Listen. Listen to the voice of the prophet Isaiah. Something’s wrong. Something’s very wrong. Listen to the moan, the cry of distress that calls out from the pages of scripture—”O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence…! (Isaiah 64:1-2)
It is a desperate voice, a voice of one that is almost out of hope. It is the voice of someone who is begging for a change, a rescue, a complete reversal of fortunes. This is the voice of someone in need of a savior. Something is wrong, something’s very wrong. The prophet weeps and wails and wallows in the uncomfortable truth of Israel’s responsibility for the mess it is in. He acknowledges, not only the gap between where the people desire to be and where they are, but also the distance between who they are as creatures and who God is as their Creator.
We too in the midst of this world’s challenges yearn for the presence of a savior, the time when someone will come in great majesty and splendor, with unmistakable power and force, tearing open the very heavens to set things right. But the truth of the matter is—He is already here! Jesus lives right here within our hearts and wants to be our savior. Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as Rev. Fred Mast offers a message entitled “Is Your Heart Prepared for a Savior?”
Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30 a.m. featuring meaningful times of prayer, joyous music, and life messages that will help move you closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ. Our worship is upbeat and lively, and Holy Spirit filled! Immediately following worship, you are encouraged and invited to stay and join us in our Fellowship Hall for the friendliest and best fellowship time anywhere featuring delicious snacks and great coffee and always friendship.
How about some early holiday shopping? Come join us this Saturday, November 16th from 8am to 2pm in our Fellowship Hall as SUMC presents our “Annual Holiday Boutique” featuring arts and crafts from many of Sedona’s best local artists. There will be door prizes, arts, crafts and food including a mouth-watering “Hamburger or Hot Dog Lunch Combo”—You won’t find a better deal anywhere in Sedona. We will also have coffee and breakfast baked items so come hungry! — Invite, pick-up, and bring your friends.
We offer several weekly book and bible studies: Wednesday’s our Men’s Bible Study at 9am; and Thursday’s our Women’s Bible Study at 9:45am. ADVENT STUDY (When God Comes Down) BEGINS Tuesday November 19th at two locations—10:30am at the Church (110 Indian Cliffs Rd.) & 2pm at “The Gathering Place” (1835 W. State Rte. 89A) in West Sedona. The entire community is welcome and invited—Please Call the church office for more details (928)282-1780.
So many great missions, ministries and events happening at Sedona UMC—Visit our website at us on www.sedonaumc.org and “Like” us on Facebook. We would love to pray for you! —Prayer requests may be submitted online or by calling us at 928-282-1780. We are conveniently located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road off the Back O’Beyond roundabout on Route 179 in Sedona. All are welcome at Sedona UMC—Come and grow with us!