Pastor's Word

Reaching out to Those Who Suffer

Reaching out to those who suffer is grounded in the belief that the living Christ is present with us and those who suffer. Daily, we encounter people who suffer: a family member with a cancer diagnosis, a co-worker experiencing a divorce, or an aging parent. Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) encourages us […]

Announcements

1 Peter: Sermon series begins April 23

On April 23, Rev. Joseph Johnson will open a series of sermons on The First Letter of Peter in the New Testament.  This brief book offers some gentle advice to Christians as they struggle with the difficulty of being such in First Century Asia Minor. Several themes emerge in this letter: living as heirs of God’s great salvation […]

Holy Week Schedule announced for 2017

First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst has scheduled several opportunities to worship during Holy Week. Please join us this season as we contemplate, pray, and celebrate. Palm Sunday, April 9: The procession of the palms highlights morning worship services (8:10am and 10:25am) on Sunday, April 9. Maundy Thursday Worship: As we come to the close of the […]

Season of Lent: “Walking with Jesus”

Lent begins on March 1 with Ash Wednesday. Lent is a time when Christians examine their lives in light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We ask ourselves where we are in step with Jesus and where are we out of step with Jesus. The first five Sundays in Lent will feature a “blessing of […]

Statement from the General Board of Church and Society re immigration

Social Justice Agency of The United Methodist Church Stands With Immigrants and Refugees FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 26, 2017 Rejects policies that deny dignity and worth Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Trump administration took executive action to expand the U.S.-Mexico border wall, increase the powers of immigration law enforcement and cut federal funding for […]

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