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, Feb. 17th 2021

Weekly Newsletter—February 17, 2021

ASH WEDNESDAY—FEBRUARY 17
 
 
RECEIVING A CROSS OF ASH
This year, you may receive your imposition of ashes via drive-through during any of the listed times. The imposition will be done using a new Q-tip for each person. Please wear a mask.
 
7 P.M. WORSHIP (online only)
“Jesus’ Love for
the World” 
 
Isaiah 53:1–5, Luke 4:18–20
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Jesus died to heal every area of our lives. He can heal all our painful episodes, abuses, betrayals and disappointments.
 
new & upcoming at LUMC!
 
 
TIME TO SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLES FOR
THE MARCH MESSENGER!
 
If there’s something you’d like included, please send your contribution to Lauren.Lanigan@lenexaumc.org as soon as possible.
 
 
LENTEN STUDY
Sundays, February 21–March 28 | 7 p.m.
 
You are invited to explore the last days of Christ’s life in a Lenten Study using the book Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week by Amy-Jill Levine. The study, moderated by Andy Oren, will take place on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Contact the church office to sign up and get the Zoom link. Books are available in the church office for a $10 suggested, but not required, donation. If you need a book delivered to you, let us know.
 
 
FAMILY SING-A-LONG
Sunday, February 28 | 1–1:30 p.m.
 
Come one, come all! It’s a family sing-a-long, and we’re going to have a ball! Join Ms. Liesel and Ms. Mary for a fun sing-a-long on Sunday, February 28 at 1 p.m. Join us on Facebook Live from the comfort of your home. We’ll sing all our favorites—from Sunday School to church camp to praise and worship songs! (Even the grown-ups will have fun!) Let us know what your favorite song is in the Facebook event! We can’t wait to make a joyful noise with you!
 
 
KITCHEN REMODEL CHURCH CONFERENCE
Monday, March 1 | 7 p.m.
 
The kitchen remodel project was approved at a Church Conference held on January 26, 2020, with an estimated cost of $300,000. As you know, because of COVID-19, construction did not begin as quickly as we anticipated. We are finally expecting construction to begin soon. Due to increases in material costs in the past year, the final estimate is close to $360,000. Even though the motion that was passed gave the Property Management Team the flexibility to approve the final construction price, because the price has increased by more than 10%, the team would like to have another Church Conference to approve the final cost. All members of Lenexa UMC have a voice and a vote at a Church Conference. The conference will be held March 1 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. At that time, click the link below or use the meeting ID & passcode to join.
 
MEETING ID: 890 5482 8921
PASSCODE: 384912
https://tinyurl.com/LUMCConference
 
Sunday worship
 
We’re thankful that COVID-19 cases have dropped in Johnson County, allowing us to return to in-person worship beginning this Sunday, February 21. Worship will be at 9 and 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary and will continue to be livestreamed on Facebook.
 
Missed last week’s service?
 
FEBRUARY 21
1ST SUNDAY IN LENT
 
“Christians’ Unending Adventure”
Mark 1:14–20
 
Jesus Christ promised an unending adventure to all who accept his invitation, “Come, follow me”—and, by his death and resurrection, the Son of God guaranteed fulfillment of that promise. The unending adventure begins in the here and now and continues in the hereafter—this is our Lord’s promise to “whosoever believeth in him”. And, the great thing about the Good News: Whosoever means me!
 
Pastor Ezekiel preaching.
 
ongoing events & announcements
 
 
100 DAYS OF PRAYER
 
Through Easter Sunday, you are invited to join the Great Plains Conference and our bishop in setting apart a sacred and regular time each day during the next 100 days to pray for our nation and a smooth transition of power using “A Prayer in a Time of National Crisis”. Each Wednesday morning there will be a video on our LUMC Facebook page leading you in this prayer:
 
God of all the ages, in your sight nations rise and fall and pass through times of peril. Now when our land is troubled, be near to judge and save. May leaders be led by your wisdom; may they search your will and see it clearly. If we have turned from your way, reverse our ways and help us to repent. Give us your light and your truth, let them guide us; through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of this world, and our Savior. Amen.
 
 
 
FOOD PANTRY
 
The food pantry is currently in need of cleaning supplies (laundry soap, liquid dish soap), personal hygiene items (deodorant, toothpaste, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner), baking items (flour, sugar, cake mixes, pancake mix) and basic condiments (ketchup, mustard, salad dressing). Please bring donations to the gray bins outside of the church office.
 
 
THE UPPER ROOM
 
March–April Upper Rooms are here. You may pick one up at the church, or if you would like one mailed to you, contact the church office at (913) 888–5600 or office@lenexaumc.org.
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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