TBT: “Now Is The Time” (March 2017)

Two years ago our Youth Building Program was just a dream. This Sunday we celebrate its reality as we dedicate the Youth Building to the Glory of God. Join us for worship this Sunday, May 5, 2019, for the dedication.

There will be one worship service at 10:30 starting in the Sanctuary. During the service, we will gather at the Youth Building for the dedication. Following the dedication, you are invited to join us for lunch on the grounds.

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First Steps – April 29, 2019

When we think of Jesus and his disciples, we mostly think that the disciples needed Jesus and we miss the reality of how much Jesus needed the disciples. When we view the last week of his life, especially the last night of his life, we can easily see how much Jesus needed his disciples. He actually called them his friends and the ones who had stood by him in his trials.

On that last night, they shared the annual celebratory Passover meal filled with roasted lamb, wine, and much laughter. At some point, the night turned sober and even dark when Jesus got up from the table, washed their feet, and then shared that one of them was going to betray him. Strange as that was, the disciples’ denial was in the form of a question, “Surely not I?” Perhaps it was at that moment that they realized that all of them were flawed and that given the right circumstances, they too would betray and run.

Though we will never know their exact thoughts on that last night, we can draw strength from knowing our own frailties. It has been my experience that most moral failures occur when one is least aware of what temptation cords are being strummed. It is one thing to know one’s strengths but something completely different to know one’s weaknesses. Know your strengths, but also know those areas that present the greatest temptations. If you don’t know them, ask God. He will surely tell you.

This week’s reading:

  • Monday – Mark 11, Mark 12
  • Tuesday – Mark 13, Mark 14
  • Wednesday – Mark 15, Mark 16
  • Thursday – Gal. 1, Gal. 2
  • Friday – Gal. 3, Gal. 4

Please pray for:

  • New Youth Building Dedication and Service on May 5.
  • High School Senior Sunday, May 12.
  • Ongoing Building Renovations, Modifications.
  • Our families, homes, workplace, church, and community.
  • Those who are unwillingly absent.
  • Those who are grieving and depressed.
  • Our nation and our leaders.
  • The United Methodist Church.