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Kewanee United Methodist Church
"Making Disciples - Whatever It Takes"
108 East Central Blvd. - Kewanee, IL 61443-2246
Phone: (309) 853-4497

Church e-mail: firstumc@kewaneeumc.com


    EASTER MESSAGE From Pastor Paul

Being an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, I often remind my friends who are fans of the Chicago Cubs about the Ernie Broglio trade for Lou Brock in 1964. Broglio, who had been a pretty good pitcher for the Cardinals, was traded for Lou Brock, a struggling outfielder for the Cubs. Of course, not much was heard from Broglio after the trade and Brock turned out to be a base stealing champion.

Another Cardinals-Cubs trade occurred in 1922 when Max Flack of the Cubs and Cliff Heathcote of the Cardinals were traded for each other. Trades, of course, were not unusual except this trade occurred after the first game of a doubleheader between the two teams. During the 2nd game, both men played in different uniforms. (Dynamic Preaching, February 1992)

In this Easter season (liturgically, Easter season lasts until Pentecost), we celebrate that because of the death and resurrection of Jesus, we no longer play on sin’s team, we now play on God’s team. We have traded filthy garments for garments of righteousness and holiness. We now wear completely different uniforms.

Our congregation’s purpose is “Making Disciples…Whatever It Takes.” Whether you are a dedicated Disciple of Jesus, want to become a Disciple of Jesus, or are just looking for meaning and purpose in your life, we invite you to “come and see,” (John 1:39) and we invite you to join us as we seek to fulfill The Great Commission in helping all people know new life in the Resurrection power of Jesus.

Yours in Christ,

Paul Copeland, Pastor


We've a Story to Tell to the Nations

1.    We've a story to tell to the nations,
    that shall turn their hearts to the right,
    a story of truth and mercy,
    a story of peace and light,
    a story of peace and light.
    For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
    and the dawning to noonday bright;
    and Christ's great kingdom shall come on earth,
    the kingdom of love and light.

2.    We've a song to be sung to the nations,
    that shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
    a song that shall conquer evil
    and shatter the spear and sword,
    and shatter the spear and sword.

3.    We've a message to give to the nations,
    that the Lord who reigneth above
    hath sent us his Son to save us,
    and show us that God is love,
    and show us that God is love.

4.    We've a Savior to show to the nations,
    who the path of sorrow hath trod,
    that all of the world's great peoples
    might come to the truth of God,
    might come to the truth of God.
We've a Story to Tell to the Nations - The United Methodist Hymnal Number 569
Text: H. Ernest Nichol, 1862-1928 (CWH attrib to Colin Sterne) Music: H. Ernest Nichol, 1862-1928
Tune: MESSAGE, Meter: 10 8.87 with Refrain 
 Courtesy of http://www.hymnsite.com/


Picture of pastor and church sign

Paul L. Copeland - Senior Pastor
e-mail: paullcopeland@gmail.com

Forward in Faith

A Message From Our Pastor

First United Methodist Church of Kewanee IL