Luverne United Methodist Church
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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January 21

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Matthew 25:45
“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’"

Worship with us Sunday mornings at 11:00 am
The church office will be closed on Monday, January 21,
in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Congratulations to Trey and Mallory Morgan
on the birth of
Murphree Marie Morgan
born December 27, 2018. 
Weekly Events:
Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday at 5:30 pm
Chair Aerobics every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 am
Brown Bag Bible Study meets every Thursday at 12 noon
MYF meets Wednesdays at 6:00 pm

Monthly Events:
Susanna Wesley 1st Tuesday, 10 am. 
Young at Heart meets on the 2nd Tuesday at 6:00 pm 
Salty Souls will meet on January 22 at 1:00 pm
Coming in February!
Women's Bible Study beginning Tuesday, February 5th, 4:30 pm
Upward Closing Ceremony, Sunday, February 10, 2 pm
The return of WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY! February 13, 5:30 pm
2019 Costa Rica Mission Team!
Anyone interested in participating in the Costa Rica
Mission, please contact Angie Morgan at 334-429-0005. 
Online Giving is simple, easy and safe! Just go to! Giving tithes and offerings is a few taps away. PayPal guarantees safety and confidentiality. LUMC is also equipped to accept credit and debit cards in the church office. 
The Salty Souls will meet on Tuesday, January 22, 1:00 pm at the Living Waters Coffee House. 
Beginning February 5, 4:30 pm in the Dei Center Classroom
Facilitated by Patsy Jeffcoat and Suze Butts

(Please note change in date)

Included with Christ, a narrative-driven study where you can bring your life before Scripture in the context of community. Together women will discern their personal shadow narratives—ways they are living outside of their identity in Christ—and then rewrite those narratives according to biblical truth.

This in-depth, 8-week study in Ephesians will equip women with six “signature stories” of God’s work in their lives—helping them combat exclusion, loneliness, weakness, decay, emptiness, and silence.

Designed to facilitate honest sharing and help you internalize biblical truth, Included in Christ will provide community and connectedness as well as spiritual nourishment. It will also guide you in how to share your story and the hope of Christ with someone who doesn’t yet know Him.

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
The 2019 Flower Calendar is now available on the church bulletin board. If you would like to reserve a date to honor or remember a loved one or special occasion, place your name next to the date. You can also call 335-3013 or email the church office to have your special date reserved. 
Bob Traver
Doris Rogers
Jackie Payne
Jack Watts

Johnny Pines
Jonathan Broadway
Margaret Segrest 
Helen Williams
Martha Williams
Betty Owens
Missy Anderson

Elizabeth Flint
Cheryl Yawn

Harry Page (Cheryl's dad)
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
Water is important to our life both inside and outside of the church. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Renewing waters: How United Methodists understand baptism

A Feature by Joe Iovino

Water is important to our life both inside and outside of the church. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Water sustains life for humans, animals, and plants. We clean with warm water and relax in cool water. We find peace listening to the roar of the ocean or taking a stroll in the rain.

Water is also important to our life in the church.

In the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, “we are initiated into Christ’s holy church, … incorporated into God’s mighty acts of salvation and given new birth through water and the Spirit,” the Introduction to the Baptismal Covenant says. “All this is God’s gift, offered to us without price.”

Former director of worship resources with Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church the Rev. Taylor Burton-Edwards explains, “Baptism is the ordinary means of rebirth and initiation into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

Our need for salvation

The Bible teaches that God made human beings in the image of God, and all of creation to be good. Sin caused a “distortion of the image of God in us and the degrading of the whole of creation,” By Water and the Spirit, The United Methodist Church’s official statement on baptism, reports.

In baptism, we reject the power of sin and begin our journey as disciples of Jesus Christ.


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