During the month of July we will be venturing away from a Sermon Series, and will be journeying back to the book of Luke, the book of Colossians, and then concluding with 2 weeks where the church will be blessed by guest preachers.
Sunday, July 7th: Scripture: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
"On the Job Training"
Shortly following Jesus' transfiguration on the mountaintop Jesus and a few of the disciples venture back down to the "real world" where Jesus immediately gets back to work teaching and healing. A short while later Jesus decides to let the disciples go and "get their feet wet" as he sends 72 of his disciples ahead, two by two, to go and do his work. In a very "on the job training" sort of way Jesus gives them instruction on not only how to interact with those they meet, but also offers advice on what to do when they are not welcomed within a community. As I remember my first official job upon turning sixteen I too recall what it was like to experience the "on the job training" in those first few shifts. I recall my frazzled nerves, uncertainty in my abilities, and desire to "not mess up." How might we take Jesus' version of "on the job training" and apply it back to our own lives? In particular as we look at this path of discipleship.
July 14th: Scripture: Colossians 1:1-14
Within Paul's opening words within the book of Colossians I am constantly amazed to see what genuine care and attention Paul took for each of the communities to which he was ministering. Within this first book of Colossians we are quickly reminded that as fellow Christians it is not only important to be mindful of how we are living our faith life but to also be mindful of how we are holding one another accountable with "check-in" and ceaseless prayer. Paul reminds us of the importance of praying for one another constantly, as he "practices what he preaches." How are we as fellow brothers and sisters in Christ lifting one another up in prayer? Not only in the difficult times but in the good times as well? This Sunday we will focus in on some of these very questions as we explore the "power of prayer" as spoken about through the Apostle Paul.
Sunday July 24th: Guest Speaker: Barbara Kruger
Sunday July 28th: Guest Speaker: Tom Schmidt
Eudora United Methodist Church is a growing congregation with a wonderful mix of newer attending younger singles/families and older adults that have been part of the church's rich history. We're a mission and service-oriented church that is constantly striving to grow in understanding God's love for us and in our response of sharing that love with others. We experience and share the presence of God's spirit in an intentionally blended music worship on Sunday mornings and in a variety of Spiritual Formation opportunities for all ages. Various Fellowship Groups also bring the congregation together for fun activities that meet through the year.
Looking for a new church home in which to grow and share? Come visit and discover your place here!