Finding Sacred Space and Spiritual Creativity at HOME!
Staying home is not easy. However, Pastor Sue has been creating weekly spiritual inspiration for us via her website Nudges and Notions. Explore different activities to encourage creativity and study while working with supplies you may already have in your own home.
Do you have ideas or wish to share how you’re exploring new creativity and inspiration during this time of isolation? Give Pastor Sue a call at 406-459-3003 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 to all my Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
I hope you are all "sheltering in place" and practicing good "social distancing", please be safe. Call if you need something. And don't forget to call other members and friends and share the good word. I look forward to worshiping with you again soon. In the meantime if you are a little depressed or bored or you just need a spiritual shot of energy, I have a recommendation for you. On the computer visit this website: SkitGuys.com It is one of my favorite spiritual places to visit and I am on their mailing list. There are serious spiritual messages, great comedy and these guys love the Lord. They even have Lenten messages and Palm Sunday messages. Enjoy. Brad Belke
Prayer Requests Please help there be continuous prayer for those with special prayer requests. You only have to make one phone call to "PRAY IT FORWARD" If interested in being a link in our chain, please call Cherilyn Lambert at 565-8718
So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, “Hosanna!” -John 12:13 Have you ever wondered about the crowd that shouted “Hosanna” as Jesus passed that day? I wonder if these were the same people who would demand Jesus’s execution a few days later. More likely, however, they were two very different crowds. The former was made up of his followers and friends from Galilee. The latter from the wondering mobs that characterize any city on a big festival day.
Where were the followers of Jesus when they going got tough? With a few exceptions they were somewhere else. They knew they couldn’t fight “city hall.” They realized that the dream was over and that what they had feared all along would happen. The leaders would snatch Jesus secretly and put an end to his “good news” which they perceived as a threat to their power. What the realists among Jesus’s followers had predicted all along had at last happened. The best thing to do was to hid till the trouble blew over. Jesus was wonderful all right, but what had he done for them lately.
The basketball coach had not enjoyed a winning season for eight years. His first season the team broke even. The fans were unhappy. The next season, they ended up in second place in their conference. Then for seven years in a row the team won their conference championship. The vultures continued to complain and the important alumni worried about how long the run could last. The following year the team finished in second place. The vultures went wild with glee. The coach was losing it.
The next year was worse because the team was stricken with sickness, injuries and academic ineligibility. The alumni were now whispering to the athletic director, get rid of the bum! What has he done for us lately. The athletic director agreed and would have fired him on the spot but for the president of the school. (Presidents sometimes have the odd notion that sports are not the only really important thing in a school.) You know what happened then?
They won the national championship and coach accepted a $10 million contract at another university. -Excerpted from the Homilies of Andrew M. Greeley