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, Oct. 6th 2021

Weekly Newsletter—October 6

 
new & upcoming at LUMC!
 
 
FALL STEWARDSHIP 2021:
Putting God First In Living and Giving
 
This Sunday, we finish up our stewardship emphasis, first: putting GOD first in living and giving, developed by author and pastor Mike Slaughter.
 
This week our devotions, study in Sunday school classes, and worship will focus on “Heart Giving.” Slaughter has this to say: “God in his word doesn’t direct us as the church to build cathedrals but to bring our tithe to God’s storehouse as God’s mean of provision. We are the only hands that God has to rebuild the places long devastated. We are the only feet to carry the good news to the poor. We are the only bank account that God has to save people on the planet. We are it! That’s why the tithe matters.”
 
Please take a few minutes this week to pray about how you can support the work God is doing through Lenexa UMC with your financials gifts. If you have not yet done so, we invite you to turn in your estimate of giving card on Sunday, mail it to the church office, or complete the card online at lenexaumc.org/stewardship.
 
 
KITCHEN UPDATE
 
A few highlights for the week: In the basement furnace room, the water pipe that was dripping on the old electrical panel has been moved and replaced. In addition, the old electrical panel has been swapped out for a brand new one. The electrical panel in the hallway outside the new kitchen is hooked up and ready to go.
 
The hardwood floors in Schneeberger have been sanded, stained, and have the first coat of finish. Tile was laid in the kitchen hallway, but there was a noticeable hump in the middle. After investigative work the cause was found to be the cinderblock load-bearing wall in the downstairs hallway. The tile was removed to fix the situation and will be replaced soon. The 4–5” gap between the FRP (fiberglass reinforced panels) on the walls and kitchen floor will be the same tile that is on the floor. 
 
The two pendant lights that will hang above the coffee bar arrived last week, and the kitchen cabinets are expected to arrive the end of October.
 
Thank you for your continued patience!
 
 
FISHING DERBY
Saturday, October 9 | 9:30–11:30 a.m. | Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
 
All kids are invited to the annual Merle Sparling Fishing Derby, organized by the LUMC Men’s Group, at Rose’s Pond at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park. Bring a fishing pole if you have one. If not, there will also be poles available to borrow. Bait will be provided and hot dogs will be served. Invite a friend! 
 
 
PUMPKIN DECORATING
Sunday, October 17 | 11:30 a.m.
 
Families are invited to stay after church Sunday, October 17 for lunch and pumpkin decorating! Please RSVP to Mary Clow if you can come.
 
 
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
Sunday, October 24 | 4–5:30 p.m.
 
Our Halloween carnival for kids is coming up on October 24! There will be games and activities in the parking lot run by the LUMYouth. Donations of individually wrapped candy can be brought to the office. 
 
 
ZOOM BIBLE STUDY
Thursday evenings | 7–8 p.m.
 
All are welcome to participate in a weekly zoom Bible study led by Fiske Miles. The study will begin by studying the stewardship series and then will continue meeting each week for Bible study. Email Fiske Miles for the Zoom link and more information.
 
 
FAMILY HAYRIDE
Sunday, November 14 | 4–6 p.m. | Shawnee Mission Park
 
LUMC Children and Youth Ministries are joining together for a family hayride at Shawnee Mission Park! The hayride will be followed by a bonfire with apple cider and marshmallows. Cost is $5 per person (free for kids 2 and under). Space is limited, so RSVP to Mary Clow or Teila Creekmore as soon as you can.
 
 
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE SALE
Sunday, November 21 | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Schneeberger Hall
 
Start your Christmas shopping at LUMC’s Holiday Boutique sale and support our congregation and the church! For more information, contact Bernie McNichols.
 
IN-PERSON WORSHIP
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In-person worship takes place in the sanctuary at 9 and 10:30 a.m.
 
Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn indoors by all individuals, including those fully vaccinated. If you plan on attending in person, we encourage you to read all our COVID safety protocols at https://lenexaumc.org/covid/.
 
 
LIVESTREAM WORSHIP
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For those who’d like to worship from home, we 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
 
OCTOBER 10
20TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
 
“Giving is Part of Who We Are”
 
God created us in his image, loving and giving; he expects us to be his means of provision for those less fortunate in the world. We must be wary of the “shiny gods” that would come between us and our fulfilling that part of our his plan for us.
 
Dave Glisson preaching.
 
ongoing events & announcements
 
 
VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
 
Greeters & Ushers
Can you help as a greeter or usher during worship? We have several positions open. Please consider volunteering once a month if you are able to.
 
To volunteer to be an usher or greeter, visit our SignUpGenius page:
 
 
Youth Volunteers
 
We’re always needing volunteers to help with Sunday School and Youth Group! Please contact Teila Creekmore if you’re interested! We would love for you to join us!
 
 
 
FOOD PANTRY
 
The food pantry is in need of rice, spaghetti sauce, toiletries (specifically shampoo, men’s and women’s deodorant, body wash), dish soap, and laundry detergent.
 
Please bring your donations to the gray bins outside of the church office.
 
 
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
Everyone is welcome to join any of our classes!
 
9 AM:
Foundations: Room 105 and via Zoom
Pathfinders: Asbury Room and via Zoom
Spectrum: Room 122
 
10:15 AM:
Dashers: Room 122
 
10:30 AM:
YAC—Young Adult Conversations: The Underground
 
Find the class that is the best fit for you! Contact the church office for more information, including Zoom links to participate from home.
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 front of the education building. 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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