SERVICES/EVENTS CANCELED

Please note, due to the weather forecast, all church related events tonight, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 have been canceled.

  • The Contemporary Service at Trinity UMC has been canceled.
  • The Church Council meeting at Prospect UMC has been canceled.

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From Our Pastor

This is an excerpt from our January-February 2018 newsletter:A Call to Repentance Joel 2:12-13

 12 “Now, therefore,” says the Lord, “Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” 13 So rend your heart, and not your garments;
Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm.

The world as Joel knew it was in drastic decay, it had been ravaged by locusts and drought. The people were exasperated. They were at their wits end. I fell like Joel sometimes and look at world, and darkness closes in as the task before us can be overwhelming to say the least. What do we do in these times when our world, God’s world is not as it should be?

Lent, for me at least, is the best time to analyze those thoughts. We are given the formula for that change in Joel. “Turn to me with all your heart.” I believe it should read “Turn to me with ALL your heart.” What is in our hearts is not all good, our hearts harbor our hopes and dreams, our highs and lows and the deepest of hurts and disappointments. God desires it ALL. To give it all we have to God we have to get rid of the roadblocks.

The roadblocks are removed through designated time for God and God’s healing touch. The next section of the formula is fasting, weeping and mourning. Sounds like an odd way to bring wellness doesn’t it? I look at it like luggage for a trip. If you are going to Alaska, you pack nice warm clothes. If in time you go to the Caribbean and you never unpacked from your last rip you have no room for what is needed to travel.

In this Lenten season can we unpack the unnecessary and fill up our luggage with the proper items for a fulfilling life’s journey with God? There is much in this life we were not meant to carry beyond the cross. Christ carried much of it for us, yet we still pick it back up. Can we trust in the gracious, merciful God? Can we release and refuel to be a better version of ourselves and move toward who God designed us to be?

Whatever Lenten practices you decide to take on this year, I pray that we, as individuals and as a church, come whole-heartedly before our God who is waiting with open arms to forgive and be an active participant in our lives. This Lenten season reflect on the greatest gift ever given, the gift of forgiveness and eternal life.

Blessings,

Pastor Shannon

LENTEN WORSHIP SCHEDULE

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LENTEN WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Ash Wednesday- February 14th
6PM- Prospect UMC

Palm Sunday- March 25th
9:30- Prospect UMC
11:00- Trinity UMC

Maundy Thursday- March 29th
6PM-Trinity UMC

Good Friday- March 30th
6PM-Prospect UMC

SonRise- April 1st
6:30AM- Trinity UMC

Easter Morning- April 1st
9:15- Prospect UMC
11:15- Trinity UMC

 

 

2017 Vacation Bible School!

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Who: All youth-age 3 through those who have completed 6th grade

What: 2017 Vacation Bible School

Title: Operation Arctic: Exploring the Coolest Book on the Planet!

When: Sunday, July 9 thru Thursday, July 13 (Closing program Friday, July 14, 6:15 pm)

Time: 6:15-8:30 pm each night

Where: Prospect United Methodist Church, 5183 Vernon Rd., Harrington, DE 19952

RSVP: Vikki Masten at 302-349-5413 (please leave a message with child name, age, and grade completed)

Bring a Friend!

 

Church Pianist Needed

Church Pianist Needed

Part-time/Paid position
Sunday morning church service pianist needed. Services at 9:30 am, Prospect UMC and 11:00 am, Trinity UMC in Harrington, DE. Pastor selects the weekly music. Includes some special services such as Ash Wednesday, Christmas Eve. All levels of experience are welcome to apply.

Please submit resume to amyw302@aol.com

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2016 Holiday Events

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Please join us for the following Christmas special events:

Dec. 11, 7pm, Christmas Cantata at Trinity Church

Dec. 16, Christmas Caroling at Prospect Church

Dec. 18, 7pm, Children’s Christmas Program at Prospect Church

Dec. 21, 7pm, Family night at Prospect Church Fellowship Hall

Dec. 24, 5pm, Family Christmas Eve Service at Prospect Church

Dec. 24, 11pm, Christmas Eve Service at Trinity Church

Dec. 25, 10am, Worship Service at Prospect Church (there will be no Sunday School)

Jan. 1, 2017, 10am, Worship Service at Trinity Church (there will be no Sunday School)

All are welcome!

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