Enote from Pastor Ron 3/11/19


Dear Friends,

During this Lenten Season I have asked you to become more intentional about prayer, alms-giving, and fasting. Each week I will give you something to think about in each of these areas of our Spiritual growth. This week I want to focus on prayer.

There are many ways one can pray. An ancient form of prayer/meditation is called Lectio Divina. It works like this:

Pick a passage of Scripture. It can be one of the reading for Lent, a favorite passage, or something random.

Read it, out loud, three times.

The first time through take time to reflect on the words or phrases that jump out at you as you read.

The second time through ask, “What does this passage have to do with me?” 

The third time through ask, “How am I to respond to this passage?”

That’s it.

The Calendar this Week:

Men’s Prayer Breakfast. Saturday, March 16 at 8 a.m. at Pastor Ron’s home.

Autism Support Group, Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Olive Street Center.

Shared Prayers:

For Healing: For Caroline Stinson. For Pastor Ron. For Carol. For Ron Sandbom and wife Pat.

Celebrating the wildflowers!

For the 15 students who successfully completed their Citizenship classes!

For the love of our congregation. For the healing of our global church.

Prayers for Sam, and all who struggle with college.

For George Lara, who fell and broke his collarbone. For healing.

For those in need: The poor and the hungry. Victims of violence, and human trafficking. Migrants seeking asylum.

For First Responders, for Teachers, for Public Servants. 

See you Sunday!

Grace and Peace, Ron


Rev. Dr. Ron Griffen
Lead Pastor
First United Methodist Church, El Centro
312 S. 8th St. 

760.554.5520 (cell)

Blog: drgriffen.wordpress.com
Facebook: First United Methodist church El Centro

"Ring the bell that still can ring. Forget the perfect offering. There's a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." --Leonard Cohen

"You are the light of the world. You are the salt of the earth." --Jesus of Nazareth