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Running For Jesus

Why is faith so difficult? Is it because it does not always lead to a comfortable life? In fact it often leads to challenges that cause pain and suffering.

Jesus teaches us how to run the race of life and we have witnesses who love, care, and often join us in our journey of faith. Join us in our journey of faith. Join us Sunday and prayerfully let us examine how we might celebrate our life race!

The Joy Continues,

Pastor Brian

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Shining the Light of JesusShining the Light of Jesus

In the past, mariners relied on lighthouses to warn them of danger. By shining a light, lighthouse keepers could guide ships away from certain peril. In today’s dark world, nothing shines as brightly, or protects us like the love of Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Today’s world creates an environment where we are more connected through technology than ever before, but at the same time feel more isolated from real, deep connections in our own lives. It’s easy to feel alone in the darkness and to believe that nothing you can do makes a difference. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are never alone, for God is always with us. In Psalm 18, David wrote, “For You light my lamp; The LORD my God illumines my darkness.”

Like the lighthouse down the street, St. George Island United Methodist Church seeks to shine the light of Christ by sharing his love in our community, state, and around the world. As a lighthouse servant church, we help people locally, nationally, and abroad through our missions.  We hope that you will join us in person or online as we seek to share God’s message of endless love and eternal hope.

 

Our Mission:
Share the light of Jesus and Embrace the Community to transform lives through the Holy Spirit to grow ministries and missions for all generations
for the Glory of God.

 

Thoughts on How to Live During Lent and BeyondThoughts on How to Live During Lent and Beyond

                                                               

 

 

Pope Francis recently shared this beautiful passage about how to live during Lent and beyond. When we think of things to give up during Lent, shouldn’t our negative behaviors  be the first to go?

 

 

A Lenten Diet

by John B. Wolf

Fast from Criticism, Feast on Praise.

Fast from Self-Pity, Feast on Joy.

Fast from Ill-Temper, Feast on Peace.

Fast from Resentment, Feast on Contentment.

Fast from Jealousy, and Feast on Love.

Fast from Pride, and Feast on Humility.

Fast from Selfishness, and Feast on Service.

Fast from Fear, and Feast on Faith.

 

 

Fast from hurting words and say kind words.

Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.

Fast from anger and be filled with patience.

Fast from pessimism and be filled with Hope.

Fast from worries and have trust in God.

Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.

Fast from pressures and be prayerful.

Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.

Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.

Fast from grudges and be reconciled.

Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

 

 

This passage appears in Celebrating Easter and Spring: An Anthology of Unitarian Universalist Readings, ed. by Carl Seaburg and Mark Harris (Anne Miniver Press, 2000).