Lynden United Methodist Church extends to all the hand of friendship and faith, believing every person is of sacred worth. We commit ourselves to the hospitality Jesus taught, by creating a place of safety and spiritual sanctuary for people in all stages of their faith journey.
Pastor Conrado invites you to join us in the journey of faith. Regardless of your situation, you are welcome within our doors. Worship service is 10:30 AM each Sunday.
This Week's Activities:
Mondays - 9:00 to 3:00
Fridays - 9:00 to 3:00
Sew-N-Sews meet to work on charity quilts
9:30 - 12:30 in the church basement
United Methodist Women
Sack Lunch - 12:00 Noon
Joe Nolting will be our speaker. - All Women Are Welcome!
Choir Practice - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM and 6:00 PM
UMW "Kids Need Books"
Need "good condition" children's books by Wednesday, February 21st
Please place in the donations box in the narthex
Roots and Wings
The final Roots and Wings will be February 24th.
See Bulletin Board for information
UMW Plant Sale
We will need donations of plants May 3, 2018
Pastor Office HoursClick Here for NEW Pastor's Hours
STRAIGHT FROM THE PASTOR'S HEART
A glorious and spirit-filled day to all! We're just on the second month of 2018 so it's still a good time to start a healthier lifestyle, begin a new hobby or plan a next travel destination. We have travelled together for many years now, and by God’s grace we will continue to embark on this journey called life and ministry as one family.
As we go through this, we receive the usual questions like "How are you?" "What’s up?" or "How have you been?" and we respond with typical answers like: "good", "not bad", "I'm doing great", etc. Or some respond in unique ways like: "I'm almost normal", "hangin' in there", "I'm almost there".
Now, these are all lovely whether you provide customary or one-of-a-kind questions and responses. These are expressions of our individuality but just the same prove that we are connected, that we want to engage, communicate and show our concern to one another. We sometimes include at the end of our response, the words "thank you" in appreciation to our greeter.
Now, I’d like to ask you, "How are you?" "How is your soul?" My continuous hope and prayer is that you are in "good shape", "not bad at all", "doing great" , or "almost normal" despite the challenges. Continue thriving, "you're almost there"; "one step at a time"; and "hang in there" with the help of God, and joyfully singing the famous hymn "It is Well With My Soul".
As I look back on our journey as a church, I personally thank God for his constant and endless love for all of us. Trying times are not over yet. It is part of our everyday journey. The best thing is we are moving hopefully and prayerfully in the right direction. How do we know that we are in the right direction? As long as God is our guide and compass, we are on the correct path. As we look forward to our journey as a church, I am personally excited to witness what God has in store for all of us. We can anticipate and pray for the best this 2018, but I know it won't be as smooth as we might expect. There will be humps and bumps along the way but still we can expect an enjoyable journey.
Let us continue to include in our care and our prayers our beloved members who are still struggling due to health issues.
Bernice is now happy to be home after being in health care facilities.
Doris at 98 is also in the best of health but needs to be in direct care and supervision of her loved ones.
Gaylen is doing great after a major lung transplant. After being in the ICU for some time, he’s now doing major first steps with a walker from his bed to the chair. What a blessing indeed!
Jack is still at the Christian Health Care Center. He's not in the best shape but life must continue for him and Jo.
Deannie is out of town and now in Puyallup. We will continue to include her in our prayer vines.
Peg is in her home with Cal as her personal caregiver. We, as a church are always with them in prayer as faith we can move mountains.
Marge is now home and now preparing for a possible change in her life.
Jean and Betty are both recovering from hip and knee surgery and we are confident that they are ready to get back to their everyday routine.
Pastor DJ del Rosario, our former pastor as well as Pastor Curtis and wife Kathy Atneosen are also in our prayers.
With all these health concerns surrounding our brothers and sisters, we truly appreciate how God is working in many wonderful and miraculous ways. Let us stay faithful and see things in an encouraging way.
Pastor Curtis during our men's breakfast shared his new favorite verse, which makes him very confident in facing this journey: Psalm 73:26 says, "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
We acknowledge that every journey that concerns health is tough but we always hold on not only to the promise but to the one who gave us the promise.
Love you all!