Hello church family,

I am so thankful that we were able to praise and worship God in-person and virtually.

Sunday morning we looked at Isaiah 43:16-21 as we are reminded that the Lord is making all things new. God has done wonderful things in the past and God is still continuing to make all things new and bring forth amazing things. We must all decide that we will be willing to have faith in God, trust in God, and join God as the Lord transforms each of us, our community, and our church.

Let us all be willing to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit as God works to make each of us new and works to bring forth a revival here at Edge UMC. Let us follow the Lord every day of our lives and live into the new creation that the Lord has made.

As we continue on this journey in Lent, I want to encourage all of you to join us in our book study of "Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive". The title may sound jarring but it is a wonderful book that describes how every church, regardless of size, needs to continually reevaluate whether it is following its mission or vision.

I have ordered enough copies for everyone to get one so you can pick one up from the church or Jessica and I can deliver one to you. Contact me with any questions and to sign up to receive a book.

I also want to encourage all of you to join us for our discussion on the book that will take place Wednesdays at 5pm both in-person or via Zoom. If you cannot make the Wednesday meeting, then I still want to encourage you to read the book and discuss it. I am willing to add additional meeting times with individuals or small groups.

I hope you will all join us in this book study as we allow God to do new things here at Edge UMC and we follow the Holy Spirit's guidance on how we can reach out to the community.

We have changed the time for our Zoom Bible study from Friday at 5pm to Wednesday at 5pm. I hope you all can join us as we begin our book study. The link for Bible Study is the same link as it previously was.


Have a blessed day, 
Pastor Jeff Taylor

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Isaiah 43:16-21

16 This is what the Lord says—
    he who made a way through the sea,
    a path through the mighty waters,
17 who drew out the chariots and horses,
    the army and reinforcements together,
and they lay there, never to rise again,
    extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:
18 “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.
20 The wild animals honor me,
    the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21   the people I formed for myself
    that they may proclaim my praise.
WEDNESDAY PRAYER MEETING
BY PHONE --
Please join us for our Prayer Meeting by Phone on Wednesday at 11 AM.
To join this meeting, call 602-580-9308. After you call, if it asks you for an access code enter 3824906. Prayer is so important right now, so I want to invite you all to our midweek prayer time as we continue to be in prayer for each other, our neighbors, families, friends, the nation, and the world. Come and bring all of your prayers to God.
Pastor Jeff leads a virtual Bible Study through Zoom every Wednesday at 5 PM.
You can join by video or just by voice, if you prefer. You can also join by phone.
To join this Friday by computer, click on this LINK when it's time to start.
To join by phone, dial 650-724-9799. When prompted, enter meeting
ID# 89311209351 # Password: 7vTsT6

EMAIL PASTOR JEFF if you have any questions or if you would like to lead one of the weeks.

If you want to know more about Zoom, you can view a demonstration. Join a few minutes early if this is your first time so you can download the free app.
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