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12.1.2019 SPUMC Weekly Newsletter

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Volume 7, Number 12
November 27, 2019

Inside this issue: 2
“Amy”able Words 4
This Week….. 5
Meetings & Events 5
Angel Tree
Annual Christmas Store 6
Christmas Season Pics 7
December Calendar

This Sunday:

Active Waiting



Grace and Peace to you, Sisters and Brothers!

Once again, when I look back on the previous month, I am amazed at the way God has worked
through the generosity of this congregation. Thank you, all of you, who participated in the food drive
for the St. Paul’s food pantry that takes place on the third Saturday of every month.

I am thrilled at the response from our congregation. Thank you, and thanks be to God!

As we look to December and the Advent and Christmas seasons, we find much that much more soul
nourishment awaits us.

First of all, I hope you will take some time to look at the Giving Tree that will grace our Narthex
on the first Sunday of Advent, December 1. That tree serves as invitation to purchase gifts for boys
and girls, ages 2-10, whose families seek assistance at our food pantry.

If you discern that God is calling you to participate in this Giving Tree effort, I ask that you bring your
gifts, unwrapped, to the church by December 15. You are welcome to donate wrapping supplies, as
well, for our clients to wrap the gift they have chosen.

The coming weeks will bring us many chances to celebrate God’s faithfulness as we serve those in
our community and as we worship together in these seasons of preparation and celebration. I
especially hope you have marked your calendars for our children’s Christmas program, which will
take place on December 8 at 10:30 AM. We will worship in one service that day and enjoy cookies
and hot chocolate after the service concludes, so bring a dozen of your favorite cookies to share!

On December 15, our Chancel Choir will present a beautiful cantata in the 9:30 AM service, and the
contemporary service will take place as regularly scheduled at 11:30 AM, so invite your friends to

Feel free to issue invitations to our Christmas Eve service as well, which will take place on Tuesday,
December 24, at 5 PM. This candlelight service will include traditional lessons and carols, special
music presented by our Chancel Choir and friends, a celebration of Holy Communion and the
baptism of our very own Olivia Kay Feltz by the Rev. Dr. Eddie Rivera.

It is sure to be an evening to remember as we all exclaim together, “Joy to the World!
The Lord is Come!”

Much Love,

Pastor Amy


Our Giving…. November 24th This Week…….

Budgets Receipts $ 1,589.75 November 28th-December 4th

On-Line Receipts $ Thursday, November 28th
12 noon Shared Table Thanksgiving
Receipts to Date
$ 247,872.51

Designated Receipts 161.25

Attendance: November 24th

Worship Celebration 86

Fusion 16

Sunday School 39

 Happy Birthday to Kathy Jewell on Sunday, December 1st
November 30th. 9:30 am Worship Celebration
10:35 am Sunday School
 Congratulations to Robbie and 11:30 am Fusion
Wendell Clark on the birth of a
great-grandchild, Martha Rae. Tuesday, December 3rd
5:30 pm UMW Evening Circle Christmas
 Happy 6th Birthday to Mikaela
Berry on November 24th. Dinner

 Please keep Bill Coon in your Wednesday, December 4th
prayers as he recovers from 7:00 am Men’s Prayer Breakfast
surgery. Bill is the Clark’s son-in- 6:30 pm Chancel Choir
Remember, whenever you have
 Prayers for Jean Gross, Mikaela’s copy needs, come by the church
grandmother, who is hospitalized office for a great deal!
with a lung infection.
B&W Copies—$.05 ea.,
Color Copies—$.25 ea.


United Methodist Women

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 5:30 pm Evening Circle Christmas Dinner
Saturday, Dec. 7th, 10:15 am, UMW General Meeting & Luncheon - FH
Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 9:30 am Women’s Prayer Fellowship - Multi-Purpose Room
Tuesday, Dec. 17th, Day Circle Christmas Luncheons

Small Group Meetings

Mondays, 6:30 pm Spirited Travelers’ Bible Study - Call Church office for
location (No Meetings in December)
Wednesdays, 7:00 am Men’s Prayer Fellowship—Las Fuentes, 3033 McRae
3rd Thursday/mo., 6:30 pm Grace Small Group Gathering - TBA

Food Pantry and Christmas Store

Friday, December 20th, 1:45 pm Food Delivery
Saturday, December 21st, 9:00 am Food Distribution

Volunteers Appreciated!!

Greeters for December 2019


December 1st Jean Darr

December 8th Elizabeth Molina

December 15th Bob Stewart

December 22nd TBA

December 29th TBA


December 21st

Fellowship Hall

Volunteers are needed
and appreciated to help
our food pantry clients

with their choices!



Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 3 4 56 7
9:30 am Worship 5:30 pm UMW 7:00 am Men’s 10:30 am Bell Choir 10:15 am UMW
Celebration Evening Circle Prayer Breakfast General Meeting &
10:35 am Sunday Christmas Dinner 6:30 pm Chancel Luncheon
School Choir
11:30 am Fusion

Office Closed

8 9 10 11 12 13 14
9:30 am Cantata 9:30 am Women’s 10:30 am Bell Choir 9:30 am Cantata
9:30 am Sunday Practice Prayer Fellowship 7:00 am Men’s Dress Rehearsal
School Prayer Breakfast
10:30 am Worship 10:30 am Worship
Celebration Design
6:30 pm Chancel

15 16 17 18 Office Closed 21
Time TBA Day 9:00 am Food
9:30 am Worship Circle Christmas 7:00 am Men’s 19 20 Pantry Distribution
Celebration Luncheons Prayer Breakfast 10:30 am Bell Choir 1:45 pm Food & Christmas Store
10:35 am Sunday 6:30 pm Chancel
School Choir Pantry Delivery
11:30 am Fusion

Office Closed

22 23 24 25 26 27 28

9:30 am Worship 9:30 am Day Circle

Celebration Meetings

10:35 am Sunday 5:00 pm Candle

School Light Service

11:30 am Fusion

Office Closed Office Closed Office Closed
29 30 31
9:30 am Sunday
10:30 am 5th

Sunday Celebration

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

Classified Section...Sell, Trade, Giveaway, Need

It’s Free for our Church family! Just send your information to the church office.

10453 Springwood Bassett Place Mall
December 13th-22nd
Saturday, December 7th (Located in near the Theater)
9 am - 4 pm
Dick Sears-Owner
Original Works by the Artists

Beth Caster will be participating

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