Thank You for Joining Us

Pastor David Toombs begins an new sermon series, Glimpses Of The Kingdom. Sermon titles Include: 1/08 The Waters’ Fine, 1/15 Not Lacking, 1/22 Having the Same Mind, 1/29 Blessed Are, 2/05 You Are 2/12 But I Say. 2/19 Super Sunday.

Each week we dive into the message and ministry of Jesus. Including His baptisim, The Beatitudes, Sermon on the Mount, and transfiguration. How we all long for the splendor of heaven here on earth, let us together seek and fine Glimpses of heaven. We hope you will join us each week in person or live stream as we experience Jesus message through the lens of Matthew. In this we way we can prepare for the season of Lent, where we more than hear His message, we witness his acts of miracles and sacrifice.

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In person Church Services are held
every Sunday at 10:30am

Calendar Planning Session
Sunday, January 8th
Lunch (bring something to share)
following worship

Potluck Fellowship Dinner
Sunday, January 15th
following worship

FLUMC Childrens Home Sunday Offering
Sunday, January 29th

Pastor’s Corner

Good Day Crystal Lake UMC. 

New. There is just something, about “new”, isn’t there. It somehow holds the promise of fresh starts, experiences, tastes, sights and joys. Who doesn’t remember the excitement of buying their first new car or starting a new job. We celebrate the new year and the joy of newborns. That one hits close to home, as we will be welcoming to our family, Miles, due in early March, 

If the bible is any reflection of God, it’s clear He too is all about new. Isaiah, God’s major prophet in 43:18-20 proclaims: 

Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; A quick search of scripture reveals God is indeed involved in all things new“. 

Examples: New Creation, New Covenant, New Every Morning, New Thing, New Life, New Song, New Heart, New Testament. Etcetera. God in the business of “New

God is also a master of restoration projects. Taking what is used, abused and worn and restoring them. Not only things, but the most difficult of projects, the human spirit and heart. 

Job’s admonition is: 

If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my service I would wait, till my renewal should come.” Job 14:14 

Psalm 51:10: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me

Psalm 104:30: When you send forth your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground

Romans 12:2: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind

2 Corinthians 4:16: “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day

You get the point, If not, Titus 3:5 explains for us that “He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit

Can you imagine when our Lord first spoke all things into being. Wow, a new creation! It must have been spectacular. Unblemished and perfect. And to think, this is how he sees… us! Renewed, restored, perfect… in Christ. Unbelievable! 

We above all creation have cause for celebration. From grateful, restored hearts and renewed spirits, sing a new song, sing it with me. 

“Praise God from whom all blessings flow Praise Him, all creatures here below 

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host 

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost” 

Praise God, for His Holiness. Praise God for His faithfulness. Praise God for He is. 

As always blessings, (Your) Pastor, 

David Toombs 

“Brighten the corner where you are….”

Pastor David Toombs