WILD WEDNESDAY is CANCELED for MARCH 4, 2015
Hello and welcome to the First United Methodist Church here in Carrollton, Ohio. You’re probably wondering what we mean by our slogan “Following Jesus…Sharing His Love”. Well, we’re a group of ordinary and imperfect people who agree that this is the simplest way to describe what a Christian ought to do. It’s not always easy and none of us get it right all the time, but it’s a journey we choose to take. And there’s a place waiting for you right here, so come and take this life-long journey with us.
Carrollton First UMC is located at 253 South Lisbon Street, Carrollton, Ohio 44615
Contact us by phone: 330-627-7671 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Worship Times: 8:15 and 10:45 AM
Sunday School (all ages): 9:40 – 10:30 AM
Nursery is provided
Alternative Contemporary Worship Service:
March 7 Square/Line Dance 7 p.m. @ Fairgrounds
March 22 Worship 10 a.m. @ Fairgrounds
March 28 Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. @ Fairgrounds
April 3 Good Friday Service 7 p.m. @ Fairgrounds
April 5 Easter Sunrise Service 6 a.m. @ Fairgrounds
March 1, 2015- Third Sunday of Lent
Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 24:17-25:1
Terror and pit and snare await you,
people of the earth.
18 Whoever flees at the sound of terror
will fall into a pit;
whoever climbs out of the pit
will be caught in a snare.
The floodgates of the heavens are opened,
the foundations of the earth shake.
19 The earth is broken up,
the earth is split asunder,
the earth is violently shaken.
20 The earth reels like a drunkard,
it sways like a hut in the wind;
so heavy upon it is the guilt of its rebellion
that it falls—never to rise again.
21 In that day the Lord will punish
the powers in the heavens above
and the kings on the earth below.
22 They will be herded together
like prisoners bound in a dungeon;
they will be shut up in prison
and be punished[a] after many days.
23 The moon will be dismayed,
the sun ashamed;
for the Lord Almighty will reign
on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,
and before its elders—with great glory.
Praise to the Lord
25 Lord, you are my God;
I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness
you have done wonderful things,
things planned long ago.
New Testament Lesson: Romans 1:16-25
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,[a] just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”[b]
God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
Sermon: By My Hand, For My Sake