Worship service – July 25, 2021 – “Stay in Love With God”

In this third part of the series “Three Simple Rules,” we consider how we can stay in love with God.  This is an active relationship, drawing us repeatedly to the center of God’s love and mercy and grace. Considering other relationships we have known, staying in love with someone requires work, focus, and daily practice.  But it’s so worth it!

Our services are now being held with in-person attendance, at 10 a.m. Sunday morning.  Today’s scripture reading and sermon are provided below in video format.

Children's Worship
Children’s Worship (the last in this series): JB Brayfindley greets viewers with a special message,; Rev. Motoe Yamada-Foor of Sacramento Japanese UMC welcomes and blesses the children; St. Mark’s Jim and Jean Strathdee share “Dance With the Spirit”; Lodi UMC’s Snappy the Crab falls asleep; Sacramento First UMC’s Amelia, the chicken, has a cameo; Marge Shunk of St. Mark’s UMC share a special message; Mort writes a song for all the kids as a goodbye treat–and shares a secret.

Our Scripture Reading is from Mark 12:28-31 (The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible), by Robert Airoldi. Trying to trip Jesus into making a scriptural error, a scribe asked him which was the greatest commandment.  Jesus responds with a simple yet perfect answer.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is the one true Church whose faith we support with our prayers, our presence, our giving, our witness and our service.
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Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is the one true Church whose faith we support with our prayers, our presence, our giving, our witness and our service. I invite you to give generously, as we worship God through sharing our gifts, tithes, and offerings.

Rev. Dr. Linda Holbrook
Rev. Dr. Linda Holbrook, Pastor

The message today from Pastor Linda Holbrook is “Stay in Love With God.” This is the third in a series based on a book by retired United Methodist Bishop Rueben P. Job, “Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living.” The rules are “Do no harm; Do all the good you can; Stay in love with God.”  See it in the video recording here.


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Note:  As of July 11, 2021, worship services are being held in person in the MHUMC sanctuary.  They will be recorded, and the recorded version of the service will be made available later in the week, continuing this website blog series.

 

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