Warriors Mark UMC
Warriors Mark United Methodist Church
The Light on the Hill!
Our Mission Statement
A Christ-Centered Congregation
SPAGHETTI DINNER sponsored by the Boy Scouts will be held at the Warriors Mark UM Church.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8th
12:30 – 2:30 PM.
This dinner will benefit the "New Roof" Project for the Church.
Cost: $7.00 (includes pasta, meatballs, salad, roll, dessert, drink).
Dine in or Carry Out.
PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLY BY JANUARY 21.
EXERCISE Tuesdays & Thursdays (7 – 8:30 PM)
Join us in 2015 at the Warriors Mark UM Church for a time of Exercise on Tuesdays & Thursdays (7 – 8:30 PM)
Make 2015 a great year by improving or maintaining your physical well-being and having fun with friends at the same time.
Epiphany 2015Epiphany is observed on January 6th every year. The Epiphany celebration remembers the three miracles that manifest the divinity of Christ. The name "Epiphany" comes from the Greek word Epiphania, and means "to show, make known, or reveal." The celebration originated in the Eastern Church in AD 361, beginning as a commemoration of the birth of Christ. Later, additional meanings were added - the visit of the Magi, Christ's baptism in the Jordan River, and his first miracle at the wedding in Cana. These three events are central to the definition of Epiphany, and its meaning is drawn from these occurrences.
The significance behind the visit of the Magi is the revelation of Christ as "Lord and King." The Wise Men were the first Gentiles to publicly recognize the divinity of Jesus, by way of their offerings of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
What was the meaning of these gifts? James Montgomery Boice from Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus says it this way…
“Gold: It is easy to see why gold is an appropriate gift for Jesus Christ. Gold is the metal of kings. When gold was presented to Jesus, it acknowledged his right to rule. The wise men knew Jesus was the King of kings.
Frankincense: Incense was also a significant gift. It was used in the temple worship. It was mixed with the oil that was used to anoint the priests of Israel. It was part of the meal offerings that were offerings of thanksgiving and praise to God. In presenting this gift the wise men pointed to Christ as our great High Priest, the one whose whole life was acceptable and well pleasing to his Father.
Myrrh: Myrrh was used for embalming. By any human measure it would be odd, if not offensive, to present to the infant Christ a spice used for embalming. But it was not offensive in this case, nor was it odd. It was a gift of faith. We do not know precisely what the wise men may have known or guessed about Christ’s ministry, but we do know that the Old Testament again and again foretold his suffering.”
Of course we do know what would have happened if it had been three wise WOMEN instead of men, don't we? They would have asked for directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and brought disposable diapers as gifts!
What can we give in honoring the Christ Child during this Epiphany season? My answer comes from one of my favorite Christmas songs - “In the Bleak Midwinter.” The last verse is a sermon in itself…
“What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him, give my
MEMBERSHIP - If you are interested in participating in a confirmation class or joining the WMUMC, please contact Pastor Aden at 684-3478.
Book of Acts Devotion
Book of Acts Devotion
January 18, 2015
1. How does it make you feel when someone is treated unfairly?
2. Who stirred up the crowd and seized Paul? Why? (21:27-29)
3. Why were the temple gates shut? (21:30-31)
4. How did the commander and his soldiers save Paul's life? (21:32)
5. Why were the Jews from Asia so angry at Paul?
6. What groups are particularly anti-Christian today?
7. What "false reports" about Christianity can you help dispel? How?
Paul Speaks to the Crowd Acts 21:37-22:21
1. If you told your life story to a group of friends, what would surprise them most?
2. What did Paul ask as he was about to be taken away? (21:37)
3. What language did the apostle use in speaking to the crowd? (21:40)
4. How did Paul show respect to his audience?
5. What words, gestures, or practices can you use to show respect in how you speak to others?
Warriors Mark UMC,
1840 Centre Line Road,
Warriors Mark, PA 16877 Phone: (814) 632-6906
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