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.

November 23, 2014 – Sunday Message

011Gospel Lesson for Christ the King Sunday, Nov. 23rd -

Matthew 21:12-13

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

12 Then Jesus entered the temple* and drove out all who were selling and buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold doves. 13He said to them, ‘It is written,
“My house shall be called a house of prayer”;
but you are making it a den of robbers.’
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Scripture for the Morning Message -

Jeremiah 1:4-10, 7:1-11

Jeremiah’s Call and Commission

4 Now the word of the Lord came to me saying,
‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’
Then I said, ‘Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.’ But the Lord said to me,
‘Do not say, “I am only a boy”;
for you shall go to all to whom I send you,
and you shall speak whatever I command you.
8 Do not be afraid of them,
for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.’
9Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord said to me,
‘Now I have put my words in your mouth.
10 See, today I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms,
to pluck up and to pull down,
to destroy and to overthrow,
to build and to plant.’

Jeremiah Proclaims God’s Judgement on the Nation

7The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: Stand in the gate of the Lord’s house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the Lord, all you people of Judah, you that enter these gates to worship the Lord. Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Amend your ways and your doings, and let me dwell with you* in this place. 4Do not trust in these deceptive words: ‘This is* the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord.’
5 For if you truly amend your ways and your doings, if you truly act justly one with another, if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, and the widow, or shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not go after other gods to your own hurt, 7then I will dwell with you in this place, in the land that I gave of old to your ancestors for ever and ever.
8 Here you are, trusting in deceptive words to no avail. 9Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, make offerings to Baal, and go after other gods that you have not known, and then come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, ‘We are safe!’—only to go on doing all these abominations? 11Has this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your sight? You know, I too am watching, says the Lord.

Harvest Home Sunday – November 23, 2014

thanksgiving_can_embellishmentWe will be celebrating
Harvest Home Sunday
November 23, 2014
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Non-perishable food items, plus bags of potatoes and apples, would be appreciated for the local mission programs we support. If you received a “free” turkey and aren’t going to use it, we are collecting those as well. You may put it in the kitchen refrigerator/freezer.

 We will have a UMW Thank Offering moment during worship. Ladies, please remember to bring in your thank offering boxes.

 The Children’s Choir will sing during the service with a practice beforehand at 10 AM in Fellowship Hall.

November 16, 2014 – Sunday Message

Bishop Johnson’s Message Scripture for Anniversary Sunday – November 16th

Leviticus 25:8-13 – The Year of Jubilee

You shall count off seven weeks* of years, seven times seven years, so that the period of seven weeks of years gives forty-nine years.
9Then you shall have the trumpet sounded loud; on the tenth day of the seventh month—on the day of atonement—you shall have the trumpet sounded throughout all your land. And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. 
It shall be a jubilee for you: you shall return, every one of you, to your property and every one of you to your family.
11That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you: you shall not sow, or reap the aftergrowth, or harvest the unpruned vines. For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you: you shall eat only what the field itself produces.
In this year of jubilee you shall return, every one of you, to your property.Epworth Banner 1

 

Happy 50th Epworth!

Chruch Logo 50th Smaller backgroundHappy 50th Anniversary Epworth families!

“I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18

Thanks for being a part of the Epworth family as we continue to grow. Celebrating Yesterday, Planning Tomorrow. 

November 9, 2014 Sunday Message

Pastor Jenny’s Sermon Scripture -

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Micah 5:2-4;6:6-8

The Ruler from Bethlehem


2 *But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah,
who are one of the little clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to rule in Israel,
whose origin is from of old,
from ancient days.
Therefore he shall give them up until the time
when she who is in labour has brought forth;
then the rest of his kindred shall return
to the people of Israel.
4 And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the Lord,
in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they shall live secure, for now he shall be great
to the ends of the earth;

What God Requires


6 ‘With what shall I come before the Lord,
and bow myself before God on high?
Shall I come before him with burnt-offerings,
with calves a year old?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
with tens of thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?’
He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?


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