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.
A Song of Hope
Luke Chapter 1: 39-56
Sunday December 20, 2020
Sweet is the message of an unborn child. Something new and exciting is the message to the world this coming Christmas. Through her time with Elizabeth (also given the divine miracle of childbirth), Mary gains the strength and confidence to bear the gift of God in his only Son.
Called to Joy
Luke 1: 26-30
Sunday December 13th, 2020
In the Gospel of Luke the angel Gabriel reveals himself to Mary for the first time to bring the amazing unbelievable news that she will be called to bear the son of God for nothing is impossible to God. What is more impossible is that Mary accepts this great burden and great honor from the Angel, for she has been called to become the Mother of Jesus.
Prepare for the Past
Mark 1: 1-8
Sunday December 6th, 2020
The Gospel of Mark does not begin with Jesus birth but rather with the strange John the Baptizer. It is his message, after hundreds of years without a prophet, that reminds all of us to be present in focus on God. That the His son and His blessing is on its way. John does what he can with what he has been given to remind the people that Jesus is coming for all of us.
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