This Week`s Pipeline - First United Methodist Church

March 10, 2015
MISSION: To know God and to make God known
First United
Methodist Church
P.O. Box 277
1826 Nall Street
Port Neches TX 77651
Phone: 409-722-8357
[email protected]
Dr. Wesley Welborn
Home Phone 853-4233
Cell # 979-203-0755
[email protected]
Grace and peace in the name of God our Father and the Lord Jesus
We are creating a new part-time staff position for maintaining and
updating our website and Facebook account. We expect this position to
take up to four hours a week. We are creating it on a trial basis and will
review after a few months to determine whether to make the position permanent. If you are interested, you can pick up an application form at the
church office. The chair of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, Mary
Beth McDuff, and I will be happy to answer any questions you might
Our Lenten theme is God’s Traffic Signs. This Sunday the sermon
is Release the Brake, John 12:1-11.
Love in Christ, Wesley
[email protected]
Rules for Living
Music Director
Brittany Perry
Face the Truth
Christy Champagne
Shawn Simonson
Financial Secretary
Gwen Hill
[email protected]
Mother’s Day Out/
Children’s Director
Allenda Savant
[email protected]
Youth Director
Alicia Permenter
[email protected]
Robert Arnold
Once I had a member who had not attended church since she was a
child. Her son reached the age of being an acolyte. In that church the
acolytes served a month at a time. Our acolyte coordinator asked if this
boy would like to be an acolyte, and he enthusiastically accepted. It happened that his month was in March, during the Lenten season. His mother
faithfully brought him to church each Sunday during that month. At the
last Sunday of the month I told her how much I had enjoyed their participation. She said, “I won’t be back.” I was shocked and asked why. She
said, “At this church you just talk about sin and sing sad songs about the
cross.” She turned and walked away before I could explain to her that
Lent is the season in which we talk about sin and sing songs about Christ
dying on the cross to save us from our sins.
It’s not pleasant to be reminded we are sinners. But it is necessary,
because it is true. Only if we confront this truth can we fully embrace and
celebrate the victory Christ has won for us by his death and resurrection.
Nell Barbay
Bo Smith
Medical Center
Mid Jeff Ex Care
Margaret Bailey
Eleanor Baird
Beverly Blanchard
Betty Clark Lovett
Everett Culver
Chuck DuBois
Garry Farris
Kent Hathorn
Cecil Holstead
Lynn Jarrell
Alicia Permenter
Bo Smith
The family of Ethel Hutton, Maxine Wright’s mother, who
died Friday, March 6, 2015 in Indiana.
Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Jerry Thompson family
Richard Walker
Mary White
Michael Worthington
Kelly Baker
Gilroy Broussard
Lois Broussard
Mahlan Broussard
Peggy Brown
Kimber Fondren
Martha Hall
Stan Hall
Jan Horton
Mike Leger
Lois Lovett
Steven Mazzola
Kim Risinger
Joe Romero & family
Stephen Savant
(Doug’s brother)
Troy Schamber
Robert Smith
Peggy & Rodney
Sandra Stout
Ted Tudor, Jr.
Ted Tudor, Sr.
Clint Weatherly
Rusty York
Easter Lilies
$15.00 each
Order forms are now available to Honor or
Remember your loved ones. Look for them in the
bulletins & online at
Fill out the order form and drop it off
with your payment to the church office or mail to:
First United Methodist Church,
P. O. Box 277
Port Neches, TX 77651
Deadline to
order is Monday, March 23.
Friday, March 13 at
5:45 pm
The Asbury class
will be eating at
New York
Pizza & Pasta,
790 Neches St,
in Beaumont.
Please contact
Niki Lege’
if you will
be attending.
Elisha Barnhill
Scott Bergeron
Wanda Bienvenue
Jack Bodensteiner
Myrtle Broussard
Gina Cessac
Jackie Cross
Chester Dauphine
Louis DeVillier
Mary Dominguez
Ty Gore
Jerry Grisham
Carolyn Hamerly
Betty Healin
Susan Hilton
Natalie Laws
Dom Mars
Capri McCrate
Susan N
Tom O’Neill
Sandra Perkins
Janice Reesman
Anita Rice
Brooklyn Roy
Rick Taylor
Mike Trahan
Many Vara
John Alexander
Chris Allen
Angie Keltz Brody
Brian Howard
Travis Johnson
Kevin Knippa
Zeke Mills
Joshua Needham
Eddie Pierce
Stephanie Smith
Jonathan Welborn
Military Families
Lois Boudreaux
Nida Garrett
Cindy Hemmengway
Shirley Hurd
Marie Jordan
Troy Kerr
Larry McFatter
Gwen Park
Betty Ragan
Hugh Reeder
Evelyn Romberg
Charlene Williams
Freddie Cotton
Kent Lee
We all need prayer and we find comfort knowing others are praying for
us. Sometimes we don’t know how to help our families and friends, but
we can always pray for them. We’re updating our prayer chain and
if you would like to be a part of this, please call Jerry Thompson
at 722-1529 or the church office 722-8357.
March 17: 5:30 pm Trustees-Bible class
6:30 pm Finance Committee-Fidelis class
Palm Sunday
March 29, 2015
9 am & 11 am
All children are invited to
wave palm branches in
both church services.
If you want to
participate, meet in the
lobby of the church
15 min before
the service.
The Children’s Building
will not have
Sunday School due to
the Bunny Breakfast.
Vacation Bible School
June 22 - 26
This year’s theme for VBS is
EVEREST: Conquering Challenges
with God’s Mighty Power
VBS is one of our biggest ministries.
Each summer 80 - 100 children
come to learn about God.
None of this would be possible without
our wonderful volunteers!
If you would like to be a part of this
exciting ministry, please sign up
near the Welcome Center or call
Allenda Savant at 722-8358.
Register now for Mother’s Day Out
Summer Registration
has begun for Church members,
current students &Siblings
6 months-Completed 1st
Summer Registration fee
$40.00. Summer registration
fee and registration forms are
due Thursday, April 9.
Fall/Spring Registration
has begun for Church members,
current students & Siblings
6 months — 4 & 5 year olds
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Sunday School ..................... 70
9 am Praise Service ............. 71
11 am Traditional Service .... 62
Worship Total ..................... 133
Fall/Spring Registration fee
$60.00. Fall/Spring registration
fee and registration forms are
due Thursday, May 14.
If you put your child’s name down to attend Mother’s Day Out
but do not pay the registration fee by due date,
your child will not be registered for our program.
Your space is only guaranteed when registration fee is paid.
Come have breakfast with the Easter Bunny!
March 29 – Church Wide
Fellowship Hall, 9:30-10:30 am.
Sign up now thru March 22.
Menu: Pancakes, syrup, bacon,
sausage, coffee and juice
Our MidWeek Boost is coming back to the J29 StuMin. We will
meet EACH WEDNESDAY from 6-7 PM upstairs in the game room.
This Bible Study will be very detailed and taking us back to the basics.
We will be tackling the scriptures and really getting into The Word and
trying to decide what it means in our lives. We will also focus on prayer
and praying for each other. Make plans to be there and bring your
friends. TO THE SLT (Student Leader Team) it would be good for you
to be there!!! This will begin the FIRST Wednesday in April!
J29 StuMin needs caring adults to serve as the "2nd adult" in our
Wednesday Night Bible Study! If we have several sign up - we will have
a rotation so that you will not have to be there each Wednesday. You
do not have to be a parent of a youth to help us out. If you would
like to help - please contact Alicia at [email protected]
Feb 23 - Mar 1
Sys. Contrib.
Loose Plate
Mar 2 - 8
Sys. Contrib.
Loose Plate
March 15, 2015
Greeters: Fidelis class
Children’s Sermon: Dr. Welborn
Liturgist: Bonnie Miller
No Story Hour
Who Are You and Why Are You Here? – Uncovering the Mystery
Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know
that when He appears we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is. ~~1 John 3:2
6-7 pm
“Midweek Boost”;
Sundays, 4-5 pm
“Hangtime”; 5-7 pm
J29 Youth
For I know the plans I
have for you," declares
the LORD, "plans to
prosper you and not to
harm you, plans to
give you hope and a
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Fourth Sunday
Of Lent
March 15, 2015
Numbers 21:4-9
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
UMH 830
Ephesians 2:1-10
John 3:14-21
I am beginning a series over the next SEVERAL weeks called Who Are You and Why Are
You Here? I hope you enjoy.
As human beings, our lives can be pretty complicated. With our hectic schedules, we barely
have time to ask questions like “Who are we?” and “What is our purpose?” much less to seek the answers.
We long to know and understand our purpose and to believe we can make a difference. We also
want people to know and understand us, but sometimes we don’t really know and understand ourselves.
Come along with me over the next SEVERAL weeks as we journey together to uncover the mystery of our identity and our purpose. We’ll take a closer look at our map for life and turn to our own personal tour guide. We’ll also meet some people along the way, and we’ll dig deeper into their identity and
the mastermind behind it all. Our time together will be filled with thought-provoking facts and comforting answers. All the while we will get to know a little better the artist who intricately concocted this masterpiece known as you.
What are some things in our lives that define who we are? How does knowing God help us
know ourselves?
Until Next time . . .
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SUNDAY, March 15
9 am Praise & Worship
10 am Sunday School
11 am Traditional Worship
5-7 pm J29 StuMin Fellowship
6-7:30 pm Girl Scouts-Children’s bldg
MONDAY, March 16
10 am Bible Study-Alletta Thompson’s
TUESDAY, March 17
10 am Esther group-Parlor
10 am Loose Threads
5:30 pm Trustees-Bible class
6:30 pm Finance Committee-Fidelis
7 pm Chancel Choir
THURSDAY, March 19
6 pm Praise Band practice
SATURDAY, March 21
10 am Chancel Choir
SUNDAY, March 22
9 am Praise & Worship
10 am Sunday School
11 am Traditional Worship
5-7 pm J29 StuMin Fellowship
6-7:30 pm Girl Scouts-Children’s bldg
MONDAY, March 23
6 pm Alzheimer’s Support GroupParlor
6 pm Education Committee-library
6:15 pm Genesis (College/Young Adult)
PALM SUNDAY, March 29, 2015
Special Services of Music
9 am & 11 am