“Come, let us shout joyfully to the Lord, shout triumphantly to the rock of our salvation! Let us enter His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout triumphantly to Him in song.” (Psalm 95:1–2) The ninety-fifth Psalm is one of a series of psalms which the Israelites sang together as they journeyed to the temple in Jerusalem for worship. The series begins with the ninety-third Psalm and concludes with the one hundredth Psalm. Each of these psalms a demonstration and exhortation on how we are called to worship God—They are not only magnificent poetry, but also instructions on what true worship is and how it is to be celebrated.

In the ninety-fifth Psalm there are two appeals made, two exhortations to join in worship. One is in the very first verse, “O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” (Psalms 95:1) The other is found in Verse 6, “O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!” (Psalms 95:6 RSV) As we look at these verses together, we see two invitations and two expressions of worship. One is an invitation to sing and the other an invitation to prayer. In this opening passage of psalm 95, we are taught that congregational worship largely consists of singing and praying.

Come this week and join us in discovering again true worship as we study Psalm 95 and Rev. Fred Mast brings a message entitled “Offering God Our Best”. Discover again the thanksgiving, praise, and joy found as we enthusiastically worship our incredible creator. Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30 a.m. featuring meaningful times of prayer, joyous music, and life messages that will help move you closer in your relationship with Christ. Our worship is upbeat and lively, and spirit filled! Immediately following worship, you are encouraged and invited to stay and join us in our Fellowship Hall for the friendliest and best fellowship time anywhere featuring delicious snacks and great coffee and always friendship.

You are invited TONIGHT November 9th—to our “Second Friday Family Movie Night” beginning at 6 PM. Our featured movie this month will be “God’s Not Dead 3—A Light in the Darkness”, a powerful reminder that in all circumstances, we are called to be the light of Jesus Christ for a world in desperate need of hope. Dinner will be served before the movie including always delicious desserts. This a FREE event so invite, pick up, and bring your friends and family—and of course, we will have movie popcorn, nacho’s and treats.

On Saturday morning November 10th the men of the Verde Valley are invited to gather for a delicious SUMC Men’s Breakfast at 8:15 a.m. at The Golden Goose Restaurant in West Sedona. Our featured speaker will be Chuck Marr who will take us on a journey and share his adventures of visiting many of the Presidential Libraries across our country. Bring a canned food item for the Food Bank—All men are welcomed, encouraged and invited to attend and come and make a new friendship.

We offer a number of book and bible studies: Wednesday’s our Men’s Bible Study at 9 am and Thursday’s our Women’s Bible Study at 9:45 a.m. So many great missions, ministries and events happening at Sedona UMC—Visit our website at us on www.sedonaumc.org and “Like” us on Facebook. We would love to pray for you!—Prayer requests may be submitted online or by calling us at 928-282-1780. We are conveniently located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road off the Back O’Beyond roundabout on Route 179 in Sedona. All are welcome at Sedona UMC—Come and grow with us!