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7th Sunday after Pentecost—July 11, 2021

Exodus 35:4-5, 20-29

Generosity is listed as part of the Fruit of the Spirit, but does generosity in God’s kingdom look like generosity the way we normally think of it? That’s what we’re talking about this week!

5th Sunday after Penetecost—June 27, 2021

1 Timothy 1: 12-17

“Patience is a virtue” – that may not actually be in the Bible, but patience IS included as part of the Fruit of the Spirit, and that’s what we’re talking about this week!

4th Sunday after Pentecost—June 20, 2021

Esther 9: 1-4, 24-32

Pastor Trey is back from vacation, which means we’re picking up where we left off in our Fruit of the Spirit sermon series. This week, we’re looking to the book of Esther to talk about God’s peace.

2nd Sunday after Pentecost—June 6, 2021

Psalm 30

As we continue through our series on the Fruit of the Spirit, this week, we’re talking about joy. What does joy look like for you? How big a role does joy play in your life? Join us as we  talk about what it means to say that joy comes from God.

Trinity Sunday—1st Sunday after Pentecost—May 30, 2021

John 3:1-17

On Trinity Sunday, we remember and give thanks for the fact that God reveals Godself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Today, we’re also starting a new sermon series on the Fruit of the Spirit—today’s fruit is love.

Pentecost—8th Sunday of Easter—May 23, 2021

Acts 2:1-21

It’s Pentecost! Today, we remember the descent of the Holy Spirit 50 days after Jesus’ resurrection, and we give thanks for the hope that the Spirit still brings into our lives.

The bulletin for this service can be found here.

7th Sunday of Easter—May 16, 2021

Exodus 3:1-12

In the flame of the burning bush, Moses received his calling and mission. The Spirit’s fire calls us to, and lights our way forward in God’s work.

The bulletin for this service can be found here.

6th Sunday of Easter—May 9, 2021

Leviticus 4:1-2, 27-31

For the rest of the Easter season, we’re getting ready for Pentecost by talking about fire, which we so often use as an image for the Holy Spirit. This week, we’re looking at how fire was used in ancient Israelite guilt and sin sacrifices and what that means for our own sins.

The bulletin for this service can be found here.

5th Sunday of Easter—May 2, 2021

Revelation 19:17-20:10

For the last several weeks, we’ve been talking about victory, and today, we’re looking at the final victory we’re told about in the Bible: God’s victory in the battles of the book of Revelation.

The bulletin for this service can be found here.

4th Sunday of Easter—April 25, 2021

Acts 6:8-15; 7:1-2; 51-60

Sometimes, God’s victories don’t look like what we’d expect them to. In fact, sometimes victories in Jesus may appear like defeats to the rest of the world. Today, we’re taking a look at Stephen, the first Christian martyr, and how his death can be claimed as a holy victory.

The bulletin for this service can be found here.

3rd Sunday of Easter—April 18, 2021

1 Samuel 17:1, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49, 51b

As we continue through the Easter season, we’re continuing to look at what Victory in Jesus means during this time of joy. Today, we’re looking at the most famous victory in the Bible—David’s battle with Goliath. What makes David’s victory so special, and what can that mean for us today?

2nd Sunday of Easter—April 11, 2021

Exodus 14:1-15:1

As we continue in the season of Easter, we’ll be looking at how God brings victory in our lives. Today, we look at God’s victory over oppression, and to do that, we’re looking at one of the oldest victories in the book—God bringing the people of Israel out of Egypt through the Sea.

The bulletin for this service can be found here.

1st Sunday of Easter—April 4, 2021

Mark 16:1-8

Happy Easter! Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and talk about what this great moment means for us. Christ is risen—He is risen indeed!

The bulletin for this service can be found here.

Palm/Passion Sunday—March 28, 2021

Mark 15:1-41

Today’s service marked the beginning of Holy Week, when we remember the events leading up to Jesus’ suffering and death in Jerusalem. We spent time reading the story of Christ’s death, and we talked about life-changing choice made by the Roman centurion who was present as Jesus died.

The bulletin for the service can be found here.

5th Sunday in Lent—March 21, 2021

Matthew 13:10-16 + Acts 9: 1-22

   

Memorial Service for Karn Schmidt & Geno Loro

March 14, 2021

Thank you to everyone who has shown their love and support for the family of these two wonderful men. The family has asked that we keep the video of the service on our website for those who weren’t able to attend or view the service on the original day.


The bulletin for the service can be found here.

March 14, 2021—4th Sunday in Lent

Mark 5: 21-34

What do we mean when we say God heals? That’s the change we’re looking at this week. Thanks for joining us for our virtual service.


The bulletin for the service can be found here.

3rd Sunday in Lent—March 7, 2021

Genesis 45:1-15

During Lent, we take time to examine our lives to see where we need God’s grace to bring change for us. This week, we look back to the story of Joseph and his brothers to hear how God’s grace can work on our relationships. Our reading for the week is Genesis 45:1-15.

The bulletin for the service can be found here.

2nd Sunday in Lent - February 28, 2021

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Through the season of Lent, we’ll be talking about the change God’s grace can have on our lives. To start out, we’re talking about the change of new life given to believers by the Holy Spirit. To do that, we looked at Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones.

The bulletin for this service can be found here.

Ash Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent)—February 21, 2021

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21; 1 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Joel 2:1-2, 12-17

Since we were all snowed in on Ash Wednesday, we observed the following Sunday as “Ash Sunday,” a chance for us to observe some of the traditions that help welcome us to the season of Lent.

Our sermon for this Sunday looks at one of the traditional readings for Ash Wednesday, from the book of the prophet Joel.

The bulletin for the service can be found here.

Transfiguration Sunday—February 14, 2021

Exodus 24:12-18, 1 Kings 19:9b-13, Mark 9:2-9

This week, we marked Transfiguration Sunday, the last Sunday before the start of Lent. Over the course of the service, we heard three Scripture readings in which people encounter God in a very direct, glorious way. Their stories show us what it means to meet God in our own lives.

This service was broadcast via StreamYard to Facebook for a virtual-only worship gathering on account of severe winter weather. The bulletin for the service (which we didn’t follow exactly) can be found here.

5th Sunday after Epiphany

Matthew 20:20-28

What does it mean to be great in Jesus’ Kingdom? Our Scripture reading today gives us an idea, and it’s not the answer most people would expect!

The bulletin for this service can be found here.

4th Sunday after Pentecost—January 31, 2021

Ezekiel 20:1-8a, 18-21

A prophet gives a harsh look at Israel’s history and calls the people to change their ways—what do his words say about our own stories? Find out in our sermon, Rebel/Repent, part of our 20:21 sermon series.

Please note: we had technical issues with out main live stream feed during this service. Our piano player, Dr. Sarah Roberts, started a stream from her phone once we realized there were problems—we’re presenting her video here. It includes almost the whole service, beginning during the opening prayer an d running through the postlude.

The bulletin for the service can be found here.

3rd Sunday after Epiphany—January 24, 2021

2 Kings 20:12-21

What happens when an ancient king starts leading his country down a path that God didn’t choose for them? How does that relate to us today? Today we’re talking about making sure the roads we pave for ourselves are in line with God’s will, continuing in our 20:21 sermon series. Please note: the video feed for this service froze around the 15.5 minute mark, but the audio is still there for the rest of the service.

The bulletin for this service can be found here.

2nd Sunday after Epiphany—January 17, 2021

Exodus 20:18-21

Today, we began our new 20:21 sermon series—as we enter this new year, we’ll be looking for wisdom around the 21st verse of the 20th chapter of some of the longer books of the Bible. This week, we look at a story from Exodus when the Israelites got a chance to draw near to God.

Baptism of the Lord Sunday—January 10, 2021

Mark 1:4-15

As we remember the story of Jesus’ baptism, we take time during this service to remember and give thanks for our own baptisms. We hope you’ll join us in this special reaffirmation of faith.

The bulletin for the service cane be found here.

2nd Sunday of Christmas (Epiphany Sunday)—January 3, 2021

Matthew 2:1-12 & Luke 2:22-40

This week, we wrapped up our Advent & Christmas series Waiting… with the story of Simeon, who was quite literally waiting in this life until he got the chance to meet Jesus. But Simeon’s wait isn’t the only remarkable thing about his story—we heard the words of his song, and the call it gives to the Church today.

The bulletin for this service can be found here.

1st Sunday of Christmas—December 27, 2020

Luke 2:8-20

For this first Sunday after the start of Christmastide, we have a special service of carols! We also take a look at the shepherds’ role in the Christmas story in our sermon.

This service was prerecorded and broadcast rather than live streamed. Since the words to prayers and songs are edited into the video, there is no bulletin for this week.

Christmas Eve—December 24, 2020

Luke 2:1-20

Join us as we remember the birth of Christ, who came to end the world’s wait for hope, love, joy, and peace.

The bulletin for this service can be found here.

4th Sunday of Advent—December 20, 2020

Luke 1:46-56

Mary’s wait for the coming of the Messiah looked a little different from the rest of the world’s since she was the one tasked with carrying Jesus and giving birth to him. But she was also waiting for God’s world-changing promises, just like the rest of us. Mary took up her part in the work, and so can we!

The bulletin for the service can be found here.

3rd Sunday of Advent—December 13, 2020

Luke 1:5-25

In addition to hearing the story of Elizabeth & Zechariah’s wait for a child (who would grow up to be John the Baptist), in this service we were also blessed with our annual Christmas cantata, a musical presentation by our choir and some guest musicians. We hope this music brings you some joy this Advent.

The bulletin for the service can be found here.

2nd Sunday of Advent—December 6, 2020

Isaiah 61

The people of Israel waited for hundreds of years for the promised servant of God. Today, we’ll look at one of the promises about God’s servant from the book of the prophet Isaiah. Even though the servant has come in Jesus, we’re still waiting for God’s power, too—what can their wait tell us about ours?

The bulletin for the service can be found here.

1st Sunday of Advent—November 29, 2020

Genesis 11:27-12:4

For the season of Advent, our sermon series, Waiting…, will be looking at some of the figures involved in the world’s wait for God’s promised messiah. This week, we’re going all the way back to the beginning of that wait, with a look at some of the promised made to the first patriarch of Israel, Abraham.

If you’d like to donate to Project Joy or to any of our other ministries, you can do so on our donation page.

The bulletin for the service can be found here.

Christ the King Sunday—November 22, 2020

John 19:1-16

On this final Sunday of the Christian year, we look at the promise of Jesus’ reign—the way he rules over all the world, and how he rules in our hearts. This annual festival reminds us that we’re only supposed to have one Ruler in our lives and makes us ask: who is our king?

You can find the bulletin for the service here.

November 15, 2020—24th Sunday after Pentecost

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

We’re back to online-only service for the time being, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t worship the Lord! Our service this week takes its cue from Paul’s advice to keep awake—how do we live our lives as we wait for Jesus to return?

One of our announcements this week was about Project Joy. You can find more information about that ministry here.

The bulletin for this week’s service can be found here.

23rd Sunday after Pentecost - November 8 (Redo)

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25

This video is a shortened version of this week’s service—unfortunately, our original video is unusable due to issues with our audio equipment. But we hope you’ll still get a chance to worship—this video includes some of this week’s hymns and prayers, as well as Pastor Trey’s sermon. The bulletin can be found here.

All Saints' Day—November 1, 2020

Revelation 7:7-17

On All Saints’ Day, we remember and give thanks for the lives of the faithful men and women who followed Christ in this life who have died and gone on to eternal life. This week at WUMC, it’s also the last Sunday of our series One ______ Under God. This week, we’re looking ahead at the unity we’ll experience with all the faithful around God’s heavenly throne.

The bulletin for the service can be found here.

21st Sunday After Pentecost—October 25, 2020

2 Chronicles 7:12-22

During this election season, it’s important to remember what exactly it means to say that we are One Nation Under God. We’ll look at a story from the reign of King Solomon to help us get a picture of what that looks like.

20th Sunday after Pentecost—October 18, 2020

John 17:20-26

We’re midway through our series that’s helping us take a look at the ways God calls us—draws us—together in spite of the way the world can feel so divisive. This week, we’re looking at the unity that God creates in the Church in our sermon One Church Under God.

19th Sunday after Pentecost—October 11, 2020

Genesis 10:1-32

We’re continuing our look at how God calls us to come together in the midst of a divisive, dividing world. This week, our reading calls us to think about the peoples of the world and what it means to say that we are all children of God.

The bulletin for the service can be found here.

18th Sunday After Pentecost—October 4, 2020

World Communion Sunday—John 6:47-59

World Communion Sunday seemed like a very fitting day to kick off our new sermon series, One ____________ Under God. For the next several weeks, we’ll be looking at some of the different ways God brings people together. Today, we looked at the unity that is created through Holy Communion.

17th Sunday after Pentecost—September 27, 2020

Philippians 2:1-13

This week, we read about an early Christian perspective on what it meant for Jesus to pour himself out for the sake of the world, and we talked about what that meant for our own lives as followers of Jesus. During this service, we also gave thanks for a birth in our congregation—that portion of the service can be found immediately following the sermon.

You can find the bulletin for the service here.

15th Sunday after Pentecost

Romans 14:1-12

This week, we take a look at what Paul had to say to Roman Christians when their church was struggling with disputes among members. What did he tell them then, and what do his words mean for us today?

14th Sunday after Pentecost—September 6, 2020

Matthew 18:15-22

On this Communion Sunday, we had a one last chance to sing a few more favorite old hymns from the Cokesbury hymnal, and we turned to the Gospel of Matthew for our Scripture reading. Our sermon, Finding Fault, is based on Matthew 18:15-20.

The bulletin for today’s service can be found here.

13th Sunday After Pentecost—August 30, 2020

Matthew 5:17-20

To wrap up our sermon series on the General Rules, we’re looking at what Jesus had to say about how his followers ought to regard the religious rules and structures of his own day. We hope you’ve found meaning in our Old Time Religion series this month!

If you’d like to donate toward Hurricane Laura relief, our annual Back to School offering, or to our churches ministries, you can do so here.

The bulletin for this service can be found here.

12th Sunday After Pentecost—August 23, 2020

Acts 2:37-42

This week, it’s time for a look at the third and final Methodist General Rule—Attend Upon God’s Ordinances as we continue in our Old Time Religion series. The order of service can be found here. If you’d like to read the full General Rules document, it can be found here.

11th Sunday after Pentecost—August 16, 2020

Colossians 3:12-17

We’re continuing this week in our Old Time Religion series in which we’re looking at our Methodist General Rules. This week’s focus is on the second of the three Rules: Do Good. The order of service for this week can be found here. If you’d like to read the full General Rules document, it can be found here.

10th Sunday after Pentecost—August 9, 2020

Romans 13:8-14

This was the second Sunday in our Old Time Religion series on our Methodist General Rules. Our sermon this week focused on the 1st rule: Do No Harm. The order of service can be found here. If you’d like to read the full General Rules document, it can be found here.

9th Sunday after Pentecost—August 2, 2020

Deuteronomy 6:1-9

This week, we’re beginning a look at one of the key parts of our Methodist heritage: the General Rules. These expectations for Christian living used to be a major part of how Methodists approached our faith, and for the month of August, we’ll be exploring what they can say about our life and faith today. This week’s sermon is an introduction to the General Rules. The order of service for can be found here.

8th Sunday after Pentecost—July 26, 2020

Romans 8:26-39

Part of life as a Christian is prayer: It’s a key way we connect with God, and we earnestly believe our prayers have an effect on us and on the world around us. In this week’s reading, Paul tells us that the Holy Spirit is involved in our prayers. We take a look at what that means in this week’s sermon. The order of service for this week can be found here.

7th Sunday after Pentecost—July 19, 2020

Romans 8:12-25

This week, we’re looking at Paul’s letter to the church at Rome, specifically the hope that Paul held for the followers of Jesus and for the whole world. If you’d like to follow along with the order of worship, which includes this week’s prayer list, you can find it here.

6th Sunday after Pentecost—July 12, 2020

Luke 13:10-17

This service brings our three-week series, Summertime Sabbath, to a close. To round the series out, we’re looking at one of the healings Jesus performed on a sabbath day, and what his actions say about the meaning of sabbath for his followers.

The bulletin for the service can be found here.

5th Sunday after Pentecost—July 5, 2020

Exodus 31: 12-17

We’re continuing in our Summertime Sabbath series with a look at one of the laws dealing with the Sabbath in the Old Testament. This week’s service also includes patriotic music, as it occurred the day after the 4th of July. It was also a communion Sunday, and the liturgy is included. Please note that Whitehouse UMC does not practice virtual or online communion.

The bulletin for the service can be found here.

4th Sunday after Pentecost—June 28, 2020

Mark 2:23-28

This week, we’re starting a three-week look at the idea of sabbath, God’s gift of a day of rest. To start out, we’re looking at what sabbath isn’t as a way of looking at the deeper truths about this gift.

The order of worship for this service can be found here.

3rd Sunday after Pentecost—June 21, 2020

Luke 11:1-13

The order of service can be found here.

2nd Sunday after Pentecost—June 14, 2020

Psalms 15 & 24

As our church—and congregations all over the country—start gathering together for worship again, we’re looking at two psalms that were used in ancient times as part of the ceremony of entering God’s Temple. Coming into God’s presence ought to remind us that our lives are supposed to be shaped by God’s grace.

The order of service can be found here.

Trinity Sunday (1st Sunday after Pentecost)—June 7, 2020

Genesis 1:1-2:4a

This week, we’re focusing on the wonderful truth that our God is known to us in Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, all sharing the essence of the one true God. Our Scripture passage takes us back to the creation of the universe, when the Three Persons of the Trinity worked together to bring about the world and everything in it.

The bulletin for this service can be found here.

Pentecost Sunday—May 31, 2020

Acts 2:1-21

It’s Pentecost! This last Sunday of Easter is the day we give thanks for the gift of the Holy Spirit. We hope this service helps you connect with the Spirit in your own life.

The order of service for Pentecost can be found here.

To hear the song for the special music, see the video below  this one!

"He Made the Difference" - Special Music from May 31 Service

sung by Willie Hadnot, Jr.

Here’s the song for the special music from the Pentecost service. Sorry for the technical glitch!

7th Sunday of Easter—May 24, 2020

Ascension Sunday—Acts 1:1-11

It’s Ascension Sunday! This is the day we remember Jesus’ departure from Earth, which set the stage for the beginning of the Church’s ministry. This service also marks United Methodist Heritage Sunday and the Memorial Day weekend.

The order of service can be found here.

6th Sunday of Easter—May 17, 2020

Matthew 28:16-20

This week, we’re talking about the Great Commission, Jesus’ final instructions to the disciples. What does it mean for us to share in the same commission that was given to them almost 2,000 years ago?

The expanded order of service for this week can be found here.

5th Sunday of Easter—May 10, 2020

John 21:15-25

Picking up right where we left off this week, we’re seeing what Jesus had to say to Peter during the post-resurrection appearance at the Sea of Galilee. Also, our service includes a special prayer litany for Mother’s Day, which you can find in the video after the sermon.

If you’d like to follow along with our order of worship, it can be found here.

4th Sunday of Easter—May 3, 2020

John 21:1-14

Our service this week continues our look at Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances. Please note: during our live stream, we had several technical issues. This video is an edited-together version of the usable portions of that live stream. Everything included in the order of service (which can be found here) is included in the service.

3rd Sunday of Easter - April 26, 2020

John 20:19-31

Today we’re looking at another one of the times Jesus appeared to his disciples after his resurrection. It’s the story of Thomas, who doubt and fears might speak to us just a bit during this season of quarantine.

An expanded order of worship can be found here.

2nd Sunday of Easter - April 19, 2020

Luke 24:13-35

We continue the Easter story by looking at what happened in the evening of the day Jesus rose from the dead. This service was pre-recorded; we’ll be back to our usual live stream format next week!

If you’d like to follow along with the order of service, it can be found here.

Resurrection Sunday - April 12, 2020

Happy Easter!

Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, on this frist Sunday of the Easter season! If you’d like to follow along with the order of service, a pdf version can be found at:

http://whitehouseumc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Order-of-Service-for-April-12-2020.pdf

Good Friday - April 10, 2020

On Good Friday, we remember the death of Jesus Christ. Our service this year is a contemplative version of the Tenebrae (“Shadows” or “Darkness”) – you’ll hear the story of Jesus’ last hours, with time between passages for you to spend time thinking about what that story means for you and your life.

If you’d like to follow along with the order of service, if can be found at

http://whitehouseumc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Good-Friday-2020-Order-of-Service.pdf

Maundy Thursday - April 9, 2020

Holy Wednesday - April 8, 2020

Holy Tuesday - April 7, 2020

Holy Monday - April 6, 2020

April 5, 2020

March 29, 2020