Dear NFUMC family
Important Outdoor Worship Service Beginning Next Sunday
We have an outdoor worship services on August 16th and 23rd at 10AM in the church backyard! Also, we want to have a special time for our kids before the service begins. A separate service for our kids starts at 9:30AM under the pavilion. Don’t forget to bring your outdoor chair and sunshade. In case that there is a possibility of rain, we will reach out to you all by Saturday morning, and the service will be broadcasted by YouTube instead of having outdoor gathering.
SPECIAL PRAYER FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
Please pray for those who leave their home as they are going to college. We pray that God may bless your next step and keep them in safe!
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In this worship, we are celebrating the Lord’s Table. Before worship service begins, please prepare the cup and bread. During the last week, our teens have done an amazing job. All of the tables in the pavilion have been stained, and they look very good. I hope you will have a chance to come and see it. I would like to express my appreciation to all who prayed for the UMARMY and gave their time.
In worship, we are going to talk about a privilege that all of us have received from our creator. What do you think is the most beautiful privilege that we have received? I pray that this worship can be a moment that God shines our soul in grace.
Dear NFUMC family
Today’ s scripture comes from Exodus 3:1-12. For scripture reading, please bring your Bible beside you before worship service begins.
Pastor Sunjae wants to meet you in person! (In outdoor with wearing and social distance) If you want to have pastoral visitation please contact Sunjae using this email: email@example.com
Be a blessing. Be a gospel. Have a blessed week.
Dear NFUMC family,
I pray no matter where you are, you may be able to feel the presence of God. Before you begin our worship service, bring your Bible and keep it near you, so that you can read the scripture with the reader in the middle of service.
Today’s scripture comes from 1 Thessalonians 5 and Psalm 12. In the letter, Paul encourages us to be thankful in all circumstances. It maybe one of the familiar scriptures for many of our church members. However, I would like to ask him a question back. How can we possibly be thankful in all circumstance? Amid this time of disease and loss, what does it mean to be thankful? In today’s worship, let’s bring this question to God trying to be honest about what we feel today.
I am hoping to have more opportunities to visit you in person. If you want to have a pastoral visitation, please contact by my email or church email. I will be standing outside of your house wearing mask, and you can stay in your house.
Rev. Sunjae: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church email: email@example.com
If you are new to worshiping with our community, we would love to hear from you. If you have any prayer concerns that you want to share with us, please contact us by using this email address. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s scripture comes from the book of Genesis 33:1-10. Since Jacob left his father’s house, he must always be afraid if he would meet his brother Esau again. When he was in the middle of the journey in search of new land, so when all of his family members were so much tired on the road, he heard that his brother Esau is approaching him. He felt he was up against a problem that he cannot possibly deal with by himself. Have you ever felt that your future is out of your control? Jesus was born in Galilee, and in biblical time, Galileans barely had such power to decide their own future. They were always at the mercy of other strong nations. Then what did Jesus do in this historical situation? What does the Lord require of us when we are helpless?
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
taking, as Jesus did,
this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it;
trusting that You will make all things right
if I surrender to Your will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with You forever in the next.
– Reinhold Niebuhr –
JOYS AND PRAYERS
- Many of our church members shared a joy about new pastor Sunjae. Please pray for this time of transition, that we may continue to be built into one community in grace!
- Betsy Brown shares a joy with us. Her cousin has been fighting with cancer, and she got good news this week. The result of the scans shows that there is no evidence of cancer now. Thank you for your prayers for Betsy’s family.
- Please pray for UMARMY (July 28 – July 31). 5 teachers and 8 teens are participating this year. This year’s UMARMY will be a lot different, but pray for us that we may be able to have a new experience in God’s grace.
OUTDOOR FELLOWSHIP MEETING
We continue on the outdoor fellowship meeting. You can sign up using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044BADAB23A6F58-nfmumc Please bring your own outdoor chairs and wear mask. You can bring your own cookies and coffee!
We have three time slots
I am so excited to have the first worship service with you, and I pray that no matter where you are, you may be able to feel the presence of God. If you have any joys and prayers to share, please email to email@example.com. If it is the first time for you to be in worship with us, we would love to hear from you. Please share with us your question about us and your worship experience using the same email address.
This week’s sermon is based on John 3:1-16. This scripture includes one of the most famous passages in the New Testament. The passage says how Jesus introduced himself, and it shows how clearly Jesus knew what he was supposed to do in his life. I hope that today’s message may give us a question that needs to be answered in our faith journey. The script for the sermon is attached below.
Have a blessed weekend.