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					                                  St. Andrew’s UMC Singles Sentinel
                        Mission Statement: “To be an instrument of God in service, guidance, comfort and friendship to singles of our
                                          congregation and community and to be a vital part of our church family
                                              by supporting it with our prayers, presence, gifts and service.”
                                 Sunday Worship: 9:00 or 11:25 2045 SE Green Oaks @ New York Ave., Arlington, TX
                        Click: www.sa-umc.org/singles.html for more SA-UMC & SAS News/Information
                            October 25, 2009            Sunday School: 10:15 a.m., Room 209                          Vol. 9, No. 41

GUY SELLER’S LEE STROBEL
      LESSON SERIES                                                                                    This Week!!
                                                                                                  Oct. 31              Halloween
                                                       PRAYER REQUESTS                             Sat.      + Daylight Savings Time ENDS
                                                 Have you prayed for St. Andrew’s today?          Nov. 1        Fall Back: DST Ends +
                                                    Have you prayed for SAS today?                 Sun.           ALL SAINT’S DAY
                                                >Stephanie Ayala requested SAS
                                                pray for her son, Ryan’s friend Raquel.               Coming Soon:
                                                Raquel is 25 and has a rare and                    Nov. 8    SAS Design Team Meeting
                                                terminal form of cancer.                            Sun.     Bring lesson, social, mission
     Guy Sellers received a round               >Debbie Stephens requests we pray                             ideas & share pizza after
of applause at the end of today’s               for her nephew, Chris Isom. He was in                            last worship service
lesson. This journey along Lee                  Iraq and is being sent to Afghanistan in          Nov 14          SAS Fall Festival
Strobel’s investigative search in               January.                                                      + 7:00 Rob Bell @ Nokia
his “The Case for Christ” is almost             >Yvonne May says she has several                                        ($20.)
to an end.           Today’s lesson,            friends facing various “issues” and               Nov 15           FALL FESTIVAL
Evidence for the Resurrection was               asks for a prayers for them. Each of               Sun.               (NO Class,
most compelling.                                us may also have friends with issues                          SAS HELPS w/Festival)
     Everyone agreed with the                   too, so let us be mindful of others and
statement that the resurrection of              constantly remember to be in prayer
                                                for all in need of God’s presence and
                                                                                                   Planning Ahead:
Jesus was a pivotal event in the                                                                  Nov. 22    New Consecration Sunday
                                                peace.
history of the world. This was                                                                     Sun.           + Catered Lunch
made clear in the discussion of                               PRAISES                                         (prior to Thanksgiving)
                                                >Praise for the significant number of             Nov. 26      THANKSGIVING DAY
the      historical    and    medical
                                                our SAS members who are unable to                 Nov. 29     Thanksgiving Weekend:
evidence that Jesus was dead
                                                be in class each week because they                              NO Sunday School/
before the wound to his side was                are serving our church as teachers of
inflicted.                                                                                                     One Worship Service
                                                children’s classes, singing in the choir
     One of Strobel’s medical                   or bell choir! WE MISS YOU, but                  Sunday School Lesson Schedule
sources was Alexander Metherell,                praise your contributions to our church!           Until     Lee Strobel’s “The Case for
MD, PhD and he was quoted as                    CONTINUED PRAYER NEEDS                            Nov. 1     Christ”: Guy Sellers (6 weeks
saying, “The pain was absolutely                >Join Pastor Clifton in praying for                          w/fill-ins when he is away)
unbearable.         In fact, it was             folks to fill the empty seats in our              Nov. 8     Stephanie Ayala: Christian
literally     beyond      words     to          worship services (& in our SAS                               Tolerance
describe; they had to invent a                  classroom) and how God might use                                   FALL FESTIVAL
                                                                                                  Nov. 15              (NO Class,
new       word:          excruciating.          YOU to get these folks to SA-UMC.                 NO SS!!
Literally, excruciating means “out              >Please continue to pray for Jolene                           SAS HELPS w/Fall Festival)
of the cross.” Think of that: they              Anglin’s (& Brenda Hank’s) father,                Nov 22       Sunday before Thanksgiving
needed to create a new word,                    George Owing.          Doctors have                                  Sunday School:
because there was nothing in the                determined he has level 3A cancer.                              Come prepared to share: 1)
language that could describe the                Please pray for George and all the                            what we are grateful for, and 2)
intense anguish caused during                   family.                                                        how SA or the ministries of SA
                                                >Pray for the persons God has called us                          have impacted our lives.
crucifixion.”                                   to touch.                                                    + “New Consecration Sunday”
     Our      discussion     included           >Pray for our church family as we reach                       + Catered Thanksgiving Lunch
evidence and historical proof of                out to our neighbors.                             Nov. 29          NO Sunday School/
Jesus’ resurrection.       Guy gave             >Pray for folks who have lost their jobs                          One Worship Service
numerous        examples     of    the          and for folks looking for employment.                                  Details TBA
evidence from scriptures and                                                                       TBA       NOOMA # 19-OPEN: TBA
historical records of the day.
     Strobel concluded this session
                                                  ALL CHURCH STUDY
by saying we also have very                        SPIRITUAL GIFTS
personal       evidence     of    HIS                  EVERYONE IS INVITED!                          Be Sure to Read Page 3:
resurrection and everlasting life                           NEXT:
for believers…that is the HOPE                      Nov. 5 & 12 (Thursdays)
                                                                                                       “I’m A Christian”
each of us have to always be alive              RSVP and/or questions: contact
with HIM.                                       Kate Titsworth in the church office
           SAS Birthdays
Oct. 25         Jolene Anglin                                                                       Don’t Forget
Nov. 2          Penny Holt
Nov. 5          Guy Sellers                                                                           to read
Nov. 7          Stephanie Ayala
Nov. 9          Brent Kershaw                                                                        PAGE 3
                Gail Pigeon
Nov. 21         Brenda Clifton
                                                             SAS Council
                                                      Teachers: Various SAS Members
                                                     Coordinator:      Tina Plunkett
                                                     Secretary:        Sharon Carman
 FOOD PANTRY NEEDS:                                  Treasurer:        Lori Doskocil
   Here is a list of suggested items                 Newsletter:       Chuck Willett
almost always needed in our SAS                      Members at Large: Gary Cabaniss
Food Pantry. We are serving the                      Founder:          Judy Granger
needs of many families.        Please
consider bring any of these items any                     On-Going Mission
time you make a trip to our church:
canned meat, peanut butter, juice,                            Projects:
                                                     1. Tithe $’s to SA-UMC from SAS
regular to family size cereal, rice,                 offerings.
dry beans canned fruit.                              2. SAS Food Pantry Project
                                                     3. SAS Participation SA-UMC Fall Festival
          For TAS event details:                     4. Fall School Supplies Project
 http://ctsite.brickriver.com/page.asp?PKValue=970   5. Support SA-UMC Service Opportunities
 UMC Singles–Tarrant Area "Singles                   (as per our SAS Mission Statement
             with Spirit"
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                           Have A Blessed Day…and Remember To Be A Blessing.
      I'm A Christian
     by Maya Angelou
When I say ... "I am a Christian,"
I'm not shouting "I'm clean livin'.
I'm whispering "I was lost,
Now I'm found and forgiven."

When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble,
And need CHRIST to be my guide.

When I say ... "I am a Christian,"
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak,
And need HIS strength to carry on.

When I say ... "I am a Christian,"
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed,
And need God to clean my mess.

When I say ... "I am a Christian,"
I'm not claiming to be perfect.
My flaws are far too visible,
But God believes I am worth it.

When I say ... "I am a Christian,"
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches,
So I call upon His name.

When I say ... "I am a Christian,"
I'm not holier than thou.
I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good
grace somehow.

				
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