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I AM The Good Shepherd - September 17, 2017

John 10:1-10

Like a lot of scriptures, to properly understand today's story, we need a little backstory. Let's start with the fact that in Jesus' day there were a lot of people who raised sheep. So to speak of being a sheep farmer resonated with everyone. No one really had to do research to find out about sheep, or how they followed a shepherd, or how a shepherd would take care of them. It was simply part of life.
More importantly, before Jesus starts talking about being the gate and the shepherd, he healed a man. More specifically he healed a man who had been blind from birth and the Pharisees went nuts. They were frustrated and angry and hurled all kinds of accusations. They couldn't make sense of

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I AM The True Vine - September 10, 2017

John 15:1-8

I think a lot of us hear this passage and think....If I'm a branch, I don't want to be cut! Cutting hurts!!!! It does. That's true. The irony of a grapevine is that both that which is fruitless and that which is fruitful have to be cut in order for there to be new growth in the coming year. Which is to say that those of us who feel cut, don't have to worry about the scorn of those who

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I AM The Breadof Life - September 3, 2017

John 6:27-59

The stories in the Gospel of John, in large part, are about Jesus as divine. We see a host of miracles and we hear Jesus talk about himself as the great I AM. I AM being one of the primary names for God that we learn from the Old Testament. When we read these stories, we are being invited, maybe even urged to see Jesus as God and to see God through Jesus. When Jesus says, "I AM the bread of life," he is saying, "I AM God." And he's

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I AM The Light of The World - August 27, 2017

John 8:12-19

I have to tell you, I love the riches of John....especially the I AM statements. They can seem a little odd...but, if we can unpack them, they are layered with meaning. And to get to that meaning, we have to dig a bit into the Old Testament—the traditions and the rituals. As you heard today, we dug into the story of the Exodus and then into the laws of Leviticus....but we actually need one more component...the

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Dig In Deep - August 20, 2017

Romans 8:1-4, 12-17

As we think about grace and the ways God is at work in our lives. It's key (pun intended!) to see grace as a gift. We have to realize God is always offering that gift. That's what we call prevenient grace. It's here...before us before we look for it or notice it or dare to get close to it. God's gift is here for us.
And that gift isn't meant to just sit here and look pretty. It's not a hood's something for us to receive and use daily. We have to open that gift to appreciate it. Seeing

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Current Church News

  • Christmas Eve Services - Dec 24, 2018

    4:00 PM Family Christmas Eve. This service is especially designed for wiggly, giggly children and is intentionally kept shorter. It will include music by Children's bell choir and leadership from children.

    7:00 PM Traditional Christmas Eve. This service includes music from Choir and Bell Choirs, plus Holy Communion and the Candlelight Ceremony. Child care is provided.

Get Directions

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.

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...