Are you declaring the things of God in and over your life? When you do that, you open the door for God’s favor to come flooding into your life and at the same time, you slam it shut on the things of this world that bring challenges. Praise God!!

Psalm 30 is a psalm of thanksgiving, traditionally ascribed to David upon the building of his own royal palace—”I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up”. The Book of Psalms is part of the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament.

Psalm 30 is a prayer of personal testimony and a call to community worship. It has been used over and over by the faithful to express their gratitude for the delivering power of God. We are told that this psalm was used after the returning exiles from Babylon had rebuilt their temple. They experienced their own suffering during their time of captivity and while rebuilding their city—And with the completion of the temple, they used this psalm to lift God up for blessing them so richly.

In the second century before Christ, Psalm 30 was again used. The temple in Jerusalem had been desecrated with an altar to the king. But after a war for independence and freedom they were able to worship as they chose. So, they removed the altar and cleansed the temple—They rejoiced, exalting God for all he had done.

Join us this Sunday at Sedona United Methodist Church as our guest preacher, Rev. John Fairchild as he brings a message entitled, “The Blessing of Prayer”. Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30am 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 invite the entire community to come to our “Annual Holiday Boutique” Saturday November 13th from 9AM to 3PM. This year’s sale will be in our parking lot with many craft & gift vendors. This will be a great opportunity to do some early holiday shopping and get some great gifts. Come and enter the spirit of the holidays!

We offer so many great missions, ministries and study opportunities at Sedona UMC—Visit our website at us on  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—We look forward to seeing you!—Come and grow with us!