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Sunday Worship Services:

♦ Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
   - 8:15am Service
   - 9:30am Service
   - 11am Service

Music & Fine Arts: Sanctuary choir, Orchestra,
Handbell choirs, Children’s choirs, Youth choir
 Upcoming Music & Fine Arts Events Calendar
Learn more about: the Pipe Organ


Contemporary Worship in the Wesley Center
   - 9:30am Service
   - 11am Service

Servicio en Español en el Wesley Center

   - 1:30pm Servicio

♦ Baptism
♦ Funerals
♦ Weddings




Worship at a Glance

Sunday, November 23
Last Sunday after Pentecost

♦ Traditional Worship, Sanctuary
8:15, 9:30 & 11am: Rev. Harold Travis

♦ Contemporary Worship, Wesley Center
9:30 & 11:00am - Laura Campbell

♦ Servicio en Español, Wesley Center
1:45pm - Rev. Alberto Williams

Adult Sunday School Classes - 9:30 & 11am
Children’s and Youth Sunday School – 11am only
Childcare for Pre-K and under will be offered during both 9:30 and 11am worship hours

Acolytes - Traditional Worship
Sunday, November 23
Avery Williams
Haley Buschhorn
John Dickey


Family Celebration of Clear Lake UMC's 50th Anniversary - Sunday, November 23

Sunday, November 23
You are invited to a Family Celebration of Clear Lake UMC's 50th Anniversary...
All-Church 50th Anniversary Worship Celebration

6pm, Gateway Community Church, 760 Clear Lake City Blvd., Webster
Rev. Morris Matthis will be the guest speaker

Clear Lake UMC has been clearly demonstrating the love of Christ to our community since 1964.
It’s time to recognize where we’ve been and where we are going.

     Please join us as we welcome back many former pastors, youth leaders, choir directors, and organists, along with charter members, former members and old friends who have moved to other areas.
    We are uniting all of our congregations – Traditional, Contemporary, and Celebración Servicio en Español - including all of our children and youth - for a magnificent night of worship and celebration. So many people worship at Clear Lake UMC that we have no room large enough to hold us all. Our friends at the Gateway Community United Methodist Church are partnering with us to provide us with space for our service in their 1700-person worship center. We hope to have it bursting at the seams.
    The glorious, blended service will include hymns and songs in the styles of all three of our worship formats. An anthem composed specifically for this anniversary will be sung for the first time that evening by our combined choirs and contemporary band. We will also enjoy a video produced by John Hatfield highlighting significant events in our history and hear reflections from our former pastor Reverend Morris Matthis.
    Annette Johnson will have a special treat for the children during children’s time, and children will also participate in the processional of historic banners and in the children’s choir specifically gathered for this occasion. We are hoping that many children who don’t ordinarily sing in the children’s choir will want to be a part of this unique celebration. You will hear more about this soon from the music department. CHILDCARE RESERVATIONS ARE APPRECIATED! (5 years & younger)... RSVP at
    Our service will conclude as we unite together with God for Holy Communion.
    This night of worship is designed for the whole family, although there will be a nursery for babies and preschoolers at Gateway that parents may use if they so desire.
    You won‘t want to miss this special time of thanksgiving and commemoration. Mark your calendars now for Sunday, November 23, 6-7:30pm at Gateway Church, 760 Clear Lake City Blvd, Webster, TX 77598


Amahl and the Night Visitors Sunday, November 30

Abilene Christian University Opera Presents: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Sunday, November 30 at 5pm, Sanctuary

     Presented by the Abilene Christian University Opera Department, Amahl is a Christmas favorite and has the distinction of being the first opera written for television. It is a 50-minute production which has a young child as its central character. A love offering will be received at the end of the presentation.
     There are openings in the chorus (your part must be memorized) for children (grades 2-5), youth and adults. If you are interested, contact or call 832-240-4713. You will be working alongside ACU students who will also be in the chorus. Required rehearsals include Saturday morning and afternoon, November 29 as well as Sunday afternoon, November 30. Join us!


Advent Sermon Series


Poinsettias/Operation Warm for 2014 - Deadline: Friday, December 12

Deadline: Friday, December 12

It is the Advent season tradition of giving poinsettias to decorate the Sanctuary and the Wesley Center to honor a loved one! The cost is $13/plant. In addition to the poinsettias, you will also have the opportunity to provide warmth for the homeless with “Operation Warm,” also a $13 donation. You may write your dedication on the envelope that will be provided in the bulletin beginning Sunday, November 9 and place it in the offering plate or bring it by the church office. The deadline for turning in is Friday, December 12. The dedication booklet will be available on Sunday, December 21, in the bulletin. 


Celebración Servicio en Español

Domingos, 1:45pm en Wesley Center

En 16335 El Camino Real
Clear Lake United Methodist Church

Led by Rev. Alberto Williams


2015 Flower Chart - Traditional Worship

     Our new 2015 Flower Chart is now available. It is located on the bulletin board right outside the church office. 
     Reserve your special date now for altar and narthex flower arrangements for Sunday worship services. The cost is $35 for the altar and $30 for the narthex flowers. “Altar” (A) or “narthex” (N) is indicated on the chart. We can place one arrangement on the altar every Sunday (with the exception of the weeks that are indicated “narthex only”) and two arrangements in the narthex per week. It is first-come, first-served for the altar flowers. You will be sent a reminder letter before your turn comes, and you can then indicate how you want your dedication to read, and return it to the church office with your payment.
     Please indicate on the chart YOUR name and phone number, rather than the person’s name you are making the dedication to. That way, we know who to send the reminder letter to. Thank you for supporting this special ministry of our church and honoring a loved one in the process.


Monthly Hope and Healing Service - 1st Sunday/Month

Monthly Hope and Healing Service - 1st Sunday/Month

10:40am, Laffin Chapel

    We will have Hope and Healing Services in the Laffin Chapel the first Sunday of each month. Persons can come and light a candle for themselves or a loved one. They will then hear a short devotional and be invited to have persons pray with them or they can just pray on their own.
    Rev. Harold Travis will conduct the service. Come at 10:40am to receive prayers or to join others in prayer.


​Interested in Becoming a Lay Reader?

The Traditional Worship Service lay reader group is interested in adding some new readers. A lay reader is the person who leads the congregation in the responsive reading of the Psalm and who reads the Scripture. Would you like to become a reader, or would you like to consider becoming a reader? If so, please call the church office at 281-488-5110, or call Bob Merriam at 281-488-1253. He would be pleased to discuss the lay reader duties with you, in hopes that you will choose to join us.

Contemporary Worship Needs Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers to help with the Contemporary Worship Services; Set-up, Communion, Offering and Takedown. Contact Kevin Johnson for more information at 832-240-4912.

Tuesday Morning Eucharist & Devotional

9:15-9:45am - Laffin Chapel

     One of the greatest joys of the Christian life is sharing in Holy Communion. Somehow Christ's presence is mysteriously real as we share in this sacrament. You are invited to come and share communion with members of the church staff every Tuesday from 9:15-9:45am in the Laffin Chapel (the little chapel at the west end of the Narthex in the Sanctuary). In addition to communion we join together in singing hymns and receive inspiration as one of the staff offers a short devotional. 


Communion in the Chapel

Every Sunday, except the first Sunday of the month

Communion and a time of quiet reflection are offered in the Laffin Chapel from 10:40-11am. Anyone who wishes may enter the chapel, partake of Communion, and spend time in quiet meditation. Although Communion is only offered once a month during our Traditional worship services, Communion in the Chapel allows you to reflect on Christ’s sacrifice and your forgiveness any Sunday. The Contemporary worship services offer Communion every Sunday. We welcome all.


Ushers Needed in Traditional Worship

Ushers needed in all services. For more information contact Dick Burghduff 281-488-3263.


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