Easter Sunday: To Live Threatened with Resurrection

We run from our souls. Our dreams. Our hopes. Our identity. We run from joy, peace, wonder, and beauty. Father Richard Rohr says, “Resurrection offers us a future. One that is unknown and thus scary.” So, we cling to the familiar even if it harms us or no longer serves us or society. “It is easier to gather our energy around death, pain, and potential problems than around love, joy, and new life.” What do we hold on to? What do we cling to? Can we let go and enter into new life?

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SERVICES

SUNDAY WORSHIP

  • 10:30 a.m. in-person worship. Please wear a mask.

Announcements

  • Short all church meeting after our 10:30 gathering.
  • Wednesday, Art class (beading) at 10:00 A.M.
  • Friday, Yoga with Silvia at 9:30 A.M.
  • Jennifer and I will be going to her mom’s memorial in Nebraska next week. Dr. Jennifer Essary from the Cortez UMC will provide the message.

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RECONCILING STATEMENT

1 John 4:19 “We Love because God first loved us.”

As a reconciling congregation, Mancos United Methodist Church prayerfully strives to live in community with open hearts, open minds, and open doors. We affirm that each person is of sacred worth.  We believe that all people are God’s children, created in God’s image, loved and blessed equally by Christ; so, we seek to be a fully inclusive church. We welcome and encourage full participation of all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identification, race, gender, marital status, family structure, faith origin, economic or educational background, and physical or mental ability. While there are differences among us, we do not seek to erase them but to journey together in faithful love toward greater understanding and mutual respect.