• A Comedy Dinner Theater Experience

    A Comedy Dinner Theater Experience

    To raise funds for Military Ministry,

    Saturday, Sept. 7 at 6 PM or Sunday, Sept. 8 at 5 PM

    Tickets are on sale this Sunday, or call (210) 772-3345 to make reservations for “Stealing Home”—burglars, funeral homes and family.  Rehearsals take place Sundays at 2 PM and if you are interested in helping with the production, with cooking, or serving, please talk to director Connie Norton.  Remember that all the funds raised will help our active and retired military through Bible studies, Bible resources, Christian marriage counseling and retreats, and PTSD recovery through CRU Military Ministry.  Show you care and help promote this comedy dinner theater.

  • Pastor's Column

    Pastor's Column

            I need VBS.  Not all the work, but the yearly reminder that “God is Bigger than the Boogie Man,” as the VeggieTales song goes.  Heading into Vacation Bible School I am usually overwhelmed with worry: “How can I get enough volunteers?”  “Have I forgotten anything?” “Will the air conditioning break down?”  Then once again God does His thing and it all works out. 

    Often our tasks and our problems seem overwhelming, as big as all of Texas.  But the good news is God is a lot bigger than Texas.  Linda and I saw this t-shirt pictured here in a shop window on our Alaskan trip and we got a good laugh.  I picture God looking down on our worries and our problems and saying “Aren’t they cute?”  Not belittling them, or us, but simply reflecting His truth: Nothing is impossible with God, and this life is just the beginning.

    I need VBS.  I wish I was so strong I didn’t need the yearly reminder, but we live in a fallen world and troubles and worries abound.  Thank you Lord that you’re bigger than the boogie man, and thank you for the yearly reminder.

    Grace and peace,


  • Highway Clean-Up

    Highway Clean-Up

    It has now been seven years since our church adopted highway 463, starting from the Lytle water tower and heading out beyond Lake Shore Estates.   Our next pick-up day, will be Saturday, August 24.  Meet at the church at 7:30 AM for breakfast tacos.  We will be done by 9:30 AM.  Thank you to all our volunteers.

  • Emmaus News: Upcoming Woman’s Walk!

    Emmaus News: Upcoming Woman’s Walk!

    The women's walk is just 2 months away, at Mt Wesley, October 24-27.  Michelle Keith is the lay director, and several women from our church are on the team.  This would be a great walk to attend as a pilgrim, so talk to the pastor or someone else who has already gone and get your application submitted.  If you would like more information about Emmaus, a very special Christian retreat, call the church office, pick-up a brochure in the church entranceway, or see the Emmaus bulletin board.

  • Methodist Food Pantry Ministry

    Methodist Food Pantry Ministry

    Our workers have been terrific, but we can always use more.  Just come at 2:30 PM to help sack the groceries or at 5:30 PM to help prepare for the 6 to 7 PM rush on the first and third Mondays in August (August 5 and 19).  We could also use help picking up the food from the San Antonio Food Bank.  Talk to Billy Stewart or Kyle Jackson if you are available during the day on Mondays.  We will again be handing out canned goods, as well as frozen meats and fresh fruits and vegetables, to over 80 families.  Thank you for supporting the Methodist Food Pantry.

  • Ephesians: God’s Master Plan 

    Ephesians: God’s Master Plan 

    Sunday morning worship during the summer has been focusing on an expository sermon series on the book of Ephesians, which details God’s master plan for bringing light into the darkness of the world.  Except for breaks to celebrate our MAD and VBS programs, each Sunday we have marched through the book of Ephesians: from Ephesians 1:1 on June 2, to the command to “Put on the Full Armor of God” in Ephesians 6 at the end of August.  Come and join us.

  • Free Music, Art & Drama Camp (MAD), June 24-28

    Free Music, Art & Drama Camp (MAD), June 24-28

    Our Free M.A.D. summer children's program (Music, Art and Drama) will take place June 24-28, Monday through Friday, from 9 AM until noon. The focus will be the preparation of a wonderful musical called "Danny and the Shacks,” which will be performed Friday night at 7 PM.  Come along on this Biblically-inspired, Won’t-Bend-Won’t-Bow-Won’t-Burn Babylonian epic, recounting the adventures of Daniel and his bandmates, "The Shacks" (better known to you Bible scholars out there as Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego!). Through it all, the powerful truth of God’s Word and the importance of being obedient and faithful to His teaching comes through loud and clear in a storyline so fantastic and faith-affirming, it could only come from the Word of God.  Call (830) 772-3345 today for more information or to sign up your children, or simply show up Monday morning, June 28.

  • Free VBS 2019, July 15-19

    Free VBS 2019, July 15-19

    Get ready for an African adventure that engages the whole herd! Life is sometimes wild, but God is always good! This Free Vacation Bible School experience (VBS) will take place at the Lytle United Methodist Church July 15-19, Monday through Friday, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.  A free snack meal is included.  In this VBS kids discover a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Call (830) 772-3345 for more information or to sign up your children or simply show up on July 15.

  • Easter Week Events

    Easter Week Events

    Holy Thursday, April 18, Free Catered meal – 6:30 PM, Service at 7 PM – Come and be part of this powerful time as we remember when the “Lamb of God” gave up his life that we might be forgiven and freed of our sin.

    Saturday Contemporary Service, April 20 (6 PM) – Come and celebrate the resurrection with a simple service of contemporary Easter praise music, a message and communion.

    Sunday Sunrise Service, April 21 (7 AM) – The Easter sunrise service will again be held on the front lawn of our church, and will include a short sermon by the pastor and Holy Communion.  It will be a quiet contemplative service to begin the Easter celebration.

    Sunday Easter Service , April 21 (9 AM) - Christ is Risen!  This service will feature communion and beautiful music, including beloved Easter hymns sung as we transform the cross of Good Friday into the flower covered cross of Easter, and powerful choir anthems.  After the service we will be serving coffee and donuts.  Come, be part of the most special day of the Christian year, and experience God’s love.

    Easter Morning Egg Hunt - Our traditional Easter egg hunt will again be held during the Sunday school time, Easter morning, beginning around 10:15 AM.  To give our celebration the South Texas twist, we will also have piñatas for the children.