“The Cost of Being a Faithful Disciple” Service on June 21st

“The Cost of Being a Faithful Disciple” Service on June 21st

Jun 24

Pastor Kim in her children’s time listed qualities that they valued most in their dad.  That list is repeated here, understanding that no parent ever lives up to these 100% of the time: “He takes time for me.”“He listens to me.”“He plays with me.”“He invites me to go places with him.”“He lets me help him.”“He treats my mother well.”“He lets me say what I think.”“He is nice to my friends.”“He only punishes me when I deserve it.”He is not afraid to admit when he is wrong.” Her sermon was based on Matthew 10:24-39  In the sermon, she recommended a book that both of us have read to educate ourselves about racism, “How to Be an Anti-racist” by Ibram X. Kendi.  We encourage you to read it. This is Kim’s last Sunday service.  Clare Conner will lead worship next week, Sunday June 28th. Stay tuned.  Rev. Sunjae Lee and his wife begin their quarantine in the parsonage on June 22nd with the hope that by day 7 they can get tested and will be negative.  If no symptoms and the tests are negative they  can end their quarantine.  Regardless, he will lead your worship on Sunday, July 5th. Copyrights:  The words to the threshold moment song, Come and Find the Quiet Center, were written by Shirley Erena Murray © 1992 Hope Publishing Co.  It is used and recorded under our CCLI licenses #20424928 and...

Chime Choir Plays “Kum Ba Yah”

Chime Choir Plays “Kum Ba Yah”

Jun 21

The North Ferrisburgh UMC choir performs “Kum Ba Yah” on chimes outdoors with social distancing and masks on Saturday, June 20th. The arrangement is by Kristine Johanek, ©2015, Kristine Johanek, Marshfield, WI 54449. Suiong Wong directed Margaret Roddy, Sue Lackey, Jill Wilkens, Linda Field, Ted Marcy, and Pastor Kim Hornung-Marcy. Suiong Wong directs members of the NFUMC choir playing...

Chime Choir on June 6th

Chime Choir on June 6th

Jun 20

During the June 14th worship service, Pastor Kim spoke about the choir gathering to play chimes physically distant at our Pavilion and wearing masks.  If you would like to listen to choir members led by Suiong Wong play “Amazing Grace” arranged for bell and chime choirs by Kristine Johanek on a windy Saturday, click on this...

“Sent Out” Worship Service for June 14th

“Sent Out” Worship Service for June 14th

Jun 20

Pastor Kim’s  message on June 14th was based on selections from Matthew 9:35 – 10:8 at the point where Jesus sends out the disciples in pairs to “Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons”. You can view this video at a worship time that works best for you and your family by clicking on the arrow by the image above. You can then make it full screen by clicking on the icon next to “vimeo” with four arrows pointing out. Copyrights:  The words to the threshold moment song, Come and Find the Quiet Center, were written by Shirley Erena Murray © 1992 Hope Publishing Co.  The words to The Summons were written by John Bell © 1987 WGRG The Iona Commuunity admin by GIA Publications. The words to Sent Forth by God’s Blessing were written by Omer Westendorf © 1964 World Library Publications, Inc.  All three are used and recorded under our CCLI licenses #20424928 and...

Online Communion and Trinity Sunday Worship on June 7th

Online Communion and Trinity Sunday Worship on June 7th

Jun 13

Our Bishop for the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church, has now allowed pastors to offer online communion. Pastor Kim did so on the first Sunday of June.  If you missed this service, you can do communion at home while listening to the service and having bread and juice as described below. Bread: have some bread to share with whomever you are doing worship with. Crackers and regular sandwich bread work. The bread at the Last Supper, being a Passover meal, was probably unleavened bread like matzah. Juice: Don’t stress over the juice. If you want it to symbolize Christ’s blood use a red juice you will enjoy drinking the rest of the week. Otherwise water or another beverage is fine. First century people drank wine at most meals because the alcohol was a natural antiseptic. Water was often contaminated and made people sick. United Methodists moved to using grape juice, not wine, a long time ago so that those who have given up alcohol for whatever reason would be welcome. The real point: Jesus asked us to gather and share bread and cup to remember him. We remember all he has done for us in his life, death and resurrection. We remember he is the Bread of Life and pours his life into us. Empowered by celebrating that Jesus ‘s life now lives in us and forms us into a community of believers, we go forward to live our faith as part of his body—the church.  Though we cannot physically gather, we can gather online. COVID 19 does not cancel us being the church. Surely Christ is powerful enough to honor us with his presence as we sincerely seek to worship in this new way in a difficult time. Copyrights: For the threshold moment Hymn # 3086, Day of Arising, the words are © 1996 Susan Palo Cherwien, administered by Augsburg Fortress. Used with NFUMC’s One License A-609294. For Fill My Cup Lord the words are by Richard Blanchard, 1959 Music by Richard Blanchard, 1959; arr by Eugene Clark 1979. Used with NFUMC’s CCLI licenses #20424928 and...