THIS WEEK
 
HYBRID BIBLE STUDY
WHEN:
Wednesdays at 7 PM
WHERE:
Mathews Chapel Social Hall
Or By
Zoom 
Or
Phone
 For virtual joining information, email us at mathewschapelumc@gmail.com
 
 
SUNDAY SERVICES 
Sunday School        9:45 AM
Worship Service    11:00 AM
 

ANNOUNCMENTS

 
VOLUNTEERS FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
 
This year, the York River District will be hosting the Annual Conference in Hampton June 16-18. As hosts, we need to show our usual hospitality and generosity of time. Hosting the Annual Conference is huge responsibility that requires a large number of volunteers. Until now there are not enough volunteers. Please consider volunteering in one of the following areas: registration, ushers, platform. Contact Pastor Marcus if you can serve in this act of hospitality.

 

PASTORS REFLECTIONS

August 14, 2021

“It’s just that simple”
While growing up in the church, I remember singing simple songs with strong messages
– proclaiming the Love of Christ! During the worship service, you could feel the love
from everyone engaged in the worship experience.
One of those simple songs was,:
“Jesus loves the little children. All the children of the world; red and yellow, black and
white; they are precious in His sight! Jesus loves the little children of this world”.
As evidenced, by all that is going on in our world, it seems we keep forgetting the strong
message conveyed from a simple little song.
The Good News is….Jesus loves all of us, irrespective of our differences! It’s Just that
simple! As Christians, we have a responsibility to Love God with all our heart, soul and
mind. Secondly, we have a responsibility to love our neighbor as ourselves. It’s just that
simple!
God is Love!
“Yes, Jesus Loves me! Yes, Jesus Loves me! Yes, Jesus Loves me – for the Bible Tells
me so!”
It’s just that simple….
Like the Apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the church in Ephesus, I too pray that Christ
may dwell in our hearts through faith. A faith accompanied by action to respond to
God’s missions and purpose for our lives – to make Disciples of Christ for the
transformation of the world! To grow spiritually and place God in the center of our lives,
so that we may serve our Lord with our hearts and minds and actions.
“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together
with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the
love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled
to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17-19)
It’s Just that Simple!
Will they know we are Christian by our Love?
Pastor Marcus


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