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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
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Blessing Bags!

This morning our Journey Family assembled blessing bags! Cara Krathwohl, one of Journey's youth, organized and collected materials for this outreach project!
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These blessings will allow us to be the hands and feet of Jesus as we travel about and see those in need.

Thank you to all who donated and supported this project! Thanks also to Cara for organizing it!

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.
  • Bill and Sylvia Roberts
  • Bob Brown
  • Cleo and Jim Carpenter
  • Cyn Jones
  • Debbie Cox
  • Dorothy Hunter
  • Heidi Lauterbach (and Family)
  • Jessie Munkirs
  • Jim and Sue Rosenow
  • Pearl Jackson
  • Phyllis and Mike Conlon
  • Sally and Steve Hannaford
  • 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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Persevere in Faith

Reflection: Persevere in Faith

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

1Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain 3For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. 6After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born. 9 For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. 11Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.

As believers who desire to please God, we must devote our time, our energies, and our efforts for what really matters in this world; sharing God’s love and telling others about the gift of the cross.

What other purpose do we have, as followers of Christ, than this? How are we any different from the world if we are not busy doing God’s work, as the light and the salt? What is our calling if it's not to give our best for this important mission, and Godly purpose? And how do we battle and persevere through those difficult times when the world rejects us, and we feel like giving up?

As we continue on through 2019, we should learn the importance of perseverance, especially in our faith journeys for Christ.

Reflection Questions:

Please read and think about each question as it applies to your Christian journey with Christ.
  • How does your faith sustain you during difficult times? How do you maintain your faith in Christ when the world tells you otherwise?
  • What do believe is our missional calling, as believers, in this world? What is our end goal, and how does our faith relate to that purpose?

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

Tuesday

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

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

Monday's LIFE Group Bible Study is on a break due to health concerns.

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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Called Together by Grace: One Body

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!
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Mr. Brown shares his front seat to Black History Month


Freddie A. Brown Sr. once had a front-seat to black history. Literally.

Brown, 86, lives at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. He was born in Pineland, South Carolina, just north of Savannah, Ga. His parents owned and operated a farm with a large house. Neither had any college education. The occupants of the house included Brown and his six siblings, but also one or two teachers. Brown’s father built an extension on the house because, in those days and in that location, teachers weren’t paid enough to find a place on their own.
“If you want to get out of the country,” Brown recalls his parents saying, “you gotta go to school.”
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