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

Sermon Template - September 1, 2016 (24)

Matthew 5:38-48

On Wednesday night, our friend, Andrew, was struck head-on by a drunk driver. His car was obliterated and he is in the ICU in critical condition. The drunk driver was reportedly fine. I'd be lying if I told you I hadn't had a few thoughts about what should have happened to the driver or how long he should go to jail....or even wished, at least just a little, that he might have some kind of pain, or be absolutely devastated by what he's done to our friend. I've thought a good bit about justice. I want something in the cosmos to shift, even if just a little, so that it's not

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I Believe in the Church - March 26, 2017

Ephesians 2:11-22

We are working our way through the Apostle's Creed and today we are focusing on the line that says, "I believe in the holy catholic church and the communion of saints."

In essence, that whole phrase is what it means to be the church together. Let's start with where most people get hung up, the word catholic. Lots of people read that and say, "I'm not pledging allegiance to the Catholic church." Let me clarify, the fact that "catholic" is not capitalized means we're talking about the universal global church, not the Roman

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I Believe in Jesus- March 12, 2017

Philippians 2:5-11

Today we are taking a look at the second main portion of the Apostle's creed and it is thick with significance. Last week's single sentence about God: I believe in God the Father Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth was short and sweet and still had at least 5 levels of significance. This week's statement is much longer and even richer in meaning.

I believe in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

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We Believe in God the Creator - March 5, 2017

Genesis 1:1-5

History of the Creeds
• We will be taking the next few weeks to study the Apostles' creed and talk about what we believe as Christians. (Creed Slide)
creed: noun \'kred\
a statement of the basic beliefs of a religion; an idea or set of beliefs that guides the actions of a person or group
(Not "Apollo Creed"—slide of Apollo)—back to Creed Slide

• I understand that some may struggle with certain parts of the creed. That's ok. This isn't a litmus test. You don't have to say you believe each line before you can be a United Methodist or a

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Humility in Service - February 26, 2017

John 13:1-16

Third week on spiritual disciplines
o Prayer and devotion—Jesus wants a relationship with you and is waiting for you to spend some time with him
o Fasting—in the Bible God shows up when people fast. So, if we want to do one of the most effective things to get God to show up in our lives, we should fast (from food, from TV, from our vices)
o This week we are talking about Christian action. Now that can take a lot of forms. We could talk about loving our enemies, welcoming the stranger, helping the poor, caring for the orphan and the widow, providing for the homeless, the prostitutes, or the addicts. And we could even lean political and get into what the Bible says about things like immigration or caring for the refugees. But

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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...

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