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Worship service, including praise, prayer, and spoken word. First United Methodist Church of College Station, Texas. Rev. Eleanor Colvin, Pastor. Contact: pastor@1stcollegestation.org

Worship service, including praise, prayer, and spoken word. First United Methodist Church of College Station, Texas. Rev. Eleanor Colvin, Pastor. Contact: pastor@1stcollegestation.org


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Worship service, including praise, prayer, and spoken word. First United Methodist Church of College Station, Texas. Rev. Eleanor Colvin, Pastor. Contact: pastor@1stcollegestation.org




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What Do You Have to Say About the Third Day?

April 17. 2022 Easter Sunday A lot can happen in a week! Last Sunday, the crowds were asking Christ to save them, and before the week was over, those cries changed to crucify him. It begs the question: are we dependable disciples or a wavering witnesses? Despite the ways we sometimes show up in the world – Christ still trusts us to share the Good News that he lived for us, died for us and rose again on the third day. If Christ sent you, as he sent Mary, to go and tell the world that you...


It's Time to Go to Work!

April 24, 2022 What teachings are we filling the city with? Do our witness and work in the world bring any cause for concern among the enemies of God? The disciples boldly declare they witnessed the life, death, and resurrection of Christ and are driven to testify. What have you witnessed that impacts how you work for the kingdom? "It's Time to Go to Work!" - Mr. Vernon Moore Acts 5: 27-32 Bulletin flipbook: View https://pubhtml5.com/homepage/ymvq Subscribe to Worship 1st Podcast on...


A Palm's Perspective

4/10/2022 Palm & Passion Sunday Point of view matters. If you watch a parade from street level vs. a balcony above -- you see things differently. If you watch a parade from the sidelines vs. the moving procession -- you see things differently. If you watch from home, you can enjoy the music, but you miss out on the community and camaraderie of the crowd -- not to mention the prizes. Our Gospel text today tells the story of a parade with the most fantabulous prize ever -- salvation. The...


Come On Home

3/27/2022 Have you ever squandered The Father's blessings? Or wasted the wealth of your gifts? What are you waiting for to come home? What will it take for you to "come to yourself" and live/serve as God would have you to live/serve? "Come On Home" - Rev. Eleanor Colvin Luke 15: 1-2; 11-32 Bulletin flipbook: View https://pubhtml5.com/homepage/ymvq Subscribe to Worship 1st Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite player. Also, listen at http://1stcollegestation.org/ Episode...


Is That Everything...?

4/3/2022 What is your most prized possession? What would motivate you to give it up or compel you to sell it and give ALL the money away? In today’s Gospel, Mary is moved to anoint Jesus’ feet with expensive perfumed oil. Her generosity prepares him for the most generous act Christ could do -- lay down his life for us. Are we willing to lay down our all to live for the one who died for us? "Is That Everything...?" - Rev. Eleanor Colvin John 12: 1-8 Bulletin flipbook: View...


Do You Have Something to Confess...?

3/13/2022 More often than not, a confession is associated with something not-so-good. But, theologians describe Psalm 27 as a “confession of trust.” In the midst of attacks and persecution …. David confesses what is true about God to get him through the hard times. The Lord is my light and my salvation. The Lord is my stronghold – who holds me close in hard times. In the face of your circumstances, what do you have to confess about your good, gracious, loving, compassionate, all-powerful...


Holy Hydration - We Thirst

3/20/2022 How much water do you consume each day? Are you clear on how essential water is to your health? The Psalmist said that he thirsts for God … What about us? Do we thirst for God and seek satisfaction in God and God alone? Or, are we at risk of being dehydrated disciples? "Holy Hydration - We Thirst" - Rev. Eleanor Colvin Psalm 63 Bulletin flipbook: View https://pubhtml5.com/homepage/ymvq Subscribe to Worship 1st Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite player. Also, listen...


Love Letters --- Sent by God

2/13/2022 Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. That is one of the most popular love letters of all time -- written by the Apostle Paul to the church at Corinth. And, if we checked our spiritual mail today – we might find that God is writing us a love letter. Moreover, we might find that is sending us as love letters to the world. After all, Jesus taught that the world will recognize us as disciples because of how we love. So, what is your love...


Love is the Key

2/20/2022 As Believers, it is imperative that we carry the presence of the Lord with us at all times, in all situations (good and bad). We are to be mindful that as adverse situations come our way, the battle is not ours, it's the Lord's. Therefore, we are to be encouraged as well. The God we serve is a provider, as well as a restorer. In all situations, let love remain in your hearts, for in doing so, the God in you will allow to overcome anything and everything. "Love is the Key!" - Mr....


Stay in Love

2/27/2022 We have had quite a soundtrack this month -- as we explored the theme: This Is How We Know What Love Is. Last, but not least, Jesus says: Let’s Stay Together -- in times of chaos, from coronavirus to corrupt leadership. No – we’re not called to love the harmful actions of others, but we are called to continue to operate in God’s love. Or, as Jesus taught: remain in my love, abide in me and I will abide in you. "Stay in Love" - Rev. Eleanor Colvin John 15: 9-17 Bulletin...


The Opportune Time

3/6/2022 In today’s Gospel, Jesus stands right where most of us are – somewhere between our baptism and boldly living out our baptismal vows. After his baptism, Christ is driven by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness to be tested. Today, we begin our Lenten journey – submitting to a season of examination, so that we might be fit to serve. The text reminds us, that the enemy never gives up on distracting the children of God. Instead, he returns at an opportune time … And so, it’s always the...


New Year, New You! Lord Make Me a New Wineskin

1/30/2022 God is doing something new in this season, and we must trust that all will be made NEW. We should be excited with anticipation and expectation, willing to give God our full participation as God changes things. The Lord desires to give us a brand new touch; a fresh revelation; a new way of doing things; new miracles and new adventures in Christ! God wants to pour into us today! So, let’s dump the old wineskins and let’s become new wineskins in this season. "New Year, New You! Lord...


When Love Calls...Say Yes

2/6/2022 It’s no secret that God so loved the world that he sent his only son. Even if today was your first day in church – you’ve probably already heard that Good News! But, have you heard the rest of the story? God so loves the world that God sends us into the world to serve, to teach, to help, to offer hope, to listen and to love. When loves calls – do you say yes? "When Love Calls...Say Yes" - Rev. Eleanor Colvin Luke 5: 1-11 and Isaiah 6: 1-8 Bulletin flipbook: View...


Expect a Miracle!

1/16/2022 From the parting of the Red Sea to healing those with leprosy – the Bible is full of miracles. Some impacted the whole community, others simply blessed the one believer. The Good News is: miracles still happen! Jesus turned water into wine for his miracle – pouring out grace by the gallon! What do you need to do to be ready to receive the miracle God has for you? Expect a Miracle! - Rev. Eleanor Colvin John 2: 1-11 Bulletin flipbook: View...


Go On - Answer It!

1/23/2022 Home phones and landlines can be a rarity these days, and even when in place, they often go ignored. Although not rare, the call of God often goes ignored and unanswered in our lives. Jesus declared in Luke 4 that the Spirit of the Lord was upon him, anointing him to do God’s good works in the world. The Good News is, the same is true for us. Go on – answer the call! "Go On - Answer It!" - Rev. Eleanor Colvin Luke 4: 14-21 Bulletin flipbook: View...


2022: The Year of Open Eyes and Open Hearts

1/2/2022 As we celebrate Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, which marks the 12th day of Christmas, we might recall the song full of gifts none of us want – turtle doves and partridges in pear trees. But the 12th day of Christmas is really about the one who was born to set us free. Epiphany marks the day when the Wise Men finally laid eyes on the Savior – and opened their hearts in worship and opened their treasured gifts before him. This Epiphany and beyond, let’s consider how our encounter with...


Remember the Day...

1/9/2022 When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, it is a lifetime commitment, not a seasonal thing. As we commit ourselves to the Lord, we must embrace the 'total package' of God; that is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. In our lifetime, we will face many changes in our society; yet, the Word Of God ALWAYS remains the same. We should ALWAYS remember that accepting the Lord in our lives provides us with TRUE 'life insurance'. "Remember the Day..." - Vernon...


Joy in the Journey

12/12/2021 Today’s scriptures are like a spoon full of medicine – it might seem bitter, but, it will make us better. The prophet Zephaniah and the Apostle John offer the same sermon: Repent! In this season, when our attention is on the long-awaited Savior, we might not give our sin the attention it needs. Both prophets declare that the road to real joy goes through repentance – because repentance opens our hearts to the rescue and restoration that Christ brings in Advent and always. "Joy...


The Greatest Gift

12/19/2021 Despite what the news media is telling us – please don’t worry that Christmas is cancelled! The gifts of the season – love, joy, peace and hope – are not stuck in ports, nor are they slowed down by shipping delays. Not even a surge in COVID-19 will stop Christ the King from coming this year. The only question is: when you receive the greatest gift of all – Jesus Christ – how will you share it with the world? "The Greatest Gift" - Rev. Eleanor Colvin Isaiah 9: 6-7 Bulletin...


Like Christ

12/26/2021 Who got clothes for Christmas? Perhaps a sweater that it will never be cold enough to wear in Texas, or something that looks more like the giver’s style than your own. The Good News is that all of us who received the gift of Christ this year – also received the blessing of his wardrobe. Friends, are you clothed like Christ? Are the fruit of the Spirit and the qualities of Christ found in your spiritual closet and in your heart? "Like Christ" - Rev. Eleanor Colvin Colossians 3:...