April 7, 2017
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
This Sunday's Message: "#Trust"
Luke 19:29-40
The Road Less Traveled
Theology lessons can happen in strange places. We tend to think of them unfolding in church or Bible study, but most of the time God tends to touch us when we least expect it. One of my most memorable lessons occurred a few years ago floating in the Gulf of Mexico...

Lily and Tulip Sales
Last day to purchase is Sunday, April 9
Honor your loved ones with an Easter lily or Spring tulip proudly displayed in the sanctuary on Easter morning. Flowers may be purchased for $15 at the Connection Center and are available to take home after the Easter services. Proceeds benefit Aledo UMC Music Ministry.

Student Ministries Family Night
Wednesday, April 12, 5:30pm at the Quad
This year during Holy Week we are going to be having a family night at the QUAD for the families of our students! We will be playing basketball, games, showing a movie in the ER, and also grilling some burgers for everyone to enjoy. We hope that you will be able to make it! Please bring a few dollars to help with the food.

VBS Maker Fun Factory
July 9-13, 5:30-8:30pm; July 10-14, 9am-noon
VBS registration is now OPEN! Participants and volunteers may register  here!.
Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday, April 15 from 11am-1pm
This is an event for all ages with an egg hunt, church-wide picnic and games. Please bring a potluck dish to share, and invite your friends!

Donations Needed
We need the following items for our Easter Eggstravaganza: Easter Eggs, individually wrapped candy (no nuts please), stickers, and very small toys to put in the Easter Eggs. Filled eggs will be accepted as well! Please place these items in the collection bins in the Narthex. We will be collecting these items until Sunday, April 9.

Give One Day
Saturday, May 6, 7:00am, Pythian Home
This day is filled with opportunities to serve and give back to your community. Opportunities are available to serve inside or outside. Register now by clicking  here!

Youth Bible Study
Tuesdays, 7:15-8:00am, Aledo Diner
Student Ministries have begun a weekly bible study from 7:15-8:00am every Tuesday until school lets out. The bible study is open for anyone between 7th-12th grade. We will be meeting at Aledo Diner each week.

Vacation Bible School Volunteers
July 9-13 from 5:30-8:30pm, July 10-14 from 9 am-Noon
VBS is just around the corner, and we need volunteers to help make this a successful event. We are looking for volunteers for morning and evening sessions to help as crew leaders, station assistants, decorating helpers, snack team, and more. Please sign up in the Narthex or contact Tammy Decker.

Lenten and Easter Schedule
Lenten Calendar
April 9th, 11:00am - Hope in the Shadows  Cantata
April 13th, 6:30pm - Maundy Thursday Service
April 14th, 6:30pm - Good Friday Service
April 15th, 11:00-1:00pm - Easter Eggstravaganza
April 16th, Easter Services
6:30am - Sunrise Service
8:30am - Communion Service
9:00am - HUB Contemporary Service
11:00am - Cornerstone Traditional Service

In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.

Concerns: Ken Fisher's grandson Ricky Haskin; Stephen Kehrt's mother Marge Kehrt; Gina Stewart's dad Keith Huckabay; Blake Britt's dad, Rodney Britt; Laraine Waughtal's nephew Craig Howe; Gary Leevy; Barbara Moore's cousin Harry Sweet; Jessica Greenough; Sandy & Mark Greenough's niece Melinda Lee; Nikki Dryden's cousin Janet York; Peggy Holt's brother Tom Lasiter and mother Grace Clayton; Ben Combs; Mary Jones' nephew Eric Houlihan and grandson Nick McGregory
Congratulations: Glenn Rogers and Mandy Moody on the birth of their grandson
Special members who are unable to worship with us: Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson
Long-term prayer concerns: Jere Hand; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton; Lori Mares; Carrie Hester; Daryl Stanaway's sister-in-law, Sharon Stanaway; Buddy Martin; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; Mason Gomez; Gavin Trietsch; All Military Personnel