“And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7) Luke tells us that Mary brought forth her firstborn son and laid him in a feed trough because there was no room for them anywhere else. No room in this little village in the middle of nowhere for a
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We have before us this Sunday, the announcement of the most important and wonderful event that ever happened in the world—the incarnation and birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. There has never been better Good News proclaimed than what the angel Gabriel spoke to Mary that day. The world was spinning out of control embroiled in sin and had not heard God’s voice for some 400 years. Then, as if
“ He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord.” (Luke 1:14-15a) There’s an old Bette Midler song called “Hero” with lyrics that go something like this—"It must have been cold there in my shadow, to never have sunlight on your face. You were content to let me shine, because that's
“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, for His loving kindness is everlasting.” (Psalm 136:1) This phrase is one of the most famous in the whole Bible. The first time we see it in Bible history is in 1 Chronicles chapter 16, when King David is bringing up the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. They sang and praised and thanked God, and we read in verse 34
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
The Holiday Boutique at Sedona United Methodist Church will be held this Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 8am until 2pm in the Fellowship Hall and patio. Check out the list of talented artists that will be selling items. June Hart, Shirley Albrecht, Claudia Cooke, Nora Graf, Pattie Hodel, Morna Paule, Carol Redenbaugh, Marjorie Schwartz, Giselle Fougasse, Diane Huston, Mona Knittle, Angela Maiorano, Camilla Ross, Kathy Roth, Nancy Sheffert, Diane Smith,
Movie Night is TONIGHT, Friday, November 8th at Sedona UMC. Here's some reasons why you want to go to Movie Night: It is fun to get out of the house and be around friends. The movies are always inspirational, clean and family friendly so everyone can enjoy. Cooking dinner is a drag sometimes, let Pastor Fred do it. You don't have to drive to Flagstaff or Prescott to enjoy an
This week we look at Jesus’ follow-`up to the beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount. And we see that Jesus uses two powerful metaphors to describe His people. He calls us both salt and light and this week we will focus on “light”. Here, our Lord directs His attention away from the multitudes to the group of disciples gathered closest to Him, and He says to them, you are
Sedona United Methodist Church will present their annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall and on the patio. It is the perfect place to find handcrafted gift items for all your family and friends. There will be more than 18 artists and crafters from the church's congregation as well as members of the community participating in the sale. Items