“Soul Reset: A Time for Healing” – January 23, 2022

Rev. John Shaver

Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 9:30am
Livestream Worship

“Are you tired? Worn out? …Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.”
Matthew 11:28-29 (The Message)

Dear SDUMC Family,

As many of you know, we started a new series last Sunday entitled Soul Reset. We’ll look to a guidebook from Rev. Junius Dotson throughout the series. If you didn’t have a chance to catch our worship last week or pick up a book, here is a video clip to share some thoughts about what led to his soul reset.


In Chapter Two of Soul Reset, Dotson goes on to share.

I want to invite you to take an assessment of your spiritual life at this present moment. Are you connected to the source of the Living Water? Are you living…from a place of overflow or drought? Is your soul feeling dehydrated? Have tears (literal and symbolic) been your food both day and night? Are you wondering where God is? I want you to know that I have been to that desert and stumbled through it. I am on the other side and have discovered that the key to deep and abiding joy no matter what is happening to you or around you—the key is drinking deeply from the well of Living Water. The key is the connectedness to God who sustains, heals, redeems, and restores.

This Sunday, we’ll look at one of the keys that God has given to us, and that is healing. Throughout the ministry of Jesus, we see that he taught, preached, and healed. Yet, we don’t often talk about what the healing part of his ministry entails. So, I invite you to join us for a unique service of healing this week.

I look forward to being with you and resetting as we continue to walk through these early days of 2022. We’ll start our Sunday at 8 a.m. in the Chapel (a shortened service with Communion and a time for opening ourselves to God’s healing). Then, at 9:30 a.m., we’ll join in the Sanctuary (with special music and a time for opening ourselves to God’s healing). Of course, our Livestream and Online ministry will continue at 9:30 a.m. (Livestream) and our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/sandieguitoumc throughout the week.

Grace, Peace, and Prayers,

P.S. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up the guidebook, Soul Reset: Breakdown, Breakthrough, and The Journey To Wholeness by Rev. Junius Dotson – the book will be available on Sunday morning and throughout the week in the office. We’ll also be using this for the study that will start this week (more information below).

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