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Worship Service begins at 10:30 AM
Third & Adams Street, PO Box 9774, Moscow, Idaho USA | (208) 882-3715

The Barrier of Unforgiveness - May 17, 2020

Lords Prayer shared by JR. Forasteros

Practice what you preach. That’s what they tell you. At least, that’s the phrase I heard growing up. Practice what you preach. Do what you say other people should do. As an adult, who happens to be a preacher, nothing seems to bring that home quite like preaching on forgiveness. Every time I am scheduled to preach on forgiveness, some situation happens that reminds me that I still have work to do. This week was a wound from something that happened more than 4 years ago where after a tough fallout and practice at forgiveness, I also practiced boundaries and was clear I did not need to nurture the relationship or work toward reconciliation. I could let go of the anger and resentment, but not restore the friendship. This week in an email that person seemed to be making attempts at reconnection. We have a working relationship and he said he hoped to see me when this was over and we could do coffee. My only thought was “nope.” It gave me pause to wonder if I had really forgiven

Read more: The Barrier of Unforgiveness - May 17, 2020

Kin-dom Builders - May 3, 2020

Matthew 6:9-13

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

This prayer acknowledges that the world is not as it should be. There is a real need for things to be different—and a true possibility that it could be. Thy kingdom come is an acknowledgment that it isn’t here yet, but also a confession of hope that it could be. It’s not a far-off hope for God’s kingdom--not, “hurry up and let me die so that I might know heaven. No, it’s “thy kingdom come, here, now.” God’s kingdom is imminent, it’s

Read more: Kin-dom Builders - May 3, 2020

What's in a Name? - April 26, 2020

Matthew 6:7-13

I don’t know about you, but the version of the Lord’s prayer I learned was the King James Version, or maybe the New King James Version, and that’s the one that is in my head and on my heart. I’ve read countless other versions, but this is the one that sticks. So, lucky you, regardless of how you’ve learned it, you get the New King James Version as our starting point. =)

For our series, we’ll be breaking it down into small chunks and focusing on just these small parts as we go along the way—hopefully giving us

Read more: What's in a Name? - April 26, 2020

Holy Humor Sunday - April 19, 2020

Matthew 6:25-34

The keywords in the passage seem to be, “Do not worry.” Which feels a bit ironic, or just biting in this time of anxiety and worry for a disease we don’t fully understand and are learning more and more about each day. But beyond the message, “Do not worry” are the more explicit truth Jesus is highlighting.
1) God provides—for the birds and for us.
2) God creates us as beautiful and splendid just like the flowers.
3) We are called to seek after God’s kingdom and righteousness.

Read more: Holy Humor Sunday - April 19, 2020

Easter Sunday - April 12, 2020

John 20:1-18

It’s easy to expect too much from Jesus. Maybe that’s not the right way to say it…it’s easy to expect Jesus to do all the things we think are best. After all, he said, “Ask and it shall be answered…” but laying all our demands on him is not exactly what he meant. But it’s easy to think it is. And it’s easy to get frustrated when Jesus doesn’t do what we ask. But Jesus isn’t a genie. He doesn’t nod and flicks his wrist to complete our requests. Jesus is the incarnation of God here on earth meant to connect us with the Divine and all that God offers and to show us the gifts of

Read more: Easter Sunday - April 12, 2020

Current Church News

  • Time of Prayer - Thursdays at 9 am

    On Thursday mornings at 9 am Pastor Debbie will host a live stream for prayer on Facebook (find us at Moscow UMC). 

     
  • Services Suspended

    To protect our community Worship Services are suspended through June 15th! We are offering online worship through our Facebook page. Live worship will be Sundays at 10:30 am on our Facebook page.

    For updates and more information please check in here at our website or Facebook page Moscow UMC.

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Sunday morning parking at the church is available in the high school parking lot on Third Street across from the church and in the city lots west of the church. These lots are available only on Sunday mornings. A small lot for handicapped parking is available just off of Adams Street on the north side of the church, with an accessible entrance directly into the sanctuary. A lift operates between the Fellowship Hall (3rd Street level) and the Sanctuary. William Sound System Receivers and Headsets are available to assist with hearing problems.

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The First United Methodist Church of Moscow, Idaho takes as our mission to be the body of Jesus Christ, ministering to a community which draws strength from its diversity. Our mission centers on the worship of God, expressed through varied forms of prayer, preaching, music, and ritual.  See more...