2019

"Gather"

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Why Church? Who cares? Great questions! Over the next four Sundays, we’ll be teaching about the purpose and value of church in your life and community. More specifically, this series will be focusing on sharing the heart of Mountain Park UMC. You’ll learn what drives us as a church family, at such a time and place as this, to better connect and serve our surrounding neighborhoods. Together, we’ll be discovering what God is up to in making a real difference in people’s lives. When you or someone asks, “Why Church?” it’s as simple as gathering, growing, going, and giving. Join us to learn more so you can share the heart-beat of MPUMC!

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Matthew 18:19-20

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: Imagine new ways for us to engage our community in order to let God take action in our lives.

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"Strength in the Spirit"

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The Holy Spirit guides and empowers us to faithfully live out our calling to love and serve all people! "Living in the Spirit" helps us "pass on" the light and love of Jesus to make a difference in someone's life each and everyday! We want to help you better understand the role, purpose, and relationship we have with the Holy Spirit and how that effects you as a followers of Jesus.

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Romans 8:26-28; 2 Timothy 1:6-7

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: The key to accepting the strength of the Spirit is by accepting our limitations.

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"Freedom in the Spirit"

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The Holy Spirit guides and empowers us to faithfully live out our calling to love and serve all people! "Living in the Spirit" helps us "pass on" the light and love of Jesus to make a difference in someone's life each and everyday! We want to help you better understand the role, purpose, and relationship we have with the Holy Spirit and how that effects you as a followers of Jesus.

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Romans 8:8-11; 2 Timothy 1:6-7

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: Living in the Spirit frees us to follow God more closely and live life more abundantly.

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"Living in the Spirit"

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The Holy Spirit guides and empowers us to faithfully live out our calling to love and serve all people! "Living in the Spirit" helps us "pass on" the light and love of Jesus to make a difference in someone's life each and everyday! We want to help you better understand the role, purpose, and relationship we have with the Holy Spirit and how that effects you as a followers of Jesus.

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Acts 2:1-21; 2 Timothy 1:6-7

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: To be a follower of Jesus means receiving the Holy Spirit and living in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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"Do Good"

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Easter happened...now what? We've proclaimed that Jesus Christ is Risen, now how do we live into it? We hope you'll continue to join us in worship as we explore what it means to be a people of Resurrection.

Because of the Resurrection, we are "Alive and Well" and our lives are changed forever. That change reflects our connection to the heart of God. We are raised with Jesus into new, everlasting life as well as with the shared purpose of loving and serving others. In this season of Resurrection, you are "raised for good" in Christ.

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Colossians 3:12-16

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: The power of the Resurrection makes room for love, peace, and thankfulness in our lives.

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"Do No Harm"

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Easter happened...now what? We've proclaimed that Jesus Christ is Risen, now how do we live into it? We hope you'll continue to join us in worship as we explore what it means to be a people of Resurrection.

Because of the Resurrection, we are "Alive and Well" and our lives are changed forever. That change reflects our connection to the heart of God. We are raised with Jesus into new, everlasting life as well as with the shared purpose of loving and serving others. In this season of Resurrection, you are "raised for good" in Christ.

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Colossians 3:1-4, 9-11

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: The power of the Resurrection frees us from doing harm in order to give life to one another.

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"Witnessing to the Greatness of God" - Palm Sunday 2019

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Join us as we celebrate “the one who comes in the name of the Lord,” our Savior, Jesus in all three Sunday morning services. At our 11 a.m. worship services, for both the Traditional service in the Sanctuary and Contemporary service in the Family Life Center, we’ll have our children process while waving palms as part of the opening to these worship experiences.

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Luke 19:28-40

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: Witnessing to the greatness of God points to the ongoing redemption of the world.

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"Submission"

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During the Lenten season, we encourage you to “Let Go to Go Deeper.” The Lenten season is a time where we inventory our time and commitment to God and create space to strengthen old disciplines or adopt new disciplines that help us grow closer to God. God desires broken people, who are willing to be drawn closer to God. We hope that whatever you “let go” will help you create more room for God and “go deeper” with God in your life. We hope you’ll join us each week as we share different spiritual disciplines that you can practice.

In addition, we will be creating space within our own worship services to help you practice and experience God in these ways. Some disciplines we’ll be looking at are: solitude, service, worship, guidance, and submission. We can’t wait to worship with you in this season of “Letting Go to Go Deeper!"

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: John 12:1-8

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: Submission allows us to fully receive Christ and give lavishly.

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"Guidance"

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During the Lenten season, we encourage you to “Let Go to Go Deeper.” The Lenten season is a time where we inventory our time and commitment to God and create space to strengthen old disciplines or adopt new disciplines that help us grow closer to God. God desires broken people, who are willing to be drawn closer to God. We hope that whatever you “let go” will help you create more room for God and “go deeper” with God in your life. We hope you’ll join us each week as we share different spiritual disciplines that you can practice.

In addition, we will be creating space within our own worship services to help you practice and experience God in these ways. Some disciplines we’ll be looking at are: solitude, service, worship, guidance, and submission. We can’t wait to worship with you in this season of “Letting Go to Go Deeper!"

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: God’s guidance is for us to be closer, not to be condemned.

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"Worship"

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During the Lenten season, we encourage you to “Let Go to Go Deeper.” The Lenten season is a time where we inventory our time and commitment to God and create space to strengthen old disciplines or adopt new disciplines that help us grow closer to God. God desires broken people, who are willing to be drawn closer to God. We hope that whatever you “let go” will help you create more room for God and “go deeper” with God in your life. We hope you’ll join us each week as we share different spiritual disciplines that you can practice.

In addition, we will be creating space within our own worship services to help you practice and experience God in these ways. Some disciplines we’ll be looking at are: solitude, service, worship, guidance, and submission. We can’t wait to worship with you in this season of “Letting Go to Go Deeper!"

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Psalm 63:1-8

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: When confronted by God, who seeks and love us, we worship, are changed, and made ready for guidance.

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"Service"

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During the Lenten season, we encourage you to “Let Go to Go Deeper.” The Lenten season is a time where we inventory our time and commitment to God and create space to strengthen old disciplines or adopt new disciplines that help us grow closer to God. God desires broken people, who are willing to be drawn closer to God. We hope that whatever you “let go” will help you create more room for God and “go deeper” with God in your life. We hope you’ll join us each week as we share different spiritual disciplines that you can practice.

In addition, we will be creating space within our own worship services to help you practice and experience God in these ways. Some disciplines we’ll be looking at are: solitude, service, worship, guidance, and submission. We can’t wait to worship with you in this season of “Letting Go to Go Deeper!"

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Luke 13:31-35

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: Christ stretches us to choose compassion over comfort and service over self.

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"Solitude"

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During the Lenten season, we encourage you to “Let Go to Go Deeper.” The Lenten season is a time where we inventory our time and commitment to God and create space to strengthen old disciplines or adopt new disciplines that help us grow closer to God. God desires broken people, who are willing to be drawn closer to God. We hope that whatever you “let go” will help you create more room for God and “go deeper” with God in your life. We hope you’ll join us each week as we share different spiritual disciplines that you can practice.

In addition, we will be creating space within our own worship services to help you practice and experience God in these ways. Some disciplines we’ll be looking at are: solitude, service, worship, guidance, and submission. We can’t wait to worship with you in this season of “Letting Go to Go Deeper!"

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Luke 4:1-13

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: Solitude puts us in a posture to listen to and follow God.

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"Letting Go to Go Deeper" - Ash Wednesday 2019

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During the Lenten season, we encourage you to “Let Go to Go Deeper.” The Lenten season is a time where we inventory our time and commitment to God and create space to strengthen old disciplines or adopt new disciplines that help us grow closer to God. God desires broken people, who are willing to be drawn closer to God. We hope that whatever you “let go” will help you create more room for God and “go deeper” with God in your life. We hope you’ll join us each week as we share different spiritual disciplines that you can practice.

In addition, we will be creating space within our own worship services to help you practice and experience God in these ways. Some disciplines we’ll be looking at are: solitude, service, worship, guidance, and submission. We can’t wait to worship with you in this season of “Letting Go to Go Deeper!"

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Psalm 51:1-17

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: God desires broken people, who are willing to be drawn closer to God.

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"Sharing to Strengthen"

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We're so excited for the month of February as we grow and live the heart of God! Because of who Jesus is and what Jesus modeled for us, it teaches us that God’s love is real and it also teaches us that God’s love is meant to be shared. As followers of Jesus, we become vessels of God’s love which is meant to be shared with each other and our community!

How are YOU made to share? And what is God calling you to share with others in order to bless them and love them in Jesus' name? Join us throughout the next 4 weeks to find out how you can be a part of God's movement of redemption, healing, and transformation.

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Philippians 4:12-13

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: “Made to share” means our sharing helps us endure difficult things.

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"Sharing Your Part"

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We're so excited for the month of February as we grow and live the heart of God! Because of who Jesus is and what Jesus modeled for us, it teaches us that God’s love is real and it also teaches us that God’s love is meant to be shared. As followers of Jesus, we become vessels of God’s love which is meant to be shared with each other and our community!

How are YOU made to share? And what is God calling you to share with others in order to bless them and love them in Jesus' name? Join us throughout the next 4 weeks to find out how you can be a part of God's movement of redemption, healing, and transformation.

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: John 6:1-13

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: “Made to share” means realizing that your “part” can help feed everybody.

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"A Sharing Community"

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We're so excited for the month of February as we grow and live the heart of God! Because of who Jesus is and what Jesus modeled for us, it teaches us that God’s love is real and it also teaches us that God’s love is meant to be shared. As followers of Jesus, we become vessels of God’s love which is meant to be shared with each other and our community!

How are YOU made to share? And what is God calling you to share with others in order to bless them and love them in Jesus' name? Join us throughout the next 4 weeks to find out how you can be a part of God's movement of redemption, healing, and transformation.

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Acts 2:42-47

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: “Made to share” means sharing everything you have with everyone in need.

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"What Do We Value?"

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We're so excited for the month of February as we grow and live the heart of God! Because of who Jesus is and what Jesus modeled for us, it teaches us that God’s love is real and it also teaches us that God’s love is meant to be shared. As followers of Jesus, we become vessels of God’s love which is meant to be shared with each other and our community!

How are YOU made to share? And what is God calling you to share with others in order to bless them and love them in Jesus' name? Join us throughout the next 4 weeks to find out how you can be a part of God's movement of redemption, healing, and transformation.

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Matthew 6:25-26, 31-33

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: “Made to share” means valuing what God values

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"Loving Community"

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In this new year, as a part of our commitment to strengthening your discipleship of Jesus, we want to help you take that "next step" in your faith journey. Join us for the next four weeks to see how you can start this year growing in "Living Jesus. Loving Community." and experiencing personal transformation.

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: 1 John 4:7-12

THIS WEEK’S BIG IDEA: Taking the next step of faith requires consistently loving like Jesus.

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