Pastor’s Note

Pastor’s Note

Each week Lead Pastor Andy Bryan shares what’s on his heart. His messages both inform and inspire. Subscribe and stay ‘in the know’ about all things Manchester UMC!

Forgiveness - This weekend we begin a five-week worship series called “Forgiveness.” In the upcoming weeks we will focus our attention on this central theme of the Christian faith, one that is so prevalent throughout Scripture. Over…
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Making Light of God - The first chapter of the Gospel according to John talks a lot about light. Light is a common theological metaphor throughout Scripture. John opens up his version of the events of Jesus’s life exploring this…
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Missouri Annual Conference - The Missouri Annual Conference met in Branson over the weekend, and Manchester UMC was represented by the five appointed clergy and five lay persons. The conference was a mix of worship, learning, connecting with one…
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Moments of Connection - One of my favorite interactions in the Gospels is Jesus’s interaction with Zacchaeus. This week we will focus on this wonderful story in the third week of our “Make Us One” worship series. The story…
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Fire of the Holy Spirit - This week we will continue our worship series called, “Make Us One.” It is Pentecost, the annual celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit. The liturgical color of the season is red, and as…
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Make Us One - This weekend we are launching a new worship series called “Make Us One.” The theological focus for this series is unity. And specifically, Christian unity. What exactly does it mean to be “one body,” considering…
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Immersive Conversion - This week is the last in our “Encountering Christ” worship series. This series has featured six of the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus, with a particular look at the way he “introduces himself” to people. We’ve…
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Gospel Comparisons - This week’s post-resurrection appearance of Jesus is found in Luke 24:36-49, and it comes immediately after the “Walk to Emmaus” story we focused on last week. In fact, the section begins in Luke 24:36 with…
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