All Things New - Week 2
Deuteronomy 1: 6-8, 19-21, 26-33
July 18, 2021
Moses has led the people of God through the wilderness, and it is now finally time for them to enter the Holy Land. The people must be rejoicing and relieved to make it through a time of slavery and wandering, right? Nope. They are grumbling, afraid, and longing for the days of slavery in Egypt. Why? Why are people like this? Our memories are faulty, and we are prone to long for the past even when it wasn't all God wanted for us. How can we face the future unafraid instead of longing for an unhealthy past? How can we use our memories to help us look forward? How can we let God lead us to do a new thing when the pull of the old thing is so strong?
We remember together that God calls us to go forward without dread or fear.
All Things New - Week 1
Genesis 12: 1-12
July 11, 2021
We start at the very beginning, reading the story in Genesis 12 when God calls Abram and Sarai to a new covenant. Does God tell them they're doing a great job, keep it up, and God will see to it that they have a nice, comfy life? Nope. God calls them to leave everything they know and go to a new place, a place only God knows. Sound familiar? Don't worry; this is a story of good news, for Abram and Sarai, for all the families of the earth, and for us as well.
Turn, Turn, Turn Part 2
1 Corinthians 11:23b-25
July 4, 2021
Pastor Tanya takes a look at how the celebration of Holy Communion keeps us mindful of how we are a community. Holy communion helps us connect with God’s grace and restore ourselves for the future.
Turn, Turn, Turn
June 27, 2021
We live with change, constantly. It is all around us and it really needs to be. Let’s revel in the gift of new beginnings!
Weaving The Future
(Pastor Mary's Last Sunday)
June 20, 2021
I give thanks for the threads I have been able to add to the tapestry of Marysville UMC and know that you will continue to do God’s work in this community.
Do! Love! Walk! (Graduation Sunday)
Micah 6:1-4, 6-8
June 13, 2021
Faith is not just a matter of what we believe; faith calls us to act.
Bread For The Journey
June 6, 2021
Jesus, the bread of life, is the source of all we need.
The Interrelational Unknown
May 30, 2021
The community of God experiences our communal values very differently and each of us is having a sacred, valid engagement.
May 23, 2021
The Holy Spirit blows it all away. It blows us out into the world. It blows apart all that divides us. It blows away our fears.
In the Interim
Acts 1:1-11 CEB
May 16, 2021
Jesus, after telling his followers to be his witnesses was taken up to heaven. The followers find themselves at an in-between time as they await the gift of the Holy
Singing God’s Song of Love
Psalm 98:4-9 (NRSV-adapted)
May 9, 2021
We join creation, singing God’s song of love. We are chosen and loved
May 2, 2021
It is six years since Marysville United Methodist became a Reconciling Congregation, welcoming everyone! We will celebrate this and consider how we can continue this good work. We hear the story of an Ethiopian Eunuch who was curious and learned about the good news of Jesus.
Somewhere Better then Here
April 25, 2021
Earth Day, it is an opportunity to reflect on the goodness of God’s creation and the human responsibility to steward it through worship, education and action.
Jesus Walks Through Walls
April 11, 2021
Rev. Meredith Dodd is preaching. She considers how Jesus appeared to the Disciples in a locked room. Jesus
Turning Toward Life
April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday
The morning begins in grief, but turns to joy as we hear our name.
April 2, 2021
Wwalk with Jesus to the cross in this meaningful worship service. Hearing the story of Jesus' final days is a powerful way to prepare for Easter morning.
April 1, 2021
We gather with the disciples, watching Jesus as he shows them how they should serve one another. We remember the last supper that Jesus shared with his friends, as we gather at the table for Holy Communion.
Daring to Walk with Jesus
March 28, 2021
The journey began with Hosanna, but then there was betrayal and arrest, and finally death on a cross. The life of Jesus led through pain and death. Yet God would have the last word.
God’s Promise: Engraved on Our Hearts
March 21, 2021
We look at the words of the prophet Jeremiah
which tell us that God will write upon our hearts. We belong to God and have the love of God deep within us. How can we open ourselves to hear God’s word and become God’s love in the world?
Promise: Life and Light
March 14, 2021
Out of love for everything, everyone, God offers new life in Jesus.
Promise: Life with God and Community
Exodus 20: 1-17
March 7, 2021
The Ten Commandments provide a guide to our relationships with God and with our neighbors.
Promise: Hope for the Future
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
February 28, 2021
God promised Abram that he would have a family and God gave him a new name: Abraham. Now Abraham was 99 when this happened, so we’re calling the service, “God’s Not Done With You.” Let’s think about God’s promises for the future.
Promise: Life for the Earth
Genesis 9: 8-17
February 21, 2021
The rainbow in the sky marks God’s promise: life for all creatures on earth. How and where do we see that promise being fulfilled? What is our connection to the other creatures on our planet?
February 17, 2021
This 30 minute service helps us mark the beginning of the Lenten season. We connect with our mortality as we prepare for an intentional season of prayer, reflection and fasting.
February 14, 2021
The story of the Transfiguration of Jesus, when he took Peter, James, and John up on a mountain. There he was transformed into dazzling brightness. It’s kind of a strange story, but it does help us understand who Jesus is. This is the last Sunday before Lent, so we have a glimpse of glory before we begin our journey toward Holy Week and Easter.
Don't You know?
February 7, 2021
"Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard? Wasn’t it announced to you from the beginning? Haven’t you understood since the earth was founded?" It goes on to describe God as creator, caring for everything. It ends with a promise of energy and strength for the people of God.
The Call of Samuel
1 Samuel 3:1-10
January 31, 2021
We explore how Samuel responds to God’s call to be a prophet and how we can learn from his interaction with God to enhance our own mission in the world.
The Reluctant Prophet
The Book of Jonah
January 24, 2021
We hear the book of Jonah and consider how God calls us over and over again.
The Making of a Prophet: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Exodus 2:23-2; 3:4-10; 6:6-9; 7:14-16
January 17, 2021
The Making of a Prophet" provides an opportunity for us to hear and reflect upon several of the historic speeches that shook the foundations of America and forever changed how we live with one another. This service compares the experiences of Moses to those of Martin Luther King, Jr., and provides us an opportunity to reflect upon the ways that God prepares people to stand as prophets.
Genesis 1:1-4 & Mark 1:4-11
January 10, 2021
The beginning of creation and the beginning of Jesus ministry: let us recall our baptism to prepare for beginnings in our lives today.
Walking by Starlight
Matthew 2: 1 - 22
Sunday January 3rd, 2020
Come and join the travelers from the east as they seek the new child. They followed the Star to lead them to the new King. It light from the Star that they put their faith in to be lead by God to overwhelming joy.
The Angel's Song
Christmas Eve December 24th, 2020
Do not be afraid! That is the message of the Angels. Do not be afraid but rejoice for the son of God has been born to you this very night in a manger in the city of David called Bethlehem.