United Methodist Church
A Continuing Faith Community since 1844
Welcome to Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Here you will find a unique church family growing together in faith through worship, service, and fellowship. We are a congregation of mostly older adults, many of whom have been transplanted from other parts of the country to be near grandchildren and retire in this area, sharing friendships and community rooted in faith in Jesus Christ.
WORDS OF NOT SO MUCH WISDOM
June 2, 2023
Message from Pastor Jean
Scripture: Hebrews 9:28
So, Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will
appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who
are waiting for him.
Words of Not Much Wisdom
I totally spaced that today is Friday, and that Susie needs my “. . . Wisdom”
It’s been a strange week, full of the Memorial holiday, overnight guests, and a
small case of Covid. Not any good excuses, but as usual, it is easy to get distracted
from the things I should be doing by the things that seem to be making the most noise.
I’m fine, just feel like I have a bad cold, and need a cup of tea. Be back to church on
June 11th. Five days of quarantine, or as a friend described it, “five days of imposed
naps and reading.” I’m also water flowers and washing the kitchen curtains.
Waiting does not mean being without activity, but it does mean making good choices about
activities in which to be employed. It’s a time to separate the noise from
I think in part, that is what the scripture is about. We are called to wait for the Lord to
return. We don’t have any particulars on the time, we are told to just wait. But still, we are
to be employed in the business of faithfulness to Jesus Christ. We are called to help
our family, friends and neighbors separate the noise from the music that they may hear
the love and grace of Jesus Christ. And that my friend, is worth waiting for.
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