“Be still, and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46:10, NRSV). People who seek silence and are open to God’s presence testify that such stillness and seeking can bring healing. Tension is relieved, stress begins to dissipate, one’s inner person feels refreshed and the nearness of God becomes a reality. In the depth of stillness, God’s power is present and restoring us to wholeness.
We will be using John Ortberg's book, Who Is This Man: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus, as the basis of a sermon series over the five Sundays leading up to Easter. Each Sunday will have a reading list for those who would like to follow along in the book, and a video component for those who would like to watch it prior to the service on Sunday.
Here is the schedule of titles, scriptures, and book chapters:
- March 1- "Are You Amazed?"
- March 8- "Humanity Revealed"
- March 15- "But I Tell You, Forgive"
- March 22- "Living Ripples"
- March 29 (Passion/Palm Sunday- "The Eternal Three Days"
The schedule follows the order of the study guide for the book. The study guide is available at Amazon.com in print or Kindle versions.
There are preparatory videos available to view before each of these Sunday topics, but, due to copyright, you must be registered to view them.
Once registered you will see a menu titled "Sermons" in the main menu on the left that you can select to view the videos.
Welcome to the website of the United Methodist Church of Hyde Park, 1 Church Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538.
We are an active and responsive part of the greater Hyde Park community, reaching out and welcoming in the name of Jesus Christ. We are a missional church whose primary goal is to form dedicated Christians who embody Jesus' world view not only when gathered on Sunday, but in every facet of our lives. To this end we sow seeds of care and hope in our world, seeking to shore up the blessings of our community and perfect it in the loving nature of our faith.
We have programs aimed at learning, fellowship, discipleship, missions, you name it, but these are simply a means of witnessing to a greater love and sacrificial commitment that we have to one another and our world. This love and commitment cannot be held behind doors, while it can be celebrated there. This love and commitment welcomes in, but goes out to meet the wanderer on the roadside.
We would love to welcome you to spend some time getting to know us. You can do that as easily as looking over and plumbing the depths of this website. But really knowing us is helping us to both celebrate and encourage the greater Hyde Park community through the outreach we have. You are always welcome to come worship with us at any of our three Sunday morning services, which are joy filled Holy Spirit led encounters with a living and vital God.
Blessing to you on your journey, and know that God loves you so much that He died to prove it.
Our Mission Statement:
"Under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we are a worshiping community, seeking the will of God, teaching the word of God, and sharing the love of God."