So far as we know, there has only been one day in history when literally not one person in the world believed Jesus was alive—It was Saturday. A silent day!
On this morning after Jesus’ crucifixion, the disciples awake after not having slept for over two days. This city that was crying out for his blood on Friday is now silent, eerily silent. The crowds have dispersed, the streets are empty—everyone holed up in the safety of their homes. Jesus is gone now—his blood has been spilled out!
So, what do they do now on Saturday with the silence? The two days on either side of this Saturday are so highly focused upon. The Bible is full of what happened the day before, all four gospels tell of this day on which Jesus was crucified. And the next day, Sunday, Sunday is the day believers say gave birth to the most hope-inspiring, transcendent joy in the history of the world. Christ is risen-He is risen indeed!
But it is Saturday—”Silent Saturday” as it has come to be known. The day in-between. In between despair and joy. In between confusion and clarity. In between bad news and good news. In between darkness and light. So, what do we do with the “Silent Saturdays” in our lives? Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as the Rev. Fred Mast shares an inspirational hope filled message entitled “Out of the Silence”.
Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship featuring meaningful and uplifting music, special times of prayer and passionate life changing messages designed to move you closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ and others. We have temporarily suspended our On-Site Worship and Fellowship Time as an extreme precaution due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak. We are currently offering On-Line Worship—Please check our website and Facebook page for worship access and the latest details.
We have also temporarily suspended all of our studies, events, and all community meetings as a part of the Governors “Stay Home & Stay Safe” directive. Our Church Office is closed but we are answering the phones during normal business hours and answering emails. Please contact us if we may be of assistance and for pastoral care. We are here to help!
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!