Psalm 36 and Beautiful Affirmations
Dear Friends of PCUMM,
I found inspiration in the words of Psalm 36 this week:
5 Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.
6 Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
your justice like the ocean depths.
You care for people and animals alike, O Lord.
7 How precious is your unfailing love, O God!
All humanity finds shelter
in the shadow of your wings.
8 You feed them from the abundance of your own house,
letting them drink from your river of delights.
9 For you are the fountain of life,
the light by which we see. (Psalm 36:5-9 NLT)
These verses in Psalm 36 are a beautiful affirmation of who God is. The Psalmist is reminding us that God’s love and faithfulness extend way beyond us, into the heavens. God’s righteousness is as solid as the mountains, we can build our life on it. God’s justice is as deep as the oceans, we can trust in it. God’s care for humans and animals is universal. We can find shelter and sustenance in God. In fact, God is the fountain of life and light by which we can see. Those are meaningful images for us in these days. I look to human leaders and they are flawed. But I look to God and I see a being I can trust in. May we each look to God for love and faithfulness, for righteousness and justice. Then may we each do our part to manifest love, faithfulness, righteousness, and justice in our spheres of influence.
Finding Peace in An Anxious World Rev. Su DeBree will lead this Mission U workshop. It will be on Zoom from 2-4 each Sunday in February. The four study sessions will use the book of Proverbs and “The Serenity Prayer” as a guide to help us find our way through anxiety, worry, and fear and move towards God’s peace that surpasses all understanding. You are encouraged to purchase and read the book Finding Peace in An Anxious World by Erin James-Brown. More information and registration can be found here https://www.mtnskyumc.org/eventdetail/14863184 There is no cost, and all are welcome to participate. Register to get the Zoom link information.
Ash Wednesday is Feb. 17th this year. We will gather at 7 pm on Zoom for a brief worship service to set the tone as we enter Lent. Check out our weekly email for the meeting ID and password!
Gardening Mission Project We are brainstorming about ways we can nurture new life by sharing garden ideas, resources, and knowledge with others who want to plant gardens in their yards. There are lots of ideas (an initial list is attached). If you are interested in being part of this life-giving mission then please respond to this email and let me know. We need to begin "planting seeds" now!
JUST LOVE: Interactive Online Lenten Series for six weeks on Sunday evenings through Lent 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. starting February 21. Explore justice issues which will be presented live and allow you to engage and ask questions, discuss the issues and work for justice. Topics will include: Japanese Internment Camps, Human trafficking, Restorative Justice, Criminalization of Black Girls, and Immigration. For more information and registration go to https://www.mtnskyumc.org/eventdetail/14964239
Both/And Webinar on maximizing worship both online and in-person post pandemic will be February 23, at 10 am. I will be participating and would love some lay people to join me. Let’s dream about how we can do both digital and in-person ministry to share the grace of God wider! More information and registration https://www.mtnskyumc.org/newsdetail/14965312
We gather for worship each week on Zoom at 9am (Check out our weekly email for the meeting ID and password! ) and also in-person at Holbrook UMC at 11 am. Either venue provides a chance to gather together, lift one another up, and draw closer to God.
May the Lord Bless you and Keep you!
Park County United Methodist Ministries
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