Special celebrations this Sunday:
Baptizing the newborn child of Ed and Lindsey Sawyer
Youth Rock Band
Solo from Andy Bean
Scripture Lesson: John 19:25-27
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
Message: “You’re One of Us Now”
In one episode of “Crashing”, a middle-aged man visits a house party thrown by six “twenty-something” roommates living in an abandoned hospital. He has felt out-of-place at the party and is the only one not wearing face-paint. In the end a roommate pulls him aside, removes paint from her own face, and brushes it across his. “You’re one of us now,” she whispers. “Yes, I suppose I am,” he agrees, smiling.
Baptism and confirmation convey this outward symbol of an inward assurance. One of us. Roommate in this cosmic house. Part of the tribe. We celebrated a new member of the tribe on Easter Sunday when Frances pranced down the aisle, hair dripping with water. We will do it again in baptism this Sunday and then again at the confirmation of eight students on May 12th and 19th. One with us! We received this mission from Jesus not merely when he told disciples “Go and make disciples, teaching and baptizing,” but also when he invited two people from two different tribes, his mother Mary and his disciple John, to become one family. Christ lives!
I look forward to welcoming you to the party this Sunday! –Pastor Doug
Prelude: “The Seasons (April)” By Peter Tchaikovsky
Meditation: “Fughette in F” J. C. Bach
Anthem: “He Rose” African Am. spiritual
Postlude: “Fugue in D Minor” Krieger
Youth Rock Anthem: “The Old Rugged Cross (I Am Free)”
Religious Education This Week
From the Desk of Sheryl:
The coming weeks are very busy days for everyone. But First, I hope your students had a wonderful Easter.
I wish to thank our volunteers last Sunday.
Beth, thank you for preparing the eggs!
Emily, thank you for setting up the egg hunt!
Julie, thank you for helping to coordinate the chaos!
And finally to the youth…..thank you for hiding all the eggs!
It was a great day to remember!
This Sunday: Sheryl is on vacation
- Youth will be having a Service Sunday gardening at the Auburndale Library
- Sunday School Children will be having a music lesson with Pei
- Youth will remain in worship to hear Andy share his Senior Sermon
- Sunday School will be learning about the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin
May 10th: Our Final Intergenerational Friday POT-LUCK with Games and Prizes
All are welcome to our Friday Games and Pot Luck. Bring your favorite dish and join in games with prizes. Time 6:00pm to 8:30 pm. Anyone can come with or without food.
- Youth will remain in worship to hear Reid share his Senior Sermon
- Sunday school with enjoy a Mother’s Day craft
May 19th Sheryl is on Vacation
- Youth will remain in worship to hear Nicholas and Natasha share their Senior Sermons
- Sunday School will be doing a craft
Both Youth and Sunday School will be doing crafts
Sunday school will also be practicing for Children’s Sunday Worship
ALL students will remain in Worship for Pastor Doug’s Farewell service.
Children’s Sunday. All children present will participate. Children will lead us in worship.
9 O’clock Singers
Sunday mornings from 9:00am to 9:45am. Child care is provided from 8:45am through the end of worship service. It will be a “drop-in” choir; anyone is welcome to join us on any Sunday. Please join us! – Allen LeVines, Director of Music
Next Choral Rehearsal
Thursday, May 2nd from 7:30 – 9:00pm Allen will be offering a choral preview-workshop for May’s 9 o’Clock Singers anthems and music.