Posts Tagged ‘service’

Lectionary Scripture 7-7-19

July 1, 2019

Lectionary Scriptures for 6-30-19

June 24, 2019

Lectionary Scriptures for 6-23-19

June 18, 2019

Lectionary Scriptures for 2-3-19

January 31, 2019

Pastor’s Ponderings

December 30, 2018

As I think about Christmas I can’t help but be drawn into the act of renewal for the world that Jesus brought to us. Christmas is at the end of a year, at the end of another age. It is an opportunity for us to think about the year past and really look at how we represented Christ to the world. Does our love for Christ show in our daily actions such as our speech, our face, our reactions to events, our acts of compassion or our outreach to those less fortunate than ourselves. These are all opportunities to fulfill the call of God in Jesus Christ. Jesus left His disciples to change the world and we are the descendants of those disciples so it is our job to change how the world knows who God in Jesus Christ is. Jesus came, Jesus taught, Jesus suffered, Jesus resurrected so that all who believe in Him would be His witness in His Love for the world.

Kind words and loving actions practiced repetitively will become habit and what better habits to have than showing love to the world in all you do.

I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and wish everyone a blessed New Year.

Pastor Randy

Lectionary Scriptures for Advent’s fourth Sunday 12-23-18

December 19, 2018

Remember our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.

Candlelight Service Christmas Eve

December 19, 2018

Wesley United Methodist Church will be having its Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 5pm. If you cannot make it in to Wesley please find a church near you to attend. We get so busy this time of year and Christmas Eve Services are a few moments out of the day to refocus on the true meaning of Christmas. God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son so that whoever believes in Him will have everlasting life.

Have a blessed Christmas Season because you believe in the love God has for this world and all of it’s inhabitants.

The picture above is one I took one evening at the church.

Pastor Randy

Pastor’s Ponderings, Wonderings, Wanderings

November 12, 2011

 Iwo Jima Memorial

I wrote this post yesterday and did not post it, so it is a day late for Veteran’s Day.

Lets all remember to give thanks to our Veterans and thanks to our God for their sacrifice. While we all know that war is a terrible thing and something that none of us want, we all know that it is a part of life. As long as we as human beings put self before others we will always have disagreements that lead to seperation and yes even war. While many factors come into play to get nations to the point of war, each one of us as Christ’s children are responsible for resisting the need for war. When a nation feels justified in the need for war then it’s population is responsible for supporting that nation in its efforts. Our Veterans answer that call to protect our freedom and our way of life. They deserve more than they get. The least we can do is thank them for the sacrifice they have made.

In our Matthew 25:14-30 Lectionary Scripture for this coming Sunday we hear Jesus tell us the parable of the talents. Money entrusted to three men. Two of those men take the money/talent and grow it into more. The third man hordes the talent he was given, afraid to take a risk. All three were rewarded for their efforts. Two were given more and one had everything taken from him. As Christians we are called to be a people who are willing to sacrifice some of our time, some of our money, some of the abilities that God has given us. When we ignore God’s call to take a risk, you know like step out on faith, we are denying that He is our God or at least denying Him in a part of our lives. While love is the driving force behind the ministry Jesus Christ has given us we also must remember the warning about being cast out into the darkness.

Soldiers in the armed services are asked to make sacrifices of time, money and abilities. Sometimes even their lives. If we believe in our God and His Son we too should be willingly to give of our selves even more.