Noon Daily Prayer
Let us pray the Lord's Prayer daily at 12 noon. This Community of Faith action will be a reminder to each one of us that although we may be physically apart, we are still connected to one another with a singular focus.
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Upcoming Live Stream Services
Please join us on YouTube as we live stream the following services:
- Palm Sunday Worship, April 5 at 9:45 a.m.
- Maunday Thursday Worship, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.
- Good Friday Worship, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.
- Easter Worship, April 12 at 9:45 a.m.
A Message from Pastor Michelle
Dear First United Methodist Church Ministries (FUMCM) Family and Friends,
The Lord's blessings of peace are with you and your loved ones.
In the midst of uncertain times, we stop to remember that our faith and hope is in the One who does not change, is not surprised by what surprises us or “catches us off guard.” Our faith and hope is in the everlasting God, Who has revealed Godself to us in Jesus Christ, our Prince of Peace.
It seems that each day brings new recommendations of response to the COVID - 19. Today, I want to share the latest update with you from our Bishop, Bishop Julius Trimble. Bishop Trimble, out of concern for the wellbeing of congregants and leaders, is requesting that all churches suspend regular worship services for the next four weeks. Yes, this includes Easter Sunday! (I will continue to monitor and make you aware of future updates.)
What does this mean for us, FUMCM Family and Friends?
- Worship. Worship privately, with your family and also worship with the congregation by livestreaming the Pendleton Campus’s worship services at 9:45 am on Sundays. (Click here to visit our YouTube Channel.) As I prepare this communication, the song, Indescribable, by Chris Tomlin came to my mind. I had to stop and listen to it online (google indescribable Chris Tomlin). During this moment of private worship, my focus shifted from the current reality of the need to communicate to my faithful congregation to being reminded of the Person and attributes of our awesome God who loves you, me and all of humanity;
- Pray individually and as a family. Pray for one another and pray for those who are impacted by this global pandemic, i.e., first responders, health care providers, victims, families of victims, grieving families, our international, national and state leaders, as well as our denominational leaders.
- Check on your neighbors, friends, congregation members and friends by telephone (to hear another’s voice is healing) or other means of communication that is direct and personal (one act of kindness each day or five acts of kindness each week?)
- Continue to support the church financially by giving online, ACH or by mail. Ministry and Mission continue even when we do not gather as a congregation to worship corporately on a Sunday morning. Thank you for your ongoing financial support. Click here for online giving or you can download the Give+ App on your mobile device. If you need assistance setting up your profile, please call Donna @ 765-649-6363 or call the office @ 765-778-8074. Due to the staff now having the flexibility to work from home, the office will not be staffed every day to receive financial envelopes in person.
In closing, I want to share the title of a song that just came to my mind (yes, I enjoy music). It is a song that my family and I sing during challenging times, times of uncertainty and yes, even times of concern and grief. The title of the song is, I Know Who Holds Tomorrow. It was written by Ira F. Standphill. Several groups have recorded it. I encourage you to google the title and read the lyrics.
Let us pray. Loving and protective God, in these days of uncertainty, concern and yes, even anxiety remind us of who you are and whose we are. May we be the bearers of hope and peace to all who we come in contact with today and every day. In the name of Jesus Christ our Prince of Peace, I pray. Amen.
Trusting in God,
First United Methodist Church
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