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Theological Reflection ~ January 7, 2021 - Transcript of Reflection and Dakotas UMC Cabinet Statement:

Greetings, Friends:

I post this because, as Christians, it is necessary and essential for us to reflect theologically on events in the world and what it means for our lives. It is part of our theological task as those who long and strive for God's kingdom and believe in the saving, redemptive power of Christ for salvation now and forever. 

The following statement further down in this post came out this morning from our Dakotas Conference cabinet about the events that transpired in Washington D.C. yesterday. For those who are unfamiliar with this event, thousands of people, after attending a rally with our current president, descended on the United States Capitol building and forced themselves inside the building to violently disrupt the democratic process of certifying election results that was happening in the Senate and House of Representatives. 

A woman was killed in the process, many police officers injured, senators and representatives were rushed out and taken to secure locations, and our democracy was shaken. It was a truly disturbing day in the history of our country, and one I will certainly remember. 

Nonviolent protest is a part of our political process and it is absolutely necessary to fight for justice, mercy, and human rights. But when this protest descends into something more sinister where people are harmed and terror ensues, we must not equivocate on its merits. Violence is not the way. 

As Christians, we are called to nonviolence. As Methodists, we are called to do good and do no harm. Moreover, we must remember that we follow and believe in a Savior who was killed because leaders fomented fear and violence into a crowd that then called for his violent crucifixion. Our faith tradition has a history of people being harmed and even killed because others gave into violence. 

We are called to be peacemakers. We are called to be followers of our Savior who rejected violence as a means for the kingdom. Loving one another and loving God is our focus. May God pull us back from the edge and help us reimagine life together. 

God's peace be with you all,

Pastor Jordan Louks
Ethan United Methodist Church

The Dakotas UMC Cabinet's Statement

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
—Matthew 5:1-9 (NRSV)

To our beloved siblings in Christ and our neighbors across the Dakotas:

We believe that as Christ-followers, we are called to a way of life that is non-violent. When we express our hope, our pain, our disagreements, and even our politics in violent ways, it does not reflect the Prince of Peace whose birth we recently celebrated. 

As people called United Methodist, our commitment is to be God’s hope made real for our conference, our country, and our world. Our words and actions should never cause harm or fear.

The crisis at the United States Capitol building saddened, stunned and surprised us. We are reminded that our Christian faith and our nation’s principles call us to a peaceful transition of power. 

In this season of Epiphany, when we remember the journey of the Wise Ones, may we look back on the path that brought us to this point and make the decision to move forward in new ways that do no harm, do intentional good, and display our love for God. 

God of grace and God of glory, on thy people pour thy power;
Crown thine ancient church’s story; bring her bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
For the facing of this hour, for the facing of this hour.
—Harry Emerson Fosdick

Bishop Laurie Haller, Iowa Area and Dakotas Conference
Rev. Kris Mutzenberger, Northeast District Superintendent
Rev. Joel Winckler, Northwest District Superintendent
Rev. Bob Ruedebusch, Southwest District Superintendent
Rev. Rebecca Trefz, Southeast District Superintendent

Theological Reflection ~ January 7, 2021

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Midweek Prayer and Reconnection - Wednesday, January 6, 2021

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Sunday, January 3, 2021 Worship - "A Star for the Journey"

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Thursday, December 24th, 2020 - Christmas Eve Worship ~ "Ordinarily Miraculous"

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Sunday, December 13, 2020 - 3rd Sunday of Advent ~ "Waiting with Joy"

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Sunday, November 15, 2020 Worship - "From Popularity to Ministry"

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Sunday, September 6, 2020 Worship - Take Two

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Sunday Worship @ 8:30am (7.26.20) - Greetings, Alex-Ethan Parish! This is the fifth (and final) in a series of worship videos that are edited services from early in 2020 at McCabe United Methodist Church in Bismarck, ND. You will see an introduction by Pastor Jenny Hallenbeck Orr and then the service itself will begin. Alex-Ethan was Pastor Jenny's first parish out of seminary; she served here from 2003-2006.

(Note: the video quality is not as high here as in the original livestreamed recording. If you would like to watch the unedited livestream, follow the link below. And, if you're curious, the portions of the original services that were edited out were McCabe-specific things like parish announcements, baptisms, children's messages, etc.)

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=204936470560712

Sunday Worship @ 8:30am (7.26.20)

Greetings, Alex-Ethan Parish! This is the fifth (a...

Sunday Worship @ 8:30am - Greetings, Alex-Ethan Parish! This is the fourth in a series of worship videos that are edited services from early in 2020 at McCabe United Methodist Church in Bismarck, ND. You will see an introduction by Pastor Jenny Hallenbeck Orr and then the service itself will begin. Alex-Ethan was Pastor Jenny's first parish out of seminary; she served here from 2003-2006.

(Note: the video quality is not as high here as in the original livestreamed recording. If you would like to watch the unedited livestream, follow the link below. And, if you're curious, the portions of the original services that were edited out were McCabe-specific things like parish announcements, baptisms, children's messages, etc.)

https://www.facebook.com/330953958825/videos/330462107852057/?v=330462107852057

Sunday Worship @ 8:30am

Greetings, Alex-Ethan Parish! This is the fourth i...

Sunday Worship @ 8:30am (7.5.20) - Greetings, Alex-Ethan Parish! This is the second in a series of worship videos that are edited services from early in 2020 at McCabe United Methodist Church in Bismarck, ND. You will see an introduction by Pastor Jenny Hallenbeck Orr and then the service itself will begin. Alex-Ethan was Pastor Jenny's first parish out of seminary; she served here from 2003-2006.

Though this worship video is being broadcast here on 4th of July weekend, the original service happens to be from Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. If you have a hankerin' for traditionally patriotic service music, some of the music within McCabe's own livestream on Sunday, July 5, will have a festive flair to it; feel free to head to McCabe's Facebook page for that after worshiping here with your brothers and sisters in the Alex-Ethan parish!

(Note: the video quality is not as high here as in the original livestreamed recording. If you would like to watch the unedited livestream, follow the link below. And, if you're curious, the portions of the original service that were edited out were McCabe-specific things like parish announcements, baptisms, children's messages, etc.)

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=619980628756963

Sunday Worship @ 8:30am (7.5.20)

Greetings, Alex-Ethan Parish! This is the second i...

Sunday Worship @ 8:30am (June 28, 2020) - Greetings, Alex-Ethan Parish! The worship videos for several weeks, beginning with this one, are edited services from early in 2020 at McCabe United Methodist Church in Bismarck, ND. You will see an introduction by Pastor Jenny Hallenbeck Orr and then the service itself will begin. Alex-Ethan was Pastor Jenny's first parish out of seminary; she served here from 2003-2006.

(Note: the video quality is not as high here as in the original livestreamed recording. If you would like to watch the unedited livestream, follow the link below. And, if you're curious, the portions of the original service that were edited out were McCabe-specific things like parish announcements, baptisms, children's messages, etc.) 

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=2823568677704852

Sunday Worship @ 8:30am (June 28, 2020)

Greetings, Alex-Ethan Parish! The worship videos f...

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 Devotional - Thursday, June 11, 2020 Devotional ~ "Heart Ache (Stand By Me)"

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Sunday, May 31, 2020 ~ Pentecost Sunday ~ "Dreaming of the Kingdom: Fire, Wind, & Justice"

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Thursday, May 28, 2020 Devotional~  "Healer of Our Every Ill" - Thursday, May 28, 2020 Devotional ~ 
"Healer of Our Every Ill"

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Thursday, May 28, 2020 Devotional~ "Healer of Our Every Ill"

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Sunday, May 10, 2020 ~ 5th Sunday of Easter ~ 
"Dreaming of the Kingdom: A Role to Play"

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Happy Mother's Day! God's peace be with you. 

~ Pastor Jordan Louks

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Thursday, May 7, 2020 Devotional ~ Lectio Divina ~ Psalm 126 - Here is our Thursday devotional for the week. We are doing Lectio Divina with Psalm 126.

"Let those who plant with tears reap the harvest with joyful shouts."

Thursday, May 7, 2020 Devotional ~ Lectio Divina ~ Psalm 126

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Sunday, May 3, 2020 Worship - Sunday, May 3, 2020 ~ 4th Sunday of Easter ~ 
"Dreaming of the Kingdom: An Equality of Life"

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God's peace be with you!

~ Pastor Jordan Louks

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