July 7, 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: Eyes of the Master
Psalm 72:1-4
The Road Less Traveled
A few weeks back I shared with the kids during Children's Time something that is very special to me. As I showed the little book to them and explained what it was, it took me back to the day I received it. About 10 years ago I was visiting my grandparents, and as I was getting ready to leave, my grandfather...

VBS Decorating Day
July 8, 9:00am-2:00pm
If you have not been able to help with VBS, this is a great opportunity!  Please join us as we decorate and set up the church to transform Aledo UMC into a Maker Fun Factory!
Epiphany Prison Ministry
July 21-23
Epiphany Ministry volunteers go into our juvenile justice prisons to share the love of Jesus Christ with incarcerated youth. Sign up at the Connection Center to be part of the prayer chain, to pray for the boys who will attend Epiphany weekend. Purchase a meal ticket for only $5.00. Each ticket will provide a lunch and a reminder to an incarcerated teen that he is not forgotten. Thank-you for your support of these young souls!
Children's Ministry Missions
Cook Children's Hospital is currently running low on a few items. We will be collecting markers, coloring books, adult tooth brushes, ear buds, small Lego kits, and deodorant. These items can be placed in the Children's Ministry bin in the Narthex. We will be collecting through Sunday, July 16.
Student Ministries Endless Summer
July 26 | Six Flags + Ranger's Game [$70]
July 27 | Paulios Pizza+Water Games+Group Games
August 4 | Paddle Boarding+Drive-In Movie [$25]
August 25 | 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: 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; Ashley Davis; Jodi Polak's aunt Sally Kiper; Lee Ancona
   
Special members who are unable to worship with us:  Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson

Joys: Tim, Leah and Wesley Spencer on the birth of Charlotte Cain Spencer
 
Long-term prayer concerns:  Sarah Reed's mother Paula Duckering; Nikki Dryden's cousin Pat Tripp; Teresa Howe; 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