Nelson Memorial UMC Email Newsletter

The week of February 25-March 3, 2018


Last Minute Announcements:

Habit for Humanity Workday February 24, 9 AM – Noon

We will be painting, caulking, and some other repairs at the house at 919 Locust (up the hill and across the street from David Barton Elementary School).  Pastor Nick is leading the work this weekend.

CCBC Soul Food Dinner February 24, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

This annual dinner will be served at the CCBC Community Building, 1111 Rural Street, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.  The cost is $15 9ages 13-59), $12 (60+), $8 (5-12).  The traditional soul food menu features fried chicken, pork steaks, and chitterlings.  If you call Tawny Brown, 573-291-0022, before 9:30 AM on the 24th, deliveries are available.


Preparing for Worship

Gathering Music “Am I a Solider of the Cross”


Scripture Mark 8:31-38

31Then [Jesus] began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”


34He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. 36For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? 37Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 38Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”


Sermon “Tried and True”



UMH 417              “O For a Heart to Praise My God”                              UMH 415              “Take Up Thy Cross”

UMH 511              “Am I a Soldier of the Cross”                                       UMH 424              “Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone”


Anthem “Done and Undone”      “By These Signs” video “Justifying Grace”

4th Sunday Noisy Offering for Neighbors Helping Neighbors


Visitors at our Last Worship Services

Phil & Sharon Coleman; Sarah and Isaac Marriott; Braden, Bretton, and Ainsley Fleming.  Be sure to invite someone to come with you to worship this Sunday!


United Methodist Youth Fellowship News

We are moving our meeting time to . . . Sunday mornings at 9 AM!  The first 10 minutes will be gathering and reconnecting time; then 10 minutes for business (scheduling and planning activities [the Easter sunrise service, etc.], devotions, and lessons; as well as considering ways the youth can be in ministry with adults); then 40 minutes for programs and studies to be led by the youth!  Pastor Nick will be the sponsor, and there is a need for at least one more sponsor.  All youth, grades 6-12, are invited, expected, and welcome!


Calendar for the Week

25 2nd Lent







7:00 Wesley Fellowship Group




6:00 Choir





2:00 World Day of Prayer



Cub Scouts Blue and Gold Banquet (FH)


Birthdays This Week

25        Chuck Harris, Bart Riley

27        Rob Vander Linden

28        Christine Salyer

1          Lindie Adair


Prayer Requests

Long-term requests: Doc & Florence Banion, Dorothy Bell, Virginia Brownfield, Wade Davis, Nellie Gingrich, Wes Gingrich, Marjorie Harman, Kevin Hart, Ruby NcNew, Bart Riley, Martha Schrader


Health or other issues: Karen Barnette, GuRee Beam, Jack Bell, Tony Bollinger, Dakota Cassenberry, Dharma Cline, Matt Donovan, Bill Geiger, James Farris, Connie Fine, Sharon Fleming, Jeff Green, Roger Hinck (Jo Parker’s father), Terry Kleeman, Cindy Koch, Nick Korte, Mac McGruder, Jennifer Metzger, Dan Nash, Chad O’Keefe, Tommy Schnell, Karen Schnetzler, Scott Shumaker, Vickie Simmons, Sue Vanderhoff (Linda Gordon’s mother), 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, Travis Thebeau, Kyle Hunter, Lindie Adair


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


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


World Day of Prayer Service Friday, March 2, 2 PM here!

The Wesley Fellowship Group (formerly United Methodist Women) are hosting the Church Women United service Friday, March 2, at 2 PM.  We will meet in the sanctuary.  The theme is “All God’s Creation is Good,” or as the women of the World Day of Prayer of Suriname say it: “A heri grontapu di Gado meki bun doro, doro!”  All are invited to attend the service, which is being replicated at churches all around the world on that day.  For more information, you can go to and


Mobile Camp at 1st Marshall UMC

First UMC in Marshall is hosting a conference mobile camp this year.  If you have any children who would like to attend, the camp is June 25-29, 9 am to 4 pm.  They are only charging $75.00 per camper, subsidizing the full cost of $200.  If campers register before February 25, they get a $25 discount. Videos which have more information about the cams are and  Registration is online at: 


Mission u in the Spring

Mission u in the Spring, sponsored by the Missouri Conference United Methodist Women, will be hosted at Memorial UMC in Farmington on April 13 - 14. This weekend Mission u experience is designed for women and men who are interested in learning about “Living in a Covenant Community” and the “Missionary Conferences of the United Methodist Church in the United States” (there are 3 of them).  Visit for information for Mission u in the Spring, the registration form or to register online.


Journey for Justice Registration Now Open

Join the Values Team on a trip to Memphis, April 13-14. The tour group will meet in St. Louis and board the bus to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. During their time together, they will fellowship, worship, eat some Memphis BBQ and tour the museum. This all-ages trip provides the opportunity for 50 individuals to discuss civil rights and reflect on our common call to justice through a multi-generational lens. To learn more and register, visit


Holy Land Volunteer Team June 13-27 - departing from Kansas City
This volunteer mission experience is an opportunity for individuals to become more than a pilgrim and far more than a tourist as you volunteer in a Palestinian elementary school. The team will experience living with our sisters and brothers of faith and hear their stories of faith as they are the 'Living Stones' of the land. Yes, you will see the traditional tour sites. You will worship with Christians living there and see the Christian ministries of churches that actually are witnessing of our common faith. This will be the 12th VIM team for Frederick and Laura Ann Zahn. You may contact them at: or 417.369.7264.


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 “About Nelson Memorial” in the left menu, and then 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 left 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.