Take 10 @ 10:00

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Sunday - 9:15 AM Sunday School, 10:30 AM Worship Service

Irvington UMC family and friends:

Keep an eye on Facebook and our website as we explore new ways to keep connected! Starting later this week we are launching, "Take 10 at 10:00!" At 10:00 am every day (except for Sunday) look for a video posting, a scripture reading, music from our sanctuary, children and youth messages, or a podcast. Listen, read, and engage with us! We hope you will join us and add your comments. We will respond and hopefully get a conversation going that will keep us united in spirit even as we are forced to separate in person.

As for Sundays, we hope this Sunday to bring you worship from our sanctuary at 10:30 via Facebook Live (and downloaded later to our website).

Make yourself a cup of coffee and curl up in your favorite chair or on the sofa (or stay in bed) and worship with us!

Pastor Denise

Music with DJ

by: Micki Gowdy

03/25/2020

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Take 10 at 10:00

Music of Praise

Music performed by: DJ Smith

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Take 10 at 10:00

Music of Praise

Music performed by: DJ Smith

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Musings of a Methodist Pastor

by: Micki Gowdy

03/24/2020

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Here is the link to today's Take 10 @ 10:00, Musings of a Methodist Pastor, by Pastor Denise.
God bless!

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Here is the link to today's Take 10 @ 10:00, Musings of a Methodist Pastor, by Pastor Denise.
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Who is My Neighbor

by: Micki Gowdy

03/23/2020

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Today's Take 10 @ 10:00 is hosted by Mrs. Steuer, IUMC Preschool Director and church member. She read a story for the small children of our community that talks about what makes a good neighbor. Enjoy!

Storytime with Mrs. Steuer

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Today's Take 10 @ 10:00 is hosted by Mrs. Steuer, IUMC Preschool Director and church member. She read a story for the small children of our community that talks about what makes a good neighbor. Enjoy!

Storytime with Mrs. Steuer

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Sunday's Worship Service

by: Micki Gowdy

03/22/2020

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Please stop in at our Facebook page to watch Pastor Denise's Sunday Service.

Sermon: Pastor Denise Robinson
Liturgist: Kitty Stewart
Music: DJ Smith
Video: Jon Hutchison-Gentry

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Please stop in at our Facebook page to watch Pastor Denise's Sunday Service.

Sermon: Pastor Denise Robinson
Liturgist: Kitty Stewart
Music: DJ Smith
Video: Jon Hutchison-Gentry

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Take 10 at 10:00

by: Micki Gowdy

03/21/2020

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Today's Take 10 at 10:00 is brought to you from the sounds of our wonderful organ.

Music by Music Director and Organist DJ Smith

Please follow the link to our Facebook page

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Today's Take 10 at 10:00 is brought to you from the sounds of our wonderful organ.

Music by Music Director and Organist DJ Smith

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WELCOME TO “TAKE 10 AT 10:00!”

by: Micki Gowdy

03/20/2020

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Good morning Irvington UMC and friends! It’s time for Friday’s edition of “Take 10 at 10:00” – an opportunity to stop, breathe, and join together in a time of worship and reflection. If your schedule doesn’t permit you to take the time at 10:00 am, try it at 10:00 pm, or at any other time during the day. It will be posted on Facebook and on our website at www.irvingtonumc.org. Friday’s “Take 10 at 10:00” is a weekly devotional offering a hymn suggestion, Scripture readings, and thoughts and questions for reflection. We are going to be focusing on our… read more

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Good morning Irvington UMC and friends! It’s time for Friday’s edition of “Take 10 at 10:00” – an opportunity to stop, breathe, and join together in a time of worship and reflection. If your schedule doesn’t permit you to take the time at 10:00 am, try it at 10:00 pm, or at any other time during the day. It will be posted on Facebook and on our website at www.irvingtonumc.org. Friday’s “Take 10 at 10:00” is a weekly devotional offering a hymn suggestion, Scripture readings, and thoughts and questions for reflection. We are going to be focusing on our “Wesleyan Way” (following a guide written by Scott Jones, a Bishop in the UMC). So, find a Bible and get a notebook or open a new computer tab, and let’s get started!

1. If you have access, go to Youtube or some other music site and listen to the hymn, “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.” You can listen to a traditional version or there is a contemporary version by the David Crowder Band that takes it up a notch. The song was written by Charles Wesley in 1739. What is the Wesleyan view of God and Jesus in this song?
2. Icebreaker question: What is your reaction to roadside billboards or pamphlets that say things such as “If you died tonight, where would you spend eternity?” Responses might be they irritate you, you ignore them, you question whether such messages are helpful or harmful, or they make you think about your beliefs on heaven, hell, and a life beyond this one.
2. Scripture readings: find a Bible or a Bible app and reading the following verses. Leviticus 19:11-18, Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Matthew 22:34-40.
3. Questions for thought:
• Deuteronomy 6:1-9 describes a covenant (kind of like a contract) between God and Israel. What are the terms of the contract? What are the people supposed to do? What does God promise to do?
• The command to “love your neighbor as yourself” in Leviticus 19:18 seems buried amid numerous other instructions. Do you see a theme or thread?
• Matthew 22:35 says that the Pharisees (Jewish legal and religious scholars) came to Jesus to test him with the question: “What is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus’ response comes from Deuteronomy (one of the five books of Jewish Law). What do you think they expected him to say?
• Deut. 6:4 is called the “Shema” (which is Hebrew for “listen”). It is a central affirmation of the Jewish faith, so the Pharisees would have agreed it was the greatest commandment. They might not, however, agreed to what Jesus says is the second greatest commandment. What does Jesus mean when he says the second commandment is “like” the first? What does Jesus mean when he says that “all the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands?”
• After listening to the hymn, reading the Bible, and thinking on these questions, is there one word that comes to mind that is most descriptive of our Wesleyan way of life? Hint: it begins with an L.
Have questions or comments? Let us know. Tomorrow’s Ten at 10:00: Music from the Sanctuary.

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Psalm Meditation for the Day:

by: Micki Gowdy

03/19/2020

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Psalm Meditation for the Day:

Happy are those whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night. They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do they prosper. The Lord watches over the way of the righteous. (Ps. 1)

Set aside just a few minutes alone today or with your family and think about (meditate on) the greatness of God and God's love for you. Find ways to "yield fruit" today by calling someone, dropping… read more

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Psalm Meditation for the Day:

Happy are those whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night. They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do they prosper. The Lord watches over the way of the righteous. (Ps. 1)

Set aside just a few minutes alone today or with your family and think about (meditate on) the greatness of God and God's love for you. Find ways to "yield fruit" today by calling someone, dropping a note in the mail to someone who would appreciate it (yes, snail mail still works), praying specifically for someone who could use a prayer.

Those are just a few suggestions. In the comment section, share your thoughts and what you decided to do.

Have a wonderful day and God bless!

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