Ordination of Reverend Karen Jones – May 28, 2013

May 31, 2013

Ordination of Reverend Karen Jones at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston.

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And Bishop Huie spoke …..

Almighty God, pour upon Karen Koch Jones the Holy Spirit, for the office and work of and elder. Amen

Karen Koch Jones, take authority as an elder to preach the Word of God, to administer the holy Sacraments, and to order the life of the Church in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

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Reverend Karen Jones, Elder in full connection with the East District Superintendent, Chuck Huffman

Thank You to All Who Help Make The Luncheon a Success

May 30, 2013

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Fellowship Hall Ready For The Seniors Luncheon!

May 30, 2013

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Christophe’s Graduation

May 25, 2013

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Christophe will be attending Texarkana A & M in the fall. Congratulations and wishing you much success in your future endeavors

Psalm 23

May 22, 2013

“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.”

Our very existence is dependent on the Lord. He supplies everything we need physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually.

“He makes me lie down in green pastures;”

He gives me rest and provides for my sustenance.

“He leads me beside quiet waters.”

He provides peace even in times of trial and turmoil, and He quenches my thirst.

“He restoreth my soul.”

When I am drained he refills me spiritually.

“He leads me on the path of righteousness for His name’s sake.”

I, like sheep, am tempted to take treacherous paths and go out in directions that I should not venture. He directs me and leads me on the safe path that He has set before me. I am His child and bear His name, therefore the paths I take, the choices I make, reflect on Him, on His name.

“And even though I walk through the valley of the shadow and death, I will fear no evil for Thou art with me, Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.”

I am continually in the midst of danger and evil in this world and death overshadows this life, but the Lord has overcome death and the evil one. His power, His leading, His protection, His love, are what I trust and find comfort in.

“He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies.”

Through the Spirit, He provides good fruits for me: Love, Faith, Hope, Joy Peace, Patience, Balance, Goodness, Gentleness…

These fruits nourish and strengthen me, and my enemies, (Fear, Doubt, Self-righteousness, Arrogance, Jealousy), do not overcome me.

“He anoints my head with oil.”

My Lord and Shepherd heals me and marks me as His own.

“My cup overflows.”

I have an abundance of every good thing in my life.

“Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life…”

Through all the events in my life, good, bad, and terrible, my Shepherd places people and blessings in my path to carry me through. My family, friends, and brethren have been there to help, to encourage, to love, and assure me even in my darkest hours. The beauty and simplicity of the Lord’s creation surround me with awe and thankfulness.

“And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever”

The Lord’s promise that I will dwell with Him in His house forever.

Submitted by Penny Schuchert

UMW provides Lunch for Kirbyville Women’s Civic Club

May 16, 2013

The group held their meeting following a lunch of Pasta Salad, Chicken Salad, and Brocolli Salad topped off with Hot Fudge Sundaes prepared and served by the United Methodist Women. Opening our church to others and showing radical hospitality

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FELLOWSHIP – 2013 Picnic

May 15, 2013

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FOOD – 2013 Picnic

May 15, 2013

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FUN – 2013 picnic

May 15, 2013

Thank you Lisa! What a great place to have a picnic. Your generous hospitality is much appreciated.

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Tomorrow is the National Day of Prayer

May 1, 2013


The 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer will be observed in Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas; the presentation will begin at 12:00 noon and will end at 12:45 P.M. on Thursday, May 2, 2013 on the Sabine County Courthouse lawn. Bring your own folding chair. The event is attended and participated in by Hemphill and surrounding area citizens.

Pastors, students of Hemphill High School, members of local churches, representatives and officials from City Councils, County offices and military are participants in the NDP program and offer prayers, songs, and patriotic music to complete the inspirational ceremony. Special vocalists, The Rach Family, will present original arrangements of favorite Christian songs, which they will sing a cappella (unaccompanied).

The gathering of the people will begin with a concert presented by the Hemphill (Green Hornet) High School Band, directed by Mr. Evan Richardson, followed by the singing of our National Anthem by Miss Lacey Johns, a senior at Hemphill High School.

Come join our community for prayer for our nation and receive a blessing that will increase your faith in God and your fellow-man.

For further information, or directions, contact Barbara Watson, NDP Coordinator for Hemphill, at Hemphill First United Methodist Church, 409-787-2183.