Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church
Friday, November 16, 2018



     Recently, one of you sent me a great email that included a quote from a sign posted in a hospital room. The sign read, “Gratitude turns what you have into enough.” Isn’t that the truth? Whatever situation we are facing, when we determinedly hold gratitude first in our hearts and minds, we find that we have enough, and usually we find we have far more than enough.
     Poet Rainer Maria Rilke points us in the right direction when he says, “The more the soul praises, the stronger it grows.” Rilke is suggesting that praise is about the condition of our soul, not the circumstance of our days. Gratitude strengthens our soul by focusing us on what matters.
     In this month when we are all thinking about Thanksgiving, I hope you will give intention to the daily practice of gratitude. And we have a few special dates coming up to practice giving thanks.
     Sunday November 4th- All Saints Day- gratitude for our loved ones who have died, gratitude for our eternal home
     Sunday November 11th- Stephen Ministry Commissioning, returning our thanks through our Commitment to Giving cards for 2019.
     Sunday November 18th- Confirmation Sunday
     TUESDAY November 20th Thanksgiving Week worship service- St Luke’s Episcopal Church at 7pm. Our tri-church partnership works together to offer this special worship service. Come at 6 to rehearse to sing with the choir and stay after for coffee if you wish.
     Wednesday November 21st Regular TGIW
Be God’s,
Pastor Brenda

Joining Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church

We welcome your interest in membership, but please don’t feel you must be a member to participate fully at DLUMC. We welcome your involvement even more! You are invited to seek out programs or people that interest you and become actively involved even before you become a member.

Periodically a series of new member orientation sessions are held on Sunday mornings. Discussions center around the structure and work of the church and how you may participate in the life of the church family. Food is often involved as well!!  New member candidates are paired with sponsors from the congregation who attend the session with them and serve to help them get ever more acquainted with the people and opportunities at DLUMC.

For more information about membership, please contact the church office—phone 847-4818 or use the Contact Us link on the website to send email.

8:15am Sunday: Holy Grounds
with Kids Corner
10:00am Sunday:
Heritage Worship
& Adventure Kids
Visitors Welcome!
Nursery Available
Coffee Anytime!
Small Groups
for all ages