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Series Title: The Point of It ALL
Sunday, February 14 {Transfiguration Sunday}                                                                                                                  Scripture: Mark 9:29 9:29                                                                                                                                                      Title: Climbing the Mountain                                                                                                                                               Theme: God breaks into our lives sometimes. When it happens, our perspective on life is changed. Such occurrences prepare us for life in the valley. Such experiences tell us that whatever the situation, we are not alone.
Wednesday, February 17 {Ash Wednesday — Holy Communion}
Scripture: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Title: Wearing the Cross of Christ
Theme:  We want to put our lives in order. We know it is counter-intuitive that to save our lives, we must first lose them; that to reign with Christ we must first become a servant like Christ; that to become greatest we must first be willing to be counted among the least and the lowest. But we also know the shallowness and heartache of living as the world lives. We know there’s something more, and we have come to believe that this something more is to be found in the life and teachings and suffering and death of this man Jesus.
Sunday, February 21 {1st Sunday in Lent}
Scripture: Genesis 9:8-17
Title: Promises Kept
Theme: Promises are important. Of course, a promise is only as good as the character of the one making the promise. The One who has made 3,000 promises to us in scripture has impeccable character. If God says that He will be with us through the storm, you can count on it.
Sunday, February 28 {2nd Sunday in Lent}
Scripture: Mark 8:31-38
Title: Body and Soul
Theme: This is more than a material world, and we are more than material beings. We have a soul. We need to take care of that soul. Don’t sell that soul for anything. Money, power, sex don’t sell it for anything. Even if you are offered the whole world. Walk away. It’s still a bad, bad bargain.
Sunday, March 7 {3rd Sunday in Lent  — Holy Communion}
Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17
Title: Take Two Tablets…
Theme: Ten Commandments. That’s a minimal requirement for a Christian, but we will have a better life if we follow them. If we also keep the Great Commandment to love God and to love your neighbor and live a life doing good for others we will be walking in the footsteps of the Master and the world will be a better place, if we do.
Sunday, March 14 {4th Sunday in Lent}
Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10
Title: We Are God’s Creation
Theme: The more you know about creation, the more awe-inspiring it becomes. But there is one tiny part of God’s creation that is more spectacular than all the rest. More spectacular than the high mountains, the roaring oceans, the countless stars, or the far-reaching galaxies. Who are we? “We are God’s workmanship.” Why are we here? We “were created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Sunday, March 21 {5th Sunday in Lent}
Scripture: Psalm 51:1-12
Title: A Change of Heart
Theme: We have our sins, we have our hurts, we have our fears, we have our regrets. We know what St. Paul meant when he wrote, “What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?” In other words, who will give me a new heart? Like David, we can pray: “Create in me a new heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me . . .”
Sunday, March 28 {Palm Sunday}
Scripture: Mark 11:1-11
Title: The Difference A Week Makes
Theme: The cross of Christ speaks of amazing love, sacrifice and hope in the presence of evil. Christ’s courage sustains Him in the face of barbaric cruelty, God’s heart breaks, but His love comes shining through, and it was all for us. We have been bought with a price. “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
Thursday, April 1 {Holy Thursday}
Scripture: John 13:18-30
Title: “Don’t Forget Me”
Theme: As long as we eat the bread and drink the cup, we will not forget. We will not lose touch with who we are and who made us His own.
Friday, April 2 {Good Friday}
Scripture: John 19:17-27
Title: What Wondrous Love
Theme: There is something about the cross that speaks to us of God’s love. Jesus could not ask His disciples to make a sacrifice He was not willing to make Himself. There was no other way to reveal the awfulness of man’s sin and the awesomeness of God’s love. The challenge to each of us is to respond in faith to that love, to cast off the sin that so easily besets us, and to give our lives to Him as He gave His life for us.
Sunday, April 4 {Easter Sunday}
Scripture: Mark 16:1-20
Title: The Meaning of Easter
Theme: Death has been conquered! We can lift our eyes from our problems to our possibilities! Christ is alive, and because He lives we also can live! No wonder Easter is so special. It is not a denial of the power of death but a marvelous, victorious affirmation of life and of God.

A place to Worship, Grow & Serve

We are a United Methodist congregation open to everyone who wants to come and worship. Located at 401 Carlwood Dr., Miamisburg Ohio, 45342, we are among the oldest churches in Miamisburg, Ohio, with our congregation’s founding dating back to 1838. We are also a come-as-you-are church where everyone is welcome to our casual blended worship led by Pastor Stu Rammes.

We also have a nursery where children, from infants up to 2 years of age, may stay. Quality childcare is provided as well as changing areas in both the nursery and main restroom. We even have TV’s in both the Gathering Place as well as the Nursery so you can keep posted on your child’s activities while also worshiping. We also have a child care center and a Christian based preschool.

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Pastor Stu’s Sunday message

If you would like to explore becoming a member

or schedule a baptism please contact

Rev. Dr. Stuart Rammes

Please feel free to contact Pastor Stu if you are in need of pastoral care:

Mobile Phone:513.382.9264

Email: mailto:rev.rammes@yahoo.com