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God makes a covenant with Abraham, promising to make of him and Sarah a great nation that shall bless all the other nations.
The Genesis account of the flood ends with God making a covenant with Noah.
This is Mark’s account of Jesus’s strange transfiguration on the mountain before his astounded disciples.
The Lord is overall: all the earth, all the heavens, all the kingdoms. Only in the Lord is strength found.
Jesus begins his ministry in the synagogue at Capernaum where he is both a teacher and an exorcist.
God reaches out to the inhabitants of Nineveh and enlists the reluctant prophet Jonah to reach out to the Ninevites.
John’s Gospel opens with Jesus gathering his disciples.
Jesus is baptized by John at the Jordan. When he is baptized, the Holy Spirit descends and rests upon him, empowering him to begin his ministry.
Matthew tells the story of the Magi's journey to Bethlehem. In seeking the Christ Child, Jesus' physical manifestation to the Gentiles is revealed. We celebrate this day of Epiphany recognizing that Jesus came also for the salvation of Gentiles.
"Together in Worship" - The United Methodist Cal-Pac Conference which is made up of over 350 local churches put together this special virtual Worship service. This link takes you to Cal-Pac's Vimeo site to view their video. LCUMC will return to our regular online service on January 3, 2021.
Christmas Eve - Birth of Jesus Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus.
Fourth Sunday In Advent – The Gift of Love - Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem to be counted by the Roman empire where Mary will give birth to Jesus.
Third Sunday In Advent – The Shepherds: The Gift of Joy - The Heavenly Host appears to the Shepherds and announce, “Good news of great joy.” They are the first to hear of the birth of the Messiah.
Second Sunday In Advent – Mary: The Gift of Faith - The angel Gabriel brings the surprising and fearful announcement to Mary that she shall have a baby who shall rule from the throne of David.
First Sunday In Advent – Joseph: The Gift of Courage - This Sunday we begin our Advent Sermon Series: The Gift of Christmas with Joseph and the courage he shows in marrying Mary, who is with child, in order to fulfill God’s promise.
Jesus tells the parable of the Last Judgment and the separation of the sheep and the goats.
Jesus, on his way to the cross, tells the parable of the master who distributed his property among his servants and then left. Eventually the master returns and when he does, there is an accounting.
Jesus tells the parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids, those who wisely prepared for the delay of the bridegroom and those who foolishly were unprepared.
John, in his vision, sees “a great multitude” who have passed through a “great tribulation.”