Godprints

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

Pastor’s Ponderings: Forgive with God’s Forgiveness

Posted by on May 8, 2021 in FEATURED, Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Forgive with God’s Forgiveness

We’re commanded to forgive, just as our infinite God has done. But what if we don’t have any forgiveness to give? If we can’t give our own forgiveness, let God empower you to extend His forgiveness.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Running the Race with Perseverance

Posted by on Apr 28, 2021 in FEATURED, Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings: Running the Race with Perseverance

As we look forward to the the end of the pandemic, the Bible and the experience of Olympian James Connolly give us guidance and inspiration to hang on and persevere. Pastor Jim submitted this devotion on 4/28/21.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: How to Carry a Burden

Posted by on Apr 25, 2021 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  How to Carry a Burden

Carrying around burdens isn’t easy; rough times can really drag us down. But the good news is that God will carry the burdens and protect us from slipping. We can feel peace because God has promised that He will give us the victory.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Lifted from the Pit!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021 in FEATURED, Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings: Lifted from the Pit!

Feeling like you’re standing on the edge of an abyss, just trying to hang on and keep your footing? Or maybe you feel like you’ve already fallen down into the depths. In the scriptures, God promises over and over that He will rescue us from our “pits”. He is always with us.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Challenged but Not Overcome!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021 in FEATURED, Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Challenged but Not Overcome!

Julian of Norwich wrote that “God never said that we would not be assailed. But He did say that we would overcome. ” During all of the trials of this pandemic, how can we claim Jesus’ victory of “Overcoming the World”?

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Regardless of the Storm, Look for the Rainbow

Posted by on Mar 25, 2021 in FEATURED, Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings: Regardless of the Storm, Look for the Rainbow

We are currently enduring the “storm” of a pandemic, but throughout life we endure many different types of storms. But God continues to send rainbows. In this devotional, Pastor Jim reminds us that God is present regardless of the “storm” which we may be facing. There is hope. There is promise.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Christ Imitator or Car Thief???

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings: Christ Imitator or Car Thief???

“If you were charged with being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” (oldie but goodie…).
But how well are you reflecting the Image of Christ? This devotional from Pastor Jim challenges us to take some self reflection.

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

Posted by on Feb 22, 2021 in Choirs (Music), 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 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 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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