Aug 29 2014

One Mile Mosser: Labor Day 2014

The late Rev. John Claypool (d. 3 September 2005) reminds us on this Labor Day: “When we offer up our daily work to the glory of God and the benefit of our families and communities, we proceed to play our roles in the daily struggle to make God more visible in the world and bring God’s realm into fuller realization.”

Labor Day is a day to celebrate the work we do in the world. Often, our work is one of the ways we define our lives and thereby celebrate our lives. I suggest that this week and in preparation for Holy Worship of God Almighty that we employ the following prayer from Reinhold Niebuhr, who offered it up to God and for us:

O God, you have bound us together in this life.
Give us grace to understand how our lives depend
on the courage, the industry, the honesty,
and the integrity of all who labor.
May we be mindful of their needs, grateful for their faithfulness,
and faithful in our responsibilities to them;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

May this Labor Day be a day of thanksgiving for our honest work in God’s Realm.

Come Worship
Stay Learn
Go, Serve

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Aug 29 2014

John Meunier: Paul on prostitution

Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Should I therefore take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that whoever is united to a prostitute becomes one … Continue reading

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Aug 29 2014

UMR: Methodist bishop’s offer to mediate housing standoff declined

From INDEPENDENT ONLINE NEWS: A Bishop of the Methodist Church who was present during the second day of the Lwandle evictions offered to help the police defuse the tension, but was “fobbed off”, the ministerial inquiry has heard. Police were preparing to disperse crowds gathered near the structures that were to be demolished on June […]

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Aug 29 2014

Crossfusion: Youth Questions: Why Do We Baptize Infants?

Original post at http://pastorjohnpartridge.blogspot.com/2014/08/youth-questions-why-do-we-baptize.html Note: I asked our youth to write down any questions that they had about faith, the church, or life in general.  This is a part of that series.Question: Why do we baptize infants?     A question about infant baptism reminds us that there are two ways to understand baptism, those who baptize …

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Aug 29 2014

UMC Lead: In The World: A Conversation With Ingrid McIntyre

  Kenneth Pruitt: Your agency, Open Table Nashville, was specifically formed as a response to the destructive Middle Tennessee floods of 2010. Can you tell us a bit about the beginnings of your nonprofit? Ingrid McIntyre: It all started on a scorching day in the late summer of 2008, over two years before Open Table Nashville […]

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Aug 29 2014

General Board of Global Ministries: Mission Minute: Dr. Dora Canales Nuñez

In a recent visit to Global Ministries’ headquarters in New York City, Nuñez shared her perspectives on mission.

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