July Worship ~ The Prayer of Jesus
“Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…” Matthew 6:9 We are familiar with the Lord’s Prayer and pray it frequently, but do we pay attention to what we are praying? Each week during the five weeks of July, we will focus on a particular part of the prayer, and examine how it calls us into relation with God and with each other.
Please remember that if you are not able to be in worship on a particular Sunday, the sermon for that day will be posted on our church website at the beginning of the week.
July 2: Abba, Father.
Abba is the name for God that Jesus used in teaching the disciples to pray. This intimate term – referring to God as family – was radical in Jesus’ day. How we
address God in prayer is a way of defining our
relationship with God and models for us relationship with others.
July 9: On Earth, as it is in Heaven.
We focus on what it means to pray, “Thy Kingdom come” and how our work bringing right relationship in the world can be a daily prayer of action.
July 16: Give Us This Day
Jesus offers us assurance that asking God to act in the world is not a waste of breath. An important part of prayer is petitioning God and naming our needs. We are called to become mindful of the needs of the world and our need to remember that God is the Source of all gifts.
July 23: As We Forgive
God is ready to forgive us, just as we have been made to forgive each other. What holds us back? Right relation-ship involves getting honest with God and with each other.
July 30: Deliver Us
Jesus calls on God to come, to stand with, to offer strength in time of trouble.
This past Sunday, June 19, we were blessed to have the youth and children of our church lead us in worship. As always, they did a fantastic job and awed us all with their commitment to the church and faithful messages. Two graduating high school seniors – Abby Maziarz and Alex Phillips – each gave a moving message of faith, articulating what the Wesley community has meant to them during their time as youth. What an excellent example of our church community in action.
Sunday worship will move to 9:30 am beginning on Sunday, June 25, 2017 for the summer months.
The office summer hours will be Tuesdays – Thursdays 9 am – 1 pm beginning on June 20.
Join us as we honor our graduates, listen to special messages and music, and acknowledge our teachers and leaders. The children will have a small plant to take home from the altar.
This will be a very special worship service. We will follow the 10 am service with an ice cream social!
Relay for Life is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length, and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all time to signify that cancers never sleeps. Cancer patients don’t stop because they’re tired, and for one night, neither do we.
Wesley UMC supports Team Jean in loving memory of Pastor Jean Russo-Parks. We’ll be at the Northeast Tri-Town event at Smithfield High School, 90 Pleasant View Ave, Greenville, RI on June 16th & 17th. Join us in honoring the survivors, remembering those we’ve lost to cancer and celebrating the caregivers.
There is still time!! To join the team, donate or dedicate a luminaria, click HERE.
Team Captains: Ashley Genannt and Victoria Parks
Opening ceremony: June 16 at 6 pm
Survivor’s Lap: June 16 at 6:30 pm
Cargivers Lap: June 16 at 6:45 pm
Luminaria Ceremony: June 16 at 9:30 pm
Closing Ceremony: June 17 at 6 am
Join us as youth in our congregation confirm their faith in Jesus and the United Methodist Church. They’ve all been working hard toward this public declaration of faith, and we will all celebrate with them as they become full members of Wesley UMC.
June 10th ~ 8am – 1pm
Always a wide selection of gently used items.