COMING UP AT LAKEWOOD
APRIL 9 - PALM SUNDAY; a procession of the palms in the 9:30 and 10:50 am Sanctuary services, and Prayer Stations in Asbury Hall from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
APRIL 13 - MAUNDY THURSDAY; worship and communion service at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.
APRIL 14 - GOOD FRIDAY; prayer vigil from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm in the All Saints Garden, and a Tenebrae Service of Shadows at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.
APRIL 16 - EASTER SUNDAY; Youth-led Sunrise service at 6:30 am, Festival services at 8:30, 9:45, and
11:05 am in the Sanctuary, and New Song contemporary services at 9:45 and 11:05 am in Asbury Hall.
There will be no children’s Sunday School on Easter Sunday. Childcare will be available during the services, beginning at 8:00 am, for children ages infant to 4 years. Children’s Church will be held at 9:45 am worship hour.
United Methodist Motoring Enthusiasts (UMME) invites all to join them on Saturday, March 25, for a scenic ride along the Bluebonnet Trail going to Heinsohn's Country Store in New Ulm, TX. They will meet in the church parking lot (Jones Rd. side) at 9:00 am and will return by 3:00 pm.
LAKEWOOD UMC GOLF TOURNAMENT
Join us for fellowship and fun on March 27 for the Lakewood UMC Golf Tournament at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club. This four-person scramble is open to all golfers, non-golfers, men, women, friends, neighbors, and business associates, and we can help you form a team. Contact Bill Henry at billhenry41 @gmail.com or download the form online to register for this fun event.
LAKEWOOD MEN'S GROUP DINNER MEETING
Lakewood Men’s Group’s next monthly dinner meeting will be Thursday, March 30, at 7:00 pm in Founders Court. Contact Dave Throckmorton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
RUSTY'S RUN & SPRING FLING
Rusty’s Run will be held on Saturday, April 8, and will benefit Redeemed Ministries, a faith based
organization in Houston that offers restoration services to adult survivors of human trafficking.
Both runners and non-runners can make a pledge toward the race. There is a sign-up table in the
Commons this Sunday; for more information, please contact Mistye Diaz at email@example.com.
REVEREND JESSICA LAGRONE
All Lakewood women are invited to attend Saturday with ‘Sistas’ on April 22, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, in Asbury Hall. We are excited to have The Reverend Jessica LaGrone as our speaker. Many Lakewood UMC women have participated in her Bible studies, and count hers as some of their favorite. You will be blessed with her message. Register in the Commons beginning this Sunday; cost is $20, including lunch. Childcare available with reservations. Please RSVP for attendance and/or childcare to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pathfinders class will host a Craw-B-Q on Saturday, April 1, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in Asbury Hall. Enjoy live music and a silent auction, for which donations will be gratefully accepted. Tickets are available this Sunday in the Commons; ticket price will be dependent upon meal selection, and child plates will be available. Proceeds will support local missions; please contact Debbie Odle at deb.a.odle @gmail.com for more information.
TABLE GROUPS FOR 20s|30s
We're continuing to grow our 20s|30s Table Groups (our small-group ministry), and now is the time
to join in! If you are interested in joining a table group for spring 2017, please contact Pastor Daniel
as soon as possible at email@example.com.
WINTER/SPRING BIBLE STUDIES, CLASSES & GROUPS
There’s still time to join a winter/spring adult bible study to dig deeper. Registration continues online for Pastor Fort’s Book of the Month Club, Epic of Eden, Financial Peace University, Lakewood 101, Parenting with Love and Logic, The Screwtape Letters, and two Lenten studies, Near the Cross, and a special study with guest speaker Dr. Brian Russell. Childcare is usually available with preregistration, so join us!
Lakewood’s Matthew 25:35 Ministry is in need of volunteers to help work in the food pantry and
clothing closet. This is a great way to help our community! Please contact Jackie Spinks at
firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
SAY YES TO THE DRESS
Say Yes to the Dress will be held on Sunday, April 2, from 1:00 - 3:30 pm. Women and girls (age 4 and up)
are invited to join us for fun, fashion, and fellowship as we design and sew dresses for our mission teams to deliver this summer. Please visit our table in the Commons to sign up as a volunteer. Contact Darci Freeman
at email@example.com for more information.
Our Social Outreach & Witness (SOWers) team will be preparing Easter baskets to deliver to some of our members. We are in need of small notebooks, pens, post it notes, candy, small stuffed animals, mints, small tissue packs, devotional books and scripture cards. There will be a box in the Commons through Sunday,
April 9, to collect donated items.
A team from Lakewood will be traveling to beautiful Costa Rica to support the small Methodist church in Nicoya on June 10 - 18. The team activities with the members of that church will include fellowship, worship, playing, praying, Bible School for children, construction work, etc. To learn more; contact Jack Aulick at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more details.
Lakewood will be sending a mission team to Kenya from July 6 - 19, 2017. The team activities will include a week supporting Maua Methodist Hospital, a couple of days supporting another Methodist project in Kenya, and a couple of days on safari. Please contact Rick Hughes at email@example.com or Jack Aulick at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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The Gathering Place at Lakewood UMC was recently featured in the Houston Chronicle:
The Gathering Place is a monthly program that offers a safe, loving, spirit-led, caring environment for those who are living with memory loss. The Gathering Place allows caregivers an opportunity to have time to themselves and/or enjoy quality interactions with their loved one by participating in the Gathering Place Activities. Please contact Beth Parnell for more information.
SPRING FLING & EASTER EGG HUNT
Join us for the Lakewood Spring Fling and Easter Egg Hunt following Rusty’s Run on April 8 from
10:00 am - 1:00 pm. There will be face painting, bounce houses, crafts and more.
Our nursery is looking for loving, capable childcare workers. If interested, please send your resume to Jill Guettler at email@example.com.
BATTLE OF THE AGES II
Join us this Sunday evening for Battle of the Ages II! Wear your team color (check lumcsm.com). Will the 6th Graders bring home the championship once again? Find Sunday night from 5:30 - 7:30 pm; meet in the Café/Loft. Remember to bring $2 for snack supper.
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE
We still have spots open to help with setting up and ushering at the youth-led Easter Sunrise Service. Please visit the web site or check your weekly email for the sign up link
Sunday School meets each week from 9:30 - 10:40 am. Meet in the Café Wednesday at 4:00 pm for study time, followed by The Well Worship and Bible Study at 6:30. For more information on our weekly events and trips please visit www.lumcsm.com.
For more information about weekly Bible studies and student gatherings visit our web site at
www.lumcsm.com for our new spring calendar, and follow us on social media @ LUMCSM.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Announcements, bible studies, past sermons, and more can be found here on our website. You can read Pastor Joe Fort’s weekly devotional on his blog at www.pastorjoefort.com. You can also download our Lakewood App from the App Store or Google Play, or find us on iTunes.