Posts from April 2020 (Page 2)

Posts from April 2020 (Page 2)

The Festival of God’s Creation

What is the Festival of God’s Creation? What’s the purpose? What should our church do? Watch the video and respond to Liliana Mariano with your 6 ideas to help care for the earth.

3:16 Devotion April 18, 2020

A prayer meditation for Easter. It’s a good time to pray for the world and for ourselves. A combination of spoken word, video, Bible Scripture and music.

3:16 Devotion April 17, 2020

When the seriousness of the Covid-19 virus became more apparent and everything began to shut down, I was having a conversation with my daughter about the reality of life we were experiencing and just how scary the situation was and what something like this could really mean for life as we know it.  Her only other such dangerous and frightening experience of life was the event of 9/11.  At the time she was in high school, and although recognizing the…

3:16 Devotion April 16, 2020

The most significant impact of COVID-19 is the grinding halt of our previous lives. We were a people on the go, filling our days with what seemed like endless activities and appointments. Now people are home, either working, teaching their kids or just spending time together. One question that is asked frequently is “where is God in this?” Did He let this happen or why did He let it happen? Our current situation made me think of the Old Testament…

Worship Sunday April 19, 2020

During this time of social distancing, we invite you to worship with us online. Join us Sundays beginning at 9 am via our YouTube channel: genesisumccary. Be encouraged by the Biblical centered message delivered by Pastor Craig Ham. At Genesis, you will find hope, love, purpose and community.  We welcome you! This week Pastor Craig begins a sermon series “The Great Life”. You were created to live a great life, but don’t be fool by imitations. There’s nothing wrong with…

3:16 Devotion – April 15, 2020

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV COVID-19 is called a novel virus. “Novel” is a fancy way to say we know nothing, or very little, about it. We don’t truly know how it is passed around. We don’t know how to cure it. We are not sure if masks are effective or not. We don’t know…

3:16 Devotion April 14, 2020

“Pray this way for kings and all others who are in authority, so we can live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, for he wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.” I stopped watching the news a few days ago. I get really enraged with the blame game most politicians display, and the scarce disposition to cooperate with each other in making sure we are safe in…

3:16 Devotion April 13, 2020

Dear God, We are thankful for so much, and you know this. We are thankful you created such a dazzling and fantastic world; you really have.  Everything we say and do is because of you. Thank you for our families, our pets and thank you for protecting them and healing them. God thank you for me. Thank you for creating me and keeping me safe.  Thank you for our friends and their families.  Please continue to heal them.  Thank you for the…

3:16 Devotion April 11, 2020

And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. () This passage on 2 Kings tells about the time Elisha was counseling Israel when they became attacked by its enemies. The king’s forces arrived and surrounded Elisha and his servant. Elisha’s servant became upset and fearful but Elisha was not upset. In fact, he was quite calm.…

3:16 Devotion April 10, 2020

Good Friday is a day to pause to consider the sufferings, death and burial of our Lord. Marla Ham shares a musical devotion today “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of glory died,my richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast save in the death of Christ, my God!All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice…

Virtual Adult Christian Education

Join an Adult Sunday School Class Connect, Learn and Feel Love from God and our church family! Watch a video or read scripture, then have weekly discussions via Zoom. The following classes will be starting soon….choose a study and meeting time, then email the class facilitator for Study log ins and Zoom invites before the date of the first class!! §  Hands of Hope   (begins 4/12)             “The Power of Jesus’ Names” by Tony Evans             Video + Zoom Discussion – Sundays at 10:10 am             Led…

3:16 Devotion April 9, 2020

There are 365 verses in the Bible that talk about fear.  Fear is the devil trying to come into your heart. He wants to make you lose focus on God. We have to remember to keep our eyes on our Heavenly Father.  He protects us.  When I feel scared, I take a deep breath and remind myself to keep my eyes on God. One of the ways that helps me is to draw or write out Bible verses, or practice…

3:16 Devotion April 8, 2020

“Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.” Researching on the Internet about these novel emotions that I am feeling due to the pandemic and the quarantine, I discovered an article from the Harvard Business Review called “The Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief” by Scott Barinato. According to the article we are collectively suffering of anticipatory grief. It says, “Anticipatory grief is the mind going to the future and imagining…

3:16 Devotion April 7, 2020

“Christ, be with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit,Christ where I arise, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.Salvation is of the Lord.”– A portion of St. Patrick’s Breastplate…

Holy Week Worship

Holy week is a time for us to reflect on Jesus’ journey to the cross, beginning with his triumphal entry into Jerusalem and concluding with his lonely trek from the Upper Room through Gethsemane and ultimately to Calvary and the empty tomb. Holy Week services will be different than any year we’ve known before. We are blessed by the technology that allows us to worship virtually from our homes. Genesis worship services will be held online via our YOUTUBE channel:…