Pastor’s Desk: St. John UMC is “Launching into the Deep”
From the Pastor’s Desk: A church I had the pleasure of worshiping and sharing some missions with many years ago, so glad to see it “Launching into the Deep.”
Farewell from Pastor Emily
Beloved, today is my final day serving as your pastor. Effective tomorrow, Pastor Dane will be your pastor and I will begin serving Galesville UMC. This means I will not be returning for worship, pastoral care, visits, funerals, weddings, baptisms, or other events unless invited by your current pastor. LUMC will forever be in my heart as my first appointment and the…
Light the Christ Candle
First, we re-light the candles of hope, peace, joy and love.Today, we light the Christ candle, representing Jesus, the light of the World!! The light of God-With-Us brings respite, provides comfort and fills us with hope, peace, joy and love. Chris is Born!! Alleluia!
Lighting the Candle of LOVE
Today we relight the candles of hope, peace and joy. remembering how God has spoken to us and made a difference in our lives. This week, we come to the candle of love. The flame reminds us that love is our greatest commandment. Love illuminates hatred and fills a compassionate heart.
Light the Candle of JOY
Today we relight the candles of hope and peace remembering how God has spoken to us and made a difference in our lives. Now we come to the candle of JOY, despite all of the celebrations, hugs and moments we have missed for God’s joy ignites embers under loss and sorrow and brings the light of steadfast love.
Light the candle of PEACE
Today we relight the candle of hope, remembering how God has spoken to us and made a difference in our lives.Now we light the candle of PEACE in spite of anger, violence, social unrest, depression, additions and pandemic conditions. God’s peace illuminates the possibility of healing and joy.
The first Sunday of Advent: HOPE!
The first Sunday of Advent: HOPE! Today the flame of this candle reminds us of the true HOPE that came to this world when God chose to be with us and Jesus was born. This light of God-With-Us shines and brightens the shadows of the world.
John Wesley goes to Georgia
We are continuing to explore the story of John Wesley and early Methodism. We learn about Methodist history not to relive the past, but to learn from it. The Holy Spirit moved powerfully through America and England in the time of the Wesleys, and we are wise to glean all we can from our vibrant history and tradition. To catch up on the series, check out Part 1 and Part 2.…
Who is your Pastor?
I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself. That sounds like a rather silly thing to do, seeing as I’ve been the pastor at Lansdowne UMC for over a year and a half, doesn’t it? Still, as I recently passed a significant milestone in my journey toward ordination as an Elder in the United Methodist Church, I’ve had lots of opportunities lately to…
Dirty Glory: “Book of the Year”