Worship service – June 18, 2023 – “Finding My Faith”

How did you find your faith? Was in conversation with a role-model adult? or in Sunday School? or through a church music program or camp?  Or perhaps on your own, as you tried to sort out science vs. the Bible vs. your experience? Today’s service features Matthew’s personal story of how his faith developed.  It also includes a mini-hymn-sing and other pieces of music that hold special meaning to many MHUMC attendees.

Our services are being held with in-person attendance at 10 a.m. Sunday morning.  Today’s service is provided below in its entirety in video format.  Note that closed captioning is available when “CC” appears in white at the bottom of the video panel. Click the CC to see the text; as it is done with an automated service, there may be errors in transcription.

Our Scripture Readings are Matthew 6:6 and Mark 1:6-11.  The passage from Matthew describes the very personal nature of a relationship with God.  The passage from Mark illustrates the connection of Jesus to the Holy Spirit and God the Parent, and to the universe overall.


Matthew Hendrickson
Matthew Hendrickson

The message today from Matthew Hendrickson is “Finding My Faith.”

Side note:  John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, described his way of understanding faith and theology in a way we now term “Wesleyan Quadrilateral.”  This method is based on using four sources:  scripture, tradition, reason, and experience.   As one’s experience and reason grow, and one’s ability to understand scripture and tradition grow, one’s faith also grows. Learn more about the Wesleyan Quadrilateral here.

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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Credits and copyrights

  • “His Eye is on the Sparrow” by Civilla Martin and Charles H. Gabriel. © CCLI License #2718708.
  • “This Little Light” traditional spiritual, arr. by Joel Raney. © 2014 Hope Publishing Company.
  • “Seek Ye First” words and music by Karen Lafferty. ©1972 CCCM Music (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.); Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.). CCLI song #1352, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” words by Charles Wesley, music by John Zundel. Public domain. CCLI Song #40306, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “For the Beauty of the Earth” words by Folliot S. Pierpoint, music by Conrad Kocher, arr. by H. Monk. Public domain. CCLI song #43200, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “In the Garden” words and music by C. Austin Miles. © Public domain. CCLI song #62858, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “There’s a Spirit of Love in This Place” by Mark A. Miller. © 2003 Abingdon Press, admin. by The Copyright Company.
  • “I Sing Praises to Your Name” words and music by Terry macAlmon. © 1989 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music (Admin. by Integrity Music). CCLI song #17061, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Bind Us Together” words and music by Bob Gillman. © 1977 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing). CCLI song #1228, CCLI License #2718708
  • All other text on this page © The United Methodist Church of Morgan Hill.

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