Scripture for Easter 2024

Matthew 28 1:10 (NIV)

28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

Building a Ramp: Hearts and Hammers

Volunteers with our Hearts and Hammers Ministry recently built a ramp.  The pictures show the progression of what is involved in completing one. If anyone is interested in volunteering for this ministry, please contact Petrie for more information.  

Scripture for Lent

Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
     and they will lift you up in their hands,
     so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”

Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” 

11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

~ Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV)

New Church Email Address!

The church has a new email address.  Please delete all old email addresses and begin using this one.

Church Conference April 23, 11:30am

Petrie Memorial will have a Church Conference on Sunday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for the purpose of voting on a motion to apply for membership in the Global Methodist Church. The Church Conference is open to everyone, but only professing members can vote.


Monday, April 3 – St. Francis of Assisi, Guthrie at 7:00 p.m.  

Guest Speaker: Rev. Kimbrough Simmons, Pastor of Guthrie Baptist Church Scripture: John 12:1-12 

Tuesday, April 4 – Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Allensville at 7:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: Rev. Don Garrett, Pastor of Elkton Church of the Nazarene Scripture: Matthew 26:14-25 

Wednesday, April 5 – Phillips Chapel C.M.E. Church, Elkton at 12:05 p.m. Guest Speaker: Rev. Greg Mathis, Pastor of Trenton Baptist Church Scripture: Luke 22:14-20 

Thursday, April 6 – Elkton Christian Church at 12:05 p.m. 

Guest Speaker: Rev. Joe Lewis, Pastor of Phillips Chapel 

Scripture: John 13:1-15 

Friday, April 7 – Petrie Memorial Methodist Church (POPs Building), Elkton at 12:05 p.m. Crosswalk around the square

Church Conference February 26, 2023

Petrie Memorial will have a Church Conference on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.  Contact the church office for more information.  

Hearts and Hammers Ministry

On this chilly January day, the volunteers with Petrie’s Hearts and Hammers ministry

completed a ramp in Elkton, KY.

Thank you to all for your continued support of this church outreach program.

If anyone would like to volunteer to help with future ramp builds, please let us know.

Abby and Lincoln recently completed acolyte training

Abby and Lincoln recently completed acolyte training.  Thank you both for your commitment.

Announcements for January 2023

The January communion offering will support Human Relations Day. This day calls United Methodists to recognize the right of all God’s children in realizing their potential as human beings in relationship with one another.

Start saving your loose change for the January Noisy Offering which will support “Thailand Now” Methodist Mission. Change will be collected on January 8. 

264 families were served through the Food Bank program in December. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped in any way. If anyone would like to donate food or money to the Food Bank program, it would be much appreciated.

If you applied for the Endowment Scholarship last summer, please provide proof of registration for your 2023 spring semester classes and your most recent transcript.  Scholarship funds for the spring semester will be issued in January.

·Thank you to everyone who adopted Christmas angels from the Todd County School system.  Petrie adopted 30 angels this year.  What a blessing to the children in our county!