Lent & Easter 2017
“Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” - Exodus 3:5
Ash Wednesday, March 1 . . . Easter, April 16
Ash Wednesday Services • March 1
6:30 am • Chapel
12 noon • Worship & Arts Center
6:30 pm • Sanctuary
Meditation at all services • Dr. Clayton Oliphint
All services will include imposition of ashes and special music.
Child Care • 4 years and younger • 12 noon and 6:30 pm
Lunch available following the noon service for $10 • No reservations required
Available at the Welcome Desk in Coleman Family Hall on Sundays, Feb 19 & 26, and Wed, March 1 • $5 each • online payment accepted
40 Words for 40 Days - Pauses for Lent by Trevor Hudson offers a beautifully minimalist book in which he focuses on one word for each day of Lent. You are invited to pause, focus on the word, read a scripture and a brief meditation related to the word, and then offer a prayer. Pausing in this way will help you carve out time for God and refresh your spirit even in the midst of a busy life.
Thur, Apr 6 & Fri Apr 7 • Come & Go, 7 am - 7 pm • Sanctuary
A spiritual encounter of prayerful meditation, journaling and reading designed to open your heart in anticipation of the resurrected Christ in your life. Six meditation settings will be created in the sanctuary featuring Jesus' last six statements on the cross, as well as the resurrection, to offer insight on you faith journey. Participate at one or more tables. It is a self-directed time of prayer.
Sat, Apr 8, 10 am - 12 noon
Come join us for a morning of fun! Along with thousands of candy filled eggs, we will have a face painter, bounce houses, a balloon artist, and so much more!
Egg Hunt Schedule
10:30 - 10:45 am • 0 - 2 years old
10:50 - 11:05 am • 3 - 4 years old
11:10 - 11:25 am • 4 - 5 years old
11:30 - 11:45 am • 6 years old and up
Palm Sunday • April 9
". . .the crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, 'Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!' " - John 12: 12–13 NIV
Let us worship together as we begin this holiest week of our faith.
Traditional Worship • 8:45, 9:45, 11 am
Access Modern Worship • 11 am
Maundy Thursday Service • The Open Table
April 13 • 7 pm • Sanctuary
An evening of drama and music as we witness men and women of all ages coming together and sharing the experience of the Last Supper. We welcome Heather Sorenson, Dallas songwriter, singer and pianist as a musical guest for this worship experience.
Child Care • 4 years and younger
Good Friday Service
April 14 • 7 pm • Sanctuary
On this sacred day we will come together to experience the beauty of Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo’s "Sunrise Mass" for double-chorus and strings. Complementing the music will be readings, scripture, and art.
Child Care • 4 years and younger
Easter Eve • Service of Baptism & Membership
Saturday, April 15, 5 pm, Chapel
Easter Sunday • April 16 • Celebration of Hope
Christ the Lord is risen today, ALLELUIA!
7:30 am • Chapel • Rev. April Bristow, preaching
8:30, 9:45** & 11:00 am • Sanctuary • Dr. Clayton Oliphint, preaching
9:45, 11 am** access Modern • Worship & Arts • Rev. Rich Rindfuss & Rev. Julie Klossner, preaching
**Live Streamed at fumcrlive.com
Child Care • 3 years and younger beginning at 8:30 am
Communion • during 7:30 am service
Parking available at the YMCA on Custer Road • shuttle service to church campus
Children's and youth Sunday school • not meeting
Stop Hunger Now provides nutritious meals to people in hunger crises situations around the world. On Sunday, April 23, FUMCR will bag 17,241 bags (providing 103,448 meals) of a soy/rice/vitamin mixture. Each packet feeds 6 people. The cost of these meals is $30,000. The meal bags are sent to feed school children, refugees in camps, and victims of drought and famine.