Email Newsletter for the week of June 25, 2017

Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church


Last Minute Reminder

Saturday, June 24, 8:00 – 1:00 Heritage Day Pancakes for Habitat for Humanity, Fellowship Hall


Change of Address

Nellie Gingrich has moved to St. Louis to be near her daughter.  Her new address is:

Stonecrest of Town and Country

1020 Woods Mill Rd, Room 117

Town and Country, MO 63017


Preparing for Worship

Gathering Music “Love the Lord”


Scripture Matthew 10:24-39

24“A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household! 26“So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 27What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. 28Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30And even the hairs of your head are all counted. 31So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows. 32“Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; 33but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven. 34“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household. 37Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.


Sermon “What We Hear Whispered”



UMH 369              “Blessed Assurance”                                                       UMH 415              “Take Up Thy Cross”

FWS 2129             “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”                               UMH 380              “There’s Within My Heart a Melody”


“By These Signs” Methodist Moment “Kitchen Party”       Service of Baptism (10:20)


Visitors who signed the attendance register at Worship Last Week

Brian and Kailey Fleming.  Invite a friend, neighbor, or co-worker to come to worship with you this Sunday!


Calendar for the Week

There are no meetings at the church this week.



27           Laura Wax, Elizabeth Norman

29           Susan (Campbell) Shuman


Prayer Requests

Long-term requests: Doc & Florence Banion, Virginia Brownfield, Wade Davis, Nellie Gingrich, Wes Gingrich, Marjorie Harman, Roy Humphreys, Bart Riley, Martha Schrader


Health or other issues: Karen Barnette, Dorothy Bell, Sidney Boehm, Tony Bollinger, Dakota Cassenberry, family of Dorothy Cook, Matt Donovan, the Farquhar’s daughter LeAnn, James Farris, Sharon Fleming, Jeff Green, Brad Hartmann, Roger Hinck (Jo Parker’s father), Terry Kleeman, Cindy Koch, Nick Korte, Mac McGruder, Jennifer Metzger, Barbara Muri, Dan Nash, Sawyer Quinlan, John Reeds, Evelyn Rogers’ friends Darin and Cassie, Noah Rogers, Tommy Schnell, Scott Shumaker, Marilyn Robb Siebert’s son Charley and daughter Carol, Sue Vanderhoff (Linda Gordon’s mother), Tim VonEngeln’s nephew, Chloe Wassman, James Young


Military Personnel: Adam Hartmann, Lt. Cdr Jimmy Fuemmeler, Lt. Col. Jeremy Gettings, Robert Mike Grissum, Sgt. Nickolas Haller, Lt. Will Parker, Nathan Powell, Aubrey Venable, Travis Thebeau, Kyle Hunter, Lindie Adair, WO3 Dustin McNeely, Capt. Chasity NcNeely


Our Covenant Mission Partner:  Gondola, Mozambique; Pastor Domingos Algineiro Quembo


Local Pastors: Rev. Marti Byers, Christ Episcopal; Rev. Glenna McVeigh, retired UM


Persons stay on the list for as long as prayers are needed for them.

Contact the church office or reply to this email when that need for prayer has passed.


Canoe TripAll Church Float TripCanoe Trip


Please join us on an All Church Float Trip on Saturday, August 5th.  We will meet at the church at 6:45 a.m. and caravan to the Merimac River for a 9-mile float trip.  Lunch is provided with a wiener roast on the river and we stop for supper at a restaurant on the way home.  This is a great day of fun and fellowship for families and friends alike.  Please join us in enjoying God's Nature at its best.  The cost will be approximately $35.00 per canoe plus lunch costs of around $3.00 per person.  If you have any questions, please contact Tim Von Engeln at 660-882-3348 or Karma Haller at 660-537-3061. There will be a clip board passed around during the 8:00 and 10:20 services, if you would like to sign up for the float trip.


Eyes and Ears Needed!

If you notice something around the church that need the attention of the Trustees (lights, fans, leaks, noises, etc.), please contact the church office immediately (leave a message on the answering machine if after hours) or contact Matt Parker, Trustees chairperson.  We want to keep our facilities safe, inviting, usable, and active!


Did You Know . . .

. . . You can make all or part of your giving to the church through an automatic electronic fund transfer?  We have an agreement with Vanco Services, officially authorized through the General Board of Church Finance and Administration of the United Methodist Church, to make automated transfers to the church from your selected bank account in the amounts and times designated by you.  You also can change or stop the transfer by simply calling the church office, even after you have signed up for the service, if your circumstances change for any reason.  The church pays for the service (25 cents per transfer), so there are no hidden or extra fees added to your account.  You can pick up the enrollment form in the church office, or download it from our church website,, click on “My Gifts”, and scroll down to “Electronic Fund Transfer” to download the form.


“Celebration of Life” Form Now on our Church Website

You can help your family be prepared when the time comes for you to join the Church Triumphant.  We have a form which can help you organize your thoughts, history, and preferences for your service.  Go to our church website,, click on the “Worship” link on the home page (or “Sunday Worship” link on the menu), then scroll down to find the form.  Download the form, print it out, and then keep a copy where your family can access it.  You can also place a copy in the church office, where we will keep it in a permanent file.