A PUBLICATION OF THE

PROPHETSTOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

 
 
2022 NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
Hi everyone! Can you believe it’s November already? It seems like summer went by really fast. November is a time that we are reminded to be thankful. God calls us to be thankful at all times and really we do have a lot to be thankful for. Each moment and day that we have is a gift from God. There are many bible verses about thankfulness. Psalm 95:1-5 is one it says, Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the LORD is the great God, and the great King above all gods. In His hand are the deep places of the earth’ the heights of the hills are His also. The sea is His, for He made it; and His hands formed the dry land.” This verse reminds us that God is great! That he is our king and that everything we see was made by God. These are all amazing reasons that we should praise God and rejoice at the wonderful things that he has done for each of us. The greatest gift that we have ever received is the gift of Jesus dying for our sins so that we can inherit eternal life. That is our greatest gift from God and the reason that we should be thankful at all times. As we head through fall, remember God and Jesus and all the reasons we have to be thankful.
Pastor Joey
 
PASTOR JOEY’S
OFFICE HOURS
MONDAY & THURSDAY
9:00AM-NOON
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY
1:00-3:30PM If you need to speak to Pastor Joey on the off hours, please call or text him to make an appointment 815-656-0362.
If you have prayer requests, or want to talk, please contact Pastor Joey @ 815-656-0362 or Email: pastorjoeygarcea@gmail.com
 
 

PAT’S TABLE
Pat’s Table board meeting November 10
@ 10:00am
Game Night – November 7 5:00-6:30PM
Meal – November 21 5:00-6:00PM
Pat’s Table is now open for the season. Our Thanksgiving dinner will be on November 21st and our Christmas dinner will be on December 19th. We will be closed in January and reopen in February with one meal on the 2nd Monday of the month and a game night on the 4th Monday of the month. With the help of all of our volunteers, Pat’s table held another sticky bun fundraiser and brought in over $750 dollars.
Pat’s Table is a mission that provides a free home cooked meal to anyone in the community and promotes all are welcome. Pat’s Table is very blessed to have such wonderful volunteers, workers, and donations that make the ministry happen. If you would like to donate or volunteer please contact Amy Workman at 815-281-3042 or email PatsTable.amyworkman@gmail.com

MISSION CHATTER
It’s November, how did that happen, it was just October! November is a very special month as it’s time for the Mitten Tree! Each year on November 1st the tree looks so bae and then like magic, it begins to become this beautiful “Thank You” tree covered with all the colorful hats, scarfs, mittens, and gloves you so generously donate. I want each of you to remember as you put your “decoration” on the tree, someone at the Elementary School will have a smile on their face and a THANK YOU in their hearts when they receive your “decoration”! Doesn’t that make you feel good! We should THANK GOD for the many blessings he has given us that we can share with others. Isn’t that what it’s all about…SHARING GODS LOVE! The Mitten Tree will be up November 1st thru November 20th, so let’s get busy “DECORATING”.
Sandy, Tammie and Connie would like to wish each and every one of you a Thanksgiving filled with GOD’S LOVE!
Sandy, Tammie, Connie
NOVEMBER’S LITTLE THOUGHTS
THANK GOD FOR EVERYTHING
Thank you God for everything,
The big things and the small,
For every good gift comes from God,
The giver of them all.
And all to often, we accept without any thanks or praise the gifts God sends as blessings each day in many ways.
First, thank you for the little things
That often come our way.
The things we take for granted, but
don’t mention when we pray.
Thank you for the miracles
we are much to blind to see,
and give us new awareness, of our many gifts from thee. And help us to remember, that the key to life and living is to make each
prayer..a prayer of thanks, and
every day..THANKSGIVING.
This poem is by Helen Rice Steiner and used in a sermon on November 21, 2010 by Pastor Insun Yoon. He concluded with 1 Thessalonians 5: 18. Let us be thankful people! Let us live a thankful life!
 

Aimee Schultz – Nov. 3
Wynn Renkes – Nov. 6
Derek Naftzger – Nov. 12
Susan Russell – Nov. 17
Dusty Renkes – Nov. 20
Toni Buck – Nov. 21
Rev.Wayne Wachholz – Nov. 22
JoAnn Frederick – Nov. 25
Doug Hull – Nov. 27
Janice Swanson – Nov. 27



Greg & Terry Bickett – Nov.2
Jeremy & Gayla Raser – Nov.11
NUT SALES
Prophetstown UMC is still selling nuts with contactless delivery year-round 24/7 by ordering through Terri Lynn webstore: https://pumc.terrilynn.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHURCH CONFERENCE
CHURCH CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD NOVEMBER 15 WITH SPRC @ 6:30PM AND CHURCH CONFERENCE WITH CONGREGATION AT 7:00PM.
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE WILL BE HELD NOVEMBER 22 @ 7:00PM AT FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH.
SUNDAY SCHOOL
“Thanks to all who contributed to make our Sunday School kids Trick or Treat event a success.”
 

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Big thank you to the following for the veteran picture project:
Caleb Wolf, Cash Wolf, Brayden Garcea,
Baylie Snowden, Ella Miller,
Kasha Sebok, Kim Smith &
Barbara Stewart.
 
DAILY DEVOTIONALS FOR
NOVEMBER
WALK PEACEFULLY WITH ME through this day. You are wondering how you will cope with all that is expected of you. You must traverse this day like any other: one step at a time. Instead of mentally rehearsing how you will do this or that, keep your mind on My Presence and on taking the next step. The more demanding your day, the more help you can expect from Me. This is a training opportunity, since I designed you for deep dependence on your Shepherd-King. Challenging times wake you up and amplify your awareness of needing My help.
When you don’t know what to do, wait while I open the way before you. Trust that I know what I’m doing, vand be ready to follow My lead. I will give strength to you, and I will bless you with Peace.
The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Exodus 33: 14
The bolts of our gates will be iron and bronze, and your strength will equal your days.
Deuteronomy 33: 25
May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen
Hebrews 13: 20-21
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
Psalm 29: 11
 
 


BASK IN THE LUXURY of being fully understood and unconditionally loved. Dare to see yourself as I see you: radiant in My righteousness, cleansed by My blood. I view you as the one I created you to be, the one you will be actuality when heaven becomes your home. It is My Life within you that is changing you from glory to glory. Rejoice in this mysterious miracle! Thank Me continually for the amazing gift of My Spirit within you.
Try to depend on the help of the Spirit as you go through this day of life. Pause briefly from time to time so you can consult with this Holy One inside you. He will not force you to do His bidding, but He will guide you as you give Him space in your life. Walk along this wondrous way of collaboration with My Spirit.
Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
Psalm 34: 5
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5: 21
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3: 18
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Galatians 5:25
 
 
 
LET THANKFULNESS RULE in your heart. As you thank Me for blessings in your life, a marvelous thing happens. It is as if scales fall off your eyes, enabling you to see more and more of My glorious riches. With your eyes thus opened, you can help yourself to whatever you need from My treasure house. Each time you receive one of My golden gifts, let your thankfulness sing out praises to My Name. “Hallelujahs” are the language of heaven, and they can become the language of your heart.
A life of praise and thankfulness becomes a life filled with miracles. Instead of trying to be in control, you focus on Me and what I am doing. This is the power of praise: centering your entire being in Me. This is how I created you to live, for I made you in My own image. Enjoy abundant life by overflowing with praise and thankfulness.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts..And be thankful.
Colossians 3: 15
Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized.
Acts 9: 18
And again they shouted: “Hallelujah!…” The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne. And they cried: “Amen, Hallelujah!” Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both small and great!” Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
Revelations 19: 3-6
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
Psalm 100:4
PROBLEMS ARE PART OF LIFE. They are inescapable: woven into the very fabric of this fallen world. You tend to go into problem solving mode all too readily, acting as if you have capacity to fix everything. This is a habitual response, so automatic that it bypasses your conscious thinking. Not only does this habit frustrate you, it also distances you from Me.
Do not let fixing things be your top priority. You are ever so limited in your capacity to correct all this is wrong in the world around you. Don’t weigh yourself down with responsibilities that are not your own. Instead, make your relationship with Me your primary concern. Talk with Me about whatever is on your mind, seeking My perspective on the situation. Rather than trying to fix everything that comes to your attention, ask Me to show you what is truly important. Remember that you are en route to heaven, and let your problems fade in the Light of eternity.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.
Psalm 32: 8
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Luke 10: 41-42
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
Philippians 3: 20-21