Rev. John Shaver
Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 9:30am Livestream Worship
Dear SDUMC Family,
I pray that this finds you all well. First, I wanted to share my gratitude for our SDUMC staff team, SDUMC leadership, and all of you. As do all of you, I know how difficult this season has been with numerous changes, cancellations, postponements, frustrations, too much information, or not enough, and, of course, the list could go on. However, I want to take a moment and ask you to join me in thanks for the groups I named. The staff and leadership of SDUMC have been working non-stop over these last seven months. Of course, thank you for the way you, as a church family, have given through your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness! May we continue to be a church community that shares God’s hope and healing in our community and the world.
This Sunday, we will conclude our Taste of Grace sermon series, but I hope you will keep the grace and hope flowing in your daily journeys. Our world truly needs Christ-centered and grace-filled people like each of you!
Our series will conclude with a look at humility. An ingredient that I feel is missing at times in our modern world. C.S. Lewis writes, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself.” Lewis isn’t saying forget about your needs but also think of others. Once again, I want to thank many of you for living in that manner during these COVID-19 days. I pray that we as a church can ponder how to continue living this way in the present and the days to come…
This Sunday, the Livestream service at 9:30 a.m. and the Outdoor Worship at 10:45 a.m. will be filled with inspiring music, Scriptures, and prayers. Take some time out of your Sunday to let God share the ingredients that give us the sustenance to be people who not only taste grace but share it with others.
Have a blessed weekend and see you Sunday!
Grace and Peace,