Kyle UMC Weekly Newsletter
March 10th thru March 16th, 2021
Sunday Worship Services
Services will be streamed on Facebook and posted to YouTube until further notice
Sunday, March 14, 2021

As Covid seems to be circling closer, we are suspending 9am in-person worship services until further notice.

Join us at 11am on Facebook .
Services are available to view on YouTube later in the day.

1 Kings 19:4-14

"I Alone am Left"

PI (Pie) Day!
Sunday, March 14, 12-2

Come celebrate with us and enjoy free mini pies and coffee and say hello!

Volunteer bakers and servers welcome. Let Pastor Stella know if you'd like to help bake mini-pies for the event!
Looking for ways to SPICE UP your Spring Break?

A meal has more flavor when you can cook with spices, vinegar and oil so we're asking for donations to help SPICE UP the Blessings Box. Spices are a frequently requested, but rarely donated item. You can place items directly into the Blessings Box or bring the church during Little Easter events or office hours.

Please no glass, homemade or expired items. Dollar stores are a great source for inexpensive spices.
Sunday, March 14th ~ 9:00am – 1:00pm
Kyle United Methodist Church is hosting a blood drive! Come lend a helping arm and save local lives. It’s easy, just click here to make an appointment online. We’ll be stationed in the Church Parking Lot.
If you have eligibility questions, check out We Are Blood’s website. If you have more specific questions or would like assistance signing up, call We Are Blood at 512-206-1266.
For questions specific to our drive, contact Natalie Simcoe at, (512) 422-4309.
*Remember! Eat a full meal before donating and bring your photo ID.
Little Easters

Sundays are not counted as part of the 40 days of Lent. These days have been called “Little Easters,” because every Sunday should be a day of remembering Christ’s resurrection with joy. The pandemic hit us last year at the start of Lent, and it feels like we have been living in a dark season ever since. We have had plenty of Lent and could use a little extra Easter this year.

Sunday, March 14, 12-2 Pie Day! Come enjoy free mini pies and coffee and say hello.
Volunteer bakers and servers welcome.

Saturday, March 20 Wilderness Retreat at the Burkhalter’s Ranch near Mason, Texas
with optional overnight campout and Sunday morning campfire worship. Directions and information coming in the newsletter.

Sunday, March 28 Worship and Palm Sunday Parade - courtyard at 9am, online at 11.

Thursday, April 1 Outdoor Maundy Thursday prayer stations beginning at 5 PM

Good Friday, April 2 Zoom Worship (Meeting ID: 884 6716 2240, Passcode: 832828)

Sunday April 4 “Big Easter” Sunrise service at 7AM, Courtyard service at 9 AM, and online worship service at 11AM.
Read along this week with Pastor Stella as we begin Joshua, Judges and Ruth.

To view this week's reading plan and video, visit Pastor Stella's information page:
Church Ranch Retreat & Campout
March 20
Burkhalter Ranch
Celebrate a Little Easter. Come for the day or plan to pitch a tent (or book a hotel) and stay overnight.

Hiking, fishing at nearby Llano River, Sharing Table with snacks, bird watching, four-wheeler rides, campfire, afternoon and evening worship times.

The Burkhalter’s ranch is located about 2 hours from Kyle. Sign up to receive directions, lunch and dinner information, and schedule for the day.
Palm Sunday Bike Parade and Easter Egg Hunt

Join us March 28th after the 9:00am in-person service to do a riding Palm Parade around the building! Decorate your bike, scooter, ride on toy, stroller in palms, leaves, green streamers etc (take advantage of those after St.Patricks Day sales!).

We'll parade around the building starting at 9:30am and then when the kids get to the back of the building, the adults will hide the Easter eggs for the kids in the front. Don't forget your baskets! Masks and social distancing required.

If you'd like to donate any egg filler (candy, toys etc), we have plenty of eggs at the church to put it in! Contact Alissa Villarreal at 361-441-4206 or if you'd like to donate!
Celebration of Life for Sue Ferrell

Planning is underway for a city-wide celebration of the life of Sue Ferrell. It will be held Tuesday, March 30 at 3pm at Texas Old Town. Refreshments will include coffee and servings of Sue’s famous pound cake.

To honor Miss Sue, Kyle UMC is providing the pound cake for the event. Would any of you like to bake a cake for the event? The recipe was included in Sue’s obituary (link below) and can be shared with those who want it. Please let Pastor Stella know if you are able to bake a cake!


We will hold our Spring General Meeting on Thursday, April 22 at 7pm in the FLC. We will follow Covid procedures taking temperatures, wearing masks and keeping social distancing as always.
  • Pastor Jeana Martin will be our speaker! She will share with us her ministry.
  • We will vote on our local and global missions - if you have a mission you want us to consider, please call Sandra Richards, UMW Vice President at 512-262-7611 
  • We will vote for our annual special recognition person

We hope you will put this date and time on your calendar and plan to attend.


We will be changing to a monthly devotional in 2021 as we continue pray for a release from the Covid virus and still keeping connected. It will come on the 4th Thursday each month. If you have been receiving the weekly devotional, you will automatically receive the monthly devotional. You don’t have to be a member of Kyle United Methodist Church to receive it. Just contact Lynne Kyle at 775-338-2014 (mobile) or 512-504-3888 (home) or


The March Cheer Circle meeting is Monday, March 8th in the FLC at 11am. We will continue to follow COVID protocols and Kyle city requirements. Please wear your mask and bring a chair and beverage. We will not be serving lunch until further notice.

The Cheer Circle meets on the second Monday of each month. We share a monthly devotional, prayers, fellowship and friendship. We invite interested ladies to please come and visit the Cheer Circle. We welcome new faces and new ideas. We enjoy working on our local and global missions; focusing on
women and children’s needs.

If you want to hear more about this wonderful opportunity of faith and service, please call Circle Leader Lynne Kyle at 512-504-3888.
Bible on Tap is now meeting in person and virtually!

Join the group on Monday evenings at 7pm in person or via Zoom for a casual bible study! Both options are available! We're going to begin meeting in person again on the outdoor patio at Ilario's starting on Sept. 28th.

Contact Krystyn Jensen at for the link to join!
In Person Sunday School Option

Starting in April, we will be offering an outdoor, social distance Sunday School option on the first and third Sundays of the month @ 10:00am with Zoom Sunday school on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 10:30am. Masks will be required for in person Sunday School. Children will have their own spaces to sit and own supply bags and materials.

Check out our New Virtual Classroom for Children's time videos, Sunday School Lessons, bible story videos, games and craft ideas!

Check our KUMC Children's Ministry Facebook page for resources!
March 28- Palm Sunday Bike Parade and Easter Egg Hunt. More info in the Facebook Event!
Youth Ministry

Virtual Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30am
Virtual Youth Group: Sunday nights at 7pm!

Zoom links on KUMC Youth Facebook or Instagram!
New for Spring!

We will be offering outdoor, social distance Sunday School for youth on the First Sunday of the Month with outdoor, in person Youth Group on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 6:00pm. Bring a bag chair or blanket to sit on. Masks will be required. Alternate Sundays will remain virtual at the regular times. Stay tuned for more info!

April 11th* 10:00am in the Courtyard (*2nd Sunday for April because of Easter)
April 18th 6-8pm Kickball and Pizza at Gregg Clarke Park
Online Giving Opportunities

Your online giving remains critical for our continued ministry. We know this is a time of financial stress, but please give to your church electronically or by mail if you are able. Help us continue to be the church for a community in need.

Online: Click the button below or go to and click the green online giving button at the bottom of the home page.

By Mail: PO Box 69, Kyle, Texas 78640
*We will not be in the office regularly at this time.

Please leave a message on the office phone at 512-268-2331 or email

You may contact Pastor Stella at 512-415-6708 or

Children and Youth Ministry Director Alissa Villarreal is available
at 361-441-4206 or
Our purpose is to serve God by dedicating ourselves to pray each day for each person, need and concern as listed in both the confidential prayer list and the persons named in the church bulletin and newsletter. We welcome anyone who would like to join us. For more on joining, contact Natha Caldwell.

Prayer request slips are available in the sanctuary pews and may be placed in the offering plate on Sunday to be given to the pastor. Persons may also contact Natha Caldwell (512-618-3908) , Joann Runkle (832-741-7237) or Pastor Stella Burkhalter (512-415-6708) with requests (please include both email and phone info for us).
Prayers for Our Homebound
Craig Christiansen, Alice Herzog,
Paul Nipper

For All God’s People
Melanie Tiemann, Margaret McGuiness, Cody Childress, Jean Moser,
Lorene Whitten, Olga Parker,
Kathryn Roark, Dave Brown,
Curtis Rosenthal, Alva Baker,
Jean Bahney's sister Mary,
Tiffany Rabb, Susan Logan,
Monica Althenn, Erin Norton,
Shannon Taylor, Isaac Pucket,
Shirley Ellis, Simone & Richard Schrott,
Lynne Kyle, Adan & Betty Barajas,
Carole Coburn, Trey Bahney, Bruce Fallgren

Prayers for Military
Andrew Klemme

Prayers in Sympathy
The family of Sue Ferrell
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