Please enjoy our newsletter for June/July 2015. Beyond the Green Doors – June July 2015 See it prettified in the PDF, with links: Beyond the Green Doors – June/July 2015 Newsletter MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Jun 2 Prayer Shawl Ministry 1 …Continue reading →
Sharing Books That Feed the Mind and the Soul Our inaugural book group meeting will be on Thursday, June 11th 7pm in the fellowship room at the church. The book is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. The group is …Continue reading →
America the Beautiful
Performed May 24, 2015
by the Peterborough United Methodist Church choir
and Pastor Lourey Savick
America the Beautiful
Author: Katharine Lee Bates (1893)
1 O beautiful for spacious skies,
for amber waves of grain;
for purple mountain majesties
above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed his grace on thee,
and crown thy good with brotherhood
from sea to shining sea.
2 O beautiful for heroes proved
in liberating strife,
who more than self their country loved,
and mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine,
till all success be nobleness,
and every gain divine.
3 O beautiful for patriot dream
that sees beyond the years
thine alabaster cities gleam,
undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God mend thine every flaw,
confirm thy soul in self-control,
thy liberty in law.
NH District Choir When: Starting Sunday, July 5, 3-4 pm and then every other week until Hallelujah Sunday September 13. Where: Hillsboro UMC sanctuary 16 Henniker St, Hillsboro, NH Contact: Pastor Lourey Savick or message this page All NH laity …Continue reading →
We will once again be holding our yearly yard sale this summer! Facebook Event Yard Sale Inside and outside Saturday June 6 9am – 1 pm No early birds please United Methodist Chuch 43 Concord St, Peterborough Household items, glassware, …Continue reading →
Please enjoy our worship service from 05/17/15, by Pastor Lourey Savick, titled Who Is Jesus?
At this time, let us testify to God’s work! This week, you are invited to draw or otherwise notate your personal story.
Most of the time, “WHO IS JESUS?” is a question that could be rephrased for us into the question, “What role does Jesus play?” Jesus’ many names indicate the different roles he is recognized as having, fulfilled or as fulfilling now, in our lives.
You can recognize who Jesus is for you in this sense by attempting a little exercise – summarize the story you would tell to someone who had never heard of Jesus before, briefly – with doodles or individual words.
This is an example from Pastor Lourey:
This picture story answers the question “Who is Jesus?” by showing Jesus as a link – renewing covenant between God and humankind.
Does this tell the whole truth of who Jesus is? No. This is a respoonse to one kind of question on one afternoon!
This is just the first part of the exercise. Part two means looking back at your own story.
Now remember that Jesus’ appearance to the Disciples confounded their expectations. Deus semper major. If you “flipped” your original Jesus description, would it still be true?
This period of surprise and questioning of assumptions happens just as Jesus commissions the Disciples (followers, students) as Apostles (witnesses, leaders). Why?
Don’t have time to watch an hour long worship service? Try these two and four minute videos with an excerpt from our service on 05/10/15, by Pastor Lourey Savick, titled Welcoming Reconciliation.
Not your average Mother’s Day service full of fluffy feelings and mommy accolades, Pastor Lourey again tackles a challenging topic. She reiterates how important it is to be inclusive, in light of the recent turmoil.
The Jesus Creed – Part 1 of 2 (2 min)
Hear, O Isreal, the Lord Our God, The Lord is one.
Love the Lord our God with all your heart and with all your soul
and with all your mind and with all your strength.
The second is this: “Love thy neighbour as yourself.”
The Letter C – Part 2 of 2 (4 min)
C is for church
C is for community
C is for Christian