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  • Volume 39.04 February 17, 2017

    Oak Hill United Methodist Church Where everyone is a minister

    7815 Highway 290 W. Austin, Texas 78736 512-288-3836 Pastors Jim Roberts, Pam Sheffield & Katy Fitzgold

    Feb. 22 Speaker: Wally Vog March 1: No ReCharge (Ash Wednesday service)

    Sunday, February 19 8:45 & 11:15 a.m. Worship Services

    Pastor Jim Roberts “You, God, and Everyone Else”

    Leviticus 19:9-18

    10 a.m. “Pathways” Service Pastor Katy Fitzgold

    “Cheeky Jesus” Matthew 5:38-48

    Lay-Led Worship & Communion - 6:15 p.m. 10 a.m. “Pathways” Service

    Pastor Katy Fitzgold “Is Jesus a Shape-shifter?”

    Exodus 24:12-18

    Sunday, February 26 8:45 & 11:15 a.m. Worship Services

    Pastor Jim Roberts “Fire on the Mountain”

    Exodus 24:12-18

    Shrove Tuesday Our Shrove Tuesday pancake supper is Tuesday evening, Feb. 28. Pancakes will be served from 6:30-8 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, and there will be crafts for the kids in the Children’s Building from 5:45-6:20 p.m.

    Ash Wednesday March 1 is Ash Wednesday, and the imposition of ashes is available at 7 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m. The evening service includes Holy Communion. Join us beforehand for a beans and rice dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. NOTE: No regular ReCharge service.

    Lenten Bible Study “Plenty Good Room: A Lenten Bible Study Based on African American Spirituals” begins Sunday, March 5. It will run for six weeks on Sundays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room A206. Sign up on Sunday mornings in the Narthex, or contact Pastor Katy at

    Lenten activities include pancake supper, Ash Wednesday, Bible study

    W O R S H I P S E R V I C E S

  • Children & Youth News Youth:

    • CROP Walk is Feb. 26 (no regular youth fellowship that evening).

    • Youth will serve pancakes at the Shrove Tuesday pancake supper Feb. 28.


    Vacation Bible School registration opens March 1.

    Pick up a hammer and join Community Ministries for a trip to Louisiana Got plans for Spring Break? How about God Plans? Community Ministries is picking up and headed east to Louisiana over Spring Break (March 13-17) to assist in the ongoing recovery after fall floods devastated the area in and near Baton Rouge. If you have skills at demolition or rebuilding, if you can swing a hammer or pick up trash, if you can oversee an entire project or see yourself as a will- ing helper, God may be calling you to join us. We will leave OHUMC early Monday morning

    (March 13) and pull back into the church lot sometime late Friday (March 17). In the mean- time, we will find lodging in an area Methodist church; find hospitality among the residents of this beautiful community; and find God in the eyes of those we serve, those we meet, and those on our team.

    Interested? Contact Wally Vog or Vicki Matustik in Fellowship Hall between services on Sunday to learn more.

    Our Facility Administrator resigned and we have begun the process of finding a replacement. If you have a suggestion for a candidate, contact Diana Goodloe,, Staff-Parish Relations Committee chairperson, who will be leading the selection process. The job description is found on our website at In the meantime, if you notice a maintenance need, contact Kathy Williamson, office manager, or one of the trustees.

    The list of this year’s Board of Trustees and their oversight assignments is as follows:

    • Mike Nipper – chairman, policies, FA search committee

    • Bob DeJong – vice chairman, budget

    • Jeramy Heintz – secretary, contracts, legal

    • Cathy Herzog – office and electronic equipment

    • Josephine Jarrell – security, safety, medical, ADA, Red Cross shelter

    • Claudette Musgrave – janitorial, kitchen, storage

    • Laura Sherman – building interiors, signage, architecture

    • Josh Torres – buildings, utilities

    • Wally Vog – grounds, parking lots, tools, vehicles

    Applications now accepted for Facilities Administrator position Trustees’ Corner

  • Our Prayers

    February 5

    2017 Gen. Fund: $25,808

    CROP Walk: $431

    Children’s Bldg: $100

    Endowment Fund: $25

    Our Gifts

    Our Presence

    February 5

    Sunday School: 202

    ReCharge: 26

    8:45: 149

    10:00: 60

    11:15: 245

    Legacy Oaks/Affinity: 39

    Total in Worship: 519

    Barbara Challis Alice Goodwin (Greg Goodwin’s mother) Family and friends of Holly Hamon (Kathy and Keith Hamon’s daughter) David Hartsell Nancy Keiser Meryl Kettler Debbie Bain McCray and family (on the death of Debbie’s mother) Diana Nelson Lindsey Rairden (Lynn Sampsell’s niece) Karen Stripling Violet Wilson (Beth Kells’ mother-in-law)

    UMW Book Club to discuss “Love Casts Out Fear” Feb. 23

    February 12

    Sunday School: 212

    ReCharge: 24

    8:45: 176

    10:00: 72

    11:15: 236

    Legacy Oaks/Affinity: 42

    Total in Worship: 550

    February 12

    2017 General Fund: $17,116

    Children’s Bldg Fund: $130

    Our February UMW Book Club selection is “Love Casts Out Fear: A Jihad Survivor’s Journey from Revenge to Redemption” by Brother Nathan with David Culross. The author tells his personal story of life as a Christian in Egypt. Join us for our next meeting Thursday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. at Panera Bread on William Cannon.

    Please contact Diana Goodloe at 512-906-1931 or if you have questions.

    NEW MEMBERS: Monica Muller (left) and Dorothea Taylor joined Oak Hill UMC by reaffir- mation of faith at the 11:15 a.m. service on Feb. 5. Welcome!

    Attention, Pathways service attendees: Don’t miss the next Pathways fellowship lunch at Mandola’s Italian Restaurant at Arbor Trails. The group will get together March 12 at 12:30 p.m. See you there!

    Prime your appetite for another Pathways lunch at Mandola’s!

  • Please join the Oak Hill UMC team of walkers for the annual Austin CROP Hunger Walk, Sunday, Feb. 26, at Camp Mabry, 2200 W. 35th St.

    If you haven’t been to Camp Mabry, it’s time you made a visit. Walk the 2.4 mile route and enjoy a scenic loop through the woods and by the ponds. You can do a short walk or a long walk—whatever you are comfortable with. If you can’t walk, sup- port a walker with a generous donation. We’ll meet at 2:15 p.m. around the tent area and start our walk together. The walk starts at 2:30 p.m.

    Non-walker donations can be put in the offering plate marked “Crop Walk.” Checks should be made out to “Austin Crop Walk.”

    Please visit the Crop Walk table in the Narthex, sign up, and donate to help end hunger one step at a time.

    Walk to end hunger! Participate in the annual CROP Walk Feb. 26

    On Feb. 13, 1983, the first building (now our Fellowship Hall) at Oak Hill UMC was conse- crated. Pictured: Rev. John Flowers, Rev. David Evans, ?, Bishop Ernest Dixon, ?, and Rev. Carl Rolfs? Please contact if you can name others in the photograph.

    Bacon! Biscuits! UMM Family Breakfast

    Saturday, Feb. 25

    On Jan. 15, Wayne Mathews was commissioned as a new Stephen Minister, and on Feb. 12 Nancy Goodhue was commissioned as a new Stephen Leader (photo at right). Both have received train- ing—Wayne, 50 hours to equip him to minister to hurting people; and Nancy, a weeklong training to equip her in organizing, teaching, and supervising our Stephen Ministers.

    The common goal of Stephen Ministry is to bring love and care to hurting people. Join us in praying for Wayne and Nancy in their roles within Stephen Ministry.

    Stephen Ministry expands membership as two are commissioned

    Wayne Mathews Nancy Goodhue

  • Oak Hill UMC Calendar of Events For the latest calendar info:

    Saturday, February 18 IHN guests here UMW Retreat 9:30 AM Reunion Group, A102

    Sunday, February 19 UMW Retreat 8:45 AM Blended Worship Service, Sanctuary 9:00 AM B.A.S.I.C. Sunday School Class, A201 9:15 AM Legacy Oaks Worship, Legacy Oaks 10:00 AM Pathways Worship Service, Sanctuary Sunday School, Adult Ed. Bldg, Children’s Bldg, FH 11:15 AM Seven Sunday School Class, A102 Traditional Worship Service, Sanctuary 12:30 PM Youth Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room 1:00 PM Brownie Troop 1822 Meeting, Children’s Building 1:00 PM Boy Scout Leaders Meeting, Fellowship Hall 5:00 PM Youth Fellowship and Worship, Fellowship Hall 5:30 PM Financial Peace, A204 6:00 PM SPRC Meeting, A104

    Monday, February 20 Presidents Day, no preschool 10:00 AM Dorcas Quilters, A203 6:00 PM Emmaus Reunion Group, A102 6:30 PM Disciple Bible III, A201-202 6:30 PM Bell Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary and Choir Room 7:00 PM Boy Scout Troop 505 Meeting, Fellowship Hall Tuesday, February 21 6:30 PM Stephen Ministry Meeting, A203, A102 7:30 PM Mom2Mom Evening Group, Off Site

    Wednesday, February 22 8:45 AM Tai Chi Class, A101 10:00 AM UMW Bible Study, A206 4:30 PM Emmaus Reunion Group, A102 5:30 PM Emmaus Group, A204 Dinner, Fellowship Hall 6:00 PM Kingdom Kids (2nd/3rd Grade), C107 6:15 PM Kingdom Cubs, C101 Confirmation Classes, C201-202 6:15 PM Music Rehearsal, C


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