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Tyler Street United Methodist Church
927 WEST TENTH STREET l DALLAS, TEXAS 75208 l 214.946.8106 l www.tsumc.org March, 2011

Sunday Morning Worship


8:30 a.m.
10:50 a.m.
Traditional Worship
Blended Worship
The Color of Lent
9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
desperate need for God. “From dust Savior calls us to return to him in
we were formed and to dust we shall penitent faith.
return,” is the Ash Wednesday Yet, purple is also the color of
Ed Lantz realization. Throughout the season we royalty. Throughout history color has
Senior Pastor remember Christ’s passion for us; His been associated with royalty and
crucifixion for our sins. The color nobility. Recognizing this, the church
purple reminds us of His cross and has claimed purple to express our true
calls us to return to him in penitent Sovereign. During Advent, for
faith. instance, we use purple (or royal blue)
Much of “popular” Christianity to declare the King of kings and Lord
Alice Walker’s 1982 novel, The recoils at the notion of Lent. They say, of lords. During our penitent Lenten
Color Purple, as well as the motion “It’s too somber. We want happiness, journey we are ever mindful that the
picture, made a big impact on readers nor remorse. We want laughter, not One who died on the cross has been
Tyler Street Christian Acad- and movie-goers. The story deals repentance.” In an article titled raised from the death.
2011
emy is receiving the presti- particularly with female African- “Going Against the Stream” William I was reminded the other day that
Good
Samaritan gious DBU-Oak Cliff Partner- Americans in the 1930’s and highlights Willimon writes, “The other day purple is the color of a bruise. And yet
Award
ward ship “Good Samaritan Award” violence, abuse and oppression. The someone told me about a friend who it is also the color of royalty. Wow!
title is significant. Purple is associated had been asked to preach in the church Our Lord Jesus was bruised purple for
on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.
with suffering, sorrow and pain. And of one of the famous television us. But he is robed in purple as our
You are invited to the 6:30 pm
yet it is also associated with hope and preachers whom millions watch every King. We are bruised by our sins. And
reception and 7 pm dinner in
the goodness of God. Sunday. On the way from the airport, yet we, too, share in his eternal victory.
the Hillcrest Great Hall of the John G. Mahler Student Long before there was a movie the guest received these instructions: May our Lenten journey be a purple
Are you looking for a GREAT Center on the Dallas Baptist University campus. $50 per called The Color Purple, purple “People worship with us in order to one.
person. Table sponsors are also accepted. To RSVP or became the color associated with Lent. feel good about themselves. Therefore, I am thankful to God for my Tyler
school for your child? for more info, contact Mr. Cory Hines at 214-333-5628. Lent is the ancient liturgical season don’t mention the cross in your Street family. I am blessed.
beginning Ash Wednesday through sermon. And don’t dwell too much on Blessings,
Consider Tyler Street Christian Academy! Holy Saturday before Easter. The sin.” Ed
TSCA was founded in 1972 as a mission of Tyler Street United Methodist Church.
The TSCA mission is to provide a college preparatory education while seeking to develop Christ-like
character preparing graduates for a life of leadership and service to God and the community.
Help TSCA win...Frito Lay has a program in which the climax of Lent is the crucifixion, death Does God want us to be miserable?
winning school can receive up to $10,000. It’s as simple as and burial of Jesus. Is purple meant to rob us of joy? C.S.
♦ College preparatory academics logging on to a website and entering a Frito-Lay product
♦ Family atmosphere
Lent is a forty day journey Lewis answers these questions well.
code. The school that has the most codes entered, wins a (excluding Sundays) of spiritual He writes, “The Christian faith is a
♦ Community service emphasis
cash prize. preparation for the resurrection of our thing of unspeakable joy. But it does
♦ Championship athletics
Simply log on to www.scoreforyourschool.com, set up Lord. It is an intentional time self- not begin with joy, but rather in
♦ Preschool through 12th Grade accredited by the
your account and then enter up to 3 reflection, penitence and hope.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools despair. And it is no good trying to
codes per day. On Frito-Lay products,
Purple symbolizes this journey. reach the joy without first going
FAITH EXCELLENCE INTEGRITY SERVICE INNOVATION look for the 9-digit product code located
Clergy stoles and the altar cloth bear through the despair.” I like to say it
below the “guaranteed fresh” statement
Now enrolling for Fall 2011 witness. Purple represents penitence, like this: The Good News is only good
on the front of chip bags, or the first 9
Call (214) 941-9727 for more information. digits of the 13-digit code located on the
mourning and suffering. On Ash news after we come to grips with the
Schedule an entrance test appointment or a campus tour today! Wednesday we recall our own bad news. The bad news is that we are
Visit our website at www.tsca.org bottom of jarred dips and salsas (each a “Code”). TSCA was
just presented a $10,000 prize for being a winner in 2010! mortality; our own frail humanity; our sinners. The Good News is that our
Jim Bayless chosen Oak Cliff’s best
private school teacher Ash FILL IN THE BLANK
The Oak Cliff People Newspaper has grown

Wednesday ST. PATRICK’S PRAYER


to become a great source of news for our
Church neighborhood and the community that
surrounds us. The local newspaper, published I arise today
by the people that bring us ‘D’ Magazine, re-
cently conducted a reader survey—The
Peoples Choice Awards–and asked their cus-
tomers to contact them with their favorites in
Service Through God’s _______________ to pilot me;
God’s _______________ to uphold me,
Oak Cliff. God’s _______________ to guide me,
Our very own Jim Bayless was chosen Oak
Cliff’s Best Private School Teacher! Most ev-
eryone who knows Jim Bayless knows of his
March 9 God’s ________________ to look before me,
God’s _______________ to hear me,
love of the Lord and his gift for teaching. We 7 pm
are all thrilled to know the he is now being God’s _______________ to speak for me,
Sanctuary
recognized within our community for doing
what he does best.
Mr. Bayless has taught Algebra, Geometry,
Children’s God’s _______________ to guard me,
God’s _______________ to lie before me,
Physics, and AP Calculus at Tyler Street Chris-
tian Academy for many years. His dedication
to the students is evident with the success he
Corner God’s _______________ to protect me,
has had leading his students to learn and love
God’s _______________ to save me.

Summer events
Math. Congratulations Jim for a job well done!
Fat Tuesday The only thing
March 8 better than
6 - 7 pm pancakes for schedule... EAR SHIELD
Be part of the festivities... Anderson dinner is 1. Children’s Soccer EYE STRENGTH
Hall FREE pancakes Camp--June 13-17
March 5th- Dash for the Beads 5k Water Station — 8 am
for dinner!! 2. Vacation Bible
HAND WAY
School--July 18-22
March 6th- Mardi Gras Parade Float — 4 pm
HOSTS WISDOM
(Both in the Bishop Arts District) Join us!!
MIGHT WORD
March 8th- Free Fat Tuesday
Pancake Dinner at Tyler Street UMC — 6 pm

It’s that time of


MARDI GRAS OAK CLIFF
...because outreach is fun.
the year! Remem-
ber to set your Parents’
clocks ahead one
hour on Saturday, Night Out
March 12

Parents’ Night Out, Friday, March


Zap malaria with 3 on 3 18, 5 - 9 pm, for kids ages 0-12
years, $5 per child. Want to go on a date?
basketball Need to do some shopping? Or do you just want a
night off to watch what you want on TV? Then
March Madness is coming to Tyler St. UMC. On March 26th at 10 am, we Parents’ Night Out is for you! We encourage
will host a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for high school students. Youth early registration, but drop-ins are welcome.
from all over Dallas will come to Tyler Street to participate. All proceeds Have you hidden God’s Word in your Contact Jamie Nelson at 214-946-8106,
for the tournament will benefit “Imagine No Malaria.” We hope to have at heart? Test your Bible knowledge jamienelson@tsumc.org to RSVP or to volunteer
least 100 youth resulting in at least 100 lives saved from malaria. You can every fourth Sunday during to help. You may also register online at
be a part of welcoming these young athletes to TSUMC and Oak Cliff. Children’s Church at the Bible Bowl! www.tsumc.org.
Many volunteers are needed. To volunteer, contact Kathy Bennett at 214-
793-6352 or email spike.Kathy@earthlink.net.

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New online giving program offered on the church website Centennial 2012
We are pleased to announce that we are Church Benefits
now offering an additional option for giving l No check processing fees “Honoring the past...embracing the future” Join us for worship in Anderson Hall.
to our church. A new Online Giving program l Increases regular, consistent giving
will be available for church members who l More accurate budget forecasting Ninety nine and counting! Sunday evenings through March 13, 7 pm,
would like to give their regular tithes, l Provides electronic donation summary for On January 29, 2011, Tyler Street UMC was 99 we will have an interactive worship experi-
offerings, and gifts to our church online. tax purposes years old! Much of this year will be spent in ence in Anderson Hall.
The Online Giving Program offers you well as your family. Some of the benefits l Reaches a wider demographic of givers preparation for the big 100th celebration. Mark
the opportunity to make automatic financial include: l Accommodates special designated funds your calendars now for Sunday, January 29, 2012,
contributions from your bank account to our and ministries when we will host a church-wide birthday celebra-
church. Online Giving provides many Member Benefits l Eliminates church staff’s concerns tion.
advantages. l No need to write checks regarding security of sensitive data As part of our Centennial observance, we will
Our congregation has been blessed in so l Option to remain anonymous l Allows staff to focus on ministries and be compiling a “Memory Book” consisting of
many ways. Tithes and offerings are l Financial planning allows you to align your activities rather than envelopes and collected remembrances and inspirational stories.
obviously very important for the paychecks with your giving schedule contribution recording You are invited to submit a favorite memory or story--funny, sad, inspirational or all three--
continuation of our ministry and we l Allows you to give even when you are to be included in this very special publication. Our goal is to have the books available by
appreciate the generous support we have out of town Please understand that Online Giving is December, 2011. We will be accepting submissions now through September 1. Please
received from church members. As l Tithe and offering amounts can be easily not intended to replace the traditional act of forward to the church office to the attention of “Church Historians.” We look forward to
Christians, we recognize that all that we adjusted giving during services, rather it is meant to sharing your special Tyler Street memories!
have, and all that we are, are gifts from God. l Continue to use offering envelopes in enhance it. You may continue to receive
We are called to be His stewards of all of offering envelopes if you wish. Please The Tyler Street Historians are in the process of collecting memorabilia, scrapbooks and
conjunction with Online Giving
these gifts, investing them wisely and prayerfully consider Online Giving. Visit our photos in preparation for the 2012 celebration of Tyler Street’s 100th year. Remember that
l No need to share confidential credit card
generously for the sake of His Kingdom. church website at www.tsumc.org to learn “memorabilia” is a broad term and can include not just Tyler Street news items, but Oak
and bank account information with
As for the Online Giving program itself, more about this program or to sign up. Cliff and Dallas articles that might focus on the church or our members. Over the course of
church staff; enter it directly into the
there are many benefits for our church as 100 years we have had many newsmakers in our ranks. Please forward any information you
Online Giving secure site
would like to share to the attention of “Church Historians” care of the church office. Please
label all info clearly and if you desire to have it returned, please indicate so along with your
Rent a Youth is BACK !!! The youth are contact information. Thanks for helping with such an exciting celebration!
working to pay for their mission trip this
summer to St. Louis. They have a wide Help us shower the bride-to-be with love. In preparation for the Centennial Celebration, the historians are collecting
variety of skills and muscle. Do you need Come and celebrate
yard work, something painted, baby- Trisha Cunningham
items for some very special displays and need your help. We would love to
sitting, homemade cookies baked or At a bridal shower on have any wedding invitations for ceremonies at Tyler Street (church, chapel or
tutoring? We have youth who can help you Sunday, March 6th parlor) as well as programs for memorial or funeral services. Please send to
and you can help them. To arrange for help 2-3:30 pm in the Sanctuary Parlor the church or give to Carla Boss, Mary Margaret Roberson or Vivian Skinner.
call Andy Bruner at 469-463-7656 or email Tricia is registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Crate & Barrel Thanks so much!
at brunerfam@gmail.com.
Hostesses: ladies of the Challenge Class
No Sunday
Our Church Family School
t A Men’s Bible Study will meet every Class news
In memory of Lois Fansler given by In memory of Warren K. Hoffmeister given
Father Daughter
Wednesday morning at 6:00 am in the Myron Fansler. by Jean Hoffmeister. this month
Conference Room. All men are welcome. In memory of Dene Fite given by Alice
Hargis.
In memory of Louise McKnight given by
Dub and Alma Sutton, Carol Bilz, Mark and
Summit We are very sorry,
t Our love and sympathy go to... In memory of Melvin Griffin given by Christina Bowling. but because there was
Friends and family of Ed Brown. Gary and Phyllis Vermillion. In memory of Jimmy and Pat Pennington no February newsletter
In memory of Mary Lu Higgins given by given by Dal and Lawana Burrous. and we have an
t Thank you for your investment in the Sam and Becky Higgins, Dub and Pam In memory of Jimmy Pennington given by abundance of news
ministries of Tyler Street. Financial Update King, Penny Higgins, Clifton Morris, Carl and Mary Schoonover. this month, the “Blest
thru February 28, 2011: Clarence and Jean Spangler, Glen and In memory of Mozell Skinner given by Gary Father/Daughter Summit, April 30.
Be the Tie that Binds”
Jan-Feb Budgeted Receipts $128,333 Brenda Whitley, James H. Lewis family, Bill and Phyllis Vermillion. Cost of registration is normally $25
for early birds and $100 at the door,
class news article will
Jan-Feb Actual Receipts $115,990 or 91% and Linda Huddleston, Wedding Ring Class, In memory of Russell Trimble given by
but we will pay for any father/ not be included for
Jan-Feb receipts under budget Linda and Vince Caminiti, Joe and LaVerne Terry and Karen Egger.
$12,343 or 9% Vogel, Robert and Glenda Mahoney, Mary daughter pair that wants to go. March. Your Sunday
Joyce Schoening, Olene Taylor, Sara and In honor of Harold Bannick and Mary Contact Josh Thompson at 214-663- School Class is
MEMORIALS Buddy Dike, Evelyn Reese, JoAnn Anne Montgomery given by the Anniversary 6102. Age for daughters is 11 years to important so please be
In memory of Shirley Allen given by Schroeder, Steve Patman, Susan Winn, D. G. Class. adult. sure to share what’s
Phyllis and Gary Vermillion. Steer. going on in your class.

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Go out in service in Oak Cliff and beyond
Update from Aaron and Megan Fenderson, serving with Campus Crusade for
Christ at the University of Arkansas
Dear Tyler Street family, Five other freshmen, Britton, Steven,
It’s been an exciting start to ministry in Will, Nikki and Christy, have started
Fayetteville this January! On the first night meeting weekly to pray. Christy invited the
of CRU, our weekly meeting, over 400 group through this blog post: “I’ve got this
students heard stories of how God has filled feeling in my gut that something big is
the history of world missions with going on right now. Ever since CRU last
courageous college students, such as the night I’ve had this overwhelming feeling of
Haystack Prayer Revival and the Cambridge excitement, of purpose. I just can’t nail Faith and Promise. Do the two concepts go together? Absolutely. The Scriptures describe
Seven. Students were challenged to sign a down what it is. It feels like (to use a Samantha (left) and Megan Fenderson how one works with the other. (Rom. 4:13-20, Gal. 3:11-29, Heb 4:1-2, Heb. 1:8-11.)
card that said “I want to be used by God at cheesy church word) revival...I think we When we make a promise by faith to support the mission outreach of our church, it is
the University of Arkansas.” should all get together and pray. Maybe between you and the Lord. The church doesn’t keep a record of it and no one will ask if you
Maxine Peterson (right) presents an have fulfilled your promise.
The next day, a freshman named Joanie once a week, maybe more, I don’t know.
employee of Homeward Bound with This is a promise, by faith, of giving to missions beyond your regular church tithe and
sent Megan this text: “Today I took a little Just an hour where we pray for each other,
plenty of toiletries from the commitment, doing so as the Lord provides.
bit to get my stuff together so I was the last for our friends, for our futures, for the
Anniversary Class Pray and see how God prompts you to respond. Then take a step of faith and record your
to leave class along with this international school, for CRU, for change, revival,
student. And I feel like the Lord planned it guidance, or whatever is on our minds.” faith promise. You will be helping others hear the Good News of Jesus, and you will be
because I added her on Facebook, and I’m Thank you for your prayers, and please blessed.
going to see if she wants to get together keep praying for our ministry! We are Keep this in your Bible as a reminder of your faith promise.
sometime. I’m for sure going to ask her excited to partner with you -- and we miss
story and tell her about Christ!” you terribly!! You may want to express your faith promise in one of these ways:
Women’s Leadership Retreat

66 cans 96 cans
q By faith, I am planning to give $_______ weekly to the mission outreach of Tyler St UMC
Community Service Outreach Report for 2010 For Souper Bowl Sunday, we collected q By faith, I am planning to give $_______ monthly to the mission outreach of Tyler St
96 cans of soup for the Greenbay Pack- UMC
The outreach of sharing from our congregation with those in need was most appreciated in 2010 including Christmas. We appreciate your ers and 66 cans of soup for the Pitts-
prayers and hours of volunteering and generous giving through our church budget and designated gifts to our outreach. The Lord bless you. burgh Steelers which was given to the q By faith, I am planning to give $_______yearly to the mission outreach of Tyler St UMC
Goslin Opportunity Center at Cliff
Regular yearly distribution Assistance with food * Christmas Baskets Temple Baptist Church. Thanks to ev- “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” --Hebrews 11:6
Clients in 2010 1,640 Total pounds 14,259 No. of boxes 127 eryone who made donations!
No. in families 5,045 No. of families ** 870
No. in family 2,058 Note:
Assistance with clothes Sack lunches 224 * includes Christmas Baskets
Total pieces 41,490 ** Some of the clients were assisted multiple
No. of families ** 2,850 Special project times throughout the year
No. in family 10,094 School supplies 504

Other help given besides food and clothing includes toiletries, shoes, sheets, coats, bus Free
passes, pampers, Christian tracts, Bibles, children’s books, help with gas, rentals, utilities,
mov
medicine, prayers.
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Christmas Basket 2010 pr
Basket eparations
preparations

Saturday, March 12th


4 pm in Anderson Hall

All ages invited! Free movie,


popcorn and lemonade. Bring your
family and friends!

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