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And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”  Romans 10:15, NRSV

And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”  Romans 10:15, NRSV

“Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.”  1 Peter 5:7, NRSV
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Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.”  1 Peter 5:7, NRSV

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True Disciples:  Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by saying, ‘You will be made free’?”  Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not have a permanent place in the household; the son has a place there forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. - John 8:31-36  (NRSV)

Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah’s Ark….
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”  Luke 6:37-38, NRSV

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”  Luke 6:37-38, NRSV

"Likewise the spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words."  Romans 8:26

No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. - John 15:13, NRSV.  This coming Monday is Memorial Day; We Honor combines imagery with quotes to honor those who fought and died in battle.

We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus, a forerunner on our behalf, has entered, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.  Hebrews 6:19-20 (NRSV)

We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus, a forerunner on our behalf, has entered, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.  Hebrews 6:19-20 (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)

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?