Fellowship

Lenten Devotional for March 2

Being in the Light Read: Ephesians 5:8-17 Light produces fruit that consists of every sort of goodness, justice, and truth. —Ephesians 5:9 Reflect: “You might as well throw that out!” I said in astonishment. My husband had just planted a Christmas gift, an amaryllis. When he opened the box, he had discovered that an eight-inch […]

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Lenten Devotional for March 1

Walk with Hope Read: Isaiah 9:2-7 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light. —Isaiah 9:2 Reflect: If I understand…the purpose of Christian spirituality, it is to nudge us over toward the hopeful side of life, to get us to look at life from the bright rather than the dark side. . . […]

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Lenten Devotional for February 29

I Am the Light of the World Read: John 8:12-20 Jesus spoke to the people again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me won’t walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” —John 8:12 Reflect: I collect flashlights of various shapes and sizes. I have a small one in […]

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El Camino con los Amigos

El 12 de marzo, 2016, despues del Ministerio de Gracia y almuerzo, Los Amigos de Sterling UMC vamos a ir casa a casa a decirles a la comunidad que estamos ahí para servirles. ¡En la area de Sterling Park!  Ven con nosotros!  Acompáñenos en las actividades de la mañana y el almuerzo o reunirse con […]

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Youth Musical Production

The SUMC players proudly present “Once Upon a Mattress” on March 4,5, and 6. This is a funny retelling of the famous children’s story “The Princess and The Pea.” Fun for the whole family! Show times: Friday, March 4 @ 7:00 pm Saturday, March 5 @ 7:00 pm Sunday, March 6 @ 2:00 pm Tickets: […]

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Lenten Sermon and Study Series

Come to the All-Church Lenten Study Series beginning the week of February 7.  We will explore the “I AM” sayings of Jesus on Sunday mornings and in Bible studies during the weekdays throughout the 6 weeks of Lent. WEEKLY TOPICS for Lenten Study & Sermon Series February 14     Knowing the Great “I AM” February 21    “I AM the Bread of Life”: […]

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Easter Carnival

Saturday,March 19 1:00 – 3:00 PM Join us for fun and games, laughter and activities. Come and enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt, moon bounce, balloon animals, snacks and more! Fun for the whole family!   Click here to sign up to help with the carnival or to donate needed items. (This link will take you to signupgenius.com.)   […]

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Lenten Devotional for February 27

Knowing God’s Presence Read: Mark 1:9-13 At once the Spirit forced Jesus out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan. —Mark 1:12-13 Reflect: Our love for God grows and deepens when we keep the faith during dark times. When we begin our journey with Christ, we often feel […]

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Lenten Devotional for February 26

Light Divine Read: John 8:12-30 Jesus spoke to the people again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me won’t walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” —John 8:12 Reflect: Come, Christ-light, undying, inseparable Light of love, we celebrate The offering of your eternal Hope. A light into our […]

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Lenten Devotional for February 25

The Light of Life Read: John 9:1-7 Jesus answered, “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” —John 9:5 Reflect: One of my favorite sayings is “let’s shed some light on this.” It’s a familiar expression to use when you want to take a closer look at an object or […]

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Lenten Devotional for February 24

Spiritual Fullness Read: 1 Thessalonians 3:6-13 May the Lord cause you to increase and enrich your love for each other and for everyone in the same way as we also love you. —1 Thessalonians 3:12 Reflect: Mother Teresa of Calcutta was a pint-size missionary nun, whose road to saintliness took her from her home country […]

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Lenten Devotional for February 23

Emptied to Be Filled Read: Mark 10:17-22 Jesus looked at him carefully and loved him. He said, “You are lacking one thing. Go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor. Then you will have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.” —Mark 10:21 Reflect: I like to imagine that each of […]

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Lenten Devotional for February 22

Every Day God Comes to Us Read: John 6:25-40 Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” —John 6:35 Reflect: Every day God waits for us to pray in gratitude and trust, asking for what we and what […]

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Lenten Devotional for February 21

Break Thou Bread of Life Read: John 6:1-25 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass there. They sat down, about five thousand of them. Then Jesus took the bread. When he had given thanks, he distributed it to those who were sitting there. He did the same with the fish, […]

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Lenten Devotional for February 20

Knowing God’s Satisfaction Read: Luke 12:14-31 “Don’t chase after what you will eat and what you will drink. Stop worrying. All the nations of the world long for these things. Your Father knows that you need them.  Instead, desire his kingdom and these things will be given to you as well.” —Luke 12:29-31 Reflect: C. […]

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Lenten Devotional for February 19

I Am the Bread of Life Read: Psalm 34:1-10 Taste and see how good the Lord is! The one who takes refuge in him is truly happy! –Psalm 34:8 Reflect: “Taste and see that the Lord is good, invites Psalm 34. As I learned long ago and continue to learn anew each day, it is […]

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Lenten Devotional for February 18

Bread for the Journey Read: John 6:25-35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” —John 6:35 (NRSV) Reflect: “Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?” Our mother always asked us these questions the moment we came […]

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Lenten Devotional for February 17

God’s Name Is “I Am” Read: Proverbs 3:5-6  Trust in the Lord with all your heart; don’t rely on your own intelligence. –Proverbs 3:5 Reflect: Have you ever wished God would do more to assure you? Have you ever waited to act faithfully until feeling adequate? Have you ever delayed saying yes to a challenge […]

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Lenten Devotional for February 16

Knowing the Great “I Am” Read: Exodus 3:1-14 God said to Moses, “I Am Who I Am. So say to the Israelites, ‘I Am has sent me to you.’” —Exodus 3:14 Reflect: Moses very likely hoped for something more satisfying than what he got from God on Sinai—a little reassuring information, perhaps an explanation that […]

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Lenten Devotional for February 15

In God’s Presence Read: Psalm 16 You teach me the way of life. In your presence is total celebration. Beautiful things are always in your right hand. —Psalm 16:11 Reflect: God is active in the world and in our lives in many ways. We may feel the mystery of God as we view storm clouds […]

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