Upper St. Croix Parish
United Methodist Church

11-25-2018 Christ is the King

John 18:33-37 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 33 Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35 Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed […]

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11-18-2018 Important and urgent work

Matthew 6:25-33 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Do Not Worry 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they neither […]

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11-11-2018 Give All You Can

Mark 12:38-44 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Jesus Denounces the Scribes 38 As he taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, 39 and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! 40 They devour widows’ houses and for […]

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11-4-2018 Lazarus Project

John 11:32-44 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 32 When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit […]

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10-28-2018 Trust God with your whole heart.

Mark 10:46-52 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus 46 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, […]

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10-21-2018 Are you prepared?

Mark 10:35-45 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Request of James and John 35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36 And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” 37 And they […]

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10-14-2018 To enter the Kingdom of God

Mark 10:17-31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Rich Man 17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. 19 You know […]

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10-7-2018 Nevertheless: learning from faith of Job

Job 1:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Job and His Family 1 There was once a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil.    Job 2:1-10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Attack on Job’s Health 2 One day the heavenly beings came […]

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9-30-2018 Keep the Saltiness

Mark 9:38-50 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Another Exorcist 38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon […]

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9-23-2018 Two Important Lessons Of Jesus for Us Right Now!

Mark 9:30-37 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Jesus Again Foretells His Death and Resurrection 30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and […]

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