Posts by ParkerUMC (Page 29)

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Today’s Scripture: Luke 18:9-14 Ash Wednesday Lenten Meal tonight: 5:30 dinner! Worship 7:00 PM What a wonderful Biblical image to launch us into our time together for this season of Lent. It is a powerful reminder that there is a great difference between the things we do and the things we believe. It highlights the distinction between actions that grow out of…

New Year, New Spirit!

I wanted to share with everyone the excitement I felt this past Sunday morning (1/6/13) with our Youth. As the kids came to worship together in SLAM our Sunday School Teachers greeted them, but something was a little bit different. The kids came into SLAM with a new spirit for the New Year. We all noticed an excitement throughout our Youth that…

Imitators of God

One of my favorite things to do in the evenings is to just sit and just watch my children. Matthew (my oldest) runs around, usually singing some crazy song, doing some crazy dance, or trying to do amazing jumps off of a stool and onto pillows. And following close behind is his little brother, Jackson. He idolizes his big brother and tries…

Community Messiah

On August 22, 1741, a brilliant but bankrupt composer shut himself away in his home and, over the next twenty-three days, wrote one of the most famous pieces of music the world has ever known. Having begun his composing career as a wunderkind, this composer had grown up to be the talk of the nation, was famous around the world, and was…

The Holidays Are Upon Us!

The holiday season has arrived! Before long we will be decorating for the season, sharing the music of the Messiah, and preparing to for candlelight worship on Christmas Eve. It really is a wonderful time of the year. There will be traditional meals, gifts to share, and relationships to renew. But we all know that the very best part arrives when we…