April 2023

Pastor’s Notes

Where do you see Jesus? Lately he has visited me in so many places and in so many ways. Especially over the past week as I had an accident and ended up in the hospital.

I saw Jesus in the form of my husband, who dropped everything he was doing at work, to rush home and carry me to the car, then carry me into the hospital.

He handled all the paperwork, the trips back and forth, the phone calls, the sitting and waiting. My husband was the carpenter who built a ramp in our home and made the spare room into a hospital room. He continues to be my caregiver as we await surgery.

Jesus cared for me in the hospital in the form of knowledgeable doctors, nurses, and specialists. His hands worked with me through the Physical Therapist and the Occupational Therapist. Jesus changed my bed sheets, took me to MRI and CT scans in the middle of the nights, and answered the call button whenever I needed pain medications.

My friends, my family and my churches have shown me the mercy and compassion that Jesus and his disciples would – through phone calls, personal visits, bringing meals and Dr. Pepper, flowers and texts.

One of my favorite scriptures from the bible is “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV. I like to apply it to all situations.

Please enjoy this opportunity to get to know Pastor Paul Saas. He is excited to get to know each of you, Douglass church, and to worship alongside you. God has blessed me and surrounded me with quite a loving team. I am grateful for all of you.

Love, Pastor Janet

Church News Headlines

Holy Week Services

04-10 Palm Sunday 11:00 a.m.
04-14 Tenabrae Service – 6:00 p.m. at Leon UMC
04-17 Sunrise Service on the Hill 6:45 a.m.
04-17 Breakfast at the Christian Church following Sunrise Service
04-17 Easter Service 11:00 a.m.

UWF Retreat

“Growing in the Spirit”
Sat. April 29, 2023
Trinity UMC
El Dorado, KS
10:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Registration $15
(includes lunch)
Call 316-321-4235 to register.

Church Camp

The summer church camp schedules are out for both Camp Horizon and Camp Chippewa. There are flyers in the foyer. Be sure to register before May 1 to save $25 on registration fees.

Whistle Blower

Austin Althouse who is our technology and sound guru here at the church had a thrill of a lifetime! He got to “Do the Click” to turn on the 152 warning sirens in the Sedgwick County last Monday (3/27).

Be United

Sunday, April 30, 2023
First United Methodist Church
330 N. Broadway
Wichita KS

Being of a part of the Wichita East District we have been invited to join together.

If you cannot attend the service will be live-streamed.
Offering for Camp Horizon & United Methodist Open Door

Leadership Board Meeting

The Leadership meeting will follow Bible Study on Tuesday, April 18th at 11:00 a.m. Be sure to submit agenda items to Ev. Some agenda items include quarterly reports to conference.

Upcoming Activities & Events

04-01 UWF Barn Quilt Tour, meet at 9:00 a.m. at the church
04-02 Blood Drive 12:30-6:00 at Senior Center
04-04 Bible Study at 10:00 a.m.
04-05 Community Dinner 5:30 p.m.
04-06 to 04-08 FOL Plant Sale @ The Douglass Community Building
04-07 Good Friday Service at Leon UMC at 6:00 p.m.
04-11 Bible Study at 10:00 a.m.
04-12 Community Dinner 5:30 p.m.
04-18 Bible Study at 10:00 a.m.
04-18 Leadership Meeting at 11:00
04-19 Community Dinner 5:30 p.m.
04-22 TEFAP 9:00-11:00 a.m.
04-24 Sr. Center Monterey Dinner 5:00-7:00 p.m.
04-25 Bible Study at 10:00, Card Players at 1:30
04-26 Community Dinner 5:30 p.m.

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