Lenten Devotional, March 7

Focus Scripture: So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making God’s appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20 Reflection Statement: Easter is a movable feast, not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. The First Council of Niceaa established the date of Easter […]

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Lenten Devotional, March 6

First United Methodist Church (FUMC) is a living, breathing, always changing yet never changing, community. When we joined FUMC, we were a young family. Our daughter was not yet three years old. Kind and loving arms embraced us. We were welcomed in ways that made us feel like we had been a part of the community for some time.

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Lenten Devotional – Ash Wednesday, March 5

Welcome to First United Methodist Church’s (FUMC) Lenten Devotional. Lent is the 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter. Sundays are not counted. They are considered little Easters. The 40 days represent the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness after his baptism.

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Lenten Devotional, February 13

Lent is the forty days from Ash Wednesday to Easter. Sundays are not counted. Sunday is always considered a little Easter. The forty days represent the forty days Jesus spent in the wilderness after his baptism.

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Ash Wednesday

On Ash Wednesday we will have two special worship services. The first will be at noon in our church parlor. The second service is at 6 pm and will be held on our labyrinth. Both services will offer the opportunity to receive ashes and to hear the words “dust you are and to dust you will return” as ashes are placed on our foreheads. The act of receiving ashes and hearing those powerful words symbolize the idea that accepting our mortality, and embracing our finitude, are fundamental to our creating lives that are filled with meaning and purpose.

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