Holy Thursday Devotion

Pastor Mike Cline offers a reflection on the importance of remembering what God did for us through Easter.

A Prayer for the World

Dear God,

It seems like lots of uncertainty around us. So many people who need prayers.

Today, I pray…

For those whose health is compromised by the coronavirus or other health issues.

For those who suffer from the economic impact of the virus, in travel, manufacturing, hospitality, energy or so many other industries.

For healthcare workers and first responders, and other public servants who put themselves in harm’s way for us.

For our leaders of the world, our countries, states, and cities, as they seek to help manage this challenge

God, it can be overwhelming. But you tell us over and over again not to be afraid.

Show me how to trust in you.

As I examine my heart this Lenten season, help me to turn away from my concern with self,

and turn my heart, hands, and prayers toward the concerns of others.

In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

A Prayer for a World Facing the Coronavirus was adapted from a prayer posted by St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. 713-622-5710, 3471 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77027.

Pastor’s Pop Quiz – Question 2

Question 2: Is the King James Bible the BEST translation of the Bible available?

Pastor Mike answers in this short video and explains things you probably never knew about the history of the beloved King James Bible.

ONE MINUTE OF BEAUTY

Take a moment to breathe deeply and feel God’s love for all creation.

Take a virtual walk in our garden.

Palm Sunday Order Of WOrship

Hosanna! Palm Sunday begins with joy!

Tennison’s kids act out the ancient story of palm branches waving as Jesus enters Jerusalem.
Susan Farr reads scripture from Matthew 21:1-11.
Pastor Mike answers the question “Who is this?”
Our musical Guests sing a great song by The Afters called “Fear No More.”

Stop Covid-19

Dear Tennison:

Please read and share this information about how to respond and react to the COVID-19 virus.

1) The best thing we can do, according to multiple healthcare professionals, is practice good hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water. Wash your hands as long as it takes you to sing “Happy Birthday”. Hand sanitizer is also good to use. WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN.

2) If you have fever, cough, or shortness of breath, stay home until you are better. Avoiding person-to-person contact is also smart. People can have this virus without symptoms for up to 48 hours.

3) Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands. Cough or sneeze into your sleeve and not your hands.

4) According to Dr. Michael Phillips at NYU Langone Medical Center, most people have mild symptoms (up to 80%), BUT if your symptoms become progressively worse or if you are already weakened by other conditions, you need to contact your doctor. IF your symptoms progress to include shortness of breath, or difficulty catching your breath, you should contact your doctor right away.

5) If you want to know more, or get updated information, please go to the CDC website for your information. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

6) Panic breeds PANIC! Can anyone tell me why we are out of toilet paper? Be a calm presence. There is already enough panic and overreaction present for all of us.

7) Please remember that God is over this world. Pray, be smart, don’t panic, and practice good hygiene.

Peace,

Pastor Mike

Sermon: Ready For Some Good News?

If you’re hungry for good news, Pastor Mike has something for your reading list — the Bible. If you think you already know what it says, Mike may surprise you. One thing for sure, it’s good news in bad times.

Click to hear Rev. Mike Cline’s sermon on March 29, 2020.

pray. trust. wait.

Pray. Trust. Wait. Sounds so simple, but it’s hard to do. Take a moment to think about good things that are true.

What’s Worse Than COVID-19?

Fear. That sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. Anxiety that won't let you sleep. It's worse than coronavirus because we've all got it and we're all spreading it. Pastor Mike tells us how to get life back under control.

Sermon: Christianity 101

Or follow this link to hear Rev. Mike Cline’s sermon of March 22, 2020 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tennisonumc/videos/199332988027626/?t=19