Green Meadow in Bloom



22nd Sunday After Pentecost
October 24, 2021

Job 38:1-7, 34-41 | Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c

 Hebrews 5:1-10 | Mark 10:35-45

This week we conclude our

time in the Book of Job

"Born to Trouble"

Our message this week - 

"Out of the Whirlwind"

When we last heard from Job, he had lost everything but was still praising God. Job had also been asking God a lot of questions.


He continued to praise God, but he still was complaining. In today’s scripture text, God reminds Job that there is a lot about the world that Job does not know. Job had no control over many things. 

God showed Job the bigger picture because Job was acting as if he knew everything. When God is finished speaking, Job first covers his mouth as a way of showing that he has nothing to say because he is in such awe of God. Afterward, Job is honest and admits how little he does know and promises to keep quiet.

We are a lot like Job. We may think we understand everything, but we see only a tiny bit of what God is doing in the world. Sometimes, like Job, it is hard for us to be quiet. Sometimes it is best to keep quiet so we can hear God speaking to us. We continue to trust God, and just like Job, we realize how huge and amazing God is.

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23rd Sunday After Pentecost
October 31, 2021

Job 42:1-6, 10-17 | Psalm 34:1-8, 19-22

 Hebrews 7:23-28 | Mark 10:46-52

This week we conclude our

time in the Book of Job

"Born to Trouble"

Our message this week will focus on

"Now my Eyes See"  

Everyone loves a happy ending. At last, we think, after all this struggle, all this pain, we can stand and with wide smiles proclaim that all’s well that ends well. Plus, it’s not just a happy ending; it is restoration. All that was lost is now returned and increased. How can we not rejoice

in this turn of events?

But . . . True, if this is a story, a parable, a fairy tale, then happy endings have come to be expected. But that isn’t the whole story.

The restoration doesn’t sweep away what was. 

We also will be celebrating All Saints Day during worship, recognizing those who have gone on before us in this past year.

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Whether you label yourself a "Christian," or are uncertain whether you believe in anything anymore, you are welcome to worship at Green Meadow United Methodist Church. Single, married, partnered, divorced, gay, rich, poor, USAmerican, or immigrant, you are welcome here. Burned out on religion -- whether organized or disorganized -- bedraggled and hungover, addicted or in recovery, just out of jail, 

you are welcome here. Have no idea about Holy Communion, hymnals, or when to stand or sit? Don't worry, we all have to begin somewhere. The most important thing is to begin.

We're glad you're here! 

For God so loves the world ... and so should we..png

We are a United Methodist Community of Worship, serving in the Smoky Mountain District of the Holston Conference. Our mission is to be an open gathering place to nurture Christians in training who, equipped by the Holy Spirit, go into the world and share the light of Jesus Christ.


Whether it's building mission kits for flood victims, sending food buckets to Zimbabwe, working with Family Promise of Blount County, helping the Salvation Army's lunch ministry, or gathering peanut butter for the Community Food Connection, "Meadow Folk" are engaged in the missio Dei ... God's mission of love.


Sunday mornings at Green Meadow are, in a way, much of what you would expect when you come to a United Methodist Church: we gather for Sunday School and we worship together. We also share a breakfast once a month, and in months where we have a fifth Sunday, we have a potluck dinner.