8:15 A.M. Sunday Worship -- 9:30 A.M. Sunday School (September - May)
Blooming Grove United Methodist Church
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

BGUMC Pastor's Page

 

Appointment of Pastor Kathy King - effective 6/30/2019

 

See attached announcement/welcome/introduction. 

 

 

 

July 2019 - Message From Pastor Kathy King - "God is Good"

 

  

It is such a blessing to write this reflection as your pastor!
 
It has long been a dream of mine to be in full-time ministry. God is good. One of my favorite songs from the United Methodist Worship and Song Book is God is Good, All the TimeThe verses remind us that God is indeed good all the time:

In our doubts, hopes and fears, joys and tears, God is good, God is good all the time.

When there’s no one to share our despair, God is good, God is good all the time.

When there’s love to be found all around, God is good, God is good all the time.

When our sorrows we bring, let us sing,  God is good, God is good all the time.

As our thanks and our praise now we raise, God is good, God is good all the time.

What a wonderful way to be reminded that life has doubts, hopes, fears, joys, and tears. As members of the family of God, my prayer is that we do not face despair alone—that we know we have an advocate who journeys in step with us for those times. In the meetings between our joint SPRC’s, there is love all around—I have felt it in the emails and in my initial introductions with Blooming Grove UMC and Waterville EUMC family.

We begin a new journey as we become a community of three churches. Our community will face challenges as we honor one another’s traditions and ministries. But in the chal- lenges, we have a wonderful opportunity to be an example to our connectional United Methodist brothers and sisters. We can reach out to one another—across physical community barriers—to be the body of Christ. How awesome will it be to pray for one another’s doubts, hopes and fears, joys and tears? Individually, we KNOW the power of prayer. As a community, we can join our voices and show the MN Annual Conference that we are committed to making disciples for the transformation of the world.

My outside porch is the place I often begin my mornings (well—in the Spring through Fall months anyway). As I sip my coffee and spend my devotion time each morning, I hear God’s creation through the bird’s song, in the deep resonant hum of the bumble bees busy collecting pollen, and in the whisper of the tree-tops if the breeze is blowing. I’d love to have you join me on my step for a visit. Jerry and I look forward to meeting each one of you and being your partners on the wonderful journeys of faith God has so richly blessed us with!

Your sister in Christ,

Pastor Kathy