Read Psalm 119:33-40 Psalm 119:33-34 (ESV) Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end. Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart.
People often think of Christian morality as a kind of bargain in … Read the rest
Psalm 19:14 (NIV)
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
I was putting on chapstick last week, thinking about a conversation the day before, and I realized I had the wrong product. What I really needed was something stronger, something that would prevent … Read the rest
Psalm 8: O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth. You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger.
Psalm 103: 1-5 (from The Message): Oh my soul, bless God. From head to toe, I’ll bless his holy name! O my soul, bless God, Don’t forget a single blessing! He forgives your sins—every one. He heals your disesases—every one. He redeems you from hell—saves your life! He crowns you with love and mercy—a paradise crown. He … Read the rest
Psalm 55:1-4: Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea; Hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught because of what my enemy is saying, because of the threats of the wicked; for they bring down suffering on me and assail me in their anger.
Sermon by The Rev. Lisa Caine
July 27, 2014
Psalms 77:11-14, Matthew 13:31-33
This past week has been busy here at church. Vacation Bible School was a great success, thanks to all those who worked so hard to make the Workshop of Wonders the place to be. From decorating, to stories, to crafts, to experiments, to games, to … Read the rest
Psalm 130 Musical Setting: words by Christopher Idle (1975), music a Scottish traditional melody (MacPherson’s Farewell); harmony by David Iliff (1990); arrangement and voices by Rebecca Simpson-Litke (2014); recording/editing by David Litke (2014)
April 14, 2014
This time of year, I often experience a real sense of longing – longing for the end of a stressful school … Read the rest
Every day during Lent, members of Oconee Street UMC will write a Lenten devotional and share with the congregation.
by Maxine Easom
March 15, 2014
In 1997 I wrote a devotional for our church’s Advent devotional booklet. I have adapted that devotional for this lent, as it seems particularly appropriate for our theme of developing Holy Habits. This devotional focuses … Read the rest