St. Mark's United Methodist Church

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귀천(歸天) Back to Heaven 천상병 지음 By Cheon, Sang Byeong 나 하늘로 돌아가리라. 새벽빛 와 닿으면 스러지는 이슬 더불어 손에 손을 잡고, 나 하늘로 돌아가리라. 노을빛 함께 단 둘이서 기슭에서 놀다가 구름 손짓하면은, 나 하늘로 돌아가리라. 아름다운 이 세상 소풍 끝내는 날, 가서, 아름다웠더라고 말하리라..... I'll go back to heaven again. Hand in hand with the dew that melts at a touch of the dawning day, I'll go back to heaven again. With the dusk, together, just we two, at a sign from a cloud after playing on the slopes, I'll go back to heaven again. At the end of my outing to this beautiful world, I'll go back and say: It was beautiful...... ……… 어제 시 ‘귀천’을 읽으면서 내 마음에 일어나는 따뜻한 물결; 뜨거운 눈물이 눈가를 젺셨다. While I was reading the poem “Back to Heaven” yesterday, In my heart, warm waves rolled; Hot tear dewed on my eyes. 평생을 가난과 고난을 살았지만 언제나 인생을 행복하게 노래하고 시를 썻다: 아이들이 뛰놀고 웃고 재잘거리는 소풍처럼 Though Cheon’ whole life was in poverty and suffering, He always sang and wrote his life as happy: Children play, laugh, and chatter in outings. 이 거친 세상에서 우리는 어떻게 소풍처럼 살수 있을까? 우리는 어떻게 날마다 소풍을 떠날 수 있을까? 어떻게 우리는 인생의 고생을 노래하고 즐길 수 있을까? How can we live as if taking an outing in the wild world? How can we leave for an outing every day? How can we sing and enjoy the hardships of life? “수고하며 무거운 짐을 진 사람은 모두 내게로 오너라. 내가 너희를 쉬게 하겠다. 나는 마음이 온유하고 겸손하니, 내 멍에를 메고 나한테 배워라. 그리하면 너희는 마음에 쉼을 얻을 것이다. 내 멍에는 편하고, 내 짐은 가볍다.” (마태복음 11:28-30, 새번역) “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30, NIV) 다시 하늘로 돌아갈 사람들, 하늘로부터 왔던 이들 새로운 피조물, 이 땅에서 다시 태어난 사람들, 그들의 길이 소풍 길인 것을… Those who will go back to heaven again, Persons who came from heaven, New Creations, people born again on the earth, their way is the ‘outing’ way… 우리는 여전히 삶의 염려와 무거운 짐을 져야 하고 우리는 여전히 고통스런 가슴 안고 신음해야 합니다. 그렇지만 우리는 여전히 미래를 향해 가고 있습니다. 우리는 여전히 하늘을 향해 걸어가고 있습니다. 그래서 이 세상의 고통스런 삶은 과거로 사라지고 우리의 미래, 하늘이 우리의 새 삶이 됩니다. We are still weary and burdened in life. We are still groaning in the anguish of our heart. But we are still going toward the future. We are still going to heaven. Therefore, our painful life in the world has gone; Our future, our heaven becomes our new life. 이 거친 세상으로 떠나왔던 우리의 소풍이 끝나는 날 나도 하늘로 되돌아가 말하겠습니다: 소풍, 아주 좋았다고… At the end of my outing to this wild world I'll go back to heaven and say as well: It was beautiful...... 심용섭 씀 by Yong Sub Sim pastor of St. Mark's UMC. *시 “귀천”의 영어번역은 서강대학교 교수 Brother Anthony의 것을 사용하였습니다. *The poem “Back to Heaven” was translated from the Korean poem “귀천”(歸天)by Brother Anthony in Korea. **이 글은 St. Mark's UMC 뉴스 레터 9월 첫주에 실은 것입니다. **I wrote this for the News Letter of St. Mark's United Methodist Church, for first week September. Photo: St. Mark's Hot Dog and Ice Cream Party, August 22, 2017
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Religious Organization - Methodist Church Sunday Worship Services at 11:00 a.m.

Mission: Worship in the Shadow of the Cross.

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Worship: February 14, 2021

Transfiguration Sunday
Sermon: "Revelation and History"
Scripture: Mark 9:2-9

On a high mountain, Peter, James and John saw Jesus in dazzling glory. But Jesus and his disciples didn’t remain on the mountain. They came down. There is meaning in this story for our lives today. We invite you to hear the good news this Sunday at 11:00 am.

Sunday's scripture: Mark 9:2-9
Sunday's sermon: "Revelation and History"

Worship: Sunday, February 7, 2021

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon: "Various Diseases and Many Demons"
Scripture: Mark 1:29-39

Diseases and demons. What is the church supposed to do about these issues? Are these issues today’s church has any capability for handling? If you have ever wrestled with questions like these, we invite you to hear this Sunday’s sermon. Worship begins at 11:00 am.

Sunday's Scripture: Mark 1:29-39
Sunday's Sermon: "Various Diseases and Many Demons"

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Don't You Understand My Word? - St. Mark's United Methodist Church

This poem is about the Word. It is also about anger and what fills our minds, hearts and souls. We hope you will consider the questions it asks.

stmumc.com Why do you want to kill me? Did my teaching make you angry? Did my words torment your hearts? Why do you hate me and my friends? I have spoken the things which I have seen with my Father; you have done the things which you heard from your father. Are not all of us […]

Worship: January 31, 2021

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Sermon: "Be Quiet and Come Out"
Scripture: Mark 1:21-28

The people were amazed at Jesus’s teaching because he taught with authority, spiritual authority. What does spiritual authority mean for our life today? If you are curious to learn more, we invite you to this Sunday’s worship service. We start at 11:00 am.

Sunday's Scripture: Mark 1:21-28
Sunday's Sermon: “Be Quiet and Come Out”

Worship: January 24, 2021

Third Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon: "The Time Has Come"
Scripture: Mark 1:14-20

Jesus calls out: “The time has come. The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” We invite you to come, hear, and worship us this Sunday at 11:00 am.

Sunday's Scripture: Mark 1:14-20
Sunday's Sermon: "The Time Has Come"

Worship: January 17, 2021

Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Sermon: "We Have Seen Jesus of Nazareth"
Scripture: John 1:43-51

How do we get to know Jesus? How can we join in his work? Sometimes we overlook such seemingly simple questions, but the answers are well worth considering. We hope you will join us this Sunday at 11:00 am as we consider how we can know Jesus.

Sunday's scripture: John 1:43-51
Sunday's sermon: "We Have Seen Jesus of Nazareth"

Worship: January 10, 2021

Baptism of the Lord Sunday
Sermon: "I Love You"
Scripture: Mark 1:4-11

We hear it a lot, God loves you. But what does it mean? How does God’s love change our lives? If you haven’t ever really thought about what it means to receive God’s love, we invite you to worship with us this Sunday at 11:00 am.

Sunday's scripture: Mark 1:4-11
Sunday's sermon: "I Love You"

Worship: January 3, 2021

Epiphany Sunday
Sermon: "Betweeen Two Kings"
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-3 and Matthew 2:1-12

Who is Jesus? What is his mission? Who is the church? What is our mission? We begin this new year with important questions. We invite you to come explore the answers with us as we worship this Sunday at 11:00 am.

Sunday's scripture: Isaiah 61:1-3 and Matthew 2:1-12
Sunday's sermon: "Between Two Kings"

Worship: December 27, 2020

First Sunday after Christmas
Sermon: "When Jesus Becomes Strong"
Scripture: Isaiah 61:11 and Luke 2:22-40

When we celebrate Christmas we tend to think of Jesus as a newborn baby. How do we move beyond that? How do we let Jesus become Lord? We invite to you worship, learn and grow with us this Sunday at 11:00 am.

Sunday's scripture: Isaiah 61:11 and Luke 2:22-40
Sermon: "When Jesus Becomes Strong"

"Through the Word was life, and the life was light for all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness does not extinguish the light." We rejoice in the coming of Jesus, the Word and the Light, on this Christmas Day. Merry Christmas!

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Mary's Wedding - St. Mark's United Methodist Church

What might Mary's faith have been like? On Sunday, Pastor Sim had Katerina Scott share a poem she had written about Mary. If you missed it on Sunday, we invite you to pause and enjoy it now.

stmumc.com A little girl dreams of a marvelous wedding, of food, family and rejoicing with friends. But the Lord disrupted my wedding planning, and in doing this shattered my childhood dream. A wedding, a marriage, and then a child— that’s the order in which life’s to be. But I am with child without the ...

Worship: December 20, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Advent
Sermon: "According to Your Word"
Scripture: Luke 1:26-38

What plans might Mary have given up when she agreed to give birth to Jesus? If you have never thought about this, we invite you to read Sunday’s scripture and consider this. Then, we hope you will worship with us on Sunday as together we consider Mary’s response to the angel Gabriel.

Scripture: Luke 1:26-38
Sermon: “According to Your Word”

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When the Light Shines - St. Mark's United Methodist Church

Creatures that live in caves get used to the dark. Are we accustomed to darkness or do we desire the light?

stmumc.com “The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” (1) If they stay in the dark cave too long, might they lose their sight? Might they lose their cognitive faculty? Might they not want to do anything? Don’t you comprehend Christmas, that the light comes and shines in t...

Worship: December 13, 2020

Third Sunday of Advent
Sermon: "What May We Hope?"
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22, John 1:6-13

Are you hoping that 2021 is better than 2020? Are your children hoping that Santa will bring them lots of toys? Not everything we hope for can be truly hoped for. What may we truly hope for? We invite you to consider this question with us in worship this Sunday.

Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22, and John 1:6-13
Sermon: “What May We Hope?”

Worship: December 6, 2020

Second Sunday of Advent
Sermon: "Prepare the Way"
Scripture: Isaiah 40:3-5, 1 Peter 3:8-9, Mark 1:1-8

Are you giving and receiving justice? Is your life one of integrity? What does a life of integrity look like? This week’s sermon gives us two examples for us to follow. If you want to live a better life, we invite you to worship with us this Sunday.

Sunday's scripture: Isaiah 40:3-5, 1 Peter 3:8-9, and Mark 1:1-8
Sunday's sermon: "Prepare the Way"

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New Beatitudes - St. Mark's United Methodist Church

Sometimes a different wording helps us better understand a familiar Bible passage. We hope you will enjoy our pastor's fresh look at the Beatitudes.

stmumc.com O thou who is happy for a poor spirit, you shall live in the kingdom of heaven. O thou who is lovely for your mourning heart, you shall be comforted by God’s broken heart. O thou who is beautiful for your gentle heart, you shall be safe on this earth that has become a wilderness. […]

Worship: November 29, 2020

First Sunday of Advent
Sermon: "Walk, Work and Follow"
Scripture: Isaiah 64:5-9, 1 Corinthians 1:8-9 and Mark 13:24-37

As we rush into the holiday season, it seems everyone is hurrying to have this year over with. But will all our problems vanish with the new year? If not, what are we to do? We invite you to pause for a moment, worship with us this Sunday, and hear about a better way to live.

Sunday's scripture: Isaiah 64:5-9, 1 Corinthians 1:8-9, and Mark 13:24-37
Sunday's sermon: "“Walk, Work and Follow”

Sermon: November 22, 2020

Sermon: "Purpose of Prayer"
Scripture for the sermon: Matthew 6:16-18, 25-34

Why should we pray? If you have never considered that question, we invite you to think on it. And then we hope you will worship with us on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. to hear the answer.

Sunday's scripture: Matthew 6:16-18, 25-34
Sunday's sermon: "Purpose of Prayer"

[11/16/20]   Sometimes the unexpected complicates our plans. Sometimes glitches happen. Both happened this week, so we are unable to post a video of this Sunday’s worship. But don’t let this stop you from worshipping. Sing a hymn, pray, and read the scripture, listening for Jesus’s heart in it.

Here are the hymns we sung: All Hail King Jesus; Praise Him, Praise, Him; Lord God, Almighty; and Bless His Holy Name.

The scripture was Matthew 6:9-15. The sermon focused on the last portion, verses 11-15.

Lift your eyes to the Lord, to Him whose throne is in heaven.

Throughout human history, people have prayed, asking God to meet their needs. Yet we also recognize that it is improper to treat God like a vending machine where we get what we want if we push the right buttons. This Sunday we will hear Jesus’s teaching on how we are to pray for our needs. We invite you to worship and learn with us.

Scripture: Matthew 6:9-15
Sermon: “Pray In This Way (II)”

Worship: November 8, 2020

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: "Pray In This Way (I)"
Scripture: Matthew 6:9-15

Prayer is one way that we respond to God. What should we say as we come before the Holy One? This week we will hear the first part of Jesus’s answer to that question. Come, worship and learn. This Sunday at 11:00 am.

Scripture: Matthew 6:9-15
Sermon: “Pray In This Way (I)”

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