Friday, October 27, 2017

WUMC Upcoming Events
Sunday Brunch Oct 29 
We will be having a brunch this Sunday after the worship service.  The Fellowship committee is providing the egg casserole dishes, but you are asked to please bring muffins or coffee cake to share.

Invitation to Worship Committee
We invite all church members to join the Worship Committee. The Worship committee will create the order of the Worship Service which is a biblically grounded, Wesleyan (Methodist), culturally relevant order of worship service for the Weston United Methodist Church.   If you volunteer for the worship committee, the church office will send “the guidelines for Worship: The Gifts of God from the People of God (United Methodist Church).”

Celebration of Long Time Church members (who served more than 30 years)
During Sunday service Oct 29th, we are celebrating the long term members (who have served more than 30 years at WUMC)

Parsonage Open House - Sunday Nov 5
Myung and Pastor Oh invite you and your family to an Open House on Sunday, November 5th.   Please come to the parsonage immediately after the Sunday service.

Coffee Hosts are needed for November 12th and 26th
Please sing up to host the coffee hour on the 12th or 26th of November. If no one signs up there will be no refreshments on that given week.

Volunteers for Greeters
We are looking for volunteers to be greeters before the service each week. Please sign up in the Narthex on the Greeters signup sheet if you would like to greet people as they arrive for church. Please be here 15 minutes prior to the start of the service.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Dear beloved sisters and brothers in Christ,

I would like to invite you to pray this prayer daily:

Daily Prayer during Stewardship Campaign 2017.

With the help of God, my family, and friends,
I am
growing confidence and assurance
In myself and others,
developing new possibilities and opportunities,
advancing compassion and encouragement,
and building vision and hope.

I pray I will complain and lament less.
I pray that I will forget how to criticize and whine.
God help me to grow, develop, advance, and build.


Monday, October 23, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Small Group Study:  Five Practices of Faithful Congregations
Immediately after Fellowship, we will meet in the Parlor around 12:00 p.m.. It is a 90-minute session.   

Open House
Myung and Pastor Oh invite you and your family to Open House on Sunday, November 5.   Please come to parsonage immediately Sunday service.

Invitation to Fruitful dialogue and a Christian holy conversation with Pastor Oh
Pastor Jung Sun Oh would like to meet with, and listen to church members who would like to share his/her concerns especially caused by changes at WUMC.  If you wish to make an appointment, please call the Church office or send email to Shari. 

Lincoln Open Studio
Joan Seville is a member of Lincoln Open Studio and invites you to the following show:
Biennial Exhibit at the Lincoln Library September 30 - October 28, 2017. Open studio is pleased to display some of the paintings we have created over the last two years. The Artists’ Reception will be held on Thursday, October 12th from 4:30 to 7:00pm.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

“A Healing Service with Communion”

I would like to invite you and your family to “A Healing Service with Communion” on Sunday, October 8, 10:30 A.M. 

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me.  For I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30)

Let us pray:  God of compassion, you have given us Jesus Christ, the great physician, who made the broken whole and healed the sick.  Touch our wounds, relieve our hurts, and restore us to wholeness of life, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. (Book of Common Worship)

I would like to share the introduction of Healing Services and Prayers in Book of Worship of United Methodist Church.

Scripture strongly affirms ministries of spiritual healing.  The root of the word healing in the New Testament Greek, sozo, is the same as that of salvation and wholeness.  Spiritual healing is God’s work of offering persons balance, harmony, and wholeness of body, mind, spirit, and relationships through confession, forgiveness, and reconciliation.    Through such healing, God works to bring about reconciliation between God and humanity, among individuals and communities, within each person, and between humanity and the rest of creation.   The New Testament records that Jesus himself healed the estranged and sick and sent out his disciples on ministries of healing.    (James 5:14-16a) calls us also to pray for and anoint the sick, that they may be healed.

All healing is of God.  The Church’s healing ministry in no way detracts from the gifts God gives through medicine and psychotherapy.  It is no substitute for either medicine or the proper care of one’s health.  Rather, it adds to our total resources for wholeness.

Healing is not magic, but underlying it is the great mystery of God’s love.  Those who minister spiritual healing are only channels of God’s love.  Although no one can predict what will happen in a given instance, many marvelous healings have taken place.  

A Service of Healing is not necessarily a service of curing but it provides an atmosphere in which healing can happen.  The greatest healing of all is the union or reconciliation of a human being with God.  When this happens physical healing sometimes occurs, mental and emotional balance is often restored, spiritual health is enhanced, and relationships are healed.  For Christian the basic purpose of spiritual healing is to renew and strengthen one’s relationship with the living Christ. 

As an individual and the pastor of WUMC, I need God’s healing.   I need to reconcile with God, others, God’s beloved people at WUMC.   Friends! Do you need God’s healing?   Do you want to be reconciled with God, others, and God’s beloved people at WUMC?  

Let’s pray with Psalmist, “As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you O God.” (42:1)

In Christ,  
Pastor Oh