Feb 23 2015

Pastor Jeff Symonds

Time flies when you are having fun –and even when you aren’t! It’s hard to believe that we have already begun the Lenten season (the six weeks leading up to Easter). I hope you are enjoying our all- church Lenten study, A Disciple’s Heart. Our doctors all want us to have at least an annual check-up on our physical health. Lent is a good time for a ‘Spiritual check-up’ each year. The purpose of a spiritual check-up is not to discover where we need a scolding, but where we need refreshing. God is more interested in forgiving and restoring than He is in inducing guilt and shame. I don’t know where we human beings got off track on that. God wants to use this time to refresh our faith; to renew our spiritual life and get us ready to receive the resurrection good news: because Jesus has defeated sin and death, we can, too! “Because He lives, I can face tomorrow; because He lives, all fear is gone; because I know He holds the future and life is worth the living just because He lives,” is the way the Gaithers put it in their song. 

As you find your faith in the love of the risen Christ refreshed, may you grow more confident in knowing that God is with you through whatever you are going through right now. May you feel the comfort of His presence and the sheer joy of Christian hope! May God’s Holy Spirit give you the daily gift of His peace that passes the world’s understanding.

In Jesus’ Service,

Pastor Jeff Symonds

Aztec United Methodist Church

Worship Schedule


8:30am   Contemporary Service
9:45am   Sunday School
11:00am Traditional Service

Child Care Available

Child care is available between 8:00am and Noon so that you are more easily able to attend either service and Sunday school.

Community Assistance

Community assistance is available between 8:30am and 1:00pm from Monday through Thursday.

Upcoming Sermons

March 1 “El Shaddai” Genesis 17:1-16

March 8 “The Sign of the Cross” 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

March 15 “Mercy and Graced to Life” Ephesians 2:1-10

March 22 “How to Select Your Ethics Setting” Jeremiah 31:31-34

March 29 (Palm Sunday) “Face Like Flint” Isaiah 50:4-9

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  • Today’s Reflection LENT SERVES AS OUR ANNUAL INVITATION to come closer to God. It provides a time to look at our lives and ourselves, not so that we may criticize ourselves more harshly but so we can identify the obstructions that keep us from God. What keeps us from feeling the presence of the divine […]

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