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Great Mission Opportunity

Hello Everybody!reading   

We have been given a great mission opportunity . Dr. Marilyn Broughton, who is a reading specialist at AC, has approached us about setting up a literacy program at Cook-n-Serve. She already does one at Diboll and has done these ministries in other states for many years. It will be offered both in English and Spanish.
What we plan to do is start the reading tutorials at 9:30 on the first, third and last Saturdays there on Second Street.
We will hopefully need people to volunteer to help tutor. She can teach you the program in a little over an hour. We will start signing people up this week to kick off on our third week. We will work in both English and English as a second language, (Spanish). If you are moved to help, Call Marilyn at (772) 940-9910 ( it is a free call) or email at mbroughton@angelina.edu or call me at (936) 676-8584, killam_steve@hotmail.com.
G0-Fight-Win. Amen.
Bro Steve

Easter Miracle

Good Morning Everybody!

I hope all are doing wonderful today. I have to share the Easter miracle that happened in our 11:00 service. For those who could not make it, Georgia Minces was set to sing special music. She had her background music on a CD and the disc would not play. We tried and tried, but it wasn’t going to work. Georgia sang the song acapella and it was beautiful.  For those that did not know, we played the CD earlier to get it timed, and it worked fine!
Sometimes satan does that. He knows that music can touch us like no other media can. I firmly believed it was no accident that the CD did not play. Her is the good news- God is in control!!! Was it easy for Georgia to do what she did? No,  but God gave her talent and strength. Did satan win? No, if anything the song had more power because of the obstacle that was overcome.
That is the whole Easter story in a nutshell. Evil caused mans hearts to turn, and evil killed Jesus on a cross. But did evil win? No! God is in control and because of the resurrection that became more powerful. Satan is a punk. Remember this- God can, and will take the catastrophes of life and make them victories.
By the way, as I was doing my Tuesday morning work, I went to check out the CD player, to see if it needs to be fixed. Georgia left her CD here, and guess what? It played just fine today. Played fine before the service, played on Tuesday. Have I said that satan is a punk? Guess what? Punks don’t win. They can aggravate and frustrate, but God will always win.
Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
Bro Steve

Palm Sunday

Ben helps Paps get out of trouble?

Bro Steve’s Palm Sunday sermon  starts Holy week off with a bang! Palm leaves laid across the road to keep Christ donkey out of the muck and mire while crowds shout “Hosanna (Save Us, Save Us)” paints a vivid picture of Jesus entry into Jerusalem. Bro Steve brings this home to us with a story of his own cries for help as he found himself stuck in the mud and mire of an East Texas field.

April Message from Bro Steve

Bro Steve at the PulpitIt is time! This is that great part of our Christian calendar, the week of Easter. Holy week is what really separates the Christian disciple from all God s other children on earth. This is the week we celebrate his greatness as we feel the excitement of palm Sunday. But then it goes bad-very bad!

Through very solemn services on Maundy Thursday we feel Jesus agony as he prepares for betrayal, arrest and torture. Then on Good Friday, (really  Good Friday?) we mourn the suffering and his death. But that is not the last of the week.

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!

Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Sing, ye heavens and earth reply, Alleluia!

These wonderful words written over 250 years ago by Charles Wesley sum up our praise and joy as well as anything. This is what Easter and the whole Holy Week experience is all about. Jesus, Son of God, our protector and redeemer lives!

I invite each and every one to become involved this Holy Week. Go to Burke on Thursday, come to St. Paul s on Friday, and celebrate the risen Lord on Easter Sunday. We will worship at 7:00 AM outside as well as our normal 11:00 AM service. Come, invite others, get excited!

Love s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!

Fought the Fight, the battle won, Alleluia!

Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!

Christ has opened Paradise, Alleluia!

Go-Fight-Win. Amen.

Bro Steve

Jesus Didn’t Blame Anybody

Think back to the story of how Jesus was crucified. He must have been lonely – more lonely than anyone else before or since. His execution was a crime, but he forgave. Even as the nails were hammered home through those gentle hands and feet, his first thoughts were to bless and pray for those around him. He blamed no one. Could we do the same? How often we blame someone else. ‘Have this mind in you which was in Christ Jesus… who emptied himself… humbled himself…became obedient unto death.’

Through that death on the cross it is possible for us to know him as a friend. And it’s only by accepting him as Lord that you find him as Savior.

Florence Nisbet

The Tastes of God’s Love

Rev. Robert Faulk provided the sermon for the Sunday Service on March 8, 2015. His message “The Tastes of God’s Love” from Psalm 34:4-8 was both inspiring and moving. The congregation was pleased to welcome Bro Robert back and hopes he will return. It was a joy to have him back among us.

New Ministry at St. Paul’s

Knitting clipartAnn Reyes has started a Prayer Shawl  ministry at St. Paul’s UMC.  Anyone that likes to knit  and/or crochet is invited to join this group meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month at 11:00 am. If you would like to learn to knit or crochet or just need to refresh your skills bring your yarn, needles or hooks.   We’ll provide patterns and lots of help.

See you Thursdays at 10:00 am at the church.

United Methodist Women

Marilyn Edens-Treasurer
The United Methodist Women will meet Thurday at 11:30 am for lunch. Bring a brown bag lunch w/drink. Marilyn Edens will give her presentation on Rehab. Don’t forget to bring school supplies for the kits that will go to UMCOR.