“But what about you?” Jesus asked. “Who do you say I am?” (Matthew 16:5) The question that Jesus poses to his disciples at first glance is rather simple to answer–Who do you say that I am?  You are Jesus, of course!  But a “name” rarely is adequate enough to sum up “who we are.”  A name at best identifies us but falls woefully short at getting at who we are and what we are all about.  The question to His disciples was much more complex than this seemingly innocent question from Jesus “Who do you say I am?  Earlier in this exchange, Jesus had warmed up the disciples by giving them an easier question–what do people/others say about me?  Our sense is that the first question was merely asked to get to the heart of what Jesus wanted to hear from his disciples then (over 2,000 yrs ago) and what Jesus hopes to hear from his disciples/followers in every generation including you and me this day–Who do you say that I am?  In fact, this is perhaps the most crucial question facing the church today.  Join us this week as Pastor Fred Mast brings the third message in a sermon series entitled, “Who Do You Say That I Am?- A Question That Could Change Your Life.”

The community is invited to our monthly Family Movie Night on Friday March 11th at 6:30PM  featuring the very powerful  movie “Son of God,” the life story of Jesus told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.  Come hungry as we will have plenty of great movie snacks.  This is a FREE event for all!  All men are invited to meet at “The Golden Goose on Saturday March 12th at 8:30am for our Men’s Breakfast, a great time of devotion featuring a guest speaker form our Sedona community. We have a great group of men, the only thing missing is you.

Come and rediscover who Jesus is for you in your life as we begin our Journey to a Holy Lent. Come and be moved and filled with the Spirit as we sing, pray, and worship God together in a warm and welcoming community of faith. No matter where you may find yourself in your faith journey—you are welcome at Sedona UMC!  Please join Pastor Fred Mast for a Lenten Bible study called “24 Hours That Changed the World.”  Join us any Wednesday, February 10th, at 10:30am in our fellowship hall.  Opportunities abound for adult Bible studies–Monday evenings beginning at 6:30pm, Men’s Bible study on Wednesday mornings at 9am, or our Women’s Study on Thursday mornings at 10 am.

Sedona UMC is located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road, off the Back O’Beyond rotary on Route 179, in Sedona and worship starts at 9:30 each Sunday in the sanctuary. Childcare available.  Visit www.sedonaumc.org or call 928-282-1780 for more information on worship, getting a ride to church or any event, Family Movie Night, to hear past services, for missions, Bible studies, Sunday School, youth events, and any of the many activities of our church. There is something very special happening at Sedona UMC, and we would love for you to be a part of it.  Everyone is family here–come and experience it first-hand.