Volume 3, Issue 3

March, 2013

“Open the Door to My Heart Lord” As we travel our journey as “Believers of Christ” we should always keep in mind that we are to allow the “Love of God” to flow in and thru us. The congregation at worship is the place for celebrating the homecoming each week of the Prodigals, including all of us, and driving away all thoughts of righteous resentments about who all is coming to dinner. Resentments lead to alienation, going off in to a far country of our own making. As the father welcomed the son, so God in Christ welcomes us. That has implications for the life of a congregation. As Paul writes in Roman’s 15: 7, “Welcome one Another…just as Christ has welcomed you, for the Glory of God. To experience the Grace of God, please join us in worship at Grace United Methodist. May the Lord Bless you and Keep you in Christ, Bro. Ed Engel Jr.

Prayer Requests
Our Nation, Tammy Baker, Brenda Brown, Jeff Engel, (Bro. Ed & Mrs. Karon’s son) Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Eubanks, Baby Phoenix Dickerson, Kaye Fraizer, Connie Fitzhugh, (friend of Kathy Woodard) Frances Green, Brayden Gunter, Gene Halburton (Bro. Ed’s aunt), Sis Hobby, Janet James, R. D. Jones, (Brenda Howell’s father) Peggy McLeod, Roscoe McLeod, C. D. Mizell, (Jason’s grandfather) Louise Mosley, (Wanda’s mother) Mack Shaw, Donnis & Loretta Stringfellow, Lynda Ubrey, Lauvenia Woodard, unspoken requests, U. S. Military stateside and abroad especially Little Joe Hinton and his family. We extend our Christian Love and Sympathy to the family of Winnie Faye Dale, the family of Tina Dueitt, the family of Alesia Hanson, the family of Herman Havard, the family of Clara Havard, and the family of William Slider.

Volume 3, Issue 3

March, 2013

Sunday— Palm Sunday—March 24, 2013
10:00 am Worship Service Children’s Palm Processional & Special Music Followed by Picnic Lunch at Grace and Easter Egg Hunt (Subways, Chips & Drinks provided) Invite your family and friends to join us!

On Palm Sunday Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. For many Christian churches, Palm Sunday, often referred to as "Passion Sunday," marks the beginning of Holy Week, which concludes on Easter Sunday. The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him by waving palm branches and covering his path with palm branches. Immediately following this great time of celebration in the ministry of Jesus, he begins his journey to the cross. The biblical account of Palm Sunday can be found in Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; and John 12:12-19.

Sunday— Easter Sunday—March 31, 2013
10:00 am Worship Service
On Easter Sunday, we will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. According to Scripture, Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday, always the Friday just before Easter. Through his death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ Jesus.

Grace’s Victory Garden
The seeds have arrived and according to the Farmer’s Almanac, March 20th-22nd are the Best Planting Days for Aboveground Crops in 2013, especially Peas, Beans, Cucumbers and Squash where the climate is suitable. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens on these days for best results and pray without ceasing. With this advice in mind, we will meet at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 20 to plant this year’s garden. Invite your friends to join you in this fun but learning experience about our heritage and God’s “Grace” as we learn to appreciate all the hard work that goes into providing our food source! Children, Youth, & Adults are encouraged to attend.

Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the message of God’s unconditional love. What better time than Easter to begin collecting cool, spring toys and items that are not available at Christmas time. Begin collecting your items and leave them in the collection box in front of the sanctuary.

Volume 3, Issue 3 Continued

March, 2013

Grace will house & provide an evening meal to the following groups in March for George County Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge

Church-wide Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, March 23 at 8:00 am to prepare for the next group of students and Holy Week.

April 12 & 13– 30 Hour Famine (Grace UMC) Youth News (7th 12th grade) —
Hey guys, Just wanted to forward this info on our youth summer mission trip. June 17-21 @ Camp Wesley Pines. I have made my own deadline with a $30 deposit for Sunday, March 24 that way I can get us registered by March 31(10% discount). There is a required 1 adult to every 5 youth on this trip. Monday is registration day/ orientation, Tues-Thurs. will be work days and depart by 10am on Friday. Since we will be leaving so early on Friday. I am planning a stop in Collins, Ms @ Grand Paradise Waterpark- $25 admission (grandparadisewaterpark.com). We would love to have you join us, if you have any questions..please give me a call or email. Also, for the Youth Leaders, I thought we might want to have another youth director/youth coordinator/youth pastor meeting(lol)….. How does Mon. March 18 @9 am sound?? Just let me know. Have a blessed day, Dawn Hubbert, Area Youth Coordinator And Youth Pastor at FUMC

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