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Thursday, September 9, 2021


Hand of God
Stephen Ministry Sunday!

This Sunday, the Stephen Ministers of GVUMC will host both worship hours!
Hear messages from our Stephen Ministers, join in a special Stephen Minister
commissioning ceremony and learn more about who Stephen Ministers are,
and what God as called them to do.


This Week's Scripture Verse

John 13: 1-2,  4-17

It was almost time for the Jewish Passover festival. Jesus had always loved the people
in the world who were his. Now was the time he showed them his love the most.
Jesus and his followers were at the evening meal. So while they were eating,
Jesus stood up and took off his robe. He got a towel and wrapped it around his waist.
Then he poured water into a bowl and began to wash the followers’ feet. He dried their feet with the towel that was wrapped around his waist. He came to Simon Peter. But Peter said to him, “Lord, you should not wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “You don’t know what I am doing now.
But later you will understand.” Peter said, “No! You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered,
“If I don’t wash your feet, you are not one of my people.” Simon Peter said, “Lord, after you wash my feet, wash my hands and my head too!”  Jesus said, “After a person has a bath, his whole body is clean. He needs only to wash his feet. And you are clean, but not all of you.” Jesus knew who would hand him over to his enemies. That is why he said, “Not all of you are clean.” When Jesus finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and went back to the table. He asked,
“Do you understand what I did for you?  You call me ‘Teacher.’ And you call me ‘Lord.’ And this is right, because that is what I am. I am your Lord and Teacher. But I washed your feet. So you also should wash each other’s feet. I did this as an example for you. So you should serve each other just as I served you. Believe me, servants are not greater than their master.
Those who are sent to do something are not greater than the one who sent them.
If you know these things, great blessings will be yours if you do them.

Beginning This Sunday!
Sermon Study with Pastor Mary

This Sunday marks the kick-off of an exciting new time in the life of our Church!

All-Church Education Hour Begins
on September 12 at 9:45am!
Come hear Pastor Mary talk about her sermon
and go into greater depth about the scripture!
Don't miss this!

If you attend first service you will be able to ask questions about the sermon.
If you will attend the 11:00am service you will have a more in-depth
understanding of the sermon when you go into Worship.
Either way, we will all finish our worship experience with a more in-depth understanding of our God.

So, adjust your routine to take advantage of this new way of worshiping God each Sunday.
See you Sunday!

Paul Hewitt, Certified Lay Minister

All Church Fellowship Time - BYOB!

Click HERE to Watch the Video!

All Church Fellowship Time!
- Get to know Pastor Mary
- Hear about the history of GVUMC
- Brainstorm ways to be the Church in 2022

Saturday - September 25th
9:30am in the Fellowship Hall!

Bring your own Brunch!
(Coffee and Water will be supplied!) 

All are welcome! Hope to see you there!


All-Church Education Hour Begins
on September 12 at 9:45am!

Come hear Pastor Mary talk about her sermon
and go into greater depth about the scripture!
Don't miss this!

Education Hour Begins

Exciting times at Green Valley UMC, we are beginning our All Church Education Hour at 9:45am on September 12, 2021. Why is it called "All Church?" Because many times church members will attend either the early or late service and it can feel like there are two different churches. By coming together in the middle we will get to know people we might rarely, if ever, see or meet. This one hour each Sunday morning will help us be a stronger and more unified church, a real church family. So, plan to come early if you normally worship at 11:00am or plan to stay if you attend worship at 8:30am. At Green Valley we will be a church that worships our God and comes together in fellowship to learn and draw closer to God. So, plan now for a complete worship and spiritual growth experience every Sunday. We are one Church!
Paul Hewitt, Certified Lay Minister
Education Hour Kick-Off

Pastor Mary will kick-off our new All Church Education Hour with an exciting series. During the sermon have you ever wanted to ask a question? What did she mean? How did the Pastor come up with that example? I've read that passage before, aren't there other important points, why did the Pastor choose that one? In every passage of Scripture there are so many different points or messages yet the Pastor will zero in on one, why? In this series Pastor Mary can talk to us in greater depth about the passage  by going into greater depth and then explain how she focused her message. We will be able to ask questions and have a dialogue/discussion to help us all gain a greater understanding of scripture and how we can apply it to our daily lives. For those who attend the 11:00am service you will be getting a "sneak preview" of the sermon and be able to listen to the message with a more in-depth understanding. Don't miss this kick-off series on September 12, 2021 as we grow in our faith and build our church. 

Zoom Study - Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World

“Our lives today aren’t that much different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament."

•Like Mary, we long to be  at the Lord’s feet…but our daily demands of a busy world just won’t leave us alone.

•Like Martha, we love Jesus and really want to serve him…yet we struggle with weariness, resentment and feelings of inadequacy.

•Then Jesus comes into the midst of our busy lives and extends an invitation he issued long ago to the two sisters from Bethany.  Jesus invites you to choose the ‘better part’, a joyful life of intimacy with him that flows into loving service.” (Joanna Weaver)


   This 12 week bible study will be lead via Zoom on Wednesday evenings beginning September 15 at 6:30pm.
There will also be a short video presentation prior to our discussion.

The book can be purchased on for $9.99
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy With God in the Busyness of Life: Weaver, Joanna: 9781578562589:

If interested in joining this study please contact Cathie Grodecki at
or 702-280-6958 no later than September 10, 2021.

New Member Class
Several folks are interested in becoming members of Green Valley UMC
If you are also interested please email your interest to Pastor Mary at

Mark Your Calendars!
More information on each event is available below or will be available soon!

Adult Sunday School Begins - September 12th
Bring You Own Brunch (All Church Gathering) - September 25th

World Communion Sunday - October 3rd
Blessing of the Animals - October 3rd
Church Conference - October 26th

Women of Spirit Fall Session Has Begun!

Women of Spirit will be starting the fall session Sept 8th, from 9:30-11:00am.
We will meet in person in the Fellowship Hall at GVUMC for a kick off party.
Bring a plain white t-shirt for a fun craft. 
Due to COVID, no breakfast will be served. Bring your own beverage.

Books for the new session will be available for purchase at the end of the meeting.

Please contact Laura Puckett for class/book info at or 702-558-0583

New members always welcome!

Please contact Linda Eads at or 702-448-4995 for welcome information.

All other questions contact Elizabeth DeYoung at

Chancel Choir, Praise Band and Joyful Bells!

Rehearsals Have Begun!

The Chancel Choir will rehearse Thursdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the Sanctuary

The Joyful Bells will rehearse Thursday from 7:00pm - 8:00pm in the Choir Room downstairs.

New Members are Welcome!
There is no experience needed, 
only the desire to learn and sing or play bells!

Praise Band will rehearse between services on Sundays at 9:45am beginning August 29th.

If you are interested in joining or would like more information please email our music director Lindsay at, call the church office
or see her before or after service on Sunday!

Book Review:
A Living Gospel: Reading God’s Story in Holy Lives
Chapter 9 : Holy Women

United Methodist Women is an organization
of the mission oriented group of women in the United Methodist Church.

Click HERE to view this week's UMW Prayer Calendar
(September 12 - September 18)

Email Addresses
Youth Ministry
Music Director

Office Hours
The GVUMC Office can be contacted between these hours:
Monday 9am - 2pm
Tuesday 9am - 2pm
Wednesday Office Closed
Thursday 9am - 2pm
Friday 9am - 2pm

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