Warriors Mark United Methodist Church

The Light on the Hill! 

Our Mission Statement

A Christ-Centered Congregation 
Aiming for the Heart of God  
Reaching anyone, anytime, anyplace.

 

Come Join Us As We Prepare Our Hearts For Christmas!

ow thru Christmas at  10:40 AM Sunday Mornings:

 Weekly lighting of the Advent Wreath…

 The Children move Mary and Joseph closer to the stable…

 Children’s Church with stories and crafts after the Children’s Message…

 

Christmas Eve:

At 5 PM – Very casul “come as you are” service for children and families. Carol singing and making a “Christingle” to take home.

 At 9:30 PM – Traditional Candlelight Service with a dramatic presentation of “The Innkeeper!”

 Warriors Mark United Methodist Church

1840 Centre Line Rd., Warriors Mark, PA  /  814-632-6906

Sunday Worship Service – 10:45 AM

 

 

 


 


December 2014

PASTOR’S LETTER…

 

“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

 

In the chaos before Creation the earth was formless and void and darkness covered the face of the deep. Darkness has been around for a long time. It existed even before it had an opposite. Although the stars weren’t created until the 4thday of creation, “light” was the very first thing that God spoke into existence. Light helps us to order our days and seasons… it gives the ability for plants to flourish and grow… it is a part of God’s very being (1stJohn 1:5 – “God is light, in Him there is no darkness at all”)… it is something that we receive from Jesus, the “Light of the World,” and it is what we are to use in guiding others to glorify the Father.

Over the last few years I have noticed that many homes have special “light” decorations for several holidays. Red at Valentine’s Day, Green for St. Patrick’s Day, Red, White and Blue for Memorial Day or 4thof July, and Orange for Halloween. I’m sure I’m missing some, but at Christmas time, more than any other season, most houses are brightly lit – inside and out! Why? - Because the Light of the World was born into this world. God even had a special star shining above the place where Jesus was born.

Anyone can place lights out at Christmas – towns do it, malls have them, even non-Christian homes. And whether or not they say, “Merry Christmas,” their lights are proclaiming the wondrous work of God. As Christians, though, we are to do more than just light up our homes and trees. When we have received the Savior of the world into our hearts, His presence overflows in our actions. Our “good deeds” and “works” are the outward expression of the faith we have in our hearts. They are the tools that God often uses to draw non-believers to the Father.

So be mindful of your actions, especially during this holiday season. Rather than being critical of workers who are forced to say, “Happy Holidays,” just smile and say, “May you be blessed this Christmas!” Don’t let the irritations and frustrations of this busy, hectic time of year cause you to have a negative witness to the world around you. Instead, let your light shine!!

 

Have a blessed Christmas!

 

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MEMBERSHIP - If you are interested in participating in a confirmation class or joining the WMUMC, please contact Pastor Aden at 684-3478.


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Book of Acts Devotion

 

December 14, 2014

Paul in Ephesus - Acts 19:1-22

1. Why do you think some people read horoscopes or consult palm readers?

2. What extraordinary events happened during this time? (19:11- 16)

3. What practices did the Ephesians give up? (19:18-19)

4. What occult practices are popular today?

5. Why did those who practiced magic burn their books publicly?

6. What is one practical way you can oppose Satan's efforts among the people you know?


 A Great Commitment
   To The Great Commandment
      And the Great Commission
         Will Grow A Great Church!