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WOODRIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

 

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Our Mission

Welcoming to all;
Uniting in service toward greater social justice for all;
Moving forward with understanding and acceptance of all peoples;
Creating disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

We are an open and loving United Methodist Community who are: Welcoming to all, United in service toward greater social justice for all, Moving forward with understanding and acceptance of all peoples; Creating disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We provide many opportunities for you and your family to connect with God and to grow spiritually.

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See our Newsletter for all the events.

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February 18
Sunday 3:30 PM
This group meets weekly in the Music Room. Contact: Pastor Garcia
Music Room
Feb
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February 18
Sunday 4:00 PM
Den
Feb
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February 18
Sunday 7:00 PM
AA group meets weekly in Room 5.
Room 5
Feb
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February 19
Monday 9:00 AM
Woodridge United Methodist Church
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February 19
Monday 6:00 PM
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February 20
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Conference Room
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February 21
Wednesday 10:00 AM
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February 21
Wednesday 12:00 PM

Last Sunday's Sermon

"The Samaritan Persisted"

Our gospel reading, John 4:1-42, presents a familiar story. Perhaps, too familiar. That story, commonly referred to as The Woman at the Well, has collected some…unfortunate addendums. For values of “unfortunate”, that is, that include awful, terrible, misogynistic, pernicious, and bearing false witness against a neighbor. Reading this story again, we can wonder:


• Why has this story been susceptible to such ill treatment?
• How might we begin to correct its ill-gotten bad reputation?
• What can this boundary-crossing story tell us about what Jesus valued — and thus, by extension, what God values?
• Which boundaries do we need to courageously cross in our lives?

This Week's Sermon

"A Matter of Perspective"

Today is the first Sunday in the season of Lent. Lent is the 40 day period (not including Sundays) prior to Easter. (It officially began on Ash Wednesday.) This is a solemn season of reflection and introspection and is usually symbolized by intense prayer, fasting and "giving something up". Many years ago it was the season of preparation for new converts prior to their baptism and a time for persons who had become estranged from their worshipping community to be reconciled back into that community. It is a time where we look at ourselves in the mirror and assess the reflection asking the question...."do you see God?"

Our scripture passage for this week is the story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead. Jesus had to remind the disciples that God's power is present at all times, but even so, there are times that we weep because of a deep sense of sadness. Yes, even Jesus wept!!! But weeping is also seen as a type of cleansing as well. It cleanses our souls and reminds us of that constant presence of God and the closeness we can feel. Actually, it's all a "MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE". We can remain in the sadness of life as we weep or we can be reminded of the loving presence of God. Your choice! Let's see what we come up with on Sunday.

Join us for worship at 9:00 or 10:30 a.m.. ALL are welcome!