16Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
“But Some Doubted…”
These are some of my favorite words in this last breath of Matthew’s Gospel.
If some who were there, who actually witnessed the resurrection, and who gathered on that mountain to hear Jesus’ final instructions to them actually doubted, this leaves room for all the rest of us as well.
“But some doubted…”
I love these words because they are tucked into one of the most impactful passages for the church; Jesus final instructions. To “Go and Make Disciples” literally guides everything we do in the church. It is all to easy to simply jump over those three words and focus on command and the comfort “I am with you always.”
“But some doubted…”
Friends, we are embarking on a great and wonderful journey of discovery as we try to figure out what it means for us to live into both the mission and our new vision. Some of the people in our church have been working on this for a year and they can see it clearly. They can claim it and they are excited about it. For others, you are still trying to figure out what discipleship means for yourself, much less for the church. As we embark on this new adventure, I just want to encourage everyone to make space for those who have doubt, who have questions, who are a little unsure about all of this.
And in the midst of this dance between faith and doubt, I am grateful that Matthew gives us a firm foundation by naming what matters most; to make disciples. I am grateful that Matthew names the truth that everyone was all together on that mountain. Both those whose faith was firm and those who struggled. For if we are truthful, that is all of us at one time or another. And whether we are convicted in faith or we doubt; it does not matter, because we are all God’s people who have been called to more.
Grace and Peace,
What does it look like to follow God in a new way to a new place? This is a questions we will consider on Sunday as we begin to share the new vision that God have given us for Eureka UMC. Fortunately for us, this is not the first time this question has been asked. We will be exploring the journey of the early Israelites as they made their crossing through the Jordan River and into the promised land. Pastor Tim will be preaching from Joshua 3 on Sunday, and considering some biblical wisdom and insight regarding this important question. We'd love for you to join us on Sunday morning as we begin this exciting journey!
We gather for two distinct expressions of worship on Sunday mornings at our 8:30 am and 9:45 am worship services
Our JAM (Jesus and Me) Children's Ministry meets at 9:45 am for children ages 3 years old through the fifth grade. Childcare is available for children birth through 2 years old in our nursery during both worship service times on Sunday mornings
Watershed: A New Vision
We will begin a new sermon series that will cast the new vision for Eureka UMC.
January 27, "Watershed: Crossing"
February 3, "Watershed: Connect"
February 10, "Watershed: Thrive"
February 17, "Watershed: Overflow"
February 24, "Watershed: The River at Eureka"
March 3, "Watershed: A New Thing"
I’m stoked to be co-leading the ELEVATION Adventure Camp in COLORADO through the Next Generation Ministries of the Missouri Conference this summer! This amazing camp is for high school students. There are just 40 spots available statewide for this amazing camp. Interested? Open the link below or contact Pastor Tim at Tim.email@example.com Dates of the ELEVATION Adventure Camp is June 30-July 7, 2019. We do expect this camp to fill up quickly!
**The Missouri Conference is currently offering a $50.00 early registration discount
Summer 2019 Youth Mission Trip
We will again be partnering with Student Life Ministries this year for our Youth Mission Trip. We will be staying at the Windermere Conference Center just outside of Lake of the Ozarks from June 10-14. This will be a week full of worship, mission work, Bible study, and tons of fun! It is open to grades 6-12. For more information, contact Jenny Babb at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be having an information meeting on Feb 10th at 11 am in the Confirmation Room. During this meeting, we will be discussing the specifics of the trip and answering any questions that the parents or students may have.
CCM’s are lay ministers who serve alongside our pastors to provide care for our church family. You may contact us by:
Calling the church office at (636) 938-6377
Fill in the prayer request card attached to the weekly worship bulletin.
Through our EUMC app or website (eurekaumc.org)
Contact a CCM on a Sunday morning Or call CCM Sue Engsberg at 314 707 8733
Purse and Coat Drive
Jan. 13 - Feb. 3, EUMC is hosting two drives for donations of gently used items —- coats and purses! Please ensure donations are in good working condition. No tears or broken zippers.
With winter upon us, look through closets and drawers for coats that are collecting dust or have been outgrown so we can get them to families who need them to stay warm! Hats, scarves and gloves will be accepted as well.
Gently used purses will go a long way towards giving dignity and support to some women who don’t own any. We don’t want moms having to use coat pockets or plastic grocery bags to carry personal items. We can do better than that!
Please place your donated items in the labeled boxes in the Commons Area at EUMC. All items will go to families in need via the St. Louis Crisis Nursery.
Holy Land Tour, December 2-11, 2019 plus optional tour to Petra, Jordan December 11-14.
In just over one year, a group of 24 youth and adults from EUMC will be heading to the Holy Land for an amazing and life transforming experience. Do you want to walk where Jesus walked? Want to see historical places of the Bible? Now is the time. EUMC is joining the Conference of United Methodist on a tour of Israel with an optional extension to Jordan. Join Group Leaders Pastor Tim and Sue Engsberg on this marvelous Holy Land Tour.
If you are interested in securing your spot or if you have any questions, please contact Sue Engsberg at email@example.com or 314/707-8733.
United Methodist Men Annual Chili Cook Off
TONIGHT! Sunday, January 27, 2019 from
4-6 pm at the Timbers in Eureka (#1 Coffee Park Lane). FREE admission for tasting and judging!
Hot Coco with Pastors at 11 am:
February 3, March 3
Connect Class with Pastors at 11 am:
February 17, March 10
Eagle Lake Camp 2019!
July 29-August 2, 2019
Limited spots available. Sign up before January 31st and receive a $25 discount!
MIMI CAMP: Ages 3-5 yrs old. $100 for the week.
Registration available online at eurekaumc.org.