A PUBLICATION OF THE

PROPHETSTOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

 
 

PROPHETSTOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
2024 JULY
NEWSLETTER
 
Pastors’ office hours
Tuesdays 1:00-3:30PM
Contact information: Pastor Joey Cell Phone: 815-656-0362 E-mail: pastorjoeygarcea@gmail.com.
815-631-8499 – Hours for Leon UMC – Monday through Thursday 8-9AM @ Prophetstown UMC
IF YOU HAVE PRAYER REQUESTS, OR WANT TO TALK, PLEASE CONTACT PASTOR JOEY @ 815-656-0362, OR EMAIL:
PASTOR JOEYGARCEA@GMAIL.COM
 
 
Independence Day, known colloquially as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, establishing the United States of America.
This Independence Day we are reminded of our freedoms. One of those freedoms is being able to rely on and pray to God any time we need to or want to. This is the time to pray, to tell God how you feel and let him take it from here. We can’t move forward without God’s help and strength. Isaiah 41:10 says, “I have chosen you and not cast you off; do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” God is holding us up, even though it’s hard, don’t lose heart, God is with us. We are free and independent, but we still need God and that is truer now than ever. We are also called to pray. Praying makes a difference in our lives and the lives of others. Now is the time to pray and be honest with God. Let him know how you are feeling, and God will help you in ways you never thought possible. God is still walking with us. Pastor Joey

This beautiful bench was brought in on Thursday. It says “In Memory of Larry and Connie Blackert”. Connie said that Larry enjoyed walking around town and would stop and visit with people he knew, so she thought this would be a great addition to our church so all of our people can take advantage of this bench and sit and rest and visit, like Larry did.
 
 
Braden Garcea at Joy Camp
1st full day of camp with Ms. Miles teaching archery. Look who got two bullseyes! He was hoping he’d get to try archery and is having fun!
Erie “Cruise In” Date, July 17th -starts
at 5pm
 
 
WORSHIP
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Website: www.prophetstownunitedmethodist.org
JULY BIRTHDAYS

3 – Randy Behrens
5 – Kim Glassburn
5 – Ellie Plumley
8 – Rollin Weber
8 – Peyton Garcea
9 – Jakob Brooks
9 – Aidan Garcea
11 – Dorothy Schuneman
15 – Dixie Taylor
20 – Louise Temple
30 – Amelia Wirsing
ANNIVERSARYS
10 – Joey & Tiffany Garcea
12 – Larry & Barbara Stewart
17 – Doug & Diane Hull

I am trying to update my birthday and anniversary lists so if you notice that a birthday or anniversary is wrong, please let me know in the office. If your birthday or anniversary isn’t on here, let me know also. Thank you! Pat Crump
 
 
 
Bear Necessities
Personal Care Pantry
Where: Leon UMC
17173 Lomax Road
Prophetstown
When: 3rd Saturday of every month from 10am to 11am.
Available items: Laundry Detergent,
Toilet paper, Bath Soap, Toothpaste, Dish Soap, Shampoo. Other items available from time to time.
 
USHERS FOR JULY
7 – Pat Crump & Pat Uhler
14 – Garett Plumley & JoAnn
Frederick
21 – Tammie Oleson & Shelly Misch
28 – Gordon Francis & Frank Sebok

LITURGIST SCHEDULE FOR JULY
7 – Kim Smith
14 – Sally Renkes
21 – Dixie Taylor
28 – Adam Carr

COMMUNION BREAD FOR JULY
7 – Barbara Stewart
AUGUST
4 – Toni Buck
 
 
 
 
“FEED THE CHILDREN BY UNITED WAY”
Every Wednesday from 12:00 to 12:30
Free Meals at Eclipse Square, each child is given 4 meals. Children including High Schoolers are eligible.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS COMING!
“Scuba diving into friendship with God”
July 28th thru August 1st
light meal 5-5:25pm, VBS 5:30-8pm
Don’t forget to register!
 
 
Thank You!
We all enjoyed the great Memorial Service of the church members!
The luncheon was fabulous, and we appreciate all the work the volunteers did. The family of Louise Ackeberg:
Gene & Janet DeJonge
Jim & Linda Wagner
Glenn & Richard Ackeberg
Jon & little Paige Wagner

NUTS! NUTS!
You can shop year around 24/7 at the Terri Lynn Webstore at https://pumc.terrilynn.com for all your pecan, cashew, walnut, etc. needs. These will be delivered directly to your home.

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” Martin Luther King Jr.
Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment.
Matthew 22:37-38
 
 
July’s Little Thoughts
Hope you all realize 2024 is half over! My Grandmother used to tell me the older you get, the faster time went by and I used to tell her that was impossible, time couldn’t go faster than when you were raising a family! Guess what, Grandma was right! When looking for something for July’s Little Thoughts, I came across this e-mail sent to me in 2003 from my cousin Jana. Hope you enjoy…………
The Bible in 50 Words
God made
Adam bit
Noah arked
Abraham spit
Joseph ruled
Jacob fooled
Bush talked
Moses balked
Pharaoh plagued
People walked
Sea divided
Tablets guided
Promise landed
Saul freaked
David peeked
Prophets warned
Jesus born
God walked
Love talked
Anger crucified
Hope died
Love rose
Spirit flamed
Word spread
God remained
I hope the rest of 2024 is filled with God’s love for each of you!
Connie
 

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Thank you to everyone for your generous donations for the families of the 3 young men who passed because of the car accident. Because of your generous donations we were able to send a check for $600 from the Prophetstown United Methodist Church to go along with the other memorial money that was donated from the community. Gift cards were also sent directly to the families.
God bless all of you for your kindness and thoughtfulness.
The Missions Committee