Break one and the same bread, which is the medicine of immortality, the antidote which prevents us from dying and a cleansing remedy driving away evil so that we should live in God through Jesus Christ.
Ignatius, A.D. 110 in his letter to the Ephesians
The story is told of a little girl whose parents had taken her forward to receive Holy Communion. After receiving the small piece of bread she was given to dip in the cup, the child cried out loudly, “I want more! I want more!”
Sunday October 4th is the celebration of “World Communion”, a day which promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation throughout the world. Holy Communion is a sacrament that awakens a holy memory of what Jesus Christ has done for us and for the whole world. It fixes our mind on our need for forgiveness and God’s grace. It communicates God’s love for each soul. And mysteriously, through the offering and receiving of the bread and the cup, the Holy Spirit moves in our midst to bring home to us, both personally and in community, the effects of the great redeeming work of Christ in our behalf.
This sacrament is a celebration of God’s redeeming love and empowering grace. It means our grateful acceptance of God’s gift of forgiveness and new life. It brings a means of renewed commitment and resolve. It invites and it unites. And it is truly something—we just can’t seem to get enough of! Join Pastor Fred Mast this Sunday for a message entitled, “One Bread, One Body” looking at one of the great tenants of our faith. Come and be filled with God’s holy word and join in on this most holy of banquets. All are welcomed at Christ’s Holy Table.
Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at two worship times (9:00am & 10:30am) featuring meaningful and uplifting music, special times of prayer and passionate life changing messages designed to move you closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ and others. We look forward to seeing you! As we strive to keep our congregation and community safe and healthy, we will observe physical distancing and limited seating worship so visit our website to reserve your seat for worship.
We will continue to also offer an amazing Spirit Filled On-Line Worship experience each week—You are invited to access worship or information through our website (www.sedonaumc.org) or by calling the church office (928-282-1780).
The PUMPKINS ARE COMING!—Beginning Saturday October 3rd, Sedona UMC is partnering with Young Life of the Verde Valley in our very popular “Annual Pumpkin Patch” at the church with all the proceeds going toward supporting YL youth campership. The pumpkin patch will be open daily Noon to 6PM. We will offer a great variety of colors, shapes and sizes of pumpkins. Come and get a great pumpkin and support this all important mission.
We offer so many great missions, ministries and opportunities 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—We look forward to seeing you!—Come and grow with us!