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John 12:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

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March 18

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Proverbs 9:9-12

Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.
Worship with us Sunday mornings at 11:00 am
Weekly Events:
Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday at 5:30 pm
Women's Bible Study meets Tuesdays at 4:30 pm
Chair Aerobics every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 am
Wonderful Wednesday meets Wednesdays at 5:30 pm
Brown Bag Bible Study meets every Thursday at 12 noon
CR Step Study meets Fridays at 6:00 pm

Monthly Events:
Susanna Wesley 1st Tuesday, 10 am. 
Young at Heart 2nd Tuesday, 6 pm
5th Friday! 
Celebrate Recovery will host

on Friday, March 29, 6 pm
in the Dei Center

Everyone welcome! 
Faith ... Family ... Fellowship ... Fun

March 20th Menu:

Chicken Fried Steak
Mashed Potatoes

There will be no Wonderful Wednesday activities on March 27 due to
Spring Break. Wonderful Wednesday will resume on April 3 at 5:30. 
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The Family of Tucker Floyd
The Family of Chaz Kempter
Billy Carl Turner
Donnie Hermeling
Frank Thigpin
Ann Swanner

Cheryl Yawn
Harry Page (Cheryl's dad)
Helen Williams

Ellen Solomon
Bob Traver
Jackie Payne
Jack Watts
Johnny Pynes
Jonathan Broadway
Margaret Segrest 
Martha Williams
Betty Owens
Missy Anderson
Elizabeth Flint
Jack Jackson
Mildred Martin
Mack Wise

Michael Strickland
Sue Ann McAilely

Patsy Jeffers (Mike Jones' sister)
Chandler Robertson
JoAnn Hall
Kenny Dickey
Cameron Beall Jordan
Neal Davis
Steven Curtis
Betty Pippin
William Powell
Donnie Wood
Penny Driggers
Dwight Faulk
Drew Elliot
Henry Guy Edwards
Cherry Pinkard Armour
Barbara Lester
Annette Chandler
Cindy Sipper
Raleigh Jane McCartha
Thomas Franklin 

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A Ministry of Luverne United Methodist Church
Anger. Divorce. Grief. Depression. Abuse. Gambling. Food. Bitterness. Alcohol. Fear. Anxiety. Overspending. Gossip. Drugs. Overwhelmed. Porn. Lifestyle. Loneliness.

Hurts. Hang-ups. Habits.

Celebrate Recovery is not just about addiction. It's about anything that is keeping you from having the
abundant life God has promised everyone. 
Celebrate Recovery meets
every Monday night at 5:30 pm
The Governance Board:

Chairman: Dr. Pat Walker  
Marsha Smith
Melissa Mikul
John Wise
Paul Nichols
William Petrey
Karen Watts
Alethea Gammage  
                 Lisa Sport                  
            Jim Jackson             
         Debbie Clark            
Melissa Hermeling
Bro. Bob Yawn
Daffodils bloom in a field. Image courtesy of

Spring symbols remind us of Resurrection

By the Rev. Mark Price

When the weather turns warmer and the grass grows greener, it’s easier to understand the promise of new life and renewed hope that Christians proclaim as “Easter people.” The reminders are all around us so be sure to keep an eye out on your next spring stroll.


The robin, a very common bird in the U.S., has a red breast and a legend to explain it. Seems that once a gray robin flew to Christ’s crown of thorns to draw out a thorn, and when it did, a drop of Christ’s blood fell on its breast, leaving a stain forevermore.

It takes lots of buzzing bees to spread the pollen and make flowers grow. The honey these creatures create is a biblical symbol of God’s favor. The Torah agrees, for it describes God’s promised land again and again as “flowing with milk and honey.”

Long considered a symbol of hope and new life, the daffodil is one of the blooms most often connected to the Resurrection. Tradition says that giving a gift of daffodils will ensure happiness for the receiver—but always give a bunch: a single bloom signals doom.

The flowering shrub known as the forsythia is what I call the Easter tree, because when its spidery branches are moving with the wind, they seem to be arms waving in praise of the season. According to tradition, forsythia means anticipation—an appropriate companion word for Resurrection.  

dogwood tree
It is said the dogwood tree used to grow straight and tall, but after it was used as a crucifix for Christ, God made it short and twisted with a thin trunk so it could never be used as a cross again.

The dogwood bloom has four parts, each with a rusty red color on the end and a small hole, a reminder of where the nails were driven into the cross. 

The center stamens look like the crown of thorns.


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