Jul. 10, 2022
WELCOME TO LIVERPOOL FIRST UMC - where something new is happening! Sunday Worship is at 10:00 am followed by Coffee and Conversation We begin a new thing – NOT a new ministry, but in some ways – a new church. Pastor Ray begins a small series on the Book of Colossians titled “Life in Christ”. Living in Christ is to be like Christ. Yet, it must be noted we don’t always feel prepared to be like Christ. Maybe we are lacking confidence, security, or strength. Perhaps we just don't feel up to it. Well, if you feel 'unable' consider the songbirds who stir from their slumber. Like so many of God’s creatures, these birds sing – because they already could. They were prepared before they thought to open their beaks. They were given the gifts, empowered with the will, and led by their affinity to God. They were inspired and clued in by recognizing God beginning a new day. In Colossians, the apostle Paul reminds us of the supremacy and sufficiency of Christ. He could be considered as saying, "Forget how you feel! Wake! Open your eyes! See the rising of the sun. Sing out the song you have been prepared to sing, It’s in you – you already have it!" Let’s begin our Life in Christ! Thank you, Jesus! Come as you are and explore. YOU ARE WELCOME!