The United Methodist Church
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Open Hearts - Open Minds - Open Doors
16 The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers. 17 They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him. 18 And they began to call out to him, “Hail, king of the Jews!” 19 Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him. 20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.
The Crucifixion of Jesus
21 A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. 22 They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”). 23 Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. 24 And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.25 It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. 26 The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews.27 They crucified two rebels with him, one on his right and one on his left.  [a] 29 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, 30 come down from the cross and save yourself!”
Palm Sunday, March 29
will include a medley of songs from our previous cantatas. Telling the story from Hosanna to crucifixion, the Adult Choir and Rev. Andy will weave music and sermon together to bring Christ's story to life. Invite a friend or neighbor to join you in church as we prepare for these holy days.
Come and celebrate His Holy Name!
Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 29
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
on the East Property
Food, Games Crafts and FUN!
Something for ALL Ages
Easter Week Services
Good Friday: April 3
7:30 pm: Tenebrae Service
Easter Sunday: April 5
6:30 am: Sunrise Service
in the Meditation Garden - continental breakfast after
9:00 am & 10:30 am:
Easter Celebration Services
in the Sanctuary
Messy Church is returning — at a different day!
We heard your voice. After soliciting feedback and individual conversations, it became clear that the first Friday model met the needs of some but not all and occasionally ran right into community commitments and conflicts.
Messy Church will continue in the same format —will begin at 5:30 with dinner, proceed to family friendly themed activities, crafts, and games, and conclude with worship and dessert by 7:30 pm.
Join us for these next Messy Church opportunities:
April 17th : Creation and Stewardship (Earth day)
May 15th: Children Bible Heroes: The Boy Who Shared his Lunch
June: 12th: Children Bible Heroes: Samuel
July 10th: Children Bible Heroes: Esther