March 25, 2018
  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: Helplessly Empowered
Luke 19:29-40
The Road Less Traveled 
   
On Sunday we begin the holiest week of our church year. When we gather on Sunday we will wave our palm branches, we will proclaim "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!" and we will mark Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem...

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Lily and Tulip Sales  
   
Sunday, March 25, last day to purchase
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.

Tenebrae Service 
   
Friday, March 30, 7:00pm
Come experience a Choral Tenebrae (Service of Darkness) this Friday at 7:00p.m. The combined choirs of Aledo and Weatherford United Methodist church will lead us from the Last Supper to Christ upon the Cross.

Baptism Sunday  
   
April 8, 9:00 and 11:00 Service
If you or someone you know would like to be baptized or reaffirm your relationship with Christ, even if you have already been baptized as a baby, we would like to invite you to take part in this Sunday. Please email Rachelle Moreland by March 25th.

April's Family Fun Night - Emily's Smile Boxes 
   
Wednesday, April 25, 6:00pm
We will be packing Emily's Smile Boxes at our April Family Fun Night. These boxes are full of toys and activities for children in pediatric hospitals and their siblings. We are asking for the following items only to be donated:
24 pack Crayola crayons, 8 pack washable Crayola markers, coloring books, activity pad or mad lib, small puzzle set, small stuffed animal or beanie baby, card games, sticker set or album, small hand held games, bubbles, playdoh, stress ball and yo yos. We will be collecting donations until April 22. Drop off your donations in the marked bin in the Narthex.

Easter Eggstravaganza 
   
Sunday, March 25, Noon
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!

Vacation Bible School Volunteers 
   
VBS is the week of July 8-13, and we need volunteers to help make this a successful event. We are looking for crew leaders, station leads/assistants, decorating helpers, and more. Please sign up in the Narthex or contact Abbey Griffin for more information.

March Meat Madness for the Manna Room  
   
Our Manna Room provides food for families in need in our community. For the month of March, the Manna Room is requesting donations of MEAT:
  •  Chili
  • Spam
  • Vienna Sausages

Drop your donations in the bin in the Narthex (lobby) marked "Manna Room". Thank-you!

 

Lenten Calendar 
   
Holy Week
March 25th, 9:00am and 11:00am - Palm Sunday Services
March 25th, Noon - Easter Eggstravaganza
March 29th, 7:00pm - Maundy Thursday Service
March 30th, 7:00pm - Good Friday Service, Tenebrae

 Easter Services, April 1st
6:30am - Sunrise Service
8:30am - Communion Service
9:00am - HUB Contemporary Service
11:00am - Cornerstone Traditional Service
(No Sunday School) 
Children's Ministry- Opportunity to Serve  
   
In Children's Ministry, we serve 50-75 kids each Sunday.  It takes a village to raise this many kids, and therefore we need more volunteers.  If you are able to serve for 1-2 hours each month, please sign up at the Connection Center to help in Nursery or Elementary Sunday School.  If you have any questions please contact Jennifer McDaniel.

Ushers Wanted!   
   
AUMC is in need of additional ushers for the 11:00 service.  We currently have four teams which rotate ushering monthly so your commitment would only be for three months each year.  For more information or to sign-up for a team, please email Scott Sadler.

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On the Go Devo

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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: Dan Hagan; jody Young; Wendee McGee; Sue Davis; Meghan Rothwell; Mike & Marcia
Barker; Kenneth Johnson; Greg Barnes' father, Jim Barnes; Janie Faris; Sandy Wright's
brother, George Russell; Kathy Mayotte's nephew Jeremy Hartle; David Vandercook's
mother Ardeth Vandercook; Bud Brumley's brother-in-law Fred Freeman

Special members who are unable to worship with us: Buddy Martin; C.D. and
Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson; Diane Smith; Douglas and Barbara Moore

Sympathies: Vega Hood on the death of her brother Ernesto Reyes

Long-term prayer concerns: Bill Bradle; Brittany Stevens; Joy Moore's brother Steve Moore; Jeff
O'Donald's brother Gaylan Hood; Judy Hale; Kristin Bryan's mother; Wayne McGregor;
Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; 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