Life is full of questions. What am I going to do with my life? What will I become? What will tomorrow bring? Will my children or grandchildren turn out right? There are also questions concerning my spiritual life. Am I saved? What happens when this life ends?
When Jesus asked the disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” it was a pointed question aimed at each person. Jesus didn’t ask, “Who did your grandparents say that I am?” The question was not, “Who does your church say that I am?” It wasn’t even, “Once upon a time, who did you say that I am?” The question is present tense. “Who do you say that I am?” Who do you say that I am? Isaiah responded, “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). Who do you say that I am? John of Patmos said, “King of kings and Lord of lords” (Revelation 19:16). Who do you say that I am? Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16). Join us this week as Pastor Fred will begin a series, “Who do you say that I am?” contemplating the question Jesus asks the disciples in the three synoptic Gospels. This is your chance to speak for yourselves, to claim your faith, to experience the nearness of the kingdom firsthand. And to live out your answer to this important question in your every day lives.
Sedona UMC invites the community to a free concert. On Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:00p.m., “The Halos Youth and Young Adult Choir” will perform in the church’s sanctuary. The Halo Youth and Young Adult Choir will visit Sedona from Glendale Arizona during their winter tour. They are members of the Youth Ministry Program at Dove of the Desert United Methodist Church. Under the direction of Greg Ramsey, the choirs have travelled Arizona and most of the United States. The Halos Choirs are comprised of junior, senior high students and young adults who perform pop, swing, gospel and contemporary Christian music. They also share their talents by sharing God’s work through various community performances and volunteer mission work. Although the concert is free, there will be a free will offering taken during the concert to cover the choir’s expenses.
Come and rediscover who Jesus is for you in your life as we begin our Journey to a Holy Lent. Come and be moved and filled with the Spirit as we sing, pray, and worship God together in a warm and welcoming community of faith. No matter where you may find yourself in your faith journey—you are welcome at Sedona UMC! Please join Pastor Fred Mast for a Lenten Bible study called “24 Hours That Changed the World.” This will be a seven-week study that began Wednesday, February 10th, at 10:30am in our fellowship hall. All are invited to join in any week. Opportunities abound for adult Bible studies–Monday evenings beginning at 6:30pm, Men’s Bible study on Wednesday mornings at 9am, or our Women’s Study on Thursday mornings at 10 am.
Our chancel choir and our new bell choir are always looking for new members. It’s hard to top the gorgeous music of the Easter season! Sedona UMC is located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road, off the Back O’Beyond rotary on Route 179, in Sedona and worship starts at 9:30 each Sunday in the sanctuary. Childcare available. Visit www.sedonaumc.org or call 928-282-1780 for more information on worship, getting a ride to church or any event, Family Movie Night, to hear past services, for missions, Bible studies, Sunday School, youth events, and any of the many activities of our church. There is something very special happening at Sedona UMC, and we would love for you to be a part of it. Everyone is family here–come and experience it first-hand.