Worship Information and DVD’s available
The Minnesota conference has recommended that we move from the red phase of covid restrictions to the orange phase. This means we will return to in person worship next week, January 24th. We will have the same restrictions in place, social distancing, masks required, and not more than 50 in worship. We will continue with online worship, both pre-recorded and on Facebook live. We will also continue with mailing manuscripts to those without internet access, and offering DVDs to those who so desire.
We will also continue with shorter than usual worship services, as being exposed to the virus for a longer time increases the risk of spreading the virus.
This January our Sermon Series is titled, “I Wish Jesus Hadn’t Said That: finding Joy in the inconvenience of Discipleship.” As you might guess, we will be exploring some of the more difficult saying and commands of Jesus.
1)- Our prerecorded video and print worship experiences are still reaching many new people. As in the past, we encourage you to take part in our online worship by going to www.vimeo.com/revwindsurfer and choosing which Sunday worship you would like to watch.
2)-In January we will also offer a Monday evening Zoom Bible study based on a book titled “I Wish Jesus hadn’t Said That: finding joy in the inconvenience of discipleship.” If you are on our email list, you will receive an email invitation for that group on Sunday each week. If you don’t receive an invitation, please call the Annandale church office (320-274-5127) and let us know your email address. Thank you.
If you would like a DVD of the regular Sunday services or Christmas Eve, please let pastor Paul know at 320-455-7314.
January Worship Themes
“I Wish Jesus hadn’t Said That: finding joy in the inconvenience of discipleship.”
January 24, 2021 – “Not 7 Times, but 77 Times”
January 30, 2020 – “You Can’t Serve Both God and Money” Luke 13:16
“Deny Yourself, Take Up Your Cross” Mark 8:31-9:1
“Love Your Enemies” Luke 6:27-38
“Wesley’s Covenant Renewal Service” Jeremiah 31:31-34
December 24, 2020 – “The Word made Flesh” Scripture: Luke 2
“The Light of the World” Scripture: John 1:1-5
“Emmanuel in the midst of a Pandemic” Scripture: Matthew 1:20b-23 Hebrews 1:1-3
“THE SAVIOR AND OUR NEED FOR SAVING”
“Of Presidents and Kings” Micah 5:2 Matthew 2:1-2
“The Truth of Eternity: It Starts Now” Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46
“Integrity is of Most Value” Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30
“Worth Waiting For” Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
“Love and Grief” - All Saints Day Scripture: 1stJohn 3:1-3
“Trying to Out-logic Jesus. (Not a Good Idea)”
Scripture: Matthew 22:34-46
“Faith and Taxes” Scripture: Matthew 22:15-22
“Faithfulness as a Lifestyle” – Paul’s death and Legacy
"Generosity as a Calling" Third Missionary Journey
“Called to Love”– Second Missionary Journey – part 2
"Conflict Within: Paul's flaws and strengths"
“Go” - The First Missionary Journey
“Called to Follow Christ” – His Background, Conversion, and Early Ministry
“Holding Fast” - Matthew 16:13-20 Romans 12:9-21
August 23, 2020 – “Who do You Say”– Matthew 16:13-20 .
Friends, Even the Dogs get the Scraps! The unnamed woman said this to Jesus, and Jesus responded by healing her daughter. Everybody else thought of her as just a foreigner, but Jesus saw a woman of faith. What can we learn from this conversation for today’s world?
“The Word is Near You”– Matthew 14:22-33
“You Give the Something to Eat” – Matthew 14:13-21
"More than Conquerors" - Romans 8:26-28, 31-39
"Creation Waits - and we share Hope"
"Set Your Mind"
"For Freedom" - Romans 7:15-20; Galatians 5:1
For you - a cup of cold water
Open our Ears "Hear all the People"
We shared our first Drive-in Worship at Annandale and Montrose United Methodist this last Sunday, June 14th.
It was well attended, especially considering the heat and the wind. In fact it was so windy that a big gust hit us at the Montrose service and blew the speaker stand, the microphone stand, and the music stand right into the pavement!
We learned one thing, as you can tell from the photo, even at a drive-in service people don’t like to sit in the front pew!
June 14, 2020 - Suffering produces endurance, character, and hope, all through the power of God's love.
Just stick with what Jesus said about love. Love God, Love Neighbor, and by the way, Love your Enemies too.
God said it, I believe it, that settles it. (Hint - it isn't that easy.)