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, Mar. 10th 2021

Weekly Newsletter—March 10

new & upcoming at LUMC!
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 14. Be sure to change your clocks before going to bed on Saturday night so you won’t be late to church!
Please send anything you’d like us to include in the April issue of the Messenger by next Wednesday, March 17. Submit all articles to Lauren.Lanigan@lenexaumc.org.
We are beginning a planning process to identify the needs and desires of our congregation. As a church, we are taking an online survey called Readiness 360. R360 will help us identify and assess our spiritual intensity, dynamic relationships, missional alignment, and cultural openness. We will report back our findings and discover next steps together. Your participation will help in this process.
Each person in your family, including youth, is invited to fill out the survey, which takes about 15 minutes to complete. Follow the link below and type in our congregation’s survey code. The survey is open until April 12. If you need help accessing the survey, or don’t have computer access, contact the church office for assistance at (913) 888-5600.
survey code: 1274252739
Sunday, March 28 | 4–5 p.m.
We’re having an Easter Car-Nival on March 28. You can drive through the parking lot and stop at stations for your kids to play games to win prizes and candy. All of the games can be played from your car. Please invite your friends to join us too!
Volunteers and candy donations are needed! If you would like to volunteer to help at the Car-Nival, please contact Mary Clow at Mary.Clow@lenexaumc.org. You can bring donations of individually wrapped candy to the church office. Thank you for your support!
Friday, April 2
Our next service is April 2. As no surprise, due to the virus, the kitchen continues to be closed, and they are serving cold lunches in a bag at the door. These consist of a lunch meat sandwich, chips, granola or protein bar, fruit or fruit cup, bottle of water, and a dessert. We just have to drop the lunches off at St. Mary’s, and they will pass them out. They have 700–800 people most days, so this will be a tremendous challenge for us, but one we met in October and January. We need volunteers that can prepare hopefully 50 lunches each and bring them to the church on the morning of April 2. They will then be transported to St. Mary’s. Please let Tom Bean know if you can help at (913) 888-2446 or threetnkbean@juno.com. We need to know fairly soon if you can so we can be sure we will have enough. Thank you!
Friday, April 23–Sunday, April 25
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!
Sunday worship
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/.
For those who are more comfortable worshiping from home, we’re also continuing to livestream both services. takes place at 9 and 10:30 a.m. both in the sanctuary and via livestream on Facebook.
Missed last week’s service?
“Whoever Believes in Jesus Shall Not Perish”
John 3:1–3, 14–21
For God loved you in this way: he gave his only Son so that if you believe in him, you will not perish, but you will have eternal life. 
Pastor Ezekiel preaching.
This Sunday, March 14, is UMCOR Sunday. This special offering supports the ongoing work of the United Methodist Committee on Relief, enabling them to respond immediately to disasters. The UMCOR Sunday offering enables 100% of money received for a project to go to that mission or ministry. You may give in the offering plate on Sunday morning, by mailing a check to the church office marked “UMCOR Sunday” or online at lenexaumc.org/online-giving.
ongoing events & announcements
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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