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SPUMC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 3-1-20

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E-News on the Cutting Edge

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

VOLUME 8, NUMBER 2 FEBRUARY 29, 2020

THIS Pancakes and Music Fundraiser
SUNDAY

REV. AMY The Pancake and Music Fundraiser was a big
WILSON
success thanks to everyone who bought
FELTZ tickets and participated in the auctions as
well as all those who worked so hard
GENESIS 7:6-12 planning, setting up, cooking and cleaning
up for the event.

INSIDE THIS
ISSUE:

“Amy”able 2
Words

Our Gifts 3

Events & 4
Meetings

Ash Wednesday 5

Yoga Class 6

Calendar 7 Wednesdays
11:45 am
Classifieds 8
Fellowship Hall
Through April 1st

PAGE 2

Rev. Amy Dear Sisters and Brothers:
Wilson Feltz Wednesday, February 26, marked the beginning of the Season of Lent in the
church calendar. The Season of the Lent consists of the 40 days (not including
Sundays) before Easter, commemorating Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness at the
beginning of his ministry. In fact, I have titled our new sermon series that begins this
weekend, “Forty.” I hope you will make plans to attend worship each week during
this season, and please invite your friends and neighbors as we explore the
significance of the number 40 in our holy scriptures.

I hope you were able to come by the church on Wednesday to participate in our
drive-through opportunities to observe Ash Wednesday or that you were able to
attend the silent, come-and-go service in the sanctuary. The service that evening
offered us the opportunity to enter into this season of reflection as we consider our
own mortality and repent of our sin. To signify purification and sorrow for sin in
accordance with our faith tradition, I and a good friend of the congregation, Rev.
Michael Hamilton, were available to pray with and make the sign of cross with
ashes on the forehead or hand of anyone who wished to observe Ash Wednesday
in that way.

As we enter into this season, it is helpful to commit to a practice of fasting and
self-denial from a type of food or a regular habit to remind us of our mortality and
dependence on God. The good news is that as we practice self-denial on the
weekdays of Lent, we experience great joy and celebration when we break our
fasts on the Sundays in Lent. That’s right! You can break your fast on each Sunday
in Lent! That’s because just as we experience resurrection in our own lives
throughout the year, Sundays in Lent invite us to take a deep breath, pause from
the hard work of self-denial and indulge in the goodness of God’s creation.

Another great way to observe Lent is through adding a spiritual practice, such as a
daily or weekly devotional or act of creation care. Our Lenten devotional study
began today, but it is not too late to join this weekly meeting during Wednesdays at
lunchtime. Feel free to call the church office at (915) 772-2734 for more information.
The United Methodist Women of the New Mexico Conference have shared a
wonderful calendar with ideas to observe Lent with the care of our world in mind. A
copy was emailed to each of you on February 19th.

However you choose to observe the season of Lent, in these 40 days, the invitation
remains for us all to remember, “From dust we came, and to dust we shall return.”

Repent, my friends, and believe the Gospel.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Amy

VOLUME 8, NUMBER 2 Attendance - 02/23/20 PAGE 3

Our Giving - 02/23/20 Worship Celebration 64
Fusion 19
Budgets 2020 $ 314,043.00 83
Needed Each Week 6,039.00 Total 29
Received Last Week 4,038.50 Sunday School
Needed to Date
Received to Date 48,312.00
42,323.39

 Our sincere sympathies to Bill & Clean Up Help
Beverly Wood’s daughter, Kama Needed!
& family, on the loss of her
husband, Joe, last week The church’s
back lot is in
need of some
attention as well
as the playground and front
flower beds. If you find you have
a few hours to spare, please
contact Dick in the church office.

Dates to Save:

Sunday, March 22 @ 2 PM = CRASE Training (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events)
Thursday, April 9 @ 6 PM = Maundy Thursday Service
Friday, April 10 @ 6 PM = Good Friday Service
Sunday, April 12 @ 7, 9:30 and 11:30 AM = Three Easter Services
Sunday, April 19 @ 2 PM = Informational Meeting Concerning General Conference 2020

PAGE 4 United Methodist Women

Tuesday, March 3rd
9:30 am General Meeting in the Parlor
5:30 pm Evening Circle Meeting in
Koinonia Conference Room

Tuesday, March 10th
9:30 am Women’s Prayer Fellowship

Tuesday, March 17th
9:30 am Day Circle Meetings

3rd Saturday on the Edge

Friday, March 20th
Food Delivery

Saturday, March 21st
Food Distribution

Volunteers Appreciated!

Small Groups at St. Paul’s

Spirited Traveler’s Bible Study
Every Monday, 6:30 pm-call Church Office for Location

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Wednesdays, 7:00 am, Las Fuentes, 3033 McRae

E-NEWS ON THE CUTTING EDGE

VOLUME 8, NUMBER 2 PAGE 5

53 individuals took
advantage of the Drive-thru
ashes.

PAGE 6

Free Yoga Class with Instructor Paula Chavez

Rejuvenate, Relax, and enjoy complimentary yoga at St. James
Mrytle UMC. Thuis is just the first of many exciting and educational
classes we will be offering. Join us! We’re looking forward to seeing
you here!
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit
within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you
were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

3 John 1:2
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in
good health, as it goes well with your soul.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 10:00 am

Where: St. James Myrtle UMC
Fellowship Hall
1728 Lomaland

Class will be limited to the first 20 students

Greeters & Liturgists for March 2020

Greeters Kathy Ganfield
March 1st Kathy Jewell
March 8th Wayne Gardner
March 15th Elizabeth Molina
March 22nd Susan & Dick Sears
March 29th
Liturgists Bob Stewart
March 1st Bob Stewart
March 8th Jason Feltz
March 15th Jason Feltz
March 22nd TBA
March 29th

E-NEWS ON THE CUTTING EDGE

PAGE 7

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7
1 2 3 4 56

9:30 am Worship 6:30 pm Spirited 9:30 am UMW 7:00 am Men’s 10:30 am Bell Choir
Celebration Travelers’ Bible General Meeting Prayer Breakfast
10:35 am Sunday Study 5:30 pm Evening 11:45 am Lenten
School Circle Meeting Study & Lunch
11:30 am Fusion 6:30 pm Chancel
Choir

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

9:30 am Worship 6:30 pm Spirited 9:30 am Women’s 7:00 am Men’s 10:30 am Bell Choir
Celebration Travelers’ Bible Prayer Fellowship Prayer Breakfast
10:35 am Sunday Study 11:45 am Lenten
School Study & Lunch
11:30 am Fusion 6:30 pm Chancel
Choir

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

9:30 am Worship 6:30 pm Spirited 9:30 am UMW Day 7:00 am Men’s 10:30 am Bell Choir 1:30 pm Food 9:00 am Food
Celebration Travelers’ Bible Circle Meetings Prayer Breakfast Pantry Delivery Pantry Distribution
10:35 am Sunday Study 11:45 am Lenten
School Study & Lunch
11:30 am Fusion 6:30 pm Chancel
Choir

22 23 24 25 26 27 28

9:30 am Worship 6:30 pm Spirited 7:00 am Men’s 10:30 am Bell Choir 12:00 pm Shared
Celebration Travelers’ Bible Prayer Breakfast Table Luncheon
10:35 am Sunday Study 11:45 am Lenten 6:30 pm Church
School Study & Lunch Council Meeting
11:30 am Fusion 6:30 pm Chancel
Choir
2:00 pm Craze
Active Shooter
Training

29 30 31 NOTES:

9:30 am Worship 6:30 pm Spirited
Celebration Travelers’ Bible
10:35 am Sunday Study
School
11:30 am Fusion

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
7000 Edgemere Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925

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