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, Jan. 13th 2021

Weekly Newsletter—January 6

 
new & upcoming at LUMC!
 
 
OFFICE CLOSED JANUARY 18
 
The church office will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday.
 
 
ZOOM CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL
Sundays | 10–10:30 a.m.
 
Zoom Sunday School for kids meets each Sunday morning. Sign up online to receive the Sunday School kits with the materials for our activities and a lesson plan if you want to do the lesson at a different time. Contact Mary Clow for the Zoom link to join or with any questions.
 
 
HYMN SING-A-LONG
Sunday, January 24 | 7 p.m.
 
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing! We had so much fun at our Christmas carol sing-a-long, we’re going to do it again—this time with favorite hymns! Join Liesel on January 24 at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live as we sing and chat about favorite hymns. Let us know what your favorite hymns are in the comment section of the Facebook event, and we will try to include them. This will be a fun evening of singing and fellowship from the comfort of your home!
 
 
PRESCHOOL/CDO REGISTRATION
Sunday, January 24 | 7 p.m.
 
Preschool and CDO registration for the 2021-22 school year is open for church members. Enroll in the best preschool in Lenexa! Contact the church office for the link to online enrollment. For questions, contact Lori Campbell, preschool director.
 
 
KITCHEN REMODEL UPDATE
 
Although it doesn’t feel like any progress is being made toward the kitchen remodel project, there are many tasks being taken care of behind the scenes. Our contractor, Derick Shackelford, has firm numbers from several of his subs, but is still waiting on finals from the electrician and HVAC. Derick has made several on-site visits to the church in the past month and is tweaking a few minor details. This should be the last round of revisions before the permitting process begins. Derick has also set aside a floating block of time so that when the permitting is complete, he will be ready to start our project. This new report may seem old and redundant, but we continue to move forward.
 
— Your kitchen crew, Wendy Clay, Rick Halley, & Marvin Hammontree
 
Sunday worship
 
JANUARY 10
1ST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
 
“The Baptism of Jesus”
Mark 1:4–13
 
Jesus’ baptism marked the beginning of his ministry. Our baptism is also an ordination of sorts. We make vows to serve God and God’s world with love and justice. After Jesus’ baptism, The Holy Spirit took Him into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan. Our work as baptized Christians won’t be easy either. As we seek to establish God’s justice and peace on earth, we will battle the demons of hatred, racism, sexism, ignorance, oppression, etc.
 
Rev. Ezekiel Koech preaching.
 
HUMAN RELATIONS DAY
 
Next Sunday, January 17, is Human Relations Day. This special offering supports neighborhood ministries and work with at-risk youth. It recognizes the right of all God’s children to realize their potential as human beings in relationship with one another. You may give online at lenexaumc.org/online-giving or by mailing your check marked “Human Relations Day” to the church.
 
In-person services are temporarily suspended for everyone’s safety, but that hasn’t stopped us from worshiping together! We livestream the 9:00 and 10:30 services every week on Facebook, then post the videos on our Online Sermons page later that day.
 
Miss last week’s service?
 
ongoing events & announcements
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.
 
 
JANUARY–FEBRUARY UPPER ROOM
 
January–February 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.
 
 
FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS NEEDED
 
The Johnson County Food Pantry is accepting all donations. Please bring donations to the gray bins outside of the church office.
 
 
 
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
 


Lenexa United Methodist Church Journeying together toward spiritual and community wholeness
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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