January 12, 2018
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
This Sunday's Message: Time After Time
Ephesians 3:14-21
The Road Less Traveled
I had some folks in my office the other day, and one of them noticed the painting on my wall. Actually he noticed the signature on the bottom - Trigg - and he asked me if I had painted the portrait. I laughed and told him, no. It was painted by my grandmother.....  

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Women ToGetHer 
Sunday, January 14, 2:30pm, Chapel  
A guest speaker from Sanctified Hope will be here to talk with us about their ministry.  We will also talk about our February retreat at Glen Lake Camp.  
Children's Wednesday Evening Time Change
Wednesday evening activities for grades K-6 will be from 6:00-7:00pm.  Dinner will still be served at 5:30pm.  

Children's Ministry Mission 
This month, Children's Ministry will be collecting items to make Sunshine Boxes. Sunshine Boxes are boxes containing items that are yellow or have yellow packaging and we hope they will bring a bit of sunshine to those experiencing grief or illness.Examples of items for the boxes include, lotion in a yellow bottle, lemon candy, facial tissue in a yellow package, a yellow candle, etc. We will be collecting yellow items through the month of January. Please drop off donations in the marked bin in the Narthex.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tuesdays, 10:00 am, Chapel
The Tuesday Morning Bible Study will begin its spring semester with a study of C. S. Lewis' Mere Christianity.  Everyone should get their own copy of the book, either online or at a book store.  This will be a great time for anyone considering joining the study to begin.  If you have any questions call Sussie Jordan 512-923-9268

Life is ______. 
Tuesdays, 6:30pm, Gathering Room
Life is ______. How would you finish that sentence? Author Judah Smith believes Jesus shows us how to live life to the fullest! Join Trudy Smith for this 6-week class, great for new believers and lifelong followers alike. Sign-up at the Connection Center or email Trudy Smith. Study guides are $10. 
Wednesdays, 6:00pm, Gathering Room
Dialogue, from the Greek Dialogos, is the sharing of ideas with the goal of each party growing in understanding. Each week Pastor Lee will guide a discussion into the previous Sunday's sermon text, encouraging participants to delve deeper into Scripture and the larger message it contains. This is a serious study for disciples who are seeking to engage the Bible and their faith at a deep level. Contact Pastor Lee at leetrigg@aledoumc.org for more information. Email Pastor Lee for more information.  
Starting January 21, 4:00-6:00pm
Classes will be held on the following Sundays:
January 21st and 28th; February 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th; March 4th and 25th. A snack supper will be provided. Sign-ups will be offered through Sign-Up Genius. For more information email Rachelle Moreland
Aledo UMC Family Fun Night
Potluck Birthday Bash
Wednesday, January 24. 5:30pm
Our first Family Fun Night of 2018 will be a Potluck Birthday Bash. Come see who else shares your birthday month! Play birthday games and eat birthday cake. Fried chicken will be provided. Please bring your favorite side dish to share. 
Lenten Choir 
Wednesdays, January 31 through April 1, 7:00pm
Come be a part of the choir as we prepare for our Good Friday and Easter service. Rehearsals are 7:00-7:45pm on Wednesday. Our choir will be joining with FUMC Weatherford for a Choral Tenebrae Service on March 30th. Please consider joining us for Lenten choir this year! 
Ladies Retreat
Feb. 9-10 at Glen Lake Camp
Mark your calendar and join us for our annual ladies retreat at Glen Lake Camp. We'll gather Friday evening, then spend all day Saturday growing our faith through fellowship and fun! Sign up at the Connection Center or email Trudy Smith
On the Go Devo

    Sometimes life keeps you away from church on Sunday, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out.  Our weekly ON THE GO DEVO keeps you talking about what your church family is talking about, even if you can't be here.  You can subscribe to have the DEVO delivered to your mobile device each week by texting ONTHEGO to 68398.


Are you taking advantage of electronic giving?
When we join the church, we pledge to support the life and ministry of the church with our financial gifts. That can get complicated on those weeks when we can't be here as the offering plate comes around. But through electronic giving, you remain faithful to your membership vows, even on those weeks when life takes you elsewhere. It's easy. It's safe. And it benefits both you and your church family. Setting it up is easy and only takes a few minutes. Contact Shari Birchell at sharibirchell@aledoumc.org to set up an automatic transfer from your checking account. Or go to aledoumc.org/give to use your credit or debit card.

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

Concerns: Angie Christiansen's grandmother Regina Wilson; Bud Brumley's brother-in-law Fred Freeman; Peggy Badlato's sister-in-law Lori Whitney; Bill Bradle; Devan Daugherty; Susan Tollefson; Jan Dedeke's mother Mildred Read; Nancy Johnson's sister Sally Yow
Joys: Norm and Lesa Damerau on the birth of twin granddaughters Hadley and Hayes Branecky
Sympathies: Shannon Reynolds and family on the death of her uncle Frank Chlymanski; Trudy Smith and family on the death of her aunt Margaret Rogers; Kathy Fry and Kellie Lambertson on the death of their son/father Kyle Lambertson
Long-term prayer concerns: Diane Smith; Brittany Stevens; Douglas and Barbara Moore; Joy Moore's brother Steve Moore; Jeff O'Donald's brother Gaylan Hood; Judy Hale; Kristen Bryan's mother; Michael Groom's nephew Ryan McNatt Jr.; Ben Combs; Isobel O'Gorman; Wayne McGregor; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Mark Greenough's niece Melinda Lee; Carrie Hester; Sarah Reed's mother Paula Duckering; Nikki Dryden's cousin Pat Tripp; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton; Daryl Stanaway's sister-in-law, Sharon Stanaway; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole