Monday, April 4, 2016

Readings for Sunday, April 10, 2016

Hello Everyone,

Today my daughter and her boyfriend lost their son today. She gave birth to their son early this morning and he quickly died. Her and his due date was in the middle of August and the birth was too soon for him to be viable. A private memorial service is pending. Please keep us in your prayers.

This Sunday is Native American Ministries Sunday in the United Methodist Church. Grey Eagle UMC will be hosting Jim Allen, a lay person from the Leech Lake tribe who works with the Native American Ministries Action Team. He will be speaking about the mission work done by the team. In conjunction with Native American Ministries Sunday and Jim Allen, we will be honoring James Hammarsten, a member of GEUMC who died in January. Throughout his adult life, James Hammarsten supported the rights and equality of Native Americans, as does his daughter Linnea Ingold. Please join us in worship this Sunday at 9:00 am.

I am going to do something a little different this week. Instead of me commenting on the readings I ask you to read one passage and send me your comments on that passage answering these questions:

What do you think the passage meant to the original readers?
What does this passage mean to you?
Is there anything you can implement in your life from this passage?

If your last name begins with A, B, C, D, E, F, or G, please read and comment on: Acts 9:1-6 (7-20)

If your last name begins with H, I, J, K, L, or M, please read and comment on Psalm 30

If your last name begins with N, O, P, Q, R, S, or T, please read and comment on Revelation 5:11-14

If your last name begins with U, V, W, X, Y, or Z, please read and comment on John 21:1-19

I promise I will read all replies (There are 112 on this list).

I pray your week is filled with the Joy of the Resurrection.

Peace in Christ,
Pastor Gary Taylor

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