Join us this Sunday as Rev. Fred Mast makes his return to the pulpit–excited to be back after a six-week absence. Pastor Fred will present a message based on John 16:12-15 entitled “If I Were God, I would….” Speaking to a large audience, D.L. Moody held up a glass and asked, “How can I get the air out of this glass?” One man shouted, “Suck it out with a pump!” Moody replied, “That would create a vacuum and shatter the glass.” After numerous other suggestions Moody smiled, picked up a pitcher of water, and filled the glass. “There,” he said, “all the air is now removed.” He then went on to explain that victory in the Christian life is not accomplished by “sucking out a sin here and there,” but by being filled with the Holy Spirit. So often in life we get caught up in the flow of this world, and we fail to make room for the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We begin to rely on our goodness, our intelligence, our merits to get us by in our daily activities. In the midst of the chaos we fail to seek in silence the guidance God can and does give us through the leading of the Holy Spirit. Come and join us for this most import reminder in a spirit filled morning of worship. All are welcome and invited to join us for this special time of worship followed by a time of fellowship immediately following our service.
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.