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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

  

The Old Testament lesson for Pentecost was Ezekiel 37:1-14, “the valley of dry bones.” Commenting on that passage, Harold Bryson wrote, “Israel would not restore herself. Human wisdom and strength availed nothing. Only God creates vitality in a person’s life.” (The Abingdon Preaching Annual 1997). In this Season of Pentecost, we are reminded that in the resurrection of Jesus and in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. God has created and is continually creating VITALITY in our lives. Robert Schnase identifies one of the Practices of Fruitful Congregations as Passionate Worship. (Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations).

I pray that each of us will be able to maintain a VITALITY AND A PASSION in our walk with Jesus in his Resurrection power and in the constant work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Whether you are seeking a living relationship with Jesus for the first time or you are seeking to deepen your existing relationship with Jesus, I invite you to worship with us at First United Methodist Church and become involved in our other ministries. As we share in Christian fellowship, we are better able to experience the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. May each of us drink deeply of Christ’s spirit this Pentecost season and always.

Yours in Christ,

Paul Copeland, Pastor



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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.
Refrain:
    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.
    (Refrain)

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.
    (Refrain)

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.
    (Refrain)
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