Jo's office on the peg board.

The family of Angela Eckert Staten & David & Brenda Eckert wish to extend a heartfelt “Thank You!” to the UMW, Methodist Youth & our Church Family for the wonderful Benefit Dinner in January. The proceeds helped to cover some of the vast expenses that we have incurred during Angela’s extensive surgeries this last fall. We have been back to KU Med Center again this month & although the cancer has not returned (Praise God!) other scans from the damage have not been good. We know we have to go back in June & then have additional major surgery this fall. We want you to know that we appreciate the power of your prayers and the wonderful Church Family we have! May HE bless you with all HIS glory! The Eckerts & Statens Spring must be close! Be sure to ask the Sr. UMYF for help with yard work, spring cleaning, or hauling items to the dump. We appreciate your support throughout the year so let us give back to you. Call Sonja at 544-4459. United Methodist Women Salad Supper UMW Spring Fling, April 23 at 6:30. Everyone bring a salad and a guest. Plates, silverware and drinks will be provided. It will be in the church fellowship hall. The speaker is Carol Swinney “It’s About Time!” The hostess is Gyla Conklin 544-2626. This will be the last gathering till September when we start out with our fall salad supper. Confirmation Meeting times: April 6 12:15-1:30 (lunch provided) April 12 Noon-5:00 Rally in El Dorado We will leave the church at 7:30 AM. Expected to return about 10:00 pm. April 13 12:15-1:30 (lunch provided) April 27 Confirmation into Church Contact information: The office email is humc@pld.com, the phone number is 544-8715. Pastor Jo’s email is pastorjo@pld.com and her cell number is 453-2212. Donations of Easter candy and plastic Easter eggs may be left in the bin outside of the office. The Easter Egg hunt will follow worship on Easter Sunday.

Mark your calendar April 2 Praise!Kids 3:30-5:00 pm Contact Nancy Johnson Home 544-4068 Cell 544-3751 April 2 Middle School United Methodist Youth Fellowship 5:30-6:30 pm Contact Jaclyn Yowell jaclyn.yowell@gmail.com April 2 Choir Practice at 6:00 pm Contact Eileen Gillespie 544-7799 April 6 Confirmation Class 12:15-1:30 pm (lunch provided) April 9 Fellowship Quilting 1:30 pm in the church basement Contact Retha Wagner 544-2576 April 9 Praise!Kids 3:30-5:00 pm Contact Nancy Johnson Home 544-4068 Cell 544-3751 April 9 Middle School United Methodist Youth Fellowship 5:30-6:30 pm Contact Jaclyn Yowell jaclyn.yowell@gmail.com April 9 Choir Practice at 6:00 pm Contact Eileen Gillespie 544-7799 April 9 High School United Methodist Youth Fellowship 7:00-8:00 pm Contact Sonja Gayer 544-4459 April 9 Administrative Council Meeting 7:00 pm in the Library Contact Carol Swinney at 544-2372 or carol.swinney@swplains.org April 12 Confirmation Class Noon-5:00 pm Rally in El Dorado April 13 Palm/Passion Sunday April 13 Confirmation Class 12:15-1:30 pm (lunch provided) April 13 Pastor Jo preaching for Stevens County Ministerial Alliance Palm Sunday Service at Assembly of God Church at 6:00 pm April 16 United Methodist Men’s Breakfast at 6:30 am in the fellowship hall. Contact Charles Wagner 544-2576 April 16 Praise!Kids 3:30-5:00 pm Contact Nancy Johnson Home 544-4068 Cell 544-3751 April 16 Middle School United Methodist Youth Fellowship 5:30-6:30 pm Contact Jaclyn Yowell jaclyn.yowell@gmail.com April 16 Choir Practice at 6:00 pm Contact Eileen Gillespie 544-7799 April 16 High School United Methodist Youth Fellowship 7:00-8:00 pm Contact Sonja Gayer 544-4459 April 17 Maundy Thursday – Seder Meal and Communion 6:30 pm in fellowship hall April 18 Good Friday Community Service at Trinity Baptist 12:05 pm

Calendar continued April 20 Easter Sunday Sonrise Service Sunday School 9:45 am Worship 11:00 am Easter Egg Hunt 12:10 pm April 23 Praise!Kids 3:30-5:00 pm Contact Nancy Johnson Home 544-4068 Cell 544-3751 April 23 Middle School United Methodist Youth Fellowship 5:30-6:30 pm Contact Jaclyn Yowell jaclyn.yowell@gmail.com April 23 High School United Methodist Youth Fellowship 7:00-8:00 pm Contact Sonja Gayer 544-4459 April 23 United Methodist Women Spring Fling Salad Supper 6:30 pm Fellowship Hall. Contact Sandra Passmore, HUMW President at 544-2189 or passmorebrosinc@hotmail.com April 26 Larry Seybold Memorial Golf Tournament April 27 Confirmation into Church. Reception for confirmands at 10:30 am April 27 Praise!Kids will Sing during worship service April 30 Praise!Kids 3:30-5:00 pm Contact Nancy Johnson Home 544-4068 Cell 544-3751 April 30 Middle School United Methodist Youth Fellowship 5:30-6:30 pm Contact Jaclyn Yowell jaclyn.yowell@gmail.com April 30 High School United Methodist Youth Fellowship 7:00-8:00 pm Contact Sonja Gayer 544-4459 May 1 National Day of Prayer – Courthouse at noon United Methodist Men invites men (friend or member) to join them for breakfast on the third Wednesday of each month for a time of fellowship and sharing a meal together. The UMM will meet April 16 at 6:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. No reservation needed just show up and enjoy the good company and conversation! Contact Charlie Wagner 544-2576 Summer Camp It is time to be planning for summer camp. There is material about three camps in the foyer. The church will pay half of the fee for members. Fees increase for registrations after May 1 so it is important to get the information in April.

Please join us on Sunday. Classes for all age groups at 9:45 a.m. and Worship at 11:00 a.m.
www.hugotonUMC.com email for church humc@pld.com email for pastor pastorjo@pld.com

Hugoton United Methodist Church 828 S. Main Hugoton, Kansas 67951 620-544-8715

Spring Fling Salad Supper
for

Women & Girls
April 23 6:30 p.m.
Hugoton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Bring a salad. Plates, silverware and drinks will be provided.

It's About Time!
Speaker Carol Swinney

Bring Family, Friends, and Neighbors