Matthew 6:9 (NRSV)
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Matthew 6:9 (NRSV)
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Renown United Methodist leader, Tex Sample, will be coming to Carson City 1st on February 22 to 24. Cooperatively sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Carson City 1st UMC, Tex Sample will bring the theme “The Craft of Discipleship.” He will present a Friday evening story time in our sanctuary open to the public called, “The Practice of Formation”. There will be a Saturday Workshop covering three topics, “Reading Scripture as the Church,” “Tradition: The Craft of Memory, Performance and Embodiment,” and “The Craft of Justice.” He will be preaching at our 11:00 Sunday Service. His sermon is entitled “The Practices of Transformation.”
Tex Sample is a specialist in church and society, a storyteller, author, and the Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Professor Emeritus of Church and Society at the St. Paul School of Theology, a United Methodist Seminary. Tex Sample was featured in a Lenten Study that Carson City 1st used from “Living the Questions.” He is an extraordinary story-teller, preacher and teacher that bridges the gap between classes, races and cultures.
The Fee for Early Registration (postmarked no later than Feb. 14, 2013) is $75.
For late registrations, the Registration Fee is $90.
Your Registration Fee includes a Continental Breakfast and Lunch.
Please make your checks payable to: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. You may return your payment to FUMC church office or to: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Tex Sample Workshop 305 N. Minnesota St. Carson City, NV 89703
There is a cancellation fee of $25.
If you have questions, please call Rev. Kim Morgan at 775-883-1681 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Methodist Men will hold their annual Sweetheart Dinner on Saturday, February 16th at 6:00 pm in the Wesley Room. All ladies of the church are guests for this Valentine event featuring food, candy, prizes , fellowship and entertainment. Men of the church are asked to donate $6.00 at the door to help defray the costs of the dinner. The Men expect a large turnout, so they are asking women and men who are planning to attend to let the Men know by calling the church office. DON”T MISS THIS ANNUAL VALENTINE BLAST!
Scripture for Rev. Rob Jennings-Teats’ sermon is Jeremiah 29:1, 11-14
These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.
11For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. 12Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. 13When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, 14I will let you find me, says the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.
Come witness the night of Christ’s birth. Feel the true message of Christmas through our Drive-Through, Living Nativity. Every year since 2001, the First United Methodist Church of Carson City has re-enacted the night of Christ’s birth as a Drive-Through, Living Nativity. Lit by 800 luminaria and occupying an entire city block, ten scenes are depicted as cars drive down The Road to Bethlehem. Walkers also enjoy the story from a special walking path. Over the course of two nights, nearly 200 people of all ages are involved in telling the story, along with live donkeys, cows and sheep. More than 1000 people witness the Christmas story, some for the very first time. Frequently, people leave with tears in their eyes, resolving to come back with their neighbors and friends.
In a world of uncertainty, this message of hope and abiding love is our gift to the community. No fees are charged, though canned food is collected for those in need. This year, the Living Nativity will be Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9. Cars will drive through from 6:30-8:00 pm. The entrance is at Division and King Streets, west of Carson Street. Meet me at the manger!
Scripture for Rob’s sermon on November 11, 2012.
Jeremiah 2, 10:22 (The Message)
What wrong did your ancestors find in me
that they went far from me,
and went after worthless things, and became worthless themselves?
Has a nation changed its gods,
even though they are no gods?
But my people have changed their glory
for something that does not profit.
As a thief is shamed when caught,
so the house of Israel shall be shamed—
they, their kings, their officials,
their priests, and their prophets,
For they have turned their backs to me,
and not their faces.
But in the time of their trouble they say,
“Come and save us!”
But where are your gods
that you made for yourself?
Let them come, if they can save you,
in your time of trouble; for you have as many gods
as you have towns, O Judah.
Also on your skirts is found
the lifeblood of the innocent poor,
You shall be put to shame by Egypt
as you were put to shame by Assyria.
From there also you will come away
with your hands on your head;
for the LORD has rejected those in whom you trust,
and you will not prosper through them.
Hear, a noise! Listen, it is coming—
a great commotion from the land of the north
to make the cities of Judah a desolation,
a lair of jackals.
The scripture for Rev. Rob’s sermon is:
Jeremiah 1:4-8, 20:7-9 (The Message)
1 4 This is what God said:
5 “Before I shaped you in the womb,
I knew all about you.
Before you saw the light of day,
I had holy plans for you:
A prophet to the nations—
that’s what I had in mind for you.”
6 But I said, “Hold it, Master God! Look at me.
I don’t know anything. I’m only a boy!”
7-8 God told me, “Don’t say, ‘I’m only a boy.’
I’ll tell you where to go and you’ll go there.
I’ll tell you what to say and you’ll say it.
Don’t be afraid of a soul.
I’ll be right there, looking after you.”
7-9You pushed me into this, God, and I let you do it.
You were too much for me.
And now I’m a public joke.
They all poke fun at me.
Every time I open my mouth
I’m shouting, “Murder!” or “Rape!”
And all I get for my God-warnings
are insults and contempt.
But if I say, “Forget it!
No more God-Messages from me!”
The words are fire in my belly,
a burning in my bones.
I’m worn out trying to hold it in.
I can’t do it any longer!
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Rev. Rob’s sermon is on the sin of Pride.
2 Chronicles 26:3-5, 16
3Uzziah was sixteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for fifty-two years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jecoliah of Jerusalem. 4He did what was right in the sight of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done. 5He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God; and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.
16 But when he had become strong he grew proud, to his destruction.