Into the Wardrobe
John 1: 1-9
Sunday November 29th, 2020
Lucy went exploring as many us have during the cold rainy winter days surrounding a Northwest Christmas. What she found was the most curious place within the wardrobe. But is the journey of the light that the Gospel of John reminds us, that the light is the word and the word is of God and the word is God. Advent is the journey to the word and the light of Jesus.
The Good Stuff is at the Bottom
Matthew 6: 25
Sunday November 22nd, 2020
This year we gather to celebrate a different Thanksgiving. How full is your cup? During this year of change and pandemic maybe your cup is only half full or only half empty. However it is the teachings of the Gospel that the good stuff is at the bottom; faith, hope, and love
Celebrate and Rejoice the Christian Calendar
Sunday November 15, 2020
Listen and rejoice as the Christian calendar is reviewed. From the Advent season, through Christmas and Lent, the Easter resurrection and the Pentecost season, your pastors give a brief scripture and reflection of the Christian church before the new year begins in the season of Advent.
Joshua 24: 1-3; 14-18
Sunday November 8th, 2020
During the seasons of pledge and elections, we remember the message Joshua delivered to the elders of Israel. With many different gods from many different tribes he and his family choose the Lord. We can also make our choice and choose our Lord and our own Marysville Church.
The Blessing Way
Matthew 5: 1 - 12
Sunday November 1st, 2020
What does a saintly life look like? It is the saints who live in God's abundant love that reminds of the blessings given to us. Jesus spent his time giving the blessings to those in the margins, not to the strong or the powerful, but to everyone.
The Greatest Commandment
Matthew 22: 34-40
Sunday October 25th, 2020
When questioned by those who thought to undermine him, Jesus simply answered the two great commandments. Love God fully and love others as you would yourself. These two laws work together with each other. And it is not just the act of saying I love god and my neighbor, but taking the action to show God we love each with our worship of Him.
Luke 17: 11-18
1st Thessalonians 5: 16-17
Sunday October 18, 2020
What are you grateful for? When gratitude is at the center of our faith then we become the center of God's love in all things. Gratitude is the relationship we have with God as His gift is the love He gives to us and our response is gratitude for the gift.
Praise God with Music
Sunday October 11th, 2020
Music has the ability to transcend us into the presence of that which is most Holy, to transcend our earthly limitations. Join us as we celebrate the gift of Jane Campbell and her 40 years of service at Marysville United Methodist Church.
The Way of Saint Francis
Sunday October 4th, 2020
Come and rejoice in the life of St Francis of Assissi. The son of wealth, solider in the army, who gave all to live a life of joy and simplicity as he answered God's call to "Rebuild my Church."
Rivers of Life
Revelations 22: 1 -5
Sunday September 27, 2020
God brings us hope and life through water. Whether the true waters of a river that bring water to crops, sustain us through our bodies, or through the vast creatures of the wilderness; or through the river of life that flows out from Him and heals the tree of the nations as well as the love of His spirit into each of us.
Wondering in the Wilderness
Joel 1: 19-20 and Isaiah 43: 18-21
September 20, 2020
The wilderness is important to the scriptures for many reasons. It is the place where the nation lived for 40 years. It is the place where Jesus was tempted for 40 days. During this season of life we may feel we are in the wilderness. Remember that the wilderness is the way God brings us to something new. It is His promise to us that we follow His call, that we will be lead by Him to great things.
Guardians of the Planet
Genesis 1: 1-10
Sunday September 13th, 2020
When God created the land and dried it from the sea he stopped and said this is good. Or some may say Wonderful or even wonder and full. Do we covet this land or do we use this as the true gift from God? Can we be God's people who were brought forth to the gift of this land?
The Healing of the Forest
Sunday September 6th, 2020
Hear the message of the trees. We celebrate creation of nature in all God's continued Glory of the Earth. Forests are here not just for the science, but they provide balance and the ability to restore our Spirit. So go easy, be filled with light, and let that light shine through you.
Sunday August 30th, 2020
In this time of turmoil in the nation over racism, we turn to the church to help understand our transgressions. We look at the influence of African American spirituals and their overwhelming power.
We can Resist Evil and Preserve Life
Sunday August 23rd, 2020
Beginning with the story of Moses, fear lead the Pharaoh to cruelty, but his daughter's compassion began to overcome evil The motivation to fight repression is love and caring and it dares to make a difference. And know we don't do it alone, but with all God's people with us.
We are all God's beloved children and our faith points us to new life. Sunday August 16th, 2020
Do you remember when Jesus told someone no? Hear again the woman with great faith. We are all asked to stir up good trouble with bold faith.
Jesus is with us in the stormy seas of life
Sunday August 9th, 2020
He is with us! He is with us indeed! Be not afraid or lack the faith to walk the water with Him. Jesus knows when we are afraid and when we look to the dark places that frighten us, know that He is already there waiting for us
Jesus is the Bread of Life
Sunday August 2nd, 2020
Bread is one of the things we can all share to nourish our bodies. Even Jesus asked for the bread to feed the five thousand. But He is the Bread of our Souls, the one who offers us nourishment for our spirit.
Nothing can separate us from God
Sunday July 26th, 2020
NOTHING will separate us from the love of God. God’s love is absolute. That is the deepest truth of our faith. God loves us unconditionally.
God's Promise to Us
Sunday July 19th, 2020
As in Jacob's dream as the ladder reached between heaven and earth, we are asked not to be afraid and through all things God is with us now and will never leave us.
God Calls to Us
Sunday July 5th, 2020
We welcome Pastor Mary to our church family. Join us this week as she relays the story of being called in ministry and to become a new member of our enduring church
Looking in the Mirror
Sunday June 28th, 2020
The prophets taught us to hold up mirrors to ourselves. Jesus taught us radical hospitality. Now is the time to look in the mirror and confront systemic racism.
Ten Things I Hope For You
Sunday June 21st, 2020
Pastor Jenny shares ten things she hopes for us as she wraps up five years as one our pastors
We Have Some Things To Tell You
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Pastor Jenny & Aaron reflect on five years at Marysville United Methodist Church. From parenting while leading worship to working together, what they're proud of and what they'll miss, we hear what it's really been like to say goodbye during a pandemic.
Three Shelves In A Corner
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Jaime Stacy shares a powerful message on awareness, accountability, and action when it comes to racial injustice. All are invited to reflect, listen, and learn as the largest civil rights movement in human history unfolds in new ways. We're here to do the work. The Spirit is alive and moving. It's time to catch up.
The Sunday of Pentecost
Sunday May 31st, 2020
This week celebrates the birth of the Christian church. The fiery movement of the Holy Spirit around and through God's people. Have you ever felt a Pentecost moment, the wildfire of the the Holy Spirit? Maybe the Spirit is more like a quiet whisper or feeling to act. Like Simon Peter many of us are unique, but the Spirit asks us all to stand up and affirm our faith the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Sunday May 24th, 2020
Do you remember the Promise of Christmas, the Anticipation of the Birth of Christ? On this Sunday we rejoice with Disciples that God's Promise to us, his children, has finally come to pass. The one who would shake the very Earth itself has been given, died, and rose again. God's undeserving Grace has been bestowed on us and his Love lives in us forever.
We are not Alone or Abandoned
Sunday May 17th, 2020
Have you felt lost or abandoned during this time of Pandemic? The disciples may have felt the same way. Jesus know exactly what we need to uplift and encourage us. While God is above and Jesus has ascended, we the Easter people, are filled with the Holy Spirit who continues to work around, in spite, and within us all. It is the Holy Spirit that Jesus sends to us when we need it most.
Palms Up Pandemic - Release the Outcome
Sunday May 10th, 2020
It's tempting in times of scarcity to believe we don't have enough of something. But what if we have more than enough? And maybe in believing that, we can release the outcome on everything else.
Palms Up Pandemic - Cooperate with God
Sunday May 3rd, 2020
As God leads the Israelite's our of Egypt, instructions are given to create a tabernacle to be carried with them through the wilderness. God wants to live among the people. The same is true today. God wants to live in us, wherever we are. We explore what it means to cooperate with God instead of trying to manage God in times of distortion.
Palms Up Pandemic - Pay Attention
Sunday April 26, 2020
We follow the Israelite's as the leave slavery bu quickly question wandering in the desert. We explore the invitation to pay attention even in the midst of disorientation. What wisdom might God have for us even here?
Palm Up Pandemic - Show Up
Sunday April 19, 2020
If there was ever a life situation to simply get through it, would be a pandemic. Bit what holy invitations midst lie inside this difficult season? We wonder together where God might be inviting us to show up in a new way.
Living in Holy Saturday
Sunday April 12th, 2020
What doe we do when Easter arrives in the midst of a pandemic? For many it doesn't feel like a season of resurrection and new life. Yet, we still have practices and an invitation that brings us deeper into God's story of Beloved Community.
We're All Stirred Up
Sunday April 5th, 2020
When Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the whole city was stirred up. They were agitated and thrown into fear as the week went by. We find ourselves in a similar situation. God invites us deeper into the grief journey as we all wrestle with different kinds of losses in a time of pandemic.
Celebrating Five Years as a Reconciling Church
Sunday March 29, 2020
As many of experience isolation in a new way, we are mindful of the countless people who have been deemed unworthy and isolated in different parts of their lives. We hear from some wonderful friends about why they love being a part of us.
Love in the Time of Quarantine
Sunday March 22nd, 2020
We don't like entering the unknown. And yet, good things await us in times of transition. God invites us to lament the unknown and to love extravagantly, even in the midst of a pandemic.
Wilderness - Jesus Temptation
Sunday March 15, 2020
We reflect on Jesus' strength following 40 days in the wilderness with God. We need more than our own strength in these days of social distancing. We get to give the microphone to our faith over fear.
On Itinerant Appointments and Seed Planting
March 8th, 2020
Pastor Jenny reflects on news of the pastoral transition taking place this July.
Sunday March 1st 2020
We enter the wilderness this Lent. What does it really mean to be born again? We explore Holy Spirit as both a wild child and a known presence in a church family.