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Psalm 105: 1-4

1 Give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make his deeds known to all people! 2 Sing to God; sing praises to the Lord; dwell on all his wondrous works! 3 Give praise to God’s holy name! Let the hearts rejoice of all those seeking the LORD! 4 Pursue the LORD and his strength; seek his face always!


In our search for the truth of God’s grace we sometimes miss the beauty of God’s creation. The sign of new life as the season of our earth is turning to a time of rest. The birth of a fall calves. The flight of geese as they begin to practice flight in formation. The trees with the hint of gold and red appear in the forests. God’s mystery of grace is often overlooked as the subtle changes of nature around us go from rest to life and return to a day of rest after a long summer of growth. These fall calves above are one of God’s mysteries of faith and grace. These calves find the joy of a small dirt hole in the pasture. Do you see the joy of this moment? Yes, we are so blessed!

The month of September we were having words with Jesus as his teaching through parables was confusing at times. We sometimes find it difficult to comprehend how the message is seen in our lives today. Worship needs a vision that looks first to God and then to community within and then to the world beyond the walls. We are driven by the question, “How do we share this gift of faith?” We are constantly seeking ways to be a witness to the treasure we have found, to the joy we live. Worship needs a vision that looks first to God and then to community within and then to the world beyond the walls. We are driven by the question, “How do we share this gift of faith?” We are constantly seeking ways to be a witness to the treasure we have found, to the joy we live.

October will be a series about claiming the faith we’ve been given with boldness and enthusiasm. But it is also about honoring those from whom we learned about Christ. So, there can be space for both: making new commitments to following or renewing commitments long standing. Take time this coming month to be thankful for the people in your life who have brought you to Christ. Remember those from your past who showed God’s grace in the mission of Christ church, the mission in our church fellowship, or the mission of the outreach to our community. God bless us as we find joy and rejoice in all that we do, see, and remember this autumn season.

Blessings, Pastor Dean

Announcements 7/15/2022:  

  • Volunteers are needed to help clean the Parsonage (wash windows, clean garage etc.) on July 20th
  • at 2pm. Please bring cleaning supplies. Many hands make light work!
  • The Mission Committee will have a table with produce for sale in the Fellowship Hall.  Donations needed! Mission Potlucks to resume Sunday August 7th
  •  Backpacks and school supply donations will be accepted between now and September 1st.  Watch for more information regarding this and for the Blessing of Backpacks that will be held in September.
  •  Rally Sunday is coming up in September. Pastor Dean will be working with the Christian Ed committee to begin Sunday School plans. All parents with school age children watch for communication regarding this and confirmation classes that start in the fall.



Information on July 17th Church Service:

  • Click the following link for this week's  Service Order/Bulletin .
  • Click the following link for a copy of this week's Sunday Message .
  • Meet and greet Pastor Dean next Wednesday the 20th or Thursday the 21st in the church parking lot at 5pm for Freeze Pop Tailgating!
  • Picture of lilies complements of Pastor Dean and Rhonda taken at  heir farm.
  • Worship Sunday July 17th at 10:30am with coffee and treats held prior in the Fellowship Hall.    If unable to attend, join us for online worship on Facebook live (United Methodist Church of Mora)  at 10:30 and later uploaded to our YouTube channel (Mora United Methodist Church).  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

We are glad you are here!

We are very glad to welcome Dean and Rhonda to our church and to the Mora community! Dean is a husband, father, grandfather, a sheep and beef farmer and a newly retired high school math and physics teacher. Roush will bring his love and talent for music ministry and his guitar, so music will remain a key component of the services. Pastor Dean is excited about his ministry in our church and eager to share his love of God with the community.

This month there is a new beginning Mora United Methodist Church. Rhonda and I are very blessed and looking forward to meeting and greeting the fellowship of the Mora community on July 3, 2022. This is a new beginning for us all as God has set a faith journey for me, and our church family to share in the love of Christ. This month is a time to look forward to our future of discipleship to our community of faith, and to the community of the Mora area. We are all blessed by his grace, and given the gift to share this grace.

A new and beautiful beginning is happening at Mora UMC, and we all rejoice and sing his praises.

If you would like to chat with me, Pastor Dean Roush, I will be available in the office Wednesday and Thursdays from 10am-5:30pm and Mondays by appointment for conversation, counseling, prayer, sing praises, or if you just want to see if your cribbage game is as good as
mine, stop in for a visit. Home and hospital visits are upon request. Please let me know if there is someone who is in need of a visitation as I learn more of our church family.

Cell phone: 715-491-1995