Worship This Sunday: Bringing It to the Heart of God

How we deal with loss and sadness is crucial – crucial to our relationship with God and with others. Some choose to try and find healing through denial or distraction; and when they do, the healing they long for never comes.

The only way we can truly recover from loss is by bringing that pain into the presence of the One who knows our grief and sorrow. Healing comes when we open up and connect ourselves to the heart of God -and the way we do that is through prayer.

This Sunday in our three worship services we will be discovering how prayer brings us into the presence of our Heavenly Father and how being in His presence brings the healing our hearts long for.

I will be bringing the message at the 8:45 and 11:00 services, and will be using 2 Samuel 1:17-27 as my Scripture reference. Pastor Whit will be speaking at the 8:55 Alive! service, and his
text will be 1 Kings 19:11-13.

We look forward to being with you in worship, and we encourage you to bring someone you know that is in need of God’s healing.

Because He first loved us,

Pastor Steve

KinderMart is Coming

The Fall/Winter Sale will be held on KindermartFriday, Sept. 18, 9:30 AM to 7PM; and Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 AM to Noon. Shoppers can save big on children’s clothes, coats, toys, baby gear, strollers, car seats, books and much more. Many items half price on Saturday. No strollers from 9:30-11:00 AM on Friday. For more info, visit www.kindermartsale.com.

Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

The Inquirer’s Class is for new members and newcomers visiting Smyrna First UMC. It provides information on how to get plugged in at the church and prepares you to make an informed decision regarding membership at Smyrna First. The next Inquirer’s Class will be held each Sunday morning, September 20 through October 18, at 10 AM in Room A105. For more info, contact Alan Nicely at anicely@smyrnafumc.org or ext. 259.