May 14, 2023 – 8:00am – The Mother of Methodism


Today’s Meditation;

Help me, Lord, to remember that religion is not to be confined to the church…nor exercised only in prayer or meditation but that everywhere I am in thy presence. ~Susanna Wesley

Welcoming Guests and Announcements – Pastor Ross

Hymn Sing

Pastoral Prayer – Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer – Pastor Ross

Scripture Reading – Jeremiah 31:2‐3, 31‐34 – Ernie Gutierrez

Message – The Mother of Methodism ‐ Pastor Dave

Communion – Pastors Linda, Ross & Dave


Thank you for worshiping with us!
Have a Wonderful and Blessed Week!

Jeremiah 31:2-3, 31-34 – New Revised Standard Version

2 Thus says the Lord: The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest,

3 the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

31 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.

32 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord.

33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

34 No longer shall they teach one another or say to each other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord, for I will forgive their iniquity and remember their sin no more.

She grew up educated at home. Her parents nurtured a strong spirituality in their daughter & gave her an appreciation of scripture & devotional writers of church, an interest she would later pass along to her sons. Faith came first for Susannah. Love for God defined her life & her parenting. At 19 married Samuel Wesley. She was practical, independent woman. Susanna took parenting seriously. Instilled in children sense of discipline, methodical approach/Became primary teacher.  Wesley children spent 6 hours day in school she ran in their house.

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