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We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:27 (NRSV)

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:27 (NRSV)

Pastors' Message - April 4, 2014 | St. Matthew's UMC

Join us as Pastor Jay Hanke continues our Lenten seasonal worship with the message, Jesus’ Encounter: Blindness… Ours? on March 30, 2014. Sunday Morning Gospel Scripture: John 9: 1-17, 35-41.

Pastor Brian Johnson begins our first Sunday morning worship in Lent with the message, Encountering Jesus in the midst of Temptation. Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Matthew 4:1-11

On Wednesday, we began the season of Lent.  This season leading up to Easter is an opportunity each year for us to practice our faith more seriously.  During Lent we are called to repent – to turn away from the things that keep us from God and turn instead towards God.  This can be a difficult time – one full of temptation as we struggle to follow God in a more disciplined and intense manner.  It is always….
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On Wednesday, we began the season of Lent.  This season leading up to Easter is an opportunity each year for us to practice our faith more seriously.  During Lent we are called to repent – to turn away from the things that keep us from God and turn instead towards God.  This can be a difficult time – one full of temptation as we struggle to follow God in a more disciplined and intense manner.  It is always….

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There is a certain “buzz” in the air whenever we are expecting company to arrive.
     There is a busy-ness of preparation,
     a fulfilling of lists to be completed before “they” come,
     a fresh look around to make sure that all is neat and tidy (putting our best foot forward),
     a planned intentionality about welcoming and hospitality, and a counting down of the time until it all begins!
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There is a certain “buzz” in the air whenever we are expecting company to arrive.

     There is a busy-ness of preparation,

     a fulfilling of lists to be completed before “they” come,

     a fresh look around to make sure that all is neat and tidy (putting our best foot forward),

     a planned intentionality about welcoming and hospitality, and a counting down of the time until it all begins!

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Chuck Knows Church - Foot Washing:  As recorded in John’s gospel, on his last night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them. But how did “Foot Washing” ever become part of Christian worship?

Lift up your eyes on high and see: Who created these? He who brings out their host and numbers them, calling them all by name; because he is great in strength, mighty in power, not one is missing.  -  Isaiah 40:26 (NRSV)

Lift up your eyes on high and see: Who created these? He who brings out their host and numbers them, calling them all by name; because he is great in strength, mighty in power, not one is missing.  -  Isaiah 40:26 (NRSV)

Tommy and Eddie hold a brainstorm session with an elite team to come up with a new way to make the Bible more exciting.

Read this week’s Pastors’ Message (January 31, 2014) at stmatthewsumc.org.

Read this week’s Pastors’ Message (January 31, 2014) at stmatthewsumc.org.

What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?  Romans 8:31 (NRSV)
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What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?  Romans 8:31 (NRSV)

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Join us as Pastor Jay Hanke continues our current worship theme, The Gifting Continues…., with the message, The Gift of Water. Isaiah 42:1-9; Matthew 3:13-17.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.  Colossians 3:16, NRSV

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.  Colossians 3:16, NRSV

Local Pastor Bill Moberly leads St. Matthew’s worship with the message "Led By the Light" on Sunday, December 29, 2013.  Scripture: Jeremiah 29:10-14 & Romans 12:1-8.  (recorded at the 11:15 Traditional Service)

Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.  Psalm 31:5, NRSV

Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.  Psalm 31:5, NRSV