United Methodist Church Anna
Monday, October 18, 2021
Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
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Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.
Christian Education 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship Hour 11:15 a.m.
Church/Office telephone (618) 833-2234




October 2021 Calendar 







 UMW 1 PM 

 Gentlemen's Bible Study   7 AM
Ladies Bible Study 1 PM
   Prayer     Group   4 PM
Game Night 
Pastor Appreciation Day 


Gentlemen's Bible Study 
7 AM
Ladies Bible Study 1 PM




 SI Miners Faith & Family Night 4:05 PM
Noisy Offering 
 4:30-5:30 PM 


 Gentlemen's Bible Study   7 AM    Ladies Bible Study 1 PM

Prayer Group
4 PM 

Newsletter Deadline 

Friendship & Sewing
10 - 2 PM


Anna United Methodist Church Is The People, Not the Building.

 Sunday Worship Services Are Available  In Person, Online on this Web Site and

on Pastor Tim Gossett's Facebook Page

Sunday School starts at 9:30 AM  Morning Worship is at 10:45 AM.

Hope to see You there!!!


    This interesting prayer was given in Kansas, USA, at the opening session of their Senate. 

     It seems prayer still upsets some people.  When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:

     "Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.  We know Your Word says: "Woe to those who call evil good", but that is exactly what we have done.

* We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

* We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it Pluralism.

* We have worshiped other gods and called it multiculturalism.

* We have endorsed perversion and called it alternative lifestyle.

* We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

* We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

* We have killed our unborn and called it choice.

* We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

* We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem. 

* We have abused power and called it politics.

* We have embezzled public funds and called it essential expenses.

* We have institutionalized bribery and called it sweets of office.

* We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.

*We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

* We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

               Search us, Oh GOD, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!"

     The response was immediate.  A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest.  In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively.  The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India, Africa and Korea.


With the LORD'S help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and WHOLEHEARTEDLY become our desire so that we again can be called "ONE NATION UNDER GOD." 

 Amanda’s Health Tips

To get the Vaccine or not to get the Vaccine…. that is the question!


            No, I'm not talking about the Covid vaccine. I’m talking about the Flu vaccine. Flu season is just around the corner. It’s a running joke in many circles that somehow the Flu has disappeared. If only that were true. Last year we did see a drastic drop in Flu cases and while I can’t 100 percent say why, I would have to conclude that our society's hyper awareness of hand cleansing, mask wearing, and social distancing played a huge role in this droplet transmitted virus.

So, when does Flu season begin? The exact date of Flu season changes every year. Typically, it comes in as temperatures start to drop in the fall and consequently leaves as temperatures start to rise in the spring. So, I wanted to try and pass on some of the Centers for disease control's most current information on the Flu Vaccine. Keep in mind I shortened some of their answers but tried to keep the integrity of its information.   If you want to do your own digging you will find the following information at www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccination.


Who should get Vaccinated?

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a Flu Vaccine
but especially those who are 65 and older
If you are immune compromised
If you yourself or family members are around ages 65 and older
or immunocompromised individuals
Can I get the Flu even though I got a Flu vaccine? 

Yes, you can.   If you were exposed shortly after being vaccinated or if you have a certain chronic illness that weakens your immunity.   Remember it takes about two weeks for your body to develop antibodies.


If I do get sick with the Flu after getting the Flu vaccine what should I expect?                    

The short answer is hopefully a lesser severity of Flu symptoms.  This is the goal of a Viral vaccine.
I’ve had Covid do I need to get the Flu shot?

Yes, Covid 19 and the Flu are two different Viruses and one vaccine does not protect you from the other.


I will end by saying the Flu vaccination is not a perfect tool, but it is the best way to protect against flu infection. Complications of the Flu hospitalize many individuals each year and the hospital is not the place that I want to see any one. Stay safe and healthy friends!!


In Matthew 9, the Pharisees asked Jesus why he spent time with sinners. He replied, “it is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick” (Matthew 9:12)

To your health,
Amanda Borup, RN

Here is what we have decide on for our two small churches when we can open.

1. No handshakes
2. No hugs

3. As people come in they will directed to sit in the front row.

4. Families may sit together.
5. Others must sit 6 feet apart
6. People will be asked to sit in every other row.
7. Everyone must wear a mask.
8. There will be no singing the first few weeks.

9.  Hymns will be played but no singing. (May hum along)

10.No bulletins.

11. A message, music, prayer time, sharing time and offering will make up the service.

12. Dismissal will be from the back row and as directed by the minister or lay leader.

13. Ushers taking offering will wear gloves and no one touches the plates as usher move between   the rows.

14. Communion will not be served until we can secure special communion elements individually wrapper.


Also David pews will be wiped down on top of the backs and the ends before and after church.  Door, restrooms (which we will ask to be use if necessary) and anything else we might touch will also be wiped down.


Pray this does not last long and the governor and bishop comply with the presidents wishes.  We are adults and we know how to handle safety.


Hope this helps.  Have shared with others and its ok for you to share as well.

Bob Souders
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Tuesday,  from 5:00 to 6:00 PM.   

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prays and attends.      

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