Prepare for Worship
February 14, 2021
Homer United Methodist Church
Sermon Series: WHOLE
Prepare for Online Worship

Prepare Your Space:
  • minimize distractions online and around you
  • open up or print out your worship guide
  • pray for your pastor!

Resources for Children

Click here for today's Children's Bulletins. And here's the answer key.

6th Sunday after Epiphany church school: Click here for video.
Upcoming Events
Pick up your Lent devotional materials at the church on Tuesday February 16 from 4-5:30 pm. No matter what size your household - single, couple, family - we have Lenten devotions for you! 

Today: Begin to consider your spiritual practice for Lent.
February 16, 4-5:30 pm: Pick up Lent devotion bags at church
February 17, 7 pm: Ash Wednesday Service Online
February 17 - March 21: Season of Lent
March 28: Palm / Passion Sunday
March 28 - April 3: Holy Week
April 4: Easter Sunday

The beginning of Lent brings a new invitation - an invitation into a deeper life of faith, an invitation to renewed spirituality, and an invitation into deeper awareness of God and self.

This year, our theme is Again & Again.

Again and again, we suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Again and again, we turn to God in need and longing. Again and again, God reaches out to us with grace and mercy.

Even when worshipping apart, we come to God again and again with our prayers, our dreams, our hopes, and our doubts. Again and again, God claims us and loves us.

In uncertain times, rituals can ground us and give us a sense of meaning and purpose. As we prepare to begin another Lenten journey, consider what spiritual practice you are called to this year.

"Again & Again" worship series by A Sanctified Art LLC
During Lent, the Online Church School lessons will return to an Intergenerational format. There should be something to engage every age. You will receive Church School materials in the bags being handed out prior to Lent. If you are interested in helping with the planning process, please contact Peggy Ostrom at [email protected], or call her at 907 226-1101.
Prayer Requests

Send a card to Mari-Anne! Mari-Anne is at Maple Springs Senior Living in Palmer. No visitors are allowed but cards are welcome:
Mari-Anne Gross
Room 126
12130 E. Maple Springs Way
Palmer AK 99645

Show your support to Maynard as well:
Maynard Gross
57485 Taku Avenue
Homer, AK  99603
Jim Clymer is at Happy Valley Assisted Living. Please send him a card at:
Happy Valley Assisted Living
Jim Clymer
PO Box 425
Anchor Point AK 99556

Hospital Chaplain Bob Redmond's wife Sue passed away last week. Many of you know Bob through the Hospital Auxiliary. Please send a card to:
Bob Redmond
PO Box 2149
Homer AK 99603

  • Barb McBride's sister Betty who has COVID
  • Bryan and Karen Zak - safe travels to help care for Bryan's mom; also healing for Bryan's sister
  • Bob Redmond - grief
  • Darrel Walker - healing
  • Lori Evans' nephew Eric Paddy passed away. Pray for the whole family and especially his wife Heather and 6 year old son.
  • Mari-Anne Gross - healing
  • Doug Stark - healing
  • April Selenka - healing from shoulder surgery
  • Gary and Shirley Kosto
  • Alaska Conference Prayer Focus: Aldersgate United Methodist Church; Rev. Karen Dammann, pastor.

Reply to this email with your prayer requests!

Ways to Give
Thank you for your consistent giving! Your generosity allows us to continue our ministries with people in need in our community. There are many ways to give:

Give Online
Click here for our church donation page.

Send a Check
Homer United Methodist Church
770 East End Road
Homer AK 99603

Donate Automatically
Use the "bill pay" or "auto draft" options of your bank or credit union. Contact your bank to learn more.

Text Your Offering
Safely text your donation through the Give+ app. Learn more here.
Update Regarding In-Person Worship
We will continue to meet virtually for worship and small groups via Zoom and Facebook.

Thank you all for your continued participation online. Wash your hands, wear a mask, stick to your bubbles, stay home, and stay safe! Let's keep the numbers in Homer low so that we can resume worship as soon as possible!
Spiritual Wellness Resources
Exploring Spiritual Practices

We practice spiritual disciplines so that when difficult times arise, we have tools to keep us grounded in peace, hope, joy, and love. Click here to watch.
Pastor Lisa's Pandemic Schedule

Work Days: Tuesday-Sunday
Day Off: Monday
Filming Day: Friday

Please contact me any day, any time if you have an emergency. Otherwise, please respect my day off. You can leave a voicemail or email, and I will respond to you on Tuesday. On Fridays, my phone is on airplane mode most of the day as I film, but I do check it regularly, so leave me a message, and I'll get back to you.

Over the course of the week, if you are in need of comfort and worship, "visit" some of the other Alaskan United Methodist churches to watch their worship services. Click here to see the list of churches offering online worship.

Contact Us
770 East End Road
Homer, AK 99603