Drake's Chapel United Methodist Church

                    News of 
       June 25 - June 30,  2017 

  'A Country Church of Caring People, Reaching Out to Encourage Others to Know Christ and His Love.' 
   Such a glorious, cooler morning to gather for fellowship and worship on this Sunday in our serene little country church.

Announcements and Blessings:
-  One of the Calhoun members will be married next Saturday, it has been our pleasure to watch this beautiful young woman mature to who she is today and wish her the best.
-  Pastor Margie is on a short vacation this week, relax and refresh.
-  Thank You to Lea Anne Bell for bringing us the message today.  Kent led our service, assisted by Marion leading the worship music.
-  Donna is celebrating her birthday this week.

Health and Prayer Concerns: 
  Those needing our prayers:
-  For our little friend Quinn, having surgery at Children's Mercy on Friday morning.
-  Don is dealing with several health issues, always has a bright outlook on life.
-  Guidance for our political leaders.
-  Those suffering due to unemployment.
-  Comfort and courage for those serving in the military and their families.

Worship Service:
Scripture this week is from Psalms 139  --    
David asked God to tell him what he was supposed to do.  Lea Anne read from several other scriptures as well, telling us that God knows us in every way.  We can't hide from
Him, even in our times of darkness He is there.  
  Be the Light in a Dark World of ignorance.  Light is the weapon against darkness.  Conduct yourself appropriately, show the world what a true Christian is; moderation in ways of the world and things that can turn your attention from God's plan for you.  Don't Burn Out ---       keep yourself fueled and aflame in your faith. Put on the Armor of God, don't let it get tarnished - Keep it Shiny.  Don't let yourself be defeated by evil, in turn defeat evil with good.
As seasoned Christians we sometimes go about our daily lives not seeking God's word in the Bible every day.  We do need to be
intimate with Him every day, and keep His commandments.
Jesus had a wonderful way of accepting, we should strive to do this, too.   We should:
  Do no harm, Do good, Stay in love with God                                                                     Amen !     
    Join to hear
words of love and encouragement,  with inspired preaching from God's word;  where you can build your own relationship with our Lord, Jesus, the members of Drakes Chapel welcome you for Sunday worship.

 Fellowship begins at
8 am with coffee and pastries.
                  Worship begins at
8:30 am.
For more information call –
            Pastor Margie @ 816-699-5605

-- Worship Scriptures --

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture for July 2nd, 2017

     Genesis 22:1-14
Psalm 13   (UMH 746)
      Romans  6:12-23
Matthew  10:40-42


  July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
        Sunday Fellowship        -   
8:00 am 
Sunday Worship Service  -   8:30 am

--  Choose a date - Meeting of Pastor Parish Relationship committee to start the annual Charge Conference paperwork 
--  October 20th & 21st  -- Youth Fest in Sedalia.  Need to know by September 14th how many youth and sponsors are going.

--  October 21st  -- Festival of Sharing  in Sedalia.  Hope many will can go and check it out.  This is a wonderful experience.


1st Sunday of each month   - 
    Freewill "Love Thy Neighbor"
               donations to help others

Shepherd's Closet is in need of all food items, please donate non-perishable foods as you are able.  Donated items are given to persons in need on the last Friday of each month through  the Calhoun UMC.

--- Outreach Ministry Opportunities ---

--  The 1st Sunday of month - "Undie Sunday" Bring underwear (Mens, Womens, childrens), size 5 to 10 sweatpants for 'accidents' at school, socks, Diapers (all sizes needed)
-- or --  bring food items for Calhoun's Shepherd's Closet to be given to those in need, last Friday of the month at Calhoun UMC.

--  Items to bring to church on any Sunday  --

Reminders -
---   Donate used pairs of Eyeglasses
---   Save your used Printer Ink Cartridges and
         old Cell Phones for recycling, to benefit
                  Clinton Christian Academy