“If the doors of my heart ever close, I am as good as dead.  – Mary Oliver 

“Almost everything needs to be opened to serve its purpose. The same holds true for our spiritual self.  Being open is a prerequisite for spiritual growth.” (The Cup of Our Life, p. 32)  How then, friends, do we open our lives fully where God can enter our lives? Sometimes we may be open but not have much room to receive, due to our clutter that crowds our mind and heart.  This Sunday, we invite you to ponder our openness and to take some brave steps to empty out anything that might be keeping our spiritual cup from being filled.  

Bring a cup that represents your life this Sunday!  Spark a conversation during the fellowship time about each other’s cup!   Bless the up with the following blessing prayer:

“Bestower of Life, Abundant Love, Trusted Companion, Eternal Wisdom, I pray your blessing to be upon this cup and upon myself.  Make of this cup a sacred vessel as I pray with it each day.  May this cup become my teacher, helping me to find my way to you.  May this cup hold many messages of your wisdom and your comfort.  May this cup connect me with life and create in me a generous heart.  May this cup draw me ever closer into loving oneness with you.”  (The Cup of Our LIfe, p. 8)

Come and join us in person or via Zoom or FaceBook Live. 

Bulletin Link


Worship Music Links

Christ from Whom All Blessings Flow 
More Precious than Silver
Fill My Cup, Lord
Crown Him with Many Crowns

You may give your Tithes & Offerings by mail or click here.

Worship begins at 10:15 AM (Come early for check-in and get your worship supplies. Fellowship follows worship for as long as you would like to stay. We have Nursery and Children’s Godly Play School with enhanced safety and fun for your children. Everyone over age 2, please wear masks (for everyone’s safety and comfort).  We have masks in case you drop or forget yours!

Bulletins will not be handed out in person, and you are welcome to bring your own printed bulletin, use your electronic devices, or follow along on the screen as we project the order of service


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Meeting ID: 868 2447 3010
Passcode: 326043

  To join via Telephone (no computer or smart device) please dial the number below then, when asked, dial the meeting ID & Password provided.

1(669) 900-6833

Meeting ID: 868 2447 3010
Passcode: 326043

To join Sunday Worship via Facebook, log onto your Facebook account and search for the ‘Lake Merritt United Methodist Church’ page or click here.