Thursday, July 29, 2010

Exploring the Kingdom of God Sermon Series!

Throughout the summer we will be exploring the Kingdom of God during worship through the many "Kingdom" parables of Jesus. We will be looking at why and how Jesus used parables in teaching about the Kingdom. We will also be including a time of hymn singing from a new "Praise and Worship" song book.

Here are a few of the upcoming texts for your personal study and devotional life:

July 18 - Mark 1:9-15, Luke 4:42-43, Matthew 6:33; 7:7-8

July 25 - Mark 4:26-29, Matthew 13:1-23

August 1 - Matthew 13:24-43

August 8 - Matthew 13:44-58

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sturgeon Congregation July 4, 2010

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Riggs Congregation July 4, 2010

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New Beginnings July 4, 2010

We had a great beginning worship on July 4, 2010 at the Sturgeon and Riggs United Methodist Churches. We reflected on the ways in which God has worked and continues to work through key "beginning" moments: creation, speaking through the prophets, the incarnation of Jesus, the beginning of a new ministry. In each of these moments God is working to bring light into darkness and order into chaos revealing God's saving and loving relationship with all creation. Following Holy Communion each member lit a prayer candle and then passed the candle lighter to another as a reminder of how we share the light of Christ with each other and with the world.