Christ is Risen!
Christ is Risen Indeed!
So, another story about Jesus raising people
from the dead or giving someone a new/restored
life is found in Luke 8:40-56. As I read these
encounters with Jesus and consider Sunday’s
sermon, I can’t help but ask myself some
First, some observations about Jesus. One,
Jesus was willing to face the pains of life with
others. Two, Jesus was willing to go and do even
when it would cost him personally. Three, Jesus
was willing to be interrupted in his ministering.
Four, Jesus was willing to receive ridicule as he
brought life. Five, Jesus brought life even when it
“stunk” or seemed hopeless.
When it comes to joining Jesus in bringing life to
others, can I say the same things about myself?
Am I willing to join others in their pain? Am I
willing to be inconvenienced? Am I willing to
sacrifice? Am I willing if it will cost me? Am I
willing to be in it for the long haul, even when it is
hard and messy? How about you? How do you
answer these questions? Am I willing to help
others even when facing ridicule from others?
May God grant us understanding and courage to
live alive with Jesus and others!
“Awake oh sleeper and rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you!”
In Christ’s Grace,
Pastor Bill Case
Friday, May 24
Celebration of Life for the Thompkins 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, May 26
Traditional Worship 9:00 a.m.
Christian Education 10:15 a.m.
Contemporary Worship 11:10 a.m.
Comunidad de Fe Worship 11:00 a.m.
Monday, May 27
Office Closed—Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 28
•Kingswood Emmaus Gathering 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 29
Worship Band Practice 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 2
Jeff Zirkle Book Signing 2:00-4:00 p.m.
If you are looking for a new church home with lots of volunteer opportunities which bless the community of Clovis, YOU have found it here!
At Kingswood UMC, we strive to be an effective participant in a positive manner in the needs of this community. Our membership spends many hours each week volunteering with Meals on Wheels, ESL training, and Bread of Life Ministry at Matt 25 Hope Center, plus we assist needy families with utility bills.
Our Worship Services are filled with great music, inspirational sermons and loving member interaction. We look forward to you visiting our church and getting to know you.