I hope everyone has had a great summer. We had many exciting things happen over this summer. Vacation Bible School, outdoor worship with 3 church congregations present, a baptism and coffee fellowship times to name a few. These were all great things we have done between both churches. Now we are entering September and the beginning for Fall. As we begin to notice the change in seasons we also get ready to continue answering God’s call on our lives and the life of the church. God is always calling us and helping us in those calls. Matthew 28:19-20 tells us to go and make disciples of all nations. That is what we are doing when we live into the call that God has placed on our lives and the life of the church. Let us continue sharing to good news of Jesus through our words and our actions. Pastor Joey
Monday 9-Noon (here),
Tuesday 1-3:30 (Leon), Wednesday 1-3 (here) and Thursday 9-Noon (here)
Well folks, we just can’t seem to get anywhere with our tornado help for this area so we are going to try to help the fire victims in Hawaii. Isn’t it unbelievable what happened over there in such a short time! So many lives lost or not accounted for, towns gone, homes gone, businesses gone, it just goes on and on. Let’s all pray for these islands, that with God’s help, they will recover, rebuild and stand together again! I know you have been praying for them, please continue. We plan on sending $100.00 to this project.
As you know, last year we did very little mission work, so we are going to try to do better this year! We have decided to give $100.00 to Pat’s Table. It will be starting up this month and hopefully this will help in some way. Please pray that Pat’s Table will continue to brighten the lives of the people in our area!
Last but not least, THANK YOU for your support of Leon Churches Bear Necessities Personal Care Pantry. Along with your donations we will be giving them a check for $50.00 to continue this wonderful ministry.
Thank you again for the love and support you have given us all these years!
Sandy Tammie Connie

Many years ago I was at a Buick meeting and meant a lovely Buick dealers wife, Kay from Indiana. We got to talking (can you believe that) and she shared this with me.
Wishing to encourage her young son’s progress on the piano, a mother took her boy to a Paderewski concert. After they were seated, the mother spotted a friend in the audience and walked down the aisle to greet her. Seizing the opportunity to explore the wonders of the concert hall, the young boy rose and eventually explored his way through a door marked” No Admittance.” When the house lights dimmed and the concert was about to begin, the mother returned to her seat and discovered that the child was missing. Suddenly, the curtain parted and the spotlights focused on the impressive Steinway on stage. In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at the keyboard, innocently picking out “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” At that moment, the great master made his entrance, quickly moved to the piano and whispered in the boy’s ear, “Don’t quit, keep playing.” Then leaning over, Paderiwski reached down with his left hand and began filling in a bass part. Soon his right arm reached around to the other side of the child and he added
a running obligato. Together the old master and the young novice

transformed a frightening situation into a wonderfully creative experience. The audience was mesmerized. That’s the way it is with God. What we can accomplish on our own is hardly noteworthy. We try our best, but the results aren’t exactly graceful flowing music. But with the hands of the Master, our life’s work truly can be beautiful. Next time you set out to accomplish great feats, listen carefully. You can hear the voice of the Master whispering in your ear, “Don’t quit.
Keep playing.” Feel His loving arms around you. Know that His strong hands are there helping you turn your feeble attempts into true masterpieces. Remember, God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called. And He’ll always be there to love and guide you onto greater things.


Becky Bebon – Sept.2
Addison Glassburn – Sept.3
Cody Behrens – Sept. 4
Pat Kasterke – Sept.6
Hadley Bebon – Sept.10
Connor Butts – Sept.10
Owen Garcea – Sept.10
Shelly Misch – Sept.14
James Taylor – Sept.17
Isabella Porter – Sept.20
Jaime Massingill – Sept.25
Brody Naftzger – Sept.26
Annabelle Wirsing – Sept.28
Pat Uhler – Sept.29
Mary Bennett – Sept.30

Brenda & Larry Dessing – Sept.5
Sheri & Paul Giffin – Sept.8
Jessica & Scott Wirsing – Sept.20

Connie Murphy Joe Garcea
Barney Olinger Donna Combs Family
Sally Renkes’ brother Fred Gilman
A signup sheet is on the check-in table for the whole year.
Prayer request cards are now available in the pews. If you fill one out, please place in offering plate.
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.
Bear Necessities
Personal Care Pantry
Where: Leon UMC
17173 Lomax Road
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.


SEEK ME with your whole being. I desire to be found by you, and I orchestrate the events of your life with that purpose in mind. When things go well and you are blessed, you can feel Me smiling on you. When you encounter rough patches along your life-journey, trust that My Light is still shining upon you. My reasons for allowing these adversities may be shrouded in mystery, but My continual Presence with you is an absolute promise. Seek Me in good times; seek Me in hard times. You will find Me watching over you all the time.
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.
–Deuteronomy 4: 29
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
–Hebrews 10: 23
The LORD watches over all who love him, but all wicked he will destroy.
–Psalm 145: 20

I AM ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO YOU. Once you have trusted Me as your Savior, I never distance Myself from you. Sometimes you may feel distant from Me. Recognize that as feeling; do not confuse it with reality. The Bible is full of My promises to be with you always. As I assured Jacob, when he was journeying away from home into unknown places, I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. My last recorded promise to My followers was: Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Let these assurances of My continual Presence fill you with Joy and Peace. No matter what you may lose in this life, you can never lose your relationship with Me.
“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace removed,” says the LORD who has compassion you.
–Isaiah 54: 10
“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
–Genesis 28: 15
“And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
–Matthew 28: 20

SEEK TO PLEASE ME above all else. Let that goal be your focal point as you go through this day. Such a mind-set will protect you from scattering your energy to the winds. The free will I bestowed on you comes with awesome responsibility. Each day presents you with choice after choice. Many of these decisions you ignore and thus make by default. Without a focal point to guide you, you can easily lose your way. That’s why it is so important to stay in communication with Me, living in thankful awareness of my Presence.
You inhabit a fallen, disjointed world, where things are constantly unraveling around the edges. Only a vibrant relationship with Me can keep you from coming unraveled too.

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
–Matthew 6: 33
“The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me along, for I always do what pleases him.”
John 8: 29
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
–Colossians 3: 23-24

LIVE FIRST AND FOREMOST in My Presence. Gradually you will become more aware of Me than of people and places around you. This awareness will not detract from your relationships with others. Instead, it will increase your ability to give love and encouragement to them. My Peace will permeate your words and demeanor. You will be active in the world, yet one step removed from it. You will not be easily shaken, because My enveloping Presence buffers the blow of problems.
This is the path I have set before you. As you follow it wholeheartedly, you experience abundant Life and Peace.
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.
–Psalm 89: 15-16
I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
–Psalm 16: 8
Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our LORD.
–2 Peter 1: 2