Category Archives: Worship

Information about worship opportunities at Sterling UMC.

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

The Breath Of God, Listen

This Lent we will quiet things down and heighten our attention to the “still, small voice” of God and our own True Self. Listening through prayer as well as meditation on holy texts is an ancient Lenten practice. Come and rest, come and listen. Last week on Ash Wednesday Pastor Steve Vineyard introduced a new… Continue Reading

Listen, Hear God’s Voice

“Look, I’ll pour out my spirit on you. I’ll reveal my words to you.” – Wisdom (from Proverbs) Have you ever misplaced your phone–which is on vibrate of course–and then asked someone to call it? We get really still and really quiet. Our ears perk up in all directions in order to be ready to… Continue Reading

Our “Listen” Sermon Series Continues and So Does Our 11 AM Service Pizza Sundays!

The season of Lent began this week with Ash Wednesday.  Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word “lencten” which means “spring.” Lent lasts for 40 days, not counting Sundays, and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday.  In Western Christianity, Easter Sunday must always fall on the next full moon after Spring Equinox. Lent is… Continue Reading

Easter Flowers

Easter flowers are available for you to purchase this Easter, to be placed in the sanctuary and shared with those who worship with us. If you would like your flowers to be in honor or in memory of loved ones, please complete the order form with that information and it will be included in the… Continue Reading