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Pastor Mike Mayton

Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord! Thank you for welcoming me into the Macedonia family! Cheryl, Meleah and I are excited and very happy to have the opportunity to serve God through this great United Methodist church. Since 2007 I have served as the pastor of Wesley UMC in Winchester. One of the most unusual ministries we carried out there was to begin a note card business with…

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Storm Stories

It is simply the same. We all witnessed Kobes 81 points, we surely would remember the fact that pair of shoes that Bryant wore on that day. It was called Zoom Kobe I 1 when NIKE released it. Within memories, harm NBA shoes that could mentioned a same breath of air jordan 11s XIV. Some footwear is remembered for http://dcc.lt/air-jordan-12-the-master-for-sale-buy-online/ their jordan 12 obsidian white french blue miracle that happened located air jordan 12 french…

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What Have You Learned Lately?

Ideally, I strive to be someone who is always a learner. Lately, our Youth Group has been teaching me (or reminding me) an important gospel lesson: to be engaged in local missions regularly. As Jesus came to seek & to save the lost, so disciples are to be about the same mission! This summer our Youth have been engaged in mission events like their week-long mission trip to help poor families in the Shenandoah Valley…

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You Are Seeds

The first thing I received at Annual Conference in Roanoke was … an apple. “How do you like them apples?!” That popular phrase of American culture popped into my head immediately. Apples are good! And they communicate goodness: life, fruit, creation, Creator, health, sharing…. Seeds. All of these ideas are present & intentionally demonstrated by United Methodist Christians. We, 3500 believers, gathered in one place and in one Spirit are making a positive online casino…

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21,600 Prayers a Day

The Bible says: “pray without ceasing.” That imperative in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 is a tall order! So, how’s that working for ya?! Well, my suggestion is simply 21,600 prayers a day. Yep, that should do it. What? The Creator has made us for prayer & constant contact with our Creator. Genesis tells us that God breathed life into human beings. The breath within you is the very breath of God, the presence of God. Also,…

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Trouble with Trouble?

Trouble can be God”s strategy for transforming the human soul. The Bible suggests we “rejoice” in the face of trials & trouble (James 1, 1 Peter 1, 2 Cor. 1). So, it”s not “my” teaching or my idea that we can expect trouble, even welcome it & learn from it. Trouble has been characteristic of many of the great characters of the Bible (Abraham, Joseph, Jesus, Peter, Paul, etc). Just think of all the trouble…

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Claim Your Winnings!

Speaking of Victory: BIG NEWS LATELY of that MEGA MILLIONS lottery Who’s the winner? Winners? The suspense continues. But makes me think about the basics. How do you win the lottery – you gotta act. You have to do 3 basic things: 1. Ya gotta be in it to win it. Buy a ticket. 2. Ya gotta have the winning ticket. 3. Ya gotta claim your winnings. It looks like several people have the first…

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TEN PRAYERS for LENT

The Lord’s Prayer Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever. Amen Air Sealed Tent .  …

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"READ MORE" – Spiritual Reading (Lent 2012)

CHRISTIAN DEVOTIONAL CLASSICS A Selected SUGGESTED Reading List • The Celebration of Discipline, R. Foster Confessions, St. Augustine • The Sayings of the Desert Fathers • The Rule of St. Benedict, St. Benedict • The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri • The Cloud of Unknowing, Anonymous • Revelations of Divine Love, Julian of Norwich • The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis Gummibåter • The Philokalia (Love of the Beautiful), various authors • Abandonment to the…

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