First Sunday of Advent – 11/29/20

Stuck In Advent – Isaiah 64.1-9Available HereTo support Cokesbury financially, you can give online here: http://cokesburyumc.church/about/ GATHERING Prayer:Lord, may you now let us this year once more approach the light, celebration, and strange wonder of the Advent season that eventually brings us face to face with the greatest thing there is: your love, with which you … [Read more…]

Christ The King Sunday – 11/22/20

King Jesus – Matthew 25.31-46Available HereTo support Cokesbury financially, you can give online here: http://cokesburyumc.church/about/ GATHERING Prayer:Lord, help us claim to be Christ for one another, defeating the loneliness in which sin cannot help but clothe us. So freed, make us neighbors for one another. In the pain, in our fear of being out of control, … [Read more…]

24th Sunday After Pentecost – 11/15/20

How Odd Of God – Matthew 25.14-30Available HereTo support Cokesbury financially, you can give online here: http://cokesburyumc.church/about/ GATHERING Prayer:Lord, you see us and hear us. You know us, each and every one of us, better than we know ourselves. You love us, even though we truly have not deserved it. You have helped us, are helping … [Read more…]

23rd Sunday After Pentecost – 11/8/20

The Waiting Game – Matthew 25.1-13Available HereTo support Cokesbury financially, you can give online here: http://cokesburyumc.church/about/ GATHERING Prayer:Lord, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in why your Son came to visit us in great … [Read more…]

22nd Sunday After Pentecost – 11/1/20

The Most Important Election In History – Matthew 23.1-12Available HereTo support Cokesbury financially, you can give online here: http://cokesburyumc.church/about/ GATHERING Prayer:Lord, foolish we are, believing that we can rule ourselves by picking the different people to ruleover us. That desire is part of who we are. That is: sinners. Help us, then, not to think it … [Read more…]

21st Sunday After Pentecost – 10/25/20

Making The Familiar Strange – Matthew 22.34-46Available HereTo support Cokesbury financially, you can give online here: http://cokesburyumc.church/about/ GATHERING Prayer:Lord, we come before you not knowing who we are. We strut our stuff, trying to impress others with our self-confidence. In the process we hope to be what we pretend. Save us from such pretense, that we … [Read more…]

20th Sunday After Pentecost – 10/18/20

The Problem Of Not Having A Problem – Matthew 22.15-22Available HereTo support Cokesbury financially, you can give online here: http://cokesburyumc.church/about/ GATHERING Prayer:Lord, we come before you again with the heartfelt prayer that you accept us, that you allow us no rest until we come to rest in you; that you fight both against us and for … [Read more…]

19th Sunday After Pentecost – 10/11/20

Gentle As A Lamb – Philippians 4.1-9PhilippiansAvailable HereTo support Cokesbury financially, you can give online here: http://cokesburyumc.church/about/ GATHERING Prayer:Lord, you find us gathered at this time in this way to speak and to hear your Word. But how should this happen? You know just what sort of people we are, and we know it too. Before … [Read more…]