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MAKING DISCIPLES...

CHANGING THE WORLD

FI RS T N O T ES
MAY 2019

A P R I L’ S M U S I N G S Rev. April Wegehaupt

Sunday I enjoy every morning prophecy to comfort and I find more and more that
waking up and reading the motivate people who need daily devotions or setting
Worship days devotion sent to my strength to keep going. a time every day to read
Schedule e-mail. This mornings from Timeless words remind the scriptures speak to
'Our Daily Bread' was.... fatigued and discouraged where I am or where I am
Come to me, all you who are people that the Lord isn’t going that day. The
9:00 am weary and burdened, and I detached or uncaring scriptures help me get
Worship will give you rest. (v. 27), that our plight through the day. Today I
in the Sanctuary The story was told: doesn’t escape His notice. feel like I have just ran a
"At the age of fifty-four I These words breathe marathon coming out of
10:10 am entered the Milwaukee comfort and assurance, Easter Week, but I am
marathon with two goals—to and remind us of God’s ready to move forward into
Sunday School finish the race and to do it limitless power and bot- what awaits me around
Time under five hours. My time tomless knowledge (v. 28). the corner.
would have been amazing if The second-wind strength
the second 13.1 miles went described in verses 29–31 Do you have a daily
11:00 am as well as the first. But the is just right for us—whether devotion that you read in
Contemporary race was grueling, and the we’re in the throes of a pamphlet, book or daily
Worship second-wind strength I’d raising and providing for e-mails. If you do not, I
in Fellowship Hall hoped for never came. By our families, struggling want to encourage you to
(A light breakfast will be the time I made it to the through life under the look into one. You might
served prior to the service.) finish line, my steady stride weight of physical or be surprised by how much
had morphed into a painful financial burdens, or the daily focus will match
OUR MISSION walk. discouraged by relational with where you are in your
STATEMENT: Footraces aren’t the only tensions or spiritual life.
things that require second- challenges. Such is the
wind strength—life’s race strength that awaits those Blessings,
Making Disciples does too. To endure, tired, who—through meditating Rev. April
…...Changing weary people need God’s on the Scriptures and
help. Isaiah 40:27–31 prayer—wait upon the
the World beautifully weds poetry and Lord." (Our Daily Bread)

We uphold the United Methodist Church by our PRAYERS, PRESENCE, GIFTS, SERVICE & WITNESS

Attendance for April 2019 2019 Monthly 2019


Budget Needs $26,055 March Year--to-
Year to-Date
9:00 am 11:00 am Sunday Income $ 25,382 $ 60,627
April 2019
Worship Worship School Expenses _ 24,941 _ 71,155
7th $8,475
7th 92 58 54 Net Income $ 441 ($ 10,528)
14th $4,799
14th 115 50 84 21st n/a
28th GIVE!
21st 200 65 62
April Giving Give back to the One who first gave.
28th BE HERE! BE HERE! BE HERE! to Date $13,274
FIRST NOTES Page 2

Prayer Concerns:
Kathy Bercaw
Jill Ard
Melissa & Timothy Myers
Kathy Klauman
(Brenda Rowe’s sister-in-law)
Mike Sutcliffe
Sandra Stewart Cowboy Musician & Poet
(sister of Judy Dillow)
Annabelle Alexander
(granddaughter of Mary Patterson)

Serving in the Military:


Nathan Ruggles
(stationed at McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS)
Anthony Ruggles
(stationed at Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan)
Spc. Justin Lawrence
(stationed at Fort Bragg, NC)
Josh & Kenzli Underwood
Drey Barkman
SgtFC. Roger Myers
Jack Martin
PLEASE NOTE:
NAMES SUBMITTED FOR
THE PRAYER CONCERNS LIST WILL
BE REMOVED AFTER TWO WEEKS. PLEASE
CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE
@ 431-4240 OR E-MAIL
fumcronda@gmail.com
IF YOU NEED TO ADD OR
CONTINUE A NAME ON THE
PRAYER LIST. THANK YOU!

“It is what
you learn If you are age 70 ½ or older, you can support the ministries of our church through an
IRA charitable rollover gift.
after you ►An IRA charitable rollover can reduce your taxable income.
know it all ►An IRA charitable rollover gift may be used to meet all or part of your IRA
required minimum distribution (RMD.)
that counts.” ►You may give directly from your IRA to the church.
~ John Wooden ►Any amount up to $100,000 per year can be rolled over from your IRA to the
church without paying federal income tax.
It is recommended you discuss these benefits with your CPA or tax advisor. For more
information, contact your IRA administrator.
MAKING DISCIPLES...CHANGING THE WORLD Page 3

Graduation
DISCOVERING YOUR TRUE
TRUE Quotations
IDENTITY IN THE MIDST
MIDST
OF LIFE’S STORMS "A graduation ceremony
is an event where the
In this powerful series, Heisman Trophy winner Tim commencement speaker
Tebow passionately shares glimpses of his journey tells thousands of
staying grounded in the face of disappointment, criti- students dressed in iden-
cism, and intense media scrutiny. Tim shares what he's tical caps and gowns that
learned along the way, building confidence in his identity "individuality" is the key
in God, not the world. This moving series features practi- to success."
cal wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from - Robert Orben
others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways.
"Your families are
extremely proud of you.
BEGINS SUNDAY, APRIL 28 | 10:00 AM | ROOM 112 You can't imagine the
sense of relief they are
experiencing. This would
be a most opportune
time to ask for money."
- Gary Bolding

SAVE THE DATE! "It is clear the future


holds great opportunities.
It also holds pitfalls. The
trick will be to avoid the
pitfalls, seize the opportu-
nities, and get back home
by six o'clock."
- Woody Allen

Ages: 3yrs thru 5th Grade You cannot get to the top
by sitting on your bottom.
(Potty Trained) (Completed) - Proverb

Don’t judge each day by


the harvest you reap but
by the seeds that you
plant.
“Little” - Robert Louis Stevenson

Support Group
Try not to become a man
of success but a man of
value.
(For mom’s with school age children.) - Albert Einstein
Begins Meeting
Thursday, April 25 @ 6:00pm
In the Parlor
IN OTHER NEWS..... Page 4

OUR CHURCH

Mission Pennies Alzheimer's Association Blood Mobile Canteen


...for the month of Breakfast Club Volunteers Needed Dear Friends at FUMC,
May will be used to help The Breakfast Club is a We will be providing and Thank you for donating
with the expenses of this hometown support serving in the canteen the March Mission
year’s VBS. experience where for the Blood Mobile on Pennies to the Cherry
people gather in a May 8th from 12:30pm to Street Youth Center.
Gifts / Prizes Needed safe environment & 6:30pm and again on We are very thankful
The Church & Society support is provided May 9th from 8:00am to
committee continues to for your support!
in a round table way. 1:00pm. If any of you can
need items for the month- Chanute FUMC Library help please contact
ly birthday / bingo party Many Blessings!
(Rm. 107) Charlene at Jennifer Shields
held every 3rd Tuesday at charlenemr@hotmail.com
Amy Yeager, facilitator Executive Director
the Murray Hill Apart- or call 433-0909.
ments. A tub to collect (913) 831-3888 Cherry Street Youth
1st Wednesdays All help is appreciated!
these items is located
downstairs in front of the at 9:00 a.m. Thank you to all who
elevator. Volunteers Needed! have helped with the
Relay for Life will be on “Another Tuesday
Sunday, May 12 AGAPE—
AGAPE A Greek word June 7th at NCCC and we Evening Dinner” held at
is Pantry Sunday. for self-giving love. will be providing snacks, Otterbein UMC this past
Don’t forget to bring your The Agape Fund is a etc. for the survivors. season. We will start up
donation for the Food ministry that allows the Will need assistance in again in September.
Pantry with you! participant to give $5.00 preparing in advance and
or more, four times per serving the food. Would Charlene Riley
Challenge for year. This money is used like to have cookies
May will be: to help a specific area provided. The Boomer You are cordially invited
PEANUT BUTTER person or a family in Link will purchase the to the...
need. If you would like to snacks. If you can help ANNUAL
& JELLY be added to our partici- anytime after 4:00pm,
pants list, please contact contact Charlene at
JESSE JACKSON
CASH IS ALSO the church office @ 431- charlenemr@hotmail.com MAYOR’S PRAYER
4240 and talk to Ronda. or call 433-0909. BREAKFAST
GREATLY Participants are kept Thursday, May 2
NEEDED! secret and confidential. National Day of Prayer
7:00am
Good News Center
118 N Forest
Behind First Baptist
Church
Featured Speaker:
Pat Shields
Reservations Requested
Reservation deadline
Tuesday, April 30.
Call the Chamber office
at 431-3350, email to
director@chanutechamber.com
or stop by the office at
21 N Lincoln
MAKING DISCIPLES...CHANGING THE WORLD Page 5

You Know You’re a Mom


TODAY’S CONCERNS When…

ROAD TRIP & LUNCH 1. You count the


sprinkles on each kid’s
Today’s Concerns will be going to cupcake to make sure
Devotions with Wichita for shopping & lunch on
Tuesday, May 21.
they’re equal.
2. You hear your

Dorothy Please sign up in the office if you


mother’s voice coming
out of your mouth when
you say, “NOT in your
Wednesdays plan on going. good clothes!”
3. You stop criticizing the
@ 9:00am The church van will leave at way your mother raised
Guest Home 8:30am. Bring an extra $5.00 to you.
Estates help cover the cost of gas. 4. You hire a sitter
because you haven’t
1202 S Plummer been out with your
Water Donations Requested
The Evangelism Committee will be collecting bottled husband in ages, then
spend half the night
water to distribute at the upcoming Relay for Life Event
checking on the kids.
as a gift of “Living Water” from the FUMC congregation. 5. You hide in the
Please bring cases of bottled water to the church so bathroom to be alone.
that they can be labeled prior to the event. 6. You’ve mastered the
art of placing large
quantities of pancakes
Fitness Opportunities and eggs on a plate with-
out anything touching.
at Chanute FUMC
7. You hope ketchup is a
WALKERCIZE vegetable, since it’s the
Mondays & Wednesdays only one your child eats.
11:00 am 8. You donate to
Fellowship Hall Blood Drive charities in the hope
Wednesday, May 8 that your child won’t get
TAI CHI 12:30pm—6:30pm that disease.
Tuesdays & Thursdays Thursday, May 9 9. Your feet stick to the
8:30am kitchen floor, and you
8:00am—1:00pm
Fellowship Hall First United Methodist Church don’t care.
Fellowship Hall 10. The closest you get
to gourmet cooking is
making Rice Krispie
CONTEMPORARY treats.
WORSHIP LEADERS 11. You can remove
chewing gum from just
MISSED A SERVICE OR JUST FOR MAY about anything.
WANT TO EXPERIENCE IT ALL
OVER AGAIN? FIND IT ON
YOUTUBE! May 5
X
Koralyn Barkman
12. You say at least once
a day, “I’m not cut out for
www.youtube.com/ this job”, but you know
FUMCChanuteKS
May 12 Charlie VanHouden you wouldn’t trade it for
May 19 Kaci Eccles anything.
May 26 Charlie VanHouden
FIRST UNITED First United Methodist Church U.S. Postage Paid
202 S. Lincoln Non-Profit Org.
METHODIST Chanute, KS
CHURCH Chanute, KS 66720 66720
620.431.4240 Permit #13
202 S. LINCOLN
CHANUTE, KANSAS 66720 Return Service Requested
OFFICE HOURS:
8:00AM—5:00PM
CHURCH PHONE:
620-431-4240
WEB SITE:
www.fumcchanute.com
CHURCH STAFF:
Pastor: Rev. April Wegehaupt
Director of Young Ministries:
Cindy Finley
cfinley_12@hotmail.com

Secretary: Ronda Phillips


fumcronda@gmail.com
Office Hours: M—F, 8:00am—5:00pm

Treasurer: Linda Jones


treasurerchanute@gmail.com

Custodian: Kevin Shields


Music Director:
Paul Myers
goatwax@yahoo.com

Organist: Terri DeGeer


jdegeer@erieks.net

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, May 2: Mayor Jesse Jackson Prayer Breakfast being held at the First
Baptist Church Good News Center at 7:00am.
How to become a member....
You are welcome to attend wor- Sunday, May 5: The St. Cecelia Chorus & NCCC Choir will present it’s Spring Schol-
ship services, member or not. For
that matter, you can attend any arship Show entitled “Movies in Song” at 3pm at the NCCC Sanders Auditorium.
activity of the church and are
invited to do so. Becoming a Wednesday, May 8: Blood Mobile here from 12:30pm—6:30pm.
member is, in faith, saying you
want a deeper commitment to the
church. Our vows ask us to faith- Thursday, May 9: Blood Mobile here from 8:00am—1:00pm.
fully participate in the life of the
church with our prayers, our
presence, our gifts, our service Monday, May 20: Women’s Spring Banquet being held at 6:30pm. Special Guest:
and our witness. Del Shields, Cowboy singer & poet.
We hope you will be a part of
the ministry of the First United Tuesday, May 21: Today’s Concerns Shopping Trip in Wichita. Will leave the park-
Methodist Church. If you would
like to become a member, please ing lot at 8:30am.
give us: Name(s), address, phone
number, e-mail address, anniver-
saries, birthdays and if you are Monday, June 3—
3—Friday, June 7: Vacation Bible School will take place each day
already a member of some other from 9:00am—Noon.
church or not. If you are, we also
need the name of the church and,
if possible, the address. Please PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE WHEN SCHEDULING
give this to the pastor, or leave in MEETINGS OR EVENTS IN THE CHURCH BUILDING!
the church office.
(Be sure to check inside for more details on these events!)
May 2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4
Sunday Worship Schedule: 9:00 am Alzheimer’s 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
Association Breakfast 6:00 pm “Little”
9:00 am 11:00 am Club, 107 Support Group,
11:00 am Walkercize Parlor
Blended Worship Time Contemporary Worship 6:00 pm Choir
(Sanctuary) Time
(Fellowship Hall)
10:10 am
Ronda on vacation
Sunday School May 1—10

5 Communion 6 7 8 9 10 11
11:00 am Ministry of 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH 12:30—6:30pm 8:00am—1:00pm 6:00 pm NCCC 2:00 pm Graduation
5:00 pm Tuesday Red Cross Blood
Caring, 103 Drive, FH Red Cross Blood International Student Reception for
Meal @ Otterbein
11:00 am Walkercize, (Chanute FUMC Youth) 6:00 pm Choir Drive, FH Dinner, FH Jodee Parsons, FH
FH 6:00 pm Cub Scout 6:00 pm “Little”
6:30 pm Quilt Guild, Pack Mtg., FH Support Group,
FH 7:00 pm Trustees, Parlor
103
* See Sunday Worship
Schedule

12 Pantry Sunday 13 14 15 16 17 18
11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, 107 11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
Mother’s Day FH 5:00 pm Tuesday
Meal @ Otterbein 6:00 pm Choir
FH 6:00 pm “Little”
Support Group,
(Otterbein) Parlor
10:00 am Graduation
Reception in the Parlor

* See Sunday Worship


Schedule

19 20 21 22 23 24 25
11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH 11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
FH 6:00 pm Parsons
FH 8:30 am Today’s 5:00 pm Wedding 4:00 pm Wedding:
Concerns shopping 6:00 pm Choir District Care & Share, Rehearsal & Dinner
6:30 pm Women’s 6 Wiltse / Lienard
in Wichita FH
Spring Banquet, FH
5:00 pm Tuesday 6:00 pm “Little”
Meal @ Otterbein Support Group,
(First Baptist) Parlor
7:00 pm Church &
Society, Murray Hill Apts.

* See Sunday Worship


Schedule

26 27 28 29 30 31
MEMORIAL DAY 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH 11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
1:00 pm Newsletter FH 6:00 pm “Little”
OFFICE CLOSED Crew, 107 Support Group,
Parlor

* See Sunday Worship


Schedule
May 2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4
Please contact the office if
1 Kings 10—11 1 Kings 12—13 1 Kings 14—15 1 Kings 16—18
your Birthday has been Luke 21:20—38 Luke 22:1—30 Luke 22:31—46 Luke 22:47—71
omitted or misreported.
We don’t want to forget you! Olivia Walton Jordan Slepicka Rainey Jo Carter Cayla Cagle
431-
431-4240 Addie Finley Molly Rollins
Aaron Liudahl
Dorothy McMeekin

5 Communion 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 Kings 19—20 1 Kings 21—22 2 Kings 1—3 2 Kings 4—6 2 Kings 7—9 2 Kings 10—12 2 Kings 13—14
Luke 23:1—25 Luke 23:26—56 Luke 24:1—35 Luke 24:36—53 John 1:1—28 John 1:29—51 John 2

Cole Weldon
Caroline Ingalls Carol Brady
Jax Barney Phyllis Deweese Aubree Finn Abigail Fisher Nancy Drybread
Jeff Finn Robbie Myers Kaley Pilgrim Phyllis Kreighbaum
Sonya Noland Kaleigh Wilson Nathan Ruggles Monica Slepicka
Kourtney Wilson

12 Pantry 13 14 15 16 17 18
Sunday
2 Kings 17—18 2 Kings 19—21 2 Kings 22—23 2 Kings 24—25 1 Chronicles 1—3 1 Chronicles 4—6
2 Kings 15—16 John 3:19—36 John 4:1—30 John 4:31—54 John 5:1—24 John 5:25—47 John 6:1—21
John 3:1—18
June Cleaver Debbie Beck Marion Cunningham
Garry Pennington Sharman Thornton Dorothy Blaine
Larry Pennington Mara Fletchall
Naomi Cordner Jim Naff Sidney Cramer
Elaine Newton Robbie Robinson

19 20 21 22 23 24 25
1 Chronicles 7—9 1 Chronicles 10—12 1 Chronicles 13—15 1 Chronicles 16—18 1 Chronicles 19—21 1 Chronicles 22—24 1 Chronicles 25—27
John 6:22—44 John 6:45—71 John 7:1—27 John 7:28—53 John 8:1—27 John 8:28—59 John 9:1—23

Tim Finley Samantha Stevens


Christian Wiltse Kristine Houston Kole Barkman Harriet Nelson Alice Robinson
Monte Manbeck George Taylor Chelsea Bearrick
Mary McCune Devin Rubow
Kory Steele

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1 Chronicles 28—29 2 Chronicles 1—3 2 Chronicles 4—6 2 Chronicles 7—9 2 Chronicles 10—12 2 Chronicles 13—14
John 9:24—41 John 10:1—23 John 10:24—42 John 11:1—29 John 11:30—57 John 12:1—26

Jane Burns Jim DeGeer Ernie Dillow Easton Haslett Ellen Gabel Shirley Partridge
Katie Gericke Parrian Hatch Emma Jacobs Jacob Guiot
Tessa Leach Martin Wegehaupt
Sarah Myers Brunner