Unsung Heroes of the Faith

It is not easy to go against any established order, whether it is political, economic, or social. This Sunday, we will reflect on a story of two women, midwives, Shiphrah and Puah, committing acts of civil disobedience.  They defy the Egyptian king’s order to kill all Hebrew newborn baby boys.  These two powerless women courageously breathes together to give life rather than death. They are mothering agents bearing witness to the mothering power of God!  They gave a powerful picture of who God is. God is the God who has the back of the lowly and powerless and a life giver.  O breath of God, fall afresh on us today.  Amen.

Come friends, we will hear more about these two unsung heroes of faith in worship!

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Sunday service begins at 10:15AM.

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Unsung Heroes of the Faith

 

We are journeying with some of the unsung biblical heroes who can teach us something important about our faith.  Bezalel and Oholiab belong to this group of unsung heroes.  They are endowed with wisdom, discernment, and knowledge, and their wisdom is not cerebral but practical.  Their story teaches us that creating a home, the tabernacle or sanctuary, for holiness is human work!  Come, friends, we will hear more about these two unsung heroes of faith in worship!

We are also celebrating a special baptism of Rosie and Renee Taharka this Sunday.  Grace abounds!  Join us!

 

 

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Sunday service begins at 10:15AM.

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Unsung Heroes of Faith

The Bible is filled with many people who, called by God, use their gifts to make a difference for God’s people.  Like Abraham, Moses, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Peter, and Paul, they are big leaders whose names and accomplishments are well-known to us.  But there are others whose names and or actions do not get much attention.

For the next three Sundays, we will reflect on some of those unsung biblical heroes who can teach us something important about faith. This Sunday, Pastor Dale will be preaching on the nameless widow of Zarephath who shows us that interfaith relationships provide God’s people with sustenance and blessing.  Come and worship with us.

 

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Sunday service begins at 10:15AM.

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All Saints’ Singing Sunday and Breakfast

All Hallows’ Eve is not something that very many congregations are used to observing. Maybe Halloween, maybe All Saints’ Day, but that moment in the middle isn’t on the radar for most. Yet it is rich with possibilities, and it would be a shame to miss it. The Celtic Christians called it a thin place, where this world and the next one moved closer together, and it was as if you could go from one to the other with one small step.

All Saints’ Day is one of those moments where we celebrate and remember those who have made the journey or who have taken the next step. We remember them because they are still a part of us, shaping us, mentoring us – maybe not in a direct way, but in a real way. We are who we are, in part, because of who they were. (https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning)

This Sunday, we will be singing our praises to God with uplifting and familiar hymns and also honoring the saints who have gone on before.  A simple breakfast will be served at 9:30am then we will be singing our praises to God at 10:15am.  Join us.

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Sunday service begins at 10:15AM.

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Dream Like Jesus 

“Expand the Dream”

The last four Sundays, we’ve been reflecting on God’s dream as we pray, “Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”  (Matthew 6:9)

Rebekah Simon Peter challenged us to D.A.R.E. – Dream like Jesus, Align ourselves to fulfil Jesus’ Dream, Realize the Dream, and today, Expand God’s dream.  Another words, “Dream on”.

Dream On! God intends for us to move forward and to expand on our dreams that emanate from Him. Fulfilling God’s dream on earth, the kingdom of God, is like planting a tiny seed and it growing to give rest and life.  What is God’s dream for us at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church?  Come friends!  As your pastor, I would like to share God’s vision and his dream for our church.  Amen.

 

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Dream Like Jesus 

“Realize the Dream”


We continue our worship series inspired by Rebekah Simon-Peter’s book, “Dream Like Jesus”.

God gives us dreams that are bigger than what we can do on our own, and yet with God’s power those dreams can be fulfilled. Dreams can come true in the dreams God gives and through the means God’s grace. And God grants us the ability to make dreams come true.

Jesus sent off his twelve closest followers to fulfil God’s vision. Then, he appointed seventy-two others and sent them off by two by two to every town and place.  He strategized and empowered and fully equipped his people to act and live in God’s dream.  Siblings, how do you realize God’s dream? What is your strategy to fulfil God’s dream?  Come! Join us and let us continue to dream God’s dream and live in Jesus’ name.   Amen.

 

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Sunday service begins at 10:15AM.

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