Enews: Sunday, February 2, 2020

First United Methodist Church ENews
Sunday, February 2
8:00am Worship in the Chapel
8:45am Conversation with the Pastor in the Chapel
about General Conference 
10:00am in the Sanctuary
Dear Friend,

Listen. Stop what you are doing. Are you living into the busy-ness of the world? Are you living by the world’s measures of success? Or are you listening to what God has to say to you? What does God have to say to you about how you ought to live? Are we passing through this life, checking off a list of boxes of what we should do, or are we living fully into the reign of God on earth as it is in heaven?
Are we caring for the most vulnerable among us-those that mourn, the poor in spirit, the meek, the powerless? Living into the reign of God, the fullness of life that God has for us, leads us into a deeper connection with God and with one another.
God challenges God’s people regarding their tiring of God, and calls them to love mercy, do justice and walk with God in humility.
God is not known through the wisdom and power of this world, but in the foolishness of the cross, which, to those who believe, is the wisdom and power of God. In this cross alone do we boast.
 

Jesus teaches his disciples that those who are poor, mourning, pure in heart, working for peace, desperate for justice and persecuted for following Christ are the ones God blesses.
Prayer of Brokenness
Holy Spirit, we confess our emptiness. We confess that the ways of the world drain us. We confess that the rushing around and busyness of our lives have filled us with things that are often meaningless. The worldly measures of success slip through our fingers. Fill us, Holy Spirit, with Your breath. Fill us, Holy Spirit, with Your energy. Fill us, Holy Spirit, with Your love. Guide us into the ways we have been taught by the prophets: to do justice, to practice loving-kindness, and to journey humbly with our God. Guide us into the way that leads to life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
10:00am Worship
Music: Fusion and Chancel Choir
 Ushers: Jody Baldyga, Robert Friend, Tom Hayes, 
Liz Reyes Rodriguez, Gustavo Rodriguez, Jeff Kaiser
Coffee And…:  Ginny Carlson

Thursday, Jan 30
6:30pm Aldersgate Ringers
7:30 Chancel Choir
8:30pm Fusion
 
Sunday, Feb 2
8:00am Worship in the Chapel
8:45 Conversation with the Pastor in the Chapel about General Conference
10:00am Worship in the Sanctuary
Kids’ Time
Fit First
Monday, Feb 3
PADS
Tuesday, Feb 4
PADS
9:30am Rachel Circle
Wednesday, Feb 5
6:00am Circle of Prayer in the Chapel
noon Circle of Prayer in the Chapel
 
Thursday, Feb 6
6:30pm Aldersgate Ringers
7:30 Chancel Choir
8:30pm Fusion

ReDefine: Join us for a family-friendly, fun-filled hour or two of bowling!!

Saturday, February 15, starting at 11 am

@ Stardust Bowl (37 E Lorraine Ave in Addison).  Kids and dates are welcome!



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