United Methodist Church Anna
Sunday, December 05, 2021
Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
Church Services
Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.
Christian Education 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship Hour 11:15 a.m.
Church/Office telephone (618) 833-2234




December 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


Friendship & Sewing
10 - 2 PM 


Noisy Offering 
 4:30-5:30 PM 


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

Prayer Group
4 PM 


Christmas Candlelight Service
8:00 PM 
Christmas Day 

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


Don’t be SAD this winter.


We are about to bring 2021 to an end and we would like to think that with all the excitement of seeing family, celebrating our savior's birth, and bringing in the New Year we would find only joy in the next few months.  Unfortunately, some of us will experience a type of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) AKA the winter blues.  Why?? It’s thought that lack of sunlight during the winter months may throw off our circadian rhythms, such as our sleep-wake cycle. Another likely cause is the lack of sunlight resulting in low levels of serotonin, which directly impacts our mood.  No one really knows but I wanted to share some tips from https://www.mayoclinic.org.  In hopes to keep our holiday season bright, shiny, and full of joy!


     ·         Set Realistic Expectations: Set realistic goals for yourself and your holiday plans. Don’t compare yourself to past years. Focus on what you can do to make this holiday season the best it can be.

         ·         Keep Following Healthy Habits: do not abandon your healthy habits. If you limit your drinking, keep it up. Continue to eat healthy meals, exercise, and practice meditation.

       ·    Plan Ahead: Try to space out your responsibilities so that you don’t have to rush to complete them.                  Set aside days to shop for gifts. Plan a day to cook. Establish travel plans well in advance. Doing so will help ease the stress you feel.

      ·     Say No: The holidays are incredibly busy. People tend to have a full schedule, but people often feel              the pressure to say yes to everything. But that leaves you with more stress. Learn to say no. Leave yourself time to relax and decompress.

    ·    Acknowledge Your Feelings: There are many reasons to feel upset during the holidays. It’s okay to feel       this way. Acknowledge how you feel and tell yourself these feelings are validated. The more you bottled them up, the worse they will be.

Philippians 4:6-7 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

To your health,
Amanda Boreup 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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