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Scripture for the Week

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Birthdays & Anniversaries

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February Birthdays:

Codi Burnham, Bentley Burnham, Sandy Davis, Sharon Miller, Madi Thickett, Heather Rynearson, Cecilia Tank

February Anniversaries:

Mike & Phyllis Conlon
Brian & Heidi Lauterbach

Called Together by Grace:
One Body

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March 2nd @ St. Matthew UMC Mesa
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On Saturday, March 2, I am asking you to be present for a time to turn to God for strength and wholeness. Worship and the Holy Meal will center us, feed our souls, and focus us. Plans are being developed for at least 4 sites where you are invited to come to be joined through technology while being in the presence of others of our Conference united by the spirit of the living God who makes all things new!

Thoughts & Prayers

Dear God
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)
  • Jim and Sue Rosenow
  • Sally and Steve Hannaford
  • Pearl Jackson
  • Phyllis and Mike Conlon
  • Jessie Munkirs
  • Debbie Cox
  • Sharon Miller
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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Reflection: Our Exalted Lord

Scripture: Philippians 2:5-11

5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Jesus is our exalted Lord. What does that mean for us? Scripture reminds us of the amazing truth that Jesus is lifted up, that He is glorified by the Father and that one day every tongue will confess that He is Lord. Jesus, our savior, our redeemer, and our master is lifted up, and that should encourage us. We should find peace, hope, and comfort in this, because Jesus is not only alive, but He reigns in heaven. And Jesus is coming back to this earth, to set all things right. If we want to have a spiritually successful 2019, then let’s remind ourselves of this amazing fact and find our strength and hope in our exalted Lord.

Reflection Questions:

Please read and think about each question as it applies to your Christian journey with Christ.
  • What does Jesus as our exalted Lord mean for you? How does this help you in your faith journey? In your spiritual struggles against sin and temptation?
  • What are some ways we can demonstrate our peace and hope that we find in our exalted Lord? How does your life manifest this in the way you live, love, and share the Gospel with others?

Prayer:

As we look to you, our exalted Lord, let us find the courage to live as you would have us to live. Give us a spiritual mind, ears, and eyes to see the truth of your glorified nature, and from that, also bless us with the strength to endure the trials of life. Let us live only for you, and for the glory of your name. Amen.

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Weekly at Journey

2019 Calendar

Monday

  • LIFE Group Bible Study
  • Study: The 10 Commandments

Tuesday

  • Scrabble
  • 12:00 PM @ McDonald's by Walmart
    (The free-standing building.)

Sunday

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

One more week! It's your last week to collect supplies for our Blessing Bags project! We'll put the bags together on February 24th. Cara Krathwhol is leading this outreach.
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Giving to Journey United Methodist Fellowship

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Giving to Journey United Methodist Fellowship Giving to the church is a tangible recognition that all that we have comes from God and we return a portion of those gifts for the work of God’s church in our world. Your contributions to Journey have local, regional, national, and international impact through our connectional giving system. Most of the money you give supports your …

Across the Connection

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Georgia Harkness: Methodist Trailblazer in Theology

Georgia Harkness (1891-1974) was a theologian who broke new ground for women in the Methodist church at a time when the pulpits and seminaries were closed to females. Harkness was a voice for racial and gender equality, a prolific author, and her hymns and prayers are still known today.
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Get them Talking: Forgiveness


Get Them Talking is a series of monthly resources to help families lead devotion, dinnertime, or anytime conversations about issues of faith.
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