Category Archives: Worship

Information about worship opportunities at Sterling UMC.

Lessons of Easter Sermon Series Continues

Lessons of Easter Sermon Series Continues

We continue with the Easter Season, the time according to the United Methodist Church that: …also known as Eastertide or the Great Fifty Days, begins on Easter Day and ends 50 days later on Pentecost. Focusing on Christ’s resurrection and ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost), Eastertide is the most joyous and celebrative season of the Christian year. We celebrate the good news that in Christ’s death and resurrection we, and all creation, are continually being made new by God’s love and saving grace.

Last Sunday our new sermon series Lessons of Easter kicked off with part one called “Doubting Thomas.”   This week Pastor Steve continues with part two: “Meeting the Risen Christ.”

Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.  As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him. Luke 24:13-16

All are welcome to attend our 9 AM traditional service or our 11 AM Contemporary Service featuring the music of our Praise Band.

Pastor Marcela Jarmon leads the Spanish language service in the sanctuary at 10 AM.   Also at 10 AM our adult Bible studies, fellowship coffee, and mission ministry will be occurring throughout the church.  A schedule of activities and locations is available in the bulletin and on the screen in the lobby.

Also this weekend the Sunday school classes will be learning a little about gardening and growing vegetables to feed those in need.   DeShong’s Gift Back; a non-profit organization whose mission is to supply fresh vegetables to food pantries, shelters, and churches like Sterling United Methodist Church, will be preparing the soil and planting the seeds for what will be this year’s beginning crop of vegetables on Saturday and Sunday in the raised beds behind the church.  The beds will be weeded and prepared on Saturday starting at 9 AM and the green beans and swiss chard seeds will be planted on Sunday starting at 10 AM.  The vegetables from this ministry support Sterling United Methodist Church’s GRACE Ministries effort as well as other local food distribution locations in the general Sterling community area. Volunteers are welcome to help this weekend and throughout the season to maintain and harvest.

On Friday from 5 to 7 PM Sterling UMC’s pre-school, Kids Under Construction,  will host an art exhibit displaying artworks of the young and talented artists in the hallways, classrooms, and fellowship hall.

Sterling UMC is a community church and all are welcome to be our guest, attend our services and support our mission efforts.  Please visit our website often for updates.  To subscribe to our weekly email newsletter please send your email contact information to 

Meeting the Risen Christ

Meeting the Risen Christ

Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.  As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him. Luke 24:13-16 We… Continue Reading

The Joy of Serving Christ

The Joy of Serving Christ

 “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t even have to make your subject and your verb agree… You only need a heart full of grace…a soul generated by love.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.  Putting Our Faith Into Action United Methodists have believed,… Continue Reading

April Activities at Sterling UMC

April Activities at Sterling UMC

Now we continue with the Easter Season, the time according to the United Methodist Church that:  also known as Eastertide or the Great Fifty Days, begins on Easter Day and ends 50 days later on Pentecost. Focusing on Christ’s resurrection and ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost), Eastertide is the most joyous and celebrative… Continue Reading

April Activities at Sterling UMC

April Activities at Sterling UMC

Now we continue with the Easter Season, the time according to the United Methodist Church that:  also known as Eastertide or the Great Fifty Days, begins on Easter Day and ends 50 days later on Pentecost. Focusing on Christ’s resurrection and ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost), Eastertide is the most joyous and celebrative… Continue Reading

April Activities at Sterling UMC

April Activities at Sterling UMC

We had an awesome Lent here at SUMC, culminating with our Holy Week activities and Easter Sunday.  We hope many of you had an opportunity to share some time with us participating in worship and or many of the other activities we had going on that included the Easter Carnival and breakfast on Easter Sunday.… Continue Reading

Confirmation Sunday

Confirmation Sunday

According to “A Dictionary for United Methodists.” Confirmation is “the act by which persons who were baptized as infants or young children (or, because of other special circumstances, could not make the baptismal vows themselves) make their first public statement of their declaration or profession of faith. In this sense they confirm their faith. Confirmation… Continue Reading

Holy Week – Good Friday

Holy Week – Good Friday

According to the United Methodist Church: The Friday before Easter on which the crucifixion of Jesus is remembered. Good Friday services focus upon prayer and reflection on the death of Christ and penance and special devotion for the believer. The source of our term for the Friday before Easter, “Good Friday,” is not clear.  It… Continue Reading

Holy Week – Maundy Thursday

Holy Week – Maundy Thursday

According to the United Methodist Church: Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus. The English word “Maundy” comes from the Latin mandatum, which means “commandment.” As recorded in John’s gospel, on his… Continue Reading

Healing Sunday: Finding Your Power, Listening for Healing

Healing Sunday: Finding Your Power, Listening for Healing

This Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent,  Pastor Steve Vineyard continues his sermon series titled “Listen, Hearing that Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own” with a sermon titled Finding Your Power, Listening for Healing. Because she had heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his clothes. She was thinking, If… Continue Reading

Tonight’s Friday Evening Performance Will Go On As Scheduled

The Sterling United Methodist Church Players’  presentation of their youth musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” scheduled for this evening at 7 PM will be performed as scheduled.  Tickets will be available for tonight’s performance in the lobby before the show.  Tickets are also still available for Saturday’s show at 7 PM, and Sunday’s… Continue Reading

“Listen, Hearing that Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own,” The Third Sunday of Lent

This Sunday, March 4, the third Sunday of Lent,  Pastor Steve Vineyard continues his sermon series titled “Listen, Hearing that Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own.” This week’s sermon is titled “Finding a Word, Listening to the Texts.” Wisdom shouts in the street; in the public square, she raises her voice. Above the noisy crowd,… Continue Reading