Posted by: place holder | May 23, 2013

How to See God (John 14:8-27, Pentecost Sunday)

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Posted by: place holder | May 23, 2013

Posted by: place holder | May 1, 2013

Who Could Hinder God?

We all get in God’s way sometimes. Acts 11:1-18

Posted by: place holder | April 25, 2013

Right Paths

What do neuroplasticity and first responders, Boston and a cat’s purr, jihadists and the KKK have in common? They’re topics in this sermon on Psalm 23 from April 21, 2013.

Posted by: place holder | April 17, 2013

Feed My Sheep (John 21:1-19)

Don’t stay stuck in guilt! God loves you just the way you are and loves you too much to let you stay that way. This sermon includes a guided meditation.

Posted by: place holder | April 2, 2013

Faith and Doubt (John 20:19-31)

Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013

Posted by: place holder | March 21, 2013

Who Was Jesus? Part 4: Revolutionary (Mark 12:38-40)

What does it mean to turn the other cheek? What does it mean to say that Jesus died for the sins of the world? This sermon might surprise you!

Posted by: place holder | March 7, 2013

Who Was Jesus? Part 2: Healer

God’s healing is interpersonal/social/spiritual as well as physical, and it is available for everyone in God’s way and God’s time.

Posted by: place holder | March 6, 2013

Lent Easter Season 2013

The Katonah United Methodist Church is planning several special events for the Lenten and Easter season.  All are welcome to attend.  Bring your friends!

On Palm Sunday, March 24, at 9:30 am, Katonah United Methodist Church will join the other churches of Katonah gathering at the old train station (now Pepino’s Restaurant) for the annual ecumenical blessing of the palms and procession through the village.

On Maundy Thursday, March 28, at 6:30 pm, the church will hold its annual Agape Meal (Love Feast) and Service of the Shadows commemorating the Last Supper and Christ’s death.  Your experience of the joy of the resurrection will be deeper and more meaningful if you attend this interactive service.  The first part of the service is a convivial potluck supper of simple finger foods, i.e., fruit, cheese, dips, crackers, and bread.  Beverages are provided.  It’s a festive time of fellowship.  After the supper, we enact a symbolic hand washing and move into the dramatic telling of the Passion story. We need volunteers to help set up and clean up.  Call Deborah Moore or Melva Pitts if you can pitch in.  Please bring your food contribution in ready-to-eat, bite-sized pieces on serving plates.

The annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held Sunday, March 31, at 6:30 am at the south end of the Cross River Dam.  Dress warmly.

On Sunday, March 31, the joyous Easter Service at 10 am in the church sanctuary will feature special music and musicians.  A special brunch will be served after the service.  Please sign up to bring something to share.

Help decorate the cross and bear witness to God’s power and love to our community.  All attending the Easter Service are encouraged to bring cut flowers to hang on the cross standing outside on the church lawn.  The flowers symbolically transform the cross, an instrument of suffering, humiliation, and death, into a symbol of resurrection, love, and victory.  Flowers like daffodils, tulips, and daisies from your garden or the super market are perfect.

Commitment Sunday is coming up on May 4, when we will make our pledge to support God’s healing ministry through the life and work of Katonah United Methodist Church.  As we go through the spiritual season of Lent and celebrate the power of God’s love in the resurrection of Jesus on Easter, let us reflect on how grateful we are that God loves us and is active in our lives.  How can we demonstrate our gratitude for all that God has done and is doing in our lives?  On May 4, we will make our pledge for the year beginning June 1, 2013 and ending May 31, 2014.

Posted by: place holder | February 15, 2013

World Day Of Prayer

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On Saturday, March 2, 2013, Christians around the world will celebrate the World Day of Prayer.  Every year, the liturgy is prepared by the women of a different country.  This year’s liturgy was prepared by the women of France.  The theme centers on immigration and examines “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”  The Biblical readings will be illustrated with the personal stories of women in modern day France, a country that has one of the highest rates of immigration in Europe.

 The World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first weekend in March.  It was founded on the idea that prayer and action are inseparable in the service of God’s kingdom.  The free-will offering supports ecumenical efforts toward welcoming the stranger and meeting the needs of families around the world who are victims of violence, discrimination and injustice.

 The service is being planned  by Women of Faith, a committee of women representing a wide variety of churches in the Katonah area.  The service will be held at the Katonah United Methodist Church at 10 am.  Children are welcome to attend.  The church is accessible to the handicapped.  For more information, call 914 232-4094 or visit http://www.katonahumc.wordpress.com.

 

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