|THE JOYFUL NOISE
Darkness to light!
A few weeks ago, I mentioned a statement by Tony Campolo "It's Friday, but Sunday is coming!" Well, that Sunilay is almost here ---EASTER!
I do not feel like I have to preach my best serrnon for Easter Sunilay. The best sermon has already been preached - it's Mary Magdalene's, "I have seen the Lord." (John 20:18)
John's gospel loves light and dark. Easter Sunday starts in the dark. I hope you are planning on being part of the Easter Sunrise service at the Slater Community Center. We will start the service in the dark.
As we are worshipping, the sun (SON) will rise. Light! Tombs will be empty. Creation will be remade like God intended in the first place only better.
In the Gospel of John account different people experience the resurrection differently. Mary experiences it best of all! She thinks the man she sees is the gardener (20:15). Not until he says her name does she reach for her rabbi. And then he turns her away.
Lots of dark and confusion for a day so bright and glorious. But then God is always just outside our grasp, saying our name and then stepping out of the confined space we would give.
How are you going to celebrate Easter--in the dark or in the light?
I hope you are in church on Sundays as I continue the sermon series "Promises of God."
Call me if you need me! (I don't text!)
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND IN OUR PRAYERS:
Tom K.; Phil M.; K.T H. & family; Diane N.; Leslie D., Will C.; Jim C.;
"Pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians 5:17
**Please remember to write down any meetings, gatherings, etc. on the
Easter Sunrise Service
Dicipleship: Becoming More like CHRIST (Ephesians 2:10)
I am very pleased to announce Karen Thayer as our 2016 Quiet Disciple.
This past year she upgraded our financial recordkeeping to a new online
Karen has been involved with the youth and was one of the adults who took them
Karen is not only busy with our church but works as an occupational therapist
DATES TO REMEMBER
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
The United Methodist Women (UMW) met on March 9, 20L7, for their monthly
The Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper was successful. We served 22 people, despite
The upcoming Spring Tea and Silent Auction, scheduled for April 22,2017, at
All ladies of the church are invited to attend any of these events. We
***EQUAL EXHANGE, FAIRLY TRADED COFFEE
Letter from Rev. Jeff R., District Superintendent
To the members and friends of Wheatland United Methodist Church and
Grace and Peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. I am writing to
ln anticipation of this move. I have already met with your the combined
God bless you as you find ways to honor Paster Jim and Andrea for their time
Yours in Christ,
Join The Mountain Sky Area’s Prayer Vigil For the Judicial Council
March 31, 2017
Dear Brothers, Sisters, and Siblings in Christ:
Bishop Oliveto’s election was a momentous movement of the Holy Spirit. Eighty-eight
The Western Jurisdiction’s election of the church’s first openly lesbian bishop has
The apostle Paul addresses such feelings in his letter to the emerging early church at
It is with this attitude of prayer that the jurisdiction’s delegates undertook the election
Western Jurisdiction delegates believe something sacred took place in Scottsdale, Ariz.,
The core questions before the Council focus on the actions of the delegates and the
Since coming to the Mountain Sky Area in September, it is clear that Bishop Karen is
As communities of believers we can be part of a prayer vigil spanning the entirety of
To sign up for a one-hour time slot, please follow this link
If you have questions, please contact Youngsook Kang at Youngsook@rmcumc.com.
Suggested Templates For Praying
Here is a Prayer Template for you to consider. Feel free to adapt it for your local congregation