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Worship with us on Sunday at 10am!

Sylva FUMC continues to require masks for Sunday worship.  As we move through the high-travel holiday season we expect this policy to remain in place until the end of January, at which point we will evaluate the rate of COVID-19 transmission.  We have masks available at each main entrance in case you forget yours.

Our worship service is also available via livestream on Facebook and YouTube.  We welcome you to join in live and participate using the comments!


This Week's Worship Service

All our services are found on our YouTube page; direct link updated each week after Sunday's service.

Discussion questions for 1/16/2022 worship

  1. In today’s Scripture, a Pharisee asks Jesus a question.  If you could ask Jesus any question, what would it be?
  2. Have you ever wondered something like, “What is the point of life?”  How did you seek an answer?  Did you find one?
  3. Could “love” be the answer to *any* question?  
  4. How can you more intentionally love God and love others this week?


Daily Scripture Readings

Continue to reflect on the great love commands with this week’s readings:

Monday:  Matthew 22:34-40.  Imagine yourself as the Pharisee who asked this question.  How would you feel to have these two commands lifted up out of the traditional 613?

Tuesday:  Deuteronomy 6:1-9 What would it look like to love God with all of your heart?  With all of your soul?  With all of your might?

Wednesday:  Leviticus 19:9-18 These laws have to do with the just treatment of others, including the well-known command to “love your neighbor as yourself.”  How is God calling you to love your neighbor?

Thursday:  John 13:31-35Would someone know that you are a disciple of Jesus Christ by the way you love others?  How can you love more like Christ this week?

Friday:  1 John 2:7-17Is there someone you hate?  Commit to praying for them today.  Even if they can no longer be a part of your life, ask God to heal you of this hate.

Saturday:  1 John 4:7-21 “God is love.” Everywhere you experience love today, ask yourself how God might be showing up in that moment.

RSS Prone to Wander: Pastor Mary’s Sermon Blog

  • What’s the Point? Love. January 17, 2022
    Matthew 22:34-40  What’s the point of human existence? I wonder how many of you have asked this question before.  My guess is that we all have, at some time in our lives.  But as universal as this question is, the way we ask it can be really personal.  It often reflects our unique circumstances and... […]
  • What’s the Point? (Be)loved January 9, 2022
    Romans 5:6-11  Recently my mother-in-law passed on to us some of Alan’s childhood books.  Our own children were the first to pull them out of the box and see if there was anything of interest.  To our great pride, they couldn’t get enough of one book that can only be considered as a modern literary... […]
  • A Broken Organ December 26, 2021
    Philippians 2:5-11 Ah, the Sunday after Christmas.  We had a nice crowd today – in person and online – but it’s quite a contrast with the last time we were in the Sanctuary.  Less than 48 hours ago this place was packed out for Christmas Eve.  And for good reason.  Christmas Eve is a big... […]