6 Don't worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart. 7 And God's peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.
WOODBRIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday Worship Service
Sunday Worship Service schedule:
(Communion - first Sunday of each month)
SERMON FOR Sunday , April 23, 2017 Rev. Hoo Sug Lee
“Being Born Again”
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper - COMMUNION
In the Methodist Church we observe the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of the month: this is a day when members of the congregation and friends can come and count on being fed at the table. All are welcome to receive communion in the Woodbridge United Methodist Church, including visitors, and those of other denominations, including those who have never been baptized. Children are also welcome to take communion. Because the table at which we gather belongs to the Lord, it is open to all who respond to Christ's love, regardless of age or church membership. If you want Christ in your life you are welcome at his table. Communion provides the opportunity for you to confess your sins, to receive forgiveness, and to indicate your intention to lead a new life.
(there is Gluten Free Communion available for those with gluten sensitivity)
JESUS SAID, "Let the children come to me....." (Matthew 19:14)
During the Worship Service, the children go to their Sunday School classes - which are for pre-k through High School. (There is no Sunday School during the summer months.)
We hope your children will join us to experience and learn about the love and joy
of the Lord!
YOUTH SUNDAY is usually held on the fifth Sunday of the month - on the months that have a fifth Sunday. The Children participate in the Service on this day and the family worships together.
“Moving Past Our Mistakes with Hope and Purpose:
Jesus Forgives and Calls Us Forward”
In John 21 we read the story of when Jesus appeared to the seven disciples early one morning. It was just days after the Resurrection. They were out fishing, and hadn't caught a thing. Though they didn’t recognize Him, He called to them from the shore, "Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some." So they did. And a miracle happened. They caught fish. So many in fact, that they were "unable to haul the net in because of the large number..."
Our God of miracles. That’s when Peter recognized Him. Jesus had a heart to heart with Peter. Three times he asked Peter if he really “loved” Him, the kind of self-sacrificing love that was willing to give all. The kind of love that involved deep faithfulness, commitment, strong character, and active expression. Three times Peter had denied him. Three times Jesus asked Peter of his love and re-commissioned him into a life of service and purpose. He forgave. He instilled hope. He gave him a mission. He called him to follow, serve, love, tend to, and care for believers. He brought to him a renewed purpose and vision, in the midst of deep regret, guilt, and shame. Deeper purpose and calling to press on, leaving the past behind, and walking stronger in what was still to come.
This is who our God is. The One who is Mighty in miracles, and loving, forgiving and kind. The One who waits for us and speaks to our hearts, who gives us a calling, and never allows our defeat and failures to have the final word in this life. No matter what we've walked through, or where we find ourselves today, be assured that He is Able. He can turn around every wrong road we've taken, and get us back on course, stronger than before. He can use every failure or defeat, and turn it around for good somehow. Because that's just how He works. Press forward friends, He has more ahead...great blessing and purpose…He makes all things new.