Worship Time
9:30 AM
1 Church Street
East Harwich, MA 02645
Tel: 508-432-3734
harwichumc@gmail.com

On Being Clay Jars

Way back in 1885 (when some of us were very young) Andrew Murray published a book titled With Christ in the School of Prayer. I like the title because to me the Church of Jesus Christ is very much a school…full of students who figuratively sit at Jesus’ feet and, like Mary of Bethany, soak up what the Master teaches. Pentecost marked the dramatic coming of the Holy Spirit to teach us everything we need to know and to remind us of all that Jesus taught, while bringing us into his peace. (John 14:26-27) As Jesus’ disciples we are students, constantly learning to live and act like Jesus….which is to say to live and act the ways God created us to be. At least when we’re paying attention.

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The View from the End of the Line

Last Sunday I talked about vocation…how the Holy Spirit inspires us to live lives which give witness to God’s truth and love. The theme of vocation continues this morning with the question: what is God’s calling for me at this point in my life?

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What Language Does Your Life Speak?

Pastors tend to lend out their books quite a lot. If someone comes to me with a concern that I feel a particular book from my library might helpfully address, I pull the book and hand it to the person. One such book is Parker Palmer’s Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation. My copy has circulated quite a bit over the last decade.

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Jesus’ Legacy

Jan Richardson is a follower of Jesus who uses her gifts of abstract painting, poetry and reflection to serve Him and bless the human family. In 2011 she offered a Mother’s Day reflection….telling how her parents enjoyed their first three years of marriage in the state of Alaska where her dad was stationed with the Air Force.

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Jesus’ Legacy

One morning several years ago I was at a restaurant ordering breakfast. The waitress asked what kind of bread I wanted. She listed five varieties and I answered “wheat”….to which she added “The whole wheat is homemade. Fifty cents extra.” Being a bit of a cheapskate, I decided on pumpernickel.

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A Table Prepared in the Presence of My Enemies

Clarence Jordan has been a major influence for me… about what it looks like to follow Jesus and to be the Church. Here’s one of my favorite passages about Easter: “On the morning of the resurrection, God put life in the present tense, not in the future. He gave us not a promise but a presence. Not a hope for the future but power for the present.

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The Roominess of Resurrection

Clarence Jordan has been a major influence for me… about what it looks like to follow Jesus and to be the Church. Here’s one of my favorite passages about Easter: “On the morning of the resurrection, God put life in the present tense, not in the future. He gave us not a promise but a presence. Not a hope for the future but power for the present.

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Are His Wounds Still Bleeding?

What is it about Galilee, of all places? The three women who came to the tomb outside the gates of Jerusalem…to prepare Jesus’ body for a proper burial…are told, not only that Jesus isn’t there because he’s been raised…but that he has gone ahead of them to Galilee. They’re to tell the other disciples they will see and meet up with the risen Jesus in Galilee.

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Worship Time

9:00 AM June 3rd through Sept. 2nd
9:30 AM beginning Sept. 9th

Harwich UMC

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