As you all know, COVID-19 has altered our every day activities and closed many establishments. With this being said, Morgan Park United Methodist Church has decided to bring the worship to the comfort of your own home. I’ve created Morgan Park UMC it’s very own YouTube page! You can click the link to subscribe to our channel right here!
You can expect Each Sundays worship to be posted there promptly at our normal worship time 11 a.m. Sunday morning!
Joys and Concerns are still a very important part of our worship here at Morgan Park, and we plan to continue to give the congregation the opportunity to share them. Please email All joys and concerns to email@example.com or call me, Rashe Waters, at the church 773-238-2600. All joys and concerns should be submitted by each Wednesday or they may not be lifted until the next following Sunday! You are also more than welcome to leave the joys/concerns as a voicemail!
Gods peace to all,
There’s an old hymn, that says, “In times like these, you need a Savior, In times like these, you need an anchor…In times like these, you need the Bible.” These lyrics can help guide us through a challenging and potentially dangerous season.
Jesus offers the repeated admonition, “DO NOT FEAR” and “DO NOT BE AFRAID.” As a matter of fact, these are two of the most often repeated phrases in all of scripture. One of those verses, from Psalm 46 says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. Therefore we will not fear.” These verses do not minimize the presence of danger, or trouble. Instead, they suggest that because there is help in the time of trouble, we need not be afraid. We are called as people of faith to place our trust in God, recognizing that God sometimes uses men and women, even unexpected men and women, as agents to deliver that ever-present help. The apostle, Paul writes to the Christians of Rome, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities…For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad.
On Sunday, based on the information we had at that time, the congregation agreed to meet for in-person worship, while honoring and respecting individual choice not to meet. Current federal guidelines, however, discourage gatherings of more than 10 persons. In addition, Bishop Sally Dyck has issued guidance to churches to comply with federal, state and local authorities by suspending in-person worship. You can view her remarks by clicking, https://vimeo.com/398066667. Please note, she has not suspended worship, only in-person worship. In keeping with the guidance of federal, state, local and denominational authorities, we will not meet for in-person worship until we receive updated guidance.
With this being said, Morgan Park United Methodist Church has decided to bring worship to the comfort of your own home. Morgan Park UMC has its own YouTube page! Please click the link below and click the red subscribe button on the YouTube page.
This Sunday’s worship service will be posted there promptly at our normal worship time 11 a.m. Sunday morning! You may also access worship by going to morganparkumc.org and clicking the worship link. If you have difficulty accessing the worship service on Sunday, please call (773) 238-2600 for technical support.
Prayer and Joys/Concerns are a very important part of our worship here at Morgan Park. The congregation will continue to have the opportunity to share them, and to lift them in prayer to God. Please email ALL joys and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rashe Waters at 773-238-2600 by each Friday, at 5:30 p.m. You may also leave joys/concerns on voicemail before Friday at 3:00.
Finally, we are going to try to continue to do as many of the things that churches normally do. Specifically, I’m thinking about bible study, Sunday School, prayer group and giving. Methods to participate in all of these vital functions of the church will begin to be available in the next few days. Please continue to check your e-mail for updates, and if there are persons that you know are not receiving this information, please contact the church office with their contact information. Also, please feel free to invite others who may need spiritual care to access any of our resources.
The Peace of Christ Be With You,