Christian Worship and Service are important to who we are.
Sundays with us at Lakeway
8:30 am worship with communion (most Sundays)
9:45 am Sunday School learning and fellowship for all ages
11:00 am worship with communion on the first Sunday of each month
Be faithful to God, follow Christ, worship and serve.
Regular office hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (4:00 Thursdays).
Sorry if we are closed when you come by. Call for an appointment, if necessary. 903-786-2138
Wednesdays at Lakeway
6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Choir practice, Children's program, Youth, Adult Studies, Fellowship Opportunities
We serve the Lord by supporting the church our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness.
United Methodist Women meet monthly.
Other activities and events are as scheduled. Call the church office at 903-786-2138.
Our sources of faith understanding are scripture, tradition, reason, and experience with scripture being our standard. This is not a thoughtless reading of scripture, but one in which we seek to "hear" God speak to our lives. This is not an uncritical acceptance of tradition, but one in which we confess the history of the Church has not always been led by the Holy Spirit. This is not a worship of human reason-- science, technology, philosophy, and human progress -- but one in which we confess our need for moral and spiritual guidance in the grace of God. And this is not an arbitrary acceptance of experience, but one in which we discover meaning through worship, prayer, Christian fellowship, devotion, giving, and service.
The Methodist General Rules are these:
Do no harm;
Attend upon the ordinances of God (intentionally practice loving God).
As of July 1, 2016 Rev. Dyan Dietz will be Pastor at Lakeway United Methodist Church. Welcome her into the Church and the Pottsboro-Texoma Community.
Remember: Love God and love the neighbor God gives you to love.
How do you welcome a new pastor?
The same way you would welcome an honored guest in your home. A new pastor will not need to hear your complaints, but will need your help in learning to navigate through the many wonderful ministries and local mission work you are involved in. A new pastor will need a list of urgent items needing consideration, but that does not mean complaints; it means a list of homebound members and guests, a list of meetings and programs, a list of traditions and hopes for the coming year, a list of contacts in the community so that your new pastor can become quickly involved in the community, and a list of those things that you will help support and make possible in the best ways possible.
A new pastor will need to know you will support him or her in ministry and how you will invest time and other resources to support a growing vision of faithfulness in Christ.
Some prayers for your use
From John Wesley’s Covenant Service
(with language updated)
I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will,
rank me with whom you will.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed by you or laid aside for you,
exalted for you or brought low by you.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you are mine, and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.
The prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen.
A Prayer of Confession
Lord, forgive us for we’ve had opportunities to love and we did not love. We had time to listen but we were talking;
time to be quiet but we were busy;
time to forgive but we were angry;
time to understand but we criticized;
time to serve but we tried to be in charge;
time to lead but we hesitated;
time to pray and we were distracted;
time to worship but our hearts were somewhere else.
Forgive us for these and the many sins that keep us from your perfect presence. Amen.
The Irish Blessing
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
A Traditional Table Blessing
God is good. God is great. Let us thank him for our food. By God's hand we must be fed, Give us Lord, our daily bread. Amen.
A Prayer of Saint Patrick
May the Strength of God pilot us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Host of God guard us.
Against the snares of the evil ones.
Against temptations of the world
May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!
May Thy Salvation, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and evermore. Amen.
A Breathing Prayer
Lord, let the breath I breathe in be the Spirit, the Breath, the Wind of Life. Let the breath I breathe out be that which should not be within me. Let me breathe in faith, hope, and love. Let me breathe out bitterness, anger, fear, and self centeredness. Let me breathe in joy and peace. Let me breathe out that which tempts me to be less than you have made me to be. In Christ I pray. Amen.
15015 TX 289
P.O. Box 240
Pottsboro, Texas 75076
Lakeway is part of a strong Pottsboro Ministerial Alliance in the Hagerman-Pottsboro-Texoma community. Together, the six member churches and their neighbors provide food for the Resale Barn food pantry and Visions of Sugar Plums (school children food assistance program), worship together at an Easter sunrise service, organize teams and do community building at Great Days of Service, organize and provide a Family Festival back-to-school event, join together for a Community Thanksgiving Service, and pray and support each other throughout the year.
15015 TX 289 North P.O. Box 240, Pottsboro, Texas | Church Office Phone: 903-786-2138
Resale Barn 903-786-4331