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Pastor Matt Riley                 pastormattpriley@yahoo.com             Union Sunday Worship 10:30am

Dear Church,

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I write to you this day to let you all know that we will be returning to online worship starting September 6. We will no longer be meeting in person. After 2 months of worship with no music and 20-30 minutes of awkwardness, we have actually done more harm than good. We had hoped that people would return but that is not the case. Most people don’t want to come until masks are not mandatory and singing has returned. We have had quite an online following and most people who do attend in person worship were watching online before we returned to the building. Therefore, the leadership team is deciding to go back to online worship only. We believe this will be a better worship experience with music, singing, prayers, and connection that we are so desperately missing. Please continue to worship, serve, pray, and give.

This time around we want to try something new. We would like to have house church. What is house church you ask? If there were a few people that would be willing to host worship in their homes and invite a few people from the congregation to join you we could still have a sense of community in a more controlled environment. If you would like to host a house church please email graysummitumc@gmail.com, pastormattpriley@yahoo.com, or call the church office 636-742-4336 or Pastor Matt at 660-864-1749 and let us know. If you would like to be a participant but not host at a house church let us know that as well. Please be patient as we are trying our best to provide all with a great worship experience without losing a sense of community.

Your servant in Christ,

Pastor Matthew Riley


“Pressing On” seems to be our normal mode these days. We are overwhelmed with changes, overrun with failures, overruled by objections. It seems as though every step is an uphill climb. Yet, we press on. There are tasks to perform and goals to reach; there are people to lead and a kin-dom to build. Is this how we understand pressing on— checking off our lists of accomplishments? Certainly, a task-oriented approach can be fruitful in our ministry. What we do as individuals and as a church community is important. It could also be exhausting for each and for all, which is why pressing on is multidimensional. Yes, there are tasks to perform; yes, there is doing involved; but the doing grows out of being the body of Christ. We can pay attention to who we are, even as we engage in what we do. This October, you are invited to be “Pressing On.”

October 4: WEEK 1 “That I May Gain Christ”
Philippians 3:4b-14

October 11: WEEK 2 “Think On These Things”
Philippians 4:1-9

October 18: WEEK 3 “Known By Name”
This service online only.
Exodus 33:12-23

October 25: WEEK 4 “On These Two Commandments”
Matthew 22:34-46
This page updated September 23, 2020
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