July 3, 2019
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Church Office Hours
The church offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. The church offices will reopen on Monday, July 8th. Have a Safe and Happy Day with family and friends
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Hello and Welcome!
Please join us on Sunday, July 7th , from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the CORC for a welcome reception for our new Associate Pastor, Rev. Todd McCullough. Desserts/coffee will be served.
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This Week in Worship:
When was the last time you wrote a letter? For me, it was not that long ago as I wrote my daughter, Maggie, a letter to be opened while she was away at Camp Morris earlier this summer. But I confess if it had not been for that prodding I could not recall the last time I sat down with a pen, paper, and my own thoughts and emotions to write someone a letter. Letters are intensely personal and often occasion related, meaning we write to share something of importance that is related to a specific occasion. The occasion can be good - my daughter being at camp - or it can be bad, sharing difficult news or addressing a hard situation. Either way, letters are most often written with great intentionality and care. Over the next several weeks, as we travel through summer, we are going to be focusing on Paul's letters from the Bible. These letters will give us a glimpse of what was at stake in the Early Church allowing us to sit in the proverbial pews beside the Galatians and Colossians. Most importantly we will hear what God is doing in those churches and trust that God's message to them is also meant for us. This Sunday the text is Galatians 6:1-16, and I will be the preacher. Hope to see you all on Sunday.

Also this week we will welcome our new Associate Pastor, Rev. Todd McCullough. Todd will be introduced at each service and greet folks afterward. 

Blessings,
Pastor Steve
Pastor’s Upcoming Schedule
I will be out of town on vacation July 12th - 22nd. When Marcy and I planned this trip for our family five months ago it was with the expectation that Pastor Anita would be returning as the church’s Associate Pastor. We had no idea that DUMC would be transitioning a new Associate Pastor during this time. Pastor Todd McCullough will begin his time at DUMC on July 7th and will be preaching on July 14th and 21st. Todd was not expecting a change either and is committed to being the Pastor of the Week at Camp Tekoa in Hendersonville NC July 15th - 19th. Roger Sailors will be the pastor on call during this time. Please call the office if you have pastoral needs during this timeframe. Thank you for your understanding as we go through this time of transition.

Steve Autrey
Senior Pastor
Denver United Methodist Church
JOY Lunch
Mark your calendars JOY! You have a lunch date with Pastor Todd McCollough on Thursday, July 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the CORC. This is your opportunity to welcome and talk with our new Associate Pastor. Enjoy a lunch of sub sandwiches, chips and ice cream sundaes as we fellowship together.
Kaleidoscope VBS
July 15th-17th!  
VBS shirts are here!!
Please see Jennifer Ingalls Sunday, July 7th between 8:00 a.m. and noon in the Pre-K Department to pick up your pre ordered shirts or to purchase one for $10. 

Registration for VBS is still open through July 10th!! Register online at denverumc.org/vbs .  

Donations needed!  
Kaleidoscope VBS is coming! It's not too late for you to donate! Our "Donation Hands" are located outside the service areas. 

Contact Cortni Bazzle at cortni.bazzle@denverumc.org OR Jennifer Ingalls at jennifer.ingalls@denverumc.org for more information.
DUMC Choir 
The choir will take the month of July off for a well deserved rest.

Stay tuned for information on rehearsal and performance times for Rock Springs Camp Meeting 2019!
Thank you
To our dear and treasured friends at DUMC - Providing family musical entertainment (FOR FREE!) would not be possible without your generous support and hospitality. We are so grateful to you for all you do on behalf of the East Lincoln Community Chorus. The use of your beautifully renovated chapel for weekly rehearsals, assistance with chair set up, use of your sanctuary... ALL contribute significantly to bringing our community together with MUSIC.

Thank you! We truly value you!

Singing your praises,  
The ELCC
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