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May 20

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Psalm 33:11-15

But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth—he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.

The church office will be closed on Monday, May 27,
in observance of Memorial Day. 
Weekly Events:
Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday 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
Sit and Get Fit Chair Aerobics will
not meet during the summer months.
We will resume in August. 
Kindergarten Graduates:
Reese Connor and Blake Howard
6th Grade Graduates:
Sadie Battle and Janey Feralin
Re: Parsonage
The renovation of the church parsonage is going great! The work is almost completed. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed donations and time to this project.  The parsonage needed new appliances, hardwood floor refinishing, interior and exterior painting, drywall work, kitchen and bathroom renovations, plus lawn work and exterior pressure washing. 
There is still some work to be done before the new pastor and his family arrive. Once the renovation is completed, there will be an Open House so that everyone can see the work that was done.

You can also give online by clicking here. To volunteer time and labor, contact any of the Team Members. The Team Leaders are Randy Watts and Doug Brown. Members include Beth Brown, Nancy Williams, Linda Bland, Melissa Mikul and John M. Wise.
Thank you so much for your assistance!
Randy Watts and Doug Brown
Luverne United Methodist Church and Campground UMC are selling T-shirts to help send a group back to Costa Rica to continue building a church! They are comfort color emerald green. The short sleeve is $15 and long sleeve is $20.
Order by June 1st!
Serve one another in love ..... Galatians 5:13
Contact the church office at 335-3013 to order.
Checks payable to Campground Mission Fund

You can donate online!

Mission Team Fund

Parsonage Refurbishing

Celebrate Recovery


It's easy. Just click here!

The Family of James Alford
Chris Burgess
Judy Peeples

John Smith
Mack Wise

 Billy Carl Turner
Donnie Hermeling
Frank Thigpin
Ann Swanner
Cheryl Yawn
Harry Page (Cheryl's dad)
Ellen Solomon
Bob Traver
Jackie Payne
Jack Watts
Johnny Pynes
Jonathan Broadway
Margaret Segrest 

Penny Driggers
Martha Williams
Betty Owens
Elizabeth Flint
Jack Jackson
Michael Strickland 
Sue Ann McAilely
Easton Hale
Patsy Jeffers (Mike Jones' sister)
Chandler Robertson
Cameron Beall Jordan
Neal Davis
Steven Curtis
William Powell
Drew Elliot
Annette Chandler
Cindy Sipper
Raleigh Jane McCartha
Beginning Sunday, June 2, Worship Service
in the Dei Center at 10:30 am.
Bro. Bob will be retiring. His final day with LUMC will be June 23. To honor him and all he has done for our congregation and our community, there will be a covered dish luncheon immediately following the worship service. 
Farmers Market will begin on Monday, June 3, and take place every Monday from 3 - 6 pm on the Dei Center lawn through August 12. Home grown fruits and veggies, homemade goodies and handmade crafts will be offered. If you are interested in having a booth, contact Paul Nichols or call the Crenshaw County Extension office at 335-6312.
Dates to be announced!
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. 

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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 12 Step Study meets on Friday nights at 6:00 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

What does ‘contemporary worship’ really mean?

We talk about “contemporary worship,” but in many churches there is confusion about what “contemporary worship” actually is.

For some, it means the use of contemporary music. The organ is out and the keyboard and guitar are in. “Praise songs” are in and hymns are out.

For others, it means using modern technology, such as PowerPoint presentations and videos. Bibles and hymnals are out; the video screen is in.

For some, it means that “old terminology” cannot be used. We have worship centers rather than sanctuaries and stages rather than chancels. We have opening prayers rather than invocations and talks rather than sermons.

For others, it means avoiding anything done in “traditional worship,” including hymns, prayers, confessions of faith and passing the peace of Christ — though an offering usually is taken.

It means “do your own thing,” whatever that may be — with no guidelines or standards. Just do whatever the worship leaders feel like doing at the time.

Defining “contemporary worship” varies from one church to another and may even vary from one church member to another.

Perhaps we can get a handle on the meaning of “contemporary worship” by looking at the two words we are using.


Contemporary means “existing, occurring, or living at the same time: belonging to the same period of time.” (Random House College Dictionary, 1997, p. 285)

So “contemporary worship ” means worship that is appropriate and meaningful for people who are living now, rather than people who lived 100 years ago or who will live 100 years in the future. That means that every generation in every culture faces the question of “contemporary worship.”

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