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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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Welcome to the Journey!

Welcome to the journey of Lent! Only God knows where the Spirit will lead us in these 40 days leading up to Easter. Just as Christ was driven into the wilderness, tested and tempted -- it's likely we will have our own set of trials this season. If you're a traveler, you know that before we take off on an adventure, there are preparations to be made. Life in Christ is a great adventure; so, let's use the Lenten Season -- as the early Christians did -- to prepare our minds, bodies and spirits...



The time the disciples experienced on the mountain with Jesus was a WOW moment that forever marked their lives! Our lives are changed on the mountains, yet, they are lived in the valleys. Do you spend time meeting with Jesus on the mountain — through prayer, song and the Word of God? What is God revealing to you in your WOW mountain moments that might inspire your witness and work in the valleys of life? "Wow!" - Ms. Wendi Peterson Mark 9:2-10 (MSG) Bulletin flipbook: View...


Reach Back and Rise Up!

The Negro National Anthem encourages us to sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us; sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us. If we are to do that and to live as people of faith, we may have to reach back and reclaim the faith of our cultural and biblical heritage. By faith, our ancestors overcame unimaginable hardships and did amazing things empowered by the grace of God at work within them. What will we accomplish by faith -- when we learn to...


Shine! (Part 2)

The gospel according to poetry tells us that "there is always light --if only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it." Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem calls to mind Jesus' declarations that we are the light of the world and that we are sent to serve the world. Is your light on? Are you shining and serving in ways that will make a difference -- in ways that will help the kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven? "Shine! (Part 2)” - Rev. Eleanor Colvin Matthew...


Re-thinking Commitment: Make a Plan, Make No Excuses and Make It Happen

It's time to re-think our commitment! Proverbs tells us to commit our ways to God, and God will establish our plans. Sometimes, our plans don't come to pass, because they were never God's plans. And, sometimes, we miss the mark, because we never made a full commitment. Can you imagine what would be possible if you "commit your commitments" to God this year? It's time -- to make a plan, make no excuses, and make it happen! "Re-thinking Commitment: Make a Plan, Make No Excuses and Make It...


Stop Snoozing! God Is Trying to Use You!

In his final sermon, Dr. King warned us against “sleeping through a revolution.” Today’s texts remind us that sometimes we can be wide awake and spiritually asleep. And still, Jesus invites us to “follow him” — to walk with him and walk like him. Let’s not be found snoozing, when God is trying to use us. "Stop Snoozing!" "God Is Trying to Use You!” - Rev. Eleanor Colvin John 1:43-51 and 1 Samuel 3:1-10 Bulletin flipbook: View https://pubhtml5.com/homepage/ymvq Subscribe to Worship 1st...


Tearing the Heavens Open

God tore the heavens open at Jesus' baptism to bless him with the Holy Spirit that would equip and empower him to do the hard work of redemption. The Spirit descending like a dove, may cause us to see the moment as peaceful and serene; when, in fact, it was a moment of warfare, a moment when God began to wage war with sin for our sake. Those who are baptized believers of Jesus Christ are enlisted in that same fight to redeem the world. As we celebrate Jesus' baptism and remember our own,...



The lights and decor may all be packed away, but Christmas is not quite over. This week, we celebrate Epiphany — in honor of the day the wise men, who were guided by a star, finally found the Christ Child. They worshipped and presented their gifts — just as we are called to do. What will you offer God in 2021? How will you be a light that leads other to the Savior? "Shine!" - Rev. Eleanor Colvin Isaiah 60:1-6 and Matthew 2:1-12 Bulletin flipbook: View...


The Set Time

For generations and generations, prophets pointed to the time when Christ would come. Then, when the set time came - Jesus was born of a woman, under the law, to save all of us who would one day struggle to keep the law. What a gift to the world! We may have wanted to rush the promises of God in 2020, but it seems divine blessings require divine timing - and are worth the wait. "The Set Time" - Rev. Eleanor Colvin Galatians 4:4-7 and Luke 2:22-40 Bulletin flipbook: View...


Love Came Down

What a surprise the angel’s announcement must have been for Mary! Sure — she was expecting the Messiah like everyone else; but, there’s no way she was expecting to be the vessel chosen for God’s love to come down to earth. Hopefully, our hearts are as open as Mary’s — to carry the gift of God’s love into all the world. "Love Came Down" - Rev. Eleanor Colvin Luke 1:26-38, 46-49 Bulletin flipbook: View https://pubhtml5.com/homepage/ymvq Subscribe to Worship 1st Podcast on iTunes, Spotify,...


Joy to the World!

Joy to the world -- the Lord has come (and is coming again)! Psalm 126 reminds us that even amidst the discord and despair in our world -- there can and will be joy. And just because there is joy, doesn't mean we have to ignore our pain. In fact, the tears we cry, the sorrow we have will serve as seeds of transformation and restoration, when we trust God with them. “Joy to the World!” - Rev. Eleanor Colvin Psalm 126 and Isaiah 61:1-3 Bulletin flipbook: View...


Peace Be With You: The Hard Part is Over!

Even as the Advent season counts the church down to Christmas, another countdown clock is running. 2020 has been quite a year, and many folks look toward 2021 with great expectation! The Good News is, even amid the difficulties of the year, God promises us through the prophet Isaiah comfort and peace. Regardless of what happened in 2020 or what may happen in 2021, God's word remains the same: comfort, comfort my people. So, peace be with you! The hard part is over. “Peace Be With You: The...


Get Ready...A Great Thing Is Coming Our Way!!!

Tis’ the season for getting ready ... There is cooking and shopping and decorating to do! And let’s not forget, the Advent season is intended to help us prepare our hearts for Christ the King. No one knows when he’s coming, so, we’re called to keep watch. No one knows the day or the hour, but we do know to expect great things. "Get Ready...A Great Thing Is Coming Our Way!!!" - Mr. Vernon Moore Mark 13: 24-37 Bulletin flipbook: View https://pubhtml5.com/homepage/ymvq Subscribe to Worship...


Thank You!!!

Having a heart of thanksgiving shouldn’t be saved for this week when we celebrate the holiday. We should thank God anytime and all the time! The Psalmist commands us shout unto the Lord — to get on our feet and celebrate God. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude can empower us to live lives that emphasize both thanks and giving. "Thank You!!!" - Ms. Wendi Peterson Psalm 100: 1-5 Bulletin flipbook: View https://pubhtml5.com/homepage/ymvq Subscribe to Worship 1st Podcast on iTunes,...


Giving Thanks for What Is and What Ain't

The Psalmist celebrates the great gift of having a God who is always on our side. If we passed the mic, we could all probably share an “If It Had Not Been” moment from this week or year. The season of Thanksgiving is a perfect time to look back over our lives and give thanks for a God who is always with us — blessing and blocking, providing and protecting. "Giving Thanks for What Is and What Ain't" - Pastor Eleanor Colvin Psalm 124:1-8 Bulletin flipbook: View...


Giving Thanks for the Call to Build a Better World

Even though it’s still hot in our part of Texas, it’s actually fall y’all — seasons are changing! Traditionally speaking, it’s harvest time, which might be hard for some of us to understand in our microwave, drive-thru, Door Dash world. And still, God trusts us to do the work of harvesting — to do what is needed to build a better world. "Giving Thanks for the Call to Build a Better World" - Pastor Eleanor Colvin Psalm 127:1-2 and Matthew 9:35-38 Bulletin flipbook: View...


Inherent Praise -- Inherited Praise

Today is recognized as All Saint's Day in the life of the church worldwide. We remember family members who have transitioned from life to eternal life this year, and we remember others who taught us the ways of Christ. As we celebrate the saints, we also celebrate our calling to be saints -- not a call to be perfect; but, a call to allow the power of Christ at work in us to position us to live lives of faith that make a difference in the world. In today's text, Daniel praises the God of his...


Let it Flow!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made the words popular: let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. But, it was the prophet Amos who first issued this call to people who thought worship was their only responsibility to God. Through Amos, the Lord makes it clear to them and to us that worship is step one. Living a life of worship - that helps bring liberty and justice to others - is the believer's ultimate goal, which brings God the ultimate glory. Let it...


Still Growing

Have you ever noticed how something can be terribly ugly and also a bit beautiful? An outfit, an animal, a pandemic — even the cross of Christ. Today, as we celebrate the birth of this beautiful ministry, we acknowledge all the ugliness God has called us to meet with love. We’re thankful that the Spirit of the Lord is upon us to do good works. Still Growing - Pastor Eleanor Colvin Luke 4:14-19 Bulletin flipbook: View https://pubhtml5.com/homepage/ymvq Subscribe to Worship 1st Podcast on...


Walk This Way

Charges have been filed against us. God argues -- through the prophet Micah -- that humanity has not acted justly, loved mercy or walked humbly with God. We've been negligent in showing our love for God through our love for our neighbors. Thank God for second chances and for divine plea deals. Walk This Way - Pastor Eleanor Colvin Jeremiah 29:4-7 and Micah 6: 6-8 Bulletin flipbook: View https://pubhtml5.com/homepage/ymvq Subscribe to Worship 1st Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or your...