Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday at SPUMC - Feb. 7, 2010

Our first Sunday spent focusing on "Prayer."  Something we do every Sunday... but mayeb this month with a little more intention and heart felt moments with God.

Our Education hour began the morning:
*  The children
*  The Confirmation class talked about the story of Mary and Martha - what is the one thing that is important?  Where are our priorities in life?  How do we make God a priority in our busy lives?
*  The Wired Word class had a conversation about a man being recruited into Major League Baseball (a chance at lots of money and success) who decided, instead, to become a priest after feeling a call to the ministry.  How do you know when you're being called?  What kinds of things are called to?  It could be a vocation, the ministry, or it could be small changes in your daily life...
*  Bettie continued teachign her class about caring ministries.  Only one class left, next week, if you'd like to check it out!

During worship we focused on Prayer.  We continue to use hymns that you have told us are your favorites!  Pastor Penny focused on the ABCs of prayer in her sermon.  She reminded us of the story of Abraham arguing with God over saving Sodom and Gomorrah if there were any righteous people left in the town.  It's a story of praying with boldness and confidence that God does hear us, and God does include us in the unfolding story of our lives.  She offered us a tool to pray, using the ABCs - moments to pray for anything that begins with "A," "B," or "C."  Reminding us that there all kinds of simple ways to think of where we need God in our lives.

We then took communion and celebrated God's involvement in our lives!

What will you "pray with boldness and confidence" about this week?

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