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Devotional for Friday, June 5, 2020

You Have A Part To Play

Today’s devotional poem, “You Have a Part to Play” by M.S. Lowndes, is a follow-up of Wednesday’s devotion about our talents. This poem encourages us to do our parts in the Body of Christ, no matter how unimportant we feel it might be (1 Corinthians 12:12-27).

Devotional for Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Identifying and Using Our Talents

The topic of today’s devotional is talent: the meaning of talent, identifying our talents, using and developing our talents, and using our talents to help our church.

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Devotional for Monday, June 1, 2020


Today’s devotional poem is titled, “Pentecost” by Edward Potts.  This concludes Friday‘s devotional (see below) about The Day of Pentecost.

Meet Our New Pastor, Mi Sook Ahn!

Fellow Mt. Vernon Members,

It is with a great deal of pleasure that I announce the appointment of Mi Sook Ahn as our new Pastor. Mi Sook comes to us from Fairmount U.M.C. in Richmond. This full-time assignment is official as of July 1st and will include occupancy of the parsonage. Mi Sook prefers to be addressed as Mi Sook although you may use either Pastor Mi Sook or Pastor Ahn if you feel more comfortable with either address.

We received feedback from many members that helped us to define our request for a new pastor. In particular, we asked for a full-time, experienced pastor who will work well with an older congregation. Mi Sook certainly fits that description, especially with respect to her work as a Hospice Chaplain prior to serving as Pastor to two subsequent churches. Thanks be to the Holy Spirit for guiding the Cabinet to provide a new shepherd for us.

Thanks be to God,
Al Glindemann, S/PPRC Chair

In Memory of Pastor Chuck McHose

Pastor Charles “Chuck” McHose

His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:21)

Pastor Chuck McHose was a man for whom being a servant of God was a calling and not a job. He was a man who gave light when there was darkness, and gave hope when there was despair, to many people of all walks of life. His door was always open and welcomed anyone who came through it. Our church grieves the loss of Pastor Chuck and acknowledges the tremendous impact of his loss upon his wife Pam and their family, our own church family, and the wider community. However, we take solace that he journeyed from this earth to the arms of our Heavenly Father. Thank you, Pastor Chuck, for all you have done in the name of our Lord and Savior.

John 14: 1-4 says: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God. Believe in me also. There are many rooms in my Father’s house. If this were not true, would I have told you that I am going there? Would I have told you that I would prepare a place for you there? If I go and do that, I will come back. And I will take you to be with me. Then you will also be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”

Pastor Chuck had a special heart for helping and giving to those in need and now, more than ever, community food banks need assistance. To honor him for his humanitarian efforts, you may make a donation in his memory to Feeding America. For more information about Feeding America, please visit https://www.feedingamerica.org/. To donate online, the “Honor/Memorial Donation form” is available at https://secure.feedingamerica.org/site/Donation2?df_id=25997&25997.donation=form1. There you may select a card and choose how to notify the recipient.

Feeding America may also be contacted by mail or phone at Feeding America, P.O. Box 96749, Washington, D.C. 20090-6749, or 1-800-910-5524.

Where All the People are Ministers of Christ

Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church has been in ministry to Jesus Christ and the greater Williamsburg community for over 132 years. We’re known as the small church with a very big heart! We offer a traditional style of worship, using the United Methodist Hymnal with organ and piano music. Our four-part choir under the direction of Mrs. Carol Kendall delivers both traditional and praise anthems.

Our vision is to seek to live and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to nurture persons of all ages and circumstances for faithful discipleship, and to transform faith into service to others.

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From current & former members

I just wanted to thank all of your for the wonderful gifts that you sent me, as I recover from surgery. The prayer shawl is lovely—it touched my heart so! The Brunswick stew, and that terrific chicken soup have just been wonderful. I came as a stranger to your church in December, and you embraced me as a friend. You personify what it means to be “in Christ.” Again all my thanks—I will see you soon.


Why do I love Mt. Vernon? I love Mt. Vernon because Mt. Vernon embodied all that the church can be to the world! The church is where we have a sense of belonging, being connected to one another, in our common goal of knowing Christ and of living a life pleasing to Him.

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