Glidden’s Worship Schedule August 6 and 13th

Due to the Sesquicentennial and Pastor Lorinda’s vacation, worship times and locations at Glidden UMC will be different than usual August 6 and 13th:

On August 6, worship will be an ecumenical service at the football field at 10:30, part of the sesquicentennial celebration.

On August 13, we will worship at First Presbyterian Church of Glidden (309 Idaho) at 9:00 a.m.

On August 20, worship will be back in our building at 10:30 as usual.

Lohrville and Lanesboro UMC worship times will not change on these dates.

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July 30: Called to be Faithful

July 30, 2017:  Called to be Faithful

 

Discussion Questions

How do you respond when others don’t believe you?

Do you get discouraged when your attempts to invite people to worship or to share your faith seem to have little effect?

How did Paul respond to such disappointments?

 

Acting on the Word

Invite someone to worship, or speak with someone about what Jesus and your faith mean to you.

 

Daily Readings

Sunday:        Acts 21:17-36 (Riot in the Temple)

Monday:       Acts 23:12-22 (Plot to kill Paul)

Tuesday:      Acts 23:23-35; Acts 24:24-27 (Paul and Felix)

Wednesday:  Acts 25:1-12 (Paul appeals to the emperor)

Thursday:     Acts 26:19-32 (Paul before Agrippa)

Friday:         Acts 27:9-44 (Shipwrecked on Malta)

Saturday:      Acts 28:17–31 (Paul in Rome/End of Acts)

 

How does Paul remain faithful in the midst of these events?  How does he continue to witness to Jesus?

 

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July 23: Called to Give

July 23, 2017:  Called to Give

 

Discussion Questions

When was a time that someone gave you something you needed?

How does it feel when you give to others?

Did your family talk about tithing or giving to God’s work when you were growing up?

How do you give to God?

 

Acting on the Word

Give to a new mission project this week.  Some ideas:  buy items for an Ingathering kit; sponsor a missionary; give to the Iowa Annual Conference’s disaster relief fund.  If you aren’t sure how, or what to pick, ask Pastor Lorinda.

 

Daily Readings

Sunday:        2 Corinthians 9:1-15

Monday:      1 Corinthians 16:1-4

Tuesday:      2 Corinthians 2:8-15

Wednesday: Philippians 4:15-20

Thursday:     Acts 19:1-10

Friday:         Acts 20:1-12

Saturday:      Acts 20:17-24

(Sun-Wed): What do these passages say about giving?

(Thurs-Sat): How is God at work through Paul and his companions?

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Called to Love

July 16, 2017:  Called to Love

 

Discussion Questions

Have you heard/read 1 Corinthians 13 before?  In what contexts?

Which of the “love is…” characteristics are easiest for you to live out?  Which are the hardest for you to live out?

Which of the “love is not…” characteristics are you most prone to?  Why?

 

Acting on the Word

Chose one aspect of what love is or is not (according to 1 Corinthians 13) and find a way each day to either live it out (for a “love is..” aspect) or to set it aside (for a “love is not…” aspect)

 

Daily Readings

Sunday:      1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Monday:     1 Corinthians 8:1-13

Tuesday:     2 Corinthians 5:14-19

Wednesday: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13

Thursday:    Galatians 5:13-33

Friday:        Ephesians 3:14-21

Saturday:    Ephesians 4:12-16

 

What do these passages say about Christian love?  How can you live into them more deeply?

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Called to Suffer

July 9, 2017:  Called to Suffer

 (Called to Suffer not in the sense that God causes suffering or wants people to suffer.  Rather, that following the call often results in others who reject Jesus persecuting followers and causing suffering.  Christians are called to persevere in the faith and in their calling despite the suffering that sometimes results when others oppose us)

Discussion Questions

What are some of your favorite hymns?  Why?

Describe a time you felt trapped or under threat.

What got you through it?

 

Acting on the Word

Take time each day to sing a song or pray a Psalm.  Work at memorizing a song or a Psalm, so that you can sing or pray it in times of anxiety.

 

Daily Readings

Sunday:          Acts 16:16-40  

Monday:         Acts 15:36-16:5

Tuesday:         Acts 16:6-15

Wednesday:    Acts 16:16-24

Thursday:       Acts 16:25-40

Friday:           Philippians 1:12-17

Saturday:        2 Corinthians 1:8-11

 

What do you learn about Paul in these passages?

What kinds of obstacles or resistance does Paul face?

 

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Traveling

July 2, 2017:  Called to Go

 

Discussion Questions

Do you enjoy traveling and visit new places?  Why or why not?

What is the most meaningful trip you’ve taken?

Have you ever had the sense that God was calling you to go somewhere?

If so, how did you respond?

 

Acting on the Word

Go someplace new this week: a new restaurant, store, park, or town.  Pay attention to the people you see there.  Greet everyone you see, and try to learn at least one person’s name and something about them.

 

Daily Readings

Sunday:         Acts 11:27-30; 12:24-13:4

Monday:        Acts 13:4-12

Tuesday:       Acts 13:13-31

Wednesday:   Acts 13:31-43

Thursday:      Acts 13:44-14:7

Friday:          Acts 14:8-20

Saturday:       Acts 14:21-28

 

Where does Saul travel to? How does he serve God in the places he visits?  (You may want to consult the map on the back of the Scripture insert.)

 

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Encouragement

June 25, 2017:  Called to Encourage

 

Discussion Questions

Who has served the role of Barnabas (an encourager) in your life?

How did they encourage you?

How did Barnabas encourage Paul?

How did Barnabas encourage the followers of Jesus in Antioch?

 

Acting on the Word

Encourage someone each day this week.

 

Daily Readings

Sunday:          Acts 11:19-25

Monday:         Acts 4:32-37

Tuesday:         Acts 9:26-30

Wednesday:    Acts 12:24-13:3

Thursday:       Acts 15:1-4

Friday:           Acts 15:35-41

Saturday:        Acts 11:19-25

 

What do you learn about Barnabas in each day’s reading?

How was God at work in Barnabas?

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