Lenten Devotional: April 1, 2021

Aaron Farnham

The Desert Evil
by Aaron Farnham

It is August of 2004, I am just arriving at Asbury College after about 6 months with UMVIM in Honduras. As a transfer student from a public community college in Upstate New York being in Kentucky at a Wesleyan Holiness school is a shock, culturally and to my faith. 

I am on … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: March 24, 2021

Miracles?
by David Stanley

“Miracles leave no trace.  He had decided, hearing his father preach on the subject, that they happened once as a sort of commentary on the blandness and inadequacy of the reality they break in on, and then vanish, leaving a world behind that refutes the very idea that such a thing could have happened.”
–Marilynne Robinson … Read the rest

March 21 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
March 21, 2021 • Fifth Sunday of Lent

Full Service Stream

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Welcome

Pastor Laura Patterson

Prelude: “Misfits”

Maxine Easom (piano) and Natalie Smith (flute)

Discussing “Glory”

Mrs. Janet Frick and the Upper Elementary Sunday School Class

Call to Confession

Amanda and Rick Martin and Simon Scott

Opening Hymn: “At the Name Read the rest

March 14 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
March 14, 2021 • Fourth Sunday of Lent

Full Service Stream


Welcome

Pastor Laura Patterson

Prelude: “Lost”

Maxine Easom (piano) and Natalie Smith (flute)

Discussing “Mercy”

Mrs. Janet and the Upper Elementary Sunday School Class

Call to Confession

Sarah Sumners, Amber Kugle and Jack

Opening Hymn: “Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”

Sovereign Grace Music
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Lenten Devotional: March 12, 2021

Shamon
by John Cole Vodicka

Mark 8:29-35:
Jesus then asked his disciples, “And you—what are you saying about me?  Who am I?”
Peter gave the answer: “You are the Christ, the Messiah.”
Jesus warned them to keep it quiet, not to breathe a word of it to anyone.  He then began explaining things to them: “It is necessary that the Son of Humanity … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: March 11, 2021

Feeling Like Habakkuk
by Emily Beckwith

Habakkuk 1:2-4 and 3:17-19:
O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
    and you will not listen?
Or cry to you “Violence!”
    and you will not save?
Why do you make me see wrongdoing
    and look at trouble?
Destruction and violence are before me;
    strife and contention arise.
So the … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: March 9, 2021

Where is Jesus in our work?
by Ben Whetstone

Luke 10:25-29: And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” [Jesus] said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” The lawyer answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all … Read the rest