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org April 20, 2017 Volume 30, Number 15

Worship Coming Up at MUMC

Services April 23: Confirmation Sunday - Help
us welcome our new confirmands to the
Four unique Missouri UMC family.
worship April 27-29: The 2017 MSHAA
opportunities (Missouri State High School Activities
are offered on Association) Music Festival is coming
Sunday. to Columbia and MUMC. Please expect
high levels of traffic downtown.
8am Sundays April 23-May 21: Seekers
McMurry Class, 9:15am in Room 302 - Jim Bryan
Chapel will be leading on four case studies,
Informal worship raising serious questions about faith.
with a personal April 28-30: Geraniums for UMW
touch. Sharing Missions - Friday and Saturday 8am
prayer concerns 5pm, Sunday morning in the Parlor till
is welcomed. theyre gone!
April 29, 5:30-8pm in the MPR: Eyes
9:15am & Ears Wide Open is a night for teens
Sanctuary in 9th-12th grades to become informed
Worship that about sexual abuse, sex trafficking
includes a and abuses in social media. Parents
childrens time are welcome to attend the panel
and the Agape discussion.
Singers. April 30: Joy & Jazz Sunday with the
Tim Whitmer Consort
April 30: Spaghetti Fundraiser for
10:30am Youth Missions,11am-1pm in the MPR
CLC Atrium - Spaghetti meal includes spaghetti,
Ignite Worship salad, bread, dessert and drink for $5.
designed with Dine in or take out!
college age April 30: Ignite Meet & Greet at 6pm
worshippers in - Faculty and staff from local colleges
mind! are invited to a reception to get to
know the Ignite College Age Ministry
10:30am leadership team and develop new
Sanctuary points of connection and collaboration.
Worship with May 6: Dancing with Words:
music from the Storytelling as Legacy, Culture May 7: Donut Sunday in Cornerstone Coffee Shop
Chancel Choir. and Faith 8:30am-5pm at the May 18: Concert Series presents: MOSS Conservatory
UMC Conference Center. Details on Orchestras at 7pm in the Sanctuary. More information
registration and fees will be out next at
week via email and on the Conference June 10: Attic Treasures Sale at MUMC - Drop off
Event Calendar. donations June 5-9. Proceeds benefit Childrens and
May 7: Storyteller Sunday at MUMC Youth Ministries. Contact Anna Zacherl, zacherlanna@
with Ray Buckley or 489-4926.
May 7: Welcome Reception for Tim July 9: First Sunday with Lead Pastor Fred Leist
and Lisa Coday, 11:30am July 23-28: Vacation Bible Sschool at MUMC
Thursday, May 18, 7pm: Need a Little TLC?
Caring Ministries, a long-standing group within our church
MUMC Concert Series Presents family, provides help and support for individuals and
MOSS Conservatory Orchestras (Adults $10/Students $5) families during times of need. The group sends cards,
This concert concludes our season with some of the best makes phone calls, offers meals during illness or injury,
maturing youth musicians in the area. Maestro Kirk Trevor etc. Unfortunately, they sometimes are unaware of
brings members of his conservatory youth ensembles to your needs. If you would like information sent to Caring
the sanctuary to perform a variety of works. Ministries, please call the church office at 443-3111 and
request it. Help us help you!

April 30: Festival of Sharing

On Sunday, Arpil 30, Sophia Circle of United Methodist
Women is collecting donations to purchase Missouri
Student Dental Packs. You may send or take your
donations to the church office or arrange to meet June
DeWeese or Nancy Skouby and give it to them. Checks
may be made payable to MUMC Festival of Sharing or
Sophia Circle with Festival of Sharing in the memo line.
If you wish to assemble kits, those may be brought to the
display in the Connector on April 30. Contents for the kit
MUMY MISSOURI UMC YOUTH are listed at and the estimated
SUNDAYS at 10:30am & 5pm cost to purchase one kit is $11. Contents: 4 child-sized
The youth are planning their annual Spaghetti soft toothbrushes in original package, 2 adult soft
Dinner Fundraiser. Join them April 30! toothbrushes in original package, 1 fluoride toothpaste
CONTACT: Rev. Hank Jenkins (6 oz or more), 1 dental floss (any size). If you choose to, 443-3111 make kits, please be sure that the specifications for size
Facebook group: MOUMY and type are followed exactly as listed on the website.
Twitter @MUMYHank Any amount donated will be greatly appreciated.

Church Family News

Condolences to the family of June Rutter, who passed
away on April 4, 2017, at the age of 88. Services were
held on Saturday, April 15.
Condolences to the family of Lloyd Cavanah, who
passed away on April 9, 2017, at the age of 97. Private
services will be held at a later date.
Prayers for Mark Baechle, whose mother, Ruth, passed
away early Easter morning. Memorial services for Ruth
Baechle will be held in the Sanctuary on Saturday, April
29, at 2pm; visitation preceding in the Parlor from 12-2.
If you would like to announce a church members death or a birth
in a church members family, please send details to messenger@ Submissions will be edited for length and clarity.

2 MISSOURI UNITED METHODIST CHURCH April 20, 2017 - Vol. 30, No. 15
Growing Deeply
a daily scripture guide
Week of April 17- April 22
Christ Is Risen Indeed - April 16
Scripture: Luke 24:13-35 (NRSV)
MARK 16:1-8 - The Resurrection of Jesus Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven
miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had
Holy Week is over. We have celebrated Easter once again remembering the happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went
gift of Jesus and the reality of the Christ. Use the days ahead to reflect on with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, What
this miracle and how to make this amazing story a part of your reality each are you discussing with each other while you walk along? They stood still, looking sad.
day. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, Are you the only stranger
in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?
MONDAY REFLECTION: He asked them, What things? They replied, The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who
Tradition was an important part of the lives of Gods people. The women went was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our
to the tomb to follow their tradition of anointing the body. Reflect on the chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him.
traditions in your life and the importance that they hold. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is
now the third day since these things took place. Moreover, some women of our group
TUESDAY REFLECTION: astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find
Finding an empty tomb was certainly an unexpected outcome. Imagine yourself his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels
as one of the women and reflect on your possible response. who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and
found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him. Then he said to them,
Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have
declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then
The Gospel of Mark suggests two possible endings for this story. In one ending enter into his glory? Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted
the women flee in fear and do not share what they experienced. In a second to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.
possible ending, they do spread the word. Reflect on how the story might have
been different in the light of the different endings and on what your response As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he
might have been. were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, Stay with us, because it is almost
evening and the day is now nearly over. So he went in to stay with them. When he was
THURSDAY REFLECTION: at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then
When the women found the tomb empty, they were confused. When the their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight.
angel spoke to them and shared the amazing story of the resurrection, they They said to each other, Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking
were stunned by fear. Reflect on a time when fear clouded your thinking and to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us? That same hour they
directed your actions. How does fear negatively affect behavior? got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions
gathered together. They were saying, The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared
FRIDAY REFLECTION: to Simon! Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made
Reflect on how the world changed as the story of the empty tomb was shared. known to them in the breaking of the bread.
Reflect on how this story has impacted your life. Reflect on how you can share New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the
this story with others. National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission.

Spend time in prayer and reflection as you move forward from the story of
resurrection and carry it into your daily lives. Read or subscribe to the weekly guide at
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Dancing with Words: Storytelling

as Legacy, Culture and Faith
Saturday, May 6, 8:30am-5pm, UMC Conference Center
Mid-State District is pleased to announce that Ray
Buckley, course author and maybe the best storyteller
in the denomination, will be presenting "Dancing with
Words: Storytelling as Legacy, Culture and Faith" on May
Just Arrived! Metal Flower 6, 8:30am-5pm at the UMC Conference Center. All are
Basket Hanging Stands invited to boost their laity skills. It will also serve as a Lay
Servant Ministry Advanced Course. We will not be having a
The beautiful metal stands in which to place hanging
Basic Course this Spring to provide the widest opportunity
flower baskets that we had last year will be on sale with
for those interested in Lay Servant Ministries to take
our geraniums next week. Sales on Friday and Saturday,
advantage of the class. Basic will be offered in the Fall.
April 28-29, will be in the Connector. On Sunday, April 30,
stands and geraniums will be in the second floor Parlor Details on registration and fees will be out next week via
from 9am until sold out. email and on the Conference Event Calendar.
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Staff: Laura Bentley, Administrative Assistant; Tim Coday, Director of Music Ministries; Nancy Cooper, Childrens & Family Life Leader; Dakota Crider,
Facility Steward; Joan DeBoe, Pastor of Worship & Administration; Adriene Floyd, Executive Assistant; Courtney Gaunt, Director, Discovery Days; Teressa
Gilbreth, Director of Communications; Charity Goodwin, Pastor of Discipleship; Hank Jenkins, Pastor of Missions & Youth Ministries; Jo Lee, Events
Coordinator;Chris Munsterman, Administrative Assistant; Kim Parker, Pastor of New Generations; Cathy Snyder, Administrative Assistant; Kendall Waller,
Lead Pastor;Preston Williams, Tech & Facility Steward;Maile Wortham, Nursery Coordinator; Anna Zacherl, Assistant Director, Discovery Days. Music
Staff: Craig Datz, Organist; Kaye Miller, Director of Wesleyan Ringers; Rochelle Parker, Associate Organist; Marilyn Rowe, Serendipity Choir; Rachel
Blomquist, Grace Notes Choir