- “Who This Jesus Is”
Dr. Dale Schultz
Sunday April 13, 2014
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
- DAILY BIBLE READINGS – For the week beginning Sunday, April 13
- St. Philip’s Hosts Two Off-campus Easter Services
Easter Sunday, April 20, 7:00 am,
Brushy Creek Community Garden; 11:00 am, Cat Hollow Park
St. Philip’s will have a Sonrise Easter service in the Brushy Creek Community Center Garden at 7:00 am on
Easter Sunday morning. It will be a wonderful time to enjoy the sacredness of the sunrise and remember the holy moment of encountering the risen Jesus early in the morning when the stone was rolled away. Later, we will host a service in Cat Hollow Park. We are conducting an online marketing campaign to make this event invitational for families in our neighborhood who want to have an Easter egg hunt and enjoy the outdoors while also remembering the reason for the holiday – the Risen Jesus! Please use this as an opportunity to invite someone to worship on Easter!
- Join us for a Holy Thursday Worship Service
Thursday, April 17 • 7:00 pm
St. Philip’s Family Life Center
On Holy Thursday, we remember that Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, giving them a model for servant leadership. We remember his Last Supper, giving them a way to share their memory of Him. We remember how one of those closest to him betrayed him. Our special guest will be Judas Iscariot (as presented by Mark Winter).
Mark is a General Evangelist of the United Methodist Church who formed One Man
Show in 1999 as a “creative force for God.” He travels all over the United States to
preach, speak and portray various biblical characters. Mark is also the author of two
books, If There Is No God (Cook Communications) and Just One Word (Snowfall Press).
“Judas” is taken from The Carpenter’s Tools by author and actor Jerry Cohagan. In this
anthology, Cohagan has placed the 12 disciples in our day and age. As Judas, Mark
portrays a troubled coin collector who tragically realizes that his greatest mistake was not
betraying Jesus. Come and find out why.
Mark lives in Fort Worth, TX with his wife, Laura. They have three children. You can
visit his ministry website at www.onemanshow.org.
- Men of Courage Breakfast Meeting
The first meeting of the St. Philips MEN of COURAGE group meetson Saturday, April 12th, 2014 from 09:00am until 11:00am.
Men were created to bring leadership, encouragement and confidence, into the lives of the young growing hearts and minds of our children. Men are the champions in their home and in their families, and the children of that family look to their father to be that example of God in their lives. In fact, they often judge God by their experience with their own father! This is an important role to play, and in today’s society, often men find themselves falling short of the mark.St. Philips Men of Courage is a group to challenge our men, both young and old, to “BE” the very best that they can be! By injecting teaching, prayer, and fellowship, we plan to bring the level of “manhood” up to new levels in our church and in our ministry! A man cannot be that example that God created him to be, if he does not seem himself as that shining example! In a time when our elders should be leaders and mentors, many of us find ourselves lethargic, complacent and questioning, wondering just how important we are in our church.Come join us and let’s challenge one another, to be the very best that God created us to be!Let’s “stir up” the special gift that God has placed inside each and every one of us …Let us “choose” to be MEN of COURAGE! Come join us!
- Starry Ministry – Finding the Light of Hope in the Darkest Hours
STARRY’s goal is to be a beacon of light for children, youth and families in the midst of crisis by nurturing children, strengthening families and restoring hope. To learn more about Starry and the various programs visit their website at www.starryonline.org
- Lenten Prayer Guide
Our focus this Lent is on “Living the Jesus Mission.”
The purpose of this prayer guide is to prepare our hearts not only for Holy Week, but for our Missions Conference May 1 – 4, 2014. There are a limited number of print copies, so we encourage those who can to download the digital version. To download a prayer guide.
go to http://love-inaction.blogspot.com/p/lenten-prayer-guide.html
- Questions for Discussion
- The Bible mentions that God loves a cheerful giver and that generosity is a spiritual gift. What does it mean to be a cheerful giver? What do the words “generosity” and “generous” mean? Do you consider your gift to be a “generous” amount of money?
- How does it feel to be used by God to help others?
- What did you learn about the mission or the project that you decided to sponsor?
- Do you have any ideas for future projects?
- Mission Trip Fundraising Opportunities
If you and/or your student would like to participate in our summer mission trip, then save the dates for the following fundraising opportunities: March 4 – Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper; April 5 – Church Yard Sale Fundraiser. More details to come.
- Paper Pals Meets at St. Philip’s
First & third Friday’s, 7:00 – 11:00 pm, Children’s Ministry
Building; All day Saturday Scraps throughout the year Paper Pals is a scrapbooking, stamping, and crafting group that meets on the first and third Fridays of each month from 7:00 – 11:00 pm, in the Children’s Ministry Building (CMC). Additional information may be found on the group website at:
- Our Worship Services on Sundays
All of our Worship Services are directed to God who is revealed to us through the love and life of Jesus Christ.
- 8:15 am A traditional, liturgical style of Worship in our historic Chapel.
- 9:30 am A contemporary style of Worship using multi-media in our Family Life Center.
- 11:00 am A traditional, liturgical style of Worship in our historic Chapel.
- Share the Joy of Giving
“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and will be repaid in full.” (Proverbs 19:17)
When shopping with your children this holiday season, ask them to take some of their money along to donate to the charities whose representatives are ringing bells outside stores. As you make a donation, allow your children to put their own money in the kettle and experience the joy of giving to others.
- Addresses Needed For Our Military
Each week, we acknowledge and pray for military personnel on our Sunday Guide Prayer List. The St. Philip’s Prayer Team would like to send these folks a Christmas card. Please provide the mailing address of anyone that you have placed on the military portion of the Prayer List to the church office at 512-244-2175, or email at email@example.com
- Be Up to the Minute on What’s at New St. Philip’s
St. Philip’s is now able to give you updates via text message based on what you’re interested in being involved in. So to get those updates texted to your phone, you just need to text one of the following keywords to St. Philip’s texting number
• For daily Bible readings sent to your phone text BIBLE
• For information on our Chapel services text CHAPEL
• For information on our Family Life Center service text 930SERVICE
• For information on how St. Philip’s is getting involved in the community text OUTREACH
• For information on Wednesday night activities, text SSPACE
- Food Pantry Seeks Donations
- peanut butter
- boxed cereals
- canned soups
- macaroni & cheese (boxed)
- canned pastas
- canned fruit
- canned tuna
Please drop off your donated food in the Chapel or Family Life Center.
- Vacation Bible School 2014
June 23 – 27; 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Campus of St. Philip’s
We will be using the Cokesbury Workshop of Wonders VBS. Many volunteers are needed to make it a success. Look at the list below and email your top three choices to Melissa Trigg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. VBS Director
2. Assistant VBS Director – Crew leaders
3. Assistant VBS Director – Preschool
4. Overall Snack Leader
5. Overall Music/Opening & Closing Ceremony
6. Photographer Tween (Entering 5th/6th Grade Students) Mission Camp:
7. Mission Camp Leader
8. Assistant Mission Camp Leader
Preschool children are age four and entering Kindergarten, and must have a volunteer on campus for safety reasons.
9. Preschool Bible Story Leader
10. Preschool Crafts Leader
11. Preschool Recreation Leader
12. Preschool Science Leader
Elementary Children entering grades 1st-4th:
13. Elementary Story Bible Leader
14. Elementary Crafts Leader
15. Elementary Recreation Leader
16. Elementary Science Leader
Crew Leaders (guide children’s groups to stations):
17. Elementary Crew Leader
18. Preschool Crew Leader
• Entering 7th & 8th grade students may request to be a station assistant.
• High school youth can serve as crew leaders or work with stations.
- Children’s Easter Celebration Sunday, April 13
Please mark your calendars for Sunday afternoon, April 13, for the annual Easter Family Celebration. We have leadership for this event, but members of the planning committee and volunteers for various activities are needed. We need as much help as we can get. Please email me at email@example.com to help out!
- Volunteers Needed
Teachers and subs continue to be needed for preschool and elementary Sunday School. Please contact Melissa Trigg at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 512-244-2175 to discuss possibilities. Thank you so much!
- Spring Break Service Weekend
March 7-9, Cost $130 if before 2/2/14
Why not start off spring break on the right foot by serving others? Join us for a service weekend like no other! We will team
up with First UMC Georgetown, St. John’s UMC, and Wellspring UMC to participate in several service projects across the Round Rock/Georgetown area.
- News from St. Phil’s Kids
Last Sunday was amazing in The Tree House! During both Sunday School hours, the children assembled 60 “Blessings Bags” for the less fortunate. We talked about Matthew 22:37-39 “He replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is: You must love your neighbor as you love yourself,” which is the story of the Good Samaritan from Luke.
The Blessing Bags include bottled water, peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers, granola bars, a pair of socks, a comb and toothbrush, and a small first aid kit. The bags are to be kept in the car and shared with someone less fortunate. The kids all took bags and also shared them with the adult Sunday School classes in the EMC. Thank you to the many people who donated items and to Ginnie Colbert, Mark Wood and Deanna Feil who helped Sunday morning.
- Summer Mission Trip – June 15-21, 2014
Cost $200 if before 3/6/2014
It’s that time again! If you are interested in going on this year’s summer mission trip
as a youth or chaperone (which we really need) sign up today! Visit our website:
Summer Mission Trip Sign-up