Uncategorized

Uncategorized

A Prayer for Holy Saturday

A prayer for Holy Saturday, from the Book of Common Prayer (USA, 20th Cent. Alt) Merciful and ever living God, Creator of heaven and earth, the crucified body of your Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy day. Grant that we may await with him the dawning of the third day and rise in newness of life, through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen.

United Day of Prayer – March 25, 2020

The Council of Bishops has joined in the call for a united day of prayer on March 25. May we pray for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and join together in the Lord’s Prayer at noon. Read more: https://www.unitedmethodistbishops.org/newsdetail/cob-to-join-day-of-prayer-against-covid-19-sets-virtual-meeting-13537117 Join me in prayer for our community and the world…

Pastoral Letter and Worship March 22

Grace and peace in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior! March 22, 2020 At this time, we are officially closed to in-person meetings including Sunday worship through March 30. However, given the recent CDC recommendations, I suspect that this time apart will be for a more extended time. I want us to be prepared no matter how long this intentional physical…

Worship Opportunities for Sunday, March 15

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad! Good morning, beloved family of God! I pray this morning finds you well and ready to worship the Lord. Although we will not be meeting in our church building for Sunday worship this morning, there are a variety of ways you can worship from home. I recommend: Whittier UMC live stream at 11 am  …

John Wesley: In Pursuit of a Warmed Heart

We’ve been working through the story of John Wesley and early Methodism. This is part four in a series of articles. You can read the first three parts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. It’s worth repeating that we don’t look to history so that we can idolize it or hope to return to better times. Rather, I see our Methodist history as a way to understand what…

John Wesley and The Rise of Methodism

I am continuing to use this monthly column as an opportunity for us to look at the life of John Wesley, a prominent leader in the early Methodist movement in the 1700s in England. My hope is that you will take the time to explore how this ordinary man came to live an extraordinary life for God. In doing this, I hope that you’ll find yourself inspired to serve Christ…

John Wesley: Plucked from the fire

In these next few months, I will be using this monthly column to look at the life of John Wesley, a prominent leader in the early Methodist movement in the 1700s in England. My hope is that you will take the time to explore how this ordinary man came to live an extraordinary life for God, riding more than 250,000 miles on horseback (about 45 round-trip flights from New…

2017 Year in Review

Guest Author: Sandra Miller Hopefully everyone had a very Merry Christmas.  Remembering exactly what all of the preparation and celebration is for!  Love came down at Christmas, God in human form; vulnerable and dependent upon his mother and father for his every need!  And to think, he did all of this to be sacrificed on the cross for the sins of the world! It seems like…

Revival

Perhaps you remember a time (maybe in the not-too-distant past) when the church would have a “revival”– a series of services with a focus on preaching and evangelism. Many churches still do this. In fact, I am taking part in such an event this month at one of our sister churches in the Baltimore-Metropolitan district. There is, however, another deeper…
  • 1
  • 2