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PA I D News & Views
Permit No. 2950

by God.
element of humanity created
status, health status, and any
orientation, socio-economic
race, ethnicity, sexual
tion people of any age, gender,
We welcome to this congrega-
people created in the image of
recognize the diversity of
As a people of faith, we
St. Louis, MO
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A monthly publication of Lafayette Park United Methodist Church ◊ November 2009

A church without walls, creating a visible sign of Christ’s presence in our urban community and beyond

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Pot Pie Turkey Din-
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Jan. 23 Winter Rummage Sale

Jan. 16 Family Fun Night
service. Jan. 17
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Jan 23

Roast Beef Dinner

11:00am Fellowship Hour (fellowship hall)
Fund Raiser for
Juarez, Feb. 27
That’s right; purchases at Schnucks in 2. Register the Card at http://

Youth and Kids Sunday School
10:00am Traditional Worship

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friends taking advantage of the (800) 931-6258 (8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.,

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you ARE welcome at LPUMC!

Jan. 17 Pot Pie Turkey Dinner
Wilder View 2 In case you have missed out on the op- Group ID# 500005538 as your organiza-
portunity to help LPUMC, here is how tion.
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Check It Out 4
9:00am Adult Sunday School

gram to benefit schools, churches and Remember anyone can pick up a card
other non-profits. At no cost to you or and designate LPUMC as the charity of
Earth Care Column 4 LPUMC; Schnucks will automatically their choice! Also, if you already have
rebate a percent of your purchases back a card and have designated another or-
to LPUMC. All you need to do is pre- ganization, you can split your purchases
2300 Lafayette Avenue

Check out LPUMC! 6 sent a registered Schnucks eScrip Com- or change the organization by visiting
St. Louis, MO 63104

munity Card when you check out. It is
that simple. If you have any questions, please see
Calendar 10 Here is what you need to do: Chris Finley (

1. Pickup a Schnucks eScrip Commu- or check out
Time with Sharon 11 nity Card at the Schnucks Service Desk
or the LPUMC church office.

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CHURCH Sharing Time with Sharon: Like Jesus
CONTACTS From the . . . I joined an enthusiastic bunch of folks at The Bridge this
past week to help cook and serve supper to about 200
school supplies nurtures their intelligence and creativ-
ity. The donated coats, hats, and mittens we share help
will be our first priorities. We
Church Office Hours men, women, and children of our city’s sojourners. make these cold days and nights warmer. The hot
As our finance team met to will look for additional ways meals we stir up and serve help them grow stronger.
Monday - Friday These are folks who, for a bunch of different reasons,
plan for the New Year, the de- that we can give God the first have found themselves gathering for shelter, camarade- The financial gifts that we make to our collaborative
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. cision was made to put God of our time in service.
314-771-9214 rie, and a hot, tasty meal at this warm facility, housed at United Methodist ministries help to provide training,
First. What you may ask, does our sister church, Centenary United Methodist Church at housing, medical care, and spiritual support. At
Pastor that mean? We always put What might God First look like 16th and Olive. The Bridge serves three meals a day and LPUMC, we are already part of God’s ongoing work to
Rev. Kathleen Wilder God first don’t we? in our own home? Perhaps it is open from 6am to 6pm, providing warmth from the bring hope and wholeness to the children of our city.
might be that before we get cold and a cool reprieve from the heat. LPUMC folk
Associate Pastor In the simplest terms, for our out of bed we stop and give gather from 4pm-6pm to help prepare and serve supper A sense of peace covered me as I thought about how
Sharon Kichline there on the first Tuesday of each month. the little boy visiting The Bridge has been and still is in
church, it means that as a faith the day to God. “God, I want
God’s care. And God will continue to provide for him
community we will begin by to put you first today. Show
Church Secretary It was a cold evening…with record freezing temps and and his family through the work of the many who share
writing our tithe check of 10% me ways that I can organize and care. I want to be part of that, and I bet you do too.
Maria Lawrence snow expected the rest of the week. As the dining hall
M-F 9:00 a.m. - Noon of our budget gifts for God’s my time, and resources that emptied out, I wondered, where will they all go now? May 2010 be a great year for him. And may 2010 be ministry beyond our walls put you first in my life. Help My eye caught sight of a little boy, maybe 12-15 months the year we reach out a little further to help make it
Newsletter Editor
(including apportionments). me to live so that others will old, bundled up in a stroller between his parents. I won- so…for him, and for all the children of our city.
Elena Greene This check will be written first, see you active in my life.” It dered about this little guy, and I’ve been wondering Can I get an AMEN? each week, without fail. We could be that you try a new about him since.
Newsgroup will schedule our church build- spiritual discipline such as ~Pastor Sharon ing and activities with the focus reading a devotional book each I began pondering: what can I do for this little boy to
of God First. Worship, faith day, or reading a few verses of keep him warm and safe? In a few years, will he go to
school? What if he gets sick? My imagination has been
Dear friends,
Chris Finley development and small groups the Bible each day. It could be
concocting all kinds of dire circumstances for his fragile
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! future. As a follower of Jesus, the One who fought for We thank you all for the generous
Preschool Director justice for “the least of these”, I went home thinking
Edna Coleman • To the members of the Soulard Group for making the exterior of our about what I could be doing for him, and those like him,
Christmas gifts,
gifts, and we give thanks
church so beautiful for the Christmas season with flowers, ribbons, and new facing a deep freeze in these uncertain times. to God for the privilege of serving the
Youth Director lighting. people of Lafayette Park United
Chad Johnson • To Sue Meyers and Jeff Jensen of our Worship Team who led us in So I made phone calls. And I learned about emergency decorating our Sanctuary to celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus. numbers to call for housing resources and warming shel- Methodist Church.
Church. We look forward
Young Adult Minister • To Tom and Lynne Keay, and all those who assisted in hosting the ters in our city. I learned about a blessed group of vol-
to continuing in ministry with you
Aaron Ban masses of visitors during the Lafayette Square Winter Parlor Tour. unteers, called the Winter Outreach, who go out in the • To the United Methodist Women for hosting a lovely Cookie Party night armed with blankets, sleeping bags, and coats, in 2010, making a difference in our
seeking to help people who are cold. Yes, good people
News & Views
Fellowship, and to Bill Byrd for the memory booklet honoring our friend,
are doing much. Still, the thought tugged at me, what am city and in our world in the name of
Lois Yount.
• To Eric Merle and his many elves for creating a happy Breakfast with I doing to love this little boy like Jesus? Jesus Christ.
Christ. Thanks be to God!
Elena Greene
Santa experience for the children.
Then, in prayer, God’s spirit reminded me that every Kathleen, Sharon, Aaron, Kourtney,
Newsletter Production • To our music director, Kourtney Strade, and to our wonderful Choir,
Bob & Jeris Beane for bringing us an exquisite Contata, complete with a 6-piece orchestra.
time we pray for the children of our city, we are loving Edna, Maria, Patrick, Mary Claire,
them. Every time we help a child read a little bit better,
Sunday Bulletin Production • To Suzanne and Beverly O’Neal for orchestrating our giving to King- and Latoya
Betty Disbennett we are helping to pry open their potential so that they
dom House, and to all those who supported this ministry with gifts.
Mary Disbennett can be all that God wants for them. Providing new

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Earth Care Column
CHECK IT OUT! (continued from page 4)
Men’s Breakfast Inkjet and Toner Cartridges and the parking lot. sumption by 75% and last up
2nd and 4th Sundays Cell Phones for Recycling - Simple Fundraisers to 10 times longer. A six Worship Service
after 8 a.m. service Don’t forget to bring these items Schnucks eScrip Card Sunday: 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.
pack will save you $200 over Children’s Church: 10 a.m. service
to the church office! This helps 1. Pick up a Schnucks eScrip
Website Update our environmental fundraiser.
their lifetime. Communion: First Sunday of the Month
Continue to look for updates on Community Card at a Schnucks
Service Desk or LPUMC office.
Get off the bottle – If you
the website. Checkout the Yahoo Aluminum cans for Recycling don't like the taste of tap wa- Sunday School 9 a.m. Adult, Teen & Kids
photo pages. Comments? Con- Look for can collection bin in 2. Register the Card.
tact Chris Finley at 3. Show the Card at Checkout. ter, or maybe you don't trust Service to our Community Macy’s Fundraising Card
it, install a filter for your Preschool Weekdays at 9 a.m. during school year
2 Register your Macy’s card at drinking water. Filters will CHARIS Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
8 a.m. Grace Boy Scouts Mondays at 7 p.m.
Praise Service - cost you less than 20 cents
authentication/password.jsp for a gallon of water. You’ll Cub Scouts Every other Monday at 7 p.m.
Try the early, When you make a purchase, a per- Girl Scouts Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
contemporary service. centage will be donated to LPUMC as save $1 a bottle or about $4 Recycling Aluminum (Blue bin outside)
a fundraiser. per case. Paper Recycling (Green bin outside)
Making a few changes in the Cell Phones & Print Cartridges (Fellowship Hall)
Earth Care: Easy Recycling Tips way your household runs is
easy and can save you
Earth Care – Unplug - When you leave a things into a power strip by Centenary Bridge Mission
money. It can also help save
microwave, a televi- room so that when you go to
Save a Buck, sion or any other appli- bed or leave town, you can provide an avenue where human need and available
ance with standby flip the strip off, cutting ALL CHURCH CELEBRATION!
Save the power plugged in, it's power completely. Join us on Janu-
resources can converge. Through a free-meals program
ary 31st during and providing access to other necessary services, guests
World draining electricity. Make the switch - Replacing
You don’t need to go Combined those things standard light bulbs with Fellowship Time are treated as valuable humans of worth and given op-
broke to go green. In after the 10am
can consume as much those squiggly compact fluo- portunity to work toward self-sufficiency through coop-
fact, you can help the Worship Service
planet and your budget at the
as 10% of the electric- rescent ones will cut con- for a shared meal erative partnerships with other community health and
same time. ity in your home. Grouping of hot soup and
(continued on page 9)
service agencies. Centenary Bridge is dedicated to seek-
bread. Our meal will be followed by a
celebration of our ministries in 2009 ing paths of justice, dignity and respect for all marginal-
and a conversation about ized people living in the downtown St. Louis community.
Ministry Teams at LPUMC our direction for 2010.
Administrative Program Other All Invited!
Church Council: Daron Smith Youth Ministries: Chad Johnson Conference Lay Member: Chad Johnson
Board of Trustees: Steve Coffey Education: Cindy Pillow United Methodist Women: Jeris Beane
Publicity: Debra Crowe Outreach: Robin and Eric Merle Historian: Tom Keay
Finance: Bethany Spaulding Missions: Nancy Thuer; Larry Heugatter Wills and Memorials: Larry Heugatter
Treasurer: Sherry Owens Worship: Jeff Jensen; Sue Meyers Wedding Coordinator: Lynne Keay RMN MISSION STATEMENT: Reconciling Ministries Network is a national grass-
Finan. Secretary: Maria Lawrence Stewardship: Brenda Cook roots organization that exists to enable full participation of people of all sexual
Lay Leadership: Sharon Domke Music: Kourtney Strade orientations and gender identities in the life of the United Methodist Church,
Parish Relations: Sheryl Smothers Preschool Liaison: Cindy Pillow both in policy and practice.

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“A visible sign of Christ’s presence in our urban community and beyond”
Check Out what is going on at LPUMC!

We will again be joining together in unity as we enter the Lenten season
Begining Again on February 18th together in a shared Ash Wednesday Worship Service
with Beloved Community UMC and Centenary UMC.
Come join us during this 6-week series to learn, develop relationships, and grow in your faith life. We will
gather at 6:00pm for a light shared supper and fellowship. At 6:30, we will share a devotion and prayer. This year it will be hosted at Beloved Community UMC, our neighbor
From 6:45-8:00pm, you can choose to participate in one small group faith adventure. This winter, the four located at 3115 Park Avenue, on Wednesday, February 17th at 7pm.
choices are: Reverend Kathleen Wilder will bring the message.
• Bible Study: The New Testament
• Book Study: The Externally Focused Church
• Exploring Prayer
• Crafts and things (bring your knitting, crocheting, or other crafts and visit while
you make beautiful things together)
Childcare will be provided. There will be a Baby Shower Mark Your Calendars for Jan. 16, for the
Sign up now by calling the church office at 771-9214, speak to a Pastor, or sign up dur- for Cory and Amy Eichorn
ing worship.
International Winter Holidays Celebration!
during fellowship on Sunday,
Jan. 24 in Fellowship Hall. Cory This will be our first “Family Fun Night”. The theme for this
NEW TO THE SANCTUARY & Amy were married here at event will be “International Holiday
LPUMC by Pastor Kathleen in Celebrations”. Come learn about different
2008. All are invited to help us cultures and how they celebrate the holidays. Bring your favor-
"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of he least of these brothers of
celebrate the anticipated arrival of ite dish or family traditional dish to share. This is a potluck with
mine, you did for me."
the event starting at 6 p.m. with
Matthew 25:40 (NIV) Caleb Michael! dinner.
On January 17 the Stewardship Committee will introduce to the congregation a new ♦ Do you know where the tradition of the
concept in keeping track of our commitment to the many ministries that we support Christmas tree originated?
locally, nationally and throughout the world. The WCDANS have made a wonderful
banner that will be displayed in the Sanctuary. This will serve as a visual reminder to
♦ Do you know how Christmas/Holiday cards came to be a
normal item in the fabric of our lives? NO, it wasn’t Hall-
the congregation of how faithful and committed we are to our many ministries.
The banner has a tree without foliage. Every time 2% of the funds for covering our ♦ What about your own family traditions. Do you know why
portion of the cost to support these ministries is achieved, a leaf will be added. It will you do certain things, or was it something your parents/
also serve as a testament to anyone who enters our Sanctuary that we are "...a grandparents always did?
church without walls, creating a visible sign of Christ's presence in our urban commu- Take Saturday evening, January 16th, to find out the answers to
nity and beyond." these questions and so much more!

My prayer is that this tree will be full of leaves before Advent 2010.

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STEWARDSHIP CORNER about the money. Stewardship opportunities
abound at LPUMC. If you feel as though you “Good Sense” Financial Considerations
"Just as each of us has one body have nothing to offer I suggest that you read
that scripture again. There are so many things Bethany blues? affects our understanding of God's
with many members, and these
that we can do to help each other, support our Fix my eyes on God—soon provision, and 2) Our specific
members do not all have the same Spaulding, I'll be praising again.
function, so in Christ we who are ministries and take care of our building that knowledge and faith in God's word
does not require you to have money to do- He puts a smile on my face. regarding finances has a direct im-
many form one body...We have dif- CPA, CMA, He's my God.
ferent gifts, according to the grace nate. If you have gifts in any of the following pact on our finances.
areas please use them and if your gifts are for I now had the truth. The next part is a In my story, I needed to remind my-
given us." CCSA, CRP, bit tricky. How will the truth become
Romans 12:4-6 (NIV) other things, make it known. LPUMC is always self of the truth about God's views
“established or fixed in my mind or on finances, as well as the truth of
looking for new ministries.
I found myself feeling sad this memory?” I have to confess that did how great it is to be a part of God's
As we look back on 2009 many of us week, which led to feeling gener- not happen in one night! But here's kingdom here on earth. God says
Dry walling and plastering
breathe a sign of relief. We made it, ally blah. And as I went through what I did start that night...I looked up that my needs will be met according
Electrical, carpentry and plumbing other scriptures similar to this one
by the Grace of God we made it the day I felt as if there were to God's riches in glory. I had this
through and look forward to better Accessing items for Craig's list (maybe you've heard one of them,
Childcare (must be Safe Sanctuary trained; see something heavy weighing me stored deep in my heart from years
days in 2010. This is a time to praise
Pastor Sharon) down. After the day was at an end “rejoice in the Lord always”?). I read past, but my general state of “blah”
Him and give thanks for our many it occurred to me that this was not them. Looked at them again. Thought overrode this truth. This year I'm
Floor care (particularly deep cleaning for the
blessing because, we are truly how God meant me to live my life. about them, and as you know since staying in the Truth! I hope you will
blessed. When I feel that I am lack- Being in that “blah” state of mind you are reading this, I wrote about join me, and together we'll banish
Painting (inside the building but if your gift is them. I think that last one is key. Writ-
ing, not going anywhere or falling be- just for one day affected every the blahs in our lives and of course,
art we can use that too) single thought and area of my life, ing about something helps make a our finances.
hind I just watch the news. That
Graphic design, writing, audio or video editing, including my financial situation. connection between our brain and the
helps me put things in their proper
photography, web-site design, you-tube experi- Finances aren't just about what I rest of us-at least it works that way in
perspective. The most important
thing that I do is pray, and God helps
ence see in my bank account. More my life. Even if it's in a personal jour- Tip of the Month:
Repair or replace the gym storage doors important is what I “see” in my nal there is value in writing.
me to remember all of the many gifts
that he has bestowed upon me. Muscle to move things spirit by faith, or you could say,
Music (if you play an instrument see Kourtney what I know in my heart to be true I also stopped myself when I recog-
nized “blah” thoughts or behavior the
Strade) about my finances.
rest of the evening. I didn't just stop
Please, re-read the scripture quoted these thoughts, I asked myself –
To have faith first there has to be
above. "According to the grace given knowledge. Knowledge! If I know WHAT IS THE TRUTH? Because I
Wish List
us," we all have gifts. 2009 was dif- something that means I perceive or could answer that based on the scrip- I didn't set a New Year's resolution
Copy machine and Fax machine for the office, ture above, I saw my day (late though this year, but I did start doing some
ferent for each of us, we all had highs understand it as fact or truth; I
Laptop to replace Pastor Kathleen's antiquated it was) completely turn around. There things differently. As you read this,
and lows. Thank God that we each have it established or fixed in my
have our own skills and abilities. laptop is just no reason to wallow in what the let God speak to your heart about
mind or memory. I asked myself
I love the word stewardship. It tonight (after this VERY blah world throws at me – whether it's bad anything that God would like you to
If you have the desire and expertise in any of news in a bank account, at work, in the adjust this year. Maybe it's to put
makes me feel important and proud day): “What is the truth?” Am I
these areas please notify Steve Coffey (Trustee markets, or from the doctor. My God God first in your finances, or to
that I have the opportunity to do this meant to stay down in the ickies
Chair), Pastor Kathleen or me. and lose hope? No! Not according is the one who speaks truth, and that's spend more wisely. Perhaps it's
all encompassing work that we were
Remember that we are the body of Christ work- to the following scripture: where I want to focus my energy. On something as simple as learning to
commissioned to do. Take care of
ing together as one. the Truth. live in the hope of God – if it is,
the earth, the animals and each other
Psalm 42:5 (The Message) here's a scripture to start thinking
and work together as one. What in the world does all this have to about daily: Philippians 4:4 (NIV)
Brenda Cook Why are you down in the
As I said before in previ- do with finances? The link is twofold Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say
Stewardship Chair dumps, dear soul?
ous messages to you, its not just 1) Our general view of life and God it again: Rejoice!
Why are you crying the

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Calendar January/Febuary There is a Pastoral letter from the

Covenant Partners Wilder View . . . Council of Bishops of The United
Methodist Church which is
posted on both bulletin boards.
January Sermon Series, “No Fear” starting the day with a family for you. I pray that you en-
~Pastor Kathleen
Jan. 16 Family Fun Night, 6 pm
January 17 devotion. It could also mean counter God’s
Scruggs Memorial UMC Rev. Velma Hawkins that when we get paid, the first presence and
Jan. 17 Pot Pie Turkey Dinner, after 10 am service The Connection UMC Rev. Tish Green
check we write is for our tithe power in your A Thank You From Kingdom
Jan. 23 Winter Rummage Sale, 8 am – 2 pm January 24 or pledge for God’s ministry. life in dramatic House
The Gathering UMC Rev. Matthew T. Miof- and wonderful Dear Kathleen,
Jan. 24 Baby Eichom Shower, after 10 am service sky I wonder what God First looks ways every day Thank you for the donation of
Jan. 31 All church meeting after 10 am service Union UMC Rev. Dianne M. Cochran like in your life. I wonder what and I pray that $200.00 to Kingdom House. Your
kind support helps us meet the needs
would happen if everyone in you will join me
Feb 27 Roast Beef Dinner Fund Raiser for Juarez January 31 of the poor members of our commu-
Union Memorial UMC Rev. Kevin M. Kosh our church committed for one in this adventure nity.
University UMC Rev. Linda R. Harris day, or one week, or one year to put God First. God First, Please express our appreciation to
in one way to put God First? Always In All Ways,
Scriptures for February 7
Just imagine the impact we
the members of your congregation.
Valley Park UMC Rev. John W. Harpole
January and Febuary might have in our church and Sincerely,
Village Church/Christ Community UMC Rev. Michelle
McGhee community. ~Pastor Kathleen Thomas T. Sanders
Executive Director
I pray that 2010 is a great year
February 14
January 17 Webster Hills UMC Rev. Scott D. Hall
Isaiah 62:1-5 Zion UMC Rev. Jack DeWees
Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 (UMH
Psalm 36:5-10
1 Corinthians 12:1-11 810)
Romans 10:8b-13 February 21
Many More Thanks!!
John 2:1-11 Arlington UMC Rev. Mary F. Harvey
January 24 Luke 4:1-13 • To those who volunteered as shopping hosts at the Kingdom House Christmas Shop, bringing joy to many
February 28 Asbury UMC Rev. Frances Penn Cleve-
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 land families.
Psalm 19 (UMH 750) Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Psalm 27 (UMH 758)
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Philippians 3:17-4:1 February 28 • To Nichole and Mike Knepper for organizing our Christmas support for the Shalom House Christmas Party,
Luke 4:14-21 Bellefontaine UMC Rev. Nathan P. Wolff and all those who supplied and prepared fruit.
January 31 Luke 13:31-35
Beloved Community Rev. Aubry Jones
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6 (UMH 794) • To the members and families of the LPUMC Choir for hosting a delicious Christmas Eve Fellowship gather-
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 A Special Thank You ing.
Luke 4:21-30
February 7 Sherry and I want to express our appreciation to everyone for your support, • To Jason Stokes and Becky Mueller for bringing drama and humor to our early Christmas Eve Service.
Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) both materially and spiritually. We have been the beneficiary both during our
Psalm 138 (UMH 853) stay in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Cancer Treatment Center of America. We don't • To those that brought friends, family, and neighbors to celebrate at our Christmas Eve worship.
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
know the names of some our generous friends, but we are both wowed and
Luke 5:1-11
deeply appreciative of your kindness and generosity. When I went to pay our • To Sharon Whitcolm for coordinating the collection and creation of the Success Bags for the children of
February 14 Hodgen Elementary School, and for all those who contributed school supplies.
accommodations bill, I was told," You don't have one." We have received do-
Exodus 34:29-35
nations in your name to pay for your stay through last Friday." I ask for a list of
Psalm 99 (UMH 819) • To our creative editor, Elena Greene, , for keeping us connected through the newsletter.
2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 donors, and was told they don't keep that record, so as much as Sherry and I
Luke 9:28-36 (37-43) want to thank each of your personally, we can't. It is very comforting to know
February 21 we have such wonderful friends. Thank you and God Bless you. • To Lafayette Park United Methodist Church, for working together to be a visible sign of Christ’s presence our
Deuteronomy 26:1-11 ~Mike Owens urban community and beyond!

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