S2E1: Anger versus Compassion

Mama and the Rev (SPUMCColumbus)
Mama and the Rev (SPUMCColumbus)
S2E1: Anger versus Compassion
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HOSTS: Emily Trotter and John Fugh, Jr. Welcome to Season 2

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).

We’d love to hear from you. Email us at podcast@spumccolumbus.com.

Connect: September 18-25, 2021

CONNECTING THROUGH WORSHIP & PRAYER

Sunday, September 19 | Traditional Services (Both In-Person):
8:30AM // ILLGES CHAPEL (M250)
11AM // SANCTUARY (M260) and LIVE STREAMED
Sermon: “The Solution for the Human Heart”
(Rev. John Fugh, Jr.)

Sunday, September 19 | Contemporary Service (In Person):
11AM // FELLOWSHIP HALL (M220)
Sermon: “Religion and Altruism”
(Rev. Dr. Shane Green)

Sunday, September 19 | Live Streaming Worship & Audio:
Only available for the 11 AM Traditional Worship Service
live.spumccolumbus.com or for audio-only call (205) 825-9484

CONNECTING OUR CHILDREN

All Children’s Online events will be posted on St. Paul Kids Instagram account each week – Be sure to check in online every week!

Sunday, September 19 | Children’s Sunday School (All Ages)
@10AM / Youth Building & Main Church Building
Contact Grace Bailey for more information about class locations, teachers, etc.

Sunday, September 19 | Children’s Moment
w/  children meet Shane or John in the Chancel area for a devotional and prayer during the 11AM Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary (M260).

CONNECTING OUR YOUTH

Sunday, September 19 | SPY Sunday School (Pancakes & Prayer)
w/ Laura Marvets & Logan Ogletree
@10AM / Lounge downstairs in the Youth Building.

Sunday, September 19 | SPY Fellowship /Study Groups/ Activities
w/ Laura Marvets & Logan Ogletree
@5:30PM in the Youth Building and on the Quad

Wednesday, September 22 | SPY Mid-week Bible Study
w/ Laura Marvets & Logan Ogletree
@5:30 p.m. in Room Y206 located in the Youth Building.

CONNECTING THROUGH SMALL GROUPS

Sunday, September 19 | Seekers Class (M234)
w/ Mary Lou Jarrell @10AM. Contact Mary Lou for more information.

Sunday, September 19 | Bridges Class (M235)
w/ Mark Ellis @10AM. Contact Mark for more information.

Sunday, September 19 | College/Young Adult Class (Youth Office)
w/ Jay Marvets @ 10AM. Contact Jay for more information.

Sunday, September 19 | Wildwood Class (M150)
w/ Evelyn Barfield @9:45AM. Contact Evelyn for more information.

Sunday, September 19 | Welcome In Class (Y104)
w/ Buddy Cooper @10AM. Contact Buddy for more information.

Sunday, September 19 | New Covenant Class (Y101)
w/ Michelle Hudson @10AM. Contact Michelle for more information.

Sunday, September 19 | Library Class (M241)
w/ Tim Farmer @10AM. Contact Tim for more information.

Sunday, September 19 | Wesley-Miller-Wilson Class (M232)
w/ Joe Morrow @10AM. Contact Joe for more information.

CONNECTING THROUGH BIBLE STUDIES

Tuesday,  September 21 | Tuesday Morning Bible Study
1st & 2nd Thessalonians
w/ Rev. Dr. Shane Green @10A in M232 and live-streamed @spumccolumbus.com.
Contact Kathy Hollon for more information.

Tuesday, September 21 | Grace’s Bible Study
The Study of Deuteronomy
w/ Grace Bailey @11AM – 12:15PM in room M234
Contact Grace for more information.

Tuesday,  September 21 | Telephone Bible Study
The Book of Matthew
w/ Rev. John Fugh @4PM at By Phone – 205.825.9484
Contact John for more information.

Wednesday, September 22 | Online Bible Study: The Names of God
w/ Emily Trotter @10:00AM Online
Live on Instagram @Emily Trotter.

Thursday, September 23 | Preschool Moms’ Bible Study
w/ Grace Bailey @9:30AM in room M234.

Thursday, September 23 | The Book of Acts Bible Study
w/ Mary Lou Jarrell @12 Noon room M232.

Friday, September 24 | Men’s Morning Bible Study
Study of Corinthians
w/ Rev. Dr. Buddy Cooper @6:30AM in M232.
Contact Buddy for more information.

CONNECTING THROUGH BIBLE STUDIES ON DEMAND

“Trotter on JONAH”
w/ Emily Trotter.
Series can be accessed on the St. Paul Website.

“The Celebration of Discipline”
w/ Tommy Bridges and Rev. John Fugh, Jr.
Series can be accessed on the St. Paul Website.

“The Work of the Holy Spirit”
w/ Emily Trotter and Rev. John Fugh, Jr.
Series can be accessed on the St. Paul Website.

“Trotter on TITUS”
w/Emily Trotter.
Series can be accessed on the St. Paul Website.

“The Ragamuffin Gospel”
Hosts: Tommy Bridges and John Fugh, Jr.
Series can be accessed on the St. Paul Website.

CONNECTING THROUGH FELLOWSHIP

Wednesday, September 22 | Family Night Supper
@6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (M220)
Reservations should be by noon Tuesdays by calling the Church Office (706-327-7419) or going online to spumccolumbus.com/supper/.
New prices for ages: (Family Max – $30)
– 10 years and older= $8
– 3 years – 9 years= $4
– Anyone under 3 years of age is free. 
Menu for this week: Boston Butt, corn on the cob, turnip greens, rolls, salad bar w/ grilled chicken, and sweet potato pie.

Wednesday, September 22 | Family Night Supper Program/Bible Study
@6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (M220)
Continuation of our 9-week Bible Study of the Book of Amos

CONNECTING THROUGH GIVING

It is your generosity that allows us to do what we do. Thank you so much for contributing to the ministries of St. Paul UMC. In order for you to make your online donation, click here.

September 12, 2021 – How to Pray: Prayer for Boldness

Worship (SPUMCColumbus)
Worship (SPUMCColumbus)
September 12, 2021 - How to Pray: Prayer for Boldness
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This Week’s Service:
The Cross and Flame Come to the Altar
The Prelude: “Voluntary” by John Stanley
The Hymn of Celebration: “Come, Thou Almighty King”
The Affirmation of Faith
The Gloria Patri
The Pastoral Prayer with The Lord’s Prayer: Mrs. Mary Lou Jarrell
The Hymn of Preparation: “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”
The Leader: “Let Us Worship God with His Tithes and Our Offerings”
The Offertory Prayer
The Offertory: “Aria With Variations” by G. Martini
The Doxology
The Scripture Lesson: 2 Chronicles 14:9-11
The Passing of the Peace
The Registration of Attendance
The Welcome to St. Paul and Recognition of our Guests
The Children’s Moment: Rev. John Fugh, Jr.
The Anthem: “River in Judea” by J. Leavitt
The Sermon: “How to Pray Series: A Prayer for Boldness”: Rev. John Fugh, Jr.
The Hymn of Consecration: “I Sing the Almighty Power of God”
The Flame Goes Before Us into the World
The Benediction
The Postlude: “March” by F. J. Haydn

NEWS BREAK! Emily Trotter Reporting on Names of God (Special Youth Invitation!)

Emily Trotter may have missed her true calling as a news reporter! We invite you to Family Night Supper on Wednesdays with Emily’s “Names of God” Bible Study at 6:30. All ages are welcome! On Wednesday nights, this is held in our Youth Building. You can also watch it live on Emily’s Instagram at 10am on Wednesday mornings: @emilybtrotter Episodes will be available on our social media as well.

We hold a current license from
Church Streaming and Podcast License
License Number: CSPL055770
http://streaming.ccli.com/

Additional License from One License #A-714141 and CCLI #2035791

How to Pray: Prayer for Boldness [Worship]

This Week’s Service:

The Welcome & Announcements: Mrs. Mary Lou Jarrell
The Cross and Flame Come to the Altar
The Prelude: “Voluntary” by John Stanley
The Hymn of Celebration: “Come, Thou Almighty King”
The Affirmation of Faith
The Gloria Patri
The Pastoral Prayer with The Lord’s Prayer: Mrs. Mary Lou Jarrell
The Hymn of Preparation: “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”
The Leader: “Let Us Worship God with His Tithes and Our Offerings”
The Offertory Prayer
The Offertory: “Aria With Variations” by G. Martini
The Doxology
The Scripture Lesson: 2 Chronicles 14:9-11
The Passing of the Peace
The Registration of Attendance
The Welcome to St. Paul and Recognition of our Guests
The Children’s Moment: Rev. John Fugh, Jr.
The Anthem: “River in Judea” by J. Leavitt
The Sermon: “How to Pray Series: A Prayer for Boldness”: Rev. John Fugh, Jr.
The Hymn of Consecration: “I Sing the Almighty Power of God”
The Flame Goes Before Us into the World
The Benediction
The Postlude: “March” by F. J. Haydn

First Steps – September 13, 2021

Luke 7:1-10

After Jesus had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. 2A centurion there had a slave whom he valued highly, and who was ill and close to death. 3When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to him, asking him to come and heal his slave. 4When they came to Jesus, they appealed to him earnestly, saying, ‘He is worthy of having you do this for him, 5for he loves our people, and it is he who built our synagogue for us.’ 6And Jesus went with them, but when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to say to him, ‘Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; 7therefore I did not presume to come to you. But only speak the word, and let my servant be healed. 8For I also am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, “Go”, and he goes, and to another, “Come”, and he comes, and to my slave, “Do this”, and the slave does it.’ 9When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, he said, ‘I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.’ 10When those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.

This passage has always intrigued me because Luke chose the Greek word thaumazo which is translated “marveled” or “amazed,” to describe Jesus’ response to the centurion’s faith. The only other time this word is used to describe Jesus’ response to someone else’s faith is in Mark 6 when he marvels at the lack of faith in the people of Nazareth, those who knew him best.

The fact that one would act without hesitation or justification in relation to Jesus is noteworthy. How often do we rationalize or look for ways to not act? There are so many imperatives-commands in the New Testament that we consider to be optional. Forgiveness, Love, Kindness, Patience are just a few that we are commanded to do because we are a follower of Christ. No justification, no rationalization…just obedience. We are to just do it.

What would your week be like if you woke up this morning and prayed, “Lord, I know you have commanded me to love (you could substitute to forgive, to be kind, to be patient, or any of the other imperatives in the New Testament) so I’m going to do it.” Sure, there might be the occasion where we fall short, but I would imagine that if we started where the centurion started we would be quick to seek forgiveness as soon as we were convicted.

I long to be like the centurion. How about you?

 


This Week’s Readings:

  • Monday – Acts 8, Acts 9
  • Tuesday – Acts 10, Acts 11
  • Wednesday – Acts 12
  • Thursday – Acts 13, Acts 14
  • Friday – Acts 15, Acts 16
Please Pray for:
 
  • An end to the Covid Crisis.
  • Parents, teachers, and students in the local area and abroad.
  • All upcoming ministry events inside and outside the walls of St. Paul.
  • Families in crisis.
  • Loved ones battling illness.
  • Those seeking to find their way.
  • The St. Paul Church family.
  • The United Methodist Church family.
  • Our leaders, our country, and our world.

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done.” – Philippians 4:6