July 28, 2017
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
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This Sunday's Message: Choose 2B
Galatians 5:22-23
The Road Less Traveled
I was coming back to church the other day after running home for lunch. I
was just passing      the Bearcat when I saw him up on the right. It was our
 friendly Parker County Sheriff's Deputy running radar just north of the Library. Reflexively I eased off the accelerator and looked down at my...


Lord's Acre
Saturday, September 30th, 10:00am to 5:00pm
 
The Aledo UMC Lord's Acre is right around the corner! Mark your calendars and let's get ready for our Fall Festival.

Live & Silent Auction - We need tickets to TCU, Rangers, Cowboys, Bass Hall, gift cards to your favorite restaurants, rounds of golf, vacation rentals, etc. To donate an auction item, please email Amy Walther here.

Vendors - We need artisans and unique home-based businesses to sell their goods at the Lord's Acre. Email Stephanie Tremper  here to reserve a spot.

Please consider how you can get involved with the Lord's Acre in order to help support the Manna Room, Snack Sacks, Camp Hope, Wheelchair ramps and other local and global missions!


A Note from Pastor Lee
It is with sadness that I share with you that Blake Britt, Director of Student Ministries, has tendered his resignation from Aledo UMC. Blake will be leaving us prior to the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. The Staff-Parish Committee is assembling a search committee that will be charged with seeking and interviewing candidates for the Student Ministries position. Please join me in praying God's deepest blessings on Blake and Kara as they begin a new chapter in their lives. - Pastor Lee

Student Ministries Sunday
Sunday, July 30, 9:00am and 11:00am
Come join our students as they lead us in worship and share their mission trip experiences!

Come Sing in the Choir!
August 9, 7:00pm
Have you ever wanted to be involved in worship? Chancel Choir resumes rehearsal August 9th at 7:00pm. Come check us out for a few weeks, no pressure! This fun, worship-filled group meets every Wednesday and sings at the 11:00am Cornerstone Traditional Service. Intrigued? Email Thomas Williams at thomas@aledoumc.org.

Fall Sunday School Teachers NEEDED
If you have not taught children's Sunday School before, we would love to have your help! Schedules are very flexible, and all planning is done for you. If you are able to help, please email Jennifer McDaniel . Thank you!!

Student Ministries Endless Summer
August 4 | Paddle Boarding+Drive-In Movie [$25]
August 27 | Block Party
August 27 | Pool Party
For more information and to register click here.

Aledo UMC Block Party
Sunday, August 27
Mark your calendars! Aledo UMC will be hosting a Block Party on Sunday, August 27 at 12:00pm. There will be food trucks, bounce houses, water slide, games, and more. There will be only one service at 11:00 on that date. It's going to be a great event!
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.

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

Concerns: Barbara Leevy; DeeAnn Day's sister, Julie Brock; Jeff Polak's dad, Virgil Polak; Wayne McGregor; Kimberly Davis' father, Billy Don Hohstadt; Matt Reed's aunt, Nina Lehrman; Jeni Freeman; Ben Combs; Carolyn Brumbelow; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley and sister Bobbie Fleming; Carrie Hester; Toni McGregory's daughter Adriane Mason; Mark Greenough's niece Melinda Lee
 
Special members who are unable to worship with us: Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson
 
Sympathies: Lois Sell and family on the death of her husband Harold Sell; Adeana Chasteen and family on the death of her grandmother Marietta Jones; Trudy Smith and family on the death of her cousin Bill
 
Long-term prayer concerns: Sarah Reed's mother Paula Duckering; Nikki Dryden's cousin Pat Tripp; Douglas Moore; Laraine Waughtal's nephew Craig Howe; Gary Leevy; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton; Daryl Stanaway's sister-in-law, Sharon Stanaway; Buddy Martin; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; Mason Gomez; Gavin Trietsch; All Military Personnel