PRAY in the Spirit
GO into the world fearlessly!
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
[Matthew 22: 37-40]
The service will start at 10:45AM from our Facebook page
press live video below! We will start streaming at 10:35.
Wednesday - No activities right now
Greetings Morgan Church of the Nazarene!
I hope you are all having a great week! It has been a good week for me! We had a great board meeting on Tuesday night, and I enjoyed playing basketball and doing Bible Study with our youth on Wednesday night.
Update from Board Meeting:
At the board meeting on Tuesday I shared a bit of my vision for Morgan Church of the Nazarene - that we move toward being a "family" or "fellowship of believers" rather than an institutional church; that we see ministry to one another as our own personal responsibility rather than something that needs to come from the church. I pray that we learn to love and care for one another as a church family.
Part of being a better church family is being better at investing in the families of our church, that we would be intentional in building relationships with one another outside of the programmed ministry of the church. As we invest in families, and work to become a better church family, we will be a better church. Most of the changes moving this direction will be subtle, change in our language, and hopefully change that comes from individuals and our relationships with one another.
One "programmed change" is our approach to ministry. As we start Children's church this Sunday, September 20th, it is important to note that it will be a bit different. Rather than having children go to children's church three times each month, they will be going twice each month, on the 1st and 3rd Sundays. On the 2nd and 4th Sundays, children will remain in the worship service as they have for the past 4 months. We want to equip, encourage, and empower families to make their homes the primary place for faith development and discipleship. We are working to provide our families with quality resources and support in this area. (Check out the Connect devotional magazine for families available in the foyer!)
This Sunday, September 20th, we will continue our series on The Kingdom of God. It has been a challenging series so far! I pray that you continue to wrestle with what it means to live as a Kingdom Citizen.
This week we will be in Matthew 20:1-16, the parable of the workers in the vineyard. Read this text, write down some of your questions. Pray over it. This is a challenging text that raises a lot of questions in my mind.
Scriptures: Exodus 16:2-12; Matthew 20:1-16
Praying Together: From Praying in the Wesleyan Spirit by Paul Chilcote
"Our Father in heaven...hallowed be your name...your kingdom come - come in a personal way to all who repent and believe and set up your peaceful reign in our hearts. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven - conform our wills to your own loving will, that we might continually and perfectly be shaped by your love in every possible way and bring the whole world to a knowledge of your mercy and grace. Give us this day our daily bread - provide for us all of those things which we need to grow as your children, both in our bodies and spirits, for we make no claim to be able to feed ourselves properly, and we trust in your great mercies to us. And forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors."
Grace & Peace,
Morgan Church of the Nazarene
Pic n Bow Concert!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.