OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFollowers of Jesus are called to be prayerful.  The regular practice of prayer makes us more fully aware of God’s presence, tunes our hearts to God’s will & purpose for our lives, and allows the power of God to move through us in response to real human need.  In Mark 9:28-29, the disciples ask Jesus why they were unable to cast out a spirit that had possessed a boy.  Jesus explains, “This kind can only come out through prayer.”  We can do good without praying, but we will soon discover our own human limitations.  Living prayerfully allows us to move beyond those limitations and participate as we draw on God’s strength to move mountains and transform lives.

Please join Sedona United Methodist Church for Worship on Sunday, May 18th as Rev. Matt Ashley shares the message, “A Greater Power.”  Our chancel choir took a survey and will sing two favorites from the year!  Also, on Saturday, May 17th from 11 am to 11 pm we are participating in the Relay for Life at Sedona Red Rock High School.  Everyone is invited to take part of this spectacular event–come stay for an hour or twelve. Many items are for sale or being raffled to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Luminaria ceremony is at dusk.  Sedona UMC is located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road, just off the Back O’ Beyond roundabout on Route 179 in Sedona.  Nursery and Sunday School every week and all are welcome!  Call 282-1780 for more information.