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9th Sunday After Pentecost
August 2, 2020
Genesis 32:22-31 | Psalm 17:1-7, 15
Romans 9:1-5 | Matthew 14:13-21
In Genesis 32, Jacob had a night visitor while he was camping out alone during a return journey to Canaan. It turned into an all-night rasslin' match. Have you ever rassled with God? How did that turn out? Did you win, or did you finally surrender?
Pastor Buzz Trexler also talks about Holy Communion, and Music Leader Jerry Sullivan shares a special song from Rich Mullins.
10th Sunday After Pentecost
August 10, 2020
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 | Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b | Romans 10:5-15 | Matthew 14:22-33
Joseph was Israel's favorite son, and that automatically made him a target of his brothers. They called him a "dreamer," and plotted to kill him. Why does the world -- and even the Church, at times -- want to do away with its dreamers? Rabbi Jonathan Sacks writes, “Dreams are where we visit the many lands and landscapes of human possibility and discover the one where we feel at home. The great religious leaders were all dreamers.”
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE ...
Whether you label yourself a "Christian," or are uncertain whether you believe in anything any more, 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, the pastor didn't either when he first stepped into a United Methodist Church as an adult -- and he was welcomed, too.
We're glad you're here!
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
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.
A MISSIONAL CHURCH
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.