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Salvation Army Soup Kitchen
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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In October, Methodists celebrate the lay people of the church on Laity Sunday, which falls on October 15th this year. If you are unfamiliar with the terms, a “layperson” is a person in the church who is not a clergyperson and who are known in collectively as the “laity”. Note that I didn’t say that a layperson is not a minister. All Christians are ministers of the faith in some way and the best ministry of the church is often done by lay people rather than pastors. In fact, it is the laity which make the church and who are the church in the world and for the sake of the world, the world that “God so loved…that he gave his Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life” (John 3:16).

 

Wesley Church has many reasons to celebrate our laity. We celebrate those who live as followers of Christ at their places of work, in their families, and in the community and who share God’s love for the world through the way they treat others. We celebrate those who serve specific ministries within the church, such as our Sunday school teachers or our Missional Outreach team. We celebrate those who financially support the church’s ministries and who work together to make our pasty sales a success. We celebrate those who share their musical talents during worship and we celebrate those who feed us and offer a cup of coffee on Sunday morning after worship. We are blessed with many gifted lay people at Wesley Church.

 

The most important ministry of the laity, indeed of all Christians, is the simplest yet sometimes the most difficult: Love one another. The apostle John wrote these words: “Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us” (1 John 4:11-12).

 

The binding of love between us is the strength of the church and the brightest light that we have to shine into the world. For the love we have between us, let us give thanks to God who first loved us. For the ways in which we fail to love one another, let us gently hold each other accountable to these failings so that we can repent, forgive, and come together to renew our love.

God’s blessings!

Pastor Andy

 

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Wesley United Methodist
303 East 23rd Street
Hibbing, Minnesota 55746
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Phone 218 263 3653
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Office Hours
  • M-F 8am-1pm
     

Sunday
  • Worship Service & Sunday School
    – 9:30 AM
  • Coffee Fellowship
    – 10:30 AM
  • Bible Study
    – 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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Announcements
TRUNK OR TREAT

Sunday October 29 from 3-5pm Wesley UMC will be holding a Trunk or Treat event in the parking lot kitty corner from the church.

Wesley Wednesdays

September 20th starts the Wesley Wednesdays--an afterschool program from 3:00-5:45pm. We will offer Bible lessons, fun activities, homework help & a snack. There is no cost.