In a world that seems to becoming more fractured daily, how can the followers of the Prince of Peace be counter-cultural? Can Jesus’ disciples make any real difference in our world or is it too late? What price are we willing to pay for following the way of Jesus?This Sunday we complete our sermon series on the Beatitudes as we think about the peacemakers and those who are persecuted for their righteousness. See you in worship!
In worship this Sunday we celebrate the final Sunday of the Christian year, which is called Christ the King Sunday. As we fill the chancel area with our Harvest Procession bags, we’ll be thinking about the signs of the kingdom that are all around us every day. The text, Luke 23: 33-43, is one that we hear most often on Good Friday. As you prepare for worship, ponder what the text says about the Christ the King and how his kingdom is already here.
#30. The Good Shepherd and World Communion - Rev. Alexis Coleman
From The Pulpit of DUMC
This weekend in worship we celebrate World Communion Sunday. Christian unity, symbolized through the act of Communion, is the focal point of World Communion Sunday. The day was founded by a Presbyterian pastor in 1933. The concept spread slowly, but during WWII the spirit of the day caught hold as people were trying to hold the world together. It emphasized that we are one in the Spirit. As you prepare for worship, please read Psalm 23 and John 10:1-10. These texts tell us about the Lord as a Good Shepherd and how relates to World Communion Sunday.
When is the last time you received a really beautiful invitation? What did it look like? Who was it from? What were you expected to wear? What were you expected to bring? This weekend we begin our August sermon series on Hospitality. Hospitality always begins with an invitation, but maybe not the type of invitation we expect. You can read more in Luke 14: 1, 7-14. This is your invitation: Come, Worship, and Be Filled by our Gracious Host. You Are Invited!
9 to 5. 996. 24/7. What is your pattern of work? How we work also determines how we rest. This Sunday in worship we continue our sermon series on Sabbath as we examine our patterns of work and rest more closely. Who or what is driving our work in the 21st century? Are we trying to make bricks without straw? Is resting just another word for laziness? And for those of us who are retired, there’s an added challenge for you as you seek to make Sabbath a unique weekly experience. You can prepare for worship by reading Exodus 5 and Exodus 16.