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

Thursday, Sep. 24th 2020

Weekly Newsletter—September 16

new & upcoming at LUMC!
 
VFW BLOOD DRIVE
Wednesday, September 16 | 3–7 p.m. | VFW Post 7397 (9550 Pflumm Rd.)
 
LUMC has had to pass on a fall blood drive, but we want to acknowledge the desperate situation our community is in regarding the critical shortage of blood. Please support Lenexa’s VFW by registering to donate. Sign up online with group code EG9S or contact the coordinator, Kira Harsh, at kharsh@cbckc.org or (816) 723–6201. Questions? Email or call Judy Rose at jrdrose@hotmail.com or (913) 449-9498.
 
 
CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL RESUMES
SEPTEMBER 20!
 
Check out these two ways to participate!
 
#1 In-Person Sunday School
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Nursery Care for Birth–3 years
Kids Connect Sunday School for 4 years–5th grade
 
Nursery and Sunday School are available during the 10:30 a.m. service only.
 
#2 Sunday School At-Home Kits
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Sign up to receive a kit with everything you need to do a short Bible lesson at home each week! Kits are geared toward children 4 years old–5th grade, but anyone is welcome to request them. Kits will be dropped off at your house on Thursday or Friday each week. If you just want a kit for a specific week when you can’t come in person, e-mail Mary Clow.
 
Watch a welcome video from Ms. Mary, check out our COVID-19 safety guidelines, and sign up for at-home kits here! >
 
SPONSOR A PRESCHOOL TEACHER
 
We need 12 more members to sponsor a preschool teacher for this school year. Sponsors will pray for them and put together a small care package for them each month with an encouraging note and a small treat (about $5 value). Contact Mary Clow to become a sponsor!
VIRTUAL RACE
 
Sign up to sponsor our LUMC team in the Great Plains Conference’s virtual race now! 100% of donations will go to the conference’s work towards antiracist justice education and advocacy.
 
 
DONATE ITEMS FOR HILLCREST’S FUNDRAISER GALA!
 
Our Hillcrest Team is supporting Hillcrest Transitional Housing with a chocolate basket donation to Hillcrest’s annual gala (virtual this year). If you have any items you would like to donate, please contact Linda Stoker and bring to the church office by September 23.
 
DONATE YOUR OLD FURNITURE TO HILLCREST!
 
As we prepare our Hillcrest apartment for a new resident, we are still looking for a kitchen table and an end table. If you can donate either of these items, please contact Denise Smerchek. Thank you to those who have already donated!
worship this Sunday
 
SEPTEMBER 20
16th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
 
Get Involved In Ministry
Acts 9:19–31
 
Immediately after describing the dramatic conversion of Saul of Tarsus (the apostle Paul), Luke goes on to tell of his initial efforts in serving the Lord. Saul did not wait to grow up spiritually in order to serve God. Following his conversion, he started serving God. If God has saved you, He wants you to be involved in ministry in some capacity. You don’t have to wait for spiritual growth. Rev. Ezekiel Koech preaching. 
 
 
Our four-week Stewardship emphasis begins this week. We’re using the theme of S.P.O.N.G.E. based on our Strategic Initiatives to grow in Spirituality, Participation, Outreach, Numbers, Giving, and Enthusiasm. You should have received a mailing this week with more information and cards for each of the first two Sundays. If you haven’t received yours, contact Linda Stokes in the church office. The topic for September 20 is Spirituality and Participation. You are invited to bring your completed card with you to worship on Sunday and place in the offering plate/box or complete the card online. Thank you for your commitment to God and Lenexa UMC!
 

choose when and how you want to worship!
 
WORSHIP FROM HOME
 
The 9:00 and 10:30 services are streamed live on Facebook every week for those who are more comfortable worshiping from home.
 
Missed last week’s service?
 
WORSHIP IN PERSON
 
8 AM: Worship In the Park
at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park by the gazebo
 
9 AM: Contemporary Worship
in the sanctuary
 
10:30 AM: Traditional Worship
in the sanctuary
 
WORSHIP IN THE PARK UPDATE:
Because of its popularity, Worship in the Park has been extended! We currently plan on worshiping outdoors though October 19, weather permitting. Join us for this great, informal, outdoor worship service on Sunday mornings!
ongoing events & announcements
 
SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER UPPER ROOM
 
The September–October 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 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
 
SERVERS AND BAKERS NEEDED! We’re in need of small groups of 4–8 to help serve dinner every Wednesday evening, as well as people to bake cookies. Please contact Wayne Dothage or Lisa Freeman to volunteer.
 
 
PICK UP A USED HYMNAL FOR YOUR HOME!
 
Thanks to memorial gifts, we will be replacing some of our more worn pew hymnals. We are giving away the worn hymnals to anyone who would like one. You will find them on the table in the library during the week and on Sunday mornings. If you are continuing to worship from home, you may enjoy having your own hymnal to follow along.
 
 
FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS NEEDED
 
The Johnson County Food Pantry is currently in need of soup, pasta sauce, canned pasta, canned beans, and shampoo. Please bring donations to the gray bins outside of the church office.
 
connect with us!
 
 
Lenexa UMC
Facebook Group
 
 
Lenexa UMC
Twitter Account
 
Lenexa UMChurch Family Facebook Group
 
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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