10.4.2020 Finding Joy Where We Are by Reaching our Goals

Getting Into Position

This Sunday @fumclgok we will concluding our Sermon Series Listen, Praying in a Noisy World. The sermon title is: Getting Into Position. Rueben Job offers up this gem of a quote.

How do we position ourselves today to receive God’s love, presence, power and grace? Faithful Christians of every nation, culture, and age have found that one can become present to God and receive the gifts of God who is always present to us.

Are you in the right position to receive God?  By being around sports and music most of my life. I have learned that when you are in the right position things go better but when we find ourselves out of position is when Chaos occurs. A good way to ask yourself are you in the right position with God is ask yourself that great question. “How is it with your soul?”  How do you get back into position if you find yourself out of position?? Well you will have to show up on Sunday morning to find out. See you Sunday.

Worship at First United Methodist Church of Locust Grove begins at 10:45 a.m.


All Saints Day

Today is All Saints Day. The United Methodist Book of Worship explains All Saints as…

All Saints (November 1 or the first Sunday in November) is a day of remembrance for the saints, with the New Testament meaning of all Christian people of every time and place. We celebrate the communion of saints as we remember the dead, both of the Church universal and of our local congregations. For this reason, the names of persons in the congregation who have died during the past year may be solemnly read as a Response to the Word.  ~from The United Methodist Book of Worship (413)

This year I remember my mother. Pamela Jeanne Bushyhead


Who graduated to Church eternal this past March. Preaching at her funeral has been the hardest but yet most life giving thing I have done. You can listen to the sermon

I miss her so much. She was a Saint, and she would have to be to put up with my father and us five kids. Today I pause not just to remember her but all the other Saints that have passed in the last year. So I pray this prayer that is in the Book of Worship today.

We bless your holy name, O God, for all your servants who, having finished their course,now rest from their labors. Give us grace to follow the example of their steadfastness and faithfulness, to your honor and glory; through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen. (ENGLAND, 20TH CENT., ALT.)