03.25.2020 Weekly Devotional

03.25.2020 Devotional

       Once upon a time there was a lion. The lion was proud of his mastery of the animal kingdom. One day he decided to make sure all the other animals knew he was the king of the jungle. He was so confident that he by-passed the smaller animals and went straight to the bear. “Who is the king of the jungle?” the lion asked. The bear replied, “Why you are, of course” The lion gave a mighty roar of approval. Next he asked the tiger, “Who is the king of the jungle?” The tiger quickly responded, “Everyone knows that you are, mighty lion”.

       Next on the list was the elephant. The lion faced the elephant and addressed his question, “Who is the king of the jungle?” The elephant immediately grabbed the lion with his trunk, whirled him around in the air five or six times and slammed him into a tree. Then he pounded him onto the ground several times, lifted the lion again and dunked him under water in a nearby lake, and finally dumped him out on the shore. The lion, beaten, bruised and battered, struggled to his feet.

       He looked at the elephant through sad and bloody eyes and said, “Look, just because you don’t know the answer is no reason for to get mean about it!”

       There is an unspoken question here about how we are to live in community. There is also the companion question as to how we can become the kind of community that God wants us to be.

       Join us online this Sunday as we examine how we can learn what the lion needed to learn, HUMILITY. Our text this week is Philippians 2:1-11. If you'd like to watch worship on Sunday you can log into our Facebook (St. Andrew's United Methodist Church) or our website (laceysaumc.com) anytime after 10:00am.

Have a blessed week,

Pastor Denise

Continued Prayers for:

Dan & Amy Dickey

Robin Eagan

Lois Brighten

If you have a prayer request you would like me to send out to the congregation you can send me an email at saumc@comcast.net or you can call the church office and leave us a message. (360-491-2030)

The Church and Church Office will be closed this afternoon (for at least 2 weeks) and Pastor Denise and Kathy will be working remotely from their homes. Please remember to stay home and stay healthy. You can reach us by calling the church at 360-491-2030 or you can send us an email saumc@comcast.net

If you are sending mail to the church remember that we use a PO Box ONLY (we don't receive mail at the church's physical address).

Please send ALL mail to:

St. Andrew's UMC

PO Box 3866

Lacey, WA 98509

       Our Bishop just announced that we will be closed for gatherings through the end of April. If you would like to follow what is happening around our conference you can get information from www.pnwumc.org

Please stay home and stay healthy. We are hoping to be together soon.

Love, Kathy


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