February 24, 2017
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
eNews
This Sunday's Message: "Where Do We Go from Here?"
Judges 8:22-27
The Road Less Traveled
My son Andrew is getting married tomorrow. It will be a moment that will represent - at the same time - the beginning of an incredible journey and the culmination of one that began nearly six years ago. Andrew and his bride, Marianne, have spent the past 15 months thinking .....

Why Ash Wednesday?
On Wednesday we will come together as a family of faith and begin our Lenten journey together. The season of Lent consists of the 40 days (excluding Sundays) leading up to Easter. It is traditionally a time of prayer, reflection, and even self-denial as we consider what Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross means in our lives.


Jr. and Sr. High Mission Trip Meeting
Sunday, February 26th, 12:00-1:00pm, Chapel
Student Ministries will be having a meeting for anyone that is interested in attending the Senior High mission trip in June or the Junior High mission trip in July. Lots of important information will be given out, so even if you're a mission trip veteran, it is still important that you attend this meeting!

Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, February 28th, 6:00-7:30pm, Chapel
Don't worry about dinner, come and share hot-off-the-grill pancakes with your church family. The dinner will be all donation based with all of the proceeds going directly to youth missions for the summer of 2017!

Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, March 1st, 6:30pm
The Quad will open at 4:00, but there will be no meal, children's activities or adult Bible study this evening.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study, New Study
Starting March 7, 10:00am-Noon, in the Chapel
The new study will be "50 Women Every Christian Should Know" by Michelle DeRusha. This is not a study of women in the Bible but covers 50 women of great faith beginning about 1000 AD and continuing up to the current time.  This will be an exciting study of women that for the most part we've never known about.   Everyone should purchase his or her own book (Christianbook.com, Cokesbury or Amazon are all good sources).  If you have any difficulty in ordering a book or have any questions, please contact Sussie Jordan at 512-923-9268.

Lenten Bible Study - #Overcome
Wednesdays beginning March 8, 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Join Pastor Lee and go deeper into struggles Christians face living in a selfie-centered world. We will delve deeper into issues like contentment, intimacy, authenticity and compassion and how following Christ helps us claim those longings that elude us in today's world. Study offered at two different times for your convenience. For more information contact Lee Trigg.

Children's Monthly Mission Project
The children will be collecting items for the Manna Room. We are collecting the following items  ONLY: Spam, Vienna sausages, jelly/jam, chili, Tuna Helper, Chicken Helper.

Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sunday, March 12
"Spring" ahead by turning your clocks forward one hour!

Mark Your Calendars
Maker Fun Factory VBS
July 9-13 from 5:30-8:30pm, July 10-14 from 9 am-12 pm
Registration opens on April 2nd.
 
June 19th-22nd, 8:00-11:00am.
Triumph Sports Camp will once again be at AUMC this summer. Children ages 5-12 are welcome. This is a mult-sport camp consisting of fun games like Dodgeball, Kickball, Basketball, and Soccer. To register click here.

Wednesday Night Menu
The upcoming Wednesday night meals are:
March 1 - Ash Wednesday, no fellowship meal
March 8 - Hamburger Steak and Potatoes
Each meal includes salad, a dessert and drink with a suggested donation of $5 per person or $20 per family.

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

Concerns: Darlene Chapman's aunt Joyce Davis; Kent Stasey; Cliff Smith's mother Betty Smith; Philip & Debra Emond's granddaughter Riley Loklman; Rev. John Johnson; Peggy & Fred Holt's cousins Charlie & Renee Deaton; Fanci Coyle's mother, Emma Horton; Isobel O'Gorman; Sally Mizell's sister-in-law, Shirly Ball; Nikki Dryden's cousin Janet York; Jere Hand; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton; Shannon Daugherty; Lori Mares; Carrie Hester
 
Special members who are unable to worship with us:  Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham
 
Long-term prayer concerns:   Blake Britt's father, Rodney Britt; Daryl Stanaway's sister-in-law, Sharon Stanaway; Buddy Martin; Janie Faris; Glenn Rogers' great-nephew, McCrae Trammell; Rita Maddux-Potter; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Larry Wicker; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; Kikee Kupper's father, Briscoe Dunn; Connie Dryden; Chase Peysen; Mason Gomez; Gavin Trietsch; Butch Fernstrom; All Military Personnel