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Sylva FUMC is currently requiring masks at all large public gatherings, which includes Sunday morning worship.  We have masks available at each main entrance in case you forget yours.

Our current policy in worship is to limit unmasked speaking/singing in the altar area to one person at a time.  The choir is pre-recording pieces to share during worship.  The congregation is encouraged to sing but must keep masks on.

If these new adjustments don't fit your needs, know that our livestream worship will continue on Facebook and YouTube.  It's a gift to have that creative way to be together.


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 11/21/2021 worship

Re-read Mark 10:17-22 and then discuss or journal your responses.

  • Think of what you’ve spent money on in the past week.  What would you consider a “need”?  What was more of a “want”?
  • Is it hard to tell the difference between a “need” and a “want”?
  • If you are in the habit of giving an offering, what spiritual benefit does that practice have?  Does it help you control your “wants”?
  • If you aren’t in the habit of giving an offering, consider an intention to do so (you could use the giving covenant card!) in a way that relaxes your grip on things and increases your grip on God.


Daily Scripture Readings

As you continue to reflect on how the practice of giving a tithe (10%) or offering might impact your faith and gratitude, consider these teachings and stories of Jesus.

Monday:  Luke 10:1-12 (Jesus sends the disciples out with no purse, no bag, no sandals)

Tuesday:  Luke 12:13-21 (the parable of the rich fool)

Wednesday:  Luke 16:19-31 (the parable of the rich man and Lazarus)

Thursday:  Luke 18:18-30 (the Rich Ruler)

Friday:  Luke 19:45-48 (Jesus cleanses the temple)

Saturday:  Luke 21:1-4 (the widow’s offering)

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