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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.

Pastors' Message - March 14, 2014 | St. Matthew's UMC

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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So the term “digging out” seems to be most appropriate for our favorite pastimes this week! How blessed we are to have warm places to live and electricity to give us a sense of normality amidst the storms outside. Although each of us can enumerate the inconveniences we are experiencing, we also can approach each day with a spirit of gratitude for life itself, and especially for Christian community which nurtures and encourages us!  Read more….

So the term “digging out” seems to be most appropriate for our favorite pastimes this week! How blessed we are to have warm places to live and electricity to give us a sense of normality amidst the storms outside. Although each of us can enumerate the inconveniences we are experiencing, we also can approach each day with a spirit of gratitude for life itself, and especially for Christian community which nurtures and encourages us!  Read more….

Christmas Cantata 2013, a set on Flickr.BEAUTIFUL Christmas Cantata photos by the talented Jim King are now on the SMUMC Flickr page! Take a look!
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Christmas Cantata 2013, a set on Flickr.

BEAUTIFUL Christmas Cantata photos by the talented Jim King are now on the SMUMC Flickr page! Take a look!

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.

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love:  This will be an 8 week,  small group marriage enrichment experience based on the book, Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson. All of us have a deep need for emotional connection, yet in our marriages we are often too stressed or tired to remain open, attuned and responsive to each other: the very conditions that help us feel emotionally connected. With Dr. Johnson’s guidance our group will focus on key moments in our relationships and use them as touchstones for having seven healing conversations that can guide us in reshaping these moments to create a secure and lasting bond with each other. We will use the book, Hold Me Tight, videos of couples engaged in each of the conversations, conversations with our spouses, and group discussions to help each of us enrich, revitalize or heal the rough spots in our marriages.  Group will meet Sunday evenings 6:00-8:00 PM beginning January 19th in room 302. We will not meet on February 2nd. Babysitting provided.  Leader: Rev. Judy Hall.

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love:  This will be an 8 week,  small group marriage enrichment experience based on the book, Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson. All of us have a deep need for emotional connection, yet in our marriages we are often too stressed or tired to remain open, attuned and responsive to each other: the very conditions that help us feel emotionally connected. With Dr. Johnson’s guidance our group will focus on key moments in our relationships and use them as touchstones for having seven healing conversations that can guide us in reshaping these moments to create a secure and lasting bond with each other. We will use the book, Hold Me Tight, videos of couples engaged in each of the conversations, conversations with our spouses, and group discussions to help each of us enrich, revitalize or heal the rough spots in our marriages.  Group will meet Sunday evenings 6:00-8:00 PM beginning January 19th in room 302. We will not meet on February 2nd. Babysitting provided.  Leader: Rev. Judy Hall.

Senior Pastor Jay M. Hanke begins our new worship theme, The Gifting Continues…., with the message, The Gifts of the Wise Men and King Herod. Scriptures: Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12.

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)

UPDATE (1:10pm):  The evening Advent Study has been canceled today.  All activities at St. Matthew’s are canceled for Tuesday, Dec. 10th (this includes all rehearsals, concerts, studies, and group meetings).
UPDATE (11:45am):  All rehearsals, concerts & the Disciple Bible Study Class have been canceled today as well.  We are still waiting for word on the evening Advent Study class.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - Due to inclement weather the Weekday School and Church Office are closed today.  Check back in on this post later for updates on afternoon and evening activities.

UPDATE (1:10pm):  The evening Advent Study has been canceled today.  All activities at St. Matthew’s are canceled for Tuesday, Dec. 10th (this includes all rehearsals, concerts, studies, and group meetings).

UPDATE (11:45am):  All rehearsals, concerts & the Disciple Bible Study Class have been canceled today as well.  We are still waiting for word on the evening Advent Study class.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - Due to inclement weather the Weekday School and Church Office are closed today.  Check back in on this post later for updates on afternoon and evening activities.

UPDATED at 11:20 AM:  The church office and Weekday School will be closed today, December 9th.  Evening studies will meet as planned!  All other activities and rehearsals, including the Monday afternoon Children’s Program, have been canceled.  

UPDATED at 11:20 AM:  The church office and Weekday School will be closed today, December 9th.  Evening studies will meet as planned!  All other activities and rehearsals, including the Monday afternoon Children’s Program, have been canceled.  

All afternoon and evening activities and rehearsals have been canceled today, December 8, due to inclement weather.  This includes the Seniors and Sr. High Christmas Party, UMYF, choir rehearsals, among other events and activities. 

All afternoon and evening activities and rehearsals have been canceled today, December 8, due to inclement weather.  This includes the Seniors and Sr. High Christmas Party, UMYF, choir rehearsals, among other events and activities.