Wentzville United Methodist Church

We-Mail from Pastor Mark

Dear Friends,   
I am glad to see sunshine and feel warm breezes. The trees are beginning to bud and flowers are peeking through the dirt to begin their magnificent beauty. Spring is just around the corner! Those of you who like to garden and are itching to dig in the dirt and plant something beautiful, I’m right there with you but I’m thinking of the Community Garden in Memorial Park. Last year was bountiful with tomatoes, green beans, green peppers, zucchini and yellow squash. I’d really like to share this ministry with our church members. We had dedicated folk helping to water and weed, harvest as vegetables were ready. The great part was being in the fresh air and sunshine during the early months of the pandemic, It was a safe place to be. Please call or email to let me know you are interested. 
 
Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter are just weeks away. The staff is planning ahead and have ideas to offer meaningful worship. We are still socially distanced and wearing our masks but how wonderful it would be to experience these special events in person! We will need some help with parking, worship hosts and helpers in the kitchen. I won’t spill the beans with all the details but we are planning and need your help. Please call me and we will talk more about what you can safely offer for this time of worship. Let us offer hope and God’s love to our community. 
 
This Sunday we will observe Holy Communion at the end of each service and drive through communion from 1030-1130. If you’ve been feeling isolated and alone, this may be a great time to receive God’s grace in the elements of bread and juice. We are reading from Exodus 20:1-17. God had a big idea for the children of Israel about living in a new way of living after generations of slavery in Egypt. How does God’s big idea then translate to you and I in our world today? We’ll talk more on Sunday. 
 
God bless us every one, Pastor Mark