Herndon UMC

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January 30 | This I Promise You — Our Shared Commitments (Week 1): Prayer

Jan 25, 2022 | Worship

You are invited into this worship experience for the week of Sunday,
January 30.

Commitments are made in a lot of different spaces these days. We have work commitments, family commitments, social commitments, and so much more. All of these commitments can feel overwhelming and overdone at times. So what would it look like to see the commitments we make in Christian community not as another “to do”, but as a space for freedom and sharing? In this five week stewardship series, we’ll look at the commitments we make when joining our church as a foundation for conversation about the ways commitment can be shared, and how our mutual living can lead to mutual growth and love by the power of the Holy Spirit.

As we begin this series on stewardship, we’ll be using this space to introduce how this is a different kind of approach to our shared life in community. And then we’ll pivot into a conversation about commitment to prayer. Prayer is kind of a hard thing, especially when it involves other people. Sometimes this is because we have this image of prayer that is poetic and flowery language that is lofty and inaccessible. Prayer is meant to be shared, not just by clergy, but by everyone. Prayer is also challenged by it’s conflation with “thoughts”. More than just a passing thought (though possibly present in that moment!), prayer is an opportunity for intentional sharing, reflection, and action. We’ll look into prayer as a shared task and encourage opportunities to be in intentional prayer for one another.

Prayer is not just a fleeting thought, but an intentional sharing in the depth of life together.

No matter where you worship from, you are encouraged to add your voice to prayers and songs and stand as you are able.  There is a Bulletin to help you experience worship.  It includes links and information to help you be connected at Herndon UMC along with the order of worship.

This week we are having a single worship service Sunday @ 10am in Herndon UMC’s Fellowship Hall. This service is livestreamed on YouTube and herndonumc.org.

Nursery care is available for infants and young children during the Sunday worship services.  If you have questions about the Nursery, contact mallory@herndonumc.org. KIDSClub for preschool through 6th grade will take place Sunday afternoon at 1pm via Zoom. Email mallory@herndonumc.org for more information and the Zoom link. As always, we want to stay connected and are a community of prayer.  Glory sightings and prayer concerns may be shared by text, in the chat, through this online form, or at any time by email to prayerchain@herndonumc.org. If you are new or looking to get more connected or learn more about Herndon UMC, please email welcome@herndonumc.org or complete this online form.  You are welcome here and we would love to grow in a Spirit-filled relationship with you. 

10 am Sunday | Worship in Doe Fellowship Hall & Livestream on YouTube

In acknowledgement of the high transmission rate of COVID 19, this week we celebrate worship in Doe Fellowship Hall. It will have elements of both traditional and modern worship with music and a great message from Rev. Jonathan Page.

Everyone is asked to maintain social distancing.  Masks are required inside the building regardless of vaccination status.

A bulletin for this service is in the Herndon UMC App. Get the app (iOS and Android).  The bulletin may also be downloaded above, when available.

Prayers may be texted to 571-306-0540 or emailed to prayerchain@herndonumc.org.

UMCOR Health Kits

Donate Funds to Help Create 100 Kits

Herndon UMC continues to serve and share God’s love in community.  This winter, we continue food delivery for Afghan refugees and offer dinners for the Hypothermia Shelter.  There is also an opportunity to serve and support local families through Upward Basketball. Your donations make all that possible.  Donations may be given online via Pushpay.com/g/herndonumc, through PayPal.me/herndonumc, through the Herndon UMC app, or maybe mailed to Herndon UMC at 701 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170.  If you would like pre-addressed envelopes, please contact julie@herndonumc.org.

KIDS CLUB is via Zoom at 1pm Sunday.

The mission of Herndon UMC is to serve and share God’s Love in community.


The vision of Herndon UMC is to live the teachings of Jesus so that everyone may know God’s Love and grow in Spirit-filled relationships.

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