Scottsdale United Methodist Church


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“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together.”
-Hebrews 10:24-25

9:30 a.m. Sunday Traditional Worship

8:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study, Bowe Center
9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship, Sanctuary
9:15 a.m. Nursery check-in, Daycare
9:45 a.m. Sunday School, Preschool and Youth Group
10:30 a.m. Refreshments, Burgess Hall

 

Lent Series: Reclaiming Sin-The Old Rugged Cross

02/26/2020-04/12/2020

Sin has fallen out of favor.  We do not talk of sin much anymore.  It feels judgmental and exclusionary.  But sin, even unnamed, has power over us, causes us pain, causes us illness, destroys relationships, keeps us from loving each other as God has called us to do. We need to reclaim sin to break its power over us.  We much recognize, acknowledge the sin in our lives, and ancient practice known as confession.  Only after confession, only after we recognize and acknowledge the ways in which we sin and fall short of God’s call on us and God’s purpose for us, only after confession can we be freed from sinful practices, and know the true power of God’s grace and redemption as followers of Jesus.

 

 

 

Lenten Study on Wednesdays March 4, 2020-April 8, 2020

Lent is a traditional time to deepen our faith and connection to God.  This can be done by giving up something, especially if it interferes with our connection to God.  But we can also focus on starting or deepening a spiritual practice.  This year for Lent, Pastor Ann will be leading a study in prayer.   Using the Companions in Christ series, we will study Deepening our Prayer: The Heart of Christ.  This six week study includes such topics as “Prayer and the Character of God,” “Praying As We Are,” and “Exploring Contemplative Prayer” among others.  The class will meet on Wednesday evenings in Lent, beginning the first Wednesday in March.  Books for the class are available for $10 and will be given out at the Ash Wednesday supper and service, or can be obtained from the office

The structure of our Wednesday night class will be the following:  There will be a chapter to read and exercises to do prior to each week’s class. For example, the week 1 readings and exercises will be done between Ash Wednesday, 2/26 and the first class on 3/4.  Doors open at approximately 5 pm for a light soup supper.  We will open with prayer at 5:30 pm and share around the tables what we learned from the previous week’s readings and exercises while we finish our meal.  At approximately 6 pm, we will begin deeper explorations of prayer, including Bible study, prayer, and sharing. We will finish by 7 pm.  If you cannot arrive until closer to 6, due to work or family obligations, please still join us.

If you would like to be part of this class, please indicate on the attendance card in worship or contact the church office so we can be sure we have enough books.  Pastor Ann would love to see Burgess Hall filled with people learning to deepen their prayer life.

WEDNESDAYS from March 4-April 8