Who is needed? Who matters? Where do you belong? You are needed and valued by God. You matter to our church and belong in our spiritual community. Through Jesus Christ you can experience a sense of belonging.
Do you feel very courageous? Who has been an example of courage for you? Today is Father’s Day and we’ll hear about the courageous faith of Saint Paul, an important spiritual father for us Christians.
Do you or a loved one experience bigotry because of who you are? Is it hard to appreciate and accept those who are different from you? Today’s Bible story shows how the Holy Spirit helped Dorcas and Peter express God’s love and welcome others.
Spirit of the Living God, visit us once again as on the day of Pentecost.
With rushing wind that sweeps away all barriers, come, Holy Spirit!
With power from above to make our weakness strong, come, Holy Spirit!
With tongues of fire that set our hearts aflame for Christ and for doing God’s will, come, Holy Spirit!
Do you like to wait? Sometimes when we’re busy it’s hard to pause and take time to reflect and connect with God. Then there are times when circumstances force us to wait. Whatever the reason for waiting, Christ is with you and empowers you with the Holy Spirit.
Do you sometimes feel down in the dumps or blue? Have you or someone you know struggled with depression? Today’s Bible story describes the great spiritual leader Elijah’s experience with depression, what caused it, and what helped.
Who are the women who have impacted and blessed your life? Today we celebrate women and the life of one of our spiritual mothers, Susanna Wesley, who is often called the Mother of Methodism.
Do you fear public speaking, heights, or snakes? Are you anxious about finances, world events, or health issues? In today’s Bible story Jesus’ followers are afraid. The risen Christ comes to them and us, offering peace, purpose, and the power of the Holy Spirit.
What do you enjoy about nature? Many of us experience the Creator through creation, and nature feeds our spirit. Today we celebrate the Festival of God’s Creation.
Happy Easter! Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the promise of eternal life, and the new life Christ offers everyone, even those who feel like the walking dead.