Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Lay Speaker David Stanton Preaches Repentance & Second Chances

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Certified Lay Speaker David Stanton Concludes Lenten Homily Series With Sermon on Repentance And Second Chances

David's homily/sermon was based on one of the Parables of Jesus, from the Gospel of Luke, as have been all of this year's Lenten homilies. Today's Parable (below) was from Luke 13:6-9: Then He told this parable: "A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any.

"So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, 'For three years now I've been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven't found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?' "'Sir,' the man replied, 'leave it alone for one more year, and I'll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.'" ---New International Version.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Easter Pie Sale Annual Fundraiser For Tinney Chapel

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Easter Pie Sale At Ganny's Pie Shop @ 108 W. Elm
In Winnsboro To Benefit Tinney Chapel UMC Church:
Place Order By Phone Or In Person

The congregation of Tinney Chapel United Methodist Church invites the public to a special two-day Easter pie sale, sponsored by Ganny’s Pie Shop, 108 W. Elm St., owned and operated by Georgia Goggans, in beautiful downtown Winnsboro.

“Ganny’s Pie Shop Easter Pie Sale will benefit Tinney Chapel Church for in-shop customers on two days, Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.,” says Georgia, who is donating a portion of proceeds from all Easter pie sales to Tinney Chapel ministries.

Georgia describes her product for sale during this Easter Season as old-fashion homemade whole pies, 9” deep-dish, in all of her top flavors, including pecan, fudge pecan, buttermilk, coconut buttermilk, almond joy, apple, peach, apricot, chocolate, coconut, lemon and banana. See Georgia for more details.

Georgia suggests ordering early by phone, as all pre-orders received by April 21 will be filled first and also benefit Tinney Chapel, or you may shop in person on April 22 and April 23 at Ganny’s Pie Shop, now located right here in Winnsboro.

Call Georgia at 903-243-0992.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Stories From Certified Lay Speaker Roger Schneider @ Tinney Chapel Lenten Worship

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The Lost Coin and the Lost Son preached today
by Certified Lay Speaker Roger Schneider

Luke 15:8-32 (New International Version, ©2011)

The Parable of the Lost Coin

8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins[a] and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

The Parable of the Lost Son

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”


1. Luke 15:8 Greek ten drachmas, each worth about a day’s wages

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Wednesday, April 06, 2011


"Thank God," Luke 18:9-14, preached at Tinney Chapel Lent Service by Certified Lay Speaker David Stanton

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"Thank God!" Preached by Lay Speaker David Stanton
@ Tinney Chapel UMC Lenten Service today

Luke 18:9-14 (The Message Translation)

The Story of the Tax Man and the Pharisee

9-12He told his next story to some who were complacently pleased with themselves over their moral performance and looked down their noses at the common people: "Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax man. The Pharisee posed and prayed like this: 'Oh, God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, crooks, adulterers, or, heaven forbid, like this tax man. I fast twice a week and tithe on all my income.'

13"Meanwhile the tax man, slumped in the shadows, his face in his hands, not daring to look up, said, 'God, give mercy. Forgive me, a sinner.'"

14Jesus commented, "This tax man, not the other, went home made right with God. If you walk around with your nose in the air, you're going to end up flat on your face, but if you're content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself."

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Lenten Prayer by Peggy Boyd & hymns to accompany homily of Luke 18:9-14 by David Stanton

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Lenten Prayer By Peggy Boyd
and hymns led by Angela Wylie
and Molly Mathis preface homily
on Luke 18:9-14 by David Stanton

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