Tagged: “worship”

April Activities at Sterling UMC

Now we continue with the Easter Season, the time according to the United Methodist Church that:  also known as Eastertide or the Great Fifty Days, begins on Easter Day and ends 50 days later on Pentecost. Focusing on Christ’s resurrection and ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost), Eastertide is the most joyous and celebrative […]

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Confirmation Sunday

According to “A Dictionary for United Methodists.” Confirmation is “the act by which persons who were baptized as infants or young children (or, because of other special circumstances, could not make the baptismal vows themselves) make their first public statement of their declaration or profession of faith. In this sense they confirm their faith. Confirmation […]

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Holy Week – Good Friday

According to the United Methodist Church: The Friday before Easter on which the crucifixion of Jesus is remembered. Good Friday services focus upon prayer and reflection on the death of Christ and penance and special devotion for the believer. The source of our term for the Friday before Easter, “Good Friday,” is not clear.  It […]

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Holy Week and Easter at Sterling UMC

Easter is a time of joy and renewal. Followers of Jesus saw their darkest days replaced with the miracle of hope and eternal life. Christians today take time for self-examination and reflection during Lent. “Going dark” for a few weeks prepares us to fully experience those first rays of resurrection light on Easter. (from the […]

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The Fifth Sunday in Lent, Holy Week Approaches

This Lent we will quiet things down and heighten our attention to the “still, small voice” of God and our own True Self. Listening through prayer as well as meditation on holy texts is an ancient Lenten practice. Come and rest, come and listen. This Sunday, the fifth Sunday of Lent,  Pastor Steve Vineyard continues his […]

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The Third Sunday of Lent and The Youth Musical!

This Lent we will quiet things down and heighten our attention to the “still, small voice” of God and our own True Self. Listening through prayer as well as meditation on holy texts is an ancient Lenten practice. Come and rest, come and listen. This Sunday, the third Sunday of Lent,  Pastor Steve Vineyard continues his […]

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Come and Worship with Us This Sunday!

We are quickly approaching the last Sunday in January 2018! Soon we will be entering into the Lent season which begins with Ash Wednesday, this year on Valentine’s Day Wednesday, February 14! However, before we get to the season of Lent there is so much going on in the life of our church! This Sunday, […]

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Holiday Season Love Offering for Sterling UMC Staff

During this busy season, it is important to take time to remember the dedication and hard work of our wonderful church staff throughout the year. One way Sterling UMC has traditionally done this is through our annual Love Offering to provide a small token of our collective appreciation to the staff. The Love Offering collection […]

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What’s Happening at SUMC!

    Soup and Cookie Mix Holiday Gift Fundraiser  The annual SUMC Missions Soup and Cookie Mix Fundraiser  kicked off earlier this month and will continue through the holiday season.  Purchase your gifts of Chicken Noodle Soup mix, Minestrone Soup Mix, Cheese Soup mix, and Tortilla Soup Mix; and for baking; M & M Brownie Mix […]

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Amazing GRACE

‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.  I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.  I was a stranger and you invited me in.  I needed clothes and you clothed me… ‘(Matthew 25:35-36) The GRACE Ministries food, clothing, and diaper distribution is this Saturday, the second Saturday of this […]

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Youth Sunday/Mother’s Day

May 8 is Mother’s Day and Youth Sunday! The youth will lead worship at all services that morning. Join us for an inspiring time of praise, teaching, prayer and introspection as the youth lead us into God’s presence in fresh and exciting worship experiences as only the youth can! And, of course, we will honor all […]

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Confirmation Sunday

On Sunday, May 15 our 7th Grade Confirmation Class will be completing their year of study as we celebrate the Rite of Confirmation during Sunday morning worship.  At the 8:15 and 9:30 AM worship services our confirmands will be presenting their statements of faith to the congregation.  At the 11:00 AM worship service we will […]

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Easter Sunday

Join us as we celebrate the greatest gift the world has ever known!   Easter Sunday, March 27 Sunrise Service 6:30 AM Celebration Worship 8:15*, 9:30 and 11:00 AM Servicio en Español 11:00 AM* *Communion will be served. Nursery care is available for all worship services.

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Lenten Devotional for February 9

God Wants to Be Known Read:  John 1:1-18 No one has ever seen God. God the only Son, who is at the Father’s side, has made God known. –John 1:18 Reflect: God is not hiding. God doesn’t avoid us. God wants to be known. That’s the story of the Bible. God wanted to be known […]

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