DSC_0642What do we do with the limitations placed on us in this life? Is God still able to use us in spite of our circumstances?  David, in Psalm 37:4 encourages us to “Delight ourselves in the Lord and He will give us the desires of our heart.”  Please join us as we explore how God can continue to use His church even when we feel chained by our circumstances.  Be challenged to look for the opportunity for the Lord to use you when there are insurmountable limitations in your life.  Join us this week as we are blessed to welcome Pastor Paul Dietz, a long time Pastor of Calvary Chapel in Phoenix, as our guest minister.  Paul has many years of experience teaching and sharing the word of God with God’s people. Paul loves to hike so Sedona is right up his alley–who knows, maybe he too will catch the “Red Rock Fever!”   Paul is married and has two children. Paul will focus us on Acts 28:15 as we celebrate “Pentecost Sunday—The Birthday of the Church.”

You are invited to our monthly Family Movie Night on Friday night beginning at 6:30pm. Our featured film is “Do You Believe?” a powerful story of a number of individuals who struggle with many of the same life questions all of us do. Lots of great food, fellowship, and fun for all ages. This is a FREE event, so invite your friends and join in the fun. Come this Saturday morning for our SUMC Men’s Breakfast at 8:15am at Relic’s restaurant. Our guest speaker will be Doug McDaniel who will share with us his experiences of his many years of honorable service for our country. Doug is a very powerful speaker who has very valuable insight to share.  Come and join us and make some new friends.  All men of our community are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

The Ohio Northern University National Tour Choir will make a stop to Sedona UMC on Saturday, May 21st at 6:00pm. The choir consists of members of the ONU University Singers, the top choral ensemble at ONU, which tours annually.  The choir is under the direction of Dr. Ben Ayling.  Admission to the concert is free with an offering taken to benefit the choir.  The concert will be in three sections and will open with a sacred segment beginning with Wallace DePue’s processional “Sing dem Herrn.” The choir will then present various styles of sacred literature, including “The Glory of The Father” by Egil Hovland, a setting of “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” by Howard Helvey, “Weeping Mary” arranged by Brad Holmes, and Robert Ray’s “He Never Failed Me Yet.” The second section will include international and contemporary music and the final segment will focus on American music.

No matter where you may find yourself in your faith journey—you are welcome at Sedona UMC! 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.