Notes by Rev. Dale Golden
Did you know that God desires a relationship with us and created us for that purpose? Did you know that God loves it when we love on each other and God? Did you know that God knows when out hearts have jumbled and turned toward Him? Probably most of you knew this… maybe not everyone. Not our words, but our actions point to our hearts, During this three-week worship series, we are going to intentionally seek God in singing a new song, praying without end and looking at new ways to turn our words into action through the work of Jesus Christ in the presence of the Holy Spirit. Now I’ve said it, let’s do it!
This Sunday we will be celebrating with the preaching and leadership of our District Superintendent, Rev Bob Bushong, who will be bringing the message before our Church Conference.
World Communion Sunday is a celebration observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of October, that promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. It focuses on an observance of the Eucharist. On World Communion Sunday your giving helps to provide scholarships for national and international graduate students whom God has gifted to learn and to serve. Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” And because the people of The United Methodist Church believe that all of God’s children have been created and gifted to build the kingdom Jesus ushered in, we’re resourcing them to do just that. Because of your giving on World Communion Sunday, the most powerful tool to change the world is in more hands.
A ministry fair allows the church to highlight the various ministries that we are involved in, such as mission outreach, evangelism, finance, trustees, children and youth, just to mention a few. We will be using visuals as well as showcasing our church leadership. This is an opportunity for us to ask questions such as, “Who is in charge of…or how can I get involved or sign up for…?” Another good question might be, what is required of me?
Laity Sunday is October 15 and the Ministry Fair will give us the ability to highlight the ministry of lay persons. Both worship and the ministry fair will be in the Fellowship Hall. Both of our worship services will be at their regular scheduled times.
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July 2 The Greatest Commandments & The Great Commission: Balance for living a Christian Life
Matthew 22:34-40 & 28:16-20
July 9 Today’s “Vanity” or what does living in vanity look like?
In this first chapter of Ecclesiastes, I want to share with you three main ideas; 1) If King Solomon was so wise, how could he be so foolish? 2) How can we avoid the sin that so many other wise people have fallen into? And 3) How are we to understand poetic writings such as Job, Psalms and Ecclesiastes so they may guide us through life?
July 16 “The Colors of His Love”
Children participating in Trinity’s Summer Music and Drama Camp will perform the choreographed musical drama, The Colors of His Love, at both services.
July 23 “Turn, turn, turn”
To everything (turn, turn, turn)…There is a season (turn, turn, turn)…And a time for every purpose, under heaven…A time to be born and time to die…
~Song writer, Pete Seegar
July 30 “Vanity under the sun”
All the stuff “under the sun,” wealth, work, relationships and power will fade and let us down—they just can’t satisfy the soul—a soul yearning for a connection with the Creator. Our heavenly relationship and love with God can always be counted on though. God is always faithful and God will always be there for us! “Under the sun” just cannot compare with “under heaven.”
August 6 What would Jesus do?
Have the American people in the 21st century lost the connection and understanding of how awesome God really is? Are we content with what God has blessed us with? In recent polls, we, Americans have said we are a religious people and believe there is a God who created the heavens and the earth, society just doesn’t seem to carry that same belief into our daily thinking, decision making and judgments of what is right and wrong. Forget about the rest of the world, what about us—you and I? Do we make daily decisions with God in mind?
August 13 Wearing white at a funeral!
This is a new year with new possibilities; so why would we spend time reading Old Testament Ecclesiastes chapter seven that deals with wisdom, foolishness and death? Why not something more up lifting and loving—something more nurturing? Because many of us here today, know the pain of death or dying and this message is especially important for us today when we might not being feeling so lovely—a day that is supposed to be about love and good feelings—the Lord’s day. We need God’s words today!
Here are a selection of past sermons given by our own pastor and guest preachers. Whether you are listening to these messages for the first, second or third time, enjoy perusing the archives and filling your soul with the Word of God – for the people of God!
June 4–What Does Pentecost Mean For Us?
May 21–A Tale of Three Trees
Our Community Music Makers performed this musical drama at both services. Three trees who aspire to great things realize their dreams, but not in the way they planned. God used them in a mighty way, just like he can use us! Click here for a video of the performance
May 14–The Character of a Methodist
April 9–Palm Sunday Palms, Passion, Peregrine
Matthew 21: 1-11
April 2 Tomb Talk
John 11: 1-45
March 26 In the Dark
March 12: “Night-Time Religious Rendezvous”
February 19: MeStrong: Team Strong
1 Corinthians 12
February 12: MeStrong: We Strong
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
February 5: MeStrong: Super Strong
Isaiah 41:10; Joshua 1:6-9; Phillipians 4:13
January 29: MeStrong: Staying in Shape
1 Timothy 4:8-10
January 22: MeStrong: Getting in Shape
1 Corinthians 9:19-27
December 18: The Wonder of a Manger
December 11: The Wonder of a Name
Matthew 1: 18-25
November 20 10,000 Reasons
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
November 6 Surrounded by the Church
September 25 Jonah Swims, Jonah Flies, Jonah Sulks
September 18 Hosea’s Suffering Love