THE WEDNESDAY WORD
because waiting ‘til Sunday is waiting too long!
“I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.” Psalm 17:6
RESTARTING WORSHIP UPDATE
The Worship Restart Team and I have chosen September 13, 2020 as our new target date to restart in-person worship. We are all disappointed to delay again, however, the current number of cases have not declined overall from where they were a month ago. Public School is scheduled to start sometime in August and that will give us at least two weeks to assess the impact of that.
WHILE WE WAIT…
HAS ANYONE EVER PRAYED FOR YOU?
If someone has ever prayed for you, you know how loved you feel for someone to spend their time to consider your need and pray for you. That’s how it feels for others when you pray for them, even if they don’t know that you are. To intercede with God on behalf of someone else, known as Intercessory Prayer, is something anyone can do. There are no special words or skills you need, simply a willingness to ask for forgiveness for yourself before you begin so you are right before God and a desire to pray for someone else. That’s why we include our Prayer List in the Newsletter and when we have them, in our bulletins. Everyone can be involved in praying someone through a difficulty. We don’t need to know the person directly, their difficulty or all the details for God knows. Our prayers invite God into that person’s life as we ‘carry them to Jesus,’ so to speak, just as the four friends carried the paralytic to Jesus in Luke 5:18-25. Try it this week!
WHERE WILL YOU BE SUNDAY MORNING? TRY SUNDAY WORSHIP ON ZOOM!
Bring your coffee with you and join our Sunday Worship on Zoom at 9:30 a.m. this Sunday, August 9th. It’s like fellowship time at church, except we’ll all be safely at home! We play the worship service at 10 a.m. Some people sign in for fellowship, then watch the service on YouTube on their TV then come back to chat after the service. You can feel free to sign in just for the chat time before the service, too. We still post Worship services on our website at www.eumcbradenton.org, our Facebook page and on YouTube. Be there this Sunday!
To join on Zoom, do one of the following:
From any traditional phone or smartphone, call: 1-646-558-8656
When prompted, enter the following numbers on your telephone keypad:
Meeting ID: 880 7258 5917 2) Password: 195993
Connecting from your smartphone, tablet or computer:
Either click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88072585917?pwd=bWV1U1MvWmNuQkZWT1d0OHVqK21XUT09
Sign-on to Zoom.com or the Zoom app. Then click ‘Join Meeting’ and enter the Meeting ID and Password above.
Look for more updates
in next week’s
THE WEDNESDAY WORD!
With love in Christ,
Pastor Kim Uchimura
Emmanuel United Methodist
Welcome to Emmanuel UMC.
We're glad you're here.
We are a growing body of Christ-followers committed to building the kingdom of God and we welcome you – just as you are. We recognize we are all here by grace and believe spiritual growth takes place best within a community of love centered on Christ. Together, we strive to be the people God is calling us to be.
WORSHIP WITH US
Sundays at 10:00 AM
Sunday School at 8:30 AM
5115 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton, FL 34210
A note from Pastor Kim
We hope you'll join us for Traditional Worship each week at 10:00am
with Adult Sunday School at 8:30am.
Thank you for taking the time to visit the website to learn more about us.
When you come to visit Emmanuel, please introduce yourself to me. I cannot wait to meet you!
Grace & Peace,
Pastor Kim Uchimura