Travis Park United Methodist Church
Friday, October 24, 2014
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WORSHIP AT TRAVIS PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH   
 


 
8:45 am Liturgical Service 
Holy Communion every Sunday
pipe organ, Sanctuary Choir

11:00 am Celebration Service

Celebration Band and Singers
 
 
 
October 26, 2014
Rev. Monte Marshall preaching
Matthew 6:25-34
Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing
 
 
 


 
NEWS AT TRAVIS PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH   
 

 

Stewardship in October

 
Treasure: A Stewardship Program on Faith and Money

The theme is based on Jesus’ words,

“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21

Over a period of four weeks, we are looking at the many ways that our treasure affects our hearts through a sermon series in worship, and a Sunday School class led by Pastor Monte Marshall that meets in the Labyrinth Room, 10-10:45. We will consider how financial challenges in our personal lives affect our relationships with people and with God and how giving helps to determine the way we feel and act.

Next Sunday, we will have the opportunity to make personal commitments of giving to Travis Park United Methodist Church for the coming year. Commitment cards will be mailed this week and available next Sunday. We can fill out these cards and bring them to worship onSunday, October 26.

 Investing our treasure in the things of God allows us to be a part of things bigger than ourselves.

Schedule for the Treasure series:
Week 1: Where Is Your Treasure? (Matthew 6:19-21)
Week 2: The Problem with Two Masters (Matthew 6:24)
Week 3: Giving Your Treasure Back to God (Matthew 6:1-6)
Week 4: Don’t Worry ’Bout a Thing (Matthew 6:25-34)


 

October, 2014:

A 4-Week Book Study with Pastor Monte

10am, Labyrinth Room

Jesus said, Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Whether you are in plenty or in want, money has a direct connection to your values, your faith, and the health of your relationships. It’s no wonder that in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus presented a radical message about our “treasure” and our hearts. Treasure by Jacob Armstrong uses the Sermon on the Mount to help us reexamine what our treasure is. How do we spend our time, energy, and money? If our hearts follow our treasure, as Jesus taught, then we'd better make sure they are aligned.

 


 

Entry Point Class

Sunday, November 9, 4-6 pm, Office Conference Room 

Entry Point is for anyone who is interested in joining or learning more about TPUMC and our ministries. During this pastor-led session, you will learn about who we are as a community of faith, some of our history and opportunities to get involved. Contact Taylor Brown  tbrown.tpumc@gmail.com  

 



Called and Gifted for Service Fair
 
Church foyer, Oct 19 and 26
before and after both services.
Take the opportunity to browse at tables in the foyer to learn about opportunities to serve. Church leaders will be there to share information about their groups and ways you can take part in ministries. From the Leadership Committee.
 
 

 

ALL SAINTS DAY NOVEMBER 2

Our annual remembrance of loved ones who have died this year will be Sunday, Nov 2 in worship at 8:45 and 11:00.  If there is someone you would like for us to include, please contact Betty Curry at bcurry@travispark.org. 

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS NOVEMBER 2

Similar to All Saints Day,  Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday to celebrate, honor, and remember our friends and family who have died in the past, not just within the last year. Bring a photo or other memorabilia to add to the Dia de los Muertos altar in the Narthex at the back of the sanctuary. Questions? Contact Velia Suarez  at velusa@aol.com.

 
   

Children's Ministries

 
Your faithfulness is growing by leaps and bounds, and the love that all of you have for each other is increasing.— 2 Thessalonians 1:3
We have a new children’s Sunday School for kids in grades K-4.  We are using Grow, Proclaim, Serve! A curriculum that incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts, media, and games into a full faith experience for children. The lessons have flexibility of different activities based on reading abilities.  10-10:45 am,  Room 315. 
 
This week in Children’s Church: 
Mary (sister of Martha and Lazarus) – Acting with love.  Affirmation: What I believe in my heart is what I show in my actions.  We meet during the 11:00 service after Story Time.
 

  

Men's Clothes Needed in Clothes Closet

Cooler weather is around the corner, so it’s time to collect winter clothes, jeans, pants, jackets, and blankets. Clean, washable clothes for men are always welcome. Please bring your donations to the church office.



  

 

ILLUMEN: SA’S PREMIER MEN'S PROFESSIONAL CHORUS Concert Oct. 24 7pm  
There is a fresh breeze blowing in the world of choral music in San Antonio. IlluMen Chorus is truly an extraordinary ensemble of male singers, under the direction of Eric Schmidt. Music that will entertain, inspire and delight you.


 
SAVE THE DATES:
 
Alternative Christmas
Dec. 7, 14, 21
Benefitting Deborah's House, Children's Bereavement Center and Corazon Ministries, Inc.
 
Angel Party
Saturday, December 20

 

 
 

SNL ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES - Oct 12

 
4:00-8:00     Nursery  for infant - K
4:00-8:00      Entry Point Class
5:00-6:00     Joyful Noise!   grades 1-5
5:00-6:00     Emmaus Singers  grades 6-12
5:00-6:00     Travis Park Ringers
6:00-6:30     Dinner Bring your own brown bag
6:30-8:00     Kids’ Club grades K-5
6:30-8:00     Travis Park Youth grades 6-12
6:30-8:00     Sanctuary Choir
6:30-8:00     Three Simple Questions Class (see below)
 

 

 CLASS  @ SNL - 6:30pm Sundays.

Based on the book Three Simple Questions: Knowing the God of Love, Hope, Purpose by Rueben P. Job. Gain insight on how to live a Christ-like life and explore the three most basic and profound questions at the center of our faith—questions that all major religions try to answer and around which there seem to be much confusion: Who is God?  Who am I?  Who are we together?

 

 

 
 
 
 

Videos:

Rev. Laura Merrill, District Superintendent of the McAllen (el Valle) District of the Southwest Texas (Río Texas) Conference of the United Methodist Church reflects on our responsibility in the refugee crisis on our Southern border.

Rev. Javier Leyva, Director of United Methodist Immigration Ministries, talks about aid for immigrant refugees in the Rio Grande Valley.
 
 

UPDATE ON THE BORDER CRISIS FROM UNITED METHODIST NEWS SERVICE

Click here to read the three part series of articles from United Methodist News Service about a recent gathering of bishops and other leaders at the border.
 
 

 

Pride Parade 2014

Thanks to all who represented TPUMC at the Pride Parade in Austin last Saturday! Nearly 500 United Methodists marched to show love and acceptance at this fabulous annual event.

 
    

 


TRAVIS PARK YOUTH MISSION TRIP TO MATHIS, TEXAS

 
 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT COOKS NEEDED

 Families or groups are needed to prepare and/or help serve Wednesday evening dinners at the weekly Prayer Picnic. Contact Pastor Dale at 210-279-5743 or dtremper@travispark.org.
 

 

FIRST CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PROJECTS FINISHED

 
 
 
The first projects funded by the Caring for the Gift capital campaign have been completed!  TPUMC now has a new vent hood over the oven in the kitchen, upgraded duct work, and a renovated fire-suppression system that brings us into compliance with the current fire safety code.  The work has passed inspection thus bringing this project to a successful conclusion. Thanks to our Trustees, Building Superintendent Leonard Hartfield, and the contributors to ourCaring for the Gift campaign for bringing all the pieces together to complete this project.   Well done!In the meantime, a second capital campaign project has been completed: the repair and painting of the trim on the Stephenson Building’s windows. 

 
We are also waiting a to receive a schedule from the Wahl Organ Builders detailing the timing of the repair and maintenance  work they will provide in three phases on the sanctuary organ.   
 
We will keep you posted as work proceeds and will do our best to be diligent and faithful stewards for this body of Christ.
 
 

 

COMMUNICATIONS GUIDELINES

Want to promote a program, initiative or event? Here’s how it works: Let me know no later than 9am Tuesday if you have a news item to include so that I can save space. Please submit the content for your news item no later than 9am on Thursday. Submissions should be concise with a title, day, time, location, contact person/info and short description. It’s best to promote events for at least two weeks in advance. News items are generally shared in four ways: the printed Travis Park News, on the News page of www.travispark.org, in the weekly news email, and during announcements in worship. Betty Curry, Director of Communications, bcurry@travispark.org
 

 
Travis Park United Methodist Church
230 East Travis Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
210.226.8341     info@travispark.org