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U Matters - 9 January 2020

by Pastor Michele on January 09, 2020

Yesterday marked the 730th day of praying the prayer: “Lord, change me and use me. Lord, change Union Church and use Union Church. Amen.” Daily, for the past two years, people have been praying this prayer on the prayer chain. Thank you, Charles Caldwell, clerk of deacons, for daily posting this prayer and scripture verses. Such a gift to the community.

It has been said: “a prayerless Christian, is a powerless Christian.” It is so important that we pray for one another and the prayer chain is one way of praying. It is so easy, post a prayer and within seconds people are interceding to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. James 4:2 states, “you do not have because you do not ask.” Let’s continue to pray for our church, our city, and our world.

When asked what’s the role of the Christian, theologian and pastor R.C. Sproul stated, “Godliness born of obedience to Christ. Obedience unlocks the riches of the Christian experience. Prayer is what prompts and nurtures obedience, putting the heart into the proper ‘frame of mind’ to desire obedience.” Prayer is critical.

We are excited about the new series on Biblical Peacemaking. Conflict is messy, it is unpredictable, but it is also an opportunity. Through small groups, Recharge and the sermon series let’s discover together how we can be peacemakers and learn how to handle conflicting situations. Last week we learned how glorifying God is important in our conflict –“whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.” 1 Cor 10:31 This Sunday we will look at the second G, “Get the log out of your own eye.” We hope you will join us.

Additionally, we would like to invite you for lunch on Sunday 12:30 La Cucina, QRE, especially if you are new or not feeling connected. It will be user pay and family friendly. Meet near the Welcome Table to walk together. We'd love to get to know you better!

Remember, ‘do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God,’

Pastor Michele

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