April 10, 2020
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If you don't currently have a church home we invite you to check us out this Sunday at 10:00. Our worship style is fairly traditional with a “come as you are” casual feel. We aren’t perfect but we do extend God’s grace for all. People who have been far from God and the church for a long time (or always) are finding HFUMC to be a place of love and acceptance, and we invite you to grow in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ here.
A message from Pastor Kim:
As we enter in to Holy Week. We leave behind the celebration of yesterday as the crowds gathered to praise and worship. We leave behind the joy of those good times in the Christian year and life. As we do that, we turn our faces and our feet toward the Upper Room and the Cross.
There is always a danger that our spiritual lives jump from Sunday to Sunday and forget all the other days in between. We focus on God and our life in Christ on that one day, but live in the busyness of life the other six days.
We jump from the celebration of the coming of the Messiah on Palm Sunday to the even greater celebration of resurrection and new life on Easter Sunday.
The days in between are the very events that give those Sundays and celebrations their meaning. Without Jesus' sacrifices, Jesus could not be Lord of our lives. Without Jesus' death, we would have no hope of resurrection and new life.
I hope that you will take time each day this week to journey with Jesus through the betrayal and denial of his friends, through the accusations and cruelty of the authorities, through the cries of the crowds for his death, and through the final moments of his life.
I know that in these days, with all we are living through, we need the hope and promise of Easter. We will get there, but first we need to live through the days in between.
In these days we can learn more about who we are. We can come to appreciate what really matters. We can refocus on what is important and remember how much we depend on and need one another. Those lessons, those new perspectives are what will bring new life and change the world when we reach the end of our quarantine.
What have you learned that will change the way you live when you finally step out of your house? How will your priorities and perspective have changed?
I am mindful of the words from Romans 8:
What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not withhold his own son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else?
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This week's bulletin
Also this Week
Due to the coronavirus crisis Worship has been suspended through April 30th
Join us in Christ's Cafe immediately after worship for refreshments and fellowship.
The next celebration of Holy Communion will be held at 10:00 a.m. on
Sunday, May 3, 2019,
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