|THE JOYFUL NOISE
It’s been a busy Easter season and we are now into the time of budding and blooming. So wonderful to smell the fragrant odor of hyacinths and see the beautiful color of daffodils, not to mention other colorful delights. We made it through another winter! Wahoo! And for some of us, who have new aches, pains and calamities, that’s an achievement. Congratulations!
Being my first winter in Wheatland (also known as Windland), it wasn’t too bad. The road was closed on only one occasion when I was traveling south and I was forced by weather to spend only one night in a motel room. Navigating the icy, snowy roads in the wind was not a new challenge for me but the unpredictability of travel on this stretch down to the border was a new experience. The consolation for all the driving is that one is surrounded by very picturesque country. It has a raw and rugged beauty where nature’s voice is heard above human rumblings. The expanse of prairie land all around disappears off into the horizon where rolling hills, gullies, and valleys await in the distance.
I imagine you too are looking forward to the delights of spring and summer. Ball games, barbecues, camping, and vacations are lining the calendars. I pray that this spring season will bless you richly and that your faith with grow even more!
The message of the resurrection is made even more powerful by the signs and symbols of springtime, the season of new life. I’m a spring person. I was born in the spring. My faith was born in the spring. I remember when I became a Christian many years ago as a young man. I opened my heart to the Lord and He transformed my life from the inside out! I remember going to church in Spokane, Washington on a spring morning for my baptism; the sky was blue and the new life of spring was everywhere in evidence. I could not have been happier.
Now every Easter, I remember my first spring with the Lord. I look back at how He has walked with me and helped me through so many trials and difficult situations. And He continues to help me through new challenges that come with advancing years.
This spring, when you feel like something is hopeless or can’t be remedied, remember how Christ has helped you through many situations and circumstances that seemed impossible at the time. Remember how He blessed and brought you through. Look to the signs of spring in your heart and let them sprout and bring you back to life in faith!
Peace and grace!
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND IN OUR PRAYERS:
Pastor’s scheduled weeks off
Box Tops for Education & Tyson Project A+
Wheatland Food Bank
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
We finalized plans for the annual kitchen clean-up on March 15th, and the St.
Attendance has declined lately, and we feel we can do other things that are
The UMW meet on the second Thursday of each month in the WUMC Fellowship
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WYOMING DISTRICT GATHERING SUMMARY
The Wyoming District Gathering was held March 3rd in Sheridan. The theme this
When we think about moving mountains, a call from God, we think about social problems
Building beloved community moves mountains out of the spaces between us so that
Building a beloved community is really hard, never perfect, and never done. The process
In some bibles Matthew 17:20 is followed up by verse 21, which states “However, this
The faith of a mustard seed that has the power to move a mountain is more than wishing
Spiritual Practices help remind us of “Seeing God in others -- Seeing God in ourselves.”
Seeing God in ourselves can move mountains. If we really understand and see God in
We also have denominational and/or institutional mountains within our church. Such
“Mountain Movers, how can you move deeper into the spiritual practices that help
Let’s move mountains.
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