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is an open congregation in the heart of Broad Ripple village.
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Link to the Service February 28, 2021
Jesus Sees You: The Woman With No Name
This Sunday we look deeper into Jesus' journey north from Jerusalem to Galilee. Jesus and the Disciples may have chosen their route because it was the fastest, but their stay in Samaria was based on the theological necessity of offering acceptance to those considered unacceptable. Jews and Samaritans did not mix company, they did not socialize. Jews considered Samaritans impure and unclean for worship. So Jesus and the Disciples stopping in Samaria showed the world that Jesus had come for all people. While this was totally different from anyone's expectations of the day, including the woman at the well, it was natural for Jesus to see people where they were. While the topics of history, socio economic and racial differences were uncomfortable for Jews and the Disciples, Jesus provides living water for all people.
Our journeys should not just be geographical, but deeply theological. Do we see people in the way that Jesus would see them? Or do we move quickly and quietly past the difficult conversations of our day because we are afraid. Our theology transforms the way we treat people and we need to consider more deeply the impact that we are called.
This transformation doesn't just happen on the surface so that we all look the same and all act the same. Instead, this living water deeply transforms us so that our focus is no longer the surface. So this is why Jesus says "that there is a time that is coming, and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks." They won't need to go to some other mountain, but they will worship in unity. I hope you can join us this weekend to find out more about this transformational text!
Pastor Broadripple UMC
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St. Luke's UMC
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Sermon Title: I See You: With No Name
Scripture: John 4:4-26
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A Pay Pal account has been established and can currently be used for Broad Ripple UMC. Check out the link in the rightside menu for directions.
If you would like to contribute to the building funds, please mark your payments as Capital Improvements. There is always something that needs repairing or sprucing up.
Here is an example of what's being done recently.
Curbside painting thanks to Mike Smith
We are pleased to announce that our congregation's Connect Through Tech Grant request from the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, Inc. (the "Center") for $5,000 has been approved. The Center is pleased to offer this grant to support your investments in technology that will aid in your congregation staying connected during this challenging time and beyond.
AROUND THE BUILDING UPDATE:
Check it out!! New Hand Sanitizer Dispensers are being installed on the walls near doors and halls.
BROADRIPPLE AREA NEWS
- Broad Ripple Farmers Market, Saturdays 9am-Noon, 2625 E. 62nd Street (Glendale Town Center, lower level, northside entrance)
- First Saturday Clean-Up, Saturday March 2, 10am-Noon, IFD Station 32, 6330 Guilford Ave.
Check Out the Calendar ---
We have a lot going on in our building from music to meals to mowing, to fun and games. Look at the calendar.