Vows of Membership

August 30, 2015

Vows of Membership

Rev. Dan R. Dick, the Director of Connectional Ministries for the Wisconsin Annual Conference offers the following insights on the five membership vows that we take as United Methodists. (We vow to serve God and the Church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.) “The vows of membership are not burdens loaded on the […]

May 29, 2015

On The Psalms

Let’s think about the Psalms. The psalms are ancient Israel’s prayer and hymn book. Our call to worship on Sunday mornings usually includes a responsive reading from the psalms, but I would like to invite you to pray the psalms daily as a spiritual exercise and communion with God. I have recently rediscovered the practice […]

March 4, 2015

On Lent

Lent is a time to end the power of sin and renew the strength of faith. The word “Lent” is derived from an old English word meaning spring, when the days are lengthened from the shorter days of winter. The church sets apart a time of 40 days (excluding Sundays) from Ash Wednesday until Easter […]

January 16, 2015

Speaking of New Year’s resolutions…

Many of us make resolutions of some sort. But we often give up on those resolutions and set them aside after a few days, or maybe a few weeks. But many of us don’t make resolutions that really matter in the first place. So, we are starting a new year. This is a time to […]

November 4, 2014

Giving Thanks to God

Once again, we are in the month of November. It seems that only a short while ago, I was visiting Rehobeth Beach and enjoying summer sun and the waves crashing onto the shore, while watching children build sandcastles in the sand. How the time does fly by! November bring us deep into autumn with the […]

June 1, 2014

Christian Fathers

Father’s Day started in 1909. Sonora Smart Dodd, a young person in Spokane, Washington, was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in church. Sonora’s mother had died in childbirth, and her father, Henry Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran and farmer, was raising Sonora and her five siblings as a single parent. Sonora decided, then […]

May 1, 2014

Mother’s Day

May is a special month, because we honor our mothers and all the women in our lives. In a culture that degrades and dishonors women all the time, the church is called to be the salt of the earth, preserving God’s ways which honor all the women in our lives. The church is also called […]

April 1, 2014

Resurrection

We should never get tired hearing the story of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus, a man who is God in the flesh, overcame sin and death and promises us that through him we also shall overcome sin and death. But as Easter people, we become overcomers only by God’s grace and through faith. In […]

March 1, 2014

Snow is not a four letter word

I read an internet heading this week that said, “Snow is becoming a dirty four-letter word.” And many of us may have thought this way as our meetings get canceled, our schedules get rearranged, our retail businesses lose money, and we are forced to dig out over and over again. Like me, you may have […]

January 9, 2014

Happy New Year!

We at Marshallton Church have made it our New Year’s resolution to be even more faithful to God’s call to connect the community to God, each other, and the world. May God help us to keep our corporate resolution. Have you made any personal resolutions for 2014? Hopefully, at the top of the list is […]

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