It’s been one week since Easter, one week since all the chaos and excitement. One week since the empty tomb or the first shouts of “Christ is risen—Christ is risen indeed, Alleluia.” It’s one week after the resurrection and the disciples are in the same place they were that Easter night—In the same room behind the same locked doors. (John 20:19-31)
So, if the resurrection is such a big deal, such a life changing event, why are they still stuck in the same place? What difference has the empty tomb made? How has it changed them? Has it let them see themselves and their world differently? Has it done anything for them? It doesn’t look like it’s made much difference. They are in the same place behind the same locked doors as a week ago—Maybe even more confused, afraid, and even doubtful.
If we reflect upon our own lives what we might be asking is has anything really changed in my own life. Is my own life different now that Easter has come and gone again? I should be doing better than that, I should be living differently, more powerfully, more fully, more authentically. After all, “The Lord has risen, He has risen indeed!”
Join us this Sunday at Sedona United Methodist Church as Rev. Fred Mast brings an inspired message of hope entitled “Get Up and Go!” Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30am for (On-site/In-Person) 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. Additional precautions per CDC and AZDHS recommendations will be in place and details can be found on our website as well as the opportunity 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).
You’re invited to our Annual Community Parking Lot Sale to be held on Saturday, April 24th from 8:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Arts, Crafts, Foods, Antiques, Household Items, Books, and so much more. For more information or to reserve a space please call the church office at (928)282-1780.
Sedona UMC offers several weekly book and bible studies: Tuesday’s @ 2PM Adult Studies at “The Gathering Place” in West Sedona; Wednesday’s our Men’s Bible Study at 9am; and Thursday’s our Women’s Bible Study at 9:45am. 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!