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Communion Offering –February The communion offering will go to the Benevolence Fund (Pastor’s Discretionary Fund). HEB gift cards are bought which can be used for gas/food and given to the Pastor to be used at his discretion.

MOSS ===== Make Our Seniors Special
Feb. 19 at 12 noon
join us for lunch and a speaker. Mrs. Anna Dunbar, City of Waco Recycling and Public Outreach Administrator. Mrs. Dunbar will discuss “Recycling and Special Wastes Disposal.” Please let Marie or May know if you can help with cooking and/or cleaning up. Also, please note that we will start at 12 noon for MOSS for the months of February and March only.

Food for Families:
Congratulations! Lake Shore UMC won the award for most food donated for a church of 50 or less members. Lake Shore UMC received an Award at KWTX TV.  We were given a plaque.  

Fast for the Hungry This practice consists of 1. Skip one or more meals each week, 2. Set aside the meal
expenses saved, 3. Bring the savings to church and mark it with “FAST”, 4. 60% of this offering goes to Caritas,
and 40% goes to the UMC World Hunger Program. Note that fasting applies only to adults in good physical
health without special dietary requirements. The children collect on the 4th Sunday of the month. Thanks for
carrying on the tradition, which has been a big help to the hungry locally and throughout the world.

Baylor Scott & White Hospital Needs volunteers in our area. Volunteers work side-by-side with the professional staff to provide patient and family support. As a friend who pledges to be with them through the uncertainties of the weeks ahead., volunteers offer patients and families a listening ear, a hand to hold, and the presence of a caring heart. For more information, please call Karen Dulock at 254-202-5152.

A Bit of History ---- for the New Year Does anyone remember Herring Ave. UMC, the church built in one day in
1911? It grew to be a thriving church with more than 400 in Sunday worship, but had to be closed after 92
years of faithful ministry in the beginning of 2003, 15 years ago. 15 members from Herring moved to Lake
Shore UMC and brought along the tradition of FAST (Fast For the Hungry) offering.

Baylor Lifelong Learning Lake Shore UMC will be hosting a couple of Baylor continuing education classes this
year. (You must register and pay a fee to attend.)  Two of those classes are:
LLCRS13 History of Baylor Sports- Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. January 29, February 5, 12 & 19.
LLCRS21 Is War Ahead? Iran, Saudi Arabia, & the US- Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., March 18, 25, April 1, 8. The pamphlet with information on other classes will be posted in the Fellowship Hall.

RECURRING EVENTS

The OK Chorale meets on the Wednesday before the third Sunday of each month at 6:00 pm. If you love to sing and want to have some fun, please join Jim and the others on Wednesday evenings.

TLC2 (Think Like Jesus)
Our small group, will be meeting weekly on Tuesdays, at 10:30 am at Vicki's Home. All are welcome!


EVANGELISM

Invite someone to church this Sunday. Guests are also invited to M.O.S.S.


FAITH

Tell your Faith Story
Have you experienced God's blessings to you or your loved ones in some special way? If so, would you like to share the good news with your church family? Your story will be sure to inspire others. You may also want to tell a bit about your background, family life, school life, how you became a Christian, and what you want to tell others about Jesus and God's love. Contact the church office about writing your faith story and have it printed in our Newsletter.


VOLUNTEERS, HELPERS, & OUTREACH

Wanted and Needed
Person(s) to help with coordinating all our "Gathering" meals.

Plastic Bags
Please note: We have ample plastic bags. Please do not send more to LSUMC but thank you for your support.

Campbell Soup Labels
Please don't forget to save your Campbell soup labels. There is a basket in the Fellowship Hall for the collection of the labels that will benefit the McCurdy School in the purchasing of equipment and vans for the school.

Our Veterans
If you are interested and able to volunteer, our veterans need our help.
The 1st Wed. of each month from 8:30-11:30am rain or shine Central TX. Food Bank provides groceries to vets in need. Volunteers hand out produce, meats, etc. See centraltexasfoodbank.org/volunteer (For more info.) You will be blessed to have the opportunity to thank each man and woman who has served our country and to see their faces light up in response. See Marilyn for any questions.

Caritas
We have an ongoing collection of food to donate to Caritas.  Bring non-perishables to the church and it will be taken to Caritas to feed those in need.

Recycling
The church offers a recycling bin for all who do not have carts at home. You are invited to bring your paper, newspaper, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans and put them in the blue container outside the back door. We now have recycling for used ink cartridges and used cell phones as well.

Mats for the Homeless
The Crochet Club is still meeting every other Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.  We are still making mats and plarn.  We welcome anyone who likes to cut plastic bags and visit.

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