Reading United Methodist Church
Adult Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Children Sunday School 10:15 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Libby Oberdorf
United Methodist Women meet the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm in the Upper Room at the Church.
8a.m. Wednesday walks join us if interested. We park at the church and usually do 2-3 laps around town.
In case of inclement weather walking is done in the community building.
In our lectionary readings for this Sunday, March 26 we find Psalm 23. Psalm 23 is a psalm of comfort that we often use at funerals. In this time of national and global crisis as the Corona Virus spreads, I find it profound that this scripture comes right now. We are reminded of a shepherd who resides in green, that is growing, pastures. This Shepherd makes us to lay down and rest, to find peace beside the still waters. In this case it may be more accurate to find peace in the richness of the life we have and to allow the pause from many things to give us peace.
This is when we find ourselves walking through a dark valley, none like we have ever seen in our lifetime. The good news is that we know that God is with us! As the Psalm says, “I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.” God is with us as we walk through difficult times. The rod may be seen as the Holy Spirit that prompts us to go in the right direction. The staff is how God helps us and protects us to draw us back to community if we get off course or get in a dangerous position. This drawing back will look very different in this time, yet we are still connected as the church, the Body of Christ. As the church we are here to help our community however we can. To be the hands and feet of God, to offer you help in whatever way we are able. We have our Blessing Box available for to help with needs and the Miracle Café has perishable items. If there are other ways we can help you like delivering groceries please call me at 785-564-1977 and we will try to assist you. +Grace and Peace, Pastor Libby
The RES group and a few others volunteered by helping put together the church's playground this weekend. They put the swing set back up, mulched, and put up the timbers. They donated several hours of their Saturday morning to do it and it looks awesome thank you all!
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UMC Sponsored Back to School Picnic at the park.