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

The Source - October 30, 2016

James 1:17-18

I have a story to share about Ruth that helps with the sermon this morning,
so I expressly asked permission and she told me no. So, I pleaded for permission
and she told me I could on one condition...you're not allowed to laugh. Ok? So,
no laughing.
A couple of weeks ago, Ruth told me, "Mommy, when I grow up, I want to
be a mommy like you." Yeah? "Yeah, I won't spend any of my money on my kids,
but if my husband wants to he can."
Now, you could take a lot of things from that story. You could get that I am
cheap. You could get that Rick is indulgent. Or, you could get what I get, which is
that our daughter has no idea how much money I spend on her, only it doesn't
include many treats or toys. You see, I'm the accountant in our house. And she
doesn't see when I buy the weekly groceries, or pay the utilities, or buy

Read more: The Source - October 30, 2016

A Complete 180 - October 23, 2016

Genesis 22
Genesis 33

Intro to the service:
For the last couple of weeks, we've been talking about forgiveness—-letting go of the hurt, anger, bitterness and shame. We've heard not all relationships are ready for reconciliation. This week, our focus is on reconciliation, because even though not all relationships are ready for reconciliation, SOME are. This morning's scripture won't be read, but instead watched through a two part drama that tells the story of Jacob and Esau, the sons of Isaac...grandsons of Abraham.

Read more: A Complete 180 - October 23, 2016

For Shame - October 16th, 2016

Luke 15:11-32

No File Avaliable.

A Tall Order - October 2, 2016

Mathew 18:21-35

Action #1
Forgiveness is a powerful part of our faith journey. We experience forgiveness for ourselves through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. And we are also invited to forgive others as we have been forgiven. Unfortunately there has been a lot of mixed up teaching about forgiveness. We have been taught to "forgive and forget". In essence, to put the past behind us, and move on as if nothing had happened. Now, in some cases that's easy. Little things that happen in our daily lives can certainly be forgiven and left behind us. But the big things, the ones that mark us and scar us are not easily forgiven, let alone forgotten. Some hurts take years to forgive, and yet, by the grace of God it is possible to let go of the anger,

Read more: A Tall Order - October 2, 2016

Making Amends - September 25, 2016

Luke 19:1-10

Zaccheus is a tax collector. We've heard about them before...it was 4 weeks ago when we heard about another tax collector, Levi,...they're sinners. They're liars and thieves...they take from their own, skimming off the top before they pay Rome....or rather, inflating the amount due, before they hand anything over to Rome. These guys are bad. Do you remember Levi? The one who was supposed to be a priest? The family failure who not only didn't become a priest, but became a crook? Well, it's another one of him. And we all know about them.

We really don't need much more explanation at this point...Zaccheus was a tax collector... that means, he was a sinner of the worst kind. (sigh) another one of those people that Jesus decides to go hang around with. And not surprisingly when it happens, everyone around them, balks saying,

Read more: Making Amends - September 25, 2016

Current Church News

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    Moscow First United Methodist Church is honored to be an active participant of the Family Promise of the Palouse providing temporary, safe housing for families in our community who are facing homelessness. Our next opportunity to host is June 11-18, 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...