Enews: Sunday, June 30, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews
Sunday, June 30
Service of Holy Communion
9:00 One Worship Service
Dear Friend,

When we are working together for the reign of God, when we care for other’s needs, we find our own needs are met. God knows what they are, and when we work together for God’s beloved community, we take care of each other.
Following Jesus comes at a cost. It is a commitment of our whole life, all of who we are. It is not a job that we leave at the end of the day, but a way of being. If we live by the Spirit, we are led by the Spirit, and we produce spiritual fruit. We are known by our love, by our actions, if we follow Jesus. The Way, as it once was known, must become our way of life.

Elijah anoints Elisha as prophet to succeed him. Elisha offers his oxen as sacrifice, and feeds his community with the meat, then leaves his home to follow Elijah.
Christ gives us freedom, but not as an excuse to engage in destructive behavior. Rather, through Christ we receive the life-giving fruit of God’s Spirit.

Jesus calls many people, who all have reasons to delay or decline. Jesus proclaims that God’s Reign calls us to choose now – to live it and proclaim it
God Who Knows Us by Name, speak to us above the noise of the world. Speak to us through the love and wisdom of others. Speak to us in our grieving so we may recognize Your presence, as you did with Mary in the garden.
Speak to us in our struggles and wandering, as you did with Paul. Speak to us so we may lead with boldness into Your ways, as you did to Moses and Miriam, Deborah and Elijah. Speak our names, and send us into Your world with Your love, justice, and mercy. Amen.

Wishing all a blessed 4th of July.
Please remember the office will open Tuesday, July 2
and Wednesday, July 3 and will be closed on the 4th.
We will be back in on July 9th.
9:00am Worship
Music: Fusion
Ushers:  Steve Anderson, Steve Flint, Rita Gronemeyer, 
Jeff Kaiser


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