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Fashing United Methodist Church: Guidance and celebration
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The last two of the twelve disciplines, Guidance and Celebration, were presented by Pastor Rhonda Troll, for the Palm Sunday service. Having the Holy Spirit as our guide, leads us in the fulfillment of God’s purpose for our lives, just as the Holy Spirit was present with Christ during the last week of his earthly life. Celebration happens when we praise God for the fulfillment of those purposes. The resurrection of Christ is the praise and celebration of his purpose, and God’s ultimate plan for each of us to have eternal life through our belief in Jesus.

Serving as acolyte for the Palm Sunday service was Luke Doreck with Briley Ernst, TJ Mount, and Keegan Mount waving palm branches. TJ Mount and Keegan Mount served as ushers for the offering, and Kris Doreck and Luke Doreck, along with the Pastor, served communion. Following the service, the sanctuary was stripped in remembrance of Jesus being stripped prior to his crucifixion.

A special presentation was made by the President of the United Methodist Women, Bernice Schroeder. She presented Kris Doreck with the Special Mission Recognition pin for her service to the church.

Following a sandwich lunch, church members prepared the sanctuary and the fellowship hall for the Easter morning service on Apr. 8. The 10 a.m. Easter service will be preceded by a 9 a.m. breakfast and Easter egg hunt.

On Saturday, Apr. 28, at 6:30 p.m., the Fashing United Methodist Church will kick off a new ministry which will serve as a support group for the vision impaired. The ministry has been tagged as South Texas Rural Impaired Vision Encouragers or STRIVE, and it will provide area visually impaired residents with support, fun, games, and music. The first gathering of STRIVE will be held in the Fashing United Methodist Church newly remodeled fellowship hall, and special music will be provided by Tom Troll. Anyone interested in attending or seeking more information should contact Linda O’Connell at 830-299-0128.

Weekly church services are held each Sunday at 10 a.m., with church school for adults and children beginning at 9. Located on FM 99 in the Fashing community in Atascosa County, the Fashing United Methodist Church is about 19 miles west of Karnes City. The church welcomes all to attend and participate in activities and services.
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