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17th Sunday After Pentecost
September 20, 2020
"God's Fairness Doctine"
Exodus 16:2-15 | Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45
Philippians 1:21-30 | Matthew 20:1-16
In Jesus' Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, things just seem a bit upside down from the Western point of view: How can someone who came to work in the 11th hour get paid the same as someone who worked all day long?
17th Sunday After Pentecost
September 27, 2020
"A Little Bit of Rebellion
Exodus 17:1-7 | Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16
Philippians 2:1-13 | Matthew 21:23-3
In this week's Gospel text, the authority of Jesus is questioned, but we also find a story that challenged the religious leaders, and us to consider who is most obedient: the son who says yes, but then doesn't follow through; or the one who says no, but then does the father's will?
"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.