Sermons and Devotionals

The Weyers Cave UMC Sunday worship service of April 18th is now online. Here is the link:

April 18, 2021 Sermon Standing on the Promises

We’ve been in a weather cool-down, and we will have a few more cold (frosty?) days this week, but I do hope you are getting outside some anyway. Summer’s coming!

Blessings, Pastor Jim

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It’s going to be a rainy day, at least this afternoon and evening will be, but that’s what helps things grow, and we will soon be planting our veggies and more flowers.

Here’s the link to the Weyers Cave UMC Mid-Week Devotional for this week:

May 14, 2021 Devotional

Our in-person worship attendance for April 11th was 38. So far, each week that we have been meeting in person the attendance has gone up a bit. Of course, face coverings and social distancing are required. The fellowship is great. Come, join us if you can. Of course, we will continue to record and post the services online. We hope to soon be able to livestream the services in real time. 

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Thanks to the diligent efforts of Steve Van Vickle the Weyers Cave UMC Sunday worship service of April 11th is now online. Here is the link:

April 11, 2021 Sermon

I trust you are each feeling well, blessed and enjoying the nice weather, beautiful flowers, and trees turning green. It’s another gorgeous spring day here in the Valley, please find a way to get out some and enjoy it! I trust you are well, and that more and more of you have been able to be vaccinated.

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Here’s the link to today’s Weyers Cave UMC Mid-Week Devotional:

Aprl 7, 2021

Our in-person worship attendance for Easter was 36, that’s the best in the four weeks that we have been meeting in person. Face coverings are required, as is social distancing. While we are not yet allowed to sing in the service, we do hum the hymns. We are allowed to speak and read the responses on the screen. And we love greeting one another and welcoming all who come. Join us if you can.

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The Weyers Cave UMC Easter Worship Service : 

April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday

I trust that you are staying safe, and I certainly hope you were able to get outside and enjoy today’s wonderful weather.

Blessings, Pastor Jim

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Today, April 2, 2021, is the holiest day of Holy Week: Good Friday.

The link to the Weyers Cave UMC Good Friday Service is below. In this service we read and consider the 7 last words of Christ on the cross. Like yesterday’s Maundy Thursday Service, this is pre-recorded for virtual participation only.

April 2, 2021 Good Friday

On Easter Sunday we will gather in-person to celebrate the resurrection of Christ, and we will serve Holy Communion for the first time since March 2020. The communion elements – a wafer and a small cup of grape juice – will be distributed at the end of the service for take-home only. All that is required is lifting the clear plastic covering the wafer and then removing the foil covering the juice. More than one cup may be taken in order to share with family members.

We have made room for nearly twice our normal seating, so don’t hesitate to come. Note, we are still following the requirements of the Virginia Conference which means masks are required and social distancing will be observed. I do so hope that you will be able to join us.

Blessings, Pastor Jim

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Good Morning!

Today is April 1st, often referred to as “April Fool’s Day,” which is usually a day when I enjoy playing little tricks on people. Not this year. This year I am observing Maundy Thursday and remembering the seemingly foolish thing Jesus did when he, their teacher, washed his disciple’s feet.

Here is the link to the Weyers Cave UMC Maundy Thursday Service: 

Tomorrow I will send you the link to our Good Friday service, which, like today’s service, will be virtual only.

But we will gather in person on Sunday to celebrate Easter, where we will serve Holy Communion for the first time in more than a year. The communion elements will be distributed at the end of the service for take-home only. There will be a wafer and a small cup of grape juice. All it requires is lifting the clear plastic cover off the wafer and then removing the foil covering the juice. You may take more than one cup in order to share with other family members.

We have made room for nearly twice our normal seating, so don’t hesitate to come. Note, we are still following the requirements of the Virginia Conference which means masks are required and social distancing will be observed. I do hope you will join us.

Blessings,

Pastor Jim
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Good Morning!

All over Staunton trees are in full bloom, cherry, redbud and pear especially. It’s such a beautiful, hopeful time of year, although it does play havoc with my sinuses. I hope this finds you well and safe and blessed with all you need.

Here is the link to the Mid-Week Service for Holy Week: 

March 31, 2021 Devotion

Tomorrow I will send you the link to our Maundy Thursday service, and the next day the link to our Good Friday service. While those two services were virtual only, we will be gathering in person this Sunday to celebrate Easter! This Sunday will be special because we will serve Holy Communion for the first time in more than a year. The communion elements will be distributed at the end of the service for take-home only. There will be a wafer and a small cup of grape juice. All it requires is lifting the clear plastic off the wafer and then removing the foil covering the juice. You may take more than one cup to share with other family members.

We have made room for nearly twice our normal seating, so don’t hesitate to come if you can. Of course, we are still following the requirements of the Virginia Conference which means masks are required and social distancing will be observed. I hope you will join us.

Blessings,

Pastor Jim

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The Palm Sunday Worship Service of Weyers Cave UMC is now online. Tomorrow we will post the Mid-Week Devotional. The next day we will post the Maundy Thursday Service and on Friday we will post the service for Good Friday. Only our Sunday morning services are in-person, the others are all virtual. Here’s the Palm Sunday link: 

March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday Service

I hope you are having a meaningful and safe Holy Week, and that each of you will be ready for the joy of Easter morning come this Sunday. The rain is expected to clear out this afternoon and leave us with sunshine, and highs in the mid-60’s, and there is a possibility of three days in the 70’s starting tomorrow. Get outside and enjoy it!

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Here’s the link to the Weyers Cave UMC Mid-Week Devotional:

March 24, 2021 Devotional

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March 21, 2021 Sermon

We had 28 in attendance. Special thanks to Steve Van Vickle for all the hard work he puts in to getting the service recorded and ready to send out.
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March 17, 2021 Devotional

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Dear Friends,

Yesterday we held a practice in-person worship service at Weyers Cave UMC. It was recorded live. Only the members of the Healthy Church Team and those who live with them, plus a few special guests, were in attendance.

I hope you will find the service to be meaningful. Here’s the link:

March 14, 2021 Sermon : Lost and Found

Blessings, Pastor Jim

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The meteorologist on TV 3 Daybreak this morning gave his viewers a homework assignment: “Get outside and enjoy the nice weather. The high is expected to reach 70°!” I second that idea.

As I said last week, we record the Weyers Cave UMC Mid-Week Devotionals sometimes as much as three weeks ahead of the date they are seen; that’s why I am wearing a heavy coat. Here is the link:

March 10, 2021 Devotional

Blessings, Pastor Jim

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