Entries by Diane Palumbo

Sunday Reflection (July 28, 2019)

Colossians tells us that our minds can be captivated by evil, corrupt ways of thinking. It also tells us of a vantage point from which to gauge the competing claims on our lives, and that vantage point is Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:6-8). May we not lose our focus upon Christ and become captivated by malice, […]

Prayer for the Week (July 21-July 27)

Let us pray that we gladly hear the Words of Christ: Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming from God and reconciling us to him. Teach us to listen to your Words, and treasure them more than anything else. For you eternally dwell with the Father and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever. Amen. […]

Sunday Reflection (July 21, 2019)

If you treat God as a divine spare tire, how much development of a relationship with God do you miss? The disciples wished to develop a life of prayer in order to develop a deeper awareness of their connection with God and others. Jesus gave them the Lord’s Prayer, (Luke 11:1-4). Jesus stresses the importance […]

Prayer for the Week (July 14-July 20)

Let us pray that we love God, others, and ourselves: Almighty God, you teach us by your Word that love is the fulfilling of the law. Grant that we love you with all our heart and our neighbors as ourselves. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (NZPB)

Sunday Reflection (July 14, 2019)

If someone shows compassion, is he/she not demonstrating the compassion of God? God’s Word, Jesus Christ, reveals God to be a God of compassion (Luke 10:25-37). If you do not have compassion for someone or a group of people, ask yourself why? Then, ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in the way of Jesus […]

Kid Junction News July 2019

ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN To:       Parents of children birth to age 10 From:  FUMC-Galax-across from Fire Department Re:      -Kid Junction-hygiene items and clothing for children             -Backpack and school items will be available as of Monday, July 15th You may receive assistance once every 6 months […]

Prayer for the Week (July 7-July 13)

God our Father, may Jesus our Teacher be with us while we walk in the way of Christ. Through the Holy Spirit may his light shine within us and among us by enlightening our minds and opening our hearts. Amen. (Gelasian Sacramentary, A.D. 494. & Mozarabic, before A.D. 700., alt.)

Sunday Reflection (July 7, 2019)

The Holy Spirit has sown the seed of God’s love and compassion in the hearts of our friends, neighbors, and yes, even our enemies; but, do we attempt to help them realize the seed of God’s love is in their hearts? The harvest is before us, and the opportunity to make a difference is before […]

Prayer for the Week (June 23-June 29)

Let us pray that we grow in union with the One who fulfills our heart’s desire: Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you. Lead us by your Spirit so that in this life we live to your glory and in the life […]

Sunday Reflection (June 23, 2019)

Like the Psalmist in the 42nd Psalm, we may struggle to feel the presence of God. We may feel that we are driven from God or that we have driven God from us. When Jesus met a man who undoubtedly felt that he had been driven from God and others, Jesus triumphed over that which […]