Wentzville United Methodist Church

Weekly Greeting from Pastor Mark

Dear Friends,

What a day! It has been busy but very good with people coming and going. Meetings, repairs and planning worship is a part of what I do but the best is talking with you about our Savior Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit among us. There is nothing like holy conversations that draw us closer to God and one another. 

This week we are looking at Luke 11:1-13 when the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. John the Baptist taught his disciples and Jesus had just returned from a time of prayer himself so how do we pray? Is it formal or casual like talking to a friend or neighbor? Do we ask for the sun, moon and stars or just our daily needs? There is contemplative prayer when we sit in silence, meditating on a passage of scripture waiting for the Holy Spirit to move and make known the mysteries of our faith. Lot’s of different prayers and ways to pray but Jesus taught his disciples a simple prayer that covers what we need, our relationship to God and neighbor along with gratitude for what we have been given. The Kingdoms of God is among us and we begin to see and experience it in prayer. We’ll talk more on Sunday. 

This Sunday our youth will participate in greeting, reading and sharing their testimony about the recent mission trip to Bayou La Batre, Al. It was  a great experience. I hope you’ll come and encourage our youth as they take leadership roles in worship. 

See you on Sunday, Pastor Mark