Godprints

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

Holy Moments During a Winter’s Day (2/21/21)

Posted by on Feb 22, 2021 in Choirs (Music), FEATURED, Godprints, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Holy Moments During a Winter’s Day (2/21/21)

A video showing “A Winter’s Day at PUMC” led us into a real moment of Holy reverence during our “virtual worship service” on 2/22/21. Against the backdrop of snow and the quietness of our sanctuary, this rendition of the hymn Holy, Holy, Holy inspired us to worship on this first Sunday of Lent.

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2021 Lenten Devotional Booklet

Posted by on Feb 10, 2021 in FEATURED, Godprints | 0 comments

2021 Lenten Devotional Booklet

This annual Devotional Booklet is written by local laity and clergy. Use it to help you pre-prayer during this Lenten Season.

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You are God’s Epiphany! (1/10/21)

Posted by on Jan 10, 2021 in Sermons, UMC Shared Ministries, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

You are God’s Epiphany! (1/10/21)

We all want to see God. But can others see God through us??? In this second of two “Clergy Renewal” services produced by the Conference, Bishop Schol looks at how we can become an epiphany.

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God’s Got an Epiphany for You! (1/3/21)

Posted by on Dec 29, 2020 in Sermons, UMC Shared Ministries, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

God’s Got an Epiphany for You! (1/3/21)

God has an epiphany for you- are you ready? During the two-week period of renewal for clergy (1/3 & 1/10), the Conference produced a video worship service. In his message, Bishop Schol challenges us to discover our own epiphanies. Where have you seen God? Open this post to watch the video.

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Online Sunday School Video Archive

Posted by on Dec 20, 2020 in GroupPresentations, kids, SS-kids | 0 comments

Online Sunday School Video Archive

Every Sunday morning, we post a Sunday School Lesson for kids on Facebook. In addition to Facebook, the messages are embedded into posts on our website so you can see them all in one place. This post is our “archive”; as more posts were added to our main page, it got slower and slower. So the older messages were moved to this page.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Self-Reflection for Advent

Posted by on Dec 19, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings: Self-Reflection for Advent

John Wesley stressed that we need to “renew yourself from time to time, closely examining the state of your soul.” Peter reminded us to “be self-controlled and alert” … to “stand firm in the faith.”
During this pandemic,we need to re-connect to the Holy Spirit as never before. In this article, Pastor Jim offers encouragement on how we can do that.

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Pastors Ponderings: Hope Until the Disaster Passes

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in FEATURED, Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastors Ponderings: Hope Until the Disaster Passes

In the midst of the pandemic, Pastor Jim points us to scripture to remind us of God’s promises of love and protection. This hope and encouragement also challenge us to become God’s ambassadors of “hope” to the world.

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2020 Advent Devotionals Look Forward

Posted by on Nov 10, 2020 in Godprints | 0 comments

2020 Advent Devotionals Look Forward

“God has something good for you this Advent!” Members of churches in our area have produced a daily devotional guide which will help us discover what God wants to share with us during this journey, and these 27 devotional articles are presented in this website post. Use them to to Lighten your journey through this Advent season.

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Weekly Verses Remembered

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Bible Study, FEATURED, Godprints | 0 comments

Weekly Verses Remembered

Back in 2005-2006, a “memory verse” was posted in the bulletin each Sunday. The verses were tied to that week’s sermon.
These verses have been re-discovered and are now available in the order they were originally presented. The current verse is now displayed on the Home Page and it will be updated automatically every Sunday.

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World Wide Communion Sunday Means Global Mission (10/4/20)

Posted by on Oct 3, 2020 in Godprints, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

World Wide Communion Sunday Means Global Mission (10/4/20)

On Sunday October 4 we will celebrate World Wide Communion with our “virtual” service. But throughout the year, PUMC has continued to serve “Real” people in our community and to support missions around the globe. World Wide Communion is a time to give thanks and to pray for the work that remains to be done.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: What’s John 3:16 Really Mean?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  What’s John 3:16 Really Mean?

We’ve heard John 3:16 over and over. We’ve memorized it. We even see people wearing “3:16” T-Shirts! But do we really appreciate its meaning? In an email on 7/9/20, Pastor Jim offered these thoughts on this amazing verse.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: The Call Always Goes Thru!

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 1 comment

Pastor’s Ponderings:  The Call Always Goes Thru!

Things may seem to be tumbling out of control. One piece of bad news on top of another. But God is waiting for us to call on His help; to call upon Him to release His power in our lives and in our churches.  Are we ready to call Him? Are we praying?

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Pastors Ponderings: The Rudder of the Day

Posted by on Jul 7, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastors Ponderings:  The Rudder of the Day

“The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.” Olympian Eric Liddell began each day by grounding himself in the Bible and in prayer. In this “Ponderings” article, Pastor Jim encourages us to do the same thing.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Our Shepherd’s Certain Presence

Posted by on Jun 23, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Our Shepherd’s Certain Presence

In this “humble offering”, Pastor Jim reminds us that God is like a like a shepherd and is always with us.  Even if we run away, God’s mercy and love follow us in hot pursuit. 

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Pastors Ponderings: His Love Endures Forever!

Posted by on Jun 18, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastors Ponderings:  His Love Endures Forever!

God was faithful to people like Noah, Moses, David, and Paul. David wrote that “His love endures forever.” But is God’s love and faithfulness deep and long enough to reach into our time?

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Pastors Ponderings: Jesus Overcame so We Can’t Be Overcome

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

Pastors Ponderings: Jesus Overcame so We Can’t Be Overcome

Even in the seemingly insurmountable obstacles of this pandemic, God has already overcome. He loves us, delights in us, and He will bring us through this journey.

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Pastors Ponderings: Jesus is Already Here!

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

Pastors Ponderings: Jesus is Already Here!

Claiming God’s promises that He is with us now enables us to have the strength and hope for this moment. Be of good cheer! Don’t give up! Keep the faith!  Jesus is here!

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Pastors Ponderings: Be Strong!

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

Pastors Ponderings:  Be Strong!

During the coronavirus pandemic (in April of 2020), Pastor Jim wrote these encouraging reminders from scripture.  God is with us and continually watching over us; even when things seem like they’re falling over the edge of a cliff.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Help on a Rough Road

Posted by on Apr 4, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Help on a Rough Road

Psalm 121 reminds us that “our help comes from the LORD, the Maker of Heaven and earth”, even while traveling on a road that might seem to be blocked by insurmountable obstacles. In this devotion, Pastor Jim offers encouragement with the powerful truths that are proclaimed in this short Psalm.

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

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 in 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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