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

Worship Service - August 2, 2020

1 Corinthians 11: 17-34

Oh, the people of the 1st-century church…how they struggled. Man, they argued about all kinds of things…old ways vs new ways, the traditions of veteran members vs crazy ways of new people, personality conflicts, culture wars. Oh, how primitive they were….it’s good we don’t struggle with differences of belief, or priority, or rules of inclusion. We’ve come so far in 2000 years!!

Oh y’all, there’s good news and there’s bad news…which do you want first? I always lean for bad news…so then the good can lift you up. The bad news is the problems of the first-century church are still the problems of the 21st-century church. We may not argue about circumcision or

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Worship Service - July 26, 2020

1 Peter 3:8-22

We say there was something in the water growing up. My brother went off to college and was going to study political science and become super-rich. But his love for church camp turned into a call for ministry and he went to seminary.

My sister also traveled across the country to pursue her dreams through college and ended up getting her masters of arts and religion...

As the youngest, I would not be following in their footsteps any longer and would not be going to seminary. And we can see how that turned out.

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Camp Sunday - July 19, 2020

Psalm 96

Job 12: 7-12

 

 

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But How Will We Worship Week 5 - July 12, 2020

Psalm 150

Praise and worship, in the OT, is a kinetic act. It’s not a sit and be a quiet kind of thing. It’s a bodily action. The Israelites worshiped with dancing, with music, with instruments, with twirling and jumping, with kneeling down, bowing, lying prostrate on the ground. They were put your whole self in the kind of people!

It’ so interesting to me that over the centuries this type of full-body worship has been stripped from us. I mean, if we were up here dancing and leaping and banging drums and clanging cymbals, a bunch of you would think we were carelessly and irreverently worshipping God. Right?

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But How Will We Worship Week 4 - July 5, 2020

John 4: 19-26

I should probably start with the fact that John 4 is probably one of my most favorite stories in the scriptures. I knew the stories from growing up in the church, but when I was in Cuba I heard one of the most compelling sermons about it and it changed the way I engaged it and did my exegesis. I love the way Jesus overcomes multiple layers of prejudice and social separation. He pushes past cultural and racial discrimination as a Jew who freely talks to a Samaritan. And he plows through sexist norms of engagement as he, a man, talks sincerely and non-sexually, with her, a woman. And he breaks down the walls of shame and disgrace that surround her past. He knows it, and he names it, but he doesn’t shame her for it, it’s almost like, “yep, I know you’ve had 5 husbands…it’s

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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 until further notice! We are offering online worship through our Facebook page. Live worship will be Sundays at 9:30 am during the summer on our Facebook page.

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

     
  • Worship Time Change - starts - August 23rd

    Starting Sunday, August 23rd, Sunday Worship goes back to our regular worship time at 10:30 am Sunday mornings.

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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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Church Mission

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...