First Steps – March 1, 2021

 

While attending a funeral service, a granddaughter said this about her deceased grandfather, “He excelled at giving the gift of a good experience.” What a legacy blessing.

Love is formed through the bond of experience. Trust is formed through the bond of experience. This doesn’t mean, nor will it ever imply, perfection in a relationship. No individual is perfect. No single life is perfect; therefore, no relationship will be perfect. Thankfully, they don’t have to be. Strong, fruitful, fulfilled relationships are never perfect. They only need to be authentic, where both parties show up with good intentions, act on those intentions, and be willing to forgive. If there is a secret to a blessed relationship, I think that this is it.

We love people into wholeness, meaning relationships are crucial to the spread of the gospel and the sanctification process. God, through the Holy Spirit, will use every experience to reveal his love, grace, and mercy. We only need to excel at giving the gift of a good experience.

 

 

This Week’s Readings:
  • Monday – Romans 12
  • Tuesday – Romans 13
  • Wednesday – Romans 14
  • Thursday – Romans 15
  • Friday – Romans 16
Please Pray for:
  • Families in crisis.
  • Loved ones battling illness.
  • Those seeking to find their way.
  • The St. Paul Church family and our ministries.
  • 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

One Is Enough [Worship]

This Week’s Service:
Welcome / Announcements / Prayer with Lord’s Prayer (Logan Ogletree)
Hymn: “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah” (Hymn #127)
Apostles’ Creed (Laine Klinger)
Lenten Testimony (Ella Hudson)
Reading of Scripture: 1 Kings 17:7-16 (Phillip Walker)
Children Sermon (Sally Key Bowden)
Sermon: “One Is Enough” (Rev. Dr. P. Shane Green)
Special Music: “His Peace Will Come” (Wayne and Jeanne Martz | by Craig Curry)
Benediction (Rev. Dr. P. Shane Green)

One Is Enough [In Person Worship]

The Welcome // Announcements – Mrs. Mary Lou Jarrell

The Prelude: “Minuet” by J. S. Bach

*The Congregational Hymn: “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” No. 127

*The Minister: “Let Us Unite in the Historic Confession of the Christian Church”

*The Gloria Patri

*The Scripture Lesson: 1 Kings 17:7-16, Pew Bible, page 282

The Pastoral Prayer with The Lord’s Prayer – Mrs. Mary Lou Jarrell

The Reflective Music: “Whispering Hope” arr. C. Williams/
Duet: Mrs. Jennifer Akin and Mrs. Hope Phillips

The Sermon: “One is Enough” – Rev. Dr. P. Shane Green

*The Congregational Hymn: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” No. 140

The Benediction

The Recessional

The Postlude: “Petite Marche” by G. Tritant

February 28, 2021 – One Is Enough

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February 28, 2021 - One Is Enough
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This Week’s Service:

Welcome / Announcements / Prayer with Lord’s Prayer (Logan Ogletree)
Hymn: “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah” (Hymn #127)
Apostles’ Creed (Laine Klinger)
Lenten Testimony (Ella Hudson)
Reading of Scripture: 1 Kings 17:7-16 (Phillip Walker)
Children Sermon (Sally Key Bowden)
Sermon: “One Is Enough” (Rev. Dr. P. Shane Green)
Special Music: “His Peace Will Come” (Wayne and Jeanne Martz | by Craig Curry)
Benediction (Rev. Dr. P. Shane Green)

The Room Is Ready!

Contemporary Worship resumes tomorrow at 11AM in our Fellowship Hall. The room is set, the worship band is ready … and, now, we just need you to fill the seats! Join us for worship tomorrow.

Worship Opportunities This Sunday

9:00 AMOnline Worship at live.spumccolumbus.com and (205) 825-9284
11:00 AMIn Person Contemporary Worship in the Fellowship Hall
11:00 AMIn Person Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary and streamed at live.spumccolumbus.com and (205) 825-9484
1:00 PMOnline Worship at live.spumccolumbus.com and (205) 825-9284