Your Weekly Update from Marceline UMC

July 19, 2021

Hello Church,

We were running a little late on Saturday, but we had a great turnout for the Convoy of Hope distribution. When I got here from Bucklin, we already had about 20 cars waiting in line and they represented between 25-30 different families that were helped by the distribution...and that's before anyone else showed up. Its been a good weekend around here. This afternoon, we keep that up with the Food Pantry down in the Fellowship Hall.

This week I'm looking forward to meeting with our new District Superintendent. This year is going to look a lot like what we are used to, but next year our districts will be changing and we'll be in a new district. There will be challenges with that, as well as new opportunities. I'm looking forward to what those will bring.

Check later in the email for info about Celebrate Recovery, camps, and an updated list of devotions and prayer resources.

Our parting shot for this week is a picture of Jack and I, take a look at the end of the email to see it!

Remember you can forward these emails on to folks that might be interested and they can subscribe to our email list to stay up-to-date on things.

Have a great week!

Pastor John

Going On This Week


  • 3pm-5pm Food Pantry in the Fellowship Hall

  • 6:30pm Celebrate Recovery @ Assembly of God



  • 9am Facebook Worship

  • 10:10am In Person Worship in the Sanctuary

Community Calendars
Marceline School Calendar
My Country 99.1 Community Calendar

Worship Links
Online Worship Posts
Youtube Services, Messages
Worship Music Lists: YouTube, Spotifiy

You can sign-up to serve a meal at Celebrate Recovery from July to December of this year. Just click on the link. Check the box or boxes for what you want to do. Then click "Submit and Sign Up" at the bottom of the screen to enter your name, email (optional), and any comments like what you want to bring.

CR Sign-UP

You can still sign-up in the back of the sanctuary too, and we'll keep the list updated every week.

Prayer & Devotions

The Hours
The Examen
Prayer Guide - PDF (book format), Online Format

Daily Devotions
Seedbed Devotions
The Upper Room
GPS Guide from Church of the Resurrection
Our Daily Bread
Daily Meditations from the Center for Action & Contemplation

Church Blog
Check our church blog for recent announcements and newsletters. That's where we try to put more information for things that are going on.

Other Resources
RightNow Media: Sign-Up if you haven't already
Bible Project: Videos that explain books of the Bible
Five Day Bible Reading - Read through the Bible in a year
YouVersion - Online Bible

Prayer List

Goals: Grow in faith, Understand our role in the community, Listening for God's voice daily

Groups: Church: Denomination, Conference, Area UMC's, Area Churches
Schools: Students, Teachers, Administrators, Employees
Young Adults, Newcomers, Unchurched

Government: Leaders, Local, County, State, National

Situations: Covid-19 Pandemic, Racism, Economic Disparity

Individuals: Kris Wyatt & Kristen, Glenn’s sister Reba, Doris Simpson Family, Pat Biswell, Bob Marriott, Ed McLachlan, Mary Preston, Pat Watkins, John Hendrickson, Kevin Stanfield, Pammie Burch, Jonathan Fagan, Ron Chrisman, Gene Liebhart, Linda Sterbenz, Gary Carlson, Kyle Lake, Bryant Dunn, Linda Ewigman, Kara Robinson, Kenny Bailey, Angie Builder, Bob & Pat Magee, Pearl Miller, Zoe Tolliver, Joan Sportsman, Shane Cavanah, Dan Brooks, Wayne Heins, Ruth Farris, Lynn Fellmann, C.A. Lain, Thomas Wellman

Pioneer: Mabel Worley, Marylin Mears
Life Care: Annie George
Lenior Woods: Ed McLachlan

Military Service: Patric Munson, Nick Cain, LTC John Casey Welch, Tyler Nanneman, Jeffrey Tucker, Kelly Tucker, Brandon Wellman, Heath Floray, Steve Graves, Michael Pyrtle, William Leukenotte, Kerry Lowrey,

Last Tuesday I had a special guest for our prayer time Jack joined me, not that he had to much of a choice because I was pushing the stroller, for our prayers. Its never to early or to late to pray with your kids. We're working on it with Jack, but you all know that my prayer life is always a work in progress, so don't feel like you have to be good at it, just trying. Find some time this week to pray with your kids, your spouse, your friends, or others that you spend time with. If you need some help figuring out what or how to pray, remember that you can go to our Prayer Guide for some good tips, or get a hold of me and I can help too.