Community Thanksgiving Worship Service
November 24, 2020 • Rev. Eric J. Vaudt
Friends, we had planned an in-person service, but we had to adjust quickly because of a COVID diagnosis among us. Please receive this offering of the Gospel message; we are so thankful for Rev. Eric J. Vaudt, Fox Hill Central United Methodist Church, for giving it.
What Church Means to Me
October 24, 2020 • Rev. Brian Sixbey
Lord, we confess our confusion: With the pandemic, fires, hurricanes, personal, political, and corporate challenges of this year, our hearts feel like ping pong balls clattering uncontrollably on broken pavement. We have minds of cold, wet, and hungry squirrels looking for the food we forgot we already had. And yet — we’re here, together, gathered as the Body of Christ to feast on the Word and gain whatever truth will help us be fruitful for the upcoming week. Thank you, Lord! You know what we need, and you provide. Help us be the church for each other, for our community, and for our families and friends, so we can not only weather the storms in front of us, but bring a breath of grace to the people around us, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
The Fellowship of the Mat
October 10, 2020 • Tom Hite
Merciful Lord, we confess that we don’t answer your call to follow and to serve you. Instead, we offer excuses that all begin with, “I can’t.” Yes, we have limitations — physical, financial, medical, emotional — but the problem comes when we begin to define ourselves by those limitations. Even when we can, we say can’t. How it must grieve you, Oh God, that we become content with just sitting still day by day because of “can’t.” Forgive us, Lord, for not recognizing our gifts, for neglecting to nurture and use them. Lead us to see that we can, so that we may live into the fullness of life you promise when we follow you, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
There is Good News and There is Bad News
August 30, 2020 • Rev. Tommy Markham
Lord, forgive us for not wanting to climb the mountain with you. We find it so much easier to just coast along on level ground. We think about not being able to cope with the trials of everyday life. Perhaps a bit of spiritual mountain climbing with Jesus would help us deal with our fears and anxieties.