Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.



Jeannie Jensen Senior Pastor

Erynn Dahlke, Pastoral Intern

Kurt Cooper ESU Campus Minister


First United Methodist Church
823 Merchant, Emporia, Kansas 66801
Phone: (620) 342-6186


Sunday Morning

8:15 a.m. and 10:35 a.m.

Sunday School 9:15 a.m.  (all ages)

Nursery provided for birth to age 3


The 10:35 service is broadcast live on KVOE (1400) AM radio and live streamed. Click HERE for live streaming. If you would like to be on our email list for our e-newsletter, The Connection, then please let the office know your email address, or click HERE to sign-up yourself. Our location is Handicap Accessible.



Print your own  Website Worship Guide, Feb 18

Worship Series for Lent – Ready for a Change

Lent can be a time of taking inventory of our lives.  We focus on repentance during this season, which means literally to “turn around,” to find a new direction.  This concept of change and change-making actions of Jesus will guide our spiritual journey this season.  We will acknowledge the changes in our personal lives, changes in the church of Jesus Christ, changes in our world.  We will wrestle with our fear of change, the inevitability of change, the difficulty in changing, and the life-giving new lease on life and call to service that change can bring.  Are you ready for a change?

Feb 18 – Matthew 14:22-36 – Courage
     It takes courage to change.  How do we take the first uncertain steps into the unknown?

Feb 25 – Mark 2:23 – 3:6 – Ruts
     Lent reminds us that sometimes we need to revisit and change un-examined assumptions in our lives.  What beliefs might we need to revisit?

March 4 – Luke 14:15-24 – Choices
     Jesus highlights the need for discernment among many choices of where we put our attention.  What changes are needed in our spiritual life to bring us into closer communion with God?

March 11 – John 12:20-26 – Everything Changes
     Jesus asks us to let go of life “just as it is” in order to have the things that are eternal.  What needs to change in our life in order to have what is real, constant, and eternal?

March 18 – John 12:1-11 – Offerings
     An encounter with grace changes us on the inside.  How do we offer ourselves in generous ways as a change-agent for the world?

March 25 – Mark 11:1-11 –  Into God’s Future
     Jesus changes our perception of this world into one that is filled with the future hope and promise of God.  How are we working toward changing the world to make this hope and promise a reality?