This July 4th weekend we look at our independence, our interdependence, and our faith as we examine Isaiah 40.
Welcome, welcome to our worship service. Welcome…. welcome to our home. Welcome, welcome to our faith. This week’s scripture in Matthew is full of welcomes. Stay to the end when we get to hear the beautiful voices of East End United Regional Ministry in Toronto, Canada as they perform Gordon Light and Mark Miller’s “Draw the Circle Wide.”
Come and join us this Sunday as we examine the role of Language in our lives and in our faith journey. Pastor Rick Rabe
This Sunday- service:
Prelude Immortal, Invisible, Rosalie Bonighton, organist Dr. Julie Jonassen
Coming together in prayer – Pastor Rick Rabe
Prayer of confession
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
Special Music: Largo, GF Handel, Bill McClure Saxophone and Julie Jonassen, Organ
Gospel Reading: Matthew 9:35-10:8
Message – Compassion, Pastor Rick Rabe
Closing Hymn: Down to the River to Pray
A prayer for going into the world
(Image courtesy: Insidewink.com)
What can we learn from the bible about the modern world and our recent struggles? Come and join us as we examine 2 Chronicles 20:9, 12-17 and Luke 15 in search of an answer to the questions of faith around today’s protests.
On Pentecost Sunday, we remember the day the disciples received the Holy Spirit in a special way. The story in Acts 2 describes a powerful wind and tongues of fire as the Holy Spirit was poured out on people from all over the world who came to Jerusalem to celebrate a Jewish feast. At the first Pentecost over 3000 people were baptized, creating the first church. This is why Pentecost is known as the birthday of the Christian church.
The word Pentecost comes from a Greek word meaning fiftieth. The Jewish Festival of Pentecost (called Shavuot, meaning “weeks” in Hebrew) falls on the fiftieth day after the original Passover. On that day, God gave the Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai. The Christian festival of Pentecost falls on the 50th day after the resurrection of Jesus.
This Sunday we share a wonderful service from the New England Conference in celebration of Pentecost.
Come and join us as we explore the word “Glory” and the passage from John 17:1 – 11 with Pastor Rick Rabe – May 24 2020 service for West Springfield United Methodist Church and Hope United Methodist Church.
Hallmark doesn’t have the last word on Mother’s Day. In fact, it only gives us the tiniest bit of understanding or insight about what’s truly possible when we celebrate Mothers. – Rev. Sam Wilde
Sunday Service, May 3, 2020. Our service today focuses on Acts 2:37-47 and in particular to the faith community that was established and then disappeared. We ask the question “What went wrong?” Perhaps these days you’ve been asking yourself the same question? Come and join us in worship online!