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Scripture for the Week

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
Romans 12:6-8 ESV

Birthdays & Anniversaries

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January Birthdays:

Gary Clock, Paul Groshart, Natalie Hancock, Pearl Jackson, Miranda Krathwohl, Alex Salta, Ayden Thickett

January Anniversaries:

Gary & Doreen Clock, Sandy Davis, Paul & Beth Groshart, Sally Hannaford

The Compass Podcast

Compass Podcast
Skepticism and Doubt with Eric Huffman: 39 Mins

Skepticism and doubt: are they things to be feared and avoided? Pastor Eric Huffman has written a book of devotionals suggesting that skepticism and doubt could really feed our faith.

Thoughts & Prayers

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Please remember all those in our congregation who are dealing with health issues and/or need an extra measure of God's grace.
  • Heidi Lauterbach (and Family)
  • Becky and Ben Johnson
  • Sandy Lemons
  • Jim and Sue Rosenow
  • Pearl Jackson
  • Phyllis and Mike Conlon
  • Jessie Munkirs
  • Debbie Cox
We have many of our Journey family traveling. Traveling mercies to all!

Our relationship with God means we can bring our prayers and requests, and ask for God’s healing hand on the lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

If you, or someone you know, is in need of prayer and would like to be included on this list, please let us know.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us
. - 1 John 5:15 (NIV)
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Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Reflections: Gifts of the Holy Spirit

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. 3 Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

Today is the second Sunday after Epiphany. It’s a time when we should focus on the topic of using our spiritual gifts. We are all blessed with certain talents and abilities, which ought to be used in service to our Lord. If you recall, last week we discussed how our baptism and reception of the Holy Spirit should influence our faith journeys. It is the Spirit that gives us our passion and desire to serve God. So in relation, as we move forward this year, let’s focus on using our gifts from the Spirit to live and work for God’s ministry and will.

Reflection Questions:

Please read and think about each question as it applies to your Christian journey with Christ.
  • Can you identify your talents and gifts from the Holy Spirit? Where is your passion for serving the Lord? What is the connection between your passion and talents?
  • Paul says all of our gifts are used in service to the same Spirit and for the same purpose. How can we apply this important lesson to the way we work together in our local church? Our denomination?

Prayer:

Lord, please show us our gifts and allow us to work for you. Give us a heart of discernment, to understand our passions, and give us the motivation to use what we’ve been given for your glory. Thank you for this time of reflection. Please center our lives and hearts for your ministry in this community. In Jesus name, Amen.

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Weekly at Journey

2019 Calendar

Tuesday

  • Scrabble
  • 12:00 PM @Honneycutt Coffee

Thursday

  • Coffee with the Pastor
  • 9:00 AM @ Honeycutt Coffee
The LIFE Group will begin meeting again beginning January 28th! We'll be doing an in-depth study of the Ten Commandments. See Jim Rosenow for details.

Journey's Choir will be on winter hiatus for a time. Check back here for information about our "start back up" date!

Giving to Journey United Methodist Fellowship

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Across the Connection

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East District Day of Learning

“Go, make disciples!” These are words we find in the gospel of Matthew, but how do we make disciples in this day and age? You are invited to an exciting journey as we engage in learning about what it might like to make disciples today, beginning with our own journey of transformation.
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Inspired by MLK to make a difference through love: Clara Ester

“I have come to grips many, many, many years ago that only through love can we make a difference,” shares United Methodist deaconess Clara Ester. “We can actually change things if we love.”

Ester learned this important lesson from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the civil rights movement in the United States.

“Love takes a lot of effort and work,” Ester continues, “but that’s the way God wants us to go, and that was the life that Dr. King led.”
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