Weekly news & updates 8/28/20
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Notable Notes
A Note from Pastor David - Why Moses?

As we begin a new series on “The Story of Moses in Eight Objects,” you may be wondering, “Why Moses?”

A few years back a respected syndicated columnist and PBS commentator wrote an opinion piece lamenting the loss of Exodus as our national narrative in the United States. He pointed out the influence of Exodus on the era of the Declaration of Independence where “Go Down Moses” was a popular song. Of course, the Exodus played a significant role in the hopes and lives of enslaved Americans in the 19th century. The narrative further filled the thought and speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr.

Today the church is also in desperate need of recovering the story of Moses and the Exodus. The theme of moving from slavery to freedom is a major theme of the Bible. It is critical to learn what freedom is and how to live in it. Also the gospel of Matthew pictures Jesus as a new and greater Moses. Jesus is born in a time of the killing of innocent babies, later travels to Egypt and eventually delivers a new “law” from a mountain. His death and resurrection gives us true and eternal freedom.

To know the Exodus story is to know Our Story.

~David
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Saturdays, 9-11 a.m.
West side parking lot
New Upper Room Magazines available
in the Blessing Box!
New Book Group for Tweens/Teens (Grades 4-8)
Begins Monday, Sept. 14
7-8 pm, via zoom
Higher Ed & Covid: A Conversation for Teenagers and Parents
Sunday, Sept. 6 at 8:00 p.m.
This program will be streamed on the Oak Hill United Methodist Facebook page. Read more about this event, which includes counselor & therapist Rebecca Oates.
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Online Gatherings
Sunday Worship - join us from home on Facebook (church campus closed)
Sunday, August 30, 2020
13th Sunday after Pentecost
The Book of Moses in 8 Objects
Exodus 1-2
8:30 a.m.
Traditional Worship Service
Pastor David McNitzky
"The Basket”
9:30 a.m.
Children's Time
Kim Carroll
11:00 a.m.
Praise Worship Service
Pastor David McNitzky
Sunday Classes/Events
Upper Room, 9:00 a.m.
You're invited to join the Upper Room Class for music, a devotional, discussion and prayer. 

David's Exodus Sunday School Class, 9:45 a.m.
Meeting ID: 513 661 475, Password: 054834
Contact: david@manchacaumc.org

Current Events Adult Sunday School, 10:00 a.m.
Topic: "Postal Service Controversy Focuses Attention on the Importance of Letters"
Contact: Kim@Manchacaumc.org

Gateway Sunday School Class, 10:00 a.m.
All are welcome! Call or text Susan Hilburn at 512-925-2144 to receive a meeting link.

Seeker's Sunday School Class, 10:00 a.m.
Links to our previous class study materials may be found on our website.
Meeting ID: 847 5627 4738Password: SEEKERS
Weekday Classes/Events
Nourishment at Noon, Monday - Friday, 12:00 p.m.
Join us on the Manchaca UMC Facebook Page weekdays at noon for a live midday spiritual lift. More information may be found on our website.

David's The Rise of David - a Study of 1 Samuel, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. or 7 p.m.
Begins September 1st - Class Outline
Or login with: Meeting ID: 601 349 309, Password: 010816
Contact: david@manchacaumc.org

Men's Group (UMM), Wednesdays, noon
The Men's group would like to welcome all men that would like to join their online Bible study to email emmett_thomason@hotmail.com and he will send out the link to join the zoom meeting. Currently, David Linkletter is leading the group through the book of Acts.

The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions, Thursdays, 10:00 a.m., begins September 3rd
Register here. Led by Julia Walker
New Online Classes for Fall! Click on class names for more information and to register!
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Thank you all for your continued offerings! Reminder - our mailing address is: Manchaca UMC, PO Box 460, Manchaca, TX 78652.