Weekly news & updates 10/2/20
THIS SUNDAY: Join us around the bell tower for an in-person outdoor traditional 8:30 AM service, or watch us live on Facebook at 8:30 & 11:00 AM. Drive in Communion: 9:45 AM.
Sunday, October 4, 2020
18th Sunday after Pentecost
World Communion Sunday
Chansin Esparza
Exodus 15
The Book of Moses in 8 Objects
"The Tambourine"
8:30 AM
Traditional Worship
Outside or Online
9:30 AM
Children's Time w/Kim Carroll
Online Only

9:45 AM - Drive In Communion
11:00 AM
Online Only
A Note from Pastor David - A Lesson from Eunice

Years ago I first heard the story of a West Texas woman named Eunice. It seems that Eunice went to the local small town post office three times a week and stood in line to buy stamps at the counter. One day the post master reminded her that there were stamp machines in the lobby and that she did not have to wait in line every time she needed stamps. Eunice replied, “I know that. But the machine in the lobby won’t ask me about my arthritis!” Eunice taught me something important about the value of human connection. Last week I wrote about Dr. Vivek Murthy’s work on loneliness. In one instance he uses this quote from a patient to describe his loneliness, “If I disappear tomorrow, no one will even care!” Eunice knew that her postmaster would not only realize if she disappeared, he would also care.

Eunice’s experience also caused me to wonder: Do the people I claim are important to me experience me more as the post master or the stamp machine? Do they think I really pay attention to them? I remember a story Deborah Tannen tells about a widow who found love again in a retirement home. Telling her daughter about the new boyfriend, she described a recent experience where she had told him about a luncheon she had attended. She told her daughter, “He asked what I wore to the luncheon!” It seems that nothing expresses love like being interested in, and paying attention to, the life of another in detail.

During this time of pandemic I hope we will find time to pay attention to our family, our friends, and especially to those who may feel unnoticed. Call them. You can even ask about their arthritis!

We will miss you, Leah!
After several years of dedicated service in our nursery, Leah Hixon has resigned as Childcare Coordinator. Due to the pandemic, we are unable to have a reception for Leah, but I know that you will want to wish her well as she continues to pursue a Theater Arts degree from St. Edwards University. Cards of well-wishes can be sent to Leah Hixon, c/o Mark Hixon at PO Box 460, Manchaca, TX 78652. We will miss Leah's creativity and nurturing, caring spirit.
#Still in Mission - Thurs., Oct. 22, 7 PM
We are invited to attend a virtual presentation by missionary Willie Berman. MUMC has supported Willie's ministry as the Mexican Methodist Border Mission Coordinater for more than a decade! You must register for this event. Visit our website to learn how to register!
The pumpkins will be here on Saturday! That means we need help unloading pumpkins! We have a socially-distanced plan in place! Sign up to help unload or to sell. Thanks in advance! Read more & sign up!
Way to go, Youth!
Kudos to our Youth Group for allll the food you collected for the Food Pantry. You are a true blessing to our church. 💖💖💖
Free Leaf Raking!
The Youth Group wants to do something to serve you, church family! We would like to rake your leaves! Find out more. Our service work day will be on November 14, just in time to prepare your yard before Thanksgiving. SIGN UP!
On Sunday, October 11, stick around after the 8:30 outdoor worship service for Encore: a post-worship, socially-distanced, social time! Find out more!
Food Pantry is open
Sat., 9-11 AM, West parking lot
NEEDED - red & white plastic HEB bags!
Akins Students in Need
See how you can help! Many thanks for your donations!
Chidren's Ministries E-news!
* FISH meetings in October!
* Virtual Classroom & Zoom Classes
*Fall Activities & Caring Kids Holiday Bags
Youth Ministry E-news!
*Sunday Zoom Youth Group
*Sun. Morning Youth Bible Study
*Food Drive Competition
October Altar Rail Offering
October altar rail offerings support our food pantry. Read more about our Food Pantry!.
Thank you for your gifts!
Your gifts are appreciated! Reminder: our mailing address is: Manchaca UMC, PO Box 460, Manchaca, TX 78652.