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Making Space - February 12, 2017

Colossians 2:6-7

In a couple of weeks, we will begin the time of Lent...the days of preparation and reflection leading to Easter. Part of the Christian tradition is to employ various spiritual disciplines during Lent to grow closer to God through intentional practices. So, the worship committee decided we would do well to study a few of those disciplines in worship before we reach Lent. Today, we will be talking about Prayer and devotional practices. Next week we will talk about practices of fasting,

Read more: Making Space - February 12, 2017

Touchdown! - February 5, 2017

Exodus 20:16-17

To bear false witness: lie, deceive or confuse. Bearing false witness in biblical times could cause someone to be found guilty of a crime they didn't commit or could ruin their reputation. It's not just about lying, though that's certainly included, it's about muddying the waters of honest and trustworthy conversation.

Said another way: Share in conversation that nurtures, supports, and enriches. Don't be insincere, empty, or frivolous.

Read more: Touchdown! - February 5, 2017

Go Team! - January 29, 2017

Exodus 20: 14-15 We began last week to consider what God thinks about

It was years before I was married that I attended a conference and heard Kendall Payne as one of the music artists. She did a number of her original songs in her set, but there was one that really stuck in my head. She explained that she and her husband had a repeat of a regular argument one night and it prompted her to write a song.

The song goes like this:

I am not a perfect girl, nor are you a perfect man

Read more: Go Team! - January 29, 2017

There's No "I" In Team - January 22, 2017

Exodus 20:12-13

Football is a team sport. We know this, right? 11 for each team on the field and a gazillion on the sidelines (NFL 53, college 80 on the roster). Generally, a few players or positions are known and get all the glory, but everyone who is worth his salt knows he can't do his job if they aren't doing their job. We learn the names of quarterbacks, receivers and running backs and they get the glory. They throw and catch the ball and make the game exciting. At least on a surface level, but really, if the linemen don't block, the quarterback gets sacked and the ball doesn't move down the field, generally, it moves back up the field. And if you're playing defense, if the big linemen don't hold their line, your linebackers and safeties won't ever make it to sack their quarterback or the defensive

Read more: There's No "I" In Team - January 22, 2017

Calling Plays and Halftime - January, 15, 2017

Exodus 20:7-11

 When I was in Riverside, we worked a lot with a lot of people. We worked with the teenagers, many of whom would spend their afternoons tucked away in a corner of the building smoking, or smoking out. We also worked with the homeless, some of whom were chronically homeless having been on the streets for 10 or 15 years. And, as you might imagine, we had a fair number of issues. We tried to offer a safe place where people could receive food, a hot shower, fresh clothes, and God's grace. We also tried to be a place that didn't permit illicit drug use, or enable bad behaviors. Our policies and practices changed over the years as we adapted to the ministry needs and often, my name carried the greatest weight for enforcement. People knew I was the pastor of the church and people knew that the pastor's

Read more: Calling Plays and Halftime - January, 15, 2017

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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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