News from Harwood and area

Posted June 27, 2013 at 9:53 am

by Helen Ellerman

The Schell City/Harwood United Methodist Women met Wednesday evening, June 19, at Madalyn’s Kitchen for their regular monthly meeting. Those present were Pastor Connie Locke, Jewell and Helen Ellerman, Jeanie O’Brien, Frances Lewis, Madalyn Crocker, Ruth Ijams and Verla Murrell. Helen Ellerman, president, conducted the business meeting. She gave the devotion taken from Mark 2:1-12. Pastor Locke read from the Prayer Calendar and had prayer. The purpose of UMW was repeated in unison. The card chairman reported sending several cards. They will be working every other Tuesday in the Schell City United Methodist Church basement getting ready for their fall sale. Jeanie O’Brien had the lesson “Seeing The Courage of The Marginalized.” Jeanie read Luke 10:25-37. Refreshments were served which consisted of pizza, summer sausage, cheese, crackers, chips, dip, yogurt pretzels, cantaloupe, honey nut bread, brownies, iced tea and coffee. The next regular meeting will be July 17 at Madalyn’s Kitchen at 6 p.m. Ruth Ijams will have the lesson and everyone will bring refreshments.

Rozella Gammon attended Red Hats at the Gobblers Roost south of Walker Corner Tuesday, June 18. Jana Hutchison was the hostess.

Connie Locke visited her parents, Ben and Gloria Locke, at Nevada Monday, June 17.

Verla Murrell of El Dorado Springs spent Wednesday night, June 19, with her grandmother, Frances Lewis.

Church service was held at the Harwood Baptist Church Sunday, June 23. Brother Cliff Bennett’s sermon “Blessed,” was taken from I John 2:1-6.

Jewell and Helen Ellerman, Connie Locke, Frances Lewis and Felicia Ellis worked in the Schell City United Methodist Church basement Wednesday, June 19, putting up part of the summer things. All of them but Felicia ate at the Schell City Café afterward.

Jewell and Helen Ellerman, Connie Locke, Frances Lewis and Verla Murrell ate at the Quick Dine at Nevada Thursday, June 20, and Jewell went to the doctor.

Those having dinner at Madalyn’s Kitchen after church Sunday, June 23, were Pastor Connie Locke, Jewell and Helen Ellerman, Jeanie O’Brien, Ruth Ijams, Frances Lewis, Gary Joe Dunn and Gayle Grinder.

Jeanie O’Brien and Ruth Ijams attended a family reunion on Ruth’s mother’s side of the family at Cole Camp Saturday, June 25.

Pastor Connie Locke and Jewell and Helen Ellerman attended a reception for Sandy Nenadal who was district superintendent of the Southwest District for the past eight years. It was held at St. Paul United Methodist Church at Joplin Sunday, June 23. There was a short program, entertainment and refreshments. Sandy and her husband, Tom, will be moving to Marshall where Sandy will be pastor.

Church service was held at the Schell City United Methodist Sunday, June 23. Pastor Connie Locke’s sermon, “Does Christianity Teach Exclusion and Hatred?” taken from Luke 8:26-29 and Galatians 3:23-29. Sunday School was held before church. Jeanie O’Brien led the lesson, “The Glorious New Creation” taken from Isaiah 65:17-21 and 23-25.