Service for 6/4/2023

GreenupCottonwood, & Lerna United Methodist Churches

Rev. Cameron D St.Michael – June 4, 2023

The Spirit Moves: Moved as One

Trinity Sunday

Reading: Matthew 28:16-20; Ephesians 4:1-6, 25-32.

Reflection: Psalm 8.

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.

Moved as One

The Spirit Moves
Moved as One
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We continue our current series called “The Spirit Moves.” In it, we will be looking at the Holy Spirit . Our second message is “Moved as One.” Today we look at Trinity Sunday and the way that we are moved as one by the Spirit.

Our scripture readings come from Matthew 28:16-20 and Ephesians 4:1-6, 25-32.

There will be no new message next week.

Yours, Mine, and Ours

Easter People
Yours, Mine, and Ours
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We finish our after Easter series called “Easter People.” In it, we will be exploring how the resurrection changes us. Our last message is “Yours, Mine, and Ours.” Today we look at how we are united in Christ with purpose and responsibility.

Our scripture readings come from 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 and John 17:1-11.

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

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A Greater Understanding

Discover Hope
A Greater Understanding
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Pentecost marks the end of our Easter series, Discover Hope. Our final message is “A Greater Understanding” and it contrasts two biblical accounts of speech being changed. How do the Tower of Babel story and the Pentecost narrative work together? Do we build our own towers? Are we being disciples or are we making them? Join us as we rediscover hope this Easter season!

Our scripture readings come from Genesis 11:1-9 and Acts 2:1-21.

Transformed to Boldness

What follows is the transcript from today’s sermon. It is also my statement about moving forward after the vote at the 2019 General Conference. I thank you for reading, understanding, sharing, and most of all, I thank you for love. May the Lord bless us all, and help us to move forward. The audio and a downloadable version are here.

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Transformed to Boldness

Being Transformed
Transformed to Boldness
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The last message in Being Transformed is “Transformed to Boldness” and looks at the way we are transformed to boldly proclaim the message of Christ. This is a deeply personal message today. How do we lift the veil to see the divine? Is our boldness in proclaiming Christ in proclaiming a message of good news for the least and the last? Is our boldness in breaking the yoke of oppression? Is our boldness that in God we can proclaim all these things and still have more to say? Let us make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!

Our scripture reading comes from Luke 9:28-36 and 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2.

Do I Belong?

Facing Doubts
Do I Belong?
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We begin our new series, Facing Doubts, with “Do I Belong?” Weall have fears and doubts. What happens when we doubt that we belong? What is our role in the church to welcome others? Who does Christ welcome in? Do we follow his example? Let love cast out fear as we face our doubts.

Our scripture reading comes from 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a.

Hungry Heart

The Word in Song III
Hungry Heart



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Today marks the beginning of our third installment of The Word in Song with “Hungry Heart.” 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 Jeremiah 17:9-14.

Our musical inspiration comes from “Hungry Heart” by Bruce Springsteen.