Potsdam United Methodist Church
Where we let Jesus shine! Where we invite, love and nurture ALL!
Sunday Worship
11:00am Service
Pastor Hattie Taylor Office Hours:
Tues. 3-5pm
Thurs. 10am-2pm
Information info@potsdamumc.org
Main Office Hours:
Mon. & Wed.




Prayer for the week

Almighty God, your blessed Son was led by the spirit to be tempted by Satan. Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations, and, as you know the weakness of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord. Amen

Read And Reflect On Each Day's Scripture:
  • Sunday: John 12: 1-8
  • Monday: Isaiah 43: 16-43
  • Tuesday: Philippians 3: 4-14
  • Wednesday: Psalm 126
  • Thursday: Proverbs 3: 3-8
  • Friday: Matthew 6: 25-34
  • Saturday: Hebrews 12: 1-2
  • Palm Sunday: Mark 11: 1-11

Complete your devotions with the Lord's Prayer or the 23rd Psalm.


Prayer for the week

O Lord our God, teach us temperance and self control, that we may live in the spirit and be mindful of all that Jesus endured and sacrificed for our sake, and how He was made perfect through sufferings. Help us to keep the fast that thou has chosen, that we may loose the bonds of wickedness, undo the heavy burdens, and let the oppressed go free; through the grace of Christ Jesus our crucified and risen Savior. Amen.

Read And Reflect On Each Day's Scripture:
  • Sunday: John 12: 20-33
  • Monday: Jeremiah 31: 31-34
  • Tuesday: Hebrews 5: 7-10
  • Wednesday: Psalm 51: 16-17
  • Thursday: 1 Peter 2:21-25
  • Friday: Romans 8: 6-11
  • Saturday: Ezekiel 3: 1-14

Complete your devotions with the Lord's Prayer or the 23rd Psalm.


Prayer for the week

Merciful father, in compassion for your sinful children, you sent your son Jesus Christ to be the Savior of the world. Grant us grace to feel and to lament our share of the evil that made it necessary for Him to suffer and to die for our salvation. Help us by self-denial, prayer, and meditation to prepare our hearts for deeper penitence and a better life. And give us a true longing to be free from sin, through the deliverance won by Jesus Christ our redeemer. Amen.

Read And Reflect On Each Day's Scripture:
  • Sunday: John 3: 14-21
  • Monday: 2 Chronicles 36: 14-23
  • Tuesday: Ephesians 2: 4-10
  • Wednesday: Psalm 137: 1-6
  • Thursday: John 12: 44-50
  • Friday: Romans 5: 12-19
  • Saturday: Jeremiah 30: 1-10

Complete your devotions with the Lord's Prayer or the 23rd Psalm.


Prayer for the week

Everlasting God, because of your tender mercy toward all people, you sent your son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon himself our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all should follow the example of His great humility. Mercifully grant that we may follow the example of His patience and also be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Read And Reflect On Each Day's Scripture:
  • Sunday: John 2: 13-22
  • Monday: Exodus 20: 1-17
  • Tuesday: 1 Corinthians 1: 22-25
  • Wednesday: Psalm 19: 7-14
  • Thursday: Luke 19: 1-10
  • Friday: Romans 5: 1-11
  • Saturday: Mark 19: 1-9

Complete your devotions with the Lord's Prayer or the 23rd Psalm.


Prayer for the week

O God, Your glory is always to have mercy. Be gracious to all who have gone astray from Your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of Your word, Jesus Christ your son, who with You and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Read And Reflect On Each Day's Scripture:
  • Sunday: Mark 8: 31-38
  • Monday: Philippians 2: 5-11
  • Tuesday: 2 Kings 2 :1-12a
  • Wednesday: 2corinthians 4: 3-6
  • Thursday: Psalm 50: 14,15,23
  • Friday: Romans 4:16-25
  • Saturday: Matthew 17: 1-9

Complete your devotions with the Lord's Prayer or the 23rd Psalm.

Join us for our Ash Wednesday Service, February 22nd at 4:30pm


As the Lenten season approaches, we have time to consider what we might do during this special season of the church year that leads us to Easter.

In the early days of the church, it was a time of preparation for converts to the faith. Later in history it became a time for fasting and self-examination.

In more recent times people of faith have done things such as giving up a favorite food or taken on a service to others such as: telephone visits with those who are alone. Others take the opportunity to do a study, or to spend time in prayer.

For anyone who would like to follow the discipline of spending more time with the Lord during Lent, a daily guide will be available as an enclosure in the bulletin, and in the Weekly Church News, during the season of Lent. It consists of (1) a prayer for the week, (2) verses to read from your bible, (3) a time of reflection, and (4) a closing psalm.

It is helpful to choose a quiet place and to take a moment to turn your focus toward God before beginning. If you wish you can keep a Lenten journal of your reflections.


Oh god, maker of everything and judge of all You have made, from the dust of the earth You have formed us and from the dust of death You would raise us up. By the redemptive power of the cross, create in us clean hearts and put within us a new spirit, that we may repent our sins and lead lives worthy of Your calling; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Season of Lent

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. It is a preparation for celebrating Easter.

The First Sunday describes Jesus' temptation by Satan and the Sixth Sunday, Passion/Palm Sunday, tells of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

The Great Three Days- sometimes called the Triduum or Pasch- from sunset on Holy Thursday through sunset on Easter Day are the climax of Lent and of the whole Christian year.

During the season of Lent some Christians choose to honor the season by giving up some food or activity or by practicing a daily devotion. Lenten Devotions will appear each week in the Church News.

Worship Services

Sunday morning Worship Services are at 11am. If you still prefer to worship online, please visit our live online service page or email info for more information on how to worship with us via Zoom. Or join us live on our Facebook page.

A new way to contribute

We now have a non-profit PayPal account which will allow you to support our mission and ministry with the click of a button. To donate using paypal, please click the donate button to the left.

Worship Services will now be livestreamed on Facebook

Beginning Sunday January 16th, in addition to joining our worship service via Zoom, you will also be able to watch the service live on Facebook