St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Sunday Services: 9am Traditional | 11:15am Contemporary | 10am Sunday School
   

This coming Sunday is a special, but often overlooked date in the life of the church, as we recognize World Communion Sunday. On this date, we celebrate the beauty of the Lord’s table and are reminded that this is not our table. All who love God, who earnestly repent of their sin, and who seek to live in peace with one another, are welcome here. We’ll pause to recognize that communion is something that the whole world recognizes and celebrates, and we all tell the same story, each in our own way. In addition to your normal tithes and offerings, we’ll ask for a separate offering that will benefit World Communion Scholarships and Ethnic Scholarships for those involved in United Methodist studies around the world, if you might bring a few dollars for this special cause.

 Our scripture for Sunday is Exodus 12:21-28 where God is sending plagues upon Pharaoh and on the people of Egypt, in an attempt to set His people free! Finally, God tells the nation of Israel to choose a Passover lamb, to sacrifice it, and to mark around the doors of their homes with the blood of that lamb, so that the Lord will pass over their homes, and strike down the Egyptians. God then instructs them to observe this rite when they come into the land that God has promised, as a way of remembering that the Lord spared them. And what is their response to this mighty act of God? Worship!

 I invite you to join us on Sunday as you are able as we again celebrate communion in our safe, improvised way, using the pre-packaged communion elements and remaining in our seats rather than coming to the altar rail. For those who are unable to join us, for any reason, I invite you to take some bread and juice around one of your meals on Sunday, and remember in your own way what God has done for you. You might even read this scripture as a way of remembering.

 If you would like communion to be brought to your home, either on Sunday afternoon or at another time, please call the church office or e-mail me (pastor@stmatthewsumc.com) so that I might make arrangements to bring the communion elements to you.

 Join us in person or online at either 9am (traditional) or 11:15am (contemporary).

We will also have BOTH services streaming live.  You can click on the links below:
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