Current Sermon: “The Struggle Is Real”
Pastor Robert Sefrit: The Struggle Is Real- We all have them. Our struggles are real. But maybe as we start a new year there is a new thing that God wants to teach us about how to think about, how to deal, how to overcome, some of the real struggles we face. To help us, we will be turning to a familiar scripture passage, Psalm 23. So, join us, starting January 5th, as we start this new 6 week message series: The Struggle Is Real.
Service Times: Sunday, 8:00, 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.
January 5th: Worry
January 12th: Discontentment
January 19th: Busyness
January 26th: Decisions
February 2nd: Dark Days
February 9th: Hope for the Future
Marshfield United Methodist Church
Service Times: Sunday 8:00 am, 9:00 am & 11:00 am
Address: 220 S Elm Rd, Marshfield, MO 65706
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