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February 16, 2018
Office Hours:
M-F 1:00-5:00 PM


Sun, Feb 18
~9:30 am Worship
~Fellowship Coffee

Wed, Feb 21
~1:30 p.m. Wesleyan Covenant Group 'The Shack' 
~6:00 p.m. Choir Practice
~6:00 p.m. Free Movie

Thurs, Feb 22
~6:00 p.m. Community LinC Dinner

Sun, Feb 25
~9:30 am Worship
~Fellowship Coffee


Sun, Feb 18

Keith & Debbie Ball

Debbie Dutton
Miracle Dutton
Vince Groendes

Scripture Reader
Jan Friday

Robin Himes

Coffee Time
Judy Schlegel
Jim & Leslie Spillman



Rev. Kenneth Baker

Office Administrator
Joanie Cain

Jan Taylor

Ad Council Chair
Jack Downing

Choir Director
Jan Friday

Rules for Living - Part 1

Join us this Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. as we worship our Lord and Savior and Pastor Ken continues his teaching from "Colossians". Title of sermon for this Sunday is "Rules for Living - Part One"
Scripture reference: As Christians, we are to set our hearts on things of God's Kingdom, setting aside those things in this life that separate us from God.

The Book of Colossians is filled with practical wisdom, giving us details about how we are to live as Christians in a world in seeming opposition to Christianity. We began working through Colossians at the beginning of the New Year, selecting some powerful Christ-centered resolutions to get us going.  This month we will complete the Book of Colossians, as Paul instructs us further on how to live as Christians.

 Theme Verse: When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood  opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.  (Colossians 2:13-14)

 OldTestament Lesson:  1 Chronicles 22:19

New Testament Lesson:  Matthew 6:19-34

If you would like to listen to previous week's messages, you can find them on our website:

Last Wednesday we watched the movie 'The Shack'. The Wednesday group will meet at 1:30 p.m. this week to begin discussing the movie and the book. 
If you are interested in coming on Thursday evenings, let Pastor Ken know what time works best for you.

Newsletter Articles, News, Stories, etc. 

The March Bell Tower will be nearing completion next week. Please submit any articles, news, stories or information you would like to see in it by Wednesday. You may email them to or give them to Pastor Ken or Joanie.

Online Giving Now Available

Looking for a more convenient way to give? Not able to make it to church and wish you were able to help support your church and its missions and ministries? Or, if you are like many of us, simply forgot to bring cash or a check?  We’ve got your answer – Online Giving.  Vanco, the same company we have been using for EFTs has provided us with a direct link on our website, that you can connect to, and give your tithes and offerings. Fill in a few bits of information on their secure website, choose checking or credit/debit card, then provide the amount you wish, indicate whether it is a once-at-a-time offering, weekly, monthly, offering, then the amount, and hit the send button.  It’s that easy! 
Just click this button, , and get started. You will also find a link at the bottom of this email that will take you to our giving form.

We now have a dedicated router in the church that you can use to access both the website, as well as a really convenient cell phone app. Details on how to connect will be in the bulletin you receive during worship.

We also have available, a really cool cellphone app– go to your app store and type in “Give Plus Church.” Search on zip code 67045.  Fill in the details and off you go. Both our website, as well as the cell phone app will work anywhere you have an internet connection.”

For more info, go to:

Check out our New Website!

Check it out at:
K eep in mind that it is a work in progress. 
If you see changes that need to be made, please contact Joanie at the office. 620-583-5663.
Joanie's Journal

'Selective Hearing'

 "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me." John 10:27

    John 10:27, God speaking, He says He knows His sheep. But also, His sheep know Him and they follow Him.

    When you receive a phone call from a close friend or relative, how do you know it’s them? You know because you KNOW them and you know their voice. Even if someone is impersonating them, you would probably be able to tell it isn’t them.

    Same with God. The more we get to KNOW Him, the better we’ll be able to hear Him and know it’s Him speaking.

      I led a Bible Study quite some time ago with a “new” Christian attending. She said “I keep hearing you all say ‘I heard God say…’ or ‘God spoke to me…’. I don’t understand how you hear God.” After several months of reading the Bible, attending Church and learning to pray, she understood that to hear from God requires a relationship with Him.

     Are you ‘tuned in’? Even though I consider myself a fairly good listener, I do struggle with listening to God. I hear better when it’s an audible voice and even then I can “tune it out” (selective hearing?). God can speak audibly, either Himself or through others, but we have to be ‘tuned in’ to know it’s Him.

     Do you take the time to listen? I can pray, I can read Christian books and the Bible, I can listen to inspirational speakers, but I often don’t take the time to just sit and listen. And throughout my day, I get busy thinking about what I need to do and focusing on what I am doing that I don’t listen.

     Do you want to hear what God has to tell you? Maybe there’s something He wants you to change or you are asking Him for an answer or for guidance. We reason, we analyze, we overthink or just plain rebel and want things our way instead of listening to what God wants. Selective Hearing?

     There are many ways that God speaks to us (through prayer, reading the Bible, or through other believers) but we have to turn off our selective hearing and be tuned in to what He is saying to us.

   The more we study God’s Word the more the Holy Spirit will flow through us and the better we will hear God’s voice.

~Joanie Lawrence-Cain


Fast, Easy, Secure

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”         Matthew 6:19-21

We respond to God's love by joyfully bringing our tithes and offerings to God. Giving online is a fast, secure, and easy way to do just that.  You can even schedule your offering for carefree, automatic withdrawal.

Thank you for your generosity and support of what God is doing at Eureka United Methodist Church. And thank you for considering this option for giving. All tithes and offerings will be used where best needed to support and further God’s kingdom.

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