Discipleship Moments November 1, 2020 Lauren Kippen I have always prayed since I was a little girl. I learned the Lord’s prayer and the Hail Mary pretty darn fast. You would too with the nuns with the rulers in Catechism class. No joke here, they were for real@ I quickly recited those memorized prayers when the priest in confessional booth would say “no go say 2 Our Fathers and 1 Hail Mary and I will absolve you from your sins.” Cool and easy. (Continued here)
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Aldersgate United Methodist Church WELCOME! Thank you for visiting our Web Page.
We take this opportunity to invite you to explore our church. We are a community who worships, learns and serves together. You are welcome to come, be a part of our church family.
Greetings and I hope you are well and taking good care to wear masks and social distancing. It is scary to see how many loved ones now have the virus and are struggling to get well. With the church closing to in person gatherings, we will be moving to an electronic newsletter for the next month and maybe two. For those without the internet and computer, we will continue to send hard copies of the newsletter to them. Please visit our website often as we will post not only local news but Mountain Sky News of the United Methodist Church. The Mountain Sky Cabinet of the United Methodist Church has put together a meaningful Thanksgiving Service. I plan to watch it with Della while I am home over Thanksgiving in Longmont, Colorado.Here is the link and will be elsewhere as well on our website. https://vimeo.com/480403898 It will be very different not gathering with our entire family for Thanksgiving this year, but it is what needs to be done at this time. We will be creative using technology to be together and I encourage all of you to do the same. Lastly, join us on Sunday as Judy Reel brings us the message “The Mary Miracle” using Luke 1:26-38. Be creative and find a way to have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Grace, peace & harmony, Matthias For those of you unable to join us for worship in person, you may stream by clicking on the link below. Previously streamed Sunday services can also be found by clicking on the link below. Hope to have you with us on line or in person. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF_p6CJ8sce7yjeW6BREKA
Dear Members and Friends of Aldersgate UMC, Hope you are all well. Please read the Bishop's Letter(here) and then return to this letter for my thoughts. As some of you already know, I have felt conflicted as well as some of you, about our gatherings, for Worship especially. While I am saddened that we need to cease in person gatherings for at least a couple of months, I believe it is in the best interests of everyone especially with the cases continuing to rise. As I said on Sunday, we can honor and express our love and appreciation to all the medical personnel and hospital staff by ceasing to gather in person to slow the spread. However, we can continue being the church as we did before through all the amazing ways of connecting through technology. You may join us each Sunday on our website as we continue to live-stream the services into your homes. They will be recorded as well for your convenience when you can view the service. If you are part of Zoom sessions for Mid-Week Reflections, Sunday School, etc, they will continue. If you have not and want to be, please notify the church office so a link can be sent to you for the sessions you would like to attend via zoom. As Bishop Karen closed in her letter: "Be well! Stay safe! Wear a mask." Remember, even though we may need to maintain some physical distance between us, it does not mean we are "distant" from each other. Reach out to one another as the Spirit moves through emails, text messages, phone calls, facetime, zoom, etc. Be in prayer for one another and be patient: "This too shall pass." Grace, peace & harmony, Pastor Matthias (Matt)