The church will be hosting a Prayer Day on Wednesday, January 27th. The sanctuary will be open from 9:00a.m. until 2:00p.m. Please consider taking part of your day to spend time alone in the Sanctuary. Feel free to read Devotions, Scripture, or just sit in silence. Copies fo The Upper Room will be available to read and take home. Join Pastor Cathy at 10:00 a.m. in a special time of prayer for our world, our country, our community, and our congregation. Prayer request forms are available for you to submit. Prayer Day is scheduled every fourth Wednesday of each month. The sanctuary is arranged for social distancing. Please bring a mask to wear. If needed, masks will be available.
Let us pray...“Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.” (Leviticus 19:2)
God of all Nations, we bring you thanks and praise, praise for your wisdom and mercy and your love for all humankind, and thanks for the many freedoms and rights we enjoy in the United States. We have the privilege of living in a land where we acknowledge and respect the rights of all our fellow citizens under no king but you. Bless and protect our leaders and give them wisdom, we pray.
Beloved God, we believe that you abhor violence. We are all shocked and dismayed by attempts at mob rule. We‘re unsure where to turn, but we can always and at all times turn to you for comfort, strength, and guidance. We turn to you today, raising up our hands in humble supplication for peace, justice, and a return to the rule of law.
We have many concerns, Lord, and we’re worried about the future of our land. Let us look to you, as the author of our security and the architect of our freedom, that our values of peace, justice, equality, and reason may prevail.
We enter now upon a season of prayer. Hear us, O Lord. May your Holy
Spirit prevail in all our hearts, and may we be true disciples of Jesus Christ,
whose law is love. In His name we pray, Amen.
Bishop Trimble invites United Methodist lay, clergy, and neighbors to commit to being in prayer for the next 100 days in regards to the safety and future of our nation. This comes in light of a recent attack on the U.S. Capitol as Senators gathered to discuss the certification of votes for President-Elect Joe Biden.
“We are outraged, disappointed, discouraged — some desponded — witnessing what we think could never happen in America,” says the bishop. “So what do people of faith do in moments like this? We do what our Lord and Savior commands us to do and that is be in a time of prayer.”
January's Drive-Thru Dinner will be held on Wednesday, January 20th from 4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m. To reserve individual meals, please send an email to email@example.com with the number of meals requested, and we will send a confirmation number. If you don't have access to email, please call (219) 921-3205. The meal this month is Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Corn and a Dessert.