December Sermon Series
"Light Of The World:
A Beginner's Guide To Advent"
Jan 5th: Epiphany Sunday- Matthew 2:1-12 "Follow the Light" Come celebrate in the "light of Christ." Epiphany comes to us from the Greco-Roman context, but in its literal form it means "to manifest, show forth, or clarify." Come join us as we focus in on the star of Christ the magi followed and the star we are still called to follow this day.
Jan 12th: (Worship Canceled due to Weather) Video with Devotion still available
Jan 19th: Baptism of the Lord Sunday: Matthew 3:13-17 "Beginning at the Water" Throughout the Bible there are numerous stories that use water as imagery. Whether talking about God parting the Red Sea as the Israelites escaped Egypt; the water that rained down from the heavens with Noah; or Jesus being baptized in the Jordan by John, each of these stories begins at the water. Join us as we focus not only upon Jesus' baptism and what this symbolic act represents for us, but also how we all have opportunity to reconnect back in with the Lord in this New Year as we begin at the water through reaffirmation of our Baptism.
Jan 26th: 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 "You Are Not Lacking" "Greetings!" There is so much in the words we use when saying hello that we often overlook the complexity. We can, for example, know when someone is genuinely glad to see us or when our appearance is a burden. The introduction to the first letter to the Corinthians is no less full of meaning. While on the one hand this is a very standard greeting for Paul, at the same time, Paul is already seeking to establish himself in a church a community that is already divided. He is an apostle, someone called by God, to come and remind this community that they too are gifted, and with God's help, able to reclaim their gifts in the life and mission of the church. How might Paul be speaking not only to the people of Corinth but to us as well?
Feb 2nd: 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 "Same Mind & Same Purpose" Paul doesn't waste any time getting to the main point. He discusses the division and some of the sources of it. But again, there is hope in our common Baptism, and our belonging to Christ. To be clear, this unity does not do away with diversity of opinions and positions on crucial issues. But Paul does argue that our purpose in Christ, our mind in Christ, namely love of God and neighbor, can be that piece that brings unity in mission and action.
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.
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