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Foothills Sunday Worship - 7/12/20

This week’s worship video features a solo by Ed Goodemote who sings “I’ll Walk with God”.  Special music is provided by our Foothills mini-choir singing “God Will Take Care of You” and “Amazing Love” .  Contemporary music is provided by Sandy Sacerio and Jim Baxter singing “Forever”.  To view the worship video,please click here

6th Sunday after Pentecost


OPENING HYMN: #130 “God Will Take of You”, Foothills Mini-Choir, Pastor Kim, Ed Goodemote, Vivienne Cirillo and Linda Cramer


SPECIAL MUSIC: “I’ll Walk with God” solo by Ed Goodemote

SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Isaiah 41: 17-20; Matthew 6: 25-34; Reader, Vivienne Cirillo

SPECIAL MUSIC: “Amazing Love”, Foothills Mini-Choir, Pastor Kim, Ed Goodemote, Vivienne Cirillo and Linda Cramer

SERMON: “A Worry-Free Life Amid Insecurity”, Rev. Dr. Moon Ho Kim

CLOSING HYMN: “Forever”, Sandy Sacerio and Jim Baxter *"Music taken from ISingWorship - all rights reserved".*

VIDEO EDITING: Malcolm Kogut

**CCLI LICENSE #11179819**




Guideposts Reflection & Inspirational Message - 7/11/20

Today's daily Scripture and Reflection comes from Because, my Lord, you are good and forgiving, full of faithful love for all those who cry out to you. Psalm 86:5 (The Daily Life Bible)

A Time to Think
God expects to hear from you, before you can expect to hear from Him. –William Gurnall, author and clergyman

A Time to Act
Pray God's Word and see your prayer life flourish.

A Time to Pray
Dear Lord, I am grateful for the love You have given me.

SAVE THE DATE: Foothills United Methodist Church Drive Thru Only Chicken BBQ, Saturday, August 1 in the Gloversville Running's Parking Lot. Ticket price: $12 - tickets on sale now in the office (518-725-9611) or from Sandy Sandra Harrington - Don't be left out, get your pre-sale tickets now; 1/2 chicken, salt potatoes, 1/2 ear of corn, dinner roll, coleslaw and watermelon wedge!

Guideposts Inspirational Message - 7/10/10

Today's inspirational message comes from
It was a perfect example of pandemic paranoia. I was heading out of the pharmacy, and a woman was rushing behind me. Before I could even get out the door, she lowered her mask and coughed all over my back. In sheer panic, the first thing I did when I got home was spray Clorox bleach all over my shirt. Kill those germs.

Later, when my wife Carol came home, she looked askance at me. “What did you do to the back of your shirt?” I took it off and looked. My once blue-striped shirt was now full of blotchy orange and yellow. Ruined by my excessive bleach spraying.

Why not just take off the shirt at home and throw it in the laundry? Or why not just take a shower? These are stressful times, and anxiety can get the best of us. We do stupid even harmful things. I decided I needed a big dose of joy more than bleach. Time to turn to the Good Book.

1) Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again; Rejoice! (Philippians 4:4)

I like to think we rejoice when everything is going great. When we’re at a wedding, say, and feel like celebrating with good food and friend and music. But it’s worth remembering that Paul wrote these words when he was in prison. Rejoice when you’re in jail and might not ever get out? Yes, rejoice.

2) I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy. (Philippians 1:3-4)

I found myself entranced with this one short book of the Bible, full of help. Like these words from Paul right at the beginning. What does Paul do when he’s stuck? He prays for others. Prays for the people of Philippi to whom he’s writing. With joy.

Feeling anxious and stuck? Pray for others. I could pray for that woman at the pharmacy and her cough. With joy.

3) In your relationship with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus…He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! (Philippians 2:5-8)

Scholars suspect these verses were part of an early hymn of the church. Paul singing in prison? Sure. We can do just the same when we’re stuck and anxious and scared. Sing of our closeness to Christ, who became just like us.

4) I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through Him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:11-13)

So where do we get the strength? How do we find the joy we need? Paul makes it pretty clear.

5) Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)

Practice positive thinking. Even now. Especially now.

Every morning during breakfast, instead of reading the news on my phone, and diving headfirst into the stress of our world, I read a couple of psalms and then a chapter from one of the gospels. It puts my mind in a better place. The newspaper can wait. The Good News can’t.

Guideposts Inspirational Message

Today's inspirational message comes from Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27 (The Daily Life Bible)

A Time to Think
Sometimes the Lord rides out the storm with us and other times He calms the restless sea around us. Most of all, He calms the storm inside us in our deepest inner soul. –Lloyd John Ogilvie, minister

A Time to Act
When fear comes, counter it with an affirmation of faith.

A Time to Pray
Lord when I am full of fear and worry help me to take my eyes off of myself and to focus on You.

Foothills Sunday Worship - 7/5/20

This week our worship video includes lots of patriotic songs with solo’s by Linda Cramer and Sandy Sacerio.  Pastor Kim will also celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion – if you wish to partake in communion, please have a small glass of juice and a small piece of bread ready.  To follow along with the Sacrament of Holy Communion, please click here

5th Sunday after Pentecost - to view our worship video please click here


PRELUDE:  "America the Beautiful", Malcolm Kogut, Organist

CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS:                                                          


OPENING HYMN:  #697 – America, Foothills Mini-Choir, Pastor Kim, Ed Goodemote, Insouk Kim, Linda Cramer and Vivienne Cirillo

SCRIPTURE LESSONS:  Deuteronomy 8:11-18; John 8:31-39–Reader:  Vivienne Cirillo                                        

SPECIAL MUSIC:  “God Bless America”, Soloist, Linda Cramer

SERMON:  “What is the Soul of America?”, Rev. Dr. Moon Ho Kim

SPECIAL MUSIC:  "Battle Hymn of the Republic", Foothills Mini-Choir, Pastor Kim, Ed Goodemote, Insouk Kim, Linda Cramer and Vivienne Cirillo


SPECIAL MUSIC:  “I Surrender”, Soloist, Sandy Sacerio*"Music taken from ISingWorship - all rights reserved".*     

POSTLUDE:  "Star-Spangled Banner", Malcolm Kogut, Organist

VIDEO EDITING: Malcolm Kogut

**CCLI LICENSE #11179819**


Guideposts Inspirational Messages - 7/4/20

Happy 4th of July from the staff of Foothills United Methodist Church.

The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Lord’s Spirit is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17 (The Daily Life Bible)

Today's inspirational messages come from
A Time to Think
Freedom comes by filling your mind with God's thoughts. –Erwin Lutzer, pastor and author

A Time to Act
Pray for our nation on this special day.

A Time to Pray
O God, on this Independence Day, bless us and our nation with Your unfailing love and mercy.

Our worship video this week has lot's of patriotic music with Pastor Kim celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The video will be uploaded early this evening and if you are on our notification list, you will receive an email advising that the video is ready to be viewed.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Guideposts Inspirational Messages - 7/3/20


Good morning, Pastor Kim and the staff of Foothills United Methodist Church hope everyone will have a safe and healthy 4th of July holiday weekend.

Today's inspirational message comes from

A Time to Think
Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine. –Kathleen Norris, poet

A Time to Act
Always look to your heart for the true answer.

A Time to Pray
Lord, You are the answer to all of my questions.


Prayer of Encouragement

We all need encouragement - this prayer comes from

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

Paul’s letters and prayers of encouragement are some of the most inspirational messages in Scripture. Paul’s infamous prose, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me,” reflects a deep-rooted heritage of the hand of God’s mercy. Stories like this are woven throughout Scripture. Jesus, the living Word of God, chose to come to earth and spent much of His time encouraging and admonishing us.
Why do we need encouragement?

Our human nature is the reason we need to be encouraged. We are prone to wander, doubt, and get lost along the way. We need to be encouraged because we are imperfect, and under attack. Our enemy will try every trick to unravel our confidence in Christ.

To be encouraged is to be inspired with courage. Jesus’ life on earth was full of courageous acts, truth and inspiration, miracles and messages. We carry all of it with us, in us, and always, as followers of Christ. The Holy Spirit translates, applies, reminds and inspires God’s Truth--Jesus--the Living Word.

To be Biblically encouraged is to be connected to Christ, and to allow Him to affect our everyday life. The Bible tells us to take captive every thought, I believe to remember God and be encouraged. Our joy doesn’t falter and fade through hard circumstances.

As Christians, we can be real about seasons of suffering that stretch us beyond what we think we can survive. We need to be encouraged, inspired, reminded, where our hope comes from. The stories of Scripture are weaved into our stories by the loving hand of our Creator. We are encouraged when we read His Truth, pray His Truth, and Trust Him for Who He says He is and Whose we are. Resting between his shoulders. What a promise and an encouragement to know how close our great God is!

Inspirational Message

Today's inspirational messages come from

A Time to Think
Be with someone who brings out the best in you, not the stress in you. –Anonymous

A Time to Act
Grasp every opportunity to offer encouragement to others.

A Time to Pray
Mistakes are never the end of the line with You, God. Thank You for Your forgiveness, the ultimate eraser.

Blessings to all...


Daily Devotional - 6/30/20

Good morning, today's devotional comes from Our Daily Bread. To read the devotional, please click here

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