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Lectionary Reading for this Week

• Isaiah 55:1-9

• Psalm 63:1-8 (UMH 788)

• 1 Corinithians 10:1-13

• Luke 13:1-9

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Additional Photo Day Added! 

Another day, Tuesday, March 26. 2pm-9pm, has been added to our schedule. 

Remember: All St. Philip's members and visitors who have their photos made will receive a free 8 1/2 x 11 portrait and have the opportunity to purchase additional portrait products. Plus, you will receive a printed color St. Philip's directory. 

Make your reservation today outside the sanctuary or on our webpage, www.spumc.org. If you have any questions or need assistance call Bertha Hall, (972) 475-0401, she will be glad to make it for you. 

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Save $5 On Your Picture Purchase!

If you are taking pictures on March 25 or 26, bring any canned or other non-perishable food item to your photo session to receive $5 off of any photo purchase you make with Lifetouch!

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Prayer Requests

Shut-Ins

• Bill Hardy 

• Clarice Mason

• David Hardy 

• David Reeves

• Faye & James Nabors

• Gene Hildinger

• Gerald Davis

• Kathy Robertson

• Marty Garrett

• Nadine White

• Marla Hill

• Suman Gamadia

• Barbara Reeves

• Nimu Parmar

Continued Prayers

• Bob Skinner

• Earl Harris

• Trenda Barber

• Billie Coleman

• Saige Downing

• Joyce Dowless

• Jim Devenport

• Lynda Devenport 

• Cathy Bourgoin & Family

• Ronny Edwards - Friend of Edwin and Bettie Coleman

• Ray Morgan 

• Norma Heartsill

• Byron (Bubba) Nichols

• Bertha Hall's brother, Bill Ritchey, passed away. Please be in prayer for the family at this time. 

• Mark Willis

• Dorothy Balla, friend of Katie O'Hara

• Frank Johnson, Brenda Alexander's uncle, has passed away. Please be in prayer for the family. 

New Prayer Requests

• June Peters

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Weekly Calendar

Sunday, March 24

• 9:15am Sunday School

• 10:30am Worship

• 5pm Inside Out (Youth)

Monday, March 25

• 2-9pm Directory Pictures

• 7:00pm Men's Gospel

• 7:00pm Boy Scouts

Tuesday, March 26

• 2-9pm Directory Pictures

• 3:30pm Probation

Wednesday, March 27

• 9:30am Sit & Sew

• 6:30pm Choir Practice

Thursday, March 28

• No Scheduled Events

Friday, March 29

• 9:30am JAM Bible Study

Saturday, March 30

• 7:30pm Gujarati Christian Fellowship

Sunday, March 31

• 9:15am Sunday School

• 10:30am Worship

• 5th Sunday Potluck

• 5:00pm Inside Out (Youth)

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A N N O U N C E M E N T S

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Running 4 Clean Water

St. Philip's has partnered with other United Methodist Chruches in the area to join in the effort to bring clean water to Sierra Leone. A 5k Run and 1 Mile Fun walk will be held on Saturday, April 6, at 8:00am. Interested persons should go to the link below for more information or to register!

https://www.facebook.com/Running4CleanWater/

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St. Philip's will be having a 5th Sunday Potluck on March 31 immediately following service. Look below for what to bring. 

A-H: Meats and Casserole

I-R: Vegetables and Salads

S-Z: Desserts

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Candy Collections

We are now collecting candy! You may place donations in the same box as the Easter eggs, or bring them by the office during office hours.

Thank you for your donations!

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Lent Study

Why? Making Sense of God’s Will by Adam Hamilton

Pastor Rene’ will be leading a day group in a Lenten study on the following Wednesdays: March 27, April 3, April 10, and April 17. The group will meet in the church from 10:30 AM till 11:30 AM for each session.

The study will explore some of the complex questions regarding God’s Will. Why do the innocent suffer? Why do my prayers go unanswered? Why can’t I see God’s will for my life? Why God’s Love prevails? Addressing these questions will prove to be an interesting discussion as we lead up to Easter.

You are encouraged to sign-up to register for the group. There is no cost or material needed for the study. The larger the group the better! Please email office.manager@spumc.org if you are interested, or sign up outside the sanctuary.

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The St. Philip's Children Ministry is now collecting Easter Eggs for this year's Easter egg hunt! Please bring donations by the church during office hours, or before service.

Thank you!

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Food for Handley Elementary

Before Spring Break the missions team will be taking food to Handley Elementary that will be given to the kids that will have limited resources over the break. Foods that are easy to grab, such as nutri-grain bars and other non-perishables are preferred. Please bring donations to the church during office hours, or before or after service. Thank you. 

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Red Wagon Needs:

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Further details about the Red Wagon Ministry can be found in the Narthex. 

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If you have any questions regarding involvement at St. Philip's UMC, we would love to hear from you! You may contact us using the information below.

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New Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: No Office Hours

Thursday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday: No Office Hours

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Do you feel led to give?

Did you know there other payment options for your tithes and offerings?

We are now accepting PayPal! Just visit our website (www.spumc.org) and follow the links.

A PayPal account is not necessary to use this feature. And, to make it even easier, you can also set up an automatic draft! Paperwork for automatic draft is available at the office: call (972) 271-9565.

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