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   September 2019   
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Upper Room Daily Reflections
  • 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
  • FUMC dressed for Christmas complete with snow.
  • To God be the Glory
  • 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.
  • Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.
  • 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 am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last."  Revelation 22:13.
It was Garrison Keillor who said, "When the world goes temporarily to the dogs, cats must learn to be circumspect, walk on fences, sleep in trees, and have faith that all this woofing isn’t the last word.” 

When asked how his wife was doing, the man answered, "She's in a bad way."  I knew what he was saying: that she was very sick, and having a hard time. Many would agree that things are in a bad way.  In Noah's day it was written that, "The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time."  What is He seeing today?

It seems like a good time to dust off the old hymn that says, "In times like these you need a Savior.  In times like these you need an anchor; be very sure, be very sure -Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!  This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He's the One..."  We have a choice: to anchor up to the Rock of Ages, or anchor down to shifting sand.

"When the world goes temporarily to the dogs, cats must learn to be circumspect, walk on fences, sleep in trees, have faith that all this woofing isn’t the last word."  That is good advice for those who are trying to live right in a world gone wild.  Learn to be cautious.  Jesus told us to be wise as serpents, yet harmless as doves.  Walk on Fences, or stay above the rat-race; and sleep in trees (Rest having confidence in God).  Last of all remember that all this woofing isn't the last word.  Jesus had the first word, and He will have the last.

Grace and Peace,  Rev Ray


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325 East E Street
Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643
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  • Worship Service
    – 9:55 AM
  • Sunday School
    – 11:20 AM
  • 4:12 Youth Ministries Jr. High - Grades 6 thru 8
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    – 6:00 PM
  • Chancel Choir Practice
    – 7:00 PM
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