Ready for Now

Ready for Lent
Ready for Now
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Our final Ready for Lent sermon is “Ready for Now” for this Palm/Passion Sunday. Between the triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the tragic death on the cross, the day holds a lot of mixed feelings. How can we be ready for them? How can we be ready for the many ups and downs of life? How can we be ready for now?

Our scripture readings come from Matthew 21:1-11 and Matthew 27:11-54.

Service for 4/5/2020

Ready for Lent: Ready for Now

Greenup, Cottonwood, & Lerna United Methodist Churches

Rev. Cameron D St.Michael – April 5th, 2020

Palm/Passion Sunday

Readings Today: Matthew 21:1-11 and Matthew 27:11-54

For Reflection: Psalm 31:9-16

Music Today: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna & Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed

Today’s full service can be viewed on YouTube by clicking here.

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

Included in the PDF is the text of today’s sermon, lyrics t the music, scripture readings, the reflection for Psalm 130, prayers, the prayer list, and all other service information.

Ready for the Spirit

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Ready for the Spirit
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Ready for Lent continues with “Ready for the Spirit” as we continue to navigate these difficult times. Being ready for the spirit means being ready for things to be different. But it also means recognizing when things are difficult.

Our scripture readings come from Ezekiel 37:1-14; Romans 8:6-11; and John 11:1-45.

Service for 3/29/2020

Ready for Lent: Ready for the Spirit

Rev. Cameron D St.Michael – March 29, 2020

5th Sunday in Lent

Readings Today: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45

For Reflection: Psalm 130

Music Today: Beneath the Cross of Jesus & Amazing Grace

Today’s full service can be viewed on YouTube by clicking here.

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

Included in the PDF is the text of today’s sermon, lyrics t the music, scripture readings, the reflection for Psalm 130, prayers, the prayer list, and all other service information.

Ready for Sight

Ready for Lent
Ready for Sight
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“Ready for Sight” is the next installment in Ready for Lent. Today we look at different ways that we are ready to see the world the way God sees it. How do we see each other? What happens if we think differently than God? Do we try to change our view? Or do we try to change God to fit our view? To be ready for Lent we must be ready to change.

Our scripture readings come from 1 Samuel 16:1-13, Ephesians 5:8-14, and John 9:1-41.

Service for 3/22/2020

Ready for Lent: Ready for Sight

Rev. Cameron D St.Michael – March 22, 2020

4th Sunday in Lent

Readings Today: 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41

For Reflection: Psalm 23

Music Today: I Am Thine, O Lord & There is a Balm in Gilead

Today’s full service can be viewed on Youtube by clicking here.

Today’s full service text can be viewed, downloaded, or printed here.
Included in the PDF is the text of today’s sermon, the lyrics to the music, the scripture readings, the reflection for Psalm 23, and the prayers used today.

Ready for Unity – Transcript

Ready for Lent: Ready for Unity

Rev. Cameron D St.Michael – March 15, 2020

Readings: Exodus 17:1-7; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42

For reflection: Psalm 95

Continue reading “Ready for Unity – Transcript”

Ready for Unity

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Ready for Unity
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This week in Ready for Lent we try to be “Ready for Unity” in the midst of an unusual situation. As the Coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are holding off on having services at the church for the time being, so today’s message addresses that situation. How do we find unity in times of struggle? What can we do when we don’t know what comes next? We trust that God will make us ready to help each other.

Our scripture readings come from Exodus 17:1-7, Romans 5:1-11, and John 4:5-42.

Ready for Faith

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Ready for Faith
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“Ready for Faith” is the next preparation point in Ready for Lent . How do we get ready for faith? Shouldn’t we already have faith? What is our faith? What do we have faith in? What should we have faith in? Let us be ready to follow Christ and get ready for Lent.

Our scripture readings come from Genesis 12:1-4a, Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 and John 3:1-17.

Ready for Temptation

Ready for Lent
Ready for Temptation
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Our new series is Ready for Lent and “Ready for Temptation” is our first message. We are given examples of how to face temptation in today’s scripture, but what do they mean? What is one of our greatest temptations? Are we ready to face those things? We get ready for Lent by focusing on Christ.

Our scripture readings come from Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-19, and Matthew 4:1-11.