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  February 2020  
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Upper Room Daily Reflections
  • FUMC dressed for Christmas complete with snow.
  • To God be the Glory
  • Winter Beauty, courtesy of our Lord; and photo credit to Rev. Ray.
  • Resurrection Cross 2015
  • Ready for Advent - First Sunday
  • Ready for the Advent - Second Sunday
  • Third Sunday of Advent
  • Our beautiful Sanctuary - Ordinary Days
  • A Light Unto the World
  • I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
  • Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind......
  • Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
  • For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
  • On the glorious splendor of Your majesty And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
  • The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
  • Pat & Ray
  • Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
  • Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying,"I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."
  • God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
  • Summer is Beautiful at FUMC
  • The Covered Bridge in our beautiful city.

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.”  1 Timothy 2:1-3

It is President’s Day, the day set aside to honor the legacies of all our American presidents. Over the years each president has been judged with divided opinions. Many have been men who have looked to God for strength and guidance; all have needed the prayers of the people, and the help of God.

The Bible calls for believers to pray for our leaders. To do so isn’t agreeing with them but obeying our Lord. We pray for the president because that is best for our nation. If it goes well with the nation; then it is well for us (See Jeremiah 29: 7). We pray because we still believe that this is our Father’s world, and that He is ruler yet. It is God who has the final say in what happens to America.

The torch of prayer has been handed to us by past generations; we must not let the flame die out on our watch.  This nation has been blessed with a heritage of people who have called out to God on bended knees. Through wars, depression, epidemics of disease, and many other critical times God’s people stood up to them, and came through them by faith. Today the responsibility for praying belongs to us, if we don’t, who will?

In the Kingdom of God we find truth.  Here there is no fight about if He is right or wrong, but will we call Christ Lord, and do the things He says.  Paul urged us to pray for those in authority, as he did.  One thing is certain: all the divisions that are going on these days are not good for any of us; we can begin to agree to pray.  “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked way, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

After all, “Kings and kingdom will all pass away, but there is something about the name of Jesus.”

Rev Ray, Grace and Peace


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FUMC of Elizabethton, TN
325 East E Street
Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643
Phone (423)543-3505
Regular Schedule  
  • Worship Service
    – 9:55 AM
  • Sunday School
    – 11:20 AM
  • 4:12 Youth Ministries Jr. High - Grades 6 thru 8
    – 4:10 PM to 5:30 PM
  • 4:12 Youth Ministries Sr. High - Grades 9 thru 12
    – 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Bible Study
    – 6:00 PM
  • Coolagers (grades K - 5th)
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Life Lessons in the Fellowship Hall
    – 6:00 PM
  • Chancel Choir Practice
    – 7:00 PM
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