Lectionary Reading for this Week

• Exodus 34:29-35

• Psalm 99 (UMH 819)

• 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2

• Luke 9:28-36 (37-43)


Pictorial Directory Update from Pastor Rene'

I am excited to report that the church has exceeded its expectations and goals for this year’s directory! In fact, as to today’s date, we only have 6 appointment slots open for pictures. That’s amazing! Please note that the church will make every effort to sign up participants for the directory. The good news is that we can secure an extra date for photography if we have enough overflow of new appointments. The important take away to consider is that we want all members (and friends) to be in our directory. Remember, all participants receive a free 8X10 photo. And while all participants will be given the chance to purchase additional portraits, there are no expectations to purchase a package. Remember also that pets and favorite objects can be a part of your portrait. In essence, the pictorial directory should be a fun event to be used as needed. 

 Due to such a tremendous response of sign-ups, the church has added a new date for the directory. Tuesday, March 26, from 2-9pm is now available for sign-ups. If there are those who have yet to sign up for the directory, please do so right away by following the instructions below. We want everyone to be a part! Thank you.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, there are several options available to you:

  1.) Sign up at church each weekend after services.

  2.)Call the Lifetouch scheduling office directly at (866) 756 – 0281.

  3.) To sign up, CLICK HERE!

Please allow 1 hour for your session. If you have young children, an appointment between 5pm and 7pm is recommended. 

Please contact the church office at (972)271 – 9565 with any changes to your contact information. We want to make this directory as accurate as possible!


Prayer Requests


• 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

• David Melton

• Billie Coleman

• Saige Downing

• Joyce Dowless

• Jim Devenport

• Lynda Devenport 

• Marsha Scott Gardner - Friend of Bertha Hall

• Cathy Bourgoin & Family

• Ronny Edwards - Friend of Edwin and Bettie Coleman

• Ray Morgan - Remains in ICU. Please be in prayer for healing and continued strength. 

• Norma Heartsill

New Prayer Requests

• Byron (Bubba) Nichols

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


Weekly Calendar

Sunday, February 24

• 9:15am Sunday School

• 10:30am Worship

• 5pm Inside Out (Youth)

Monday, February 25

• 7:00pm Boy Scouts

Tuesday, February 26

• 3:30pm Probation

Wednesday, February 27

• 9:30am Sit & Sew

• 6:30pm Choir Practice

Thursday, February 28

• No Scheduled Events

Friday, March 1

• 9:30am JAM Bible Study

Sunday, March 3

• 9:15am Sunday School

• 10:30am Worship

• Communion

• 5:00pm Inside Out (Youth)

Mark Your Calendars!

On Saturday, March 16 from 9am-11:30am, there will be a Northwest Texas Foodbank work day. It will be held at the Plano Location. Anyone is welcome to volunteer. Please contact Kim Harkey or call the office with any questions you may have. 




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. 

Want to stay updated on the events of General Conference?

Interested persons may obtain up-to-date news on General Conference by visiting the following website: www.umc.org/GC2019. Live streaming will be available on this website. Persons may also obtain information by visiting the United Methodist News Service website at https://www.umnews.org. Thank you!


Pledge Cards and Tithing

The church has mailed pledge cards to its membership. It is hoped that you received your card. If not, cards will be available in the church pews. Please take the time to review the cards provided by the Finance Committee and make a pledge. The church is counting on its pledges in order to meet and plan its budget for the current year. Cards may be mailed to the church office, placed in the offering plate, or brought by the office during working hours. Thank you for your support.


Feel like testing your United Methodist knowledge? Take the quiz below! Answers can be found at the bottom of the newsletter. 


Ladies Retreat

The ladies retreat will be held in the Fellowship Hall at St. Philip's United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Please join us from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as we "Prepare for Holy Week" through fellowship, food, song and some wonderful testimonies from our speakers, Lea Ann Garfias and Patty Ann Smith. The cost is $25 per person, and you may register outside the sanctuary. Please contact Kim Harkey with any questions. We hope to see you there!  

Meet the Speakers

Lea Ann Garfias, the author of Rocking the Ordinary and the Homeschool Made Easy series, has spoken on television radio, podcasts, and the live events. Besides author, Lea Ann also bears the titles homeschool mom, soccer mom, and wife of a hot Latino. She and her husband David live with their six hilarious children in the Dallas area. 


I Didn’t Pray for God to Heal Me, I PRAYED FOR A POSITIVE ATTITUDE. 

Laurren Brooke Smith

 POSITIVE ATTITUDE is not just a word. It was and is a constant and daily reminder of who Laurren was and how we all need to be.


Patty Ann Smith lives in Forney, Texas, been married to the love of her life for 25 years, has 4 amazing children and 6 - yes - 6 beautiful grandchildren.  Patty has encouraged hundreds of people to walk through adversity with faith and  hope through sharing her daughter’s legacy.


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.


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


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.