Dundee UMC News for the Week of December 4, 2022

Week of December 4, 2022 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 Spend some time this week reflecting on these readings and prayers from yesterday’s worship: The shiny additions to our Advent and Christmas remind us that we are called to reflect the sacred each and every day. “Incarnation” is a word that means that God’s presence came […]

Dundee UMC News for the Week of November 27, 2022

Week of November 27, 2022 Romans 13:11-14Matthew 24:36-44 Pastor Brad spoke about several things yesterday centered around Sacred Time.  God created sacred spaces for us, his people, where we could be with him.  We need to recognize the sacred and calm our minds so that we may appreciate that time with God. Time is a […]

Dundee UMC News for the Week of November 20, 2022

Week of November 20, 2022 Jeremiah 23:1-6 Luke 23:33-43 It may seem odd to read a passage from the crucifixion at Thanksgiving, but there is always another view, another consideration to think about when reading and discussing Jesus’ life, his teachings, his death, and his resurrection. Jesus came to show us how to live so […]

Dundee UMC News for the Week of November 6, 2022

Week of November 6, 2022 Luke 20:27-38 Jesus is all about sharing the kingdom of God.  The question presented to Jesus by the Sadducees’ in this passage from Luke was intended to make Jesus look like a fraud.  It was to be an “unanswerable” question regarding the wife of the seven brothers.  The Sadducees’ focus in […]

Dundee UMC News for the Week of October 30, 2022

Week of October 30, 2022 Luke 19:1-10 The story of Zaccheus.  We’ve heard it over and over.  But, as ever, there always seems to be a little something new to get out of this and other Bible stories that we’ve heard so often.  For me, this time, it was verse 10:  10 For the Son of Man […]

Dundee UMC News for the Week of October 23, 2022

Week of October 23, 2022 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Jesus asks us to give our all, as Paul had before he wrote to Timothy in the passage above.  We are to live full out for Jesus, embracing both the good and the bad.  It won’t always be easy and we won’t always have the time […]

Dundee UMC News for the Week of October 16, 2022

Week of October 16, 2022 In the United Methodist Church, the third Sunday of October is designated Laity Sunday.  In the observance of Laity Sunday, the lay people of the church present the worship service.  Lila Breitner organized a wonderful service for us and there were many of the church who participated.  A heartfelt thanks goes out to all of those reading, leading, singing, and praying with us yesterday.   The hymns themselves outline the story to be told…from We are the Church to I Surrender All, Seek Ye First, Open My Eyes, That I May See, We’ve […]

Dundee UMC News for the Week of October 9, 2022

Week of October 9, 2022 Psalm 66:1-12 Luke 17:11-19 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Nancy Clark shared an excellent message yesterday.  I’d encourage you to check it out here.   Her benediction, though, needs repeating here.  She found this and wanted to share it with us.  What is in your cup?  Imagine you are holding a cup of coffee and […]

Dundee UMC News for the Week of October 2, 2022

Week of October 2, 2022 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Yesterday’s message may be found here. In this reading from Paul’s letter to Timothy, Paul encourages Timothy in his faith.  Paul encourages us today to share that faith and remember those who helped us along the way.  How are you doing spiritually? We can rely on our faith […]

Dundee UMC News for the Week of September 25, 2022

Week of September 25, 2022 Luke 16:19-31 You’re familiar with the story…the rich man that drove by the beggar that sat at his gate.  When they both died, the beggar was with Jesus and the rich man was in the flames, begging for relief.  A “chasm” divided them so no one could cross from either […]