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February 4, 2016

Join us on The Journey of 10×10

Where to start? Read in February. “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” – John 10:10 (NRSV) Life often is described as a journey with all of its unique opportunities and dynamic experiences, both good and bad, happy and sad. I think life as a journey is a fitting metaphor, particularly with […]

January 5, 2016

Happy New Year from SJUMC

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November 18, 2015

ALL ARE WELCOME: Sunday’s Community Thanksgiving Service

Please join the churches of St. Joseph for the annual Community Thanksgiving Service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, November 22. Pastor Seth Jersild from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will preach, with the service and ecumenical celebration at St. Joseph United Methodist Church, right across from Subway. Visit with friends and neighbors after the service while […]

October 9, 2015


Hello, friends. If you’ve already LIKED our church’s new Facebook page, thank you. You don’t need to take action. If you haven’t, please go to and LIKE the page. After November 1, that’s the only place our church will post and share information on Facebook. If anyone needs help, or would like to know […]

August 31, 2015

Sending Out Disciples

Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. – Matthew 14:22-23 (NRSV) It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years already since our family […]

August 17, 2015

Leaving a Plastic Legacy

By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control – Galatians 5:22 (NRSV) They are everywhere nowadays! They are scattered among the corn stubble of fields in the winter. They are clinging to bush branches. They are blowing from tree limbs. They are hanging on telephone […]

July 10, 2015

Learn. Live. Look.

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14 (NRSV) I think it and say it often: “My, oh my, how time flies.” In fact, I believe the older one gets the faster time appears to pass. My mind tells me, of course, […]

June 26, 2015

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May 19, 2015

“Boldness-Zapping Bug Buildup” — May 17 sermon

Scripture Text: Acts 2:1-21 Next Sunday marks the Christian observance of the Day of Pentecost. The original Pentecost was a high-energy event. There were flames of fire flickering in the upper room and some fierce winds ripping through the area. Whenever you have unexplained surges of energy, you’re going to attract a lot of attention, […]

May 5, 2015

Community Web of Faith

Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith. – Galatians 6:10 (NRSV) As you know, SJUMC has been undergoing a change in the last few months. And we want everyone to “be part of […]

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