Hope United Methodist Church
3474 Rothsville Road - Ephrata, PA 17522
Second Sunday of Advent - Peace
Thank you for joining us on December 5 to hear Part 2 of Pastor Scott's Message Series:
"Provision" - Philippians 4:10-13
Message Series: Practicing Gratitude
We spend an inordinate amount of time chasing after careers and the almighty dollar, people or possessions that never satisfy us. We are always left wanting more and rarely reach that plateau of contentment. Do we find joy in material things that are here one second, then gone the next? They might satisfy us for a moment, but their joy wanes quickly. The adage is “You can’t take it with you.” Jesus calls us to “store up treasures in heaven” where no insect or animal can touch. (Matt. 6:20) The real treasure is a pure heart. What we treasure in our hearts is what we will worship. There are people in this world who have the bare necessities and exude joy and contentment. They have the real treasure of living life abundantly and their hearts being rooted and grounded in Christ. What’s their secret for contentment? Jesus said in John 10:10, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” The secret is very clear. When we see our lives as an abundant gift of God, rather than needing a little bit more, we will experience true contentment. This four-week Stewardship Sermon series during the Season of Advent will explore the biblical concept of contentment and how we can discover it in Christ.
1. First Sunday of Advent - November 28 – Part 1: "Contentment” (Luke 3:10-14, Hebrews 13:5)
2. Second Sunday of Advent - December 5 – Part 2: "Provision” (Philippians 4:10-13)
3. Third Sunday of Advent - December 12 – Part 3: "Unconditional Love” (Galatians 2:20, John 3:16)
4. Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 19 – Part 4: "Priorities” (Matthew 6:25-33)
5. Christmas Eve - December 24 – "Reason for the Season” (Luke 2:1-20)
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We Celebrate God's Love and Share the Word with Our Neighbors.
If you or your family are looking for a place to belong, Hope UMC could be your home.
Hope welcomes you to a place of prayer, meaningful worship, and people searching for God’s truth. Because we are His disciples,
our church family seeks to lovingly serve Him by sharing the good news of God’s grace with you.
Sundays at Hope
Special Sundays in a Month
Stay after the service to enjoy snacks with old and new friends in the room behind the Sanctuary.
You aren't seeing double!
The second offering on the 5th Sunday of a month supports a charitable cause.