This month, Rich uses familiar spring imagery-- "in like a lion and out like a lamb" -- in a new and powerful way, explains our self-directed time of reflection and repentance on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 9-10 a.m., at the chapel, and recommends ways to get new perspectives on the Cross.
by Rich Pollock, Worship Committee Chair
Rich shares, "As I sit here at my desk looking over the United Methodist Worship Planning Calendar for 2019 that the Board of Governors gives to various committee chairs each year, I am struck by the fact that there is no special religious day in February. There is no special Sunday like Epiphany or Christ’s Baptism in January, or Transfiguration Sunday or Lent in March, or Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday in April this year. Or is there...?"
Make sure to read Rich's Reflections column about "God sightings" this month. You might have an epiphany!
Now that Thanksgiving is over, we immediately start preparing for Christmas.
Hopefully we can all find time to pause and reflect upon the true reason for the season.
It’s hard to believe that it's November already! But, thank goodness, October is over. After Florence and Michael, I think most of us have had enough visits from “unwelcome visitors” recently. It will be great to see the end of hurricane season on November 30.
November is the month of Thanksgiving, and this year we have much to be thankful for. . .
No, I’m not referring to “Reading, ‘Riting and ‘Rithmetic” but to Remembering, Recovering and Reforming.
Lately I have been thinking a lot about worship, and especially about worship at EAMC. What is it? Why do we do it? And how do we do it?
In his book, Worship is a Verb (1992), Wheaton College professor Robert Webber writes, “Worship isn’t an entertaining showcase for a talented (choir) or a lecture on textual criticism or a pleasant weekly reunion of friends and family. Instead, true worship is a joyous celebration of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.” ....
On July Fourth we will be celebrating 242 years of independence from England. Many of us will be doing so with a picnic with family and friends. We might even watch some fireworks afterwards. But as we do, I’d like us to think about exactly what it is we are celebrating...
So what is the significance of Father’s Day for the modern church? Perhaps more than ever we need to see fatherhood as a God-ordained role in family life...