Yesterday we christened the boat! (with waterballoons)

Your weekly update from Marceline UMC

Hello Church,

Yesterday was a great day! I want to say a special thank you to all the folks who helped out in setting up and cleaning up afterwards. Also, say a big thank you to all the folks who helped make the garden and the boat possible. I really meant what I said yesterday. I get to see kids out all the time on the boat and they are having so much fun. It is a great sign of life, and gives us hope for the future.

We’re going to be looking more towards that future over the course of the next month or so. We’ve got times set up for some listening sessions. I’ll have a sign-up in the Sanctuary, and you can click the link below to sign-up online (just remember to check the box for the time and then click submit and sign-up to enter your name and email). In the next section down will be the questions that I’d like you to think about as we go into these sessions. The things we talk about and the things that we’ve been learning will be a part of how we figure out the direction that God wants us to go.

Listening Session Sign-Up

If you’re bringing food for the Tour Lunch on Tuesday (they’re starting back up!!) please have it to the church by 10am on Tuesday.

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

Our parting shots for this week come from our service yesterday. Take a look at the end of the email to see them!

Remember you can forward these emails on to folks that might be interested in them, and they can subscribe by clicking on the button below

Have a great week!

Pastor John

Questions for Listening sessions

  1. What do you see as the purpose of the church?

  2. In your opinion, what are the most important ministries of the church?

  3. How would you describe our church to someone new to our area?

  4. What do you think are the greatest needs of our community?

  5. When you talk to someone who is struggling/hurting what scripture/songs/words of comfort would you share with them?

  6. What has changed for you during Covid? What has remained the same?

  7. How has our community changed? How has it remained the same?

  8. How do you live differently now than you did before March 2020?

  9. What is your greatest fear about any changes that might or might not come from Covid?

  10. What gives you hope?

Going On This Week



  • Tour Lunch!!
    4pm Facebook Live Centering Prayer

  • 5:00pm Prayer Group in the downstairs Elementary Classroom


  • 3pm Scott & Laura’s Wedding! (You’re invited to come)


  • 9am Facebook Worship

  • 10:10am In Person Worship in the Sanctuary

  • 11:15am Youth Frisbee Golf and Lunch

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.

Donna’s Sunday School Class

Next Sunday 9/19 Donna Moore is starting her Sunday School class back up. It’ll meet down in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to come.

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: John Hendrickson Family, Harold Meyers, Jim Lane, Adam Litchtenberg, Blake Linebaugh, Bill Westfall, Pat Watkins, Kris Wyatt & Kristen, Glenn’s sister Reba, Pat Biswell, Bob Marriott, Ed McLachlan, Kevin Stanfield, Ron Chrisman, Gene Liebhart, Linda Sterbenz, Gary Carlson, Kyle Lake, Linda Ewigman, Kara Robinson, Angie Builder, Bob & Pat Magee, 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

Parting Shot