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Author Archive: Nancy Schmitt

The Practice of Presence

The Practice of Presence

“Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?” –Psalm 139:7 Our stewardship focus this month in worship is on the promises we make when we join or belong to a faith community. Those promises including upholding the church with our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and […]

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  October 15, 2018   No comments
Circle of Prayer

Circle of Prayer

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.” –Romans 12:12 This past weekend in worship, we began our stewardship focus of learning more about the promises we make when we join or belong to a faith community. Those promises including upholding the church with our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and […]

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  October 8, 2018   No comments
Changelessness

Changelessness

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” –Hebrews 13:8 Mark Twain is often credited with the saying, “The only person who likes change is a wet baby.” Mark Twain knew a lot about human nature and how so often we cling to the status-quo and resist change. Yet, we know that life […]

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  October 1, 2018   No comments
Connected to the World

Connected to the World

“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to God in heaven.” –Matthew 5:14, 16 We continued in worship this past weekend with our September focus […]

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  September 24, 2018   No comments
Holy Mystery

Holy Mystery

“For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.” –Psalm 139:13-14 In September, our worship is centering on who we are as people called United Methodist. This past […]

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  September 17, 2018   No comments
Do All The Good You Can

Do All The Good You Can

“Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; […]

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  September 10, 2018   No comments
A Working Connection

A Working Connection

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit, and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in every one.” –1 Corinthians 12:4-6 On this Labor Day, you may have a break from your work […]

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  September 3, 2018   No comments
Perspective

Perspective

“I lift up my eyes to the hills; from where will my help come? My help comes from God, who made heaven and earth.” –Psalm 121:1-2 “I have said these things to you so that you will have peace in me. In the world you have distress. But be encouraged! I have conquered the world.” […]

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  August 27, 2018   No comments
Capacity

Capacity

“In you, O God, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me and save me.” –Psalm 71:1-2 God never fails to meet us where we are, and exactly how and who we are. For God, no one is a lost […]

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  August 20, 2018   No comments
By Faith

By Faith

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith…By faith…By faith…” –Hebrews 11:1 The entire 11th chapter of the Letter to the Hebrews is a “By faith” chapter…the words “by faith” appear nearly 20 times in this inspiring text. If you read, listen or watch the […]

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  August 13, 2018   No comments