Worship Companion – May 22 2022



Worship Companion – May 15 2022

Breakfast with Jesus
Something about it sounds really appealing. Every new day, and every new start should begin with Jesus. It’s even better when you read our passage from scripture today and find out that Jesus even provides breakfast. You may have heard that there is no such thing as a free lunch, but by the time we’ve reached the end of the gospel account sin the Bible we’ve seen Jesus give out free breakfast, lunch, and supper!
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Worship Companion – May 8 2022

Happy Mother’s Day!
 
We are excited to celebrate Mothers together this week! Many of us have different stories about our mothers. We’ve known some of them well, connected with them deeply, and come to appreciate them as some of the most formative people God has placed in our lives. While, for others, a mother may have been someone unknown to them, whether by circumstances or by choices that were made. No matter what your story is, every woman has the capacity in her to be a spiritual mother, a role model, and an example of God’s gracious and redemptive power at work in the lives of his children.
 
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Worship Companion – May 1 2022

From within the storyline of Easter a new story is emerging – the grand epic of “the Church.” We, too, are going to embark of several weeks of discovering God’s plans for us as a church as we examine the first events that birthed the age of Christ and His Church on earth.
 

Emmaus Road – From The Missional Network – -post by Alan Roxburgh

 
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We’ll considering several important questions about this passage as it relates to the growing community of the early church:
 
1. Do you see any significance in the numbers– Jesus met with two and formed a group of three?
2. What were the two doing on their own? Where do you think they were going, why?
3. Why do the 2 run back to join the 11 afterward?
4. Who do you have in your life that you can talk about spiritual things with – deep questions, longings, and hopes?
5. How many different groupings of people can you find referenced in this story? How do these groups parallel groups we can have in our own lives? 
 
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The Theme in Art:
 

The Road to Emmaus – Robert Zund

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Worship Companion – Easter 2022

Easter Week at UTMC
 
Title: Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane [Click for larger image view]

Title: Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane Date: 1430-1435 Artist: Giovanni, di Paolo, approximately 1403-approximately 1482



Worship Companion – April 10 2022

Happy Palm Sunday!
This week we’ve got a great selection of resources to help you prepare for Easter and contemplate our Palm Sunday scriptures.
 
Title: Entry of Christ into Jerusalem [Click for larger image view]

Notes: Wilhelm Morgner, a German Expressionist painter, trained for the clergy, although he quickly turned to painting as his calling. His close identification with Jesus Christ manifested itself in works that expressed his powerful understanding of the Passion, exemplified here by his color-saturated vision of the Entry into Jerusalem. Sadly, he died a young man, one of millions, on the fields of Flanders during World War I. Still, his discipline to his work left enough paintings to allow reflection upon the creative response to a deep faith and love of Jesus Christ. Date: 1912 Artist: Morgner, Wilhelm, 1891-1917



Worship Companion – April 3 2022

Last week was the first of a two part series focused on life in the community of a local church. We focused exclusively on money and giving last week, mostly because it is a difficult subject to talk about in churches. This week, we are expanding our focus to include all the elements of our UTMC membership covenant, which is based on the guidelines laid out by our denomination, the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada.
 

The Harvesters, by Pieter Bruegel the Elder



Worship Companion – March 27 2022

The month of March is passed and so is the “Story of Israel” series. Wow. I had an awesome time reviewing our family history with you all, and seeing how the story all points toward Jesus filled me with hope for what God is doing and will still do in the world. 
 

Spring Crocuses – Pastor Nate’s house



Worship Companion – March 20 2022

Welcome to our final week of the series “The Story of Israel.”
 
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Peter Confesses Jesus is the Christ Find more beautiful church art like this at https://paramentics.com/art/the-confession-of-peter



Worship Companion – March 13 2022