Heavenly Lord:   We seek Your love and care during times of concern for families and friends. Some have serious problems during these times of uncertainty. We thank You that we can go to You in prayer and believe that help is coming from You. Protect the children and young people and bless those who serve in Your churches and Sunday Schools.  Guide the ministers as they preach Your word to all. Thank You for the men and women who serve in the medical field and who deal with the people who lost loved ones. Guide the law enforcement as they protect us from crimes.  Bless the men and women in military service, especially those in foreign lands as they face danger. We thank You for the love and care we receive from You and the many blessings that come to our families. We lift this prayer up to You in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

​​​Fall is coming . . . . .

Unpacking Philippians

Over the next four weeks, we will spend some time looking at the letter to the Philippians to discover what we can learn.

June 16th    Sermon: Living for Christ

Scripture: Philippians 1:20-30

Life is for living! What does it mean to really live? Living in Christ gives us a new purpose and urges us to live differently than before we knew Christ. How has living for Christ impacted your life and the life of those around you?

June 23rd     Sermon: Shine Bright

Scripture: Philippians 2:12-18

Our world is dark and it is desperately in need of light. Philippians 2 calls us to live innocent lives as children of God, allowing God to work within us so we desire to do his will. As followers of Jesus, we hold a bright light within us that we need to let shine. How is God working within you? What dark places are you aware of that need a bright light?

June 30th  Sermon: The Most Valuable Thing

Scripture: Philippians 3:2-14

We put a lot of emphasis on “things” in our culture. We want to have the best, the latest, the most popular things. We brag about our things and we put them on display. But what is the most important thing? It’s not an item or an accomplishment or an award. As followers of Jesus, the most important thing is knowing Christ. What is most valuable to you in life? How does it impact how you live? What would it look like for you to value Christ above all else?

July 7th             Sermon: Focus!

Scripture: Philippians 4:4-13

How easily distracted are you? It can be so easy to shift from one thing to the next, being completely unaware that the last thing no longer has our attention. It happens in our faith too. We start with a focus on Jesus and then other things get our attention, pulling us away fixing our eyes on Jesus. Where is your focus right now? In what ways do you need to shift your focus so that your thoughts are fixed on what is true, right and honorable? 

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​June 2nd @ 9:30am

Emmanuel United Methodist Church