Submit your contributions for the May Messenger now! Here’s what’s coming up at LUMC.
new & upcoming at LUMC!
CONTRIBUTING TO THE MESSENGER?
Please send anything you’d like us to include in the May issue of the Messenger by next Wednesday, April 21. Submit all articles to Lauren.Lanigan@lenexaumc.org.
WORDS OF WISDOM FOR 2021 GRADS
It’s almost Graduation Season and we need your help! We’re looking for words of wisdom, favorite quotes/verses, advice, & words of encouragement from the congregation! If you have any of these you’d like to share with the 2021 Graduating Class, please email them to Teila.Creekmore@lenexaumc.org ASAP!
LUMY SPRING RETREAT
April 23, 6–9:30 p.m. | April 24, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. |
April 25, 10 a.m.– 1 p.m.
The LUMY 2021 Spring Retreat is right around the corner, but it’s not too late to sign up! You can sign up with the links on the LUMYouth Facebook page or contact Teila at Teila.Creekmore@lenexaumc.org. It will all be local with no overnight this year. We’ll be studying the story of Jonah and having a great time together! We hope to see you there!
SPRING RETREAT VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
The LUMY Spring Retreat is coming up! There is no overnight part this year. It’ll just be during the day & evening time. But Teila needs your help to make this happen! Please check out the link to sign up & volunteer! The times are broken down throughout the weekend, so you don’t have to stay for the whole weekend/day if you want. Check and see if there are any times that work for you!
UFO has been moved to April 28 (from April 21). All persons 18 and older are invited to join us that night for grilled burgers, mac & cheese, fun & fellowship. All food and beverage is provided.
Sunday, May 2 | 12 p.m. | Sunflower Shelter, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
Join us for an all-church picnic on Sunday, May 2. Turn in at the skate park and drive up the hill past the pool. The shelter is next to the playground on the right. Bring your own lunch and join us after church for some fun and fellowship. There are several picnic tables in the shelter, but you are welcome to bring your own chair too. We will have a few lawn games and sporting equipment. Feel free to bring other games or activities. Invite a friend!
WORSHIP IN THE PARK
Sunday, May 2 | 8 a.m. | Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
Worship in the Park returns on May 2. The Park Players are looking for additional musicians. We welcome anyone who plays a musical instrument, especially the banjo, mandolin, guitar or harmonica. If interested, contact Laurie Bratton at (816) 806-3495.
It’s almost time for our annual youth fundraiser! This year it will look quite different, as it will mainly take place online as a silent auction. There will be more info to come, but the kick-off date will be May 2!
We’ve returned to in-person worship, which takes place in the sanctuary at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Masks are required and COVID safety protocols are in place. If you plan on attending in person, we encourage you to read these protocols athttps://lenexaumc.org/covid/.
For those who are more comfortable worshiping from home, we’re also continuing to livestream both the 9 and 10:30 services. Please tune in at facebook.com/LenexaUMC/live!
God wants us to do good works because we have accepted his grace and want to do his work in the world, not as a way of earning our way into his kingdom. Christ died for our sins and grants us his grace; all we have to do to receive it is accept it.
Dave Glisson preaching.
NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES SUNDAY
This Sunday, April 18, is Native American Ministries Sunday. This special offering supports Native American outreach within the Great Plains Conference and across the US and provides seminary scholarships for Native Americans. You may give in the offering plate on Sunday morning or online at lenexaumc.org/online-giving.
ongoing events & announcements
WORSHIP VOLUNTEERS WANTED
Can you help as a greeter or usher during worship? Now that we are back to in-person worship, we have several positions open. Please consider volunteering once a month if you are able to.