Upcoming Worship Series
Worship Sunday mornings at 8:30 and 11
blended services which have traditional and contemporary elements
“Return to Me with All Your Heart” (continues through April 21)April 7 Isaiah 43:16-21 and Philippians 3:4b-14
April 14 (Palm Sunday) “Preparing” Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11 and Luke 19:28-40
April 21 (Easter Day) “Believing” Acts 10:34-43, Ps. 118:1-2, 14-24,1 Corinthians 15:19-26 and John 20:1-18
“Living” (April 28 - May 12)Christians often observe a time known as “The Great 50 Days of Easter”. It begins on Easter
morning, with the proclamation of the resurrection of Jesus. For the following weeks
that make up the remainder of the 50 days, Christians are invited to visit or revisit the
foundations of the Christian faith, examining Christianity’s basic doctrines. At FUMC this
year, we’ll break this into two series, the first of which has three parts and will be titled,
“Living” and the second, with four parts, will be titled, “Loving”. We will also launch the small group study, “Christian Believer”, as this is also a study of our basic doctrines, an effort to connect both heart and head in faith. The scriptures we’ll examine will be from the Gospel of John. These are the accounts of Thomas’s incredible encounter with the risen Jesus and the utter surprise the disciples had one morning when the risen Lord suddenly appeared to them at breakfast. In the final week of the “Living” series, we’ll explore the nature of Jesus himself. “Christology” is the word used by scholars to describe delving into Jesus’ nature. While Jesus avoids the trap of answering the question posed to him by the Pharisees, “who he is”, is made clear by “what he does”. Isn’t that true for all of us as followers of Jesus as well?
How do believing, following, and listening intersect to form a way of following Jesus in our daily lives? How do they help us confidently share the good news of resurrection? Let’s explore these questions together during the “Living” worship series.
April 28 “Believe in Me” John 20:19-31
May 5 “Follow Me” John 21:1-19
May 12 “Listen to Me” John 10:22-30