March 28, 2020

Hello Everyone,

Grace and peace to all of you!

I hope this finds everyone staying safe and doing well!  Thank you for viewing and sharing the worship we recorded last week with so many people.  Now is the time for us to continue sharing the hope we have in God with those around us.  May we continue to shine and share the love of Christ in all that we do!

We have recorded worship for this Sunday, March 29, 2020.  I want to thank everyone who has helped us in this process of learning to share our time of worship on Facebook, the website and on YouTube.  The audio has been recorded and will be available for our homebound members.  We’ve learned so much and thank God for helping us share time with you in worship.  The worship will be available on the following links:

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1541639649329926                                              

Website: www.mtgileadumchurch.org/

YouTube: Link to video coming soon

I want to encourage you to remain faithful to pray as we continue walking through the coming days and weeks.  May we all connect our hearts with the heart of God. I’m reminded of the following quote on prayer from Corrie Ten Boom, “Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”  May prayer be our steering wheel as we continue through this pandemic so filled with anxiety and fear.

Isaiah 41: 10  “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

If you have concerns or needs, please let us know.  When you have some free time call someone and check on them.  Together we remain united as the body of Christ as we take one day, one step, one moment at a time.  

Be safe, and trust in God’s abiding presence as we go through these uncertain times.  May your hearts be encouraged and may we be united through Jesus, our Good Shepherd. 

Blessings,

Pastor Dennis

“Casting the Good News”
Mt. Gilead UMC
935 Windy Hill Road
Shermans Dale, PA   17090
(717-582-7905       mtgileadumc@comcast.net

 

 

March 26, 2020

Hello Everyone!

Grace and peace to all of you as we continue trusting God and faithfully pray for one another.  As I receive emails, texts, and see what people have uploaded to Facebook, I sense the fear and anxiety many of us have as we walk through these uncertain times.  I see how many have been laid off from their jobs.  Some who were expecting to have procedures or tests at the hospital, now have to wait.  Those in the hospitals and care facilities are not allowed to have family or friends visit.  Those who work in our grocery stores and hospitals continue to carefully work to meet and care for our needs.  Often,  I am moved to prayer . . . but . . . how do I pray when sometimes the words won’t come?

Thanks to a phone conversation I went searching and found the following verse . . .

“God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10: 13

My friends, may we faithfully pray as we place our trust in God.  May we be encouraged in knowing that God will guide us through this time.  May our hope be in Jesus who brings us the Victory as we walk by faith and not by sight.  In the coming days . . .

. . . May we faithfully shine and share the love of God in all that we do. 

. . . May we continue to encourage and reach out to those who are most vulnerable to the Corona Virus through a phone call to see if they have any needs.  Let them know

someone cares.

. . . May we continue to faithfully pray for God to bring an end to the virus.

. . . May we faithfully pray for one another, our neighbors, our medical providers, care givers, the elderly, our children and youth, and our government leaders.

. . . May we continue to faithfully give and pray for the mission and ministry of Mt. Gilead.  Giving may be done by mail to the church at 935 Windy Hill Road, Shermans Dale, 

PA 17090.

I look forward to when we can worship and fellowship together.  May we all find comfort in knowing the faithfulness of our God whose love unites us together!

Blessings,

Pastor Dennis McCleary

“Casting the Good News”
Mt. Gilead UMC
935 Windy Hill Road
Shermans Dale, PA   17090
(717-582-7905       mtgileadumc@comcast.net

 

March 18, 2020

Greetings Everyone,

Grace and peace to you on this day that our God of HOPE has given to us.  We are going through a time when many are filled with fear over the COVID-19 pandemic. 
God said,
“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41: 10

Indeed, our lives have been affected by what is happening.  In the midst of the panic and fear we are reminded that OUR GOD IS WITH US, AND WILL BE WITH US, as we remain faithful. Together may we faithfully connect our hearts with the heart of God through prayer.

For the next two weeks we will be suspending all activities at Mt. Gilead through March 31.  This includes Worship, Calvary Adventurers, Bible Study, Sunday School, Lenten Meal and Study, Prayer and Healing Service, Prayer Retreat, etc.  This is a journey of Lent like many of us have never experienced before.  A time of embracing the blessing of being a Child of God. 

. . . May we faithfully shine and share the love of God in all that we do. 

. . . May we continue to encourage and reach out to those who are most vulnerable to the Corona Virus through a phone call to see if they have any needs. 

. . . May we continue to faithfully pray for God to bring an end to the virus.

. . . May we faithfully pray for one another, our neighbors, our medical providers, care givers, the elderly, our children and youth, and our government leaders.

. . . May we continue to faithfully give to the mission and ministry of the church.  Giving may be done by mail or dropped off at the church office. 
Office hours:    Monday 9:00 – 1:00      Wednesday 9:00 – 1:00

May we find hope and cling to God’s words to Joshua in preparing to cross the flooding Jordan,
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.  Be strong and courageous.” 
Joshua 1: 5, 6

We are hoping to be able to record a time of worship that you will be able to access on our Facebook www.facebook.com/MtGileadUMC/ and our Website www.mtgileadumchurch.org/.
  
We also hope to have some different prayer reminders every few days going out on our email prayer chain.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Dennis