The Pastor’s Sermon, January 25, 2015. Scripture: John 1:43-51. I have been troubled by current events in France. The killing of employees at the magazine,...
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I believe the United Methodist Church offers a distinctive and meaningful face to Christianity. Our denominational motto is Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors. Because we believe that God’s love is the bedrock of faith, we value the inclusion of all people and we believe that when we embrace diversity, we embrace God. We stress the primacy of God’s grace in Jesus Christ. We affirm the reality of God in our everyday life through the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that faith is more than dogma or assenting to a rational proposition, but is grounded in a relationship to God in Christ. We believe that relationships are primary, that life is interconnected and that we have a responsibility to each other and to the creation.
Recently our congregation voted overwhelmingly to become what is called in our denomination, A Reconciling Church. This means that we welcome Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) people to fully participate in the life of our Church. More than that, we actively support same sex marriage and the ordination of LGBT people. In other words, we take the motto Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors seriously
We are blessed at Cedar Cross United Methodist Church with people of all ages. We have over 125 children in an incredible Vacation Bible School each year, we have an active youth program, and younger adults, too. Most of all, Cedar Cross has a good and warm spirit. People love each other here. I think if you join us you will feel this spirit – I sincerely invite you to come.
Yours in Christ, Jim Clarke, Pastor
THIS SUNDAY AT CEDAR CROSS FEBRUARY 1: ‘MIRACLE: SURELY GOD WANTS THE SEAHAWKS TO WIN!”
Pastor Jim Clarke’s sermon is “MIRACLE: Surely God Wants the Seahawks to Win!” The scripture reading is from the gospel of Mark 1:29-34, Jesus heals many at Simon’s house and versus 35-39, A preaching tour in Galilee.
“Let us worship, with hearts open to the love of God, with hands outstretched to one another, and with whole selves willing to accept the cost and joy of being Christ’s disciples.” (The Call to Worship)
We invite you to worship with us on the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany at Cedar Cross United Methodist Church. Our worship services are at 8:45 am (with songs led by the Praise Band and vocalists) and 11:00 am (with traditional hymns and the Chancel Choir). The services differ only in the music. There are Sunday School classes for all ages, including an adult class led by the pastor, between the two services at 10:00 am.
After the opening hymn, the children are invited to come forward and share time with Pastor Jim Clarke, who has a special word and prayer for the children. The service continues with a unison prayer, followed by silent meditation, words of grace and the congregation is invited to share their joys and concerns in prayers of the people.
Songs and Hymns this morning. Praise Band and Vocalists led us in songs at 8:45 include Morning Has Broken, Ancient of Days, and Kum ba Yah. Traditional hymns at 11:00: How Firm a Foundation and In Christ There is no East or West. The Chancel Choir sings Glory is A-Coming Our Way.
Our worship includes the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Though all are welcome to receive communion in the United Methodist Church, it is not required. Following the Benediction, it is our join hands with those next to us, and sing the Closing Song which begins: May the peace of God the Father and the love of Christ His Son, Guide us in the days ahead. After worship, we welcome you to join with us for coffee and fellowship
We Welcome Everyone! Cedar Cross United Methodist Church is a Reconciling Congregation, a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network, the national movement within the United Methodist Church that exists to enable full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the United Methodist Church.