The Fifth Sunday of Lent, Listen:The Will of God…

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.

This Sunday, the fifth 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:  Listen: The Will of God, Good and Acceptable and Perfect.

Don’t be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your
minds so that you can figure out what God’s will is—what is good and pleasing and mature.
Because of the grace that God gave me, I can say to each one of you: don’t think of yourself
more highly than you ought to think… Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when
you’re in trouble, and devote yourselves to prayer. – Romans 12: 2-12

This sermon series has been presented in a format that has been different than our usual service structure creating a very moving experience.  We hope you can attend and share in that experience.
In September of 2017 Sterling UMC initiated a “New Sunday Experience” that included;  changes in the Sunday worship schedule, adding a Children’s Service, and offering a one-hour discipleship time called Growing Deeper at Ten with Bible studies, service projects, time for prayer, and time for fellowship. This Sunday, following the 11 AM service we will host a “Town Hall” style meeting in Gallihugh Hall to discuss our progress and our vision for the future.
And because the third Sunday of the month is also Pizza Sunday, lunch of pizza and salad will be served during the meeting. So please plan to attend this very important discussion and enjoy some fellowship time with lunch!
With Easter Sunday less than three weeks away now, we hope you will include Sterling UMC in your plans for worship and fellowship.
  • SUMC’s Easter Carnival will take place Saturday, March 24 from 2 PM to 4 PM and will be fun for the entire family.
  • Sunday, March 25 is Palm Sunday, and this year we will celebrate the day with music by presenting the cantata, “Behold the Lamb! Remembering the Sacrificial and Resurrected Lamb of God.”   Service times will be 9 AM and 11 AM.
  • Maundy Thursday, remembering the last supper with communion at 7 PM.
  • Friday, March 30 we will have our Good Friday service at 7 PM.

Easter Sunday services and activities will include:

  • Sunrise Service outside by the fire pit (weather permitting) at 6:30 AM.
  • Our United Methodist Men’s Easter breakfast will be served following the Sunrise Service up until about 10 AM.
  • 9 AM Resurrection celebration service in the Sanctuary.
  • 10 AM Amigos Servicio en Español.
  • 11 AM Resurrection celebration service in the Sanctuary.

In addition, photographer Abby Hernley will be available for family and individual photos to capture your Easter memories.

So please come and worship with us, enjoy some breakfast, and save the memory in a nice family or individual photo!

Sterling UMC is a community church and all are welcome to be our guest, attend our services and support our mission efforts

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