Service for 11/20/2022

GreenupCottonwood, & Lerna United Methodist Churches

Rev. Cameron D St.Michael – November 20, 2022

Thanksgiving Sunday

Reading: 1 Chronicles 29:9-18; Matthew 11:25-30.

Reflection: Psalm 100.

Today’s full service can be viewed on YouTube here or below.

Today’s full service text can be viewed, downloaded, or printed here.

Included in the PDF is the text of today’s sermon, scripture readings, prayers, the prayer list, and all other service information.

God Provides

God Can
God Provides
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We finish our series called “God Can” The series revolves around God’s interactions with people. Our final message is “God Provides.” Today we reflect on giving thanks for all that God provides for us and how we can be more thankful.

Our scripture readings come from 1 Chronicles 29:9-18; Matthew 11:25-30.

Lost and Found

Parables of Jesus
Lost and Found
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We continue our series called “Parables of Jesus” and each week delivers a new parable to explore. Our next message looks at two parables about celebrating what was lost. “Lost and Found” looks at how we should celebrate those who change heart and life, and how we should help along the way. What is the story God has placed in your heart?

Our scripture reading comes from Luke 15:1-10 .

Next week we look at Luke 18:9-14, in which we find a parable about prayer, self-righteousness, and how we view others.

Who Is My Neighbor?

Parables of Jesus
Who Is My Neighbor?
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We continue our series called “Parables of Jesus” and each week delivers a new parable to explore. Our next message looks at a well known parable about a good Samaritan. “Who Is My Neighbor?” looks at who we should love and the way the we live out our love. What is the story God has placed in your heart?

Our scripture reading comes from Luke 10:25-37 .

Next week we look at Luke 16:1-13. The sermon explores the issue of God and wealth.

Service for 9/12/2021

Parables of Jesus: Try Asking

GreenupCottonwood, & Lerna United Methodist Churches

Rev. Cameron D St.Michael – September 12, 2021

16th Sunday After Pentecost

Reading: Luke 11:1-13.

Reflection: Psalm 121.

Today’s full service can be viewed on YouTube here or below.

Today’s full service text can be viewed, downloaded, or printed here.

Included in the PDF is the text of today’s sermon, scripture readings, prayers, the prayer list, and all other service information.

Next week we will look at Matthew 25:14-30 and will look at a difficult parable in which we search for Jesus.

Try Asking

Parables of Jesus
Try Asking
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We continue our series called “Parables of Jesus” and each week delivers a new parable to explore. Our next message looks at a parable about asking for help. “Try Asking” explores prayer and the way that we work together to help each other. What is the story God has placed in your heart?

Our scripture reading comes from Luke 11:1-13 .

Next week we look at Matthew 25:14-30. The sermon will explore a difficult parable as we search for Jesus.

Follow Me

Word in Song IV
Follow Me
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We continue our fourth installment of The Word in Song with “Follow Me.” How are we called to follow Christ? How are we to help call others? Who is it that is being called into a life in Christ? Are we always willing to ask others to follow? Find inspiration anywhere and everywhere, and hear the Word in song!

Our scripture reading comes from Luke 5:1-11,27-32.

Our musical inspiration comes from “Follow Me” by Muse.

Hold My Hand

Word in Song IV
Hold My Hand
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We continue our fourth installment of The Word in Song with “Hold My Hand.” How are we called to help others? How are we called to accept help? How are those two ideas intertwined? Do we put our faith and trust in Christ? Find inspiration anywhere and everywhere, and hear the Word in song!

Our scripture reading comes from Matthew 14:22-36.

Our musical inspiration comes from “Hold My Hand” by Hootie and the Blowfish.

On the Turning Away

Word in Song IV
On the Turning Away
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We continue our fourth installment of The Word in Song with “On the Turning Away.” What is it that we must do? What about the things that we don’t do? Are we paying attention to both of those things? Are we turning to God? What does God want? Find inspiration anywhere and everywhere, and hear the Word in song!

Our scripture reading comes from Ezekiel 18:21-32.

Our musical inspiration comes from “On the Turning Away” by Pink Floyd.

Doctor My Eyes

Word in Song IV
Doctor My Eyes
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Today marks the beginning of our fourth installment of The Word in Song with “Doctor My Eyes.” What does your heart long for? What do you desire? It it good? Is it bad? Do we consider our intentions when we act? The intentions of others? What does God want? Find inspiration anywhere and everywhere, and hear the Word in song!

Our scripture reading comes from Isaiah 38:1-20.

Our musical inspiration comes from “Doctor My Eyes” by Jackson Browne.