September 21, 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: Who Is My Neighbor?
Sermon Text: Luke 10:25-37
The Road Less Traveled 
   
It used to be that a picture was worth a thousand words. These days it's all about the video. With everyone walking around with a video camera at their fingertips, you never know when a moment of your life might become fodder for social media. That's what happened to... 
 
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Lord's Acre     
   
 
Lord's Acre is right around the corner!
Mark your calendars for October 6th.
All proceeds benefit Aledo United Methodist Church
Missions and Outreach.
 
Find your place to serve
by contacting:
 
Volunteers
Emily Fowler
(817)475-2311, email
or sign up online 
 
 
Live Auction
Linda Belota
(817)505-969, email 
 
Silent Auction
Erica Gantt
(571)419-1161, email 
 
 Fresh Kitchen Bake Sale
Sign up at the Connection Center
 
Or for more information
Contact Janet Cabiness, Lord's Acre Chair
email 
 
Check out the sign up sheets at
the Connection Center 
Advent Choir    
Starting Wednesday, October 3rd, 7:00pm
This Season of Advent is almost here! If you would like to sing with our choir on a short-term basis through the holidays, we would love to have you. Join our Chancel Choir to sing "Christmas Carol Celebration" by Benjamin Harlan. Come celebrate our Savior's birth by
singing in the Advent Choir this season. Contact ThomasWilliams for more information. 
Caregiver Volunteers Needed    
Volunteers are needed to help in the Nursery through 4-yearold classrooms. Times needed are 9:00am service and 10:00am Sunday School. Monthly, once a month, twice a month or on call positions available. No outside prep needed. Come have fun with us. Please email Barbara Leevy to sign up! 
Support Kairos Prison Ministry
   
October 4th-7th 
There are several ways to support the Kairos, 3-day ministry weekend:
 
* Plan to pray and sign a prayer-link in the prayer chain for the 
incarcerated men 
* Pick-up a cookie recipe and bake cookies for the prisoners in the 
Allred Unit 
* Purchase a $5 meal ticket; help feed the men & remind them that 
they are not forgotten
 
Stop by the Connection Center for information. Thank-you for supporting 
this life-changing ministry! 
Lord's Acre Book Sale  
   
Lord's Acre will be having a Book Sale this year.   Now's the time to clean out your closets and shelves of books that you may have read and no longer want.  Donations of all genre are needed:  Adult, Youth, Children, Fiction, Biography, How-To Books, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction, Historical Romance, Mystery, Adventure, Cookbooks and Classics.  We will be reselling the books as a part of Lord's Acre.  Donations of books can be left in the bins in the Narthex. 
 
Manna Room Items Needed 
   
Every week, our Manna Room provides food for families in need in our community. We are currently running low on the following items:
  • Spaghetti
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 lb. bags of rice
Thank you for your faithfulness in helping feed our hungry neighbors! 
 Did you know... Aledo UMC has an online directory?
   
ACS is our church database that is available to our members.  You may visit our website and find the "Log In" in the upper right corner.  To log in, start with the email address the church has for you, then follow the prompts.   
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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.

PRAYERS
In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.
Concerns: Gavin Trietsch; Rachelle Moreland's sister Jennifer Ortiz & family; Bill Bradle; Julie Kim; Mike & Shannon Grooms' nephew Logan Stickland; Diane Smith; Jim Doss; Tracey Boyes' father Bill McMillan; Kikee Kupper's dad Briscoe Dunn; Mary Hart; Sara Reed's mother Paula Duckering 
 
Special members who are unable to worship with us: C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson; Douglas and Barbara Moore
 
Sympathies: Thomas Williams on the loss of his father, Billy Williams
 
Long-term prayer concerns: Carrie Hester; Jennifer Kirkpatrick's mother Judy Wendt; Mary Madewell; Wilson Adams; Meghan Rothwell; Kristin Bryan's parents Mike and Pat Brady; Matt Grantham; Kathy Mayotte's nephew Jeremy Hartle; Greg Barnes' father, Jim Barnes; Joy Moore's brother Steve Moore; Jeff O'Donald's brother Gaylan Hood; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; 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; All Military Personnel