Godprints

Spiritual insights, inspirational moments. Times where God’s presence was felt.

Pastor’s Ponderings: Pray Anywhere, Anytime, Any place

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 in FEATURED, Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings: Pray Anywhere, Anytime, Any place

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we must maintain “social distancing,” and many in our church have begun to participate in a prayer group using email. Pastor Jim wrote the following devotional on 3/27/20 to encourage our prayer lives during this difficult time…   Greetings Friends: I pray that all of you and your families are well. As we continue to journey through this unusual time in human history, I would invite all of us to be spending time in prayer. Prayer...

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Pastor’s Ponderings: God’s Faithfulness

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in FEATURED, Pastors Ponderings | 1 comment

Pastor’s Ponderings:  God’s Faithfulness

The lightning might be crashing, the wind might be howling, and the rain may be pouring in torrents, but a rainbow will come (even if figuratively). Our Prince of Peace is faithful to His promise. Pastor Jim sent out these words of hope in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis…. “After every storm comes a rainbow.”

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Pastors Ponderings: A Word of Encouragement (3/17/20)

Posted by on Mar 17, 2020 in FEATURED, Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastors Ponderings:  A Word of Encouragement (3/17/20)

In the midst of the Coronavirus crisis in March 2020, Pastor Jim sent out some words of hope. All of our worries and fears are defeated by our hope in Jesus. Instead of “Don’t worry be happy,” we need to be thinking “Don’t worry, trust Jesus.”

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Ceiling Tile Art- An Overdue Look

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in FEATURED, Godprints, SS-kids | 0 comments

Ceiling Tile Art- An Overdue Look

Back in 2010, our Sunday School took on the project of painting the ceiling tiles in our 2nd floor hallway. Have you ever noticed these tiles as you walk down the hallway? Take a closer look; you just might see yourself in the story that they are telling.

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Lenten Devotional for 2020

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020 in FEATURED, Godprints, Worship & Prayer | 2 comments

Lenten  Devotional for 2020

Several local churches have pooled together to create a booklet of daily devotions for the 2020 Lenten season. All of the articles were written specifically for this booklet. Open this post to view the articles and to take part in the day by day readings.

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Christ is Born… For YOU!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020 in Signboard | 0 comments

Christ is Born… For YOU!

The angels told the shepherds, “For unto you is born a Savior.” Who is “You”? Does it refer to Israel? To the Shepherds? Or, could it even refer to Us???

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For Unto YOU (Christmas Eve, 2019)

Posted by on Dec 26, 2019 in Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

For Unto YOU (Christmas Eve, 2019)

Our 2019 Christmas Eve service was marked by tradition, familiar music, and familiar Bible readings. But the key verse from the sermon challenged us to awaken from the familiar and consider how deeply our Creator-God loves each one of us. “For unto ME is born a Savior…”

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Press Report from Bethlehem! (12/22/19)

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Hughes, Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Press Report from Bethlehem! (12/22/19)

In what is becoming a Sunday before Christmas tradition, Rev. Jim Hughes visited PUMC and gave us a first hand account of what happened on that First Christmas.  This year, he appeared as Amos, a newspaper reporter who happened to be covering the beat in Bethlehem on that wondrous night. Amos challenged us to go beyond being a casual and impartial observer of Jesus. Become part of the story.

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Thank God!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2019 in Signboard | 0 comments

Thank God!

Thanks God! When we say that, are we just expressing relief about a bullet we just dodged? Or, is there place where we can actually express gratitude to God? This Thanksgiving signboard message challenges us to consider the difference between “Thank God!” and “Thanks, God.”

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2019 Advent Devotional Looks Forward

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019 in Godprints, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

2019 Advent Devotional Looks Forward

An Advent Devotional booklet has been produced by several area churches, and hard copies are available in our Narthex. An electronic version of the booklet is rendered in this post. Follow these daily articles throughout Advent and look forward to the Christ.

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Cross-Eyed People Have the Best Vision!

Posted by on Sep 24, 2019 in Signboard | 0 comments

Cross-Eyed People Have the Best Vision!

“Cross-Eyed People Have the Best Vision.” Our signboard message challenges you to consider your Vision for life.

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The Roman Centurion (Camp Meeting, 9/1/19)

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Godprints, Pitman Camp Meeting, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

The Roman Centurion (Camp Meeting, 9/1/19)

Sherry and Al Zappola led the final Camp Meeting service of the summer of 2019. Al came as a Roman Centurion and told his story of what happened when he crucified Jesus.

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Why Are We Talkin’ Baseball instead of Jesus? (Camp Meeting, 8/25/19)

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons | 0 comments

Why Are We Talkin’ Baseball instead of Jesus? (Camp Meeting, 8/25/19)

Former PUMC’er Pastor Bret Walker was the speaker at the 8/25/19 Camp Meeting service. Pastor Bret and his ukulele led us in music, and he challenged us with his message: Why do we talk more about trivial stuff than we do about Jesus?

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Singers Needed!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Signboard | 0 comments

Singers Needed!

“Singers Needed, In Choir Within!” Singers are needed everywhere; not just in the choir loft. How are you using your talents to glorify God?

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Amazing Story, Beautiful Savior (Camp Meeting, 8/19/19)

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Amazing Story, Beautiful Savior (Camp Meeting, 8/19/19)

Rev. Jeff Crispin spoke at the Camp Meeting on 8/18/19. He told an amazing story of a beautiful savior who came to solve a problem that only He could solve: Sin. Through His grace that overcomes our sin, we can live a joyful life of love in a restored relationship with our Creator.

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No Ram Caught in the Thicket (Camp Meeting, 8/11/19)

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Hughes, Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons | 0 comments

No Ram Caught in the Thicket (Camp Meeting, 8/11/19)

Rev. Jim Hughes preached at the Camp Meeting on 8/11/19. On this evening, he didn’t present his customary first person dramatization. Instead he painted a vivid picture of two sacrifices on two hills linked by eternity. God provided a Substitute for Abraham, and for us. But there is no substitute for Jesus.

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Ah Ha! Moments (Camp Meeting, 8/4/19)

Posted by on Aug 6, 2019 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons | 0 comments

Ah Ha! Moments (Camp Meeting, 8/4/19)

During the Camp Meeting service on 8/4/19, Rev. Bill Wilson asked us to consider what happens when we fall into a “pig pen”; when we’re trapped in a difficult situation. We may feel hopeless, but if we listen we’ll hear God calling us to “come home.” If we pay attention, God will wake us with an “Ah Ha!” moment.

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Talking with God Where the Rubber Meets the Road (Camp Meeting, 7/28/19)

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Talking with God Where the Rubber Meets the Road (Camp Meeting, 7/28/19)

John Keith Davis brought his unique touch of music and inspiration to the Pitman Camp Meeting on July 29, 2019. In the words of his closing song, “When I am cast out and troubled in Soul, God whispers peace to me.”

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Our Lifeguard Walks on Water!

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in Signboard | 0 comments

Our Lifeguard Walks on Water!

“Need a Lifeguard? Ours Walks on Water!”
Does our situation seem impossible? Are we drowning in hopelessness? Our Lifeguard can see us, and He’ll come to us if we call for help.

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Redeemed from the Pit (Camp Meeting, 7/14/19)

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons | 0 comments

Redeemed from the Pit (Camp Meeting, 7/14/19)

Why do bad things happen to good people? Sudden change hit the Camp Meeting as the scheduled speaker, Jim Hughes, couldn’t make it. Someone else delivered the message, and we considered what to do when we fall into the “pit” of a bad situation.

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