Lenexa United Methodist Church
We Know and Love God.
We Follow Jesus.
We Are the Body of Christ.

9138 Caenen Lake Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Wednesday, Apr. 21st 2021

Weekly Newsletter—April 21

 
new & upcoming at LUMC!
 
 
LAST CHANCE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE MAY MESSENGER!
 
Please send anything you’d like us to include in the May issue of the Messenger by the end of today. Submit all articles to Lauren.Lanigan@lenexaumc.org.
 
 
GREAT PLAINS CONFERENCE VIRTUAL 5K
 
The Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church is once again hosting a virtual 5K walk/run in May. The Annual Conference theme for this year is: Abide in me and know that I am God. Tying into this theme, donations given toward this race will go toward Congregational First Aid Mental Health Trainings sponsored by the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund.
 
Register by May 1 to receive a T-shirt and medal. Suggested donation is $15 for adults and $10 for kids.
 
You can complete the 5K (or another distance if you prefer) at a time and place of your choosing or join others from LUMC in completing it at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park. We will meet on Saturday, May 15 at 9:00 a.m. by the red barn. If you plan to participate with LUMC, please e-mail Mary.Clow@lenexaumc.org or Teila.Creekmore@lenexaumc.org so we know to expect you.
 
 
PRESCHOOL VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR
 
The LUMC Preschool Scholastic Book Fair is virtual this year. Looking for a new book for children? Find lots of great ones at www.scholastic.com/bf/lumcpreschool and support the Preschool at the same time!
 
 
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
All of our adult Sunday school classes have either resumed in-person Sunday school or will soon. All are welcome to join any of our classes. At 9 a.m., Pathfinders meets in the Asbury Room and Foundations in Room 105; both classes also have a Zoom option. Spectrum will resume in-person classes on May 2 in Room 122. Dashers meets in the Wesley Room and via Zoom at 10:15 and YAC meets in the Underground at 10:30. Find the class that is the best fit for you! Contact the church office for more information, including Zoom links to participate from home.
 
 
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 this weekend! Make sure to sign up if you haven’t already. Go to the LUMYouth Facebook page to sign up, 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! 
 
 
UFO—UNDERGROUND FELLOWSHIP ODYSSEY
Wednesday, April 28 | 6:30–8 p.m.
 
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.
 
 
ALL-CHURCH PICNIC
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.
 
 
LUMY FUNDRAISER
 
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!
 
IN-PERSON WORSHIP
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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 at https://lenexaumc.org/covid/.
 
 
 
LIVESTREAM WORSHIP
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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!
 
Missed last week’s service?
 
this Sunday’s worship
 
APRIL 25
4th SUNDAY OF EASTER
 
“Beyond the Comfort Zone—
A New Look at Psalm 23”
Psalm 23
 
Psalm 23 is the most memorized chapter of the Bible. We find the words so comforting, like a soothing balm to our wounded souls. But let’s pull back the covers, take a deeper look at this beloved Psalm, and get past our “comfort zone”.
 
Tammy Shepherd preaching.
 
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.
 
To volunteer, visit the SignUpGenius page here:
 
 
FOOD PANTRY
 
The food pantry is currently welcoming all donations. Please bring your donations to the gray bins outside of the church office.
DRIVE-THRU DINNER’S ON US!
Wednesdays | 5:30–6:30 p.m.
 
We’re serving you curbside at Dinner’s On Us, our weekly free meal!
 
Enter the lot on the northwest side of our property and we will serve you from the extensive sidewalk at our west entrance. Spread the word to your friends and neighbors!
 
menu options:
#1: pulled pork sandwich, chips, and a cookie
#2: PB & J sandwich, chips, and a cookie
 
Contact Wayne Dothage or Lisa Freeman to volunteer as a server/baker.
 
 
connect with us!
 
Connect with other members via Facebook—though we may not see each other in person as often, our LUMC community is active online and as welcoming as ever!
 
 
Lenexa United Methodist Church
 
Office Hours: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. | Monday–Friday
Church Office Phone: (913) 888–5600
 
Preschool Office Phone: (913) 888–6300
 


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Lenexa United Methodist Church • 9138 Caenen Lake Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66215 • Office: 913-888-5600 • Preschool: 913-888-6300 • Fax: 913-888-5609

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