In Person Worship 9:00am & 11:00am

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Worship Update:
 
We will have in person worship at 9:00am and 11:00am. We have limited number of seats available in the sanctuary and will overflow into Fellowship Hall to view the services remotely. Masks and social distancing are recommended. Doors will open no more than 30 min prior to services. Please enter through the Fellowship Hall doors.

Side by Side January 6, 2021

Side by Side with Jesus.                                               Pastor Tom Joyce

January 6, 2021

“Martha, Martha, you are distracted by man things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”

Luke 10:41-42

 

The story of Mary and Martha is a tale of 2 sisters; Martha, who never stopped working and Mary, who when Jesus visited their home, sat at the feet of Jesus and listened to what he had to say.  We live in a world that seems to be moving faster and faster and we seem busier and busier, even though the pandemic has slowed things down just a bit. We often take pride when someone asks how we are doing to respond, “really busy!!” We want to be busy and want people to know we are busy, but at what expense? For Martha, her busyness kept her away from the most important part of life; her faith.  Living a life of faith is all about priorities and using the time God has given to the best of our ability for the glory of God. For Jesus, the most important thing was his relationship with God and a close second was his relationship with all people. When we become so focused on what we are doing and what in our minds need to be done, we lose out on the “better part” of life. We may only have one opportunity to help someone, only one opportunity to witness our faith to someone who needs Jesus at a very critical time in their life. Jesus dropped everything to offer grace to people, always had time to offer the hand of grace and love to somebody. So what if instead of affirming how busy we are we actually took a moment to stop our busyness and took time to celebrate someone else, or to help someone who needed your help at that very moment. What is amazing about faith is that no matter how much time we spend serving the needs of others, those other things that we leave undone for that time seem to always get done. Take time to witness your faith; take time to slow down enough from all the stuff you are doing to witness the greatest gift you could give to someone else; your time and your faith.  You will be an amazing blessing to another even as you have blessed.

Rev. Tom Joyce




      

 

 
 
 
 
Pastoral Visits:
If you would like a visit or would just like to talk, please let me know. Please
call or text me at 330-416-1817, call the church office at 440-327-8753, or email me at
fieldsumcpastor@gmail.com. As always, I am available to pray anytime, just give me a call. I
am here for you and honored to be your pastor. God is good all the time!
 
Pastor Tom Joyce
 
 
If you wish to join us in person but are not ready to enter the building, you can worship from your car, tuned in to 88.5 FM or from the comfort of your home by tuning in to one of our online platforms below
 

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The ministry of Jesus Christ continues though Fields especially during this time. If you are able to give, here are a few options:

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Text:    440-319-3537

Mail:  Fields United Methodist Church

34077 Lorain Rd.

North Ridgeville, Ohio  44039

 

Thank you for your prayers and support.

 
 
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