Bethlehem, Pa

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Epworth UMC

3245 Oakland Road
Po Box 3107
Bethlehem, Pa 18017
610-868-5354

Sunday Worship:

September - May Service is at: 10:45 am
June - August Service is at: 9:30 am

Office Hours:

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri
9 am - 12pm (noon)

Welcome!

BibleWelcome To Epworth United Methodist Church of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

We give thanks to the Lord for you!

It is in the Spirit of the Risen Christ that we greet you with “Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors.”

If you are seeking to grow in faith and discipleship, or have questions about your life’s direction, we invite you to visit Epworth United Methodist Church.

Sunday Message, Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Psalm 1
The Two Ways
1 Happy are those
who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or take the path that sinners tread,
or sit in the seat of scoffers;
2 but their delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law they meditate day and night.
3 They are like trees
planted by streams of water,
which yield their fruit in its season,
and their leaves do not wither.
In all that they do, they prosper.

 

Pastor Jenny’s Sermon Scripture -

Matthew 5:1-20

The Beatitudes

When Jesus* saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:
3 ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 ‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 ‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
8 ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 ‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 ‘Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely* on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Salt and Light

13 ‘You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.
14 ‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

The Law and the Prophets

17 ‘Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfil. 18For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter,* not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Therefore, whoever breaks* one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Collecting Coats February 1 – 15, 2015

jacketorange down jacketWe will be collecting coats for New Bethany Ministries beginning next Sunday, February 1st through Sunday, February 15th.  Bring in your slightly used winter coats for the homeless.  This includes coats for children of all ages, as well as men and women.  Coats may be placed in the box in the Narthex.

Backpack Pals Thanks!

thankyoustrippedgreenpurpleBackpack Pals sends thanks to the people of Epworth!
Our donations are greatly appreciated. They are running low on everything, so every bit helps. Backpack Pals uses 140 sleeves of crackers and 70 jars of peanut butter and 70 jars of jelly for each packing they do for the long holiday weekends children have off from school. There is almost one long weekend a month this school year. Please bring in crackers (saltine or Ritz type), peanut butter and jelly and place in the bin in the narthex. Your continued help is greatly appreciated.

Volunteer Opportunity at Feed the Children

colourful_hands002Volunteer Opportunity at Feed the Children

 

Wednesday, January 28th, (Contact Linda Handelong or the newsletter for times)

Meet at Feed the Children. Everyone over the age of 12 is welcome.  Closed toed shoes are required and you may bring a water bottle.  Youth, bring your community service papers. Any questions contact Linda Handelong.

Craft Group January 21, 2015

martad_Day&Night_el(39) ACraft Group

Join us on Wednesday, January 21st (please see the newsletter or call the office for times.) for the first meeting of the craft group working on projects
for next fall’s Craft Fair.

Please bring your ideas for craft projects!  Also please bring a small scissor and double sided tape to make gift card boxes and envelopes.


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