5 Practices of a Fruitful Congregation

Starting August 31 join us at Cokesbury for a 5 week study on how to live out our call to be the church more faithfully.  We will be studying these practices in worship and Sunday School.  If you are not currently attending Sunday School feel free to come and participate in a new class for the next 5 weeks.  This is a congregation wide initiative.  Even our youth and children will be learning how they too can participate in making our church stronger for the sake of the mission…CHANGING THE WORLD!

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Mother’s Day

Join us in supporting Epworth Children’s Home on Mother’s Day.  You can learn more about Epworth at www.epworthchildrenshome.org.

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Easter Sunday

 

 

Easter is a time of great celebration and praise.  We welcome you to be a part of this holy day as we worship a Risen Savior!

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March 10

Matthew 4:1–11
As part of Jesus’ – and our own individual – spiritual
journey, Jesus goes into the Spirit wilderness, where he’s
tested. It’s during this time that Jesus chooses who he
will be and whose he will be with his responses to the
tempter’s suggestions. The decisions we face about how
we live our lives today are no different. The choices we
make about what will feed us and sustain us physically
and spiritually can reflect God’s love in our lives.
This week
– As you start your Lenten journey, choose
a “wilderness” area in your life – perhaps a dark place
where temptations (physical or spiritual) seem to creep
up on you. Invite God into this wilderness and depend
on God when you are tempted.
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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday (2)

Lent is a time of journeying – with Jesus towards Jerusalem but also deep within ourselves – to test and strengthen our faith. The journey may bring experiences that stretch and challenge, or times that frustrate and make us stumble. There are always choices to be made.
Join us tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, as Lent begins.
Drive thru Ashes from 6:30-8:30am
Lenten worship and lunch of Cherokee Place at 11:30am
Worship in Sanctuary at 7pm

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Blessed Week 1

Matthew 5:1–12

The Beatitudes – the blessed and the not so blessed. In these verses Jesus asks us to re-think, to re-imagine, what the world has taught us about the rich and the poor, the haves and the have-nots, the powerful and the powerless. No small feat given the way we see the wealthy and the powerful portrayed in today’s society where we measure being “blessed” by what we accumulate and acquire. And it’s up to us to be sure that Jesus’ teachings are realized in the here and now. It’s our job to be the liberators for those oppressed by society’s notions of “blessed.”

 

This week look closely at the way the media and pop culture portray the “blessed” in today’s world. For every news item you read about society’s blessed find a story about Jesus’ blessed.

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