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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Online Ministry for the Week 03/06 - 03/12 2017

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

God of wilderness and water, your Son was baptized and tempted as we are. Guide us through this season, that we may not avoid struggle, but open ourselves to blessing, through the cleansing depths of repentance and the heaven-rending words of the Spirit. Amen.



DAILY READING




From The Book of Life

http://www.thebookoflife.org/on-how-to-defuse-an-argument/



Psalm 121

121:1 I lift up my eyes to the hills-- from where will my help come?
121:2 My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
121:3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
121:4 He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
121:5 The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade at your right hand.
121:6 The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
121:7 The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
121:8 The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.


ABUNDANT HEALTH

The Amazing Brain


Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. Psalm 139:14 (NLT)

Your brain is the most amazing organ. Even though it is only 2 percent of your body’s weight, it uses 20 to 30 percent of the calories you consume and 20 percent of the oxygen and blood flow in your body. It is the most expensive real estate in your body that requires the most resources. It has 100 billion nerve cells and more connections in it than there are stars in the universe.

When your brain works right, you work right. When your brain is troubled, you are much more likely to have trouble. With a healthy brain, people are happier and physically healthier, because they make better decisions.

—Dr. Daniel Amen


—The Daniel Plan brief excerpt from The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a HealthierLife by Rick Warren, DMin; Daniel Amen, MD; & Mark Hyman, MD (Zondervan). © 2013 by The Daniel Plan. Used with permission. All rights reserved.




PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

(Girl Scout Sunday) Holy God, you delight in creating life and beauty. Thank you for the abundant grace that you freely give. Let our church be a community that lives by this good news: even our faith in Jesus Christ is a gift we receive. Use these offerings to further our church’s mission, providing opportunities for people to grow in wisdom and to spread the harmony of your peace. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. (Romans 4:1-17)


THANK YOU! To all of you out there who are generously supporting the UUMC Online Ministry either with the donation button or through the ADVANCE. When we work together as a community of faith to learn from Jesus and practice his teachings, we really can make the world a better place! God is love and gives us all the courage and strength to live by the Holy Spirit.

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