Pastor Jean Ward will be having Facebook live sermons on Methodist Church of Reedsville & Milroy Facebook page Sundays at 10AM.

 

They will then be shared to the Reedsville United Methodist Church Facebook page and later added on here.

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05-31-2020.mp4
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Great thanksgiving for Pentecost 

UMH 13-15

 The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts..
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,
always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty (almighty God), creator of heaven and earth.
In the beginning your Spirit moved over the face of the waters. You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life. When we turned away, and our love failed, your love remained steadfast. Your Spirit came upon prophets and teachers, anointing them to speak your Word. And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

 

Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ. At his baptism in the Jordan your Spirit descended upon him and declared him your beloved Son. With your Spirit upon him he turned away the temptations of sin. Your Spirit anointed him to preach good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, and to announce that the time had come when you would save your people. He healed the sick, fed the hungry, and ate with sinners. By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection, you gave birth to your Church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death, and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit. When the Lord Jesus ascended, he promised to be with us always, baptizing us with the Holy Spirit and with fire, as on the Day of Pentecost.

On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: "Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."

When the supper was over he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: "Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."

On the day you raised him from the dead he was recognized by his disciples in the breaking of the bread, and in the power of your Holy Spirit your Church has continued in the breaking of the bread and the sharing of the cup.

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving
as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

 

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and wine. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood and empowered by the gifts of the Spirit.

 By your Spirit make us one with Christ,
one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, showing forth the fruit of the Spirit until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet.

Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father (God ), now and for ever. Amen.

 

 

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I believe in God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried.
The third day he rose from the dead.
He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church*,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

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THE GREAT THANKSGIVING FOR EASTER DAY OR SEASON

 

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts. 

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,

always and everywhere to give thanks to you,

Father Almighty (almighty God ), creator of heaven and earth.

You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life.

When we turned away, and our love failed, your love remained steadfast.

You delivered us from captivity, made covenant to be our sovereign God,

brought us to a land flowing with milk and honey,

and set before us the way of life.

 

And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven

we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

 

Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ.

By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection

you gave birth to your Church,

delivered us from slavery to sin and death,

and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.

By your great mercy we have been born anew

to a living hope through the resurrection of your Son from the dead

and to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading.

Once we were no people, but now we are your people,

declaring your wonderful deeds in Christ,

who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light.

When the Lord Jesus ascended, he promised to be with us always,

in the power of your Word and Holy Spirit.

 

On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread,

gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:

"Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you.

Do this in remembrance of me."

 

When the supper was over he took the cup,

gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said:

"Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant,

poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."

 

On the day you raised him from the dead

he was recognized by his disciples in the breaking of the bread,

and in the power of your Holy Spirit your Church has continued

in the breaking of the bread and the sharing of the cup.

 

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,

we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving

as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us,

as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

 

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

 

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here,

and on these gifts of bread and wine.

Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ,

that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood.

 

By your Spirit make us one with Christ,

one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world,

until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet.

 

Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father (God ), now and forever.

 

Amen.

 


Copyright: “The Great Thanksgiving for Easter Day or Season” Copyright © 1972 The Methodist Publishing House; Copyright © 1980, 1981, 1985 UMPH; © 1986 by Abingdon Press; Copyright © 1987, 1989, 1992 UMPH.

 

 

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Easter Sunday.mp4
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Good Friday.mp4
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Maundy Thursday.mp4
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04-05-2020.mp4
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Praying the Lord’s Prayer     Matthew 6:9-13

1. Put away your phones or any other distractions, and get into a comfortable, but alert position.  Invite the Holy Spirit to come…                                  

Pray through the Lord’s prayer, like this… 

“Our Father…”

  • Take a moment and think about the idea of God as your Father, with good intentions toward you. If you want, imagine God in your mind’s eye. Picture his face. Make eye contact with him.

“In heaven…” 

  • Take a moment to think about the idea that God is all around you. As you breathe in and out, imagine yourself breathing in and out more of the Holy Spirit.

Hallowed by your name…”

  • Spend a few minutes just sitting with the Father in joyful, grateful, worship. You might want to sit in silence for a few moments. Or sing a chorus. Or rattle off a list of things you’re grateful for. Or praise God with specific things you love about him.

 “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…”

  • Spend a few minutes asking for God’s will to be done in your city/church/community/life.
  • Think of specific things to pray for.
  • A simple prayer of, “Your will be done in ______," is a great place to start.

Give us each day our daily bread…”

  • Spend a few minutes praying for specific needs and wants in your life or that of your community
  • This is also a great time to pray over specific people in the community who need something: a job, healing, wisdom to decide, etc.                     

“Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors…”

  • Spend a few minutes in quiet asking God for forgiveness for specific areas in your life and releasing others to forgiveness.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.”

  • Spend a few minutes praying against temptation (the word can also be translated trouble) in your life.
    • Pray against specific sins….
    • Pray against any kind of evil - spiritual evil (demonic), human evil, natural evil, etc.
    • Pray against bad things in your life or community, and for God’s blessing - the divine flow of good things into your life and community.

Close in a prayer of gratitude to the Father for hearing you.

Pastor Jean 03-26-2020.avi
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Hello Church! As I write this on this Sunday morning, it is a mixed feeling of sadness to not be worshiping with all of you today, but also knowing that keeping you safe and healthy is a priority too.    I have been praying for all of us and hoping that each of you are staying healthy and safe.

In this season of Lent, we have been talking about Listening, listening for the voice of God in our midst and seeking his guidance always. We have talked about how hard it is to sometimes listen for his voice when the world around us is so filled with noise and its own priorities and this noise has been made louder in the worries and stress of our current situation.

But maybe this is the best time to really try to quiet ourselves, and still our uncertainties and really spend the time to listen. I believe Christ has so much to say to us especially in troubled times and we need to step back from the panic and worry and once again breath, rest and trust in our God.

Psalm 56 says:

When I am afraid,
I will trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise,
In God I trust; I will not be afraid.

Please know that God loves you and cares for all of us, and while we may have to go through hard circumstances we are not alone.

I am hoping that next Sunday, I will have a sermon to share online with you, a new experiment for me and you .Please know that I am here and will help where I can and that I am grateful to be alongside you .

 St Patrick’s day was on the 17th of this last week and I like you to think about these selected verses of his prayer and remember that Christ is with each of us.  

God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me, God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me, God’s word to speak for me, God’s hand to guard me,                                                                                                  God’s way to lie before me, God’s shield to protect me, God’s hosts to save me Afar and anear,
Alone or in a multitude.                                                                                                                              Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,

I arise today Through the mighty strength Of the Lord of creation. Amen 

Sunday Morning Worship

Church Hill UMC: 10:00

    Sunday School: 9:00 

 

Reedsville UMC: 8:30

    Sunday School: 9:45

 

Milroy UMC: 11:15

Sunday School 10:00

 

Communion is served the first Sunday of each month.

Church Hill United Methodist Church

199 Woodland Circle

Reedsville, PA 17084

717 667 9847

Reedsville United Methodist Church

60 East Logan Street

Reedsville, PA 17084

717 667 3778 

Milroy United  Methodist Church

91 S Main Street

Milroy, PA 17063

United Methodist Connection

We are a part of the United Methodist Church that has over 17 million members all over the world.

 

We are within the Susquehanna Confernece that spans central Pennsylvania from New York to the Maryland border.

 

We are located in the State College District that covers Lock Haven to Clearfield and Renovo to Mifflintown.

 

We are a single parish of two churches located in Reedsville, one of the quiet suburbs between State College and Lewistown.