Easter Eve Vigil (Holy Saturday)

Throughout the centuries, Easter Eve has been a day where the church invites people to to pray about the hurt in our lives and world. Will you join us for an Easter Eve Vigil? What: Easter Eve Vigil When: Saturday, April 15, 7:00 P.M. Where: St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 4780 E 126th Street, Carmel, IN. Childcare […]

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Out of the Ashes

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the season of preparation that leads up to Easter. Scores of Christians will get get the mark of the Cross on their foreheads with ashes. The ashes remind us that we are mortal, that we are dust and to dust we will return. They also are a sign of […]

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8:26 Prayer

Romans 8:26 says, “In the same way, the Spirit comes to help our weakness. We don’t know what we should pray, but the Spirit himself pleads our case with unexpressed groans.” We may feel weak. We may not know what to pray. But when we pause to pray, the Spirit of Jesus gives us a […]

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The JOY Challenge

Initially, we called this “The BUT Challenge” (inspired by this video). We wanted to do something over the Lenten Season, the season of preparation for Easter, to actively challenge the BUTs that keep us from being committed followers of Jesus. (BUT I don’t know where to start. I will eventually BUT I need to get this or […]

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My wife ordered checks this past week. You know, the perforated paper ones that come in a book. I hear they were super hip some time ago. We had just finished this series called Treasure based on Jesus’ words in Matthew 6. Jesus says, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” I mean, It was […]

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10 Quotes about Listening

On Sunday, we talked about how listening is maybe the most important thing we can do in order to share God’s story of redemption. So… 1. “When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a […]

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