A PUBLICATION OF THE

PROPHETSTOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

 
 
Welcome to September. This has been quite the year, as we begin the fall
months, let us remember that God is with us. We have been working hard
at the church on the long list of things we need to accomplish before we
can hold worship in our building, and it is a long list. We are
moving forward with the preparations, but there is still more to do. The
largest obstacle in our plans is the unknown factor. Over the last
couple of days, our county of Whiteside has been placed on the list of
high risk places for COVID 19. Leaving many of us to wonder if we are
going to be placed back on lockdown, which is a possibility. That leaves
us with the question, when will this be over and when can church get
back to the way it usually is? I wish I had the answers, but I do not. I
can guarantee you that God is with us when we worship online or in the
park because God is bigger than a church building or the internet and
scripture tells us that. Scripture also tells us that Jesus is with us
that comes from Matthew 18:19-20, “Again, truly I tell you, if two of
you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my
Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am
there among them.” I think it is important to remember that we are the
church. It is not a building, or a cross, or an object. We are the church
and God calls each of us together to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
This will eventually come to an end, just like we have been talking
about, let us band together and take it one day at a time. Pastor Joey
 
Coming Soon
lessons live with Pastor Joey on Facebook. Stay tuned for more information.
 
Rally Sunday
Rally Sunday will be held at 9AM September 6th @ Eclipse Square.
 
PAT’S TABLE
Pat’s Table will have a meal to go on September 14 from 5-6PM at Eclipse Square.
 
No Fall Luncheon———-
No Nuts———
Because of Covid-19 the United Methodist Women will be unable to have the Fall Luncheon this year. It was also decided not to sell the nuts as it is uncertain what will be happening in the near future. Will the state be shut down again? We hope and pray things improve but everything seems to an unknown right now.
There are no words to express our gratitude to everyone for the support you have given us all these years.
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS
The United Methodist Women
NO MUFFINS AGAIN !!!
 
Dear Church Family
Larry’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has returned after 7 years and he will begin chemotherapy August 25th. We would appreciate your prayers for us as we start this new journey. We know with your prayers and the good Lord’s help we will get through this.
May each of you have a day filled with God’s love!
Larry and Connie Blackert
 
 
Here Are The Positives
For all the negatives things we have to say to ourselves, God has a positive answer for each one……..
You say: “It’s impossible.”
God says; All things are possible.
Luke 18:27
You say; “I’m too tired.”
God says; I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28-30
You say; “Nobody loves me.”
God says; I love you.
John 3:16 & John 13:34
You say; “I can’t go on.”
God says; My grace is sufficient.
II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15
You say; “I can’t figure things out.”
God says; I will direct your steps.
Proverbs 3:5-6
You say; “I can’t do it.”
God says; You can do all things.
Philippians 4:13
You say; “I’m not able.”
God says; I an able.
II Corinthians 9:8
You sat; “It’s not worth it.”
God says; it will be worth it.
Romans 8:28
You say; “I can’t forgive myself.”
God says; I FORGIVE YOU.
I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1
You say; “I can’t manage.”
God says; I will supply all your needs.
Philippians 4:19
You say; “ I’m afraid.”
God says; I have not given you a spirit of fear.
II Timothy 1:7
You say; “ I’m always worried and frustrated.”
God says; Cast all your cares on ME
I Peter 5:7
You say; “I’m not smart enough.”
God says; I give you wisdom.
I Corinthians 1:30
You say; “I feel all alone.”
God says; I will never leave you or forsake you.
Hebrews 13:5
 
 
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS
1 – Amanda Attig
2 – Becky Bebon
3 – Addison Glassburn
4 – Cody John Behrens
5 – Josh Johnson
5 – Mike Johnson
8 – Nicole Heun
9 – Madison Henkleman
10 – Hadley Bebon
10 – Owen Garcea
10 – Pam Soltow
14 – Shelley Misch
15 – Linda(Lou) Robinson
17 – James Taylor
18 – Lily Sharp
18 – Cherish Stickel
20 – Isabella Porter
21 – Hailey Yaun
23 – Katelyn Attig
25 – Jaime Massingill
25 – Ruth Mickley
26 – Brody Naftzger
27 – Marc Johnson
28 – Annabelle Wirsing
29 – Pat Uhler
30 – Mary Bennett

IF YOU HAVE PRAYER REQUESTS, OR WANT TO TALK, PLEASE CONTACT PASTOR JOEY @
815-656-0362, OR EMAIL: PASTOR JOEYGARCEA@GMAIL.COM
 
 
 

SEPTEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
1 – Chris & Edie Yaun
5 – Larry & Brenda Dessing
8 – Paul & Sheri Giffin
20 – Scott & Jessica Wirsing
21 – Larry & Connie Blackert

WORSHIP
@ Eclipse Square
10:15AM
September 6, September 20
October 4, October 18
COMMUNION
SEPTEMBER 6 AND OCTOBER 4
@ 10:15AM ECLIPSE SQUARE
 
PRAYER SERVICE
THURSDAYS AT 11:30AM LIVE ON FACEBOOK WITH PASTOR JOEY & PASTOR TIFFANY.