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September 27, 2020 message: “Re...

Jesus speaks to worn-out and tired people with a promise of real rest. We cannot carry our burdens alone, and we don’t have to. He helps us and sustains us with love and grace. This is the third and final week in the series “Sabbath: Holy Rest.” Pastor Mary’s message is based on Psalm 23,  […]

September 20, 2020 message: “At...

We can easily find ourselves distracted by tasks to be don (and there’s always more to be done!). Jesus calls us to be present in his presence, listen to him, and be blessed. This is the second week in the series “Sabbath: Holy Rest.” Pastor Mary’s message is based on Psalm 46:10 and Luke 10: […]

“A Wonder-Full Life” Wors...

Worship Brainstorming“A Wonder-Full Life”Monday, September 21, 2020 at 2:00 pmAt the back of the LHUMC sanctuary In this series, we’ll use the beloved film It’s a Wonderful Life to consider how we view money, how we can be faithful stewards of all of God’s gifts, and how we can build a wonder-full life with God […]

September 13, 2020 message: “Ta...

The Sabbath command is a pivotal part of the rules that God calls us to live by. It helps us to love God and neighbor well. This is the first week in the series, “Sabbath: Holy Rest.” Pastor Mary’s message is based on Genesis 2: 1-3, Psalm 92: 1-8, and The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20: […]

September 6, 2020 message: “An ...

Parties can be transformative experiences – both for the inviter and invited. When we spend time around the table together, we get to know one another and understand one another better. This time can help us to overcome prejudices, tear down assumptions, and break down barriers to true community and Kingdom living. Our social connections […]

August 30, 2020 message: “Keep ...

Jesus’ first miracle happens in the context of a wedding – an important celebration for family and community. His attention to hospitality and keeping the celebration going is a challenge and reminder to us that God’s grace is shown in the context of celebration. This is the second week in the series, “Old School: Party […]

August 23, 2020 message: “Party...

Jesus was raised in a Jewish household, which included celebrating feast days/holy days. Holidays (holy days) offer structure to our lives and remind us of the call to celebrate God’s goodness in good times and in hard times. This is the first week in the series, “Old School: Party Time!” Pastor Mary’s message is based […]

August 16, 2020: “Joel: Change ...

Our faith is grounded in the power of a changed heart that only God can bring about. We experience God’s possibilities as God’s spirit guides us to dream and see visions of God’s Kingdom coming now and in the future. This is the sixth and final week in the series, “Old School: Prophets.” To learn […]

August 9, 2020 message: “Habakk...

It is hard to wait for answers from God in prayer, especially when we feel helpless and overwhelmed by what we experience personally and the struggle around  us. Offering honest prayers is a faithful act, and waiting on God’s timing is faithful, too. This is the fifth week in the series, “Old School: Prophets.” To […]

September 11-12, 2020 Worship Plannin...

Worship Planning Retreat Lake Harbor United Methodist Church in Fellowship Hall Friday, September 11at noon – Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm The event is open to anyone from the congregation who is willing to read the background information (below), commit to actively participate in every aspect of the two day retreat, and follow CDC […]