Jan 01

Welcome

Welcome to Lincoln Park Community United Methodist Church!

Searching for meaning and direction in life? We can help! Come, experience Lincoln Park United Methodist Church! Come, experience God!

We are a small community church where people of all ages join together to worship and share fellowship with one another. Come experience Lincoln Park Church, we look forward to seeing you soon!

We offer a Contemporary Praise Worship Service at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday featuring our Praise Band plus a rich multimedia experience. We also offer a Traditional Worship Service at 11:00 a.m., as well as Christian Education classes for all ages at 10:10 a.m.

Sep 07

Join Us for Anniversary Sunday

On Sunday, October 26, Dr. Anita Powell, the Superintendent of our Central District, will be here to preach for OUR CHURCH’S 79TH ANNIVERSARY. Please mark this Sunday on your calendar and plan to be here to celebrate our life together!

— Pastor Dave McMillan

Sep 07

Fall New Member Class Planned

Mondays, November 3-17

Our Fall New Members Class will be held on three successive Monday nights, November 3–17, from 6:30–8:30 pm, at the parsonage. If you’re interested in joining Lincoln Park Community UMC, please speak with Pastor Dave or call the Church Office, 610-777-1422.

Sep 03

Lincoln Park Happy Wanderers Plan European Trip

June 20 thru July 5, 2015

From Beverly Perella

Castle NeuschwansteinGermany, Austria, Switzerland, and Hungary are the destinations. We’ll meet following the late service on Sunday, September 14, for anyone interested in the trip. If you’ve dreamed of seeing the medieval castle in Heidelberg, Mad King Ludwig’s magical Neuschwanstein Castle (the one Walt Disney copied), Mozart’s birth place in Salzburg, Schoenbrun Palace in Vienna, Mount Pilatus (the highest mountain peak in Switzerland) near Lucerne, and the famous cities of Munich and Budapest, this is the trip for you! Registration is being accepted now. Any questions, please call Bev Perella.

Sep 01

Worship Notes – September and October

from Pastor Dave

9am-WorshipDuring the first three Sundays of September, we will look at returning to our first love, putting our hands to work in the fields of God’s kingdom and being distance runners heralding to good news of God’s salvation. On the last Sunday of September, we will begin a new sermon series entitled: “I Believe”. Living in an age of growing religious pluralism and secular relativism, what do we believe as Christian and why? Together, we’ll explore the tenets of our faith as contained in the Apostle’s Creed. Come as together we seek to worship God in spirit in truth.

 

 

September 7 Sermon: With Heart John 21:15-17 – (Communion Service Church Picnic, one worship service @ 10 am)
September 14 Sermon: With Hands Matthew 9:35-38
September 21 Sermon: With Feet Isaiah 52 – (Commitment Sunday)
September 28 Sermon: I Believe in God Genesis 1:1-5
October 5 Sermon: I Believe in Jesus Christ Luke 1:26-38
October 12 Laity Sunday Preacher: Jack Villecco, Lay Leader
October 19 Sermon: I Believe in Death John 19:16-30
October 26 Anniversary Sunday Dr. Anita Powell, District Superintendant

Sep 01

Thinking Out Loud

“Where your treasure is, there will you heart be also” – Luke 12:34

from Pastor Dave

Pastor DavePreparing for this year’s annual stewardship program, I have come to better understand that Stewardship: the careful and responsible management of God’s economy, ultimately, in the words of farmer, novelist and poet Wendell Berry, “turns on affection.”

In Luke’s gospel, Jesus warns the multitude against greed. He tells them the parable of a rich man whose land produced a bountiful crop. Having no place to store the harvest, he builds more and more barns to store his grain and goods. Saying, ”Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years, relax, eat, drink and be merry. But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God.”

In his Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities in 2012, quoting his teacher Wallace Stegner, Berry stated that Americans have been divided into two kinds. There are “Boomers” and there are “Stickers”. Boomers are those who “pillage and run.” Stickers are those “who settle, and love the life they have made and the place they have made it in.” While the rich man did not exactly “pillage and run” like modern day corporate raiders, I think they are both types of “Boomers”. Their life revolves around themselves and what they can accumulate.

I believe the biblical testimony is clear. God calls us to be “Stickers”. There is a quality of life, an understanding, a knowing, that only comes to those who nurture an awareness and affection for “the life they have made and the place they have made it in.” For me, this life and place includes the local church: those who worship, pray and serve together. It is from this shared life and place that the stewarding of Creation itself is rightly understood. When you love someone or something more than yourself, you are willing to make the sacrifices necessary to leave that person or community of faith better off than when you found them. Berry is right, it does all “turn on affection.”

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