Mar 20, 2022
With everything that has happened in the world, and all that is going on presently, Pastor Dee-Ann will be reflecting on the uncertainty of life with focus on worry. We will learn how cope with uncertainty by being faithful and courageous, and finding hope in Christ. The closing song, "His Eye is on the Sparrow" is beautifully sung acapella by Pastor Dee-Ann.
“… ‘Therefore, I say to you, don’t worry about your life…
…Instead desire his kingdom and these things will be given to you.” Luke 12:22, 31 (CEB)
God of Mercy, we long to come when you call, yet often do not. When we are most alone, we fail to turn to you. When we are afraid, we do not always think we can turn to you. When we are worried, lost, hurting, and in pain, we fail to realize how much we suffer. We refuse to ask for help. We lash out at others. We numb our heart. We hide. Forgive us. You, O God, are faithful. You see us, know us, and love us as we are. In times of trial, you show us the way through. Receive us once more, and have mercy on us. As we seek your presence, help us place our trust in the grace of your heart, and help us begin again. Amen.
God already knows everything we have done. God already has seen what we have hidden. God’s love for us and grace for us are higher than we have imagined, deeper than we have guessed. Before we ask, God’s mercies are already given. God does not waste our struggles, but uses them to grow joy.
Sisters and brothers, let us stand firm in Christ. Let us trust God’s promises in all things and take shelter in the Spirit’s loving arms in challenging times. Go in peace, to love and serve the world.
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Pastor Dee-Ann Dixon
New Street United Methodist Church | Shepherdstown Church
Online Worship Service | Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon